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Turkish Escape 2020

Turkish Escape 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Turkey

Tour Itinerary

Turkey is a unique country with a unique identity straddling both Europe and Asia. Your 8-day Turkish Escape starts in Istanbul, a city of great diversity and a combination of tree-lined boulevards, cafés and cosmopolitan restaurants set against a backdrop where little has changed for centuries. During its 3,000 years of turbulent history, it has been home to the Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Ottomans and the Turks themselves- all leaving their marks. Highlights of your sightseeing are inside visits to the 6th century Hagia Sophia, the largest church and for over a thousand years the largest covered space on earth and to the amazing Topkapi Palace which was the seat of the government of one of the greatest Empire of the Medieval age.Pay tribute to the fallen war heroes at the Anzac cemetery and visit three of the most famous ancient sites in the country: Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus. Each very different and distinctive. Troy, the oldest, dating from 3,000BC and made up to 9 separate cities all built over each other; Pergamon an impregnable defensive site with amazing views in all directions which flourished as one of the ancient world’s greatest centers of healing; Ephesus, the greatest city in the Eastern Mediterranean during Roman times which boasts an extraordinary number of superbly preserved monuments.Cross from Europe to Asia on board a scenic ferry journey across the Dardanelles Straight and get ready to taste the superb Turkish cuisine, an interesting blend of Mediterranean specialties and flavors.This is the perfect vacation if you are looking for a genuine and unique blend of diverse cultures, centuries of history and an atmosphere the mysterious East with the familiar West.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY.
After arrival at Atatürk Airport, check into your hotel. At 6:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: ISTANBUL.
Founded by the Greeks as Byzantium more than 2,500 years ago, renamed Constantinople in 330 AD when Constantine the Great elected it the capital of the Roman Empire, and finally called Istanbul after the Ottoman conquest in the 15th century, the city on the Bosporus remains one of the most exciting places in the world. Its strategic location as gateway between Orient and Occident, the Islamic and the Christian worlds, and the Black Sea and the Mediterranean predestined it for a turbulent history. Guided sightseeing starts at TOPKAPI PALACE, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Admire the rich and spectacular kaftans of the sultans that were worn during the Ottoman period. Then, tour the HAGIA SOPHIA, followed by the ROMAN HIPPODROME, and visit Sultan Ahmet’s BLUE MOSQUE. (B)

Day 3: ISTANBUL–GALLIPOLI–TROY AREA.
Visit the colorful GRAND BAZAAR before setting out on your discovery tour of a country with the population of Britain and more than three times its size. Drive along the European shore of the Sea of Marmara and head westward through sunflower and olive groves to the Dardanelles. Visit the WWI battlefields on the Gallipoli peninsula, where Allied troops, mainly Australians and New Zealanders, suffered heavy casualties in a disastrous campaign. Pay tribute to the heroes of those tragic months of 1915 at the ANZAC CEMETERY and the LONE PINE MEMORIAL. Travel by ferry across the Dardanelles to the Troy area for your first overnight in Asia on the Aegean coast.
Today’s Distance: 236 mi / 380 km (B,D)

Day 4: TROY AREA–PERGAMUM–KUSADASI.
Enjoy a guided visit of TROY, the perfect place to brush up on Homer’s Iliad and the hollow wooden horse. Vistas of the Greek isle of Lesbos greet you as you follow the shores of the Bay of Edremit. Continue south to Pergamum, an ancient center of learning and the arts, and visit its MUSEUM. After lunch, visit the ASCLEPION, a shrine to the Greek god of medicine. Drive to Kusadasi for your overnight.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km (B)

Day 5: KUSADASI–EPHESUS–PAMUKKALE.
Today, visit Ephesus, home of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and later, the capital of Roman Asia Minor. Visit the SITE OF ANCIENT RUINS and the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM with its famous statue of Artemis, goddess of fertility and destiny. Then, travel along the Silk Road, and through the lush valley of the meandering Menderes River. Next, Pamukkale. The name means “Cotton Castle” and refers to the spectacular white lime cascades formed by its hot springs.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km (B,D)

Day 6: PAMUKKALE–HIERAPOLIS–BURSA.
This morning, visit the fascinating archaeological site of HIERAPOLIS, the thermal resort founded by a Pergamene king in 190 BC and greatly enlarged and embellished by the Romans. Then, enjoy the ever-changing cultivated landscapes and timeless scenes of rural life on your way to Bursa. Spot farmers working their fields or transporting produce in traditional horse-drawn carts. Bursa lies in the shade of the Uludag–also called Mount Olympus of Mysia—a 7,700-foot-high ski mountain surrounded by lovely orchards. Founded by the Greeks, like most ancient cities in this part of the world, and hotly contested during the Crusades, Bursa had its heyday as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. In the afternoon, visit the GREAT MOSQUE (Ulu Camii). Also on the agenda, of course, are the ancient Covered Bazaar and the Silk Market.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km (B)

