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Maiden's Tower, Istanbul
T U R K E Y, G R E E C E , M O R O C C O , U Z B E K I S TA N
K A Z A K H S TA N , K Y R G Y Z S TA N , T U R K M E N I S TA N
2015
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our former
guests for eliciting continual improvements in our
services. To our prospective travelers, we offer you twenty
eight years of guided tours expertise.
Our groups are led by certified professionals who have
extensive knowledge of the country's history and
treasures. We guarantee our departures and provide tours
which encompass all highlights at no additional cost.
In light of the demands from industry enthusiasts, we are
happy to announce our new Morocco destination. Our tour
has a vast coverage of the country with unique inclusions.
Also, the great response to our Uzbekistan tour has
inspired us to add three neighboring destinations along
the historic Silk Road.
As a reminder: in addition to group tours, we prepare
proposals for all interest groups, as well as custom made
itineraries for honeymooners and families.
Sincerely,
Ezel Susel
Vice President
Pacha Tours Int’l., Inc.
Index
Turkey
Pages
General information on guided tours
4-5
Fairyland (New year’s eve)
6
Fairyland (Winter 2014-2015)
7
Golden Triangle (New year’s eve)
8-9
Golden Triangle (Winter 2014-2015)
10-11
Turkish Delight
12-13
Istanbul & Cappadocia
14-15
Pacha Express
16-17
Turkish Marvels
18-19
Istanbul Mini Tour
21
Cappadocia Mini Tour
23
Istanbul Excursions
24-25
Ephesus Excursions
26-27
Gulet Boat Cruise
28-29
Morocco
Pages
Moroccan Wonders
38-39
Central Asia
Pages
Grand Tour of Central Asia
40-43
Uzbekistan
44-45
Kazakhstan
46-47
Kyrgyzstan
48
Turkmenistan
49
and more...
Pages
Why Honeymoon in Turkey?
50-51
Private tours
52-53
In The Steps of St. Paul
54-55
Useful Information for countries
56-58
Terms and Conditions
Turkey+Greece
Pages
Charms of Turkey & Greece
30-31
Essential Turkey & Greece
32-33
Louis Olympia deck plan
34
Louise Cristal deck plan
35
Island Hopping
36
Inland Greece
37
59
Daily nonstop flights
to Istanbul...
Turkish Airlines has daily nonstop flights
from New York, Los Angeles, Houston,
Washington DC, Chicago, Boston to Istanbul
starting from $700 including taxes.
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General Information
Galata Bridge
Guides:
• Pacha Tours emphasizes that the most
important element of any trip is the guide.
Well-educated and fluent in English, our
guides are meticulously selected for their
knowledge and enthusiasm.
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Effective assistance in the country:
• Our assistance services are available 24
hours a day to provide rapid and efficient
assistance for any situation that may arise
while traveling. We are committed to seeing
our guests return home completely
satisfied.
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Guaranteed departures:
• Most of our departures are guaranteed.
Our group size can range according to the
tour and departure dates.
Entrance fees:
• Tour prices include entrance fees to the
museums and sites mentioned in the
itinerary. This does not include the
additional fees for photography or video
cameras.
Price guarantee:
• All land rates are guaranteed as per
related clauses in this brochure.
Tour itinerary:
• The order of the itinerary is subject to
change due to traffic, weather and/or
extenuating circumstances. Please
remember "tolerance" is the key to
enjoying your tour. Guides will only alter the
tour when it is in your best interest.
Pacha Tours constantly strives to improve
the tour itineraries/features. If such
improvements can't be made or unforeseen
circumstances beyond our control incur
changes necessary, we reserve the right to
alter itineraries and/or substitute hotels.
At certain peak periods duplicate
departures may operate, in such case the
hotel names may vary from those stated on
the itinerary. We try hard to provide the
same hotels as advertised. However, if for
reasons beyond our control, we need to
change hotels, we will do our best to
provide an alternative of the same standard
or higher.
Complimentary airport transfers:
• Escorted tours participants are entitled to
airport transfers at stated airports on the
scheduled day of tour arrival and departure
(exclude pre /post extension) at hours 7 am
to 10 pm local time.
If your international flight arrangements
are done through Pacha Tours, your
arrival&departure transfers at stated
airports are complimentary regardless of
the time of your flight.
If Pacha Tours is not making your flight
arrangements, please provide us with your
flight information at the time of booking.
If arrival airport transfer is included: Your
Pacha Tours Representative will meet you
after you clear customs at your final
destination (the city where your tour starts),
and will be holding a "Pacha Tours" sign.
If airport transfers are not included in your
package: You will need to take a taxi or
public transportation to get to the city &
your hotel. Please be sure to have enough
local currency with you to pay taxi or public
transportation.
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Golden Horn, Istanbul
Meals:
• Included meals are indicated on your
itinerary as: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, and
(D) Dinner.
Usually breakfasts and dinners are buffet
style, and lunch is typically at a local
restaurant close to the sites.
Please be aware most of the meals in
Turkey include meat (mainly beef), but fruit
and vegetable options are abundant.
However, unless specifically indicated,
other beverages and water are not.
We do not recommend drinking tap water.
Internet:
• Most hotels have wireless access either in
lobby or rooms, but in rural areas
connectivity may be limited.
What to expect from others:
• Group touring provides the unique chance
to meet people with similar interests in a
foreign setting. At the same time, it
necessitates certain compromises in
personal expectations. Tolerance is the key
to enjoy a group tour. Pacha Tours cannot
accommodate special requests.
Any participants who require personal
assistance should be accompanied by a
responsible caregiver who can provide the
necessary help.
