11 Days Special Turkey - TST11D

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Istanbul - Gallipoli - Troy - Pergamon - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia – Fly back to Istanbul


Day 1 - Arrival Day

Istanbul

Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, our representative will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, customs and fifteen million people. Overnight in Istanbul


Day 2

Day 2

Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast, we have a Istanbul City Tour. Our first visit will be the HIPPODROME. The Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Then we will visit the SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE, which is across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. It was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Our next visit will be HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE. The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics, today it is a mosque. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After lunch, TravelShop Group will take you to the ASIL EFENDI, which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

(Breakfast and Lunch included)

OPTIONAL DINNER CRUISE ON THE BOSPHORUS TOUR: Tonight Between 19:30 to 23:30 we have an optional Entertaining Dinner Cruise program on the Bosphorus, where Europe and Asia are connected. You will spend an unforgettable night on the Bosphorus with dinner, unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic soft drinks, belly dance show, Turkish Folklore show, DJ Performance and great entertainment on Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. End of the entertainment at about midnight (00:00 am), transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Please Note: Please do not forget to carry headscarf with you for the visit of religious places as Blue Mosque & Haghia Sophia Mosque


Day 3

Day 3

Gallipoli Tour

At 06:00 or 06:30 am, we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. After driving for 2 hours, we will give you 20 minutes for relaxing in a restaurant area. We will arrive Gallipoli around 12:00 pm. and we will have a lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove, these are the places where the war started. Then Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine and Chunuck Bair. After the tour we will drive you to the hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)


Day 4

Day 4

Troy Tour - Pergamon – Kusadasi

We depart at 08:30am and drive 30 minutes to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, drive for 3 hrs to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00 pm., after lunch depart for a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre of that time. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery of precious stones and silver. On the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00 pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)


Day 5

Day 5

Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince

After breakfast around 08:30 am, departure from hotel for a fully guided tour of Ephesus. One of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. On route, visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand Theatre. Lunch break around 13:00 pm. After lunch, we will visit a place, which continues to perform one of the oldest arts in Turkey; a carpet-weaving centre. After we will tour the Turkish Village of Sirince, which construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slopes are all Original with their white paints. Sirince Village has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will see the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine. In the evening, you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)


Day 6

Day 6

Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour

We depart for Pamukkale at 08:00 am. Upon arrival to Pamukkale we have a lunch break until 13:30 pm. Afterwards we will visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Denizli/Pamukkale means seaside in Turkish and is located on the Buyuk Menderes River. It is a growing industrial town, known for its textile industry and outlet shopping. You will visit one of the famous textile factories of Pamukkale.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

OPTIONAL TANDEM PARAGLIDING: After Pamukkale Trip, we recommend you to Optional Pamukkale Paragliding tour. Make your Pamukkale Tour unforgettable by participating in Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding Tour. Enjoy a flight over the stunning and infamous White Mountain in Pamukkale and observe spectacular views over this unique area's attractions. Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale is an ideal alternative experience for those who wish to feel some excited moments. It can also be the perfect way to explore the attractions from above and appreciate the beauty of the natural scenery. This tour will end approximately 17.30 and then you will be back to your hotel. We will stay in the thermal hotel, which has the most beautiful natural hot water of Pamukkale, and you can enjoy the hot thermal pool in the hotel.

OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR: As an option, the next day, we will have the opportunity to take a Hot Air Balloon Flight over Pamukkale's unique white travertines early in the morning, if you want to experience this perfect and unique hot air balloon trip, please make your reservation before you go to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.

 

 


Day 7

Pamukkale to Antalya

For our guests who want to experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour in Pamukkale, we will depart to the area where balloons take-off at 05:30 in the morning. On the Balloon, you will witness the magnificent and unique view of nature by viewing the morning sunrise over the ancient city of Hierapolis and Cotton White Travertines which is listed as one of the best 7 wonders of the world, and registered in the UNESCO heritage list. After the Hot Air Balloon Excursion, we will celebrate our landing with champagne ceremony and return to the hotel for a delicious breakfast.

