Your Holiday Itinerary - Wonders of Turkey

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights)

Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. In the evening attend a trip briefing with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. Hotel:­ Ramada­ Plaza City Center

Day 2: Istanbul Sightseeing

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour including a visit to see parts of the Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852. Visit the Hippodrome, once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Visit the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, and the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Consider joining a delicious Turkish optional dinner where local cuisine is served along with traditional belly dancing entertainment. (BB)

Day 3: Istanbul – Ankara

This morning enjoy free time in the city or take an Optional Experience Bosphorus cruise to enjoy views of the strait that seperates Asia and Europe, and visit Hagia Sophia. This church was built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today it houses a museum and is known as one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Early this afternoon depart for the capital city of Ankara for an overnight stay. (BB, D) Hotel:­ Holiday Inn Kavaklidere

Day 4: Ankara – Cappadocia (2 Nights)

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts dating back 7,500 years including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Perhaps take an Optional Experience this evening to see a Whirling Dervish performance with dinner. (BB) Hotel:­ Avrasya

Day 5: Cappadocia Sightseeing

This morning visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and later stop at a regional rug production centre. This afternoon you may wish to take an Optional Experience to Göreme and Avanos. Göreme, a historical region of Turkey located among unique rock formations, was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Afterwards continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. This evening dinner will be served at your­hotel. (BB, D)

Day 6: Cappadocia – Konya

This morning visit the underground city of Sarhatli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Drive to Konya and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Later check into your hotel in Konya and enjoy dinner. (BB, D) Hotel:­ Hilton Garden Inn

Day 7: Konya – Pamukkale

After breakfast leave Konya and travel to see the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. You will also get to see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. This evening enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel. (BB,D) Hotel:­ Richmond Thermal

Day 8: Pamukkale – Ephesus and St. Mary’s House – Izmir

Today travel to Selçuk and tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, view a magnificent theatre, see the Library of Celsus, a gymnasium and finally Hadrian’s Temple. Then take a short drive from Ephesus to visit St. Mary’s stone cottage, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to Izmir. (BB) Hotel:­ Doubletree By Hilton­Alsansak

Day 9: Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Çanakkale

Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Çanakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel.­(BB, D) Hotel: ­Buyuk Truva

Day 10: Çanakkale – Gallipoli – Istanbul

In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many WWI battles. Visit poignant Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. Enjoy a last night in Istanbul with your travel companions. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Plaza City­Center

Day 11: Depart Istanbul

This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

KEY: FB Full Breakfast - BB Buffet Breakfast - L Lunch - D Dinner

Departure dates & prices 2018/19 Wonders of Turkey (11 days) - 7% discount on all dates

Trafalgar brochure price from £725

Travel 55 discount price from £675

Tel Trafalgar Reservations on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55

These prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and Trafalgar want to ensure they offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to their Travel Experts now for more details. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TT55 to receive your 7% discount. Tel Trafalgar reservations on 0800 533 5616.

This tour starts and ends in Istanbul

April 4, 18 - 2018

August 8, 22

December 12^, 26^

May 2*, 16, 30

September 5*, 19

January  9^, 23^ - 2019

June 13, 27

October 3, 17, 31

February 6^, 20^

July 11, 25*

November 14^, 28^

March 6^, 20^ 

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Past guest discount: SAVE £45 | Multiple trip discount: SAVE £22 | Young traveller discount: SAVE £80 | Triple room discount: SAVE £10 p.p Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement. See our website for pricing. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided CostSaver with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by CostSaver. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

^Autumn, Winter, Spring (WTTU): Dates marked in the departure panel above are winter departures. These departures are subject to change in itinerary, discount and hotels. Pricing will be confirmed in May 2018.

*Greek Island Add-On: Please see box for details of the exciting Greek Island Explorer trip which can be added to these departures.

Greek Island Add-On:

Why not extend your holiday by joining the Greek Island Explorer and relaxing on the Greek Islands? Available with the following departures of the Wonders of Turkey: 02 May, 13 June, 25 July and 05 September 2018 On the fi nal travel day of the Wonders of Turkey trip you will be transferred to Istanbul airport for a short included fl ight to Athens, where you will join the Greek Island Explorer trip. Please call for details & for prices.

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Trafalgar Tours
Wonders of Turkey

Touring Holiday 11 Days - 7% Discount

Prices from only £675

Turkey is the place where East meets West and this Turkish extravaganza tour exploring the Byzantine and Ottoman past of Istanbul with its colourful street markets and beautiful Blue Mosque is a wonderful journey of discovery. You'll also visit the underground city of Sarhatli, Pamukkale's cotton fortresses and the ruins of Ephesus. Curious landscapes straight out of a storybook adorn the land plis picture-perfect coastlines frequented by the jet set. Tthis is tantalising Turkey! An exotic land which sits at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, yet displays a fair bit of Middle Eastern flair.

This wonderful escorted Wonders of Turkey 11 day tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

To receive your 7% discount call Trafalgar direct on 0800 533 5616 and guote the code: TT55.

Wonders of Turkey - CostSaver

  • 11 days – 1 Countries
  • Trip Style: Regional
  • Trip code: TTUR
  • From: £675 (per person twin share)
  • 9 Unbearable features
  • 10 Buffet breakfasts
  • 5 Three course dinners

Memorable Highlights - Wonders of Turkey

  • Istanbul. Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar
  • Ankara. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk’s Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia. Visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli
  • Konya. Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes
  • Pamukkale. See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis
  • Ephesus. Visit the Great Theatre, Library of Celsus, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian and House of the Virgin Mary
  • Pergamon. Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre
  • Troy. Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse
  • Gallipoli. See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries

What's Always Included

  • An expertly trained Trafalgar Travel Director
  • Hand-picked 3 and 4 star hotels
  • A sightseeing tour in all major cities
  • Local Specialists who bring destinations to life
  • Itineraries with plenty of free time
  • CostSaver’s new ‘Ready To Go Rate’ pricing
  • Breakfast included every day
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Porterage, hotel tips and local taxes covered whilst on tour
  • Operated by Trafalgar, experts in guided travel
  • Up to half of all three-course dinners included

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