facebook instagram twitter pinterest

Karibu

Date: 04.07.2015 - 23.07.2015
(9 Nights 10 Days)

Price: 2,095 USD (4,382 TL*)

Single Room Price Gap: 620 USD (1,297 TL*)

Expedition Archelogy

GENERAL INFO

Within this deligtful tour you will be able to see and experience the most important attractions of Turkey. In the tour you will have the chance to see both ancient and modern architecture, including some of Turkey`s Unesco World Heritage Sites. Visits to Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia and Pamukkale are included in this tour.

Highlights of the Trip:
Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Istiklal Street, Golden Horn, Bosporus, Izmir, Kusadasi, St.Mary`s House, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Bursa, Uludag, Pamukkale, Hierapolis and much more...

Tour Code: KAR3
Price is valid on 27.05.2014

USEFULL INFO

FLIGHT
Our team can help you to arrange y our flight. Or you can buy your ticket from your local agent and just let us know the time of your arrival.

PRE-TOUR
Prior to your tour departure, our consultants will send you detailed information about our program. We will be glad to help if you need pre or post hotel bookings.

CLOTHING/PACKING
During your visit, Turkey`s temperature varies between 82F and 95F. We recommend lighter cloth. As part of our tours, you will have the opportunity to enter different mosques; some mosques require women travelers to wear head scarves inside the mosque. We suggest you pack a scarf and bring it with you during the tours. Don`t forget your comfortable walking shoes and a hat, especiallty for ancient sites. We will have opportunities to swim in several sites, so please bring your swimwear.

GUIDE
During our tour a licensed English speaking (or can depend according to your preference) guide will accompany you. All of the guides of our tours are experienced and have more than 15 years in the industry. Your guide will also e-mail you before your trip and answer your pre-trip questions.

INSURANCE
All of our guests are protected under our travel health insurance during their trip in Turkey. If any unexpected case happens, with this insurance you can go to the best hospitals in our route. Even transfers can be covered by this plan, if there is a need.

TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1

Upon your arrival into Turkey, you will meet with your guide at the airport and then transported to your hotel for check-in. Also your orientation information about Turkey and what can you eat, shop etc. will be given by your guide. You will be able to rest in preparation for the exciting days ahead.

DAY 2

In the morning, we will meet at our hotel and start to explore beatiful Istanbul. We will start at The Golden Horn, then visit Galata Bridge and finish with The New Mosque. During our tour, we will also have time to experience The Egyptian Bazaar. After our walk in, we will relax and enjoy a magical evening. We will begin by boarding a cruise to navigate the Bosporus River and experience a delicious Turkish Dinner while talking in the beatiful sites of Istanbul by night. When the evening ends, you will be transported back to our hotel.

DAY 3

After our breakfast, we will visit the Byzantine Heritage area of Istanbul: Sultan Ahmet District. We will start from the Hippodrome, which is also known as Sultan Ahmet Square, see Hurrem Sultan Bath, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Million Stone and much more... After our walk, we will have a lunch break and then experience the Grand Bazaar. When the evening ends, you will be transported back to our hotel with our bus.

DAY 4

After the breakfast, we will start our tour from Topkapi Palace. During our tour we will also visit the Harem. After our tour you will find some free time for discretionary site seeing. For those who want to see another interesting museum, you can also visit the Istanbul Archeological Museum. The first peace pact of the world, The Kadesh Agreement, is on display in the Istanbul Archeological Museums` collection. In the afternoon, we will see the Istiklal District. With its Art Nouveau facades and lively atmosphere, you will get a different taste of Istanbul. The rest of the night will be free time for you.

DAY 5

In the morning, we will depart from our hotel and fly to Kayseri. After our flight our bus will pick us from Kayseri Airport and we will discover beautiful Cappadocia. First, we will hav a traditional lunch and then see the Goreme Open Air Museum (a world heritage site). In the Byzantine times, the caves wew used as churches and we will see how the monasteries were carved in the cliffs. The 1000 year old frescoes are really astoniching. We will wind down theafternoon by visiting a carpet weaving site. When the activities end, you will be transported to our local hotel.

DAY 6

We will continue our tour in Urgup Village. After our tour we will take our lunch in a traditional restaurant and then visit the Kaymakli Underground City. In the city of Kaymakli, there are houses, churches and even stables underground. Also during our tour we will have the chance to see Avanos, which is famous for its clay potters`designs. In the evening, we will go to a fun Turkish Night Show. When the show ends, we will be transported back to our hotel.
Dinner: Mixed Plate, Main Course (Meat or Chicken), Desert, 1 Drink included

DAY 7

After our breakfast, we will transfer to the airport and fly to Izmir. Izmir is one of the most beatiful cities in Turkey. It is known as pearl of the Aegean. We`ll have a short Izmir tour and then head for Kusadasi, a lively port city where you can enjoy the sea. We will overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 8

After our breakfast, you will have free time to enjoy the sea. Then we will depart for Ephesus and Virgin Mary`s House. Our first stop will be to the see the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. This tour also includes visits to: the Temple of Hadrian, the Theatre where St.Paul preached, and the Odeum. Afterwards, we will depart for Pamukkale and have our lunch break on the road. Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis will be a moving experience. The White Calcium Waterfalls of Pamukkale are really an inspiring site. Dinner and our overnight will be at Pamukkale.

DAY 9

In the early morning we will depart for Bursa. This is the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and also known for its thermal waters. After we arrive in Bursa, we will have a Burca City Tour and also see the gorgeous Uludag. Our guests will have free time to enjoy the city and we will overnight in Bursa.

DAY 10

In the early morning we will depart for Istanbul and say goodbye to our guests as the take theri return flight to the States.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR TOUR?

  • Access to Turkey with the best guides
  • 9 Night of Accommodation in the Itinerary (Bed and Breakfast, Double Occupancy)
  • Istanbul - Kayseri Domestic Flight
  • Kayseri - Izmir Domestic Flight
  • All the tours mentioned in the Itineray
  • All the museum tours and entrance fees
  • All the transportation with 2014/2015 Air-Conditioned Buses
  • Airport - Hotel Transfers
  • 6 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • Tips for the drivers and guides
  • Free Turkey Handbook
  • All the refreshments served in the buses
  • KARIBU T-Shirts and tour materials
  • Travel Insurance during your tour in Turkey
  • Early Booking Discount until March 2015 (100 USD)
  • Pre-information meeting about our tour

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • The lunches and dinners which are not mentioned.
  • Your flight to/from Turkey