Classic Turkey 8D7N

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Tour dates

29 Nov 2017
16 Dec 2017
11 Feb 2018

Departure / return location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Embark on the journey to admire the historic and natural wonders of Turkey! Take a cruise in Bosphorus and count the domes and minarets of Old Istanbul. Visit magnificent mosques, fortresses and ancient cities. Bargain in the buzzling Eastern bazaars for silk or leather goods, carpets or spices. Take a dip in white Pamukkale salt pools where Cleopatra herself swam to enhance her unfamous beauty.

Join this 8 day Trip to Turkey package to experience the best of Turkey!

Hightlights

  • Istanbul tour: Sultanahmet mosque, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus cruise, Spice bazaar, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Topkapi palace
  • Impressive mosques: Bursa’s famous Ulu Camii and Isabey mosque
  • Jaw dropping nature: Pamukkale cotton castle terraces, Goreme "fairy chimneys" rock formations and Pasabag valley
  • Shopping for traditional wares: silk, leather goods, Turkish carpets and pottery
  • Fortresses: Eskihisar Citadel and Uchisar castle
  • Ancient cities: Ephesus, Hierapolis and Kaymakli underground city
  • Halal meals

Itinerary

DAY 1: KUALA LUMPUR – ISTANBUL – BURSA

  • Departure to Istanbul
  • Meet and greet tour guide.
  • Visit Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its 6 minarets built in the name of Sultanahmet. Then Hippodrome – where chariot races and gladiator sports used to take place in Constantinople, the old capital of the Byzantine Empire
  • Visit the marvelous oriental Topkapi Palace
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Then we depart to Eskihisar and embark on a ferryboat to Yalova, enjoying the countryside followed by a drive to Bursa
  • Upon arrival we will visit Ulu Camii (Bursa Grand Mosque), Bursa Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum and the Silk Market where time will be allocated to shop for local souvenirs
  • Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 2: BURSA – KUSADASI

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • After breakfast, drive to Kusadasi
  • Visit Isabey Mosque
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 3: KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Enjoy live fashion show at the leather outlet centre – free time for shopping
  • Visit Ephesus ancient city
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Drive to Pamukkale (" cotton castle" in Turkish), renowned for its white terraces and hot springs
  • Tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins
  • Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 4: PAMUKKALE – KONYA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Konya - One of the first centres of population in the history of humankind and was once the famous capital city of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire.
  • Visit to Mevlana Museum
  • Proceed to Cappadocia which is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world with its surrealistic geological creation
  • Visit Sultanhani Caravanserai, an outstanding example of the Inns used by traders during the Silk Road
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Full day excursion tour of the Cappadocia region: Goreme open air museum for the "fairy chimneys" rock formations
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Highlights of the day:Kaymakli - Cappadocia underground city, Pasabag Valley (sometimes called a ‘mushroom valley’), Uchisar castle, traditional handmade Carpet Factory, Pottery in Avanos Village.
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA – BOLU

  • Breakfast at hotel drive to Ankara and transfer to city center - identified as "the city of Ataturk"
  • Visit to the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum, Anitkabir, honoring Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey
  • Drive to Bolu
  • Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 7: BOLU - ISTANBUL

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Istanbul
  • Experience the Bosphorus Cruise
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • City tour and shopping: Spice Market and the 500-year-old Grand Bazaar - the famous Istanbul market of more than 4000 stalls and shops
  • Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 8: ISTANBUL – KUALA LUMPUR

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free and easy
  • Transfer to airport
  • Departure back home

The end of our Turkey tour and flight back to Malaysia!

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