12 Day Dream Tour

Travellers Holiday

Day 1: Welcome To Bodrum
(Evening Meal Included)
On arrival at either Bodrum Airport, Harbour or Bus Station you will be greeted and transfered to your accomodation. Once you have checked in and received your room key the rest of the day you will have free time to explore the sights and sounds of the fascinating resort of Bodrum. Your evening meal will be provided for you.

Day 2: Daily Tour Of Pamukkale
(Breakfast & Lunch Included)
Today we have an early pick up from Hotel Kalender, for our daily tour of Pamukkale. Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey, unique in the world. The site is named in Turkish as " Pamukkale ", that means "cotton castle", parallel to the glorious and spectacular view of the site. Waters in the terraces are the sediments of the springs with calcium bicarbonate in 33C. Waters, containing mainly calcium salts and carbon-dioxide, run off the plateau's by depositing calcium while carbon-dioxide disappearing. The marvelous landscape of Pamukkale has been created by this gradual formation, leaving a cotton-like image. Located above the theatre of Hierapolis, the mineral water sources from the thermal springs of Cal Mountain. It is collected in a pool, known as the "Sacred Pool" of ancient times, where you can swim amidst the historical remains of Hierapolis.

The water of Pamukkale is famous for its benefits to the eyes and skin; and its curing properties to the ills of asthma, rheumatism, as well. The remains of the ancient Hierapolis are situated on back of the thrilling white terraces, standing wondrously in the area. You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before you depart for your guided tour of the breathtaking white calcium cliffs of Pamukkale. You can bathe in the heated waters and visit the ancient ruins also found here. Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. At the end of the tour you will be transfered to the bus station for your overnight bus journey to Antalya.

Day 3: Arrive In Antalya
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
On arrival in Antalya you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy a relaxed breakfast. The rest of the day you have free time to spend as you please, before you head back to the hotel to enjoy your evening meal which will be prepared for you at your hotel.

Day 4: Antalya City Tour & Overnight Bus To Cappadocia
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
After breakfast you will be greeted at you Antalya hotel where your daily city tour will begin with a drive to drive to Aspendos Theatre, Old city Kaleici andClock Tower. Aspendos Theatre - Aspendos is known for his best-preserved theater of antiquity with seating for 15.000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia. Aspendos was a major port city in the Roman period with the navigable river of Koprucay. Visitors usually only see the theater on the hillside, however the aqueduct is also recommended.

According to ancient tradition the city was founded by Mopsus in the 13C BC. In the 6C BC the Lydian King Croesus took Aspendus After Cyrus's victory over Croesus in the same century the city became Persian. In the 5C BC Aspendos minted its own silver coins. Alexander the Great took over from the Persians in the 4C BC. In the Roman period Aspendus entered into good relations with Rome. Tonight you will enjoy your evening meal before your overnight bus departs to Cappadocia.

Day 5: Welcome To Cappadocia
(Breakfast Included)
On arrival in Cappadocia you will be transferred to your Hotel where you will be checked in and can enjoy breakfast. Today you have free time to explore the strange but beautiful formation of Cappadocia which has had this appearance for millions of years. When the volcanoes in the region were active, the lava which poured out covered all previously formed hills and valleys forming a high plateau. It is estimated that there are more than 600 rock-cut churches in Cappadocia. Walls were covered with beautiful frescoes and they were also influenced by the Iconoclast period in the 8C and 9C. The underground cities in Cappadocia are unique too.

No one knows when the underground cities of Cappadocia were built, perhaps in Hittite times or as late as the 6C AD. Another region worth to visit in the area is the famous Ihlara Valley. Ihlara Valley (Canyon) is a deep, narrow river gorge cut through the tufa by the Melendiz River. The canyon runs for 20 km / 12 miles offering one of the most enjoyable trekking routes to those people who can spare the minimum of half a day. In the canyon there are about 60 churches, monasteries and cells of anchorites. There are also loads of activities available in Cappadocia: hot-air ballooning, horse and camel riding, trekking, biking the list goes on.

Day 6: Daily Tour Of Cappadocia & Overnight Bus To Istanbul
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
After breakfast we will start our Cappadocia tour of the Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabag Valley. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour which will give you the opportunity to experience some of the finest ancient arts of Turkey including carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery making.

As this will be a Guided tour, you will avoid the hassle of shopping at the local markets, enabling you the freedom to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. As the day comes to a close we will enjoy our evening meal and prepare for our overnight bus to Istanbul.

Day 7: Welcome To Istanbul
(Breakfast Included)
On arrival in Istanbul you will be transferred to your chosen Hotel where you will check in and enjoy breakfast. Then the day is yours to explore Istanbul city at your leisure, shop in the local markets, or enjoy one of the many day trips we have to offer you to choose from. These include Ephesus, Cappadocia, Dolmabahce Palace, Family Shopping Tour, Traditional Turkish Bath, Green Bursa, Istanbul Princes' Island, Turkish Village Tour, Istanbul Museums Tour, Aquarium Tour, Private luxury yacht cruise, Helicopter Tours, or enjoy the Istanbul Evening Show, 1001 Istanbul Traditional Turkish Night, Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus By Night with dinner, popular musical instruments and Turkish singer.

Day 8: Istanbul Full Day City Tour
(Breakfast Included)
After breakfast you will be Picked up from your hotel for the full day tour of Istanbul city.

Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

We will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour you will be tranfered back to your hotel where your evening meal will be provided for you.

Day 9: Istanbul To Gellipoli Battlefields Tour
(Breakfast Included)
Pick up from your hotel and depart for Canakkale. We will then arrive in Eceabat and fully guided Gallipoli Tour. Visiting - Kabatepe Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, As today draws to a close we will arrive in Canakkale and check into our overnight hotel, where dinner will be provided.

Day 10: Gellipoli Troy Tour
(Breakfas Included)
After breakfast you will have a fully guided Troy Tour. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. At the end of the tour you will Depart for your late arrival in Istanbul.

Day 11: Istanbul Free Day
(Breakfas Included)
No need for an early wake up call, today is a free day to spend at your leisure. So enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your pace and then spend the day as you please. Why not find yourself lost amongst the colourful market stalls at the Grand Bazzar and pick up some last minute souvineirs and gifts.

Day 12: Airport Transfer
(Breakfast Included)
Its now time tto say goodbye as after breakfast you will proceed to check out of your hotel and be transfered to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.

12 Day Dream Tour Inclusions:
: 1 Night Pamukkale Hotel
:Overnight Bus To Antalya
: 1 Night Antalya Hotel
: Overnight Bus To Cappadoccia
:1 Night Cappadoccia Hotel
: Overnight Bus To Istanbul
: 3 Nights Istanbul Hotel
:1 Night Gellipoli Hotel
: Daily Tour Of Pamukkale
: Daily Antalya City Tour
:Daily Cappadoccia Tour
: Full Day Istanbul City Tour
: Daily Tour Of Gellipoli & The Battlefields
: Daily Tour Of Troy
: Transportation
: Services of a professional tour Guide
: Entrance Fees As Per Itinerary
: Meals As Per Itinerary
: Departure Transfer From Istanbul Hotel to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport