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Turkey is beautiful !!! It was an extraordinary trip, all very well, the only inconvenience we had was in the hotels we had hired for 3 people and the rooms they gave us was for 2 and a child, we were 3 adults, the guide was very friendly and he mastered the Spanish!
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Beautiful places, excellent guide, hotels, gastronomy, The most charming landscapes, not to miss Pamukale HIeropolis, Ephesus, Troy
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MAGNIFICENT TURKEY

10 Days / 9 Nights
Free Cancellation

Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamon, Troy, Canakkale and much more...

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Guaranteed departures on Saturdays and Sundays all year round from Istanbul.

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What is included in this package

  • 3–night accommodation in Istanbul, according to the desired hotel category.
  • Full day city tour in Istanbul with an official English-speaking guide and lunch
  • Tour through the inland of Turkey with Half Board according to the desired hotel category
  • 1–night accommodation in Ankara with Half Board according to the desired hotel category (4*/5*).
  • 2–night accommodation in Cappadocia with Half Board according to the desired hotel category (4*/5*)
  • 1–night accommodation in Pamukkale with Half Board according to the desired hotel category (4*/5*).
  • 1–night accommodation in Izmir with Half Board according to the desired hotel category (4*/5*).
  • 1–night accommodation in Canakkale with Half Board according to the desired hotel category (4*/5*).
  • Tickets and entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • Official English-speaking guide.
  •  All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  •  24/7 emergency phone line.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Local taxes.

What is not included in this package + Optional Supplements

  • Personal expenses.
  •  International air tickets.
  • Ask for extensions to Greece.
  • Add extra nights in Istanbul by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
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  • Gratuities (optional).
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

Important: Please note that on Sundays the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is closed.

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Package Tour Itinerary: Magnificent Turkey

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ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL

After your arrival at what was once Byzantium (and later Constantinople), an English-speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the airport.  He will inform you about all the details of your itinerary, answer your questions and offer you a brief presentation of the city and its day to day life.

We will transfer you to your hotel in one of our vehicles and your assistant will help you with the check-in. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and start enjoying this stunning city.

Greca Tip: Head to Ortaköy, the area for upmarket chic, where you will also find a strip of stands serving kumpir, Turkey's answer to the jacket potato. Pick your spud and toppings and savour the seaside views while you eat on your feet.

FROM ISTANBUL TO ANKARA
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FROM ISTANBUL TO ANKARA

After a filling breakfast at your hotel, you will have the rest of the morning free. We will then pick you up from your hotel in our deluxe coach and, passing over the Intercontinental bridge you will head to Ankara, the capital of Turkey.  Arrival, dinner and accommodation.

Greca Tip: Wander around the cobblestone streets and check out the shops located within old Ottoman houses for an experience that is far removed from the city’s hectic energy.

FROM ANKARA TO CAPPADOCIA
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FROM ANKARA TO CAPPADOCIA

After a filling breakfast, you will visit the city and some of its most interesting landmarks, such as  the Mausoleum of Ataturk, dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with exhibitions from the Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Hittite and Phrygian Urartu past of central Anatolia.  In the afternoon you will depart for Cappadocia, a marvelous and fascinating region of lunar landscapes, formed over the centuries in the thick and soft layer of lavas sculpted by the two nearby volcanoes.  On your way you will stop at one of the 36 underground cities of Cappadocia, which was built by Christian communities as a protection from Muslim Arabs. Here the stable, storage, and other common rooms are perfectly preserved in the soft volcanic rock. Check-in at your hotel, dinner and accommodation.

Greca Tip: Watch a unique panorama in Göreme and learn more about the cultural heritage of Turkey and the Cappadocia region.

CAPPADOCIA
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CAPPADOCIA

This day will be fully dedicated to the beautiful region of Cappadocia.  After a filling breakfast you will start visiting the Göreme Valley, its open-air museum with the villages of prehistoric cave dwellers and underground cities.  It is here where the ideas of Christianity were unified by St Basil the Great and his brothers. You will visit the churches, chapels and monasteries, with their ancient frescoes painted on the walls.

You will continue the tour having a stop at the at the trogloyta village of Uçhisar and visit Avcilar which has a spectacular landscape,

The next destination is through the Devrent valley, also known as Imaginary Valley, with its pointed and mushroom-like structures, many of which are said to resemble animal shapes. Finally, you will visit the artisan workshops such as carpets and onyx-stones mounted on silver jewelry.

Arrival at the hotel. Dinner and accommodation in Cappadocia

Greca Tip: At sunrise fly over the historic cave dwellings of Goreme Town in a hot-air balloon or watch the balloons from the rooftop garden of your hotel.

