9 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS TURKISH DELIGHT VIA TURKISH AIRLINES

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9 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS TURKISH DELIGHT VIA TURKISH AIRLINES

Travel Dates:
May 19-27 | September 15-23 | October 23-31, 2019

USD 1,688/pax 

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Domestic Flight IST to ADB
  • 6N Hotel accommodation based on 5 star
  • Meals, Entrance Fees, Tours based on Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Tipping

Exclusions:

  • Phil Travel Tax Php 1,620/pax
  • Visa Assistance Fee
  • Other Expense not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance

 

Proposed Itinerary:
Day 1: Manila—Istanbul—Izmir
Arrival in Istanbul

Day 2: Izmir—Kusadasi (L-D)
Upon arrival, meet with the local guide and proceed for lunch in Kusadasi. Next, visit one of the World Seven Wonders – The Ruins of Ephesus, world’s finest archaeological sites, where we visit the Arcadia way, the splendid façade of the Library of Celsius and see the Amphitheatre, which is still used for concerts. After the tour proceed to Dinner and check-in at the hotel.

Day 3: Kusadasi—Pumukkale (B-L-D)
After breakfast, Visit the House of Mary Later (or Meryem Ana Evi in Turkish) is a place where, according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to Orthodox belief). Proceed to visit the Leather Fashion House and enjoy a fashion show there with drinks served. Transfer to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). Visit Hierapolis, the ruins of the biggest Necropolis (graveyard) of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Next to The Travertines, one of the UNESCO listed World Heritage Side, a magical and spectacular natural site unique in the world famous for its fantastic white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Tonight you may enjoy a free hot spring bath in your hotel (please bring your own swimming wear). Dinner at the hotel before check-in.

Day 4: Pumakkale—Konya—Cappadocia (B-L-D)
After breakfast, depart for Cappadocia via Konya, arrive Konya for lunch and stop by to visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the whirling dervish. Drive to Cappadocia and dinner in hotel

Day 5: Cappadocia (B-L-D)
The region known in ancient times as Cappadocia is the setting for some of nature’s most bizarre wonders. The unique and yet the strange rock formations and subterranean dwell-ings of Cappadocia provide unforgettable sets of experiences, memories and photographs. Visit Underground City of Kaymaklı, which is built by first Christian people to protect themselves from Romans during troubled times and are linked by underground tunnels to other cities, Continue to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site -Göreme Openair Muse-um, where you can see the church in the region with its paintings date back to the 5th century. Proceed to Uchisar Hill and Pasabag to have a magnificent and unrivalled view of Cappadocia. Later, visit to Pottery Workshop and Turkish Carpet Factory with drinks served. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Cappadocia—Ankara (B-L-D)
Depart for Ankara, the capital of Turkey and the country’s second largest city after Istanbul. Lunch at local restaurant then visit the Anatolia Civilization Museum, an exceptional museum with its unique collection, has Anatolian archaeological artefacts and artefacts from the Palaeolithic Age to the present. On the way to hotel, Panaromic view of Ankara. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Ankara—Istanbul (B-L-D)
Depart for Istanbul, forms the financial centre of Turkey and confidently straddles the borders between Asia and Europe as it has for millennia: this is the result when you mix ancient Christendom, a medieval metropolis and the modern Middle East. Situated on either side of the Bosphorus, Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the world. Lunch on arrival, Then Visit Grand Bazaar – one of the largest covered bazaar in the world. A likely labyrinth with innumerable shops selling practically everything under one roof. Stroll along Taksim Square before Dinner. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 8: Istanbul—Manila (B-L-D)
This morning, take a Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait at an unforgettable excursion starts between two continents, Europe and Asia. The cruise will take you along the Bosporus, past the Europeans style palaces of the great Ottomans, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, as well as the beautiful wooden kiosks of the 19th century, mansions and modern villas, which form the elegant sections of the city. Next, visit to Topkapi Palace, built as official resi-dence and the seat of government during Ottoman Empire. It is today a museum palace with a wide collection of Ottoman artifacts including imperial jewels, porcelain, armor and weapons lunch at local restaurant then continue city tour bring you to Blue Mosque which is the largest mosque in city and one of the most prominent landmark of Istanbul. Contin-ue to Hippodrome Square, former centre of sportive and political activities of onstantino-ple. Next to The Church of the Holy Wisdom -St. Sophia Church, is a former Eastern Ortho-dox Church converted to a mosque, now is a magnificent museum. Dinner and send to airport for flight back to manila

Day 9: Istanbul—Manila
Arrival in Manila

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Remarks:
✔Rates are PER PERSON basis.
✔BOOK and BUY BASIS. Cannot hold booking unless purchased and finalized.
✔All tours and transfers are on seat-in coach basis (0900am–1100pm).
✔All Room type (double or twin bed) is on request basis subject to availability upon check-in.
✔it is hotel’s SOP to collect deposits, upon check-in, for incidental charges, if any. Said hotel deposit (may vary depending on hotel) may be settled in cash or with your credit card. It will be refunded upon check out if unused.
✔All Room type (double or twin bed) is on request basis subject to availability upon check-in.
✔HOTEL CHECK IN/OUT: 1400HRS/1200HRS
✔Please be reminded that passport MUST be valid 6 months before your departure.
✔Government employees must secure travel clearance from their respective offices.
✔Aron Star Travel and Tours is not liable when guests do not pass the immigration procedures, which is beyond our control. Thus, all tours and services are non-refundable.
✔Aron Star Travel and Tours hotel and airline will not be liable for any delays or failure to provide services caused by Acts of God, reason of war, insurrection, tourist act, civil commotion, any act, decree, or order of any government authority, labor dispute or any other causes beyond our control.
✔Subject to availability upon confirmation. Subject to change without prior notice.
✔NON-REFUNDABLE/NON-TRANSFERABLE/NON-REBOOKABLE/NON-ENDORSABLE ONCE FINALIZED.

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