MIDDLE EAST & MEDITERRANEAN
Ancient Wonders of Turkey - 5 Nights

Tour Cities : Istanbul - Canakkale - Izmir
           
Ref - TV111

From R 25 619.30 pps
Flights inclusive

Total : R 25 619.30


Valid. 26-Mar to 31-Oct-2019
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Istanbul

Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453-1852 (excl. 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.  Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world's greatest architectural wonders.  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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Canakkale

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many batlles during WWI.  Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4

Troy - Pergamum - Izmir

Visit 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.  Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village.  Then continue to Pregamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight.

Optional: Dinner at local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5

Ephesus & St. Mary's House - Izmir

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2000 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.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6

Izmir - Port

Morning transfer to Kusadasi pier to take ferry or cruise.

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusion

  • Return flights and taxes ex Johannesburg.
  • 5 Nights accommodation in Deluxe and Superior First Class Hotels.
  • Daily breakfast. Lunch and dinners as per itinerary.
  • Seat in Coach.
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary in a luxury motor coach with English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to all sites and excursions.

Exclusions

  • Anything of a personal nature and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Optional tour prices on request.

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From R 25 619.30 pps
Flights inclusive

Total : R

25 619.30


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