Best of Turkey/ Turkey Winter Fun

12 Days / 9 Nights

  Bursa - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Amaysa - Safranbulo - Istanbul

12 Days / 9 Nights   |  From SGD 2,088

Best of Turkey/ Turkey Winter Fun

  Bursa - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Amaysa - Safranbulo - Istanbul

Seeing Turkey from a different angle!

DEPARTURE DATE: 2019 Nov 23, 30 /Dec 14 (Full), 16 (Full), 20, 21, 22, 26

DEPARTURE DATE: 2020 Feb 20 /Apr 07 /Jun 5, 18

Highlights:

  • 100% meal
  • Free Travel Insurance
  • Free Bosphorous Cruise
  • Seeing local villages & charity work
  • Amasya, capital of the Prince & Switzerland of Turkey.
  • Safranbulo, one of the few city in the world that listed as UNESCO world heritage city
  • Uludag, snow experience with cable car, it is one the the best ski resort in Turkey (only available from Dec - Mar)

Accommodation:

  • 1 night in Bursa
  • 1 night in Kusadasi  
  • 1 night in Pamukkale 
  • 2 night in Cappadocia
  • 1 night in Amasya
  • 1 night in Safranbulo
  • 2 night in Istanbul

ITINERARY

DAY 1

SINGAPORE ✈ ISTANBUL

DAY 1 - SINGAPORE ✈ ISTANBUL

Check-in at Singapore Changi Airport & ready for an unforgettable trip to Turkey! 

DAY 2

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL/BURSA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Topkapi Palace – It was built in between 1466 and 1478 by the sultan Mehmet II on top of a hill in a small peninsula, dominating the Golden Horn to the north, the Sea of Marmara to the south, and the Bosphorus strait to the north east, with great views of the Asian side as well.

Ulucami (Grand Mosque) – is a prominent landmark in Bursa’s downtown. With its two towering minarets and 20 domes, the building is one of the most impressive and important in Bursa. Ulu Cami’i is considered the fifth most important mosque in Islam, after those in Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, and Damascus. The Grand Mosque was opened in 1399 and built in the Seljuk style of architecture.

DAY 3

DAY 3 - BURSA/KUSADASI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Koza Han - which means the "silk cocoon market". Koza Han was built in 1491 by sultan Beyazit II. It was both used as a caravanserai and a silk market because Bursa was the last stop on the great Silk Road from China. Since 1491, the Koza Han has remained the centre of the silk industry and trade.

*Uludag Mountain “Olympus Mountain”- well known as favourite of mountain in winter, Uludag mountain is the biggest place for winter sports in Turkey. Uludag mountain is 2543 meter high. You will get snow play activities during your free time (only available from December until mid of March). *it will replace with Green Mosque & Mausoleum during summer

DAY 4

DAY 4 - KUSADASI/PAMUKKALE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Ephesus ancient city - one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites, nesting on the western show of contemporary Turkey, the once influential trading and spiritual place of Ephesus was regarded as the most important and largest centres of the old Mediterranean world and is regarded as the best-preserved places of antiquity in Asia Minor.

Cave of Seven Sleepers -(Ashab al Kahf or The People of the Cave), it is told in the Quran Surah 18, verse 9-26. It is also gives the number of yars that they slept as 300 solar years, which is equivalent to 309 lunar years.

Isa Bey Mosque - situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built between the years of 1374 and 1375. The mosque was styled asymmetrically unlike the traditional style, the location of the windows, doors and domes were not matched, purposely. In the entrance of the mosque, an inscription from the god decorates the doorway. The columns inside the house of prayer are from earlier ruins in Ephesus, making an interesting contrast to the mosque.

Hierapolis & Necropolis – Hierapolis was known for its thermal baths and health centre. an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190 B.C. Necropolis means cemetery. In Greek language it means city of dead. Necropolis is a large burial site outside the settlement.

Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) - is one of Turkey’s top attractions and a precious in the world with its cotton-look terraces. the spectacular rock formations below the ancient city of Hierapolis form a blindingly white natural cascading fountain. Waters from ancient hot springs spilling down the hillside for a millennium have formed terraces of oyster-shell shaped pools, the white travertine constantly refreshed by the flow of the calcium rich waters.

DAY 5

DAY 5 - PAMUKKALE/KONYA/CAPPADOCIA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Ancient Caravanserai - Trade across Turkey in medieval Seljuk times was dependent on camel trains, which stopped by night in inns known as kervansaray or caravanserai. These buildings provided accommodation and other amenities for the merchants and stabling for their animals on silk road.

