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TURKEY
8D 7N WESTERN TURKEY

 
Turkey is the land where Alexander the Great slashed the Gordion Knot, where Achilles battled the Trojans in Homer’s Iliad, and where the Ottoman Empire fought battles that would shape the world. Turkey has a landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and the palaces of great empires.
 
Day 1: SATURDAY - ISTANBUL Arrival - BURSA (--/L/D)
Arrival into ISTANBUL – meet/greet & drive to BURSA city – along the way, embark on a ferry boat to YALOVA. Have lunch at BURSA upon arrival. After lunch, visit the ULU CAMII (Grand Mosque), built by Sultan BAYEZIT between 1396- 1400 depicting one of the most attractive examples of Ottoman architecture. Next, visit the GREEN MOSQUE and the GREEN MAUSOLEUM, built during the reign of Sultan MEHMET I, they were named in reference to the dominant colour of their interiors. Finally, some free time to visit & browse the OLD SILK MARKET in the Covered Bazaar of Bursa. Dinner & overnight in Bursa.
 
Day 2: SUNDAY - BURSA – PAMUKKALE (B, L & D)
After breakfast enjoy a drive through the Turkish countryside to PAMUKKALE. Lunch and tour the ruins of HIERAPOLIS ANCIENT CITY that was founded by Pergamum King Telephons & named after his wife Hiera. Explore PAMUKKALE’s Cotton Castle, a World Heritage site, made up of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins. Dinner & overnight in PAMUKKALE.
 
Day 3: MONDAY - PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS – HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY - KUSADASI (B, L & D)
After breakfast, we drive to EPHESUS Ancient City. A visit to Ephesus, once the commercial center of the ancient world, is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous Temple once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was rebuilt several times. The Ephesus ruins also include a theater, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the library of Celsus. Then, visit the House of Virgin Mary which is about 3 miles away in the forested mountain above Ephesus. Although it is only a modest stone house, the House of Virgin Mary, is now visited by over a hundred thousand pilgrims from all over the world each year. Dinner & overnight in KUSADASI
 
Day 4: TUESDAY - KUSADASI – PERGAMON - CANAKKALE (B, L & D)
After breakfast, drive to PERGAMON Ancient City and tour of the ACROPOLIS, an architectural masterpiece that is perched on the city’s highest point. The fascinating sites here include the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Athena and Temple of Trojan. Following lunch and visit of ASCLEPION which was dedicated to Asklepios, the god of healing where the first psychological treatment had been used, drive to CANAKKALE. Dinner & overnight in CANAKKALE
 
Day 5: WEDNESDAY - CANAKKALE – TROY – ISTANBUL (B & L only)
Breakfast at the hotel – today we visit of the legendary town of TROY. Referred to in Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey”, Troy has in fact nine cities superimposed one upon another. Troy VI pertains to the famous Trojan War of Homer where the legendary heroes included AGAMEMNON, ARCHILLES, ULYSSES & NESTOR on the Greek side and PRIAM, HECTOR & PARIS on the Trojan side. After this, you cross the Dardanelles and drive to Istanbul. Check in hotel upon arrival – rest of the day is free @ leisure – dinner on own arrangements. Overnight in Istanbul
 
Day 6: THURSDAY - ISTANBUL– FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B & L only)
After breakfast, visit the HIPPODROME AREA, the center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events & political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. After that, we visit the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue IZNIK tiles, unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan AHMET. Stop by the Topkapi Palace, the imperial seat of the government of The Ottoman Empire between 1485 and 1856, exhibiting imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc., Lunch at a local restaurant and after lunch, we will have the final stop at the Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leather ware and souvenirs. Drive back to hotel and free time in Istanbul – dinner on own arrangements & overnight in Istanbul
 
Day 7: FRIDAY - ISTANBUL– HALF DAY SPICE BAZAAR & BOSPHORUS CRUISE (B only)
After breakfast, depart your hotel for a visit to the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc., Then Bosphorus Cruise through the waterways separating the two continents, Asia and Europe, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential and luxurious apartments. Then drive to Bosphorus Bridge, with the unique chance to step from one continent (Europe to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Then to Camlica Hill exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view for some photography – return back to hotel and free time in Istanbul – Lunch & dinner on own arrangements & overnight in Istanbul
 
Day 8: SATURDAY - ISTANBUL– DEPARTURE (B only)
Breakfast in hotel – free @ leisure until transfer to Airport for departure. END OF PROGRAM
 
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON, ON TWIN SHARE IN ACCOMMODATION BASIS: ALL PRICE QUOTATION ARE IN MALAYSIA RINGGIT: VALID UNTIL 31 DEC 2011
Hotel Price per person(RM) Remarks
Mix 4 stars RM4265   Min 14 pax per booking
 
NOTES to above Tour Prices:
All prices stated are NETT & non commissionable in the currency of MALAYSIA RINGGIT; inclusive of relevant applicable government & prevailing taxes in effect in Malaysia;
Child Rate is only applicable to those aged below 12 yrs as at date of travel; Child above 02 years but below 12 sharing the same room as 02 full paying Adults (parents) and requiring an extra bed in room (or not requiring any extra bed in room) is granted 15% discount from applicable Adult Tour fare;
 
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
All transportation as per tour itinerary in air condition vehicle with licensed driver;
Accommodation as per itinerary on twin share basis;
Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner);
Meals are on food only – drinks, beverages, alcohol are not inclusive;
Tour, sightseeing & activities mentioned in itinerary are inclusive of entrance fees, boat fees & relevant permits (where applicable) per visitation with services of English speaking local guide; For FIT travel of less than 10 persons per tour booking, the driver is also the guide;
 
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
All international & domestic flight tickets, airport taxes & surcharges, porter of luggage at airport;
Additional charges payable for early check in or late check out of accommodation;
Other meals & drinks not mentioned in program, drinks/beverages/alcohol consumed during meals;
Tipping of guide, vehicle driver …etc & Porter of luggage at hotel…etc;
Optional tours, tours not mentioned in itinerary, items & expenditure of personal nature;
Travel insurance, visa, medical services, shopping & donations to places of visits, laundry …etc;
Camera / handy cam / video cam fees into national parks & places of visitation during tour;
Peak season Surcharges on accommodation / transportation / tour services fees (where applicable) during festive periods, public holidays, events & during high/peak tourist seasons;
50% transportation surcharges for transfers made between 2300-0700 hrs;
 
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Please be mindful that Gala Dinners & Peak Season Surcharges apply during public holidays (Christmas, New year & peak season) for different periods at different hotels & will be advised at time of booking;
No refund applicable for any unused portion of the tour program;
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Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the company or agent as a percentage of the NETT total tour price + any surcharges or other penalties imposed by hotels or transport companies; Cancellation of air arrangements is subject to fees charged in accordance to the type of airfares & airline tariff regulations. No refunds given for unused or cancelled services after tour arrangements have commenced;
Cancellation 15-30 days will be charged 30% of total invoice amount;
Cancellation 08-14 days will be charged 60% of total invoice amount;
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