Immunizations:
• Currently, no immunizations are required
for any of the countries listed in our
brochure. Please check with your doctor for
immunization requirements closer to the
time of travel.
Clothing:
• Comfortable, casual clothes and sensible
walking shoes or sneakers are advised.
Please observe the proper respect for any
place of worship you enter by not wearing
shorts or sleeveless shirts.
Electricity:
• In all the countries we provide tours for
this year, the electrical current is 220V with
50 Hz, and two round prongs.
You will need adapters/transformers to use
your electrical appliances.
Shopping:
• Please consult your guide for the best
places to shop. Each country and region has
its unique “best buys” and souvenirs.
During the tour, you will have adequate
time for shopping.
Gratuities and tips:
• Tour guides and drivers expect to be
appreciated at the end of the tour.
Please consult with your agent for the
adequate tipping amounts.
If you are traveling alone or as a couple
with a private guide and driver, higher rates
are expected.
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Rooming arrangements:
• Tour prices are based upon two people
sharing a room with private facilities.
A limited number of single rooms are
available at an additional single supplement
rate. However, single rooms are often
smaller and may not be as well located.
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Fairyland
$
6 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
NEW
YEAR’S EVE
IN TURKEY
990
per person in double occupancy
DEPARTURE DATE (Arrival in Istanbul)
29 December, 2014
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
Istanbul
29 December – Monday: Arrival in
Istanbul / Upon arrival, meet with our
representative; transfer to your hotel.
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30 December – Tuesday: Istanbul
Day at leisure. Possibility to attend optional
tours to Hagia Sophia or Dolmabahce
Palace. MEAL: B
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31 December – Wednesday: Istanbul
In the morning, visit the Topkapi Palace, the
residence of the Ottoman sultans between
the end of the 15th and the first half of the
19th centuries, with its treasures and
terraces overlooking the Marmara Sea, the
Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the Blue Mosque,
recognizable from its six minarets, built
between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I
and the Hippodrome where political,
cultural, and sports activities took place
during Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman
times. You will end the day at the historical
Grand Bazaar. Lunch during the visits.
Overnight at hotel. MEALS: BL
1 January – Thursday: Istanbul >
Cappadocia / Morning at leisure. In the
afternoon, transfer to the airport to fly to
Kayseri by TK2014 at 05:25 pm. Upon
arrival, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and
overnight in Cappadocia. MEALS: BD
2 January – Friday: Cappadocia
Early in the morning, possibility to
participate in a Hot Air Balloon Ride over
the magnificent landscape of Cappadocia .
After breakfast, a full day tour to explore
Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme Valley, an
open-air museum with rock-cut churches
(7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblical
frescoes. Learn about the arts and crafts of
rural Turkey at a handicraft center, and
attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. Drive back to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the Underground
City, a multi-level labyrinth for protection
during invasions and the Avcilar Valley and
the Kiliclar Valley with their old cavedwellings and fairy chimneys. Photo stops
at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley, the best vista
points on the way to the hotel. (possibility of
an optional dinner show with folkloric
dances). MEALS: BLD
3 January – Saturday: Cappadocia (light
trekking) / After breakfast, depart the
hotel for the discovery of beautiful valleys.
Today is dedicated to light trekking, easy
and accessible to all. The walk starts near
the village of Goreme and then continues in
a small canyon, surrounded by wonderful
landscapes. Lunch during the visits. Dinner
and overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
4 January – Sunday: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
MEAL: B
In double occupancy:
$
990
Single supplement:
$
400
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• All transfers from/to Istanbul Ataturk
Airport
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Meals according to the itinerary.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• Porterage at the hotels.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Visa fee
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Ramada Grand Bazar 4
• Cappadocia: Perissia 5
Fairyland
$
660
per person in double occupancy
6 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
2014 DEPARTURE DATES
WINTER
2014 - 2015
November
02
09
16
December
07
14
21
23
30
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
January
04
11
18
25
February
01
08
15
22
March
01
08
15
22
November
01
08
15
December
06
13
20
25
October
22
29
PRICES PER PERSON (in US Dollars)
In double
occupancy:
Day 1 – Sunday: Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival, meet with our representative;
transfer to your hotel. Dinner is on your own
and overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – Monday: Istanbul In the morning,
visit the Topkapi Palace, the residence of
the Ottoman sultans between the end of the
15th and the first half of the 19th centuries,
with its treasures and terraces overlooking
the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
Golden Horn. In the afternoon, visit the Blue
Mosque, recognizable from its six minarets,
built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan
Ahmet I and the Hippodrome where
political, cultural, and sports activities took
place during Roman, Byzantine, and
Ottoman times. You will end the day at the
historical Grand Bazaar. Lunch during the
visits. MEALS: BL
Day 3 – Tuesday: Istanbul
Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel. MEAL: B
Day 4 – Wednesday: Istanbul >
Cappadocia / Morning at leisure. In the
afternoon, transfer to the airport to fly to
Kayseri by TK2014 at 05.25 pm. Upon arrival,
transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight
in Cappadocia. MEALS: BD
Possibility to attend in an optional Hagia
Sophia / cruise on the Bosphorus tour.
