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Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

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Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

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Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast (9 Days)

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

How about a family holiday to the Orient? Marvelling at the many minarets of Istanbul and get swept up in the city’s colourful bazaars, discovering the Roman ruins at Ephesus and the ancient city of Troy, walking the battlefields of Gallipoli and spending the final days of your holiday, beachside – enjoying sunshine and a turquoise blue sea will make your days unforgettable in Turkey.

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast (9 Days)

Day 1: Istanbul
When you arrive in Istanbul you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the afternoon exploring this great Ottoman city on foot or simply relax and enjoy the hotel facilities. Overnight will be in Istanbul. 

Day 2: The Old City
Today, you will be touring the heart of the Old City from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled, you’ll view some amazing sights. You will be able to see the Blue Mosque (opening subject to prayer times) which faces the Hagia Sofia and is famed for its blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets and the ruinous Hippodrome – now a small park of sorts and once scene of chariot races and political activities in Byzantine times. You will also enjoy a visit to Topkapi Palace - residence of the sultans and Hagia Sofia Museum - constructed as a Basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Then you will take a scenic ferry ride on the Bosphorous, the stretch of water that divides Europe from Asia. Overnight will be in fabulous Istanbul. 

Day 3: Gallipoli
Today, early the morning, you will travel to the World War 1 battlefields of Gallipoli on the Gallipoli Peninsular. Here, you will be able to walk in the footsteps of the ANZAC’s with visits to the battlefields and trenches, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly and various other sites. Overnight will be in Canakkale. 

Day 4: Troy and Kusadasi
Today, you will be travelling to the South and your first stop will be the legendary Troy and of course you will be with a professional guide. If you’ve seen the movie – ‘Troy’ or read the poet Homer’s – ‘The Iliad’ you’ll be familiar with Paris – Prince of Troy, his prized Helen and Hector – Prince of Troy on the Trojan side and Agamemnon and Achilles (he of the heel) on the Aechaean (Greek) side. The legend of the lost city of Troy and Homer’s poetry was bought alive by its rediscovery in 1863. Subsequent excavations revealed 9 ancient cities, one on top of the other, dating back to 3000 BC! You will travel on to the ancient ruins of Pergamum and enjoy a guided tour of the site. Home to one of the steepest, vertigo-inducing amphitheatres in the classical world. You will then continue to Kusadasi on the Aegean Coast. Overnight will be in Kusadasi. 

Day 5: Ancient Ephesus and Aquapark!
Today, you will tour the incredible Roman ruins of Ephesus. Undoubtedly the most well preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, and among the best places in the world to get a feel for what Roman life must have been like. In the 1st century BC, Ephesus was the second largest city in the world! It reveled in prosperity from commerce and visiting pilgrims, who came to see its great Temple of Artemis (completed in 550 BC) which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the afternoon, you will have the option to visit Adaland Aquapark, offering 20 rides and water slides and rivalling many of the water parks of Europe, it’s guaranteed good fun. Overnight will be in Kusadasi. 

Days 6 - 8: Kusadasi - beach stay
Be ready to have a lot of free time for the next three days. You might relax by the pool or further explore the area. Kusadasi, with its pretty marina and harbour foreshore make for pleasant afternoon walks. There is also market shopping, laid back al fresco restaurants and cafes, nearby beaches, National Parks, castles, caravansarei and an aqua park all nearby. Overnight will be in Kusadasi.

Day 9: One last swim
Your tour ends today and you will be transferred to Izmir Airport.

 

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

CANAKKALE HOTELS  »  HOTEL AKOL

Renovated in 2008, Hotel Akol is located in the heart of the city with a spectacular view of the Dardanelles which is another connection between the European and Asian continents. Hotel Alkol welcomes you with the warmth of the typical

Turkish hospitality.

ISTANBUL HOTELS  »  DOSSO DOSSI HOTEL

Named after the 17th century painter Giovann, De LuteriDosso Dossi who is known for his perfectionaism, Dosso Dossi Hotel in Sultanahmet offers a range of exclusive services to guests who are looking for perfectionism with the concept of a "Children Friendly Hotel". Only 100 metres away from the Basilica Cistern and in a five minutes walking distance from Sirkeci Train Station.

KUSADASI HOTELS  »  PALM HOTEL

Located in Kusadasi, Palm Hotel is a luxury hotel next to the yacht harbourt offering views overlooking the Aegean Sea and Kuşadası Marina. The Hotel is just a 5 minutes by walk from Kuşadası's shopping and entertainment away. The International İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport is 70 km. away from the hotel. You will never feel yourself that close to the history since Ephesus is only 20 km away, Didyma, Miletus & Priene are 45 km away.

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast (9 Days)

INCLUDES
+ 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
+ Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day to Izmir airport
+ Ferry crossing the Dardenelles
+ All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
+ 8 nights 4 star and special class hotels
+ Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ruins of Ephesus
+ Escorted by an English speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide
+ Maximum group size: 25 

EXCLUDES
+ International flights and visa
+ Entrance Fees: $90-100
+ Tip for your guide and driver. We suggest $50-$80 USD per family (3 or 4 members) for your guide and $10 for your driver. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture.

 

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast (9 Days)

Please note that the prices below are for per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling and sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveler of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement. All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travelers. 

Date

 

Price/Person

Single Supp.

 

04 APR - 12 APR

 

USD $2,289

USD $1,198

 

23 MAY - 31 MAY

 

USD $2,289

USD $1,198

 

27 JUN - 05 JUL

 

USD $2,289

USD $1,198

 

01 AUG - 09 AUG

 

USD $2,289

USD $1,198

 

15 AUG - 23 AUG

 

USD $2,289

USD $1,198

 

26 SEP - 04 OCT

 

USD $2,289

USD $1,198

 

19 DEC - 27 DEC

 

USD $2,069

USD $599

 

 

Magic Carpet & Crystal Coast

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Toll Free: (855)452-2626
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Highlights

Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi, Ephesus.