BEST OF TURKEY 8 Days

Overview

  • ISTANBUL (2 Nights)

Istanbul is the most populated and cosmopolite city in Europe and the most visited city in Turkey. Located on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Europe and Asia, Istanbul was successively the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire and has been associated with major events in political history, religious history and art history for more than 2,000 years.  Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 17th-century Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar. We also have Bosphorus cruise tour.

Hotel - 5 Star

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • BURSA (1 Night)

Located on the slopes of Uludağ Mountain in the north-western part of Turkey, Bursa represent the creation of an urban and rural system establishing the first capital city of the Ottoman Empire and the Sultan’s seat in the early 14th century. In the empire’s establishment process, Bursa became the first city, which was shaped by kulliyes, in the context of waqf (public endowments) system determining the expansion of the city and its architectural and stylistic traditions.

Hotel - 5 Star

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • PERGAMON (1 Night)

Pergamon was founded in the 3rd century BC as the capital of the Attalid dynasty. Located in the Aegean Region, the heart of the Antique World, and at the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East, it became an important cultural, scientific and political centre.

The acropolis of Pergamon, with its urban planning and architectural remains is an outstanding ensemble of the Hellenistic Period. The Serapis Temple and Sanctuary, Asclepion, water supply system and amphitheatre combine to illustrate the Roman period in Anatolia as a significant stage in history.

Hotel - 5 Star

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY (1 Night)

Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods as reflected in the monuments in the centre of the Ancient City and Ayasuluk. The cultural traditions of the Roman Imperial period are reflected in the outstanding representative buildings of the city centre including the amphitheatre, Celsus Library, Hadrian’s Temple, the Serapeion and Terrace House.

Historical accounts and archaeological remains of significant traditional and religious Anatolian cultures beginning with the cult of Cybele/Meter until the modern revival of Christianity are visible and traceable in Ephesus, which played a decisive role in the spread of Christian faith throughout the Roman Empire. The extensive remains of the Basilica of St. John on Ayasuluk Hill and those of the Church of Mary in Ephesus are testament of the city’s importance to Christianity. Two important Councils of the early Church were held at Ephesus in 431 and 449 CE, initiating the veneration of Mary in Christianity, which can be seen as a reflection of the earlier veneration of Artemis and the Anatolian Cybele. Ephesus was also the leading political and intellectual centre, with the second school of philosophy in the Aegean, and Ephesus as a cultural and intellectual centre had great influence on philosophy and medicine.

Hotel - 4 Star

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • PAMUKKALE&HIERAPOLIS (1 Night)

The surreal, brillant White travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of mighty waterfall. Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of remarkably well preseverved ruins of Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a uniqe combination of natural and man made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a Unesco World Heritage site.

Hotel - 4 Star

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • KONYA

The city of Konya is located on South central region of Turkey. Three hours drive away from Cappadocia  During Roman times, the city was visited by St. Paul and because of its location on ancient trade routes, it continued to thrive during the Byzantine era. Konyas golden age was in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was the capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum. Between 1150 and 1300, the Sultans of erected many beautiful buildings and mosques in Konya. The founder of Sufism, who is Mevlana Rumi lived and died in Konya. Shrine of Rumi attracts many visitors each years.

Included Meals - Lunch

  • CAPPADOCIA (2 Nights)

Cappadocia is our land. It means the land of beautiful horses. Located on central part of Turkey.  Many spots should be seen in Cappadocia. Like fairy chimneys, which are the signature feaure of Turkey’s volcanic wonderland. In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion. Cappadocia contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century – can also be seen there. The activities such as hot air ballon ride, horseback riding, quad tours and stopping by a carpet weaving schools should be expreinced.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  •  Hot Air Baloon Ride (From 180€ pp)
  •  Turkish Night (40€ pp)   
  •  ATV QUAD Tours (35€ pp)

 

Hotel - Luxury Cave

Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 8 NIGHTS ACCOMODATIONS
  • ALL TRANSPORTS (Airport Transfer Included)
  • 17 MEALS (8 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 8 Dinner)
  • ENTRANCE FEES

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