Day 5 – Thursday: Cappadocia / Early in
the morning, possibility to participate in a
Hot Air Balloon Ride over the magnificent
landscape of Cappadocia. After breakfast, a
full day tour to explore Cappadocia. Visit
the Goreme Valley, an open-air museum
with rock-cut churches (7th-13th centuries)
adorned with biblical frescoes. Learn about
the arts and crafts of rural Turkey at a
handicraft center, and attend a lecture on
Turkish hand-made rugs. Drive back to
hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the
Underground City, a multi-level labyrinth
for protection during invasions, the Avcilar
Valley and the Kiliclar Valley with their old
cave-dwellings and fairy chimneys. Photo
stops at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley, best
vista points on the way to the hotel. Dinner
and overnight at hotel. (possibility of an
optional dinner show with folkloric dances)
MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Friday: Cappadocia (light
trekking) / After breakfast, depart the
hotel for the discovery of beautiful valleys.
Today is dedicated to a light trekking, easy
and accessible to all: the walk starts near
the village of Goreme and then continues in
a small canyon, surrounded by wonderful
landscapes. Lunch during the visits. Dinner
and overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Saturday: Departure / Breakfast
and transfer to the airport. MEAL: B
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Ramada Grand Bazar 4
• Cappadocia: Perissia 5
$
660
$
250
$
730
$
250
$
920
$
370
$
720
$
300
$
790
$
300
$
995
$
400
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• All transfers from/to Istanbul Ataturk
Airport
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Meals according to the itinerary.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• Porterage at the hotels.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance • Visa fee
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
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Cappadocia
Single
supplement:
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Golden Triangle
7 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
NEW
YEAR’S EVE
IN TURKEY
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Library of Celsius, Ephesus
29 December – Monday: Arrival in
Istanbul / Upon arrival, meet with our
representative; transfer to your hotel.
30 December – Tuesday: Istanbul
Day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
MEAL: B
Possibility to attend in an optional tour to
Dolmabahce Palace & Asian side.
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31 December – Wednesday: Istanbul
In the morning, visit the Topkapi Palace,
the residence of the Ottoman sultans
between the end of the 15th and the first
half of the 19th centuries, with its
treasures and terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
Golden Horn. Lunch. In the afternoon, visit
the Blue Mosque, recognizable from its six
minarets, built between 1609 and 1616 for
Sultan Ahmet I and the Hippodrome where
political, cultural, and sports activities took
place during Roman, Byzantine, and
Ottoman times. You will end the day at the
historical Grand Bazaar. Lunch during the
visits. Overnight at hotel. MEALS: BL
1 January – Thursday: Istanbul >
Cappadocia / Morning at leisure.
Possibility to attend in an optional Hagia
Sophia/ cruise on the Bosphorus tour.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to
fly to Kayseri by TK2014 at 05:25 pm. Upon
arrival, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and
overnight in Cappadocia. MEALS: BD
2 January – Friday: Cappadocia
Early in the morning, possibility to
participate in a Hot Air Balloon Ride over
the magnificent landscape of Cappadocia
After breakfast, a full day tour to explore
Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme Valley, an
open-air museum with rock-cut churches
(7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblical
frescoes. Learn about the arts and crafts of
rural Turkey at a handicraft center, and
attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. Drive back to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the Underground
City, a multi-level labyrinth for protection
during invasions and the Avcilar Valley and
the Kiliclar Valley with their old cavedwellings and fairy chimneys. Photo stops
at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley, the best vista
points on the way to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at hotel. (possibility of
$
1,390
per person in double occupancy
DEPARTURE DATE (Arrival in Istanbul)
29 December, 2014
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
Single supplement:
$
1,390
$
450
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• All transfers from/to Istanbul Ataturk
Airport
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Meals according to the itinerary.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• Porterage at the hotels.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
Blue Mosque, Istanbul
3 January – Saturday: Cappadocia > Izmir
> Kusadasi / Early in the morning,
transfer to the airport for the flight to
Izmir. Upon arrival, transfer to Selcuk for
lunch. In the afternoon, discovery of
another World Heritage: Ephesus. The site
today is one of the best places of the world
to visualize an ancient Roman city: Explore
the Marble Street, Agora, Odeon, and
Theater, as well as the Fountain of Trajan,
the Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of
Celsius. Then visit the House of the Virgin
Mary. You will end the day by a mini
fashion-show which lets you appreciate
leather production in Turkey. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
4 January – Sunday: Kusadasi >
Pamukkale > Istanbul / After breakfast,
depart for Pamukkale. Following lunch,
visit Pamukkale the "Cotton Castle", an
antique spa, Hierapolis -still in use today,
with the white water terraces of
limestone deposits by the thermal waters
through the ages -its’ an unreal
landscape. The necropolis,-the antique
cemetery, here is one of the largest of
our day from the ancient world. Transfer
to Denizli airport for flight TK 2579 to
Istanbul at 6:55 pm. Meet upon arrival
and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BL
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an optional dinner show with folkloric
dances. MEALS: BLD
5 January – Monday: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
MEALS: B
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Ramada Grand Bazar 4
• Cappadocia: Perissia 5
• Kusadası: Korumar 5
Cappadocia
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Golden Triangle
7 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
WINTER
2014 - 2015
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Pamukkale
Day 1 – Sunday: Arrival in Istanbul:
Upon arrival, meet with our
representative; transfer to your hotel.
Dinner is on your own and overnight at
hotel.
Day 2 – Monday: Istanbul
In the morning, visit the Topkapi Palace,
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the residence of the Ottoman sultans
between the end of the 15th and the first
half of the 19th centuries, with its
treasures and terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
Golden Horn. In the afternoon, visit the
Blue Mosque, recognizable from its six
minarets, built between 1609 and 1616 for
Sultan Ahmet I and the Hippodrome where
political, cultural, and sports activities took
place during Roman, Byzantine, and
Ottoman times. You will end the day at the
historical Grand Bazaar. Lunch during the
visits. MEALS: BL
Day 3 – Tuesday: Istanbul
Day at leisure. Possibility to attend an
optional tour to Dolmabahce Palace &
Asian side. Overnight at hotel. MEAL: B
Day 4 – Wednesday: Istanbul >
Cappadocia / Morning at leisure.
