- St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia)
- Bosphorous Bridge
- Valens Aqueduct
- Blue Mosque
- Egyptian Column
- Topkapi Palace
- Grand Bazaar
- Cruising on Sea of Mamara
- Maiden's Island
- Maider’s Lighthouse Tower
- Camlica Hill
- Trojan Horse
- Red Courtyard
- Ruins of Asklepion· Ruins of Asklepion
- Turkish Delights Centre
- Aegean Sea
- Leather Show Room
- Turkey Delights Centre
- Ruins of Ephesus
- House of Virgin Mary
- Arcadian way
- Library of Celsus
- Artemis Temple
- Ruins of Hierapolis
- Cotton Castle
- Mediterranean Sea Cruising
- Kekova Island
- Simena Harbour
- Roman Bath Complex
- St, Nicholas Church
- Hadrian's Gate
- Clock Tower
- Republic Square
- Olimpos Mountains
- Turkish Garden
- Duden Falls
- Roman Substantial Aquedect
- Ancient Caravanserai
- Mevlana Tekke
- Karatay Medrese
- Ince Minaret
- Underground City· Underground City
- Pigeon Valley
- Goreme Open-Air Musuem
- Avanos PotteryVillage
- Ancient Cave Theatre
- Whirling Derwishes Show
- Turkish Belly Dancing Show
- Salt Lake
- Mausoleum Ataturk
- 9 Breakfasts / 9 Lunches / 9 Dinners
DAY1 : Singapore -- Istanbul (Meals on Board)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Istanbul — Land of the Byzantine and Ottoman.
DAY 2 : Istanbul - Canakkale (Meal on Board / Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
On arrival, the Mediterranean getaway begins with a tour of historic Istanbul. See the magnificent Roman Valens Aqueduct. Visit the Blue Mosque with its beautiful tiles, the Hippndrome (where Roman chariot races were held), and St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) Museum. It was at one time a cathedral and subsequently, a mosque. Also, catch a glimpse of the Egyptian Column from the famous Karnak Temple. Be amazed by the long suspension Bosphorus Bridge which links European Turkey and Asian Turkey. Enjoy ferry cruising on the Sea of Marmara to cross the continent between Europe and Asia. From here, transfer to Canakkale.
Note: In the event, Topkapi Palace is closed it will be replaced by the 6th century underground water palace - Basilica Cistern. It is underground of Istanbul, one of the few in the world.
DAY 3 : Canakkale - Troy - Kusadasi (Breakfast / Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
Travel to the ruins of Troy and see an enormous reconstruction of the famous Trojan Horse before continuing on to Pergamon. See the Red Courtyard. Visit the ruins of Asklepion, one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centres in the ancient world. Along the way, visit a Turkish Leather Showroom and witness a Turkish Fashion Show that showcases the most trendy leather products such as jackets, wallets, handbags, belts, hats etc. Continue to the pretty port of Kusadasi on the Aegean Sea.
DAY 4 : Kusadasi - Selcuk - Pamukkale (Breakfast / Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
Enroute to Ephesus, visit the outdoor archeological museum at Selcuk where many of the excavated artifacts of Ephesus are on display. The House of the Virgin Mary, spectacularly situated above theartifacts of Ephesus are on display. The House of the Virgin Mary, spectacularly situated above the Ephesus Ruins, awaits everyone. Marvel at the colonnaded Arcadian Way, the Library of Celsus and the Amphitheatre. Stop at Artemis Temple, one of the ancient seven wonders, best known as the "Temple of Diana'( Continue to Pamukkale and appreciate the ruins of ancient Hierapolis and Fairyland Terraces (Cotton Castle) and be enchanted by the glistening pools and cascades in scallop shell basins.
DAY5 : Pamukkale - Antalya (Breakfast / Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
Proceed to the sunny Mediterranean coast of ancient Lycia. Embark on a sightseeing cruise on the Mediterranean Sea to see the partly-sunken ruins of Kekova. Kekova covers a large area comprising Kekova Island, Kale (the Castle) Village and Ucagiz (the Three Mouths) Village. A Lycian sarcophagus standing in the shallow water of the Simena Harbour is the most notable ruin. Other remains in the village are a 1st century AD Roman bath complex. A medieval castle, a small theatre, cisterns and a necropolis. Next to Myra (Demre) was one of the earliest Lycian cities. Myra was renowned throughout the centuries as the city where St. Nicholas had lived during the 4th century AD. Visit the Saint Nicholas Church (Santa Claus) and his tomb, over which a chapel was subsequently erected.
