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14 Day Turkish Treasures

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Turkey

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Turkey
Depart for Turkey

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 7:30 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Istanbul no later than 4 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Morning City Tour of Istanbul
Embark on a half day morning tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents. Begin with a visit to St. Sophia, the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque and now serves as a museum. Afterwards, explore the Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas. Proceed to the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern, built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. It is the largest surviving Byzantine cistern in Istanbul, that was used to store water for the Great Palace. Conclude the tour at the Grand Bazaar, where you can shop for carpets, jewelry, leather and more. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, exploring this city that blurs the line between East and West. In the afternoon, join the optional cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. View humble fishing villages, wooden Ottoman villas, and contrasting suspension bridges set against the dramatic outline of the Strait
Optional: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Travel to Ankara, Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk
This morning depart for Ankara, the capital and the second largest city of Turkey. Upon arrival, visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. Leading up to the Mausoleum, view the vast brick courtyard and monumental avenue lined with Neo-Hittite stone statues and cenotaphs beneath its colonnades. The most noted cenotaphs within the complex are those of General Ismet Inonu, a close comrade of Ataturk's and that of Ataturk himself, beneath which lies his tomb. Continue to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum - built in two Ottoman buildings located near Ankara Castle. The Museum's unique exhibits feature Anatolian archaeological artifacts dating back to the Paleolithic Age
Overnight: Ankara
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday – Travel to Cappadocia
Today, depart in the early morning for Cappadocia. The drive will take you through the Turkish countryside to the world-renowned region of Cappadocia, a breathtaking landscape with striking rock formations and ancient underground cities. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, begin the exploration of the area that includes several photo stops at Guvercinlik, Uchisar, Pasabag, and the Devrent Valley. Afterward, visit a carpet atelier and watch a demonstration of traditional Turkish carpet weaving. After checking in to your hotel in the Cappadocia area, spend time at leisure. Tonight, be sure to attend the optional performance of the world-famous Whirling Dervishes
Optional: Whirling Dervishes Performance (PM)
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Cappadocia City Tour
This morning, enjoy a city tour of Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the early Christian churches and the Kaymakli Underground City. Later, explore the village of Avanos, famous for its beautiful old houses and onyx. Visit a local pottery shop before returning to the hotel
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Cappadocia Caravanserai Sightseeing, Antalya
Today, depart in the early morning and travel to Antalya. En route, visit the 13th-century Caravanserai of Sultanhan, a large abandoned city and shelter in Cappadocia, built on the Silk Road, whose main portal gate is considered a fine example of Turkish Seljuk art. During the Seljuk period, trade flourished, requiring roads for caravan transport and inns for the traveling traders. The Caravanserai provided these traders, both foreign and native, with heated rooms, food, medical attention, equipment repair and many other common conveniences. There was even a small mosque, known as "Kosk Mescid," in the courtyard's center where the travelers could conduct religious practices. Continue the drive towards Antalya, passing through lush forests, orchards and olive groves. Arrive in Antalya for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Antalya
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Full Day in Antalya
Spend a full day at leisure in Antalya. Founded by King Attalos of Pergamum as "Heaven on Earth," Antalya is an international resort city that has become a prime destination in Turkey. Long popular among yachters, the city also offers the liveliest nightlife on the southern coast, fantastic beaches, and world-class shopping, in addition to historic ruins in the surrounding region. A fascinating optional tour is offered to the Pamphylian city of Perge and to the ancient city of Aspendos. On the return trip, visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum with its artifacts dating back over 2500 years
Optional: Perge, Aspendos & Antalya Archaeological Museum
Overnight: Antalya
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Necropolis & Hierapolis at Pamukkale
Today, depart in the early morning from Antalya and drive to Izmir where you will arrive in the evening. Along the way stop at Pamukkale. Visit the Necropolis and the ancient city of Hierapolis "Holy City", situated atop the Pamukkale hot springs, which together constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pamukkale hot springs have served as an ancient spa center since the 2nd century B.C., primarily for the ailing and elderly, many of whom have retired here
Overnight: Izmir
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Full Day in Izmir
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Izmir. With over 3500 years of history, the port city known historically as Smyrna offers a variety of impressive archaeological sites, not to mention easy access to ancient Ephesus. Perhaps, relax in the city and sip Türk kahvesi, authentic Turkish coffee, at a café set along the scenic Pasaport Quay. Don't miss the optional tour to Ephesus, considered one of the greatest ancient cities of the world. Here, you'll visit the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, the library of Celsus, temple of Hadrian, the theater and the Odeon. After lunch at a local restaurant return to Izmir
Optional: Full Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary with Lunch
Overnight: Izmir
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday – Visit Pergamum, Travel to Canakkale
Begin the day with a drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period. Visit the Acropolis, an impressive structure that houses the Temple of Trajan, the Heroon Shrine, the Sanctuary of Athena and the Altar of Zeus. You’ll also view the Theater and the Library of Pergamum, one of the most magnificent libraries of the ancient world. Later, arrive in Canakkale for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Canakkale
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday – Troy, Return to Istanbul
This morning, proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4000-year-old city and legendary center of the Trojan War, made immortal by Homer's epic poem The Iliad. Afterwards, cross by ferry the Dardanelles, a narrow strait connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara and continue to Istanbul. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel with your newfound friends and Tour Manager
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Monday – Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque
Today, visit Topkapi Palace, the opulent residence of Ottoman Sultans, steeped in history, that’s now a fascinating museum housing the richness of 700 years. Tour the spectacular Harem section, which constituted the private living space of the Sultan’s family. Continue to the Hippodrome, the place chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Lastly, explore the magnificent Blue Mosque with its six minarets. The stunning interior decor, shimmering with over 21,000 blue Iznik tiles, is highlighted by the beautiful floral designs displaying traditional lily, carnation, tulip and rose motifs. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Tuesday - Depart Turkey
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Istanbul, Istanbul-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights First Class accommodations
  • 4 nights Istanbul
  • 1 night Ankara
  • 2 nights Cappadocia
  • 2 nights Antalya
  • 2 nights Izmir
  • 1 night Canakkale
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 21 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic
  • View Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View the thermal pools at Pamukkale's "cotton castle" of cascading snow-falls
  • Visit Pergamum, a kingdom dating back to the 4th century, home to the Roman center of Asklepion
  • Tour the classical 4000-year-old city of Troy immortalized in Homer's epic poem, The Iliad
  • Visit the Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in Gallipoli
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
    Arrival and departure transfers are only included with arrival into Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST).

