Pamukkale - Hierapolis
Pamukkale - Hierapolis
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Itinerary

This 12 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Enjoy the unique of snowflakes on fairy chimneys and escape the madness of the festive season as you Experience a Christmas with a difference, visiting all of Turkeys iconic sites and visiting the home of the original Saint Nic!

2021 - 'Christmas Turkey Tour'
12 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday 18th December

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
Day 2
Sunday 19th December

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene) and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Monday 20th December

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 4
Tuesday 21th December

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
Wednesday 22th December

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 6
Thursday 23th December

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Friday 24th December

Demre (Myra), Antalya

After breakfast we head for the resort town of Antalya, stopping along the way to visit the ancient city of Demre (Myra in the bible). Here we will visit the best examples of Lycian tombs and visit the Church of St. Nicholas, better known as Santa Claus.
Once in Antalya we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Overnight Antalya
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Saturday 25th December

Perge, Aspendos, Side

Full day tour of the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos and Side. In Aspendos, you can see the Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century and seating 15,000 people. Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with its Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.
Tonight we will have Christmas Dinner at a popular Traditional Turkish restaurant.

Overnight Antalya
4 star
(B, D)
Day 9
Sunday 26th December

Antalya, Cappadocia

You will be transferred to Antalya airport for your flight to magical Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free time to explore.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 10
Monday 27th December

Cappadocia

Today we will visit Pigeon and Red Valley and then we visit Cavusin village and lastly Avanos town where we will learn about hand-made pottery

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 11
Tuesday 28th December

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 12
Wednesday 29th December

Istanbul

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul, arriving at approximately 10:30 am, and our tour concludes.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 8.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. This tour ends with a flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul, arriving at approximately 10:30 am on the last day.
5. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
6. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
7. This tour is a modified version of our standard Glories Of Turkey Tour which runs throughout the summer.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Antalya and Cappadocia (possibly via Istanbul) and transfers
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 11 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    - 1 night
    Special Class
    Çanakkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Antalya
    - 3 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
  • 11 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Myra - Lycian Tombs
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Şirince - Village
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town)
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Demre (Myra) - St. Nicholas Church
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Side - Temple of Apollo
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Antalya
Afflon Loft City Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Deniz Mahallesi
121 Sokak No:6
Muratpaşa
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 242 250 40 40
Afflon Loft City Hotel
Afflon Loft City Hotel
Afflon Loft City Hotel
Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
Standard : Special Class
Address :-
Barbaros Mahallesi
Troya Caddesi No: 20-22
Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
18 Dec 2021
24 Dec 2021
2,299.00
566.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Christmas Turkey Tour :
 
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25%
Deposit Option available for Christmas Turkey Tour :
 
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$ 250.00
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