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Karibu

Date: 05.09.2015 - 16.09.2015
(11 Nights 12 Days)

Price: 2,295 USD (4,800 TL*)

Single Room Price Gap: 665 USD (1,391 TL*)

Photography Expedition Archelogy

GENERAL INFO

We designed our tour especially for seniors who want to see different countries bu also do not want to be in a rush and need some time for relaxing. In our tour you will have chance to see most important places in Turkey with a slower tour than usual. Also thermal hotels and seaside resorts for your vacation is included in the program.

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 many more...

Tour Code: KAR4
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

After your arrival into Turkey, you will be transported to your hotel for check-in and relaxing. Overnight is at your hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 2

We will meet at the hotel and start to explore beautiful Istanbul. We both use our bus but also this day walking is required especially in our bazaar tours. 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 tour 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 taking in the beautiful sites of Istanbul by night. When the evening ends, you will be transported back to our hotel.

DAY 3

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel, then we will visit the Byzantine and Christian heritage sites of Istanbul. Our starting point is the Sultan Ahmet District. We will start from the Hippodrome, which is also known as the Sultan Ahmet Square. There, we will be visiting the Harem, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, million Stone, Hagia Irene and other sites. After our walk, we will take a lunch break and then we will experience the Grand Bazaar. When the activities end, we will have our dinner in a traditional restaurant and then depart for our hotel. Overnight at our hotel. For your convenience, we have schedule breaks every two hours.

DAY 4

We will allow time for relaxation in the morning. After that we will depart for Grand Bazaar. We will make a short walking tour of The Grand Bazaar and then explore the Topkapi Palace and Harem. In the afternoon we will return to our hotel.

DAY 5

In the morning we will depart fro Izmir, one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey, also known as The Pearl of The Aegean. After 4 hours of bus drive we will arrive to Izmir and enjoy delicious fish dishes. After our free time, we will make our Izmir city tour and then depart for Kusadasi, a lively port city where you can also enjoy the sea. Overnight is at Kusadasi.

DAY 6

This day our guests will find time to relax. At 10.00 AM in the morning we will depart for Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. In Bursa we will see Uludag, Grand Mosque and Silk Bazaar. Also in our road to Bursa we will have the opportunity to visit Iznik with its beautiful Byzantine ruins. Our guests can enjoy thermal water for the rest of the day. Bursa`s thermal waters especially healthful for pains caused by time and stress.

DAY 7

In the morning we will depart for Ephesus and Virgin Mary`s house. First we will see the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Our tour includes Temple of Hadrian, Theatre where St.Paul preached and Odeon. In the afternoon we return back to our hotel and relax. Overnight is at Kusadasi.

DAY 8

In the morning we will depart for Pamukkale. Pamukkale and ancient ruins of Hierapolis will move you. White Calcium Waterfalls of Pamukkale are real wonder. Also we should say that necropolis of Hieapolis was the biggest in Asia Minor. In the afternoon and evening you can enjoy the thermal water of Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight is in Pamukkale.

DAY 9

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 have a traditional lunch and then see Goreme Open Air Museum. In the Byzantine times the caves were used as churches. Also we will see the monasteries carved in the cliffs. 1000 year old frescoes are really astonishing. After our free time, we will see carpet weaving. Overnight at our hotel.

DAY 10

We will continue our tour in Urgup Village. After our tour we will take our lunch in a traditional restaurant and then see Kaymakli Underground City. In the underground city of Kaymakli there are houses, churches and even stables in the underground. Also during our tour we will have the opportunity to visit Avanos, famous with its clay potters design. In the evening we will go to Turkish Night Show for our Gala Dinner. Overnight is at our hotel.

DAY 11

In the morning we will flight back to Istanbul. Ground transportation will be awaiting us in Istanbul. This will be our last day in Istanbul, you will have free time to do some shopping or enjoy some free time.

DAY 12

Airport transportation will be provided according to your flight arrengements.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR TOUR?

  • Access to Turkey with the best guides
  • 11 Night of Accommodation in the Itinerary (Bed and Breakfast, Double Occupancy)
  • Thermal and Spa Usage in the hotels
  • Kayseri - Istanbul 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
  • 9 Dinners
  • 6 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.
  • Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
  • Your flight to/from Turkey