Possibility to attend in an optional Hagia
Sophia/ cruise on the Bosphorus tour.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to
fly to Kayseri by TK2014 at 05.25 P.M. Upon
arrival, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and
overnight in Cappadocia. MEALS: BD
Day 5 – Thursday: Cappadocia
Early in the morning, possibility to
participate in a Hot Air Balloon Ride over
the magnificent landscape of Cappadocia .
After breakfast, a full day tour to explore
Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme Valley, an
open-air museum with rock-cut churches
(7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblical
frescoes. Learn about the arts and crafts of
rural Turkey at a handicraft center, and
attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. Drive back to hotel for lunch. In the
afternoon, visit the Underground City, a
multi-level labyrinth for protection during
invasions, the Avcilar Valley and the Kiliclar
$
1,200
per person in double occupancy
2014 DEPARTURE DATES
November
02
09
16
December
07
14
21
23
30
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
January
04
11
18
25
February
01
08
15
22
March
01
08
15
22
November
01
08
15
December
06
13
20
25
October
22
29
PRICES PER PERSON (in US Dollars)
In double
occupancy:
Single
supplement:
$
1,200
$
300
$
1,320
$
300
$
1,500
$
440
$
1,280
$
350
$
1,390
$
350
$
1,590
$
490
* minimum 2 people required.
Valley with their old cave-dwellings and
fairy chimneys. Photo stops at Uchisar and
Pigeon Valley, best vista points on the way
to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
(possibility of an optional dinner show with
folkloric dances) MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Friday: Cappadocia > Izmir >
Kusadasi
Early in the morning, transfer to the airport
for the flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, transfer
to Selcuk for lunch. In the afternoon,
discovery of another World Heritage:
Ephesus. The site today is one of the best
places of the world to visualize an ancient
Roman city: Explore the Marble Street,
Agora, Odeon, and Theater, as well as the
Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian,
and the Library of Celsius. Then visit the
House of the Virgin Mary. You will end the
day by a mini fashion-show which lets you
appreciate leather production in Turkey.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Saturday: Kusadasi > Pamukkale
> Istanbul / After breakfast, depart for
Pamukkale. Following lunch, visit
Pamukkale the "Cotton Castle", an antique
spa, Hierapolis -still in use today, with the
white water terraces of limestone deposits
by the thermal waters through the ages -an
unreal landscape. The necropolis -the
antique cemetery- here, is one of the
largest to our day from the ancient world.
Transfer to Denizli airport for flight TK 2579
to Istanbul at 18:55. Meet upon arrival and
transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BL
Day 8 – Sunday: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
MEAL: B
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Ramada Grand Bazar 4
• Cappadocia: Perissia 5
• Kusadası: Korumar 5
CALL (800) 722 4288 toll free / www.PachaTours.com
Galata, Istanbul
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• All transfers from/to Istanbul Ataturk
Airport
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Meals according to the itinerary.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• Porterage at the hotels.
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Turkish Delight
13 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Cappadocia
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and most of the historical monuments in
Istanbul. In the afternoon, visit the Blue
Mosque, recognizable from its six
minarets, built between 1609 and 1616 for
Sultan Ahmet I and the Hippodrome
where political, cultural, and sports
activities took place during Roman,
Byzantine, and Ottoman times. You will
end the day at the historical Grand
Bazaar. Lunch during the visits. Dinner is
on your own. MEALS: BL
Day 1 – Monday: Arrival in Istanbul:
Upon arrival meet with our representative,
transfer to your hotel. Dinner (except late
arrival) and overnight at hotel. MEAL: D
Day 2 – Tuesday: Istanbul
In the morning visit the imposing Haghia
Sophia which marked the apogee of
Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign and the
Spice Market. Then a cruise on the
Bosphorus that separates Asia from Europe
and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black
Sea. You will get the best views of the city
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Day 3 – Wednesday: Istanbul > Ankara
(273 mi) / In the morning visit the Topkapi
Palace, the residence of the Ottoman
sultans between the end of the 15th and
the first half of the 19th centuries, with its
treasures and terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
Golden Horn. In the afternoon, drive to
Ankara. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Thursday: Ankara > Cappadocia
(198 mi) / In the morning, visit The
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations for its
rich and unique collections from the Hittites
and others who went over this soil. A brief
stop for taking pictures at the Mausoleum
of Atatürk, the father of modern Turkey.
After lunch, continue to Cappadocia. Dinner
and overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Friday: Cappadocia (31 mi)
Early in the morning, possibility to
participate in an optional Hot Air Balloon
Ride over the magnificent landscape of
Cappadocia. After breakfast, a full day tour
to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme
Valley, an open-air museum with rock-cut
churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with
biblical frescoes. Learn about the arts and
crafts of rural Turkey at a handicraft center,
and attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. Drive back to hotel for lunch. In the
afternoon, visit the Underground City, a
multi-level labyrinth for protection during
invasions. Admire the impressive rock
formations at sunset. Dinner and overnight
at hotel. Possibility of an optional dinner
show with folkloric dances.
