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9 Day Legends Of Turkey Tour

$999
Per Person

Typically $1,399
Our 9 day Legends of Turkey tour is a must do! Starting in Istanbul and finishing in the beautiful beachside city of Antalya.  The history, the culture, the food, all the essential aspects of Turkey will be explored! You will learn so much from our knowledgeable guides, your camera roll will be full and the memories you make will last forever.    

the tour

If you are looking for a holiday to Turkey, our 9 day Legends of Turkey tour offers something special. This is the best tour in Turkey!  Enjoy first class service and transportation through the historical and picturesque sites.  Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey of discovery you won’t forget.  Begin your tour in Istanbul and enjoy the city sights with a full day of exploration.   The great palace of the Ottoman sultans – Topkapi Palace is sure to be a highlight.  Onto the battlefields of Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, the Beach Cemetery and Plugges Plateau – a must see for the history buffs.

You’ll visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home to the Trojan horse and Helen of Troy.  For the jewellery lovers prepare to be wowed by the beautiful handicrafts in Pergamon. You will have to opportunity to shop at a Pergamon jewellery centre.

Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world – enjoy a fully guided half day tour visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, the famous Roman Baths and the Grand Theatre.  Work up a thirst at Sirince Village and sample some of the best wines in Turkey. Enjoy the scenic vineyards and learn how to make a fruit wine from the experts.  The ‘Cotton Castle’ white calcium warm pools will delight – take the opportunity to walk around this natural phenomenon and even lie in the spring water.  Stay overnight in Pamukkale and visit the ruins of Hierapolis.

It’s time to hit the beach! Take in the vast Mediterranean views along the coastline and enjoy a comprehensive day tour of Antalya.  The Duden Waterfalls are a must see and take a walk along specially designed pathways close to the falls, don’t forget the camera!  Your 9 day Legends of Turkey tour will finish in Antalya but you might like to take a few extra days for some beach time or make your own way back to Istanbul.

INCLUSIONS:

This 9 day holiday to Turkey includes an 8 night guided tour.  Accommodation in 4 star hotels with the option to upgrade. It includes meals as listed in the itinerary, all entrance fees and transportation in a comfortable, air conditioned coach. Unsure of when you can travel?  You can select your travel date later! Contact us to find out more!

 

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Istanbul Arrival

Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn

DAY 2: Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from the hotel. Today you will depart for the Istanbul City Tour. Topkai Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain. Robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Next on the list is the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Outside the Blue Mosque we find the Hippodrome. The Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races and entertainment. The Hippodrome comprises of three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After a short enjoyable lunch break we head to the Grand Spice Bazaar for shopping. After the shopping tour come back to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn

DAY 3: Gallipoli Tour

At around 6.30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Morning tea break on route to Gallipoli. We arrive at Gallipoli around 12 o’clock and take a lunch break – you will have a chance to eat and relax before we depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Troia Tusan Hotel

DAY 4: Troy Tour – Pergamon – Kusadasi

Depart at 8:30am and drive for 30 minutes to the city of Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After the Troy tour, we drive 3 hours to Pergamon. Lunch break around 1pm and after lunch head to the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that time. Pergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery centre for shopping. Arrival to Kusadasi around 6pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

MEALS: Packed Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Comfort Ada Class Hotel

DAY 5: Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Turkish Village Sirince

After breakfast around 9am you will be picked up from the hotel. Enjoy a fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en – route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 1pm. After lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. Then onto a traditional Turkish Village Tour. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paint. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Overnight in Kusadasi.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Comfort Ada Class Hotel

DAY 6: Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour

Pick up from the hotel after breakfast about 9am. We depart for Pamukkale. We will check in at the hotel around 12.00 and have lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Pam Thermal Hotel

DAY 7: Pamukkale to Antalya

After breakfast, about 10am we will depart for Antalya. Morning tea en route to Antalya and once we arrive for checkin and lunch. The remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner and Overnight in Antalya.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Best Western Khan Hotel

DAY 8: Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls

After breakfast 9am pick up from the hotel. Drive to Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian’s Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalyas modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian’s Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya’s broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in the Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into a circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. We have lunch then depart for Duden waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. Lunch at the Hotel. After tour come back to hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Antalya

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Best Western Khan Hotel

DAY 9: Antalya – End of Tour

Today marks the end of your Turkey Tour – You may like to spend a few extra days beachside in Antalya or organise a flight back to Istanbul. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future on one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing to travel with MyHoliday2.

