Travel Period: March 25 – October 31, 2017
For only 633€ – Airfare not included
Min. 2 adult passengers | twin sharing basis | Subject to availability
- Accommodation at listed hotels or equivalent in Twin-bedded rooms
- Specified meals in the itineraries as B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner.
- Baggage handling charged admission fees as per itinerary.
- Airfare ticket
- Philippine Travel Tax
- Travel Insurance
- Others not mentioned in the inclusions/itinerary.
Day 1 – Sat – Istanbul (L)
Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meet by Orion representative and proceed to “Old City” for full day tour including the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet I. Next we will have a look at the Hippodrome of Constantinople where horse and chariot races used to take place. Then visit the Haghia Sophia museum which is one of the greatest religious and architectural marvels of all times. Finally the famous Topkapi Palace museum will be visited which was built as the home of the Ottoman sultans. The world famous Treasury will be visited. Last stop will be Grand Bazaar. Check-in the hotel & overnight.
Day 2 – Sun – Istanbul / Canakkale (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast, we will begin our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WWI, allocate sufficient time to reflect at Anzac Cove and the Beach Cemetery, home to one of Australia ‘s most legendary soldiers, John Simpson, as well as Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, original trenches, the Nek, Courtney Steel Post and Queen ‘s Post. Then we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia. We will check-in to our hotel in Canakkale for the evening.
Day 3 – Mon – Canakkale / Kusadasi (B,L,D)
After breakfast we proceed to Troy. Referred to in Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey”, Troy has in fact nine cities superimposed one upon another. Troy Vl pertains to the famous Trojan War of Homer where the legendary heroes included Agamemnon, Achilles, Ulysses and Nestor on the Greek side, and Priam, Hector and Paris on the Trojan side.Later drive to the hauntingly beautiful city of Pergamon.En route we will visit the Asclepion of Pergamon was a famous health center where methods of treatment included blood transfusions, music therapy and meditation. Then drive to Kusadası for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Tue – Kusadasi / Pamukkale (B,L,D)
Following breakfast we drive to Selçuk to visit the House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt. Coressos. Then our memorable visit to Ephesus will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation from the Temple of Artemis (One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity). Then continue to Pamukkale. You will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertine in the form of white terrace and basins. After a picture break, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Wed – Pamukkale / Konya / Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Following an early breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living, to have lunch en route before arriving in Konya. Konya was the center of the Selcuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum we will continue to Cappadocia viewing the Sultanhani Caravanserai en route. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
ENJOY OPTIONALS : Belly Dance show at Cave Restaurant / Hot air Balloon ride
Day 6 – Thu – Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Today we visit one of the incredible Underground Cities (Ozkonak or Kaymakli) where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Then picture stops will be given at the Pigeons Valley and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Then proceed to the Goreme Valley to visit the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping in the afternoon. Also time will be allocated for the local souvenirs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Fri – Cappadocia / Nevsehir or Kayseri / Istanbul (B)
In the morning take a flight to Istanbul (ticket not included.) (Client will do their own check-in). Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meet by Orion Tour representative and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure.
ENJOY OPTIONAL : Half Day Bosphorus Tour
Day 8 – Sat – Istanbul (B)
Free until transfer time. Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport International Lines for flight to home.
- Touring by A/C First
- Class Coach or Midi-bus or Minibus (Depending on the size of the group).
- Hotel availability is subject to change and status depends at the time of booking
- Should there be any changes in the tax ratio it will be reflected on rates Quotes do not include; Personal expenses, International and domestic air ticket, soft drinks, tea and coffee during meals, tips to guide and driver / Turkey Visa *Tipping is a common and expected practice; therefore, EUR 5.00 for guide & EUR 3.00 for driver per person per day should be included in your budget. *If arrival & departure from/to Istanbul SABIHAGOKCEN AIRPORT, extra transfer fees will be added on
Rate is not valid during major Exhibitions / Events / Public Holidays.