Best of Turkey

13 Days / 10 Nights

  Istanbul - Bursa - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Amaysa

13 Days / 10 Nights   |  From SGD 2,288

Best of Turkey

  Istanbul - Bursa - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Amaysa

Seeing Turkey From A Difference Angle!

DEPARTURE DATE:

  • 2018: Dec 11  
  • 2019: Feb 04/ Mar 04,18 / Apr 15,29

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 100% Meal 
  • FREE Travel Insurance 
  • FREE Bosphorus Cruise 
  • Visit Prince Island 
  • Local 4 & 5 stars Hotel 

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 1 night in Bursa
  • 1 night in Kusadasi 
  • 1 night in Pamukkale
  • 1 night in Amasya
  • 1 night in Safranbolu
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia
  • 3 nights in Istanbul

ITINERARY

DAY 1

SINGAPORE ✈ ISTANBUL

DAY 1 - SINGAPORE ✈ ISTANBUL

Check-in at the Singapore Changi Airport to begin your wonderful journey with us.

DAY 2

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

Welcome to Turkey! Upon arrival, visit the Istanbul City Walls, a massive wall of ancient Constantinople built by the Emperor Theodosius II over 1500 years ago. Next, visit Blue Mosque, a 16th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome square where horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire, It is decorated today with an Egyptian Column, Serpentane Column. Next, visit St. Sophia Museum, a unique combination of Christianity and Islam religion in the same place. After; visit the Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect pieces, it is also the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty.

DAY 3

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

After breakfast, we will commence with Osman & Orhan Gazi Mausoleum, we will pay our respect to the Ottoman dynasty founder Osman Gazi and his son Orhan Gazi. Next, visit Ulucami (Grand Mosque) – the largest Mosque in Bursa with impressive calligraphic wall decorations from 1399 AD. next, Koza Han Bursa, means the "silk cocoon market", it was built in 1491 by sultan Beyazit II. It was used as a silk market because it was the last stop on the great Silk Road from China. Next, Green Mosque & Mausoleum.

DAY 4

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

This morning, set off to explore Ephesus ancient city, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. Walk in its well-preserved marble streets to the Library of Celsius, the Odeon, Grand Theatre, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Bath etc. Next Isa Bey Mosque in Selcuk and the Seven Sleepers (Ashab al Kahf or The People of the Cave), an important site to Islam. Next, we depart to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), visit the extensive ruins of Hierapolis & Necropolis – an ancient city builded on the hot spring. Thereafter, see “Cotton Castle” a magical, unique terraces and white castle liked creation by the mineral deposits from the hot springs. Tonight enjoy the renounce themal hotspring from your hotel.

DAY 5

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

Today, travel to Konya. Photo Stop at a 700 year old ancient caravanserai (a ‘hotel’ for ancient traders and travelers on silk road). Next, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam.

DAY 6

DAY 6 - CAPPADOCIA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Optional Hot air ballooning over the charming landscape during sun rise.

Next, get the rare chance to see the beauty Turkish handmade carpet weaving. Following this, visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum to see the Pigeon Valley. Photo stops at Uchisar “castle” village, a  fantasy-land of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. If time permits, visit one of the local cave house. Then, proceed to Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River). Next, a chance to view the turkish turquoise (the name was given by Marco Polo which means color of Turks). Next, be enchanted by the Underground City, once a place for 15000 refugees. Witness the ancient bedrooms,  church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways.

DAY 7

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

This morning, drive to Amasya and visit Ferhat & Sirin Tunnel and Love Museum, and listen the full love story from our guide. Next, visit the Sultan Beyazıt II Camii (1486) is the largest mosque in Amasya, it main door mihrab (niche in a minaret indicating the direction of Mecca) and pulpit are made of white marble and it windows feature interlocking wooden carvings. Walking along the river and taking photos of King Rock Tombs, and the statues of famous historian Strabon and Bimarhane used to be mental hospital in the olden days, which converted to a music school and museum.

DAY 8

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

After breakfast we will visit Magical Echo chamber, this will be your unforgettable moment of a life time, make your wishes loud, and  it will come true if you can hear this echo. Try Amasya Coregi (a traditional bread) and get the chance to learn how to prepare the bread. Octagonal Madrasah, it is Quran memorizing and reciting school (Hafiz School) since 1235. Next, depart to Safranbolu, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list site. Safranbolu, displays it rich historical and cultural heritage through 1008 architectural displaying a good example of Turkish architecture, all preserved in their original environment, Mosque of Koprulu Mehmet and Izzet Mehmet Pashas, the Old Traditional Wooden House, the guild of shoe makers, the city hall and fountains and other residences.

DAY 9

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

Morning, travel back to Istanbul and enjoy the famous Bosphorous Cruise, Here, you will be able to soak in the sights 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 and Scenery along the river. We will get very chance to take photos of the Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbu in 1453. Next, visit 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jeweler, handicrafts and other local products.

DAY 10

DAY 10 - ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Today we visit the Spice Market, this marketplace was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque complex,  rental gaining from the stalls will used for upkeep the mosque and its charitable activities. It was also called the Egyptian Market because it was famous for selling goods shipped in from Cairo. Next let’s visit Fatih Mosque Complex, it was built in 1463-1470. Next; visit Abu Eyup El Ensari’s Tomb and his Mosque, one of the Prophet Companion, the one who hosted our beloved Prophet Muhammad S.A.W during the Hijrah.

DAY 11

DAY 11 - ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Istanbul Island, there are 9 islands named Prince Islands around Sea of Marmara,. We will visit the biggest island Buyukada (“Big Island”), you will have chance to have take a horse cariage tour around the island. Our lunch will be at local sea food restaurant at Buyukada. After the tour, back to the mainland and visit famous Tiara Jeweller Shopping Center. Next, continue to Zorlu Shopping Center Mall, one of the biggest mall in Islanbul.

DAY 12

DAY 12 - ISTANBUL ✈ SINGAPORE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast visit Fatih Sultan Mehmet Gate, it is named after the Conqueror Mehmet II where he enters Istanbul in 29th May 1453. Little Hagia Sophia, it is the oldest surviving Byzantine monument in Istanbul, it was constucted near the southern city walls on the shores of the sea of Marmara in A.D 527-536. In 1504, the building was converted into a mosque. Next, Ortakoy Village we will have a tour in this little village and you will enjoy to have some free time for local made handcraft, relax yourself in the café with the beautiful view of bosphorous. Istiklal Street (Taksim Square), is the major street, and it carried the life of the modern city up and down its lively promenade, in the center of Istanbul, stroll along the street and you might find something the suits you, enjoy some free time in Istanbul before dinner before going to the airport for your flight back home. Hope you enjoyed the trip with Dreamcation and bringing back wonderful memories from Turkey!

DAY 13

DAY 13 - SINGAPORE

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