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TURKEY TOUR PACKAGES
  GRT-201    ISTANBUL TOUR PACKAGE 5 DAYS - Everday between 11 Nov 2015- 09 Mar 2016 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  GRT-202    ISTANBUL TOUR PACKAGE 4 DAYS - Everday between 11 Nov 2015- 09 Mar 2016
  GRT-203    ISTANBUL TOUR PACKAGE 6 DAYS - Everday between 11 Nov 2015-11 Mar 2016
  GRT-204    ISTANBUL & CAPPADOCIA TOUR 6 DAYS - Everday between 11 Nov 2015-11 Nov 2016
  GRT-205    ISTANBUL & AEGEAN DREAM TOUR 6 DAYS - Everday between 11 Nov 2015- 09 Mar 2016
  GRT-206    DISCOVER TURKEY TOUR 9 DAYS - Everday between 11 Nov 2015- 11 Nov 2016
  GRT-207    BEST OF TURKEY TOUR 8 DAYS - Every Friday between 11 Nov 2015- 11 Nov 2016
  GRT-401    FIRE OF ANATOLIA - Everday between 11 Nov 2015-11 Nov 2016
  GRT-402    TURKEY TREASURES 10 DAYS          - GUARANTEED DEPARTURE between 11 Nov 2015-11 Nov 2016
  GRT-403    GLORIES OF TURKEY 10 DAYS - *** GUARANTEED DEPARTURE ** between 11 Nov 2015-11 Nov 2016
  GRT-501    TURKISH RIVIERA TOUR - All Year-Round
  GRT-502    JEWISH HERITAGE          -
  GRT-503    WONDERS OF TURKEY    -
  GRT-504    MYSTICAL TURKEY          -
  GRT-505    BLACK SEA & EASTERN TURKEY -
  GRT-506    ANCIENT WEST TURKEY -
  GRT-551    GRAND TURKEY -
  GRT-552    HALF GRAND WITH CRUISE -
  GRT-785    CLASSICAL RELIGION TOUR - 7 Days
  GRT-786    CLASSIC TURKEY LONG STAY TOUR - 10 Days
  GRT-787    EASTERN TURKEY RELIGION TOUR - 12 Days
  GRT-788    WINE TOUR - 11 Days
  GRT-789    CLASSIC TURKEY EXPRESS TOUR - 7 Days
  GRT-790    EASTERN TURKEY TOUR - 9 Days
  GRT-791    VIP TOUR - 10 Days



CLASSIC TURKEY LONG STAY TOUR


10 Days




 DAY 1 : ISTANBUL
Arrival to Istanbul and transfer directly to hotel. All day will be free for leisure. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul

 DAY 2 : ISTANBUL
In the morning, we will have a private boat trip on Bosphorus, through the waterway separating the two continents Asia and Europe for nearly 1 – 1, 5 hours. Afterwards we will visit Dolmabahce palace which is located on Bosphorus Line. After lunch at a local restaurant which is famous with traditional Ottoman Cuisine, we will visit Suleymaniye Mosque. Suleymaniye mosque which is considered to be the most beautiful of the imperial mosques in Istanbul. It includes 6 madrasas, a poor house-tabhane, an imaret-soup kitchens, a caravanserai, mental hospital, baths, a school and shops, as well as the mausoleums of Suleyman I and the Sultana Hurrem. Subsequently we will visit St. Sofia. Here is one of the world’s architectural masterpieces with architectural features rendering it unique in construction. We will also pay a visit to the Grand Bazaar, there with more than 4000 shops as well as being the market of old city. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul

 DAY 3 : IZMIR
Transfer from hotel to airport for flight to Izmir with Turkish Airlines TK 314 or TK 316 . Arrival time 10:00 Today we will have a visit to Efesus. During our walk through the site we will see beautiful ancient tempels, agora’s, marble streets, the Celsus library, anphi-theaters etc. in good shape. Only little imagination is needed to go some centuries back and feel daily life in the Roman or Greek period. In the afternoon the coach will take us to a cute village in the mountains for lunch , which is called Sirince, another high energy spot. We will also visit St. Mary House and St. John Church during the day. Dinner and accommodation in Kusadası

 DAY 4 : PAMUKKALE
Departure from hotel at 09:00 and drive to Pamukkale. Pamukkale is unique and famous with its white travertine terraces. The source rich in minerals has a healing power which is very early been discovered. A city, called Hierapolis has been founded as part of the Pergamon Kingdom. The site is known because of its acropolis; ancient cemetery. We will also see Loadikeia. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale at a thermal hotel

