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10D TURKEY CULTURAL & HERITAGE DISCOVERY

10D TURKEY CULTURAL & HERITAGE DISCOVERY
  • 10 days
  • Group Tour
  • Dec 2018 - Sep 2019
  • SGD 1358

TripZilla WTR10C

452 North Bridge Road, #07-00, Chan Brothers Building, Singapore 188733

Highlights
10D TURKEY CULTURAL & HERITAGE DISCOVERY

Istanbul
  • City Tour with Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace & Hagia Sophia
Bursa
  • Grand Mosque
Kusadasi
  • Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Sirince Village
Pamukkale
  • Hierapolis & Cotton Castle
Konya
  • Mausoleum of Mevlana
Cappadocia
  • Underground City of Kaymali, Goreme Open Air Museum, Valley of the Bird & Uchisar Castle
Ankara
  • Mausoleum of Ataturk
Safranbolu
  • Old Ottoman Houses/Lake Abant*
  • Grand Bazaar
 

Day 1 SINGAPORE – ISTANBUL – BURSA
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Istanbul - Turkey. Upon arrival in Istanbul embark on a scenic drive to Bursa, the 4th largest city in Turkey. Visit Grand Mosque or Ulu Camiwhich is the first and biggest mosque of the Ottomans constructed in 1396 – 1400 during the reign of Yildirim Bayezit.
Meals On Board / Lunch / Dinner

Day 2 BURSA – KUSADASI
Depart Bursa and enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of the Aegean Sea to Izmir also known as “Smyra” in ancient times now the 3rd largest city in Turkey. Explore Ephesus, one of the largest archaeological sites in existence. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. Spend time at Sirince Village, formerly Kirkince or Cirkince, it is a village nestled on the hills famous for its houses.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE
Continue your scenic drive to Pamukkale to visit tour the ruins of the Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a World Heritage Site, made up of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain. After dinner, you may wish to enjoy an authentic thermal bath at your own expense.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA
Today, you will Travel to Konya, the famous old capital of the Selcuk Turks. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana which is heralded by the superburb conical fluted dome of an intense turquoise which stands out against the sky. Beside the tomb of Mevlana Celaleddin Ruminin which was constructed in 1274, other sections such as the Reading Room, Semahane, small Mosque, Dervish cells, Matbah, are located within the group structures. Continue to Cappadoica.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 CAPPADOCIA
From Konya enjoy a scenic drive to Cappadocia, which boasts a unique landscape sculpted by wind, sun, rain and snow. Its bizarrely shaped pillars, cones and ‘fairy chimneys’ make fantastic spots for snapshots. Explore the Underground City of Kaymakli, one of the largest underground cities there, said to have existed since the Hittite period. You will get a chance to see bedrooms, kitchens, dining halls, wine cellars, chapels, stables and more. Goreme Open-Air Museum is a compound comprising 29 rock-cut churches with some even dating back to the 6th century and decorated with beautiful frescoes depicting Bible stories. Proceed to Uchisar, an old village of small dwellings carved into massive rocks. If time permits, you can visit one of the homes in the contemporary village and experience life ‘on the rocks’. Make photo stops at Valley of the Birds and Uchisar Castle, where you can capture panoramic views of the beautiful plateaus. Later, visit a carpet outlet center where you can see handmade carpets, followed by a local handicrafts and pottery making center.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA –– ABANT
After breakfast, depart for Ankara, Turkey’s capital. Visit Ataturk Mausoleum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, known as the “Father of Modern Turkey”. The mausoleum features a mix of different architectural styles from various Anatolian civilizations. Later after lunch, enjoy a scenic drive to Lake Abant.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 ABANT – ISTANBUL
Spend sometime to explore the surroundings of the lake before heading back to Istanbul. The world-famous Abant Lake, which is much like Switzerland's Lake Davos with the marvelous scenery of beautiful mountains during both the summer and winter, is a must-see site of natural beauty.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 ISTANBUL
Embark on your city tour with visit to the Blue Mosque, also known as “Mosque of Sultan Ahmet”, which boasts a unique feature of six minarets. View its interior decoration and distinctive blue tiles. Next, view the only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which are made up of 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is where chariot races used to take place. Then, photostop at Hagia Sophia Museum, a must-see for its religious and architectural significance. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Today, it is a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. Later shop 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jewellery, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 ISTANBUL – SINGAPORE
Today If time permit, you may like to take an optional tour of the Dolmabahce Palace or take the Bosphorus cruise to enjoy the unique experience of cruising between 2 continents of Asia and Europe, at your own expense. Thereafter transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast

Day 10 ARRIVE SINGAPORE

IMPORTANT NOTES
Remarks

Revisions, if any, in itinerary are subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is available atwww.ChansWorld.com/PackageTourTnCs. In particular, the Customer is requested to note the following:

  • Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control.
  • Accommodation in designated cities is subject to room availability.
  • Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.
  • Proposed changes, if any, that are not accepted will be subject to the refund provisions set out in the Terms and Conditions.
  • During fairs and major events accommodation may not be in the city stated.