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    Accommodations

    Millennium Golden Horn Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in Istanbul's Ayvansaray neighborhood.

    Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Pera
    This deluxe hotel is situated in Istanbul's Pera district.

    Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Pera
    This deluxe hotel is situated in Istanbul's Pera district.

    Swissotel Ankara
    This superior first class hotel is located in a quiet residential area of Turkey's capital.

    Kapadokya Lodge
    This first class hotel is a ten minute drive from the town of Goreme.

    The Marmara Antalya Hotel
    This deluxe class hotel is located on the famous Falez cliffs with magnificent sea views.

    Movenpick Hotel Izmir
    This deluxe hotel is located nearby Cumhuriyet Square.

    Iris Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on a beach in Guzelyali.

    Millennium Golden Horn Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in Istanbul's Ayvansaray neighborhood.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.1
    Accommodations
    4.1
    Itinerary
    4.4
    Professional Staff
    4.1
    Repeat with Operator
    4.2
    Value for Money
    3.8

    Ratings based off 13 reviews - currently showing 8 reviews with comments only

    Turkey is amazing. A few of the hotels were below Gate1 standards

    1. Many tours turned out to be optional, which made it difficult to compare. 2. Too many included dinners - too much food, made it difficult to explore local options and imposed time constraints.

    We are very pleased with all the arrangements made by Caleb of Affordable Tours.

    Love Gate1. This is our 3rd tour with them. They are the best. Great itinerary. Great hotels. Great tour guides. The trips are very educational, not just for our kids, but for us as well. We would definitely travel with them again.

    Loved this tour and our guide was spectacular. Only other comment is that it involved a lot of walking......a lot of walking. There was also little or no downtime (i.e shopping other than touristy stuff.) Flight connections in Frankfurt were difficult.

    Tour was very good. Guide (Ender) was knowledgeable and eloquent. He made the stories interesting and did an excellent job.

    This was a wonderful trip and I would travel with them again.


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