Ervaar een van die mees verrassende lande ter wêreld!
Turkye - seker die mees verrassende land…..
Istanbul is iets wat mens nooit vir iemand kan beskryf nie. Ons gaan in die strate en by markte rondloop, die Spice Market en Grand Bazaar is meer as ‘n belewenis, nes die bootvaat op die Bosphorus. Ons besoek Pergamon en Troy, ons besoek Efese waar Paulus duisende jare gelede gepreek het en waar hulle toe reeds spoeltoilette en waterverwarming gehad het! Jy kan gaan lê in die warm water van die kalsiumpoele van Pamukkale. In Capadoccia sien jy hoe honderde meter se lawa-as gekompakteer geraak het en ‘n onbeskryflike kabouter-maanlandskap geskep het waarin mense gewoon het en waarin ons hotel gedeeltelik ingebou is. Opsioneel: ‘n Rit in ‘n warmlug-ballon wat jy nooit (NOOIT) as te nimmer sal vergeet nie. Dan, die ondergrondse stede waar die Christene vir die Romeine weggekruip het – tot 8 verdiepings onder die grond! Ongelooflik! Turkye is ‘n paradys vir koop met die oog of die beursie: Matte, leerware, juweliersware, kruie en speserye, Turkish Delight…..
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13.3.2021 – Vertrek uit SA.
Arrival Day – 14.03.2021 - Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Bosphorus aandete-vaart. Overnight in Istanbul.
15.03.2021 - After breakfast you will depart for the Istanbul City Tour. "TOPKAPI PALACE" The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain. Robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Next on the list is the "SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE" Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the "BLUE MOSQUE" because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Outside the Blue Mosque we find the "HIPPODROME". The Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races and entertainment. The Hippodrome comprises of three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After a short enjoyable lunch break we head to the Grand Spice Bazaar for shopping. After the shopping tour come back to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Gallipoli Tour – 16.03.2021 - At 06:00 or 06:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
Troy Tour - Pergamon – Kusadasi – 17.03.2021 - We depart to Troy. Visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince – 18.03.2021 - After breakfast departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour – 19.03.2021 - After breakfast we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Pamukkale to Antalya – 20.03.2021 - After breakfast we depart for Antalya. After 2 hour we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Dinner and Overnight in Antalya
Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls – 21.03.2021 - After breakfast drive to Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalyas modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya's broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets. Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. we have lunch than depart for Duden waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours..Overnight in Antalya
Antalya - Konya – Cappadocia – 22.03.2021 - After breakfast drive to Konya. 2.5 hour later we have break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after the lunch visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning will take place early the next morning for those who booked. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia –23.03.2021 - Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian hand-woven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wines hop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
Cappadocia –24.03.2021 - Breakfast at hotel. We will drive you to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors. After that we will drive you to Ihlara valley which is a 16 km long canyon and both side are lined with rock carved churches. We will have 3 km hike and visit one of the churches in the valley. End of the hiking lunch be served at the Belisirma village beside river. After lunch we will visit Selime monastery, carved out of the rock by Christian monks in the 13th century On the way back to hotel we will stop at the pigeon valley.. Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
Cappadocia to Istanbul – 25.03.2021 - After breakfast you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Cappadocia Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
Terugvlug na SA 26.03.2021 – Die terugvlug is die vroegoggend (+- 1uur die oggend) van 26 Maart. Aankoms in SA dieselfde laatoggend/vroegmiddag.
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Retoervlug SA-Turkye, 4 & 5-ster hotelle,
alle ontbyte & aandetes, 1 Turkye-binnelandse vlug, alle vervoer & alle toegang volgens die program. Opsioneel: Warmlug-ballonvlug in Capadoccia
13 – 26 Maart
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Vertrek uit SA vanaf Kaapstad Internasionaal na Istanbul
Aankoms Istanbul, na hotel, res van dag vrye tyd en die aand die Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
Verskeie besoeke saam met ons Turkse gids, soos:
Topkapi Paleis, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, ens
Vertrek na o.a. die Gallipoli-battle fields, Plugges Plateau en dan na ons hotel in Canakkale
Besoek die argeologiese en mitologiese Troy, tuiste van die Trojaanse perd en Helen of Troy. Na ‘n besoek aan die “Acropolis of Pergamon”, vertrek na ons hotel in Kusadasi
Efese-toer, besoek Serince village, Matwewery, Leerware. Slaap in Kusadasi.
Besoek Pammukkale se wit, kalsiumberg met sy turkoois, louwarm water. Slaap Pammukale
Vertrek na en slaap in Antalya
Besoek Antalya se ou stad, Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, ens. Slaap in Antalya
Na ontbyt, vertrek na Konya en dan na Capadoccia
Baie vroegoggend-ballonvlug vir die wat bespreek het.
Toer een in Capadoccia
Verdere toer en ondergrondse stede in Capadoccia
Oggend vrye tyd in Capadoccia. Vlieg dan na Istanbul en dan na SA
Aankoms Kaapstad, met die opsie van ‘n terugvlug na Johannesburg