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8 DAYS HIGHLIGHT EMITT POST TOUR TURKEY

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Tour Start Date:   29 January 2017

TravelShop Turkey Tour Prices - Per Person

Triple Room:  from Euro 485.00   Single Room:  from Euro 625.00

TOUR ROUTE:
Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Turkish Village Sirince - Pamukkale - Antalya - Cappadocia - Istanbul

8 DAYS HIGHLIGHT EMITT POST TOUR TURKEY SUMMARY:


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8 DAYS HIGHLIGHT EMITT POST TOUR TURKEY ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour - 29 January 2017
(No Meal included)
Morning you will be pick up at 08:30am from your hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)
CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti's Tour's local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour & Flight to Izmir / Transfer to Kusadasi - 30 January 2017
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia 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. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Afternoon depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 3 - Kusadasi - Ephesus & Turkish Village Sirince Tour - 31 January 2017
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. 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.

Day 4 - Kusadasi to Pamukkale Tour - 1 Februay 2017
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
At 08:00 hrs we depart for Pamukkale. We will arrive around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs.
Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 5 - Pamukkale to Antalya and Old City Tour - 2 Februay 2017
(Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast, we will depart for Antalya, it takes approximately 3,5 hours and upon arrival you will continue to visit; Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hidirlik Tower:
Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalyas modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkishtown. 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 broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus 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 on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. After tour ending, check in to the hotel and rest of day is yours. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 6 - Antalya to Cappadocia by flight - 3 Februay 2017
(Breakfast, Dinner included)
After breakfast, check out and free time till departure. Then we depart to Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, transfer from airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 7 - Cappadocia Tour - 4 Februay 2017
(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximately 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for 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 the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8 - Cappadocia to Istanbul by flight & Departure - 5 Februay 2017
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast, you will have free time till departure. Than we depart to airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and than 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 TravelShop Turkey.



8 DAYS HIGHLIGHT EMITT POST TOUR TURKEY INCLUDES:

  • All Airport transfer mentioned inside the Itinerary
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 1 night hotel in Istanbul
  • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
  • 1 night hotel in Antalya
  • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • 7 open buffet breakfasts at hotels
  • 4 local lunches at restaurants during to tours
  • 6 local dinners at the hotels
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Shopping Tour
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
  • Guided Pamukkale tour
  • Guided Antalya Old City tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides

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

Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.

8 DAYS HIGHLIGHT EMITT POST TOUR TURKEY
TOUR PRICES IN EURO:


Per Person Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
4 and 5 Star Hotel €  485.00 €  499.00 €  625.00


If this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotels. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost.


OPTIONAL TOURS:
Istanbul
1001 Nights Dinner Show Euro: 35.00 Per Person
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Euro: 40.00 Per Person
Cappadocia
Daily Turkish Night Show Euro: 30.00 Per Person
Daily Whirling Dervishes Euro: 30.00 Per Person
Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia Euro: 120.00 Per Person


Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “EMITT Tourism Fuarı” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website:

https://www4.thy.com/TKC/app/main?language=en

and to receive up to 30% discount please use the event code “053TKM17” under delegate section.



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