After breakfast, at 10:00 am. we depart for Antalya. The trip is going to take roughly 3 to 4 hours. Once you reach Antalya, check in to your hotel and rest of time is yours. Dinner and Overnight in Antalya

(Breakfast and Dinner included)


Day 8

Day 8

Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls

After breakfast drive to Antalya Old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hidirlik Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalya's modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once a sprawling modern Roman town, then a Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates), is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya's wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and did not have a minaret at all. Hidirlik Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era, as a square plan and later turned into a circular tower in 2nd century AD, and was used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. We have lunch at the hotel and then depart for  Duden Waterfalls.  All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, overland or underground and reaching their destination, resulting in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours. Overnight in Antalya.

 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

 


Day 9

Day 9

Antalya - Konya – Cappadocia

After breakfast at 08:00am drive to Konya. 2.5 hours later, we have a coffee break and some rest .Drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm. After lunch visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30 pm. and check into your hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)


Please Note: If you wish to join our optional activity of Cappadocia Hor Air Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning.
 

OPTIONAL CAPPADOCIA TURKISH NIGHT SHOW: During the evening at 19:30 PM., we have an Optional Tour to enjoy our Turkish Night Shows, which are traditions that have survived from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. You may have great fun in the real caves, with the rich Anatolian food menu, unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, belly dance show, Turkish Folklore show, DJ Performance and warm service of Anatolian Hospitality. Overnight in Cappadocia.
 


Day 10

Day 10

Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

For our guests who will experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in the most beautiful and unique area of the world at 05:30 am. in the morning before the sunrise. And we will go to the area where hundreds of Hot Air Balloons will take off through the air. We will watch the sunrise over those splendid fairy chimneys and valleys that impress people with their exquisiteness. After making our flight in about 1 hour, we will celebrate our experience with champagne when we land and collect our flight certificate. Then we will return to our hotel and have our delicious breakfast.
After breakfast at 09:30am depart for a Cappadocia Tour. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved underground cities in Cappadocia. After Underground City tour, you visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. The Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for its frescoes dating to 10th century, describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to a restaurant in Avanos for lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make pottery. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Last stop is the Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

 


Day 11

Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour

After breakfast you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Cappadocia Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing IBMT Tours.

(Breakfast included)

 


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23 May 2024 24 May 2024 3 Jun 2024 $1,773 $2,258 $1,735 BOOK BOOK NOW
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3 Oct 2024 4 Oct 2024 14 Oct 2024 $1,773 $2,258 $1,735 BOOK BOOK NOW
7 Nov 2024 8 Nov 2024 18 Nov 2024 $1,596 $2,032 $1,573 BOOK BOOK NOW
5 Dec 2024 6 Dec 2024 16 Dec 2024 $1,596 $2,032 $1,573 BOOK BOOK NOW
9 Jan 2025 10 Jan 2025 20 Jan 2025 $1,596 $2,032 $1,573 BOOK BOOK NOW
6 Feb 2025 7 Feb 2025 17 Feb 2025 $1,596 $2,032 $1,573 BOOK BOOK NOW
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* All prices in USD

Includes:

  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul airport
  • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 1 night hotel in Canakkale
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi
  • 1 night in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights in Antalya
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia
  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 8 Dinners
  • Guided Istanbul City Tour
  • Guided Gallipoli Tour
  • Guided Troy Tour
  • Guided Acropolis of Pergamon Tour
  • Guided Ephesus and Sirince Village Tour
  • Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour
  • Guided Antalya Old City Tour with Waterfalls
  • Guided Konya Tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfer
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

 

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Tipping
  • Insurance: All types
  • Hotel room taxes
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Hotel room taxes
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

 

Destination

HOTEL CATEGORY & LISTS

Istanbul

5 Star La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul

Canakkale

4 Star Troia Tusan Hotel

Kusadasi

4 Star Casa De Sole Hotel

Pamukkale

5 Star Pam Thermal Hotel

Antalya

4 Star Best Western Plus Khan Hotel

Cappadocia

El Puente Cave Hotel

 

 

 

 

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We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

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