Enchanting Turkey

ENCHANTING TURKEY: SEPT 25, 2018

ITINERARY

DAY 01 SEPT 25 – ISTANBUL

Departure Manila aboard on Saudia Airline, enjoy inflight amenities & entertainment

DAY 02 SEPT 26 – ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE (L.D)

Arrival Istanbul International Airport. Meet your professional tour guide at the Ataturk airport. Proceed to half day Istanbul city tour. Topkapi Palace the seat of the Ottoman Empire after it shifted its capital from Edirne to Istanbul. It is today a museum palace with Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Court yards, Holy Relics etc. It is famous with the fourth largest diamond in the world. After Lunch drive to Canakkale. Dinner and overnight at Canakkale.

DAY 03 SEPT 27 – CANAKKALE – PERGAMUM – KUSADASI (B.L.D.)

After breakfast visits Troy and continues to Kusadasi, You will visit Pergamum. Troy is the famous mythology city in Homer’s epic poem, lliad, one of the oldest settlements in the world. Pergamum visit; Asklepion which is the first organized hospital in Anatolia. Upon arrival to Kusadasi check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 04 SEPT 28 – KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE (B.L.D)

After breakfast Full day Kusadasi Tour. Ephesus we will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, you will see impressive structures such as great theatre where St. Paul and St. John met. Arcadian Street, Trajan fountain, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple etc…..Virgin Mary House, When St. John and Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain and Virgin Mary spent her last years in her house on Bulbul Mountain. After lunch at a local restaurant later proceed to Pamukkale. Visit Hierapolis and the cotton castle upon arrival. Cotton Castle is a magical and unique terrace and castles created by deposits of white limestone from thermal springs. This spectacular natural wonder is also in world heritage protection list of UNESCO. Hierapolis The city was founded in 190 B.C. by Eumenes II, king of Pergamum. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, it reached the height of its development as a Roman thermal bath center. Don’t forget to bring swimwear to enjoy the thermal swimming pools of Pamukkale year-round! Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Pamukkale.

DAY 05 SEPT 29 – PAMUKKALE – KONYA CAPPADOCIA (B.L.D)

After breakfast proceeds to Cappadocia via Konya, you will visit blue-green domed Mevlana Museum, which used to be a school for Mevlevi Dervishes. Continue from Konya and make a photoshop at Sultanhani, one of the best-preserved caravansarais (inns) in Anatolia.

DAY 06 SEPT 30 – CAPPADOCIA (B.L.D)

After breakfast, you will enjoy full day Cappadocia tour. Visit the Underground City of Kaymakli, one of the largest underground cities there, said to have existed since the Hittite period. You will get a chance to see bedrooms, kitchens, dining halls, wine cellars, chapels, stables and more. Next, explore the rock-carved churches with some of it decorated with scratched frescos in Goreme Open-air Museum.

Proceed to Uchisar, an old village of small dwellings carved into massive rocks. Gather some picture perfect memories at Valley of Birds and Uchisar, a fantasyland of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. On route, make a stop at the carpet factory. After dinner at the hotel, we go to Belly Dance and Turkish Folk Dance Show. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 07 OCT 01 – CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA (B.L.D)

This morning, continue our journey to Ankara, the capital of Turkey, meet you guide for the sightseeing tour, visiting also the Magnificent Ataturk Mouseleum where the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (which also known as “Father of Modern Turkey”). Overnight and dinner at the hotel in Ankara.

DAY 08 OCT 02 – ANKARA – ISTANBUL (B.L.D)

Morning proceeds to Istanbul. En-route enjoy a leisure drive along the shores of Marmara Sea and back to Istanbul. Lunch will be in Istanbul. Apon arrival Istanbul proceeds to another city tour in the city. Blue Mosque which is the largest mosque in Istanbul, built to compete with St. Sophia. Dating back from 17th century. Mostque is famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Hippodrome Square former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. See the famous Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Colum and Wilhem II fountain, Hagia Sophia which has been a cathedral and mosque, now is a magnificent museum. Its mosaics, stained glass windows & decorated domes create an atmosphere of breath taking beauty. Then, proceed to the collection of porcelain, antiques, and other treasures. Make a stop at the covered Grand Bazaar.

DAY 09 OCT 03– ISTANBUL – MANILA (B)

After breakfast, proceed to Bosphorus Cruise by a private boat. Bosphorus Cruise; we will see the beauty of Bosphorus Channel which spreads over Asia and Europe Continents. This is the great experience to be between Asia and Europe Continents on the boat. WE see and take pictures of Ottoman Palaces, Rumeli Castle, Anatolian Castle and the life style of people on the coast line of Bosphorus. Then Transfer to airport for flight back home.

DAY 10 OCT 04– ARRIVAL – MANILA

Arrive Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip.

INCLUSIONS
  • Roundtrip Airfare via Saudia Airlines With 1 way free airport lounge
  • Accommodation based on 4 star hotel
  • FULLBOARD MEALS
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Belly Dancing Show in Cappadocia
  • Private coach with English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances as per itinerary
  • Mineral Water in the bus & during meals
  • Services of a Filipino Tour Escort
  • Souvenir Item
  • Travel Kits
  • Tour Briefing with snacks
EXCLUSIONS
  • Travel Insurance up to 60 years old.
  • XT Taxes : TBA
  • PH Travel Tax: USD32.00
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Beverages / Drinks
  • Visa Fee P3,500 / PAX
  • Tips for the Driver, Local Guide. Restaurant, Porters & Assistance.
  • Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, use of refreshments in minibar
BOOKING CONDITIONS
  • A Deposit of US300.00 per person is required and NON-refundable.
  • Full payment should be made at least 15 days prior to departure
  • Cancelled made after issuance of visa will automatically forfeit dep.
  • Cancellation made 15 days before dep. will automatically incur full charges
  • SGL supplement – $250.00
  • 15 to run the tour.
VISA REQUIREMENTS
  • Application Form
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 4 pcs of recent passport size pictures
  • COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
  • Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
  • ITR (original / photocopy)
  • Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
  • Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not travelling with Spouse
  • Birth Certificate
FLIGHT DETAILS
  •     SV 871 25SEP MNLJED   1540 2200   
  •     SV 265 26SEP JEDIST     0645 1020
  •     SV 264 03OCT ISTRUH   1700 2115              
  •     SV 860 04OCT RUHMNL 0115 1610