TOUR DESTINATION : IATANBUL, BURSA, KUSADASI, PAMUKKALE, ANKARA
NO. OF DAYS : 9D8N
PACKAGE COST : RM 4,990/- per pax
TOUR DATE :
COST INCLUDES : Flight ticket,a/c transport,4/5 star hotels,-rooms;twin or triple sharing,all meals all entrance ticket as mentioned in the itinerary,1bottle water per person per day,all taxes.
COST EXCLUDES : guide & driver tips usd 50, travel insurance,optionaltour,and self espenses
DAY 01 KUALA LUMPUR TO ISTANBUL
Meet at KLIA 1. FLY TO ISTANBUL
DAY 02 : ISTANBUL – BURSA ( L / D )
Upon arrival, visit Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) decorated by obelisks and monument brought in from Egypt. Visit Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet 1 Mosque) is the masterwork of Otoman Turkish architecture. Visit the magnificent St. Sofia Museum, which has been a cathedral under Roman Constantine and a mosque under the Turks. Visit Topkapi Palace – a museum palace filled with wide collections of porcelains, treasuries, religious collections. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of
Ottoman Dynasty. After having lunch in Istanbul, we depart to BURSA which was the first capital city of Ottomans is a region full of various Islamic Relics ( Mosques, Madrasahs etc. )The city is usually known as “Green Bursa” because of its lush vegetation and the vast forests which provide fresh air. Bursa is famous for textiles and other industries.. Bursa has also spiritual importance because early Ottoman Sultans are buried there. The Ulu Mosque and Green Mosque reflect the style of Great Ottoman Empire . The rich merchants of Silk Road have
contributed wealth to this site leaving remarkable heritage. Koza Han is well-known for silk production so it differs from Grand Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel in Bursa and Overnight.
DAY 03 : BURSA -KUSADASI ( B / L / D )
After breakfast Departure to Ephesus, a Greco-Roman city very well preserved in Asia Minor, which once had a population of 250,000 inhabitants and monopolized the wealth of the Middle East. It keeps treasures as the impressive Roman Theater that housed more than 25,000 spectators, the magnificent Library of Celsus (third largest library in the ancient world,. the Temple of Hadrian and the Marble Street.We will watch a lovely leather fashion show. Turkish leather production goes back to 12th century and leather tanning is one example of the diverse and traditional turkish handcraft. Overnight in Kusadası.
DAY 04 : KUSADASI -PAMUKKALE ( B / L / D )
After breakfast , we depart for Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), visit the extensive ruins of Hierapolis & Necropolis – known for its thermal baths and health centre. Thereafter, see “Cotton Castle” or Pamukkale’s magical and unique terraces & castles created by deposits of white limestone from thermal springs. Enjoy your overnight stay in Pamukkale Thermal Hotel.
DAY 05 : PAMUKKALE-KONYA-CAPPADOCIA ( B / L / D )
Today, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher MelvanaCelaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religious are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.
DAY 06 : CAPPADOCIA ( B / L / D )
Early this morning just before your breakfast, if you are ready for some excitement, you may consider trying out the possible optional Hot Air Balloon experience.
Then after breakfast at the hotel, visit Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15,000 Christians, witness their ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms all within this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Next, do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and work of local hand-made crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course. Thereafter, make a visit to the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum, to explore the unusual troglodyte dwellings, remains of the early churches comprising of complicated rooms hollowed out of the cones of volcanic ash and decorated with scratched frescoes. Photo-stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasyland of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then, proceed to their local Cave House and Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilimak (Red River). After dinner, a fascinating Belly Dancing and Folkdance performances awaits you.
DAY 07 : CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA – ISTANBUL ( B / L / D )
This morning, drives pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara – capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing Highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum. Lastly, drive to Istanbul for your overnight stay.
DAY 8 : ISTANBUL ( B / L / D )
After breakfast at the hotel. Our visits today starts with BOSPHORUS TOUR. We will navigate the Bosphorus strait that separates Europe and Asia continents, in which 60,000 ships pass annually. From the boat we can see a wonderful view of the strait with its palaces, forts and summer houses. After the boat tour we will continue to the Spice Market, built in the seventeenth century, with typical products like pashmina, saffron, spices (seasonings), dried fruits, teas, treats, perfumes and more! Visit the famous Grand Bazaar which is a covered market of the fifteenth century, consisting of 5000 stores, and is considered one of the first shopping centers in the world.Dinner in Asian restaurant and Then drive to airport with destination country of origin.
DAY 9 : ARRIVAL IN KUALA LUMPUR