9 Day Group Tours Turkey Visit to Western Turkey
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- 9 days
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- 08.30 am
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- 12.00 pm
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Last updated: 07/04/2008
9 Day Group Tours Turkey Visit to Western Turkey. Takes you from the moonscapes and cave civilizations of central Anatolia down to the Mederteranean Coast to the Aegean.
Welcome to Cappadocia!!! Today is your arrival day. Airport transfers are available from Airport or Bus Station during the hours of 8am till 20:00pm. Transfers will be made to your Hotel
Goreme Valley, where we'll examine the process of the rock formations of Cappadocia. Later we drive a bit further and visit the cave dwellings in conical rock formations around Uçhisar. Tea and coffee break in a cave house before we go to Goreme Open-Air Museum, where the best preserved frescoed rock cut churches and monasteries are located. After we have buffet lunch, we visit the Family Fairy Chimneys of Urgup. Wine taste in a local winery and visiting the wishing hill in Urgup.
A short walk in Devrent Valley where the rock formations look like different figures. The Monk's Valley will be our next stop where we see monk's cells in multi-capped Fairy Chimneys. Avanos, the pottery town of Cappadocia is visited, and after a short walk in Rose valley Cavetown, will take you to a remote place for sunset.
We'll pick you up in your hotel and depart at 09:00 o'clock to drive to Ihlara Valley. There, we'll walk nearly 4 km and visit the frescoed churches before it gets hot.
Lunch is in Ihlara Valley, at bank of Melendiz River, which is flowing in the valley. After lunch, we'll visit Selime Cathedral and return back to Derinkuyu Underground City. On the way, we'll visit the Nar Crater Lake. Whilst all other tour groups are at Ihlara Valley, we will be in an underground city where temperature is 12-13 C afternoon!!!.
After we visit the biggest underground city of Cappadocis, we'll drive to the Pigeons Valley to see pigeon houses, which were made to collect guano in.
Cappadocia : Konya : Antalya
Today is along driving day but is broken up with a lunch break in Konya. This morning we drive to Konya and see the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Islamic Sufi sect (Sufism is less an Islamic sect than a mystical way of approaching the Islamic faith. It has been defined as "mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God." Whirling Dervishes).
Antalya City Tour Aspendos & Perge
After breakfast departure for Perge.
PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon, Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. Especially in the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprising that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. The people of Perge loved and respected their Artemis to such an extent that Christianity had to wait for another 400 years to enter here. In the Byzantine period, Perge was the seat of the bishop. Even though Arabs raided Perge in the 7th century AD, when Seljuk Turks settled the area, records show the existence of an older race living here.
After the tour, departure for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.
ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. The Toros Daglari ( Taurus Mountains ) forms a beautiful back drop to the fertile coast, rich with fields of cotton and vegetables. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won they didn't stay for long). During the reign of he Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. After Aspendos return to hotel for dinner. Overnight in Antalya.
Antalya - Pamukkale
After breakfast depart for Pamukkale. We shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, walking around this natural phenomenon gives you the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs that flow down the calcium terraces. Over Night in Pamukkale.
Pamukkale to Kusadasi
You don't have to wake up early, enjoy the thermal poll in Hotel and sunshine and and explore the city, shop in the local markets. After lunch we depart for Kusadasi. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy party and explore Kusadasi. Over Night in Kusadasi
Ephesus & Kusadasi
At 0830 we depart for Ephesus (20 min drive) - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will become aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Overnight in Kusadasi
8 Kusadasi : End of Tour
Today your tour is over. Please make your own arrangements for departure remembering that your hotel will need you to check out before midday. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
- Inclusions -
- TOUR INCLUDING: 3, 4 star and Butique Hotels in each area 3 Night accommodation in Cappadocia with Breakfast and Dinner 2 Night accommodation in Antalya with Breakfast and Dinner 1 Night accommodation in Pamukkale with Breakfast and Dinner 2 Night accommodation in Kusadasi with Breakfast and Dinner Guided Tour to Cappadocia Guided Tour to Konya Guided Tour to Pamukkale Guided Tour to Kusadasi Guided Tour to Ephesus Private Air-conditioned busses Private Professional English speaking tour guide All entrance fees mentioned in the Itinerary Private Return airport transfers
- Exclusions -
- Tour Excludes : International Flights Personal expenses: Lunches, Extras at hotel or meals Tipping: Tips for guide and drivers Insurance: All types
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- TOUR FAQ:
WHY A 28 DAY TOUR ?
