Turkey | Magic Carpet

10 Days – Magic Carpet

Starts every Saturday in Istanbul
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DAY 01: Saturday – Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.
Overnight Istanbul – Boutique

DAY 02: Sunday – Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional ‘Half day Bosphorous cruise’.
Overnight Istanbul – Boutique

DAY 03: Monday – Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
Overnight Çanakkale

DAY 04: Tuesday – Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Overnight Kuşadası – Boutique

DAY 05: Wednesday – Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Overnight Kuşadası – Boutique

DAY 06: – Thursday – Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Overnight Pamukkale

DAY 07: Friday – Silk Road, Konya

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don’t miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Overnight Cappadocia

DAY 08: Saturday – Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Overnight Cappadocia

DAY 09: Sunday – Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul

DAY 10: Monday – Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

• Ankara – Atatürk’s Mausoleum
• Ephesus – UNESCO Heritage site
• Gallipoli – Chunuk Bair – New Zealand Memorial
• Gallipoli – Lone Pine – Australian Memorial
• Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
• Göreme Open Air museum
• Istanbul – Hippodrome
• Istanbul – St. Sophia Museum
• Konya – Mevlana Museum
• Pamukkale – Hierapolis
• Sirince – Village
• Sultanhani Caravansary
• Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
• Gallipoli – ANZAC Cove
• Gallipoli – Johnson’s Jolly – original tunnels
• Gallipoli – The Nek – original trenches
• Göreme – UNESCO Heritage site
• Istanbul – Blue Mosque
• Istanbul – Old City – UNESCO Heritage site
• Istanbul – Topkapi Palace
• Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines – UNESCO Heritage site
• Pergamum – UNESCO Heritage site
• Site of the Temple of Artemis
• Troy – UNESCO Heritage site

• 3 nights in Istanbul, 1 in Cannakkale, 2 in Kusadasi, 1 in Pammukale & 2 in Cappadocia
• Inbound Transfer – Istanbul
• Atatürk Airport (IST)
• Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
• Outbound Transfer – Istanbul
• Atatürk Airport (IST)
• Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
• Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
• Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
• Tips except driver and guide
• Entrance fees

• International airfares
• Suggested optional activities
• Tips for driver and guide
• Compulsory Travel Insurance
• Visas, border or port taxes

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