Upon arrival, start the Imperial city sightseeing by visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, magnificent monuments to two competing world religions standing peacefully side by side. Next turn to see the remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists of 3 monumental columns and a fountain. Visit the Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Afterward proceed to Bolu for overnight stay. Note: Blue Mosque is closed until 2.30pm during Friday prayers.
Depart for Cappadocia via Ankara, embark on a sightseeing tour of this capital city which will include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum. Photo stop at the second largest lake in Turkey - Lake Tuz, which is well-known for containing the world highest salt and surrounded by plateaus.
This morning you may consider get a Turkey famous experience – Hot Air Balloon ride over the most extraordinary landscapes or Jeep Safari tour at your own expenses (subject to weather conditions). Start full day tour of Cappadocia, make photo stops and view Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle. Visit the Goreme Open- Air Museum, a World Heritage site with fascinating cave churches and biblical frescoes. Stop by the Monks Valley (Pasabag) for some memorable photos at one of the most picturesque spots of Cappadocia. Enjoy local specialty pottery kebab for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the valley. Continue on to Kaymakli Underground City, once a hiding place for early Christians escaping Arabic persecutors. Lastly, visit Jewelry Center where you can admire the handcrafted natural stones. When night falls, adjourn to a local restaurant for a captivating belly dance show.
After breakfast, visit a Turkish carpet showroom before leaving Cappadocia. En route, stop at an old caravanserai dating from the 13th century before arriving in Konya to visit the Mevlana Museum. Here you will learn about the sect of the whirling dervishes. Proceed to Pamukkale where you will end your day with a relaxing soak in a hot thermal pool.
Pamukkale is also called the “Cotton Castle”, because of the white, cottony appearance of the mineral bath spas that abound the province, which is rich in calcium. Exploring landmarks such as the Ruins of Hierapolis, iconic White Travertine Terraces and take a dip in the mineral-rich hot springs. Then leave for Ephesus, the best-preserved ancient city of Asia Minor. Admire the impressive ruins of the Library of Celsus and the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue visit the House of Virgin Mary, a place believed to be where Virgin Mary spent the last years of her life. Make a pit stop at the Turkish Delight and Apple Tea Outlet before journeying on to Kusadasi, a popular coastal town on Turkey’s Aegean coast.
Begin with a visit to a Turkish Leather showroom. Then travel to the ancient city of Pergamon to see the impressive Acropolis, which is dramatically sited on a hill to the northeast of the town. Take a cable car up the hill and relish the sight of impressive temples, the library, theatre and arsenals. Next make your way to Troy, you will see the Trojan horse, huge hollow wooden horse constructed by the Greeks to gain entrance into Troy during the Trojan War. Thereafter, enjoy a leisure drive along the coast to Canakkale.
Our first schedule of the day is to under go the requisite COVID test together as a group. Thereafter, depart from Canakkale via Gallipoli ferry back to Istanbul. End with a walk around the world’s largest canopied market - Grand Bazaar to haggle for bargains among some 4,000 jewelry, pottery, spices, carpet, and leather stores.
Today spend the day at your leisure, you may consider an optional visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosporus. Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.
Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional.
*Minimum group size may apply.
• Hot Air Balloon Tour: USD280
• Cappadocia Jeep Safari: USD100
• Bosphorus Cruise + Spice Market: USD70
• A minimum group size of 10 passengers is
required for a confirmed departure.
• The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules
and hotels are subject to change without prior
notice in the event of unforeseen
Do note that the third bed for triple room may be a "roll-away" bed.
The below chart serves a guideline and may not be applicable to all destinations.
For maximum comfort, we highly recommend a family of four to stay in two rooms.
If extra bed are not available, passengers will be put into : 1 Standard Double / Twin Room + 1 Standard Single Room
I would like to commend on the good services of Shirley Wang. I have not yet been on a tour with EU holidays though I heard very positive reviews of them. I think while the tour managers are important in each tour group, your first touch point in a company is very critical too. I am lucky to have met Shirley as she helped me with loads of questions, my plan changes etc. She is so patient and professional and always comes back promptly with good and sound advice. I am not sure if my next trip will materialise (due to my personal reasons) but EU will definitely be my choice because of the good services from Shirley!
10 day turkey Doha tour. Had a safe and fun trip especially the good service of tour guide Shirley Wang and turkey local guide and driver as well. they make sure we are well taken care off in our free and easy day as well. certainly hope to go on another tour with Shirley Wang as the tour guide.
Lim Kee Sheng
Tour Manager: Shirley WangTour Package: 10D7N Amazing Turkey + 2N DOHADate: 6/3 to 16/3/2020Shirley is very responsible and takes care of everyone in the group. We brought my mum along and she actually looks out for all the elders within the group. She makes sure everyone is updated about the day's itinerary and weather forecast to make sure we are well-prepared for the day. she is very experienced in every parts of turkey, even in DOHA.she makes sure everyone is comfortable be it indoors or outdoors and ensures our safety.we would love to travel with her again!
Tour Manager: Shirley WangTour Package: 10D7N AMAZING TURKEY + 2N DOHADate: 6th to 16th March 2020Shirley has been nothing but wonderful the entire trip! We brought my mother in law with us and is her first trip with EU holidays. She is very impressed with Shirley's hospitality. She has been on many tour groups but none has impressed her as much as Shirley and she hopes our next trip can be with Shirley again.Throughout the trip, Shirley has been fun, helpful, informative, experienced, advisable and we had alot of fun with her. She takes care of everyone and do her best to fulfill everyone's requests. She even took the extra effort to add everyone in her whatsapp and gives daily information about the weather and advises everyone what type of attire to wear for the day.We hope we can travel with Shirley again as she is simply a dear!
My husband and I joined the 11D/8N tour to Turkey with tour manager Shirley Wang in Nov2019 （11MTISTW16/19EK). Shirley is a very fun person to be with. She will take care of all aspects within the tour package, but she will also try her best to accomodate to requests. For instance, we spent two nights at Cappadocia, we took the hot-air balloon on the first, but we didn't have a good opportunity to view the balloons in the air from a good viewing location. The group feedbacked to Shirley, and she arranged for an adhoc stop the next day for the entire group to take more pictures. The group was overjoyed. There is also another instance where our bus was stuck in a tunnel in Istanbul for a good 45 minutes due to a traffic accident. Shirley kept the group entertained with singing and cracked jokes. The hotels were generally good. There were some days where the travelling times on the bus was just too long because of distance (Turkey is a big country). The meals were mostly local fare consisting of salads, and either beef or chicken, there were also one or two meals with fish. The tour group also arranged two dinners of Chinese food and a steak burger lunch (optional tour). Overall, we had a wonderful time in Turkey but we felt that we could have been more relaxed if there was another extra day.
Prices shown are just guideline and are not guaranteed until purchase is completed.
Price shown are in SGD
Prices based on twin sharing, and does not include airport taxes and fuel surcharges, optional tours and gratitude for local guides, drivers and tour leaders, if applicable
All tours subject to group size for confirmation
Land arrangement excludes flight arrangements, optional tours and gratitude for local guides, drivers and tour leaders, if applicable
Tour fare does not include visa charges. Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country. Please refer to http://cibtvisas.sg for visa requirement and charges
Straddle the border between the continents of Europe and Asia, and feast your eyes on ancient cities with rock-like monasteries, limestone hot springs and grandiose structures that withstood the test of time.