2013- Europe

2013 Europe NZD

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80 EUROPE›› TURKEY SELLER TOP THE BEST OF TURKEY › Exploring ancient historic cities › HIGHLIGHTS › › Overnighting in a converted Ottoman mansion › › Tasting delicious local cuisine › › › Walking through the astonishing white pools of Pamukkale WHAT'S INCLUDED ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels (7 nts) TRANSPORT Private air-con van, plane GROUP SIZE Max 15, avg 10 GROUP LEADER CEO throughout, local guides MEALS INCLUDED 6 breakfasts. Allow USD190-250 for meals not included. ITINERARY This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey's stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city's bazaars, mosques and tea houses. DAY 1 ISTANBUL Arrive at any time. DAY 2 GALLIPOLI/ÇANAKKALE Guided tour of Gallipoli including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries and Lone Pine. (1B) DAY 3 TROY/AYVALIK Guided visit of Troy, enjoy a half › Discovering ancient Roman ruins and amazing natural scenery day boat trip from Ayvalik, spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. (1B) DAYS 4-5 SELÇUK Guided tour of the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. Option to visit the Ephesus Museum, the remains of St John's Basilica, the mosque of Isa Bey or the village of Sirence. (2B) DAY 6 PAMUKKALE Guided visit to the white cliffs of Pamukkale and the ruined city of Hierapolis. (1B) DAY 7 ISTANBUL Morning flight to Istanbul. Guided orientation walk. Option to explore the highlights of Istanbul, including the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace or Aya Sofya. DAY 8 ISTANBUL Depart at any time. (1B) TRIP DATES Typically departs Saturday 2 – 3 times per month April – October. ADD TO YOUR EXPERIENCE ABSOLUTE TURKEY: Have a bit more time to explore the country? Try our 'Absolute Turkey' adventure for a more complete Turkey experience. See trip ETAT on page 79. Istanbul Çanakkale/Troy Gallipoli Ayvalik TURKE Y GLOBAL GROUPS A big part of the experience is the international flavour of our small groups. Our trips average about 10–12 travellers per departure, depending on the destination. Prepare to make some new pen-pals. Dates and prices are subject to change. For booking, availability, and detailed itineraries, consult your travel agent or check online. Selçuk Pamukkale CLASSIC See back foldout. 8 DAYS—ISTANBUL TO ISTANBUL FROM $1499 IS THIS TRIP FOR ME? TYPE: GROUP SERVICE LEVEL: STANDARD PHYSICAL DEMAND: @ OPTIONAL MY OWN ROOM: $ TRIP CODE: ETBT 319 (

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