Highlights of Turkey

11 Days / 8 Nights

  Istanbul - Bursa - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Bolu

11 Days / 8 Nights   |  From SGD 1,888

Highlights of Turkey

  Istanbul - Bursa - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Bolu

Seeing Turkey From A Difference Angle!

DEPARTURE DATE: Nov 15, 21 /Dec 5, 26

HIGHLIGHTS: 

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

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 1 night in Bursa
  • 1 night in Kusadasi 
  • 1 night in Pamukkale
  • 1 night in Bolu
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia
  • 2 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 Cave of Seven Sleepers, 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 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, 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 - ANKARA - BOLU (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

This morning, drive pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara – capital of Turkey.Our Ankara sightseeing highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who was regarded as the father of modern Turkey. The mausoleum features a mix of different architectural styles from various Anatolian civilizations museum.

DAY 8

DAY 8 - BOLU - ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Morning, depart 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 Istanbul in 1453. 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. Lastly visit the 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jeweler, handicrafts and other local products.

DAY 9

DAY 9 - 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.

DAY 10

DAY 10 - 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. hHpeHope you enjoyed the trip with Dreamcation and bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from Turkey!

DAY 11

DAY 11 - SINGAPORE

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