 DAY 5 : ANTALYA
Departure from hotel at 07:00 and drive to Antalya. Because of the archaeological and natural riches of the area, Antalya is also known as the Turkish Riviera. The sun, sea, nature and history combine to form a very popular resort, highlighted by some of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean. The 630km shoreline of the province is liberally scattered with ancient cities, harbours, memorial tombs and beaches, secluded coves and lush forests, many of which are easily accessible from the city. After lunch in a local restaurant at the marina, we will visit archaeology museum. There are mosaics, the Gallery of the Gods, Phrygian ornaments, and a room with Christian art that includes pieces of the skull and jawbone of St Nicholas, the original Santa Claus. Dinner and overnight in Antalya

 DAY 6 : PERGE - ANTALYA
After breakfast, departure from hotel at 09:00. Today we will visit the remnants of the ancient city of Perge. Because of its location on the busy trade crossroads, it was a vital part of the province of Pamphylia, and was founded around the same time as the other cities in the area (7th century BC). Perge is an important city for Christians due to the fact that St. Paul and Barnabas visited the city. Subsequently we will visit the best preserved Roman Theater of Aspendos which is still in use today. Besides occasional international concerts, annual festivals are held here every summer. Lunch at a local restaurant in Antalya , dinner and overnight in Antalya.

 DAY 7 : KONYA
Departure from hotel at 09:00 and drive to Konya the city of the whirling derwishes. A holy city of Konya is the home of RUMI. The city was used to be one of the most important trading centres on the Silk Road. We will have a visit of Sultanhani Caravanserai. The latter one was built as an accommodation place for tradesman and at the same time it had the function of a castle in times of hostility. Afterwards we will visit Mevlana museum, which has been given as a present by the Seljuk sultans to the derwishes.The most famous place here is old convent of the whirling derwishes, which is now converted into a museum. After all the visits we will spend the night at the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Konya. Dinner and overnight in Konya

 DAY 8 : CAPPADOCIA
Departure from hotel at 08:30 and drive to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is a wonderful region formed by volcano eruptions centuries ago. Erosions by wind, rain and snow caused many interesting shapes, which gives the impression that we are in the scene of a science fiction movie. Starting from the third century BC, Cappadoccia also became a religious centre for Christianity. We will visit Goreme open-air museum with its many carved churches. In Goreme open air museum we will see a selection of the churches, which have been carved in the caves and are decorated with frescos. We will also get in touch with some authentic handicrafts. The different panoramic spots in various valleys are especially interesting for photographers. We will also visit one of the underground cities. Afterwards we will discover the region with different valleys, each with breathtaking landscapes such as Guvercinlik, L. Canyon. We will also visit Uchisar which is the tallest point in Cappadoccia and has a wonderful view of the region.Lunch at a local restaurant in Goreme. Dinner and overnight in Cappadoccia.

 DAY 9 : KAYSERI - ISTANBUL
Whole day will be spent in Cappadoccia region which displays a beautiful combination of nature and history. The geographic movements had formed the fairy chimneys and during the historical development process, mankind had settled and inhabited these natural wonders, fairy chimneys and carved houses and churches inside these formations and adorned these settlements with frescos, carrying the traces of the thousands of years of their civilizations. Staring from the 4th Century on, Cappadoccia has also been chosen as a Christian center. Today we will also see Derinkuyu underground city which is approximately 85m deep. It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground settlement (stables, cellars, refectories, churches, wineries etc.).The next stop will be Avanos. The main economic activity in the town is pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay, which is worked by local craftsmen, comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak river. We will also see Zelve, Pasabag wineyards and Deve. After dinner, we fly to Istanbul from Kayseri with Turkish Airlines TK265. We will arrive Istanbul at 21:45. Dinner in Kayseri at a local restaurant and accommodation in Istanbul

 DAY 10 : ISTANBUL
Departure from Hotel at 09:00. Istanbul, once known as an important capital has many unique features. It is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, and the only one to have been a capital during two consecutive empires - Byzantine and Ottoman. The city still remains the commercial, historical and cultural pulse of Turkey, and its beauty lies in its ability to embrace its contradictions. Ancient and modern, religious and secular, Asia and Europe, mystical and earthly all co-exist here. After having breakfast, we will tour the “Old City”. This is the centre from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. First visit of the Hippodrome, centre of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Subsequently visit of the Basilica of St. Sophia and Topkapi Palace with treasury section and harem. Hereafter visit of the Blue Mosque, the latter one is famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets and is built for Sultan Ahmet. After the visits there will be some free time at Taksim Square. This is one of the city’s focal points for shopping, entertainment and urban promenading and is a fine example of the contrasts and compositions of Istanbul with fashion shops, bookshops, cinemas, markets, restaurants. Lunch at a local restaurant. Flight back to home country.


 Sunset in İstanbul
Sunset in İstanbul
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