Day 7: BURSA–IZNIK–ISTANBUL.
Visit Iznik, site of the first Ecumenical Council. See its ancient city walls before visiting ST. SOPHIA CHURCH and the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Later, return to Istanbul in style. Tonight, [LF] a farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant celebrates the success of your Turkish Escape.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km (B,D)

Day 8: ISTANBUL.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Sightseeing & Activities:

ISTANBUL
Welcome dinner and a [LF] special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, including visits to Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar.

DARDANELLES
Ferry crossing of the Straits

ANZAC
Pay tribute to the fallen war heroes at the cemetery

TROY
Guided visit of the archaeological site

PERGAMUM
Guided visit of the Pergamum Museum and Asclepion

EPHESUS
Guided visit of the archaeological site and museum

PAMUKKALE
Guided visit of the Hierapolis

BURSA
Guided sightseeing including a visit to the Great Mosque; Covered Bazaar & Silk Market

IZNIK
Visit St. Sophia Church and the archeological museumMotorcoach; ferry

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner with wine in Istanbul


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BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

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Accommodations

Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.

The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Extra nights per person in Istanbul:
in single room $188, in twin $116, in triple $87

Istanbul: The Eresin Topkapi Hotel
Located in the historical district of Topkapi, the Eresin hotel is well-connected to Istanbul's major attractions, due to the tram-line that runs close to the property. The 251 elegant guest rooms, have a minibar, and tea / coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. There is also an Aqua Life Club Fitness & Spa, with a heated indoor pool, a jacuzzi and a Hammam. Other amenities include a well-equipped fitness center and a restaurant, offering Turkish and International cuisine with live piano music.
Address:
Millet Caddesi 186, Topkapi Fatih
Istanbul , Turkey
Troy Area: Troia Tusan Hotel
Set in peaceful surroundings and overlooking the Dardanelles this family-run property is close to the archaeological excavations of Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Each of the 64 air-conditioned rooms have minibars and private balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Guests can relax at the hotel's private beach or enjoy a swim in the external pool. Other facilities include a fully equipped gym with modern spa facilities. The on-site restaurant serves local Turkish cuisine as well as international dishes.
Address:
Guzelyali Koyu No 85
Canakkale , Turkey
Kusadasi: Korumar Hotel De Luxe
Set on a cliff top, overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea and Pigeon Island, this Hotel boasts an outstanding location. Kusadasi's city center, with its shops, restaurants and bars is only a 10 minute drive away. The 272 air-conditioned rooms have minibar and music player plus private balconies affording magnificent views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Facilities include a gym, spa and tennis courts, as well as, access to 2 private beaches and 2 swimming pools. At the on-site restaurant taste local fare as well as international classic cuisine.
Address:
Gazi Begendi Mevki 18
Kusadasi-Aydin , Turkey
Pamukkale: SPA Hotel Colossae Thermal
Featuring thermal pools, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa center, this eco-friendly hotel offers comfortable accommodation just 4 km from the ancient city of Hierapolis. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel. All 327 guest rooms are air-conditioned and tastefully decorated and feature balconies. Every room has a mini bar, safe, Wi-Fi internet connection, telephone, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts an in-house restaurant offering a a variety of dishes in an elegant ambience. International dishes as well as traditional Turkish cuisine are served as an open buffet. The adjacent bar also provides a welcoming corner for drinks and snacks. Guests can also relax at the in-house Turkish bath or the solarium. The spa center offers a range of treatmenets and massages.
Address:
Fatih Mh. 112 Sk., 4
Denizli-Pamukkale , Turkey
Bursa: Almira
Located in the heart of Bursa and close to the Grand Mosque and the Kent Meydani shopping center. The 219 luxurious rooms are air-conditioned and warmly decorated with elegant wooden furniture and have a minibar, coffee and tea maker, as well as, a safe box, and pillow menu. Other amenities include 4 restaurants, a spa and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool overlooking the city, health and leisure facilities, indoor thermal pool with an artificial waterfall, vitamin bar, and an authentically styled hammam. Guests can also enjoy cocktails and drinks at one of the on-site bars.
Address:
Ulubatli Hasan Bulv.5
Bursa , Turkey

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Itinerary
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