TURKEY
12D9N AMAZING TURKEY (Valid till Oct 19)
Tour Code: TUH12

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Welcome to a unique experience!

  • Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport
Breakfast
  • Arrival in Istanbul
  • Embark on a tour of Old Istanbul Sultan Ahmet area
  • Visit Hippodrome, the center of chariot races during ancient Roman & Greco period
  • Visit The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi), also known as the "Sunken Palace" which was constructed in 532AD as a water reservoir for the Byzantine Palace.
  • Visit Blue Mosque, one of the largest religious complex and icon of Istanbul
  • Visit St. Sophia Church Museum, a 2000 years old church turned mosque and current museum - an architectural marvel of all time.
  • After lunch, drive approximately 4.5 hours to Eceabat
  • Cross the Dardanelles in an approximately 30 minutes car-ferry ride to Canakkale for the night
Breakfast
  • Visit the ruins of ancient Troy and the legendary Trojan Horse
  • Drive approximately 2 hours to Bergama
  • Ascend by cable-car to the site of ancient Pergamon
  • Visit ruins of the Acropolis, which includes Temple of Trajan, Temple o Athena, the Library and carved into the steep hillside, is the dramatic Hellenistic theater.
  • Continue to the Aegean coastal town of Kusadasi (about 3 hours’ drive)
Breakfast
  • 30 minutes’ drive to the town of Selcuk.
  • Visit a famous leather showroom where you have a chance to purchase some of Turkey’s finest leather products.
  • Walking tour of the marble city of Ancient Ephesus, one of largest and most outstanding archaeological site in existence.
  • Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the final resting place of Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
  • After lunch, drive approximately 3.5 hours to Pamukkale, another major attraction of Turkey, well known for “Cotton Castle”, a cliff of travertine and pools formed by hot calcium laden waters that spring from the earth and cascade over the cliff.
Breakfast
  • Tour the travertine and enjoy dipping your feet in the thermal pools.
  • Visit the ancient Roman “spa city” - Hierapolis.
  • Depart for Konya, the famous old capital city of the Seljuk Turks.
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, a great philosopher, poet and the father of the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes).
  • Visit Sultanhani, a prime example of the Seljuk Turkish caravanserai.
  • Continue to Cappadocia - “The Land of Beautiful Horses”, a region covered with volcanic lava that eroded over millions of

 

Recommended Optional Tour:

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour over Cotton Castle

Breakfast
  • Enjoy a full day’s tour of Cappadocia.
  • Visit Goreme Valley, a region created from erosion of volcanic rocks with the iconic “Fairy Chimney”.
  • Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, a compound of rock cut churches since 6th century.
  • Visit Uchisar (an old village) consisting small dwellings carved into huge rock.
  • Picture stop and viewing of the Uchisar Castle.
  • Picture stop at Monks Valley (Pasabag) and Honey Valley, one of the most picturesque spots of Cappadocia.
  • Picture stop at Imaginary Valley (Devrent) to view more lunar landscape and rock formations.
  • Visit Avanos ceramic & pottery showroom, a chance to learn the making of handmade ceramic arts.
  • Enjoy a local specialty lunch – pottery kebab.
  • Visit Turkish carpet showroom, a chance to witness the making of the famous Turkish carpets.
  • Visit Cappadocia’s famous Turkish jeweller where you can admire the fine work of Turkish craftsmen.
  • Visit Underground Cities – these are amusing and mysterious underground settlements which have existed since the Bronze Age.
  • After dinner, proceed to a cave restaurant for an exotic night of Belly dancing and folklore.
Breakfast

Recommended Optional Tour :

1. Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour over Cappadocia

2. Off Road Jeep Safari Adventure

3. Gondola Ride on the Red River

4. Mud Bath and Termal Pool

Breakfast
  • Approximately 4 hours’ drive to Ankara, the capital of Turkey
  • Picture stop at Lake Tuz (or Salt Lake, the second largest lake of Turkey)
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch
  • Visit Ataturk Mausoleum (the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - “Father of modern Turkey”)
  • Continue to another of Turkey’s UNESCO Heritage town - Safranbolu. There are about 1008 monuments of historic interest rooted in this beautiful old town filled with “Ottoman” atmosphere (Note : Accommodation in Safranbolu can be an ancient Han converted hotel with irregular size rooms or Konak, old Ottoman period wooden mansion, where you get a chance to experience local heritage)
Breakfast
  • Embark on a city tour of Safranbolu
  • Visit Hidirlik Hill for a panoramic view of the castle, clock tower and old houses down in the valley
  • A walking tour through the old town, Cinci Inn, Cinci Bath, Arasta Bazaar, Koprulu Mosque and see The Sundial Clock, Old Government Building and Clock Tower
  • Visit a local Turkish Delight shop
  • After lunch, approximately 5 hours’ drive back to Istanbul
Breakfast
  • Enjoy a leisure cruise on the famous Bosphorus River that separates Asia and Europe continent.
  • Visit Topkapi Palace, one of the major residences of the Ottoman Sultans during almost 400 years of their 624-year reign.
  • After lunch, it’s shopping time at the 500 years old Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops. (Closed on Sunday and religious holidays)
  • Proceed to Taksim area to see the city’s most popular strolling, shopping and snacking street. Perhaps you may wish to try a ride on the sleepy vintage tram while you and walk through the historic Beyoglu district?
  • Tonight, enjoy a seafood dinner at the famous Kumkapi Fish Market.
Breakfast
  • Morning at leisure
  • Transfer to airport for onwards flight
Breakfast

We hope that you have had an enjoyable vacation with Dynasty Travel and we look forward to bring you to your next holiday destination.

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