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Western Turkey in Winter(sm) (10 days)

Turkey At Its Best - Private Tours by Newport International

Istanbul, Turkey To Istanbul, Turkey

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Jul 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Istanbul, Turkey
TBD Dinner

Arrival at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Welcome Cocktail and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2
Istanbul, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sightseeing in Istanbul: The Blue Mosque, The St. Sophia Museum, the Hippodrome Square, and the Underground Cistern. In the afternoon, visit Topkapi Palace and the Covered Bazaar.

Day 3
Çanakkale, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure from Istanbul for Canakkale. Visit the Gallipoli Battlefields from World War I, then cross the Straits of Dardanelles by ferry to Asia. Visit Troy, the famous city of Homer's Iliad. Overnight stay in Canakkale.

Day 4
Kusadasi, Turkey
Çanakkale, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing to drive south along the Aegean Coast, visit Pergamum, a famous historical city with an impressive Acropolis and an ancient hospital. On the way, stop at a quaint village as guest of a Turkish Family in their restored 150-year old restored stone  house. Then, drive on through Izmir to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Kusadasi, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full-day sightseeing in Ephesus, one of the most impressive ancient sites of the world, visit the Terrace Houses of wealthy ancient Romans, and  the House of The Virgin Mary. Overnight stay is in Kusadasi.

Day 6
Pamukkale, Turkey
Kusadasi, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, visit Aphrodisias and Pamukkale, with its “cotton white”  cliffs, and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Overnight stay is in Pamukkale.

Day 7
Antalya, Turkey
Pamukkale, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leisurely drive to Antalya on the Mediterranean Coast. Transfer to your hotel in Antalya.

Day 8
Antalya, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full-day sightseeing to visit the ancient cities of Side, Perge, and Aspendos. Overnight stay is in Antalya.

Day 9
Istanbul, Turkey
Antalya, Turkey
TBD Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning flight* from Antalya to Istanbul. Afternoon is at leisure.


*Airfare is not included in tour price.

Day 10
Istanbul, Turkey
None Breakfast

Early morning transfer to Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport for the flight back home.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

An "Exclusively Virtuoso" Preferred Specialty Tour Operator, we specialize solely in Turkey, working with Travel Consultants of the Virtuoso Consortium; and, we have the distinction of having in house a former Professional Turkish Tour Guide and Turkish Archaeologist who has served as Official Guide to the British Royal Family during the tour of H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Ephesus. Whether arranging a customized Shore Excursion or developing a complex Special Interest Tour itinerary in Turkey, Virtuoso Members communicate directly with the U.S. Headquarters of TURKEY AT ITS BEST(sm), enjoying (1) Immediate responses to their inquiries without delay from the time zone difference with Turkey, (2) Quotes in U.S. Dollars, rather than in Euros, (3) The security and cost savings of having the credit cards of their clients charged in the U.S., and in U.S. Dollars, (4) Prompt receipt of their commission checks, drawn on a U.S. bank, issued and mailed in the U.S., and (5) The peace of mind from receiving enhanced 24/7 customer support and service from our own Operations Center in Turkey for their clients.

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Western Turkey in Winter


Turkey, straddling Europe and Asia, occupies a land larger than Texas, and more than twice the size of California, with varying weather conditions across the country. In the winter, Central and Eastern Turkey are quite cold and generally covered with snow after December. Western (Marmara and Aegean) and Southern (Mediterranean) Regions of Turkey have milder climates and can be visited in winter with warm clothes, boots, and umbrellas. The advantages of visiting Turkey in winter, of course, are that not only is it  more economical  but also there are no long waits due to crowds of tourists at the Grand Theater in Ephesus, or at the St. Sophia Museum in Istanbul!


Private Tour Can Start On Any Friday in Turkey during the Months of January, February, March, October, November, and December

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By: Charlie1


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

Abdullah, our private guide was phenomenal. He tailored the daily excursions to our needs and made every detail fascinating. We loved having lunch with him every day eating at local places; one place was better than the next. He was perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Fantastic Tour Guides

By: SHuff


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2014

Newport International set up an amazing and memorable tour. The guides were full of important cultural and historic information. They all spoke wonderful English. Great selection of places to see in Turkey. Both interesting and beautiful.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow
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