Turkey Cultural Tour   
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
No Fligth, Land only In this tour;4 nights in ISTANBUL, 2 nights in Canakkale. 2 nights in KUSADASI, 1 night in PAMUKKALE, 2 nights in CAPPADOCİA, 1 night in ANKARA We visit;Hagia Sophia(Church of Divine Wisdom),St.Savior Chora(Kariye)Museum,Taksim Squere, Bosphoros cruiseSpice Market(Egyptian Bazaar)Bosphoros criuse,Topkapi Palace,Blue Mosque,Underground cistern,Grand Bazaar.Dardanelles,Cimenlik Castel,Nusret minelayer,Anzak Cove,Beach Cemetery,Shrapnel Valley,North Beach,Lone Pine,Quinn's Post,The Nek and Russell's Top V Beach,River Clyde Dock,The Castle,Morto Bay,Abide(Turkish Monumant,Twelve Tree Cops Cemetery,Helles,Dardanos batteries,Ahcıbaba hill,Troy,Akropolis of Pergamum,Ephesus,Temple of Artemis, Hous of the Virgin Mary,Basilic of St. John,Pamukkale, Hierapolis,Aphrodisias,Mevlan Dervish Museum,Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride,Goreme Open Air Museum,Uchisar Castle,Avanos with Pottery and Ceramic(tile) making lesson,Zelve Open Air Museum,Kaymaklı Underground City,Pasabag valley,Dervent valley,Rose valley,Optional Whirling Dervish tour,Anatolian Civilizations Moseum,Mauseleum of Ataturk,
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Gallipoli Tour with Insider of Turkey Tour (12 nights/13 days) 1420 $
Programme
Day 1  (Istanbul)
Today, we arrive in Istanbul, where a transferman will meet us at the airport. We transfer to our hotel downtown, and have a brief orientation late in the afternoon.
This evening, we can discover any of the Turkish restaurants in the area as we enjoy dinner on our own.
 
Day 2 (Istanbul) B D
This morning we visit Hagia Sophia, the "Church of Divine Wisdom." Completed under the Emperor Justinian in AD 537, the magnificent dome of the Hagia Sophia was once the pre-eminent architectural wonder of the Byzantine world. The massive building was a Christian church for almost a thousand years, until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, when Mehmet the Conqueror claimed it for Islam. The building served as a mosque until 1934, when the revolutionary leader and founder of the Republic, Kemal Atatürk, proclaimed it as a museum. This impressive structure has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of Istanbul including visits of St. Saviour in Chora - (Kariye Museum) Originaly formed the center of a Byzantine Monastery complex. Only the church section which was dedicated to Jesus Christ the Saviour, has survived.Continue your tour with the visit of Taksim Squere.We have lunch on our own, and then board the Old Tram for a ride down Istiklal Street to the heart of Art Nouveau Istanbul. Istanbul has many Art Nouveau buildings; several were designed by the Italian architect Raimondo Tommasso d'Aronco, the chief palace architect for the last Ottoman sultan, Abudulhamid II, who ruled from 1876 to 1909. D'Aronco drew heavily Ottoman and Islamic architecture and art, reinterpreting them through the lens of the then-popular European Art Nouveau movement and its organic, floral forms. The results can be seen in the many beautiful palaces and grand private homes he designed for Istanbul's government and its elite citizens.
Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar built in the 17th century, this is the second largest covered bazaar in Istanbul. On to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, where the pungent and savory aroma of exotic oils, herbs and spices have perfumed the arched stone corridors for nearly 350 years. Now also proferring nuts, honey, dried fruits, traditional sweets and herbal remedies, the Spice Bazaar’s redolent wares will transform you into a veritable spice trader!.This afternoon, we take to the Bosporus cruise. You can look north to the “European” district of Galata, or east to the Asiatic side of the Bosporus and the Maiden’s Tower. In ancient times, the Golden Horn could be closed off to warships with a giant chain stretching from here to Seraglio Point We enjoy a dinner together in a local restaurant.Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 3 (Istanbul) B
This morning, we'll discover some of Istanbul's most famous sites on foot, including Topkapi Palace. Mehmet the Conqueror started building this complex in about 1459 and it served as the royal palace of the Ottoman sultans until 1853. Today, it is one of the world's richest museums, with a staggering collection of jewels, arms, porcelain, sculpture, manuscripts, and more. Next, we stop at the classic Blue Mosque, so-called for the shimmering blue tiles that line its interior. Flanked by symmetrical soaring minarets, it is one of the defining elements of the Istanbul skyline. This classic of Ottoman architectural design was constructed under the patronage of Sultan Ahmet I, from 1609-1616.Hippodromme,center of sporting (chariots races,athletics)events and political activities of the old city.
The Blue Mosque,one of the famous mosgues of the Ottomans are known for it’s blue Iznık tiles and unique with its 6 minarets.Today lunch is on your own.After the lunch. Just a short walk across the square takes us to the Underground Cistern, the largest of the many underground cisterns built during the Byzantine Empire to supply the city with water. This cistern is especially fascinating because the Byzantine builders recycled many stone structures—capital heads and columns-- that had been used in earlier temples. Now an upside down Medusa stares out at us from her watery home. The tour will end with the visit to the Grand Bazaar, the vast and legendary covered market that is the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewelry, and carpets.
 
