Affordable Turkey Tour

Affordable Turkey Tour

Affordable 8 Days Turkey Tour 2014

USD1299/pax for February

USD1499/pax for March to May

Travel Dates:

Feb 22 – Mar  01/02, Mar 1 – 08/09, Mar 22 – 29/30, Apr 4/5 – 12/13

Apr 11/12 – 19/20, Apr 25/26 – May 3/4, May 1/2 – 9/10, May 23/24 – June 1

Tour Highlights:

Bosphorus Cruise Trip • Blue Mosque • Hippodrome of  Constantinople ‘ St. Sophia Church . Topkapi Palace. Ruins City of Troy .  Wooden Trojan Horse and Museum. Ruins of Asklepion. Ephesus. House of Virgin Mary. Ancient World – Artemis Temple.  Ancient City of  Hierapolis • Ancient Caravanserai. Museum of 13th Century Philosopher Melvana. ‘Underground city of Seratli. Goreme Open Air Museum.  Uchisar Castle Village. Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum. 500 year old Grand Bazaar

Accommodations:

  • ISTANBUL : Hilton aarden Inn or similar class
  • CANAKKALE : Ida Kale Hotel or similar class
  • RUSAPASI : Tatlises Hotel or similar class
  • PAMUKKAI-E : Triapolis Hotel or similar class
  • CAPPAPOCIA : Krystal Kaymali or similar class

Itinerary:

bosphorus turkey

Day 01: Arrival – Istanbul (D)

Upon arrival, next start the Bosphorus Cruise Trip. Here you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel and witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our people. Take photos of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conqueror of Istanbul in 1453. Overnight in Istanbul.

blue mosquee turkey

DAY 02: ISTANBUL – CANAKALE (B.L.D)

After breakfast inside hotel, proceed to Istanbul city tour. Visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. View its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles. Next, view only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is where chariot races took place in the past. Then, visit St Sophia Church, is a former Eastern Orthodox Church Converted to a mosque and must see attraction because of its religious and architectural significance. Next visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Presently it is a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. Today a ferry ride cross Marmata Sea and Overnight in Troy.

troy estanbul

 DAY 03: CANAKKALE – PERGAMUM – KUSADASI (B.L.D)

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Ruins City of Troy. Once there, you will be greeted by the huge of replica of a wooden Trojan Horse and Museum, a vivid reminder of the ancient Trojan War. Next Bergama visit the Ruins of Asklepion, an architectural masterpiece that is perched on the city’s center it used to be ancient hospital. Later, proceed to Selcuk Village and overnight in Kusadasi.

Ephesus turkey

DAY 04: KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE (B.L.D)

After breakfast inside hotel, set off for Selcuk and explore Ephesus, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. Ephesus is also one of the 7 Churches of Revelation and holds the House of Virgin Mary. Virgin Mary and St John were said to have lived in Ephesus and died there. After lunch, visit one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Artemis Temple. Continue to Pamukkale and visit the ruins Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a world heritage site, made of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring water flowing down the mountain. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Caravanserai_turkey

DAY 05: PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (BLD)

After breakfast travel to Konya. Enjoy lunch in a 700 year old ANCIENT CARAVANSERAI (hotel for ancient traders and travellers on silk road). Visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher MELVANA CELALEDDIN-l-RUMI, which used to be the cloister for Mevievi Dervishes. Meviana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religions are more or less truth. Move to Cappadocia. Tonight we will enjoy Belly Dance Show in Cappadocia cave restaurant

uchisar_castle_turkey

DAY 06: CAPPADOCIA (B.L.D)

(Morning: Optional Hot air Balloon). After breakfast inside hotel, be enchanted by the Underground City of Seratli, once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hail and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Next, get the rare chance to experience the beauty and work of Turkey’s handmade crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course. Following this, visit to the Pigeon Valley and the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum. Photo stops will be made at Uchisar Castle” Village, a fantasy land of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then proceed to Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilimak(Red River). Finally, a chance to view Turkish semi-precious Turkish turquoise (the name given by Marco Polo which means color of Turks). Overnight in Cappadocia.

goreme valley istanbul

DAY 07: CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL (B.L.D)

After breakfast inside hotel, drive pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara -Capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who was regarded as the father of modern Turkey. The mausoleum features a mix of different architectural styles from various Anatolian civilizations museum. Overnight in Istanbul.

   konya istanbul

DAY 08: ISTANBUL – DEPARTURE (B.L.-)

After breakfast at hotel, start the Istanbul half day city tour covers 500 Year Old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,00 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jewellery, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products. Free time in the afternoon and discover around on your own. Lastly transfer to Airport for your flight back to Manila.

 

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare via EK, EY, QR
  • All Transfers as per Itinerary base on Private Service
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accommodations at 4* Local Hotel
  • Full Board Meals: 7B, 7L., 7D
  • All Tours & Admission Fees as per Itinerary
  • Public Boat Arrangement from Istanbul to Cannakale
  • 1. Bottle of Water per pax per day • Water Provided during Meals
  • English Speaking guide

Exclusions:

  • Foreign Tax USP 470 (Subject to change)
  • PH fax PHP 1620.00
  • Terminal Fee PHP 550.00
  • Tip for cuide & Priver USPS/PAX/PAY
  • VISA Fee PHP2800+PHP500
  • Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Flight Details:

  • EK: MNL — 1ST – MNL via DUBAI
  • EY: MNL – 1ST – MNL via ABU DHABI
  • QR: MNL – 1ST – MNL via DOHA
  • MH: MNL – 1ST – MNL via KUALA

Visa Requirements:

  • ORIGINAL- PASSPORT. 6 months valid prior to departure
  • VISA APPLICATION FORM (accomplished and signed)
  • 2 pcs. passport size photos (white background)
  • Birth Certificate if Traveling with Family
  • Marriage Contract if Traveling with Spouse
  • Proof of Funds: Bank Certificate, Time Peposit
  • For Businessman: Business Documents
  • For Employee: Employment Certificate
  • For Student: Photocopy of School ID, School Certificate
  • Latest Income Tax Return
  • Airline Booking I Flight Itinerary and Hotel Booking /
  • Daily Itinerary

 

Booking Conditions:

  • Rate is valid For PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLPERS only
  • Non-refundable Deposit of USP200.0 per pax
  • 50% deposit upon approval of the VISA will be applied
  • Full cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation
  • made 2 weeks before departure date
  • MIN 10 pax must travel together
  • Free Travel Insurance for 6 – 70 years old only
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to local condition
  • Rates can be change due to foreign exchange rate