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Turkey in Dec/Jan

Post by Tavsan » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:26 pm

I am thinking about heading to Turkey in late Dec/early Jan with a small group of colleagues. I noticed that particularly in Istanbul the high season rates kick back in. Does that seem to be the case in other places across Turkey or is it just in Istanbul? Also, is it possible to get better rates in Istanbul if one avoids the "tourist hotels" and chain hotels? We were there last year but as usual we visited family so we didn't pay any attention to the average room rates or other travel costs within Turkey. I assume Turkey is still quite affordable during the Dec/Jan


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Re: Turkey in Dec/Jan

Post by nahkog » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:38 pm

Turkey Tour Site

Turkey Highlights Tours

9 Days Tour ( Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale - Ephesus - )

Day 1 - ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2 - ISTANBUL CLASSICS TOUR (B- L)
09:30 am, after breakfast departing for fully guided Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour. Visiting: *Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Sulaymanie Mosque. Overnight.
Day 3 - BOSPHORUS & TWO CONTINENTS TOUR (B-L-D)
After breakfast in your hotel, around 08:30 am our guide will pick you up from the reception. You will visit the following places,Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Bosphorus Cruise, Rumeli Fortress (no interior visit),visiting the Dolmabahce Palace after lunch. Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill. 5:30 back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - FLIGHT TO ANKARA, ANKARA TOUR & CAPPADOCIA (B-L-D)
Pick up early from your hotel and transfer to A/P to take a flight to Ankara. Upon arrival your Tour Guide will meet you at A/P and Visit to the world-wide famous Anatolian Civilizations Museum also known as Hittite Museum and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the Turkish hero. Then departure for Cappadocia and lunch on the way. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake visit to the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. Arrival to the Cappadocia region and overnight.
Day 5 - FULL DAY NORTH CAPPADOCIA (B-L-D)
After having breakfast in the hotel visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar; then proceed to the Open Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley and visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Lunch in a restaurant and then visit to Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Pasabagi in Zelve region and Avanos with shopping facilities for the world-wide famous handicrafts. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - KONYA TOUR – PAMUKKALE (B-L-D)
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. Lunch. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic, proceed to Karatay Theological School in which beautiful tiles are on display. Drive to Pamukkale and overnight.
Day 7 - PAMUKKALE TOUR (B-L-D)
After breakfast, depart to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis (fully guided Pamukkale tour) . The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Bazilica and calcium cliffs, after Lunch Red Spring. Swimming in Kleopatra Thermal Pool (not included tour prices). Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 - EPHESUS TOUR & FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL(B-L)
Breakfast and transfer for Ephesus Tour. Full guided Ephesus Tour. Visiting Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Ruins (Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine). Lunch and visit House of Virgin Mary. Transfer to Izmir Airport.Flight to Istanbul.Arrival and transfer to hotel.Overnight in Istanbul
Day 9 - FLIGHT BACK HOME (B)
After breakfast we will transfer you to Istanbul international airport. Goodbye!

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Re: Turkey in Dec/Jan

Post by kabuki » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:54 pm

I like that tour itinerary. To travel that far, I need to spend at least a week in the country. Whenever I'm traveling abroad, I tend to stress over the details like flights, hotels and travel insurance. That's why I love to see what other people did for their trip and plan off of their ideas.


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