Day 4 (Istanbul, Canakkale) B L D
After breakfast we drive to Canakkale. Our Gallipoli Campaign begins today. The peninsula is filled with cemeteries, a war museum and many memorials to the tragic events of 1915. As you enter this almost barren land, you can still sense the war and heartache that once dominated the landscape, breaking the silent air.Our first visits will be to Anzac Cove and Beach Cemetery - home to one of Australia's most legendary soldiers, Private John Simpson. We will then trace the steps of the ANZACs up into the rugged hills to visit the Anzac Memorials at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Amongst the numerous sights also visited will be Shrapnel Valley, Walker’s Ridge, the Nek and the surrounding trenches. Our last stop on the Gallipoli Peninsula will be the Kapatebe War Museum with its absorbing collection of war relics and memorabilia. We have included lunch in a local restaurant.Afternoon we cross Dardanelles by ferry.Dinner and overnight at hotel.
 
Day 5 (Canakkale) B L D
In the morning take the ferry across Dardanelles for a day touring of the Helles area and battlefields,Britis landing beaches and memorials for Allied like V Beach,River Clyde Dock,The Castle,Morto Bay,Abide(Turkish Monumant),Twelve Tree Cops Cemetery,Helles,Dardanos batteries , including the Ottoman and Allied areas of conflict. We visit Ahcıbaba Hill which wes strategicly an important place during the war to see battlefields from there to understantand contitions better.. Return by ferry to Canakkale to have lunch in a local restaurant. On the way to hotel visit, Dardanos batteries and take the ferry back to Asia ,a short  drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 6 (Canakkale, Kusadasi) B L D
This morning after breakfast we drive to see the popular ruins of the ancient city of Troy, the site of the mythological battle Homer immortalized in his Illiad. Archaeologists have proved that there had been nine separate periods of settlement here dating back to 3,000 BC. Then we drive to down the mountainous coastline of Turkey. Lunch is in a local restaurant. Our stop will be at the ancient Acropolis of Pergamum, famous for its wealth of archaeological ruins where, from the Temple of Trajan, you will take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.Than we drive to Kusadası to our hotel fer dinner and overnight.
 
Day 7 (Kusadasi) B L D
After breakfast, we drive for less than an hour to the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman site of Ephesus, one of the largest and best-preserved ancient cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk on the remarkably preserved wide marble streets, flanked by columns and temples. We see the Library of Celsus, a tiered façade decorated with exquisite statues. The amphitheater we’ll see is the same one where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. And there are also remarkably preserved baths. Ephesus was also the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. No longer standing, it was said to be one of the most colossal temples ever built.Lunch in a local restaurant,than . We also visit the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, nestled high in the hills overlooking the city of Ephesus.We also view the ruins of the sixth-century Basilica of St. John, said to stand over the burial site of the Apostle of Jesus, who is thought to have authored the Book of Revelation and the Fourth Gospel of the Bible while in Ephesus. Later this afternoon, we have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the old turkish carpet-making tradition of Anatolia, befor we drive to hotel in Kusadası.
 
Day 8 (Kusadasi, Pamukkale) B L D 
After breakfast ,drive to pamukkale, onthe way first to visit  Aphrodisias, one of Turkey's most important archaeological discoveries of recent decades. These marvellous ruins rival Ephesus and include the Temple of Aphrodite with its dazzling white marble and a vast, virtually intact amphitheatre.We have lunch in a local restaurant. Later we drive to   to see the petrified white lime cascades of Pamukkale. Pamukkale, "The Cotton Castle" with its snow-white terraces formed by thermal waters cascading down the hillside. At nearby Hierapolis we will see the stadium and take a fascinating stroll through the tombs of the Necropolis.Before dinner take time to relax in the thermal pool or spa at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel..
 
Day 9 (Pamukkale, Cappadocia) B L D
This morning after breakfast we drive to Cappadocia. On the way we will visit the Mausoleum, Museum and Monastery Complex dedicated to Mevlana Celalettin Rumi, the founder of the mystical order often referred to as the Whirling Dervishes. After lunch we drive to Cappadocia for dinner and overnight.  .
 
