Upon arriving, your Mediterranean
adventure begins with a tour of historic
Istanbul. You'll drive past to see the
magnificent Valens Aqueduct before
boarding a ferry to cross the Sea of
Marmara to reach Bursa. We shall then
embark on a tour to explore the Green
Tomb and the Green Mosque.
After breakfast, depart for Safranbolu
to explore its perfectly preserved Ottoman town. Enjoy unique displays
of late Ottoman urban architecture
containing over 1,000 registered
artefacts from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Head up to the highest point of Hidirlik
Hill, which overlooks the UNESCO
World Heritage Site of Safranbolu Old
Town, for a picturesque view. Then, visit
historical sites like the Old Town, Cinci
Han, Yoruk Village and Kaymakamlar
Today, we will drive to Ankara to visit
the Ataturk Mausoleum. It is an
important site that showcases the
history of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - 'the
Founding Father of modern Turkey'.
Thereafter, we will stop for some photos
at the second largest lake in Turkey,
Lake Tuz. The saline lake is one of the
world's largest and surrounded by
plateaus. Stay the night in Cappadocia.
This morning, you may consider going
for a famous Turkey experience - a
Hot Air Balloon Ride over the most
extraordinary landscapes or a Jeep
Safari Tour, at your own expense
(subject to weather conditions).
Then, kick-start your full day tour of
Cappadocia with photos stops to gaze
at Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle.
Next, visit the Goreme Open-Air
Museum, a World Heritage Site with
fascinating cave churches and biblical
frescoes. Then, stop by Monks Valley
(Pasabag) for some memorable photos
at one of the most picturesque spots
of Cappadocia. We will enjoy the local
specialty, Pottery Kebab, for lunch at
a restaurant overlooking the valley.
After lunch, continue to Kaymakli
Underground City, once a hiding place
for early Christians escaping Arabic
persecutors. Last but not least, visit a
Jewellery Centre where you can
admire some handcrafted natural
stones. As night falls, adjourn to a Cave
Restaurant for a traditional Turkish
Belly Dance Show with unlimited
After breakfast, visit a Turkish carpet
showroom before leaving Cappadocia.
En route, stop at an old caravanserai
that dates back to the 13th century.
You will soon reach Konya to visit the
Mevlana Museum, which is the best
place to learn about the sect of the
whirling dervishes. Then, proceed to
Pamukkale where you will end your
day with a relaxing soak in a hot
Today, we will explore Pamukkale, also
known as the 'Cotton Castle' due to
the white, cottony appearance of the
mineral bath spas that abound the
calcium-rich province. See landmarks
such as the Hierapolis ruins and the
iconic white Travertine Terraces before
taking a dip in the mineral-rich hot
springs. Thereafter, leave for Ephesus,
the best-preserved ancient city of Asia
Minor. Admire the impressive ruins of the Library of Celsus, one of the most
photographed highlight of Ephesus.
Continue to visit the House of Virgin
Mary, a place believed to be where
Virgin Mary spent the last years of her
life. Next, travel to Kusadasi, a popular
coastal town on Turkey's Aegean coast,
and make a pit stop at the Turkish
Delight and Apple Tea Outlet before
we settle for the night.
Begin the day with a visit to a Turkish
Leather showroom. After which, travel
to the ancient city of Pergamon to see
the impressive Acropolis, which is
dramatically situated atop a hill to the
northeast of town. Enjoy a cable car
ride up the hill as you relish in the sight
of impressive temples, the library,
theatre and arsenals. We will next make
our way to Troy to see the famous
Trojan Horse - a huge, hollow wooden
construction by the Greeks to gain
entrance into Troy during the Trojan
War. Finally, sit back and relax as we
embark on a leisure drive along the
coast to Canakkale.
Note: Cable car rides are subject to weather
Depart Canakkale via the longest
suspension bridge in the world. The
1915 Canakkale Bridge has reached
completion in Turkey with a span of
2,023 metres, becoming the longest
suspension bridge in the world. We
will start with a visit to Topkapi Palace,
the residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
Wind down with a walk around the
world's largest canopied market - the
Grand Bazaar as you partake in some
haggling for bargains at some 4,000
stalls hawking jewellery, pottery, spices,
carpet, leather and more.
We shall continue our sightseeing tour
of the 'imperial city' by visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia -
magnificent monuments dedicated
to two major religions of the world
peacefully standing side by side. Next,
view the remaining structures of the
Hippodrome of Constantinople, which
comprises 3 monumental columns and
Note: Blue Mosque is closed until 2.30pm during
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
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
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
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