Magic Carpet Turkey Tour Guaranteed Departure  ( Zer )  - 10 Days

Magic Carpet Turkey Tour Guaranteed Departure ( Zer ) - 10 Days

Tour Code : EN-041
Tour Code : EN-041
Magic Carpet Turkey Tour Guaranteed Departure ( Zer ) - 10 Days

Arrive at Istanbul Airport and transfer to your hotel. You’ll be free for the rest of the day. you can explore the vicinity of the hotel and try Turkish coffee at a local cafe. Accommodation in Istanbul. 

After breakfast, we’ll start our Istanbul tour at 08:45 am. First, we will visit the great Hagia Sofia (Saint Sophia) which was built by the emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD as a church and was later converted into a mosque. Next, we will visit the Topkapı Palace, a giant walled complex from where Ottoman sultans ruled their great empire for more than 420 years. Afterward, we will visit the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) a 17th-century Ottoman mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles.

Then, we’ll explore the Hippodrome Square which was used as a meeting place and for chariot races during the Byzantine period. Here, we will see the Serpent Column brought from Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm ll. Finally, we’ll visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the biggest and oldest markets in the world, home to more than 4000 shops full of hidden treasures and authentic items.  
In the afternoon you can get an optional half-day Bosphorus Cruise
Accommodation in Istanbul.   (Breakfast)

Today, we will depart early for Çanakkale. Pick-up will be between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel. We will drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula for about 4 hours to visit one of the most important sites of World War I.
Gallipoli is home to the remains of 500,000 soldiers and is one of Turkey's most important war memorials. We will visit the site of the Battle of Gallipoli, including the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair Atatürk Monument, Anzac Cove, and the Johnston's Jolly Cemetery. We see The original trenches and tunnels where the bloodiest and most dramatic scenes of the Dardanelles wars took place and the bayonet wars were fought hand to hand.   At the end of the tour, we’ll drive to Çanakkale.
Overnight in Çanakkale. (Breakfast - Dinner)  

After breakfast, we’ll head to the ancient city of Troia or Troy, the real-life location of the legendary Trojan War described in Homer's Iliad. Next, we will be visiting the legendary Pergamon, the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon Kings in 282-133 BC. We will visit the Acropolis, which is the administrative center of the city, the Temple of Zeus, Dionysus, Athena, Demeter, and the famous Pergamon Library of 200,000 rolls. The Altar of Zeus, excavated during the Pergamon (Bergama) excavations, is now on display at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin. The Great Theatre of Pergamon here is the world's steepest theater and it could entertain up to 10,000 spectators in ancient times.  Perhgamon which is one of the sites of the Seven Churches of Revelation. After our visits, we’ll drive to Kuşadası.
Accommodation in Kuşadası. (Breakfast - Dinner)

Today, we’ll immerse ourselves in history in Ephesus, the most beautiful ancient city of the Ionia region. After seeing the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, we will visit the ancient city of Ephesus. You will feel the mystical atmosphere of Ephesus as you walk on Curetes Street and see the ruins of the 25,000-capacity Grand Theater, the State Agora, the magnificent Celsus Library, the Odeon Temple, Prytaneion, Magnesia Gate, Grotto of the Seven Sleepers, and the Harbour of Ephesus. Our next stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary, a Christian pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary spent her last years.  
Finally, we will visit the former Greek village of Şirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and this carpet village, we’ll learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. 
End of the tour.  Dinner and cccommodation in Kuşadası.  (Breakfast - Dinner) 

After breakfast, we will drive to Pamukkale (220 km) and visit the ancient city of Laodicea on the way. We’ll have a lunch break after our visit and head for Pamukkale to visit Hierapolis, where we will see the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Street, the ancient 2nd century Roman Theater, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium, and the Necropolis. We will pass through the Roman Gate, admire the ancient Pamukkale Theater, walk around the grave monuments built to honor heroes. Afterward, we will a relaxing walk on the travertine terraces and have a chance to swim in the Ancient Cleopatra Pools (extra cost). 
End of the tour. Dinner and accpmodation in a thermal hotel in Pamukkale. (Breakfast - Dinner)

After breakfast, we will drive to Cappadocia via the ancient Silk Road route. On the way, we’ll give a break in the city of Konya to have lunch and visit the Mevlana Museum which houses the tomb of the great 13th-century Persian poet and founder of the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi, and the Alaeddin Mosque, which was built on Alaeddin Hill during the Seljuk period. Along the ancient Silk Road, we will also visit the Sultanhanı Caravanserai
After our visits, we will continue on our way to Cappadocia.
Dinner and accommodation in Cappadocia.  (Breakfast - Dinner)

Today, we will start our tour with a visit to Kaymaklı Underground City and Göreme Open Air Museum, which is home to a large monastery complex with dozens of monasteries, each of which has its own church, offering some of the best examples of Byzantine art. The churches carved into the rock feature paintings and frescoes from the tenth to the thirteenth century, whose colors still retain their original freshness. Next, we will visit Paşabağı Valley located on a vineyard on Zelve road. Some of the mushroom-shaped rock formations here are several meters high. Fairy chimneys shaped by erosion for many years were used as houses by various religious groups, therefore it is also known as the Monks Valley. Afterward, we will visit the Devrent Valley, which offers a reddish moon view and looks like a movie set, and is famous for its rock formations resembling different animal figures. 
End of the tour. Return to our hotel. Dinner and accomodation in Cappadocia.  (Breakfast - Dinner) 