Day 10 (Capadocia) B L D
Today you may have an optional Hot-Air Balloon Ride Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most fanciful and recognizable landscapes, and during this optional hot-air balloon flight, we’ll soar over its amber terrain and fairy-tale chimneys, savoring a unique panorama in the quiet, rosy light of dawn.
Please note: The cost of this tour cannot be refunded to passengers who cancel less than 24 hours prior to the flight .
We’ll drive to the famous Goreme “open-air museum,” a group of ancient churches carved from the rock. Most of these chapels have colorful frescoes inside, which date from the tenth to the 13th centuries. Than we drive shortly to Uchisar Castle which is the panoramic watching point Cappadocia. Many rooms, steps, tunnel and galleries inside the castle. We drive to Kaymaklı Underground City .During the Hittite era, as successive armies swept across Asia Minor, underground cities were built as a uniquely defensible community, approximately eight stories underground.  Lunch in a local restaurant.Avanos, the latter providing us with the opportunity to purchase some of thehand-turned pottery and tile that has been shaped here for millennia and some of the techniques still used date back to Hittite times to 2000 BC.  Following our pottery making  discovery, we'll see more of this scenic area of Cappadocia.Such as Pasabag Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pacha's vineyard. Pacha means "General", the military rank, in Turkish and it is a very common nick name. This site is also called Monks Valley.See another interesting rock formation called Dervent valley The small fairy chimneys in the valley form a lunar landscape, or moonscape, by their strange look. The valley also has many animal shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Return to hotel or before dinner we have an optionalWhirling Dervish tour,you can be witness the "Ritual of Sema." The Semazens, also called “whirling dervishes,” believe that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. Dinner and overnight.
 
Day 11 (Cappadocia, Ankara) B L D
After breakfast , we drive to Ankara. Turkey’s capital and second largest city. Our first stop will be the fascinating Museum of Anatolian Civilisations (The Hittite Museum) with its display of treasures and artefacts from the Assyrian trade colonies, the mighty Hittite Empire, and the Phyrgian and Urartu civilisations. We also visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk. This magnificent tomb is in memory ofKemal Ataturk, commander of the Army for National Independence and the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey. You will be absorbed by the fascinating, life size depiction of life in the trenches, from the Turkish perspective, during the Gallipoli War.Drive to hotel for dinner and overnight in Ankara.
 
Day 12 (Ankara, Istanbul) B L 
After breakfast we drive to Istanbul ,Arrival to Istanbul we have lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and dinner is  on your ovn
 
Day 13 (Istanbul)   B
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight out.
 
Included
Hotel Accommodation at below suggested hotels or similar • Sightseeing as per above itinerary • All escorted transfers • Daily breakfast, Lunches & Dinners where indicated. (Beverages are not included during lunches & Dinners) • Transportation by A/C deluxe vehicle depending number of pax • English speaking professional tour guide through the tour • All entry fees to the sites & museums • Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff • Service charges & local taxes
Excluded
Flight tickets (International & National) • Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary • All personal expenses • Tips to the tour guide and driver
Notes
Requested; This tour is available all year round except for January and February because of winter conditions in Cappadocia only, You need to bring good walking shoe or hiking shoe for hiking in one of the valley in Cappadocia,(hiking is optional and free of charge)
No Fligth, Land only
In this tour;4  nights in ISTANBUL, 4 nights in Canakkale. 2 nights in KUSADASI, 1 night in PAMUKKALE, 2 nights in  CAPPADOCİA, 1 night in ANKARA
We visit;Hagia Sophia(Church of Divine Wisdom),St.Savior Chora(Kariye)Museum,Taksim Squere, Bosphoros cruiseSpice Market(Egyptian Bazaar)Bosphoros criuse,Topkapi Palace,Blue Mosque,Underground cistern,Grand Bazaar.Dardanelles,Cimenlik Castel,Nusret minelayer,Anzak Cove,Beach Cemetery,Shrapnel Valley,North Beach,Lone Pine,Quinn's Post,The Nek and Russell's Top
V Beach,River Clyde Dock,The Castle,Morto Bay,Abide(Turkish Monumant,Twelve Tree Cops Cemetery,Helles,Dardanos batteries,Ahcıbaba hill,Troy,Akropolis of Pergamum,Ephesus,Temple of Artemis, Hous of the Virgin Mary,Basilic of St. John,Pamukkale, Hierapolis,Aphrodisias,Mevlan Dervish Museum,Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride,Goreme Open Air Museum,Uchisar Castle,Avanos with Pottery and Ceramic(tile) making lesson,Zelve Open Air Museum,Kaymaklı Underground City,Pasabag valley,Dervent valley,Rose valley,Optional Whirling Dervish tour,Anatolian Civilizations Moseum,Mauseleum of Ataturk,
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Turkey Cultural Tour
Zincirlidere Cd.Sisli-Istanbul/Turkey
• Tel: +90 532 3163653 • Tel: +90 212 2893252 • Fax: +90 212 2893252
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Turkey Cultural Tour
Zincirlidere Cd.Sisli-Istanbul/Turkey
• Tel: +90 532 3163653 • Tel: +90 212 2893252 • Fax: +90 212 2893252
• tours@turkeyculturaltour.com, • http://www.turkeyculturaltour.com