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11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul

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    Day 1: Day 1 - Istanbul

    Pass By: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Renaissance Bosphorus, a 5 star hotel.

    Day 2: Day 2 - Istanbul

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum,residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Renaissance Bosphorus, a 5 star hotel.

    Day 3: Day 3: Istanbul – Ankara

    Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey
    Depart on an optional tour of St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Continue to cruise along Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Crown Plaza Ankara, a 5 star hotel.

    Day 4: Day 4: Ankara – Cappadocia

    Stop At: Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, Gozcu Sokak No: 2 Ulus, Ankara 06240 Turkey
    Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia.

    Overnight in Cappadocia.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Crown Plaza Nevsehir, a 5 star hotel.

    Day 5: Day 5: Cappadocia

    Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
    Optional early morning hot air balloon tour. Transfer back to the hotel. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Crown Plaza Nevsehir, a 5 star hotel.

    Day 6: Day 6: Cappadocia – Pamukkale

    Stop At: Pamukkale, Pamukkale
    Drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Colossae Thermal, a 5 star hotel

    Day 7: Day 7: Pamukkale – Kusadasi

    Stop At: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale Turkey
    Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Proceed to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Charisma Deluxe, a 5 star hotel

    Day 8: Day 8: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi

    Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
    Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Charisma Deluxe, a 5 star hotel

    Day 9: Day 9: Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale

    Stop At: Asclepieion of Pergamon, Zafer, Site Sk. No:16, 35700 Bergama Osb/Bergama/İzmir, Turkey
    Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Continue to Canakkale for overnight.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kolin Hotel Canakkale, a 5 star hotel

    Day 10: Day 10: Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul

    Stop At: Anzac Cove, 17900 Canakkale Province, Gallipoli Turkey
    n the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
    Duration: 2 days 22 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Renaissance Bosphorus, a 5 star hotel.

    Day 11: Day 11: Istanbul – Return

    Pass By: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    European side Istanbul airports

    Airports

    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    11 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
    • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Natural Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Asclepieion of Pergamon
    • Entry/Admission - Anzac Cove
    Exclusions
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • The listed price does not include a per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Awesome way to learn the extensive history of Turkey. We just got back from our tour which we thoroughly enjoyed with Neon Tours. Our tour guide Aykut Altınışık had the most extensive knowledge of the many historic sites and brought the history to life again. I would recommend
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    Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at 11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
    Responded 30 Oct 2019
    Dear Reona, Reading your comment made us more than happy. We'll share it with Aykut too. We hope to see you again, Neopn Tours
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    We have just experienced a most interesting tour of Turkey with Neon and our wonderful Guide Aykut Altınışık. The history of Turkey is extensive and fascinating but Aykut's knowledge and enthusiasm brought it to life for us. What we loved about it was Aykut's ability to bring
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    Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at 11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
    Responded 30 Oct 2019
    Dear Sue, It's great pleasure to read a review written by a satisfied guest. We're very happy. We'll make sure to deliver your kind words to our guide too. We really hope you visit again, Neon Tours
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    In August 2019 we went on the Classics of Turkey (10 Nights - 11 Days) with this agency and the experience was terrible to say the least. The optional excursions included in the leaflet are not always offered and is at the discretion of the tour guide. Specifically on the hot
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    Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at 11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
    Responded 6 Oct 2019
    Dear David, We'r sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your tour. Optional tours are available upon request but subject to number of requests so if we don't have enough attendants unfortunately we can't operate optional tours. Balloon slots are fully booked even now until the end of November. Unfortunately we can't guarantee a balloon flight. We reply all emails from our guests so your email might not be delivered. Can you ploease resend? Neon Tours
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    Tour 9th August to 19th August. We are 2 New Zealanders who did the Classics of Turkey tour with guide Aykut Altinisik. It was truly wonderful and Aykut was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and kind. We have read the review from Mrs M.D from the U.K. who was on tour with
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    Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at 11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
    Responded 25 Aug 2019
    Dear Lynette Townrow and Wayne Warring, We really apprecite your fair explanation about our program and we're more than happy to know that you're satisfied with our services even though all circumstances. Hope you can visit again, Neon Tours
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    Turkey is a stunningly beautiful and welcoming country. Neon tours made the experience effortless and memorable. Our guide Haydar and the driver Mohammed were outstanding from start to finish and always had a big smile on their face. This trip was recommended by my sister who
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    Response from Experience820434, Public Relations Manager at 11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
    Responded 1 Jul 2019
    Dear our valued guest, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our services. Hope to see you again soon, Neon Tours
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    L139PNmahmouda
    Muscat, Oman
    20
    Nice but with good company
    Long trip but it is very nice even you should know the organizer. I booked by my hotel but unfortunately the
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    Amena S
    Littleton, Massachusetts
    5924
    Our Guide was Amazing
    This is a great tour to take if you have a limited time in Istanbul. We really loved the individual attention we
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    Lindssimpson
    Cape Town Central, South Africa
    114
    A must-do Tour
    This was an amazing experience- from the collection to taking us around showing us all the sights- our tour guide,
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    jenanddave84
    30
    Great day tour
    Day tour was excellent. Guides knowledge was exceptional. Highly recommend this tour. Has advantages being with a
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    376kelvinf
    20
    Excellent Trip
    Had an excellent trip with Neon tours and Can our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were collected on
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    Waqus246
    11
    Brillant Experience
    Hi Folks i visited Turkey last wek from 9 Dec to 15 Dec.I booked my day tour after doing my research on trip
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    Keith049
    Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
    257
    Good-ish
    A good itinerary on a rainy day. It was marred by two things. Firstly the knowledgeable, personable and kind
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    judineni
    Etterbeek, Belgium
    8021
    Lovely tour
    Despite the rainy weather, the tour organised by Neon tours was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable and
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    magalhaeslidinha
    Porto, Portugal
    41
    We miss the Tour because of lack of information and contact from turkish operator
    We miss the Tour because there was no information neither a contact from the turkish operator. The Voucher from
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    tripdude541
    Portland, Oregon
    8266
    Great Tour and Incredible Tour Guide
    Such an incredible day visiting the sites of Old Instandbul. Our guide was great, knowledgeable and very kind.
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    Luanaqa
    54
    Great Tour!
    Our tour guide, Hakan, was informative and walked me back to my hotel room at the end of the tour.He answered all
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    Dotts0908
    Nairobi
    374132
    Knowledgeable guide, efficient time keeping
    This your was everything I had hoped for. As a Christian I have wanted to see Ephesus and understand the more. I
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    Tony S
    10
    Enjoyable and informative
    Small group (10). Picked up from hostel at time advised. Stop for breakfast (own expense) then lunch (provided -
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    R4417LJfrankp
    Mantua, Ohio
    10
    Great tour
    Great way to see some awesome sites. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, lunch was excellent. Would
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    GordonYoung
    Scotland
    5037
    It's a walking tour !nowhere is it advertised as such,
    No one in our group was aware it was a walking tour , I'm 72 and have a bad leg and would never have chosen it if
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