Mr.Chris's Turkey Tour Package 6 Days-5 Nights (Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia Tour)

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Mr.Chris's Turkey Tour Package 6 Days-5 Nights (Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia Tour)
Guest Name : Mr.Chris xxxx
Country: Canada
Person/s : 3
Tour Type :Privvate/Regular
Tour Start : 06.05.2014
Tour Finish:12.05.2014
Tour Language:English
Tour Booking website : www.travelturkeyy.com

Day 1- Drive from Istanbul to Gallipoli

06:30-07:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul (Pick up time can change according to your hotel location.)Drive along the Marmara sea and stop in Tekirdag on the way to Gallipoli for having breakfast and rest. 12:30 Arrive in Eceabat. Upon arrival, have lunch in the restaurant. From here you will drive to the ANZAC Battlefield area to start an emotional & memorable tour. On tour you will visit: * Kabatepe War Museum * Beach Cemetery (John Simpson's Grave) * ANZAC Cove * Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place) * Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial) * Johnston's Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches) * View Shrapnel Valley * Turkish Memorial * The Nek & Walker's Ridge * Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial) At the end of the tour, you will be transfered your hotel. Check in and overnight in Cannakkale.

Day 2 - Troy Tour Then Bus to Selcuk or Kusadasi (Ephesus)

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel around 08:00 and then drive to Troy to proceed to the ancient site of Troy, 36km south of Canakkale. Your guide will walk you around the 9 layers of ancient cities built on top of each other the earliest dating back to 3000 B.C. The commentary is filled with mythical stories of the site & surrounding areas while filling you in on the history of the excavations past & present. The story of Troy is part-mythology & part-archaeology. During the tour you will visit, A replica of the wooden horse that you can climb into for a photo, City walls dating from early Bronze Age up to the Romans, in all, 9 different settlements, Temple of Athena - the focal point of a great annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to bus satation for taking a local bus down to Ephesus. 13:30 Depart from Canakkale for Selcuk or Kusadasi.(Duration is 8 hrs) 21:30 Arrive in Selcuk or Kusadasi. You will meet with our representative at bus station. Then you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.

Day 3 - Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour

You will have breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day Ephesus Tour and taken to meeting point. Then the tour starting with Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet coorperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary,it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Ephesus Archeological Museum to see findings of Ephesus excavations and Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. At the end of the tour, transfer back to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.

Day 4 - Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tours

Breakfast at your hotel and check out. 08:30 You will be picked up and transferred to meeting point. You will meet with other tour participants and tour guide then start the tour by driving to Pamukkale that has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. Once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and masterpiece theater. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres long covering an expanse of 240 metres to 300 metres. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool’s hot spring mineral Waters. At the end of the tour, transfer to bus station.

20:00 Depart from Pamukkale by local bus to Cappadocia. (Overnight bus and duration is 10 hrs)

Day 5 - Arrive in Cappadocia and Cappadocia Day Tour I

Arrive in Cappadocia. You will meet with our representative at bus station.You will be taken to meeting point where you will meet with other tour participants and guide. Also you will have time to have breakfast before strating the tour. Then we start to tour by visiting Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin church or the “Great Pigeon House” commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas.Then we go to local restaurant to have lunch. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. After visiting Pigeon Valley, drive for visiting Kaymakli Underground City, where early christians lived in fear and faith. The an- cient name was Enegup. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors, however four floors are available to visit. In wartime about 5000 people can refuged in. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 - Cappadocia Day Tour II and Transportation for next destination.

09:30 You will be picket up from your hotel for second day tour of Cappadocia. You will be takken to meeting point and meet with other tour participants and tour guide then we start the tour. Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. we visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos centre of terracotta art which is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river and is its production of earthenware pottery, it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. These Christian sanctuaries contain many examples of Byzantine art from the post-iconoclastic period. These frescoes are a unique artistic achievement from this period. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle which has the numerous hollowed-out containers, rock tombs, and a large water cistern all welcome you as silent witnesses to history and human life giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. At the end of the tour, you have several options like below,

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