Classic Turkey

Classic Turkey

$2600 per person

There are also optional excursions including a cruise on the Bosphorus. Next stop is Ankara, Turkey’s modern capital, to see its museums before heading into the heart of the country – Cappadocia. This is a land of wind-carved, sandstone caves where early Christians hid from…

There are also optional excursions including a cruise on the Bosphorus. Next stop is Ankara, Turkey’s modern capital, to see its museums before heading into the heart of the country – Cappadocia. This is a land of wind-carved, sandstone caves where early Christians hid from the Seljuk Turks and left behind a rich legacy of frescos. Then it’s on Pamukkale, driving through stunning countryside to reach this extraordinary limestone mountain with its cascading hot springs where the Romans build an early spa. Arriving next on the Aegean coast in the resort town of Kusadasi, you will marvel at the fabulous Roman ruins at Ephesus before travelling up the coast stopping at other ruin sites at Pergamum and Troy. After crossing the Dardanelles at Canakkale to see the infamous WWI battlefields of Gallipoli, arrive back in Istanbul to end this amazing journey.

Accommodations:

Renaissance Bosphorus

Location: Barbaros Bulvari No: 145 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey

Offering stunning views of the Bosphorus, the magnificent towering Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Besiktas, midway between the areas of Taksim and Levent. The hotel is in walking distance to key Istanbul shopping malls, business centers and Bosphorus’ main boat harbor. Taksim square is only few minutes away by subway and very easy access to Old City; Saint Sophia Museum, Sultanahmet Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar, also to the Asian side by the Bosphorus Bridge.

Features:
- Non-Smoking Rooms Smoking rooms
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Suites
- Air Conditioning
- Microwave
- Minibar
- Wheelchair Access
- Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
- Room Service
- Restaurant
- Bar/Lounge
- Spa
- Pool/Hot Tub
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Meeting Rooms
- Dry Cleaning
- Laundry Service
- Concierge
- Banquet Room
- Multilingual Staff
- Self-Serve Laundry
- Free Parking
- Airport Transportation
- Business Centre with Internet Access

AC Marriott Macka

Location: Visnezade Mahallesi, Suleyman Seba Caddesi No 75, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey

The hotel offers a unique combination of quality with 98 modern guest rooms. The restaurant offers a casually elegant setting, featuring an exclusive selection of the finest Turkish and international cuisine and the inviting lounge bar with a modern and informal atmosphere.

Features:
- Bar/Lounge
- Spa Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room - Restaurant
- Non-Smoking Rooms Smoking rooms available Reduced mobility rooms Suites
-Air Conditioning Minibar
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Room Service
- Dry Cleaning
- Business Centre with Internet Access
- Laundry Service
- Concierge
- Multilingual Staff
- Babysitting
- Meeting Rooms

Holiday Inn Ankara

Location: Tunus Caddesi No 7 Kavaklidere, Ankara 06680, Turkey

Holiday Inn Ankara - Kavaklidere, Is the first hotel of Holiday Inn brand in Ankara under the name of InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), which is considered as the world's largest chain hotel group with its more than 4 thousand 700 rooms and 687 thousand beds as per 2014. Holiday Inn Ankara - Kavaklidere, which is located in the city center within' walking distance to Ministries, Parliament, Embassies and shopping district will be gladly hosting its distinguished guests with its ideally designed and furnished rooms in September 2012.

Features:
- Wheelchair Access
- Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
- Bar/Lounge
- Restaurant
- Hot Tub
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Business Centre with Internet Access
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Airport Transportation
- Dry Cleaning
- Meeting Rooms
- Concierge

Crowne Plaza Ankara

Located next to Anka Mall, this 5-star hotel features spacious rooms with interactive TV. It has free health club services which include access to a gym, sauna and steam room.
All rooms at Crowne Plaza Ankara have contemporary furniture and bedding such as parquet floors and anti-allergic pillows. Room amenities include satellite TV and complimentary tea/coffee.
Guests can enjoy a variety of massages at Hotel Crowne Plaza’s health club. Other relaxation services include yoga and Pilates.
Eftelya Restaurant, the rooftop restaurant, serves seafood and Mediterranean specialties. It features panoramic views of Ankara. Themed dinners and barbecue events are organized in the Garden Restaurant.
Crowne Plaza is only 260 ft from Akköprü Metro Station. Ataturk Mausoleum and Roman Baths are 3 miles away. Esenboga International Airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

Hotel Altinoz

Location: Ragıp Üner Cad. No:23 50200 Nevşehir - Türkiye

Located in the city center of Nevsehir located at Cappadocia region that has been preserving itself for centuries, impressing visitors to it with its spectacular scenery and magnificent history, the Altinoz Hotel, with its quality of being the first 4-star hotel, and experience, has been welcoming guests for years who want to see Cappadocia, as well as who come on business or who happen to pass by Nevsehir.

Features:
- TV/Satellite Broadcast
- Direct-dial
- Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
- Mini Bar
- Central Heating/Split AC
- Electronic Safe Deposit Box
- Restaurants
- Meeting rooms
- Health Club
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Arcade
- Disco

Cappadocia Lodge

Location: Aşağı Mahalle, Gedik Sokak No. 57, Uchisar 50240 Nevşehir, Turkey

Cappadocia Lodge was a complex of abandoned historical houses by the ancient rock castle of Uchisar. In 2003, restorations started in the complex to create a cave hotel complying with the natural and historical texture of the region. Cave rooms are designed to reflect a traditional Cappadocia ambiance.

