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  • Turkey is, essentially, one big open-air museum, and it would be difficult not to have a learning experience while traveling in such a historically rich country. Stunning architecture, great museums, restaurants and shops there is so much to explore in Turkey. Package tours of Crossroads Travel designed by EROL ANAY who has experience of 21 years in Business. Select any of the Turkey package tours listed in our website and we will apply your own travel dates along with all other additional changes you may require.

    Tour Price Includes

    * Pick up airport
    * Professional English speaking Official Tour Guide throughout tour
    * Entrance fees to the various sites
    * Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle
    * Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy, single accommodation is surcharge
    * Dinner in the hotels are may not include according to the chosen category
    * B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner as indicated schedule
    * Domestic flight ticket

    Tour Price Does Not Includes

    * Beverages * Personal expenses
    * Tip to driver and tour guide
    * Anything unless specified being included

    Itenary Istanbul, Hagia Sophia Grand Bazaar Cappadocia Goreme open air museum Kaymakli under Ground City Konya Mevlana Museum Pamukkale and Hierapolis ancient Ephesus House of Virgin Mary Pergamum Troy Gallipoli
    Location Istanbul
    Duration 10 Days – 9 Nights
    Tour Price From $1050 per person, double occupancy.
    Departure Every Saturday, from April 1 to October 25 (Please check off season departures)
    Note: Above rates are not valid during the Christmas and New Years Holidays.
  • Day 1 – Arrival in Istanbul
    Arrive in Istanbul, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

    Day 2 – Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage Tour

    After breakfast at your hotel, you begin a full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Highlights include a visit to the illustrious Topkapi Palace (harem section is optional), the ancient Roman Hippodrome (site of chariot races) and the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church that was converted to a mosque in 15th century. You will also visit the famed “Blue Mosque” and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar, where you’ll have free time to discover some of the nearly 4,000 tiny shops that line its maze of passageways. (B, L)

    Day 3 – Istanbul, Gallipoli, Canakkale

    This morning you depart for Gallipoli, the site of the famed WWI battlefield, stopping en route in Eceabat for lunch. Your comprehensive sightseeing tour includes visits to the Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, the Anzac Commemoration Site, and Lone Pine Australian Memorial, “Johnston’s Jolly” (the Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), The Nek, and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Afterwards, you proceed to Canakkale, where you spend the night. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 – Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi

    After breakfast, you tour the archaeological site of the city of Troy, legendary home of “Helen of Troy” and the fabled “Trojan Horse”. Then you proceed to the city of Pergamum, one of the centers of the Hellenistic and Roman civilizations. Situated on the northern Aegean Sea in West Anatolia and on the frontier of ancient Mysia, Pergamon played a significant role in the history of Asia Minor. After a visit to its Acropolis, you continue to Kusadasi for the night. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 – Ephesus

    This morning you motor to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. En route, you will visit the impressive Isa Bey Mosque. Upon arriving in Ephesus, you begin your walking tour along its marble streets viewing he Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Trajan Fountain. At the end of your walk, you will see the “Great Theater” where St. Paul preached. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy a buffet lunch at a Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you visit a carpet cooperative, where you’ll see how exquisite Turkish carpets are hand-woven. Then you proceed to the shrine of Mother Mary, the home believed to be where she spent the last years of her life, the Ephesus Archeological Museum and the Temple Of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” Before returning to Kusadasi, you’ll see a fashion show at a well-known leather outlet. (B, L, D)

    Day 6 – Kusadasi to Pamukkale

    This morning you discover Pamukkale, famed for its healing thermal/mineral baths and amazing, snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch, you visit Hierapolis, where you’ll see its magnificently preserved Necropolis, main street, and gates. Then it’s on to Pamukkale for the night. (B, L)

    Day 7 – Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia

    Early this morning you depart for Konya, where you visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader, who founded the sect of ”Whirling Dervishes”, and the 13th century Seljuk caravanserai, “Sultanhan”. Afterwards, you continue to Cappadocia. (L, D)

    Day 8 – Cappadocia

    Your first encounter with Cappadocia’s almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent Valley, where you’ll see Pasabag’s “Fairy Chimneys”. Here it is said that “the voice of the wind harmonizes with the songs of the fairies”. Moving on, you’ll enjoy a visit to the Avanos Center of Terracotta Art, followed by lunch. After lunch, you visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in the region, followed by a visit to the Uchisar Rock Castle, where you’ll have a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding valleys. Your tour ends with a visit a carpet cooperative to see how beautiful Turkish carpets are hand-woven. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

    Day 9 – Cappadocia, Istanbul

    After breakfast, you’re off to the “Red Valley” to explore its famous rock- cut churches. Continue on 2 km hike through the Gulludere Valley to visit the ancient village of Cavusin. Abandoned several decades ago, Cavusin has two important churches: the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on a cliff above the village) and the Cavusin Church or the “Great Pigeon House” built to commemorate a visit by the Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas. After lunch, you motor to “Pigeon Valley” and visit the fascinating “underground city” of Kaymakli, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses here are built around the settlement’s nearly 100 tunnels, and are still in use today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to the airport to board your flight back to Istanbul. (B, L)

    Day 10 – Departure

    Free time until you are transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. Or you can continue your vacation with another of our escorted tours, or one of our short stay packages or cruises. (B)

    Prices & Departure Dates
    Departure Period P.P. Double Occupancy P.P. Triple Occupancy Single Supplement
    April 1 to October 31 $1,245 $1,150 $480
    November 1 to November 25 — December 1 to March 31 $1,050 $940 $400

    Departures: Every Saturday, from April 1 to December 31 and March 1 to March 31

    Note: Above rates are not valid during the Christmas and New Years Holidays.