MEALS: BLD
Troy
Day 7 – Sunday: Cappadocia > Konya >
Pamukkale (391 mi) / After breakfast, drive
to Konya. En route, visit the Caravanserai, a
hotel for merchants during the Seljuk
period - 13th century on the Silk Road. In
Konya, visit the Museum of Mevlana, the
famous mystic poet, and founder of the Sufi
Order of the Whirling Dervishes. After
lunch, continue to Pamukkale. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 8 – Monday: Pamukkale > Antalya
(214 mi) / In the morning, visit Pamukkale
the "Cotton Castle", with the white water
terraces of limestone deposits by the
thermal waters through the ages -an
unreal landscape. Then drive to
Aphrodisias, the ancient site dedicated to
Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and
Fertility, also famous for its school of
sculpture. Lunch during the visits. Continue
to Antalya, Turkish Riviera. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 9 – Tuesday: Antalya > Aspendos >
Antalya (49 mi) / After breakfast, depart for
Aspendos to see the best-preserved Roman
theater of Asia Minor. On the way back to
Antalya, discover the tradition of jewelery
making on this soil while visiting one of the
largest jewelers of Turkey. Lunch. In the
afternoon, visit Kaleci and stroll through
the picturesque streets of the old port.
Free time for swimming at the Konyaaltı
beach which is one of the best of Antalya.
MEALS: BLD
$
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
April: 6, 20
Day 10 – Wednesday: Antalya > Myra >
Dalaman (192 mi) / Morning departure to
Myra where the finest Lycian rock tombs
overlook the Roman theater. After lunch,
boat ride (weather permitting) to the
Kekova Bay to discover the remains of a
sunken city in the crystalline waters.
Continue to Dalaman. MEALS: BLD
Day 11 – Thursday: Dalaman > Ephesus >
Kusadasi (167 mi) / After breakfast, drive to
Selcuk. Visit Ephesus; the site today is one
of the best places of the world to visualize
an ancient Roman city. Explore the Marble
Street, Agora, Odeon, and Theater, as well
as the Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of
Hadrian, and the Library of Celsius. Then
visit the House of Virgin Mary. You will end
the day by a mini fashion-show which lets
you appreciate leather production in
Turkey. MEALS: BLD
Day 12 – Friday: Kusadasi > Pergamum >
Troy > Çanakkale (261 mi)
In the morning, depart for Pergamum, the
capital of the Attalid dynasty. Visit this
ancient city where parchment was invented.
Highlights include the Acropolis with the
ruins of the agoras, temples, palaces, the
library and the impressive theatre built into
the steep hillside which provides a
wonderful panorama of the surroundings.
Drive to explore the ancient city of Troy
whose history covers a period of about
3,400 years with nine layers of settlements.
A reconstruction of the infamous Trojan
Wooden Horse stands at the entrance of the
site. Continue to Çanakkale. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 13 – Saturday: Çanakkale > Istanbul
(211 mi) / In the morning, cross the Strait of
the Dardanelles by ferry to Gallipoli and
depart to Istanbul. Lunch on the way. Free
time in Istanbul in the late afternoon.
Dinner is on your own. Overnight at the
hotel. MEALS: BL
Old port, Antalya
1,820
per person in double occupancy
Day 14 – Sunday: Departure
Transfer to the airport.
MEAL: B
May: 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 15, 29
July: 13
August: 10
September: 7, 14, 21
October: 5, 19
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
$
1,820
In triple occupancy:
$
1,810
Single supplement:
$
685
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults): $ 1,700
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and
11 dinners.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• Arrival and departure transfers
from/to Istanbul Ataturk airport.
• Porterage at the hotels.
• Bosphorus Cruise.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Novotel Hotel 4
• Ankara: Radisson Blu 4
• Cappadocia: Mustafa Hotel 4
• Pamukkale: Tripolis Hotel 4
• Antalya: Khan Hotel 4
• Dalaman: Lykia Resort Hotel 4
• Kusadası: Marina Hotel 4
• Canakkale: Akol Hotel 4
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Day 6 – Saturday: Cappadocia (118 mi)
In the morning, depart to Soganlı Valley to
visit its rock-cut churches. Barbecue lunch.
In the afternoon visit the Avcilar Valley and
the Kiliclar Valley with their old cavedwellings and fairy chimneys. Photo stops
at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley, the best vista
points on the way to the hotel.
Optional tour “Ceremony of Whirling
Dervishes.” MEALS: BLD
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I stanbul & Cappadocia
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Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
Ankara. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Europe and connects the Marmara Sea to
MEALS: BLD
the Black Sea. You will get the best views
Day 1 – Monday: Arrival in Istanbul: Upon
arrival meet with our representative,
transfer to your hotel. Dinner (except late
arrival) and overnight at hotel. MEAL: D
Day 2 – Tuesday: Istanbul.
In the morning visit the imposing Haghia
Sophia which marked the apogee of
Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign and
the Spice Market. Then a cruise on the
14
Bosphorus that separates Asia from
of the city and most of the historical
Day 4 – Thursday: Ankara > Cappadocia
monuments in Istanbul. In the afternoon,
(198 mi) / In the morning, visit The Museum
visit the Blue Mosque, recognizable from
of Anatolian Civilizations for its rich and
its six minarets, built between 1609 and
unique collections from the Hittites and
1616 for Sultan Ahmet I and the
others who went over this soil. A brief stop
Hippodrome where political, cultural, and
for taking pictures at the Mausoleum of
sports activities took place during Roman,
Atatürk, the father of modern Turkey. After
Byzantine, and Ottoman times. You will end
lunch, continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and
the day at the historical Grand Bazaar.