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

If you are looking for a holiday to Turkey, our 9 day Legends of Turkey tour offers something special. This is the best tour in Turkey!  Enjoy first class service and transportation through the historical and picturesque sites.  Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey of discovery you won’t forget.  Begin your tour in Istanbul and enjoy the city sights with a full day of exploration.   The great palace of the Ottoman sultans – Topkapi Palace is sure to be a highlight.  Onto the battlefields of Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, the Beach Cemetery and Plugges Plateau – a must see for the history buffs.

You’ll visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home to the Trojan horse and Helen of Troy.  For the jewellery lovers prepare to be wowed by the beautiful handicrafts in Pergamon. You will have to opportunity to shop at a Pergamon jewellery centre.

Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world – enjoy a fully guided half day tour visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, the famous Roman Baths and the Grand Theatre.  Work up a thirst at Sirince Village and sample some of the best wines in Turkey. Enjoy the scenic vineyards and learn how to make a fruit wine from the experts.  The ‘Cotton Castle’ white calcium warm pools will delight – take the opportunity to walk around this natural phenomenon and even lie in the spring water.  Stay overnight in Pamukkale and visit the ruins of Hierapolis.

It’s time to hit the beach! Take in the vast Mediterranean views along the coastline and enjoy a comprehensive day tour of Antalya.  The Duden Waterfalls are a must see and take a walk along specially designed pathways close to the falls, don’t forget the camera!  Your 9 day Legends of Turkey tour will finish in Antalya but you might like to take a few extra days for some beach time or make your own way back to Istanbul.

INCLUSIONS:

This 9 day holiday to Turkey includes an 8 night guided tour.  Accommodation in 4 star hotels with the option to upgrade. It includes meals as listed in the itinerary, all entrance fees and transportation in a comfortable, air conditioned coach. Unsure of when you can travel?  You can select your travel date later! Contact us to find out more!

 

 

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

June: 4, 18

July: 2, 16, 30

August: 6, 20

September: 3, 17

October: 1, 15, 29

November: 5, 19

December: 3, 17

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

January: 7, 14

February: 11, 25

March: 4, 18

April: 15, 29

May: 6, 20

June: 3, 10

July: 15, 22

August: 5, 19

September: 9, 30

October: 14, 28

November: 4, 11

December: 2

 

INCLUSIONS

9 day guided tour of Turkey

8 nights accommodation

8 x Breakfasts, 7 x Lunches, 6 x Dinners

Guided Istanbul city tour

Guided Gallipoli tour

Guided Troy tour

Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour

Guided Ephesus tour

Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting

Guided Pamukkale tour

Guided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Airport transfers

Professional English speaking guides

EXCLUSIONS

International flights

Domestic flight from Antalya to Istanbul

Turkey entry visa fee

Travel Insurance

Meals not mentioned in itinerary

Personal Expenses

Any other expenses which are not mentioned in inclusions

HOTELS

 4 STAR HOTELS:

Istanbul: Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn

Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel

Kusadasi: Comfort Ada Class Hotel

Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel

Antalya: Best Western Khan Hotel

5 STAR HOTELS:

Istanbul: The Marmara Pera Hotel

Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel

Kusadasi: Suhan 360 Hotel

Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel

Antalya: Best Western Khan Hotel

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 5 Star Hotels – $100 per person

(Add this upgrade at checkout)

OPTIONAL:

DAY 9: Domestic flight from Antalya to Istanbul – $100-150 per person

(Rates subject to change due to time of year and availability – please check with MyHoliday2)

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Turkey with extra nights pre tour in Istanbul and extra nights post tour in Antalya:

PRE-TOUR

4 Star Hotel Istanbul – $280

POST-TOUR

Contact MyHoliday2 for current rates

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast. Airport transfer is not included.

TOUR INFORMATION

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 30 December 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to departure

RATES:

9 Day Legends of Turkey 4 Star Package – $999 per person

9 Day Legends of Turkey 5 Star Package – $1099 per person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers:

– $550 per person

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum of 15 people

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge using existing bedding. For packages that include domestic airfares, children of this age will be charged flight ticket insurance only [Approx. $50]

– Children aged 2-11 (4 Star Package) $749 – Add to cart at checkout

– Children aged 2-11 (5 Star Package) $799 – Add to cart at checkout

– Children aged 12+ require a full priced adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay

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After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

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MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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