This one of the best ways to visit Turkey. Turkey is such a large country and there are so many fantastic things to see that the 28 Day Tour allows you to do this comfortably without having to rush. On this tour you get to visit the many different regions in Turkey This tour allows you to join as an when you would like with 4 main departure times.
HOW CAN I JOIN THIS TOUR ?
To join this tour is very easy. Just go to the booking form at the bottom of the page and select your date of arrival at the top of the screen and then fill in all the additional information.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I HAVE FILLED IN THE BOOKING FORM ?
Once we have recieved your booking we will process the payment and send you a copy of your invoice which you need to retain as proof of payment. We will also send you a voucher for the tour which will include your customer number and details of the tour. You will also recieve a confirmation email from TravelShop Turkey.
DO I HAVE TO DO THE FULL TOUR ?
No you dont !! For example you can join us in Trabzon and finish in Kusadasi as long as you are there on the dates that we arrive.. Also if you want to join us for only a few days this is possible. We would need to know exactly where you would like to join and leave us so that we can cost the tour accordingly.
HOTEL - All accommodation will be 3 and 4 star hotels and also Boutique hotels throughout the tour.
GUIDE - You will be assisted by a fluent English speaking professional tour guide who is deeply knowledgeable of Turkey.
ENTRANCE FEES - Entrance fees make up to approx 30% of the tour cost. All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary are included in the tour price and will be paid for by TravelShop Turkey.
TIPPING IN TURKEY - Tipping is not included in your tour cost. There is no set amount for tipping if you receive good service then it is up to you how much you would like to tip.
TRANSPORTATION - Air-conditioned coach transportation throughout your tour, with a TV. All drivers are professionally licensed. All coaches on our tours stop around every 2 hours so that you are able to stretch your legs, use washroom facilities and buy snacks for the journey. Our buses have a maximum of 40 people so that the bus will not be over crowded.
FOOD - A wide selection of tasty traditional Turkish food for you to experience while in our country. All breakfasts and dinners are included except in Istanbul, Lunches are not included but you will be able to find a wide variety of good tasty food availble.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT TRAVELLERS - We have many customers who travel alone. If you don't mind sharing with another traveler then we can arrange a twin share, we will not charge you for single supplement. However if there is no one to pair you up with we will have to charge a single supplement fee.
SHOPPING - You will have plenty of time throughout your tour to visit the local shops. Istanbul isn't always the best place to shop! It is the best place to bargain however. If there is something in particular you are looking for, please ask your tour guide and they will advise you on the best place to go. Carpet, leather and jewellery shopping is best done in Kusadasi/Ephesus and Cappadocia where you will visit the factories, also learn a lot more about the product from the factory guides. During the tour you visit many local villages and please ask your tour guide for cheap local shopping places.
EARLY ARRIVALS - If you are arriving in Turkey a few days prior to tour start date, we are more than happy to arrange transfers and accommodation for you. This will not be included in the itinerary cost. Additional costs will be advised once further information is given by the customer. Please see below for extra accommodation costs.
Istanbul 4 Star Hotel
Double -Twin -Triple P.P
Istanbul 3 Star Hotel
Double -Twin -Triple P.P
VISAS - Depending on your nationality or passport, you will be able to purchase a visa when you arrive at the airport in Turkey. Please however confirm this with your national embassy, as some nationalities require this to be done in advance
MONEY- We use New Turkish Lira. Although in a lot of places they will accept US, EURO or GBP money. We recommend that exchanging to lira will save you money and confusion. There are many change offices throughout Turkey, along with ATM machines for you to withdraw also. Most shops will accept your credit cards.
OUR STAFF -Our tour staff are very friendly, from Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and the UK who have traveled extensively through Turkey and the rest of the world. They are on hand at all times to make your trip easy going.
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