The Wonders of Ancient Turkey – Ephesus, Pergamon, city of Troy and Istanbul!

£695.00

Date: 11-16.09.2018

Start time: 07:00pm

Discover Turkey`s finest gems, natural and historical wonders. From the beautiful city of Istambul to the ancient ruins of Pergamon and breathtaking views from Mount Olympus. This trip will provide the beauty of nature and intrigue of culture and enchantment.

Highlights:

  • See the ancient Roman city of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Marvel at the great Mount Olympus, The Green Mosque & the town of Bursa
  • Explore the city of Troy & the site of the Trojan wars as described by Homer in the Iliad
  • Behold the Acropolis in Pergamon & the temples of Athena, Trajan & Artemis
  • Witness how the region`s Olive Oil is made and sample Sirince`s fruit wines
  • Delve into Istanbul`s famous spice market, shop in the Grand Bazaar and amazing Topkapi Palace

What`s included:
• Professional English speaking local tour guides
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
• Pick up & drop off from/to the airport
• All entrance fees
• 2 nights – İstanbul Hotel (twin share)
• 2 nights – Kusadasi Hotel (twin share)
• 1 night – Çanakkale Hotel (twin share)
• 5 breakfast 4 lunches 5 dinners

What`s excluded:
• Personal expenses
• Domestic flıght ticket (İstanbul – Izmir) about £20-40

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Start

2018-09-11 07:00pm

End

2018-09-16 10:00pm

Description

Discover Turkey`s finest gems, natural and historical wonders. From the beautiful city of Istambul to the ancient ruins of Pergamon and breathtaking views from Mount Olympus. This trip will provide the beauty of nature and intrigue of culture and enchantment.

Highlights:

  • See the ancient Roman city of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Marvel at the great Mount Olympus, The Green Mosque & the town of Bursa
  • Explore the city of Troy & the site of the Trojan wars as described by Homer in the Iliad
  • Behold the Acropolis in Pergamon & the temples of Athena, Trajan & Artemis
  • Witness how the region`s Olive Oil is made and sample Sirince`s fruit wines
  • Delve into Istanbul`s famous spice market, shop in the Grand Bazaar and amazing Topkapi Palace

Itinerary

Day 1

TUESDAY: Fly to Turkey and transfer to the hotel

Dinner

Day 2

WEDNESDAY: TOPKAPI PALACE HAGIA SOPHIA ISTANBUL

After breakfast we do a walking tour and reach the old city of Constantinople, we visit the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar and after lunch Istanbul`s famous spice market.

We then transfer to the airport for our flight to Izmir.

Overnight stay in Izmır or Kuşadasır

Day 3

THURSDAY: EPHESUS HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY IZMIR

After breakfast, we drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Built in the 10th century BC, it was famed for the temple of Artemis and the Library of Celsus, it also has one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the book of revelation.

We then proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary a shrine located on Mt. Koressos. A house discovered in the 19th Century following the visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich a Roman Catholic nun. We enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch cooked by locals. After lunch, we drive to Şirincean old Greek Village, famous for its local fruit wine and the place that acquired world-wide fame when tourists flocked to the village in December 2012 to witness the Mayan Apocalypse, as New Age mystics believed its positive energy& would aid in weathering the catastrophe.We will also have the opportunity to see how local homemade fruit wine is made

Overnight in Izmir or Kuşadası

Day 4

FRIDAY: TEMPLE OF ATHENA CITY OF TROY BERGAMA

Check out of the hotel in Izmir. We then drive to Pergamon and perched atop a high steep-sided hill we marvel at the Acropolis. We get to see the remains of an ancient aqueduct and then visit the temple of Trajan and Athena.

Our journey then takes us to an olive oil factory in after which we have lunch in the city of Bergama. We’ll then drive to the ancient city of Troy which dates back to 3200BC and was the setting of the Trojan war as described in the Iliad. We walk around it ancient walls, visit the Trojan Wooden Horse, and gaze across the Troad towards the Dardanelles and the hills of Gallipoli. We`ll also have an opportunity to visit the newly opened a Troy Museum.

Overnight in Çanakkale

DAY 5

SATURDAY: MOUNT OLYMPOS BURSA GREEN MOSQUE

The final part of our Turkish adventure moves to Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, where we`ll visit it famous silk market, take a cable car to the top of Mt.Olympus (Olympos Misios), known in mythology as the place where the gods watched the Trojan war.

We then go for a walk through the forest, enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch in a local café and marvel at the opulence of the Green Mosque.

Overnight in Istanbul

DAY 6

SUNDAY: Leave for UK

What`s included:
• Professional English speaking local tour guides
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
• Pick up & drop off from/to the airport
• All entrance fees
• 2 nights – İstanbul Hotel (twin share)
• 2 nights – Kusadasi Hotel (twin share)
• 1 night – Çanakkale Hotel (twin share)
• 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

What`s excluded:
• Personal expenses
• Domestic flıght ticket (İstanbul – Izmir) about £20-40

Price structure: Here at CKAC, we know how hard it can be to save money for that dream adventure, so that’s why we offer a deposit scheme on most of our trips. The idea is that you can pay an initial deposit for your chosen event or trip, to reserve your spot, but you are still left with the remainder of the payment, to pay at your convenience, allowing you more time to save.

Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, and you are ready to pay the remainder of your payment, simply visit our website, using the link:

and choose the ‘remainder’ option from the drop-down list, in order to make the payment. Simple.

Please be aware that the remainder should be paid no later than until the end of June.

If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. We can email the details to you on request.

Recommended flights*:

11th September, Atlas Global, London Stansted-Istambul, 13:25-19:30, KK2002;

16th September, Atlas Global, Istambul-London Stansted, 10:25-12:30, KK2001;

12th September, Pegasus, Istambul-Izmir, 20:00-21:10, PC3307

You are welcome to book different flights, however, in this case, separate airport transfer will need to be arranged (which may cost an extra fee).

*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.

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INSURANCE:

You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays.

Cancellations:

Please note that, unless the trip is cancelled, the payments are non-refundable, as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

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