Classics Of Turkey - Cost Saver (10 Nights)

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TURKEY: Turkey, an intoxicating blend of old and new, of East and West. Experience exciting Istanbul with a full-day tour and enough leisure time to discover its hidden charms. Marvel at the unusual rock formations of Cappadocia, the unique calcium cascades of Pamukkale and the Roman ruins at Ephesus before stopping at Troy and Gallipoli.
Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Emirates
  • Day 2-11
    • Escorted Tours: Classics of Turkey - Super Saver (10 nights/ 11 days)
Full Itinerary

Classics of Turkey - Super Saver (10 nights/ 11 days)

Day 1
Classics of Turkey - Super Saver (10 nights/ 11 days)
Tour Code: CLCS

Day 1 Friday: Istanbul
Upon arrival you will be met by a Neon Tours representative with a Neon Tours signboard and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Saturday: Istanbul Optional (at an additional cost) Full day tour to include Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hip- podrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment (at an additional cost). (Breakfast)

Day 3 Sunday: Istanbul - Ankara
This morning Optional tour (at an additional cost) of St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Monday: Ankara - Cappadocia
Morning departure to view Hittite artefacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 Tuesday:
Cappadocia Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour (at an additional cost). Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 Wednesday: Cappadocia - Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale. En route, we visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Dinner and overnight at Pamukkale. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 Thursday: Pamukkale - Kusadasi
Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centres of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8 Friday: Ephesus & St. Mary's House - Kusadasi Optional (at an additional cost): Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary's Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. Afternoon Optional (at an additional cost): tour of Sirince. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Saturday: Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale
Visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Sunday: Dardanelles - Gallipoli - Istanbul
In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11 Monday: Istanbul - Return Transfer to airport. (Breakfast)
City Hotels or similar: (Please request an updated itinerary of confirmed hotels two weeks prior to departure)

Istanbul - Park Dedman Levent
Ankara - Holiday Inn Ankara
Cappadocia - Cappadocia Lodge Hotel
Pamukkale - Colossae Hotel
Kusadasi - Carina Hotel
Canakkale - Iris Hotel
Istanbul - Park Dedeman Levent

Day 2
Classics of Turkey - Super Saver (10 nights/ 11 days)
Tour Code: CLCS

Day 1 Saturday Istanbul: Upon arrival you will be met by a Neon Tours representative with a Neon Tours signboard and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Sunday Istanbul (Breakfast: Optional (at an additional charge): Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque. Optional (at an additional charge): Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.

Day 3 Monday Istanbul - Ankara (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge): Tour of Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight.

Day 4 Tuesday: Ankara - Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner): Morning departure to view Hittite artefacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Optional (at an additional charge): Join a Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 Wednesday Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge): Early morning hot air balloon tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 Thursday Cappadocia - Pamukkale (Breakfast, Dinner): Drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 7 Friday Pamukkale - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner): Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique cotton fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centres of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8 Saturday Ephesus & St. Mary's House - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge): Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary's Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. Afternoon optional (at an additional charge): Tour of Sirince.

Day 9 Sunday Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale (Breakfast, Dinner): Visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum and then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for overnight.

Day 10 Monday: Dardanelles - Istanbul (Breakfast, Dinner): In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles WW1. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bar and then drive to Istanbul to visit the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 11 Tuesday Istanbul (Breakfast): Return transfer to airport.

City Hotels or similar: (Please request an updated itinerary of confirmed hotels two weeks prior to departure)

Istanbul - Park Dedman Levent
Ankara - Holiday Inn Kavaklidere
Cappadocia - Cappadocia Lodge Hotel
Pamukkale - Colossae Hotel
Kusadasi - Carina Hotel
Canakkale - Iris Hotel
Istanbul - Park Dedeman Levent

Terms & Conditions

High season supplement apply
Block out dates apply on selected departures.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.


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