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TURKEY TRİP

Postby impulse » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:32 am

A TURKEY TRİP
Istanbul
Ephesus
Cappadocia
Antalya
Istanbul (3 Days)
Day 1 Istanbul
Cruise and lunch on the Bosphorus. Visit the Sadberk Hanim private museum and the Spice Bazaar. Dinner in the Beyoglu (Pera) district at one of the local restaurants of Istanbul. Overnight at the Istanbul Richmond Hotel. (B/D)

Day 2 Istanbul
Full day visit in Istanbul -- Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Harem. Dinner in the fish market area, overnight at the Istanbul Richmond Hotel. (B/D)

Day 3 Istanbul
Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Basilica Cistern, and the Hippodrome. Free time in the afternoon for optional visits to the Grand Bazaar or Dolmabahce Palace. Farewell dinner and overnight at the Istanbul Richmond Hotel. (B/D)

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Ephesus (3 Days)
Day 1 Ephesus / Kusadasi
Flight to Izmir (or any connection you may have). Visit Ephesus and environs. The Emperor Augustus chose Ephesus to be the capital city of Asia Minor during the Roman period. Sites include the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the Church of the Virgin Mary where it is believed that Mary lived the last years of her life. Visit the museum in which most of the finds from Ephesus are exhibited. Dinner in Kusadasi, overnight at the Kusadasi Kismet Hotel. (B/D)

Day 2 Pamukkale - Aphrodisias / Kusadasi
Drive to Pamukkale to visit this natural tourist attraction where gleaming travertines form pools of mineral water. Drive to Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite, the Mother of Aeneas from whom the Romans claimed to have descended. Top quality marble quarries made the city one of the most important sculpture centers of the entire Roman world. Dinner and overnight at the Kusadasi Kismet Hotel. (B/D)

Day 3 Priene - Miletus - Didyma / Kusadasi
Visit the most important cities of the classical period, the Ionian cities of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. Dinner and overnight at the Kusadasi Kismet Hotel. (B/D)

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Cappadocia (3-4 Days)
Day 1 Cappadocia
Arrive to Cappadocia either via Kayseri airport. Drive to a totally unique landscape dominated by deep valleys and fairy chimneys. Visit Goreme and Zelve open-air museums and Uchisar Fortress, where early Christians found shelter from the 11th century onwards. Optional afternoon walk in one of the valleys. Dinner in town, overnight at the Urgup House Hotel. (B/D)

Day 2 Cappadocia
Optional balloon trip over Cappadocia in the early morning. Visit the Soganli Valley cave dwellings and churches, the Eskigumus monastery near Nigde, and the castle of Nigde. Visit the underground city of Kaymakli. Dinner in town, overnight at the Urgup House Hotel. (B/D)

Day 3 Departure Day
Drive to Kayseri airport for flight to the United States. (B)

-OR- Day 3 Hattusas / Ankara
Drive to Hattusas, the capital city of the Hittites. See the giant architecture dating from the 15th century B.C. After lunch drive to Ankara. Dinner in one of Ankara's local restaurants. Overnight at the Neva Palace Hotel. (B/D)

Day 4 Departure Day
Transfer to the airport for flight to the United States. (B)

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Antalya (3 Days)
Day 1 Antalya
A relaxing day at Pamphylia with a visit to Perge and then Aspendos, the best-preserved and designed theater of the Roman era. An afternoon of free time in Antalya to roam the streets of the Old Town and visit the harbor. Dinner on your own, overnight at the Antalya Talya Hotel. (B)

Day 2 Antalya
Meet the bravest and toughest people of Anatolia, the Pisidians. Visit Termessos, the biggest and most impressive city within the grounds of Termessos National Park. Picnic lunch at Termessos and drive back to Antalya to visit the museum. Dinner in town, overnight at the Antalya Talya Hotel. (B/D)

Asia Minor Classics

Western Turkey & Cappadocia 21 days - our most popular tour for first-time visitors to Turkey


Classical Turkey: Land & Sea 17 days - the best of Western Turkey & the Mediterranean aboard a Turkish gulet

Cruising the Turquoise Coast 9 days - board a Turkish gulet for the most relaxing, and beautiful, tour you'll ever experience


Eastern Turkey & Black Sea 19 days - a must for repeat visitors who want to get a fuller picture of this diverse country

Walking Tour 17 days - take this "back-roads" tour and get a view of Turkey that few people ever see





Special Interest Tours

Archaeological Odyssey 1: Lycia, Pamphylia, & Pisidia 20 days - explore ancient sites in their natural settings

Archaeological Odyssey 2: Remote Turkey 21 days - delve deeper into the history and culture of this wonderful country

Biblical Asia Minor 16 days - visit early Christian sites mentioned in the Bible, including the Seven Churches
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Postby amoolah » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:29 am

Wow....it seems like you are interested in studying Travel & Tourism. Aren’t you ? ;)
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Postby Elba » Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:08 pm

Where are the photos Impulse?
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