Features:
- Bed & Breakfast
- Airport Transfers
- Laundry

Marina Hotel

Location: Kusadasi - City Center

Marina Hotel Kusadasi in the heart of city with its unique sunset, opposite to the marina, located within walking distance to the city center and within easily reach of Ephesus Convention Center, Marina Hotel & Suites offers high standards of service with amazing quality of food to our guests.

Features:
- 24 hour doctor on demand
- Indoor swimming pool
- children's pool
- garden
- children's playground
- Bar/Biliards
- Laundry
- Room Service
- Sauna
- Vitamine Bar
- A la carte Restaurant
- Internet cafe
- Wheelchair Access

Charisma De Luxe Hotel

Location: Akyar Mevki, No:7, Kuşadası Merkez/Aydın, Turkey

Towering over the Aegean Sea's outstanding view, the Hotel is just 15 minutes by walk from Kuşadası's shopping and entertainment district. To the International İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport it is approximately 70 km away. Ephesus is 20 km away, Didyma, Miletus & Priene are 45 km away. The rooms are equipped with a balcony with sea views, air conditioning, LCD TV screen, internet access, minibar, electronic safety deposit box, hair dryer, telephone, and Jacuzzi bathtub.

Facilities:
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Outdoor pool
- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Children’s pool
- Heated indoor pool
- Turkish bath
- Sauna
- Beauty Center
- Massage Rooms
- Fitness Room
- Diving school
- Water sports center
- Wi-Fi
- Billiards
- Shopping Center
- Table Tennis

Grand Anzac

Location: Canakkale, Turkey

SUPERIOR COMFORT AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AT THE HEART OF CANAKKALE. Anzac Hotel is a 3 stars popular hotel offering superior comfort and friendly atmosphere at the heart of Canakkale Turkey while you are enjoying the great experience of Gallipoli & Troy.
Anzac Hotel is a high quality budget hotel, located adjacent to the famous Historical Clock Tower in the center of Canakkale. Anzac Hotel is fully renovated on March, 2012.

Features:
- Historical site view ,
- Free Wireless internet acess, Telephone / Fax
- Travel Library
- Safe-Box at the reception
- Troy & Gallipoli Cafe
- Air conditioning, Central Heating , 24 Hour hot water
- 24 Hour Front Desk
- 24 Hour room service
- Laundry service
- Private car parking
- Daily Housekeeping

Kolin Hotel

Location: Boğazkent Mh., 17110 Çanakkale, Turkey

This hotel features 274 rooms and is ideally located to the Canakkale Centrum, Gallipoli Martyrs Memorial, Troya, Kipa shopping centre and the airport. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, carded locking system, safe, fire detector, minibar, bathtub, bathroom phone, hair dryer, internet connection and direct phone lines.

Facilities:
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Indoor swimming pool
- Gym
- Sauna
- Turkish/Finnish Bath
- Jacuzzi
- Luggage room
- Currency Exchange
- Wi-Fi in rooms and hotel lobby
- Free parking
- Restaurants
- Bars
- Conference/meeting rooms
- Wedding services

Thermal Colossae

Location: Fatih Mh.112 Sk. No:4 Pamukkale Mevkii, Karahayıt, 20290 DENİZLİ /TURKEY

This hotel is next to the ancient thermal city Hierapolis ruins and travertine of Pamukkale. It is located 2km away from the Pamukkale ancient city and 1km to Karahayit Red Water. Other attractions nearby are the Denizli down town, the railway station, bus station and the airport. This hotel contains 327 rooms. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, plasma TV, safe, Wi-Fi, telephone, bathroom (bathtub/shower) balcony, hair dryer, tea set, and 24 hour room service.

Facilities:
- Restaurants
- Meeting rooms
- Bar
- Swimming pools
- Recreation facilities
- Game Center
- Fitness Center
- Store
- Beauty/Wellness center
- Turkish bath
- Safety deposit box

  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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Day 1 Arrive Istanbul
You are met at the airport and transferred you to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Welcome briefing will be held. Overnight at your selected hotel (2 nights)
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Day 2 Istanbul
Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453 and 1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. Included Meals: B
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Day 3 Istanbul – Ankara
The morning is at leisure to explore on your own or take an optional tour of St. Sophia and a Bosphorus cruise. Later this afternoon we depart for Ankara arriving in tonight where dinner will be served at the hotel after check-in. Overnight at your selected hotel. Included Meals: BD
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Day 4 Ankara – Cappadocia
This morning we will see the wonderful Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations followed by a visit to Ataturk's Mausoleum. Then drive into the heart of Anatolia to Cappadocia, stopping to see a 13th century caravan inn. Overnight at your selected hotel (2 nights) Included Meals: BD
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Day 5 Cappadocia
Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Included Meals: BD
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Day 6 Cappadocia - Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale. En route visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher, Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. Included Meals: BD
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Day 7 Pamukkale – Kusadasi
Today we start with an early morning visit to the unique the white calcium cascades of Pamukkale where we will also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we drive to west to the Aegean resort town of Kusadasi. Overnight at your selected hotel (2 nights) Included Meals: BD
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Day 8 Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince. Included Meals: BD
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Day 9 Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale
Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for overnight. Overnight at your selected hotel. Included Meals: BLD
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Day 10 Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul
In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul at your selected hotel. Included Meals: BD
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Day 11 Depart Istanbul
After breakfast there will be a transfer to airport for your onward flight. Included Meals: B
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