*Optional Turkish Folklore Night featuring, traditional folklore and belly dancing shows in a cave music hall. (extra cost)

After breakfast, we will depart early for Ankara (approx. 330 km,) the capital of Turkey. On arrival, we will Anıtkabir also known as the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder of the Republic of Turkey. After this visit, we’ll have time to lunch in a local restaurant and depart for Istanbul by vehicle (approx. 440 km). 
Arrival and overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast)

Free time until your Sabiha Gökcen Airport transfer, or Istanbul Airport.  Our tour concludes with your transfer to Istanbul Airport. Hope to see you on another tour. (Breakfast)

Price includes

Transfer / Istanbul Airport – Hotel –  Istanbul Airport / 4 ways

Transfer / Izmir Airport – Hotel – Izmir Airport / 2 ways

9-nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast

6 Dinners – 9 Breakfast

Entrance fees, as per the itinerary

Experienced and professional tour guide

Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles with experienced drivers

All parking, highway, bridge fees

All tours in the program

VAT and city tax

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Beverages during lunch and dinners

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Meals other than specified

Hotel minibar and other expenses

Optional tours

Tips for the guide and driver

EN-041  / Magic Carpet Turkey Tour Guaranteed Departure   Tour Price

Date

Per Person in Double - Triple

Single Supplement

Child Discount
08 – 11.99

01.11 2022 - 31.12.2022

1,485 USD

440 USD

%25

01.01.2023 – 10.03.2023

1,499 USD

500 USD

%25

11.03.2023 – 31.12.2023

1,699 USD

500 USD

%25

Early Booking Discount % 10 
Booking date  ;  01 Nov 2022 – 10 Feb 2023 /  Between 18 Oct - 31 Dec 2023

Prices Include
- Transfer / Istanbul Airport – Hotel –  Istanbul Airport / 2 ways
-  9-nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
-  6 Dinners – 9 Breakfast
-  Entrance fees, as per the itinerary
-  Experienced and professional tour guide
-  Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles with experienced drivers
-  All parking, highway, bridge fees
-  All tours in the program
-  VAT and city tax

Prices Exclude
- Personal expenses
- Beverages during lunch and dinners
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Meals other than specified
- Hotel minibar and other expenses
- Optional tours
- Tips for the guide and driver

 

 

2022 Tour starting dates from Istanbul
Every Saturday

November

5 - 12 - 19 - 26

December

3 - 10 - 17 - 24 - 31

 

2023 Tour departure dates from Istanbul  / Every Saturday 
EN-041 Magic Carpet Turkey Tour 10 days - 9 Nights

January

7 - 14 - 21 - 28

February

4 - 11 - 18 - 25 

March 

4 - 11 - 18 - 25

April 

8 - 15 - 22 - 29

May

6 - 13 - 20 - 27

June

3 - 10 - 17 - 24

July

1 - 8 - 15 - 22 - 29

August

5 - 12 - 19 - 26

September

2 - 9 - 16 - 23 - 30

October

7 - 14 - 21 - 28

November

4 - 11 - 18 - 25 

December

2 - 9 - 16 - 23 - 30 

 

 


Group Information
1- Group Size : Minimum 2 person. Maximum Group Size 20 person
2- Age : Child Minimum 8 years old ( with parents ) if necessary Health certificates may be requested from very elderly travelers.
3- Single travellers are obliged to pay single supplement for hotel rooms.
4- If you want Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote Flight ticket and private irport transfer ( extra payment ).

Cancellation Policy 
- For cancellations made 45 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 125 € for register, and bank commission )
- For cancellations made 44 - 30 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 20 % refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 14 days before the tour. %100 Penalty applied.

Remarks
- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
  similar hotels are booked.  
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes in the tour program. 
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.  
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
   cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. 
- You are required to wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.  
- You will need to have your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.



HOTELS 

Istanbul  (3)        -  The Halich Hotel 4*
Çanakkale  (1)     -  MD Barbaros Hotel S.C.
Kuşadası (2)        -  Ilayda Avngarde Hotel Boutique
Pamukkale (1)     -  Adem Pira Hotel 4*
Cappadocia (2)   -  Gamirasu Cave Hotel Boutique

Note; Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.

 

 


HIGHLIGHTS

Old City UNESCO Heritage site
Topkapi Palace -
Basilica Cistern - 
The Serpent Column - 
The Egyptian Obelisk -
Bosphorus Cruise -
Hippodrome Square - 
Grand Bazaar - 
Gallipoli - 
Battle of Gallipoli - 
Anzac Cove - 
The Lone Pine Australian Memorial -
Troya - UNESCO Heritage site
Trojan Horse - 
Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
Acropolis - 
Gymnasium - 
Red Basilica - 
Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
Temple of Artemis - 
Curetes street - 
Celsus Library - 
Şirince Village - 
The House of Virgin Mary - 
Pamukkale - UNESCO Heritage site
Hierapolis - 
Mevlana Museum - 
Sultanhani Caravensaray - 
Cappadocia - 
Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
Fairy Chimneys - 
Devrent Valley - 
Monks Valley - 
Kaymakli Underground city - 
Anıtkabir - 
Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
Gallipoli  Battlefields Tour
Gallipoli Johnson's Jolly - original war tunnels
Gallipoli  The Nek - original war trenches

 

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  • Tour Code : EN-041
  • Duration : 10 Days
  • Start : İstanbul
  • End : İstanbul
  • formaciones : 8 January - 31 December
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 2.550 Km
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