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Lunch during the visits. Dinner is on your
own. MEALS: BL
Day 5 – Friday: Cappadocia (31 mi)
Early in the morning, possibility to
Day 3 – Wednesday: Istanbul > Ankara
participate in an optional Hot Air Balloon
(273 mi) / In the morning visit the Topkapi
Ride over the magnificent landscape of
Palace, the residence of the Ottoman
Cappadocia. After breakfast, a full day tour
sultans between the end of the 15th and
to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme
the first half of the 19th centuries, with its
Valley, an open-air museum with rock-cut
treasures and terraces overlooking the
churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
biblical frescoes. Learn about the arts and
Golden Horn. In the afternoon, drive to
crafts of rural Turkey at a handicraft center,
$
975
per person in double occupancy
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
April: 6, 20
May: 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 15, 29
July: 13
August: 10
September: 7, 14, 21
October: 5, 19
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
Goreme, Cappadocia
and attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. Drive back to hotel for lunch. In the
invasions. Admire the impressive rock
formations at sunset. Dinner and overnight
at hotel. Possibility of an optional dinner
show with folkloric dances. MEALS: BLD
visit its rock-cut churches. Barbecue lunch.
In the afternoon visit the Avcilar Valley and
the Kiliclar Valley with their old cavedwellings and fairy chimneys. Photo stops
at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley, the best vista
points on the way to the hotel.
Optional tour “Ceremony of Whirling
Dervishes.” MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Sunday: Departure
Transfer to the airport.
MEAL: B
975
In triple occupancy:
$
950
Single supplement:
$
400
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults):
$
875
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and
5 dinners.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk
airport
• Departure transfer to Kayseri Airport
• Porterage at the hotels.
• Bosphorus Cruise.
Hippodrome, Istanbul
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Novotel Hotel 4
• Ankara: Radisson Blu 4
• Cappadocia: Mustafa Hotel 4
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multi-level labyrinth for protection during
In the morning, depart to Soganlı Valley to
$
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance • Visa fee
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
afternoon, visit the Underground City, a
Day 6 – Saturday: Cappadocia (118 mi)
In double occupancy:
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Pacha Express
11 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Kekova Bay, Antalya
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Ahmet I and the Hippodrome where
political, cultural, and sports activities took
place during Roman, Byzantine, and
Ottoman times. You will end the day at the
historical Grand Bazaar. Lunch during the
visits. Dinner is on your own. MEALS: BL
Day 1 – Monday: Arrival in Istanbul:
Upon arrival meet with our representative,
transfer to your hotel. Dinner (except late
arrival) and overnight at hotel. MEALS: D
Day 2 – Tuesday: Istanbul
In the morning visit the imposing Haghia
Sophia which marked the apogee of
Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign and
the Spice Market. Then a cruise on the
Bosphorus that separates Asia from Europe
and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black
Sea. You will get the best views of the city
and most of the historical monuments in
Istanbul. In the afternoon, visit the Blue
Mosque, recognizable from its six minarets,
built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan
16
Day 3 – Wednesday: Istanbul > Ankara
(273 mi) / In the morning visit the Topkapi
Palace, the residence of the Ottoman
sultans between the end of the 15th and the
first half of the 19th centuries, with its
treasures and terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
Golden Horn. In the afternoon, drive to
Ankara. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
participate in an optional Hot Air Balloon
Ride over the magnificent landscape of
Cappadocia. After breakfast, a full day tour
to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme
Valley, an open-air museum with rock-cut
churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with
biblical frescoes. Learn about the arts and
crafts of rural Turkey at a handicraft center,
and attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. Drive back to hotel for lunch. In the
afternoon, visit the Underground City, a
multi-level labyrinth for protection during
invasions. Admire the impressive rock
formations at sunset. Dinner and overnight
at hotel. Possibility of an optional dinner
show with folkloric dances. MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Thursday: Ankara > Cappadocia
(198 mi) / In the morning, visit The Museum
of Anatolian Civilizations for its rich and
unique collections from the Hittites and
others who went over this soil. A brief stop
for taking pictures at the Mausoleum of
Atatürk, the father of modern Turkey. After
lunch, continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Saturday: Cappadocia (118 mi)
In the morning, depart to Soganlı Valley to
visit its rock-cut churches. Barbecue lunch.
In the afternoon visit the Avcilar Valley and
the Kiliclar Valley with their old cavedwellings and fairy chimneys.
Photo stops at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley,
the best vista points on the way to the hotel.
Optional tour “Ceremony of Whirling
Dervishes.” MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Friday: Cappadocia (31 mi)
Early in the morning, possibility to
Day 7 – Sunday: Cappadocia > Konya >
Pamukkale (391 mi) / After breakfast, drive
$
1,695
per person in double occupancy
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
April: 6, 20
May: 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 15, 29
July: 13
August: 10
September: 7, 14, 21
October: 5, 19
Haghia Sophia, Istanbul
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
$
1,695
In triple occupancy:
$
1,650
Single supplement:
$
640
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults): $ 1,495
to Konya. En route, visit the Caravanserai,
a hotel for merchants during the Seljuk
period - 13th century on the Silk Road. In
Konya, visit the Museum of Mevlana, the
famous mystic poet, and founder of the
Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. After
lunch, continue to Pamukkale. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 8 – Monday: Pamukkale > Antalya
(214 mi) / In the morning, visit Pamukkale
the "Cotton Castle", with the white water
terraces of limestone deposits by the
thermal waters through the ages -an
unreal landscape. Then drive to
Aphrodisias, the ancient site dedicated to
Aphrodite. Lunch during the visits.
Continue to Antalya, Turkish Riviera.
