9 DAYS BEST OF TURKEY TOUR

D1 MANILA – ISTANBUL – ANKARA (D)

Crown Plaza 5*

Fly to Istanbul via EK335 0020 / 0525 & EK123 1055 / 1350. Upon arrival, meet the local guide and take the coach to Ankara. There, have dinner and check in.

 

D2 ANKARA CAPPADOCIA (BLD)

Tourist Hotel 4*

Have breakfast inside the hotel and after, proceed to visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk before transferring for lunch and driving to Cappadocia. Have a photo stops at Pigeon Valley and Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasy-land of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. In Cappadocia, have dinner and check in the hotel.

 

D3 CAPPADOCIA (BLD)

Tourist Hotel 4*

Today, have an early morning wake up call to enjoy a hot air balloon ride, one of the must do things in Turkey where you can view the sunrise from up above. Then go back to the hotel for breakfast before proceeding for your city tour. Be enchanted by the Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. Have lunch before visiting the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum. Then enjoy some leisure time before transferring for dinner before going back to the hotel.

 

D4 CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE (BLD)

Colosea 5*

After breakfast in the hotel, check out and take the coach to Pamukkale. On the way, stop by Konya to visit the museum of the 13th century philosopher, Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religions are more or less truth. Have lunch along the way before continuing to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight.

 

D5 PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI (BLD)

Charisma 5*

Have breakfast inside the hotel before checking out. In the morning, visit the ruins of the Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a World Heritage site, made of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain. Have lunch and in the afternoon, set off for Selcuk and explore Ephesus, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. Ephesus is also one of the 7 Churches of Revelation and holds the House of the Virgin Mary. Virgin Mary and St John were said to have lived in Ephesus and died there. Then visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Artemis Temple. After, have dinner and check in the hotel.

 

D6 KUSADASI – TROY – BERGAMA – CANAKKALE (BLD)

Kolin 5*

After breakfast in the hotel, check out and drive to Bergama and visit the ruins of Acropolis, an architectural masterpiece that is perched on the city’s highest point. The fascinating sites here include the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Athena and Temple of Trojan. After, have lunch and then drive to the ruins of the city of Troy. Once there, you will be greeted by the huge replica of a wooden Trojan horse. Tour the site before transferring for dinner and after, transfer to the hotel to check in.

 

D7 CANAKKALE – ISTANBUL (BLD)

Titanic Port 5* or Titanic City 4*

After breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to take a ferry ride across Marmara Sea. We will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles and drive to Istanbul. There, have lunch and visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. After, have free shopping time at the world famous Grand Bazaar. Then have dinner and check in the hotel.

 

D8 ISTANBUL (BLD)

Titanic Port 5* or Titanic City 4*

After breakfast inside the hotel, transfer to visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. Then, view the only remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is where chariot races took place in the past. After, visit St. Sophia Church, a former Eastern Orthodox Church converted to a mosque and a must see attraction in Turkey because of its religious and architectural significance. Then transfer for lunch before enjoying the rest of the day free for leisure. After, be picked up for transfer for dinner before going back to the hotel.

 

D9 ISTANBUL – MANILA (BL)

After breakfast in the hotel, check out and drive to the shores of the Bosphorous to visit the Dolmabache Palace. Then board for your leisurely cruise of the Bosphorous. After, have lunch and enjoy some free time before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Manila via EK122 1905 / 0115 & EK332  0400 / 1600.

 

D10 MANILA

Arrive in Manila at around 4pm.

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • International Airfare via Emirates
  • 8 nights hotel acccomodation with inside hotel breakfast
  • Private coach tours and transfers
  • Water during meals breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Professional English speaking local guide/coordinator from day 1 to departure day
  • Admission fees as specified in the itinerary including hot air balloon ride
  • Full board meals as specified
  • Porterage in/out at hotels
  • Travel Kit
  • Persnalized luggage tags

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Airline Taxes (subject to change due to fuel cost)  
Travel tax P1,620.00
Visa Processing fees(subject to change) P3,500.00
Tips (10 USD per Pax per day) P90.00
Travel Insurance  

 

RESTRICTIONS:

  • No Bookings have been made and all bookings are subject to availability
  • Rates are tentative until final confirmations have been made
  • In the event that any of the above hotels mentioned are not confirmed, Mulan will try to find a similar hotel if not, better