FROM CAPPADOCIA TO PAMUKKALE
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FROM CAPPADOCIA TO PAMUKKALE

After a filling breakfast and early in the morning, you will leave for Pamukkale, meaning 'cotton castle' in Turkish. On your way there you will stop at the Old Palace and Medieval Fort of Caravanserai built along the trade route that once lead to Persia and where merchants from the east and west used to rest, stock up on supplies and socialize. Upon your arrival, you will have free time to familiarize yourself with the city and maybe visit Pamukkale's terraces full of travertine from the hot thermal springs of the area. Dinner and accommodation.

Greca Tip: Take advantage of your free time to take a dip in the thermal pools of your hotel.

PAMUKKALE - EPHESUS - IZMIR
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PAMUKKALE - EPHESUS - IZMIR

Breakfast and, at the agreed time, you will continue to the city of Ephesus, the ancient Roman capital of Asia Minor, where Cleopatra, Marc Antony and the apostle Saint Paul once walked through its streets. In Ephesus you will visit the ruins of the Odeon, a small roofed theatre for plays and concerts, the Arch of Hercules, the Library of Celsus, which once held nearly 12,000 scrolls, the Greco-Roman theater as well as the Agora and the Basilica of Saint John, built during the reign of the emperor Justinian in the 6th century. Afterwards, you will visit the house, which purportedly was the last resting place of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

After we will make a stop at a leather production center and after a while we will continue to Izmir , the third largest city in Turkey. Arrival, dinner, and accommodation.

Greca Tip: You can also visit the brilliant Ephesus museum with the finds from the ancient city, including an exquisitely carved Artemis statue and the Gladiator Room.

IZMIR - PERGAMON - TROY - ÇANAKKALE
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IZMIR - PERGAMON - TROY - ÇANAKKALE

After breakfast and at the time indicated by your guide, you will depart for the ancient city of Pergamon - the current Bergama- one of the cultural, commercial, and medical centers of the ancient world in Asia Minor. In Pergamon, you will visit the Acropolis, the steepest theater in the world, Asclepius, and you will have a panoramic view of the Altar of Zeus, mentioned in the Book of Revelations. Another important place that you will visit is the Library, which, according to archaeologists, competed with that of Alexandria, with more than 200,000 written records. The name of the city continues to live as a distortion of Pergamon, "pergamini" or 'parchment', which was the paper that resulted from the treatment of sheepskins and rivaled papyrus for writing purposes. After the visit, you will continue to Troy, a fascinating place that evokes the poetic name of the Iliad Saga of Homer.

After visiting this famous archaeological city of history and literature, we will continue to Çanakale, located on the southern coast of the Dardanelles at their narrowest point. Arrival, dinner and accommodation

Greca Tip: Kilitbahir Castle Postcard is a must when visiting Çanakale.

CANAKKALE - ISTANBUL
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CANAKKALE - ISTANBUL

After a delicious breakfast, we will drive to the Dardanelles Strait, formerly known as the Hellespont, where you will travel by ferry to Gallipoli Peninsula.  You will visit one of the most emotionally evocative places in Turkey, the World War I Battlefields of Gallipoli. In early 1915 French, British and colonial forces fought the Gallipoli campaign to secure a sea route to relieve their eastern ally, Russia. However, after eight months of fighting the Allied soldiers withdrew with heavy casualties, while the campaign also marked one of the greatest Ottoman victories. There are now many cemeteries and war memorials on the historic site, such as Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, the Anzac Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetik Statue dedicated to Little Mehmet who carried a Kiwi soldier to safety, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, the Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.

After about a five-hour drive, you will arrive in Istanbul and will be transferred to your hotel.  Check-in and overnight stay.

Greca Tip: In the Gallipoli Museum, apart from the soldiers' uniforms and ammunition, photographs and personal effects, you will also see the letters that they wrote to their families about their experiences in the battlefield.

FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR
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FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR

After a delicious breakfast and at the indicated time we will pick you up from your hotel, or the nearest pick-up point, to begin a full-day visit to this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, a lunch in a central restaurant, and a visit to the most outstanding monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have left behind: Hagia Sophia, Constantinople Racecourse, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores.

At the end of the visit, the return to the hotel will be on your own.

Greca Tip: Visit Camilca Hill on the Asian side of Istanbul and enjoy a panoramic view of the city, see the Golden Horn and Bosphorus.

SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL!
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SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL!

You will enjoy you breakfast and, at the time indicated, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport to board your international departure flight. From Greca we hope to see you again to create more wonderful moments that will remain forever etched in your memory.

Have a nice trip! Or you may also say: "Iyi yolculuklar!"

Greca Tip: If you think that your stay in Istanbul is too short, you can add additional nights at the time of your booking.

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