EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR IN ENCHANTING TURKEY!
ALL IN FOR ONLY $1,688! w/ FULLBOARD MEALS, AIRFARE, ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE, TOUR + more!!
- Roundtrip Airfare via Saudia Airlines
- With 1 Lounge at Jeddah Airport
- Accom. based on 4 star hotel
- FULLBOARD MEALS
- Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
- Private Bus w/ English Speaking Guide
- Entrances as per itinerary
- Water in the bus & during meals
- Services of a Filipino Tour Escort
- Souvenir Item & Travel Kits
- Tour Briefing with snacks
DAY 01 DEPART ISTANBUL
Depart Manila, aboard on Kuwait Airways, enjoy meal amenities and entertainment.
DAY 02 ARRIVE ISTANBUL (L/D)
Upon arrival at the airport, meet with your English Speaking Guide. Visit Hippodrome and be amazed by its impressive obelisks and monuments brought in from Egypt. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, the masterwork of Ottoman architecture and the only mosque in the world with six minarets and famous for its blue tiles! We’ll then head to the magnificent St.Sofia Museum which was previously a cathedral and a mosque. Visit the Topkapi Palace, the former imperial residence of the great Ottoman Empire once ruled. Today, it serves as a spectacular museum that has collections of the Chinese porcelain and imperial treasury including the world’s biggest emeralds and diamonds! Check in and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03 ISTANBUL (335KM) – BY FERRY – CANAKKALE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll drive along the coastal of Sea of Marmara to the Gallipoli Peninsula, where many troops lost their lives. Cross the Dardanelle’s Straits by ferry to Canakkale where we’ll get to visit the ruins of Troy (ancient Ilion) where Greek and Trojan heroes fought the Trojan War for the honor of the beautiful Helen, also known as ‘the face that launched a thousand ships’. You may also visit its legendary walls, buildings and the famous Wooden Horse. Check in & overnight
DAY 04 CANAKKALE (414KM) – KUSADASI (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Take the road and enjoy the scenic countryside drive to Pergamon, one of the major cities in ancient times. Visit the historical landmarks of Pergamon; an impressive site of an ancient kingdom of the Acropolis, the Temple of Athena and the famous library. Proceed for the coastal town of Kusadasi. Check in and overnight.
DAY 05 KUSADASI (190KM) – PAMUKKALE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Ephesus, the once most important commercial center of the Western Anatolia. Marvel at the arcadia way, the splendid façade of the Library of Celsius and the conspicuous amphitheatre, which is still utilized for concerts. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, a typical roman stone cottage concealed in the green of Bulbul Mountain. Proceed to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) which is well-known for its marvelous white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Capture the fascinating natural phenomenon of travertine along your journey. Tonight soothe yourself in the thermal pools.
DAY 06 PAMUKKALE (602KM) – CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Cappadocia. Enroute, stop for lunch in a Caravanserai, which were ancient hotels with rooms for merchants and animals kept in a large vaulted halls. Continue to Konya and visit the Mevlana Museum which is also known as the Green Mausoleum or Green Dome. It is the original tekke or lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. It contains the tomb and shrine of the 13th-century Mevlana or Rumi which remains a place of pilgrimage. Arrive Cappadocia, proceed for check-in at hotel and relax after a long journey.
28 DEC DAY 07 CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum and explore the moon-like landscape of this unique and ancient area with hundreds of chapels carved into the hillsides & the first religious colonies found here dated back to 373 AD . Visit Pigeon Valley and get a chance to acknowledge the way of training a pigeon to deliver messages throughout Central Cappadocia in ancient time. View lots of Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia along the way. It is a natural formation by winds and rain, to make it known to the world of tourist eyes. Get to visit the Uchisar Castle, which is dominated by its rock castle. You can have a magnificent view over the rose and pigeon valley from the vantage point of this castle.
DAY 08 CAPPADOCIA (282KM) – ANKARA (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the underground city of Kaymakli – built to accommodate some half a million people during the Roman occupation and is linked by underground tunnels to other cities. Drive to Ankara. Enroute, stop at Salt Lake to have a glimpse of this natural lake. Visit Anit Kabir – the mausoleum of Ataturk – the greatest leader in modern Turkey. Drive to Bolu to stay overnight.
DAY 09 ANKARA (465) – ISTANBUL (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Istanbul. Visit the Grand Bazaar, the most unforgettable largest indoor market, where you can find rich collections of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather, antiques, pottery and rugs souvenirs.
DAY 10 ISTANBUL (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the Spice Bazaar with an enticing aromas of Turkish spices filled the air of the mystical east. Enjoy a cruise along the winding Bosphorus Strait that separates Europe and Asia and connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea.
DAY 11 DEPART ISTANBUL – MANILA (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning enjoying the rest of your stay at your hotel. Until you transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.
DAY 12 OCT 04– ARRIVAL – MANILA
Arrive in Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip
- Travel Insurance up to 60 years old.
- XT Taxes : TBA
- PH Travel Tax: USD32.00
- Beverages / Drinks
- Visa Fee P6,500 / PAX
- $10/day/person: 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
- A Deposit of US300.00 per person is required and NON-refundable.
- Full payment should be made at least 30 days prior to departure
- Cancelled made after issuance of visa will automatically forfeit deposit.
- Cancellation made 30 days before dep. will automatically incur full charges
- SGL supplement – $250.00
- Min. 20 to run the tour.
- Min. 15 – with additional of $100 per pax