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Itineraries:
Summer 2009


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Winter 2008-2009
Summer 2008
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Istanbul 2010

Chora Museum,  Kariye Museum, Kariye Camii, Church of Holy Savior in Chora


SUMMER 2008 ITINERIES

Best of Turkey with Troy
(Ex - Mumbai)

(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Canakkale)

8 Nights Guaranteed Departures Every Saturday !


(Please check availabilities in advance)

Discover the highlights and add one more day at the legendary city of Troy, where the love of Paris and Helen caused one of the biggest wars in history.

Saturday Fly / Istanbul (-)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel - check-in time is 1400 hours. In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices. Overnight in Istanbul.

Sunday Istanbul / Ankara/ Cappadocia (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the 08:00 hrs flight to Ankara, capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history dating back 3000 years. Upon arrival visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum that also exhibits the remains of Catalhoyuk, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 BC. Then, visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. After lunch at a local restaurant, your next destination is the mysterious Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Monday Cappadocia (B/L/D)
Sightseeing in this unique corner of the world. Visit Pasabag Valley and the natural citadel of Uchisar, followed by the Goreme Open-Air Museum, a mystical early Christian monastery. Visit caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. Later, drive to Kaymakli Underground City; carved out of rock and completely self contained. More than 200 people lived on each of seven floors with a total depth of 250 feet underground. After lunch, visit the picturesque town of Avanos, renowned for its pottery. Time for some shopping. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Tuesday Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale (B/L/D)

After breakfast transfer to Konya. On the way to Konya, visit a 13th century Selcuk caravanserai "Sultanhan". See the tomb of Mevlana, the great mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader, who founded the sect of ''Whirling Dervishes''. After lunch, continue on to Pamukkale, known as the 'Cotton Castle', rising above the fertile Menderes Valley. Hot mineral waters burst out of the earth and cascade over steep cliffs forming limestone pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters here were known to the founders of the ancient city of Hierapolis in 190 BC. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Wednesday Pamukkale / Kusadasi (B/L/D)
After breakfast stroll through the ruins of ancient Hierapolis, the Roman city, and transfer to Kusadas. En route, lunch at a local restaurant then a visit to Aphrodisias, the ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Thursday Kusadasi (B/L)
After breakfast visit the ruins of Ephesus, which played a major role in the development of architecture, religion, governmental and economic systems and arts. The temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of ancient world and centre of pagan religion for 15 centuries. Here Marc Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession, St. Paul preached in the Great Theatre and in a little house outside the city the Virgin Mary spent her last days. Transfer to Izmir. Overnight in Izmir

Friday Kusadasi / Canakkale (B/L/D)
In the morning visit Bergama (ancient Pergamon) where the parchment was invented. This was the hometown of Galen, renowned doctor and surgeon and site of his temple devoted to healing, the Asclepion. The library once held 200,000 books; all parchment. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bergama and in the afternoon drive to Troy, the immortal city of the legendary Helen of Troy and Trojan Horse, which was destroyed and rebuilt nine times. Overnight in Canakkale.

Saturday Canakkale / Istanbul (B/L)
In the morning drive to Istanbul by crossing the Dardanelles Strait. Lunch en route. Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. (Grand Bazaar can be done on this day on own since it is closed on Sunday). Overnight in Istanbul.

Sunday Istanbul / Fly (B)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Sultanahmet district at the heart of old Istanbul. Visit St. Sophia (On Mondays replaced by the Chora Church), built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. Next, visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Walk through the Hippodrome, the stadium of the ancient Byzantium that once held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Finish the tour a the Grand Bazaar, the commercial heart of the old city with 4,000 shops full of treasures - including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, you may want to indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style. In the afternoon transfer to airport for onward flight.

***** End of Services *****

Inclusions
*8 nights accommodation
*8 breakfasts
*7 lunches as per itinerary
*6 dinners as per itinerary
*Return airport transfers on SIC basis
*The tours as per itinerary with English speaking guidance on SIC basis
*Entrances
*Tips and portrage at hotels

Exclusions
*Flights
*Personal expenses
*Drinks at meals
*Tips to the driver and the guide


GEO 01

Classic Istanbul 2 Nights
An unforgettable city break at the meeting point of two continents.
Discover the delightful mixture of East and West and take in the must-see points of interest.

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GEO 02
Istanbul & Cappadocia 5 Nights
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GEO 03
Istanbul & Antalya 5 Nights
Combine Istanbul with a few days of relaxation in the pearl of the Mediterranean.
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GEO 04
Istanbul & Izmir 5 Nights
Take in the flavours of two of the most beautiful cities in Turkey. Experience coastal living in Izmir and dive into history on a day trip to Ephesus
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GEO 05
Istanbul & Kusadasi 5 Nights
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GEO 06 D
Best of Turkey
Ex Delhi
(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi)
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GEO 06 M
Best of Turkey
Ex Mumbai
(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi)
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ndergroud cities, Kaymakl or Derinkuyu. This tour is divided into 2 days with lunch. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 06 Cappadocia / Istanbul / Fly (B)


GEO 07 D
Best of Turkey with Troy
Ex Delhi
(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Canakkale)
8 Nights Guaranteed Departures Every Friday !

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GEO 07 M
Best of Turkey with Troy
Ex Mumbai

(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Canakkale)
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GEO 08
West of Turkey Istanbul
(Istanbul / Izmir / Kusadasi / Pamukkale / Antalya)
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GEO 09
Legends of Turkey
(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia / Konya / Antalya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Canakkale)
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GEO 10
De Luxe Turkey
(Istanbul / Cappadocia / Konya / Antalya / Pamukkale / Bodrum / Kusadasi / Canakkale )

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GEO 11
Sunny Triangle
Istanbul & Kusadasi & Antalya
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GEO 12
Historic Triangle
Istanbul & Cappadocia & Kusadasi
9 Nights Combine Istanbul with mystical Cappadocia.
End the trip with sunshine and sparkling waters at Kusadasi.

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GEO 13
Magic Triangle
Istanbul & Cappadocia & Antalya 9 Nights
The three most popular destinations in Turkey are waiting for you on this itinerary. Fly between the three points for a more comfortable experience.

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GEO 14
Diamond of Turkey
Istanbul & Cappadocia & Kusadasi & Antalya 12 Nights
Combine the triangles to cover the most fascinating places in the country. See the biggest metropolis in Turkey, experience rural life in Cappadocia, visit the glorious civilizations of the past at Ephesus, and pamper yourself at the biggest tourist destination in Turkey, Antalya.

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Blue Voyage

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