Mevlana Museum - 13th century Philosopher Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, to him; all religions are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.

DAY 6

DAY 6 - CAPPADOCIA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Turkish Carpet Weaving - Carpet weaving is one of the most ancient crafts in Turkey, and for centuries, women have played a pivotal role in their creation, get the rare chance to experience the beauty and work of Turkey’s handmade crafts.

Precious Stone Factory - gemstones have been known and used in various forms of jewellery for the past 5000 years in Turkey. Significant stones produced in Turkey are turquoise and zultanite, which particularly unique gemstone which has 7 different color tons according to light that is dedicated to Ottoman sultans as name.

Pigeon Valley - its name from the countless manmade dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Since ancient times Pigeons have been used in the Cappadocia region for food and fertiliser for the infertile soil.

Uchisar “Castle” - is placed in Uchisar village, having a geostrategic position, dominating whole city from the top of the heap, this magnificent castle presents the visitors a dreamy panorama area with its miraculous landscape.

Avanos Pottery Village - Kizilirmak (Red River) is aptly named because of the red clay that lies on its banks. Locals of Avanos have been taking the clay since the Hittite period and using it to make household products.

Underground City, once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways.

(*Optional Hotair Balloon or Jeep Safari available.)

DAY 7

DAY 7 - CAPPADOCIA/AMASYA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Amasya Old Town - one of Turkey's most beautiful cities, check out the history, the sights and the calm of this stunning city. walking along green river and take photos of Mountain rock toms, statues of very first world famous historian Strabon, same famous Turkish ottoman sultans.

Octagonal Madrasah - is a historical 15th century medrese in Amasya. The medrese has a unique octagonal plan used for the first time in this building and consists of the student rooms, each covered by a small dome, around an octagonal colonnaded courtyard.

*Mount Erciyes - heading to Kayseri, it is a great spot to enjoy the snow activities and will drive up to Erciyes Mountain and you will get free time to enjoy the snow activity (Only avaliable from December until March).

DAY 8

DAY 8 - AMASYA/SAFRANBOLU (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Magical Eco chamber - and this will be your life time unforgettable moment, make your wishes louder and it will come true if you can hear this eco.

Charity Organization - visit the local villages or the charity organization, to meet the local to help/bring some joy to others.

Safranbolu – the whole village are the World Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO in appreciation of the successful efforts in the preservation of its heritage, displays its extremely rich historical and cultural heritage through 1008 architectural structures displaying a good example of Turkish architecture, buildings like the old city hall and fountains, Mosque of Koprulu Mehmet and Izzet Mehmet Pashas, Old Traditional Wooden House, the guild of shoe makers,

DAY 9

DAY 9 - SAFRANBOLU/ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Bosphorus Cruise - soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul. Witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people.

Grand Bazaar - construction started during 1455, shortly after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and was part of a broader initiative to stimulate economic prosperity in Istanbul. The 500-year-old maze with over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jewellery, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products.

DAY 10

DAY 10 - ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) – the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. The Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. It is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Istanbul.

Hippodrome Square - was built by Septimius Severus to entertain the public at the beginning of A.D 2nd century. It is located in the Square of Blue Mosque. Hippodrome is derived from hippos and dromos; It means ''running'' where horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire.

Hagia Sophia Museum - The original building was constructed by the most important architects of the period (527-565).It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Later Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935.

Eyup Sultan Mosque & Ayyub Al-Ansari Tomb - one of the Prophet Companion, the one who hosted our beloved Prophet Muhammad S.A.W during the Hijrah. Today he is resting in Istanbul near to the golden Horn.

Spice Market (Egyptian Market) - this marketplace was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque complex, with rents from the shops going to support the upkeep of the mosque and its charitable activities. It was called the Egyptian Market because it was famous for selling goods shipped in from Cairo.

DAY 11

DAY 11 - ISTANBUL ✈ SINGAPORE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Gate - where he enters Istanbul in 29th May 1453. On top of the gate rough translation is as per following “On Tuesday Morning, 29 May 1453 the Conqueror Mehmet II and his army entered Istanbul through a hole that the cannons opened in this region.

Ortakoy Village - a little village and you will enjoy to have some free time for local people made handcraft staff, don’t forget to enjoy with view of apple tea and watch bosphorous view.

Istiklal Street (Taksim Square) - in the late 19th century, this major street was known as the Grande Rue de Pera, and it carried the life of the modern city up and down its lively promenade. It's still the centre of Istanbul, and stroll along its length is a must

DAY 12

DAY 12 - SINGAPORE

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