DAY 6 : Antalya (Breakfast /Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
After breakfast, visit Hadrian's Gate, the Clock Tower at Kalekapisi, Republic Square with its dramatic statue and excellent views of the Mediterranean coast and the distant Olimpos Mountains. See the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which was built in 2nd century AD As a Roman temple. In 7th century AD, it was converted into a Byzantine church in honour of the Virgin Mary, but was then converted into a mosque three centuries later. The temple-church-mosque now lies in ruins, but the minaret has survived. Descending from the square, explore the narrow, winding streets of historic Old Antalya, Filled with graceful Ottoman-era houses and gardens. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the Turkish Garden to marvel the magnificent Duden Waterfalls. Thereafter, depart to Aspendos which houses the best preserved Roman theatre in Turkey. Drop by the nearby Roman Substantial Aqueduct. The rest of the day is at leisure and avid shoppers may spend some time shopping at this romantic city by the Mediterranean coast.
DAY 7 : Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia (Breakfast / Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
Proceed to Konya, the old capital of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire, now Turkey’s most religious city and home of the mystical Whirling Dervish sect. Visit the 13th century ancient Caravanserai, a hotel for the ancient travellers on the Silk Road. Enter the fluted turquoise-domed Mevlana Tekke, a museum and national monument which contains the tomb of the Whirling Dervishes' founder. Lay your eyes on the Karatay Medrese and Ince Minaret before driving to Cappadocia.
DAY 8 : Cappadocia (Breakfast / Underground Cave Restaurant Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
Today, be enchanted by the Underground City, once a place of refuge for 15,000 Christians. Explore the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Following this, pay a visit to the Pigeon Valley and the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Musuem. A photo-stop will be made at Uchisar"Castle" Village, a fantasyland of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. If time permits, enter and explore one of the local cave houses. Then, proceed to Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River). In the afternoon, spend some time shopping at the traditional indoor art centre and open air bazaars. Stop at the Turkish Carpet Showroom where a wide variety of locally handmade carpets are available. Continue to the Turkish Pottery Showroom and witness a cup-making demonstration which uses Cappadocian soil. Turkish-made plates, bowls, cups, pots, clocks etc. are available for purchase. After dinner, visit an ancient cave theatre and be entertained with a free flow of drinks and by a traditional Turkish performance, "The Whirling Dervishes Br Turkish Belly Dancing Show”. It will definitely be a most delightful evening.
DAY 9 : Cappadocia - Ankara - Bolu (Breakfast / Lunch / Hotel Dinner)
The morning will start with a brief stop at the picturesque Salt Lake before proceeding to Ankara to visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk which is located on an imposing hill in the Anittepe quarter of the city. It showcases the history of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk "The Founding Father of modern Turkey”. Continue to the scenic countryside town of Bolu.
DAY 10 : Istanbul (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today’s Istanbul sightseeing tour will trace the footsteps of James Bond (007). Drive along the Bosphorus Bridge. Ascend Camlica Hill, 267 metres above sea level to enjoy a birds-eye view of Istanbul and the divide between Asia and Europe. On continental Asia, see Maiden's Island (known as James Bond Island, where the 007 movie "The World Is Not Enough" was filmed) with its 408 BC romantic Maiden's Lighthouse Tower on the Bosphorus Straits. Shop (minimum 1% hours) at the famous Grand Bazaars which house more than 4000 shops, teahouses and cafes. A place where one can End art crafts, lamps, clothes, jewellery, paintings, souvenirs, cooking utensils, etc.
DAY 11 : Istanbul -- Singapore (Breakfast / Meal on Board)
Enjoy some time at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back home. We hope that you had a memorable vacation with ASA Holidays and thank you for your support!
DAY 12 : Arrival In Singapore
1. In the event of local religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances and/or bad weather condition, the sequence of the itinerary may be changed or alternative attractions substituted in without prior notice and/or at short notice in order to ensure smoother journey and tour.
2. All flight details herein are subject to change by Singapore Airlines without prior notice.
3. Not recommended for wheelchair-bound passengers. Comfortable shoes recommended.
4, Participants need to he properly attired when visiting places of religious worship; ASA Holidays will not be responsible for refusal of entry.
* Due to unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of itinerary may subject to changes without prior notice