Dinner and overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 9 – Tuesday: Antalya > Aspendos >
Antalya (49 mi) / After breakfast, depart
for Aspendos to see the best-preserved
Roman theater of Asia Minor. On the way
back to Antalya, discover the tradition of
jewelery making on this soil while visiting
one of the largest jewelers of Turkey.
Lunch. In the afternoon, visit Kaleci and
stroll through the picturesque streets of
the old port. Free time for swimming at the
Konyaaltı beach. MEALS: BLD
Day 10 – Wednesday: Antalya > Myra >
Dalaman (192 mi) / Morning departure to
Myra where the finest Lycian rock tombs
overlook the Roman theater. After lunch,
boat ride (weather permitting) to the
Kekova Bay to discover the remains of a
sunken city in the crystalline waters.
Continue to Dalaman. MEALS: BLD
Day 11 – Thursday: Dalaman > Ephesus
> Kusadasi (167 mi)
After breakfast, drive to Selcuk. Visit
Ephesus; the site today is one of the best
places of the world to visualize an ancient
Roman city. Explore the Marble Street,
Agora, Odeon, and Theater, as well as the
Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian,
and the Library of Celsius. Then visit the
House of Virgin Mary. You will end the day
by a mini fashion-show which lets you
appreciate leather production in Turkey.
MEALS: BLD
Day 12 – Friday: Departure
Transfer to the airport. MEAL: B
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Novotel Hotel 4
• Ankara: Radisson Blu 4
• Cappadocia: Mustafa Hotel 4
• Pamukkale: Tripolis Hotel 4
• Antalya: Khan Hotel 4
• Dalaman: Lykia Resort Hotel 4
• Kusadası: Marina Hotel 4
.
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Pamukkale
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and
10 dinners.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk
airport
• Departure transfer to Izmir Airport
• Porterage at the hotels.
• Bosphorus Cruise.
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Turkish Marvels
7 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Afternoon at leisure for the discovery of this
Europe and connects the Marmara Sea to
magnificent city. MEALS: BL
the Black Sea. You will get the best views
of the city and most of the historical
Day 4 – Thursday: Istanbul > Cappadocia
monuments in Istanbul. In the afternoon,
Free A.M In the afternoon, transfer to the
visit the Blue Mosque, recognizable from
airport for your flight to Cappadocia (TK
its six minarets, built between 1609 and
2014 at 3:30 pm). Upon arrival, transfer to
1616 for Sultan Ahmet I and the
your hotel. Optional tour “Ceremony of
Hippodrome where political, cultural, and
Whirling Dervishes.” MEALS: BD
sports activities took place during Roman,
Day 1 – Monday: Arrival in Istanbul:
Upon arrival meet with our
representative, transfer to your hotel.
Relax and unwind. Dinner is on your own.
Day 2 – Tuesday: Istanbul
In the morning visit the imposing Haghia
Sophia which marked the apogee of
Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign and
the Spice Market. Then a cruise on the
18
Bosphorus that separates Asia from
Byzantine, and Ottoman times. You will end
Day 5 – Friday: Cappadocia (31 mi)
the day at the historical Grand Bazaar.
Early in the morning, possibility to
Lunch during the visits. Dinner is on your
participate in an optional Hot Air Balloon
own. MEALS: BL
Ride over the magnificent landscape of
Cappadocia. After breakfast, a full day tour
Day 3 – Wednesday: Istanbul
to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme
In the morning visit the Topkapi Palace,
Valley, an open-air museum with rock-cut
the residence of the Ottoman sultans
churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with
between the end of the 15th and the first
biblical frescoes. Learn about the arts and
half of the 19th centuries, with its
crafts of rural Turkey at a handicraft center,
treasures and terraces overlooking the
and attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
rugs. Drive back to hotel for lunch. In the
Golden Horn. Lunch during sightseeing.
afternoon, visit the Underground City, a
Cappadocia and
Erciyes mountain
$
1,990
per person in double occupancy
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
April: 6, 20
May: 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 15, 29
July: 13
August: 10
September: 7, 14, 21
October: 5, 19
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
$
1,990
In triple occupancy:
$
1,980
Single supplement:
$
690
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults): $ 1,700
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and
4 dinners.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
Theater, Ephesus
similar hotels.
• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk
airport
multi-level labyrinth for protection during
Kusadasi
• Departure transfer to Izmir Airport
invasions. Admire the impressive rock
• Porterage at the hotels.
formations at sunset. Dinner and overnight
• Bosphorus Cruise.
at hotel. Possibility of an optional dinner
show with folkloric dances. MEALS: BLD
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
Day 6 – Saturday: Cappadocia > Ephesus
• Travel Insurance
After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri airport
Ephesus; the site today is one of the best
places in the world to visualize an ancient
Roman city. You will end the day by a mini
fashion show which lets you appreciate
leather production in Turkey.
MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Sunday: Ephesus
Day at leisure. MEALS: BD
Day 8 – Monday: Departure
Transfer to the airport.
MEAL: B
• Personal expenses and all beverages
Taksim, Istanbul
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Innova Hotel 4
• Cappadocia: Cave de Luxe Hotel SC
• Kusadası: Boutique Hotel & SPA SC
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for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival visit
19
20
Haghia Sophia, Istanbul
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Istanbul
$
6 DAYS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
790
per person
Every Monday,
from April 6 to October 19
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• 4 lunches
• Arrival and departure transfers
from/to Istanbul Ataturk airport
Day 1 – Monday: Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival meet with our representative,
transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 – Tuesday: Bosphorus
In the morning visit the imposing Haghia
Sophia which marked the apogee of
Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign and
the Spice Market. Then a cruise on the
Bosphorus that separates Asia from Europe
and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black
Sea. You will get the best views of the city
and most of the historical monuments in
Istanbul. In the afternoon, visit the Blue
Mosque, recognizable from its six minarets,
built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan
Ahmet I and the Hippodrome where
political, cultural, and sports activities took
place during Roman, Byzantine, and
Ottoman times. You will end the day at the
historical Grand Bazaar. Lunch during the
visits. Drive back to hotel.
