Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkap? Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.
Roundtrip International Airfare via TK
All Transfers as per Itinerary base on Private Service
8 Nights Hotel Accommodations at 4* Local Hotel
Meals as per Itinerary: 8B, 8L, 8D
All Tours & Admission Fees as per Itinerary
Public Boat Arrangement for Bosphorus Cruise
1Bottle of Water per pax per day
English Speaking Guide
Free Wi-fi connection (on bus during travel only, limited connectivity, subject to network coverage)
Foreign Tax: $110.00 (Subject to Change)
Visa Processing Fee
Tip to Drive & Guide: $8.00 per pax per day
Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Day 1 MANILA DEPARTURE (--/--/--)
- Check In at the Airport, 3 hours before Departure Time
Day 2 ARRIVAL ISTANBUL (B/L/D)
- Upon arrival at Ataturk International Airport ,meet and greet your your English speaking guide. Transfer to the hotel for breakfast and rest until afternoon time (early check in included). At given time, visit Dolmabahce Palace, built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. Next, start the Bosphorus Cruise Trip. Here you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel and witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and take photos of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conqueror of Istanbul in 1453. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE (B/L/D)
- After breakfast proceed to Istanbul city tour, visit the only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is where chariot races took place in the past. Then the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. View its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles. Next proceed St. Sophia Museum, is a former Eastern Orthodox Church converted to a mosque and must see attraction because of its religious and architectural significance. Visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Presently, it is a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. Today, a ferry ride cross Marmara Sea and Overnight in Troy
Day 4 CANAKKALE – PERGAMUM – KUSADASI (B/L/D)
- After hotel breakfast drive to ruins city of Troy. Once there, you will be greeted by the huge replica of a wooden Trojan horse and museum, a vivid reminder of the ancient Trojan War. Next, Bergama and visit the ruins of Asklepion, an architectural masterpiece that is perched on the city’s center, it used to be ancient hospital. Later, Proceed to Selcuk Village and overnight in Kusadasi
Day 5 KUSADASI - PAMUKKALE (B/L/D)
- After breakfast, set off for Selcuk and explore Ephesus, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. Ephesus is also one of the 7 Churches of Revelation and holds the House of Virgin Mary. Virgin Mary and St John were said to have lived in Ephesus and died there. After lunch, visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Artemis Temple. Continue to Pamukkale and visit the ruins Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a World Heritage site, made of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain. Overnight in Pamukkale
Day 6 PAMUKKALE – KONYA - CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
- After breakfast travel to Konya. Visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher MelvanaCelaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance , positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. Next, visit 700-year-old Ancient Caravanserai (a ‘hotel’ for ancient traders and travelers on silk road). Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7 CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
- (Morning: Optional Hot Air Balloon). Next, be enchanted by the Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Next, get the rare chance to experience the beauty and work of Turkey’s handmade crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course. Following this visit to the Pigeon Valley and the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum. Photo stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasy-land of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then stop to Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River). Finally, a chance to view Turkish semi-precious Turkish turquoise (the name given by Marco Polo which means color of Turks). Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 8 CAPPADOCIA-BOLU (B/L/D)
- This morning, drive pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara – capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who was regarded as the father of modern Turkey. The mausoleum features a mix of different architectural styles from various Anatolian civilizations museum. Overnight in Bolu.
Day 9 BOLU- ISTANBUL- AIRPORT (B/L/D)
- After breakfast, start the Istanbul half day city tour covers 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jeweler, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products. Continue to visit and walking tour on Istiklal Street (Taksim Square), in the late 19th century, this major street was known as the Grande Rue de Pera, and it carried the life of the modern city up and down its lively promenade. It's still the center of Istanbul life, and a stroll along its length is a must. Lunch and Dinner will be served at local restaurant. The after dinner be ready and you will be transfer to Airport for your flight back to Manila. Next day arrival.