MEAL: L
Day 3 – Wednesday: Istanbul Classic
In the morning visit the Topkapi Palace, the
residence of the Ottoman sultans between
the end of the 15th and the first half of the
19th centuries, with its treasures and
terraces overlooking the Marmara Sea, the
Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Lunch.
In the afternoon, free time at Taksim
Square & Istiklal Street. Drive back to
hotel. MEAL: L
Day 4 – Thursday: Princes' Islands
Visit the peaceful and scenic Princes'
Islands for a relaxing day away from the
hustle and bustle of Istanbul. They are only
a scenic ferry ride away from the main ferry
terminal in the historic part of Istanbul.
As there is no motor traffic on the Islands,
the only transport being horse and cart,
they are incredibly peaceful. During the
Byzantine period, princes and other royalty
were exiled on the islands, and later
members of the Ottoman sultans family
were exiled there too, lending the islands
their present name. They were taken by the
Ottoman fleet during the siege of
Constantinople in 1453. Beginning with the
19th century the islands became a popular
resort for Istanbul's wealthy and still
continues to be so. Victorian era cottages
and houses are authentically preserved in
all their architectural beauty on the islands.
Although all of them offer something
special and worth seeing, the largest,
Buyukada, has the best examples.
MEAL: L
Day 5 – Friday: Dolmabahce
Morning: visit the Dolmabahce Palace, the
sumptuous new official residence of the
sultans after 1856. Cross the suspended
bridge over the Bosphorus to reach the
Asian side of Istanbul. Drive up to Camlica
Hill where you will enjoy one of the best
panoramas over the city. Lunch at Bostanci
district: Kebabs & grill. Discover the
residential quarters of Asian Istanbul such
as Bagdat Avenue. Then visit the typical
market of Kadikoy district. At the end of the
day, return by boat to the Galata Bridge.
Drive back to hotel.
MEAL: L
Day 6 – Saturday: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your return
flight.
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Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International flights
• Hotel accommodations.
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
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22
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C appadocia
$
3 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
Vineyard,
Cappadocia
430
per person in double occupancy
Every Thursday: from April 9th, 2015 to
October 22nd, 2015
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
Mustafa Hotel 4 or similar
In double occupancy:
$
430
In triple occupancy:
$
420
Single supplement:
$
195
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults):
$
320
In double occupancy:
$
785
In triple occupancy:
$
765
Single supplement:
$
295
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults):
$
610
Carpet store, Cappadocia
Day 1 - Thursday: Arrival in Cappadocia
Take your afternoon flight to Cappadocia
(recommended flight: TK 2014 at 3:30 pm).
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
MEAL: D
Day 2 - Friday: Cappadocia
Early in the morning, possibility to
participate in an optional Hot Air Balloon
Ride over the magnificent landscape of
Cappadocia. After breakfast, a full day tour
to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme
Valley, an open-air museum with rock-cut
churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with
biblical frescoes. Learn about the arts and
crafts of rural Turkey at a handicraft center,
and attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. In the afternoon, visit the
Underground City, a multi-level labyrinth
for protection during invasions. Admire the
impressive rock formations at sunset.
Dinner and overnight at hotel (possibility of
an optional dinner show with folkloric
dances). MEALS: BLD
Day 3 - Saturday: Cappadocia
In the morning, depart to Soganli Valley
to visit its rock-cut churches. Barbecue
lunch in Soganli. In the afternoon visit
the Avcilar Valley and the Kiliclar
Valley with their old cave-dwellings and
fairy chimneys. Photo stops at Uchisar
and Pigeon Valley, the best vista points
on the way to the hotel. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. (Possibility to
participate to in an optional Ceremony
of Whirling Dervishes). MEALS: BLD
Day 4 - Sunday: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri
Airport for your return flight. MEAL: B
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and
2 dinners.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels.
• All transfers according to the
itinerary
• Porterage at the hotels.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
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PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
Cave de Luxe Hotel SC or similar
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Istanbul Excursions
GUIDED TOURS / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Eminonu
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BOSPHORUS
ISTANBUL CLASSIC
Full day
Full day
• In the morning visit the imposing Haghia Sophia
which marked the apogee of Byzantine Emperor
Justinian's reign and the Spice Market. Then a
cruise on the Bosphorus that separates Asia from
Europe and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black
Sea. You will get the best views of the city and most
of the historical monuments in Istanbul. In the
afternoon, visit the Blue Mosque, recognizable from
its six minarets, built between 1609 and 1616 for
Sultan Ahmet I and the Hippodrome where political,
cultural, and sports activities took place during
Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times.
You will end the day at the historical Grand Bazaar.
Lunch during the visits. Drive back to hotel.
• In the morning visit the Topkapi
Palace, the residence of the
Ottoman sultans between the end
of the 15th and the first half of the
19th centuries, with its treasures
and terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus, and
the Golden Horn. Lunch.
In the afternoon, free time at
Taksim Square & Istiklal Street.
Drive back to hotel.
• You will attend a folklore show in
a festive Oriental atmosphere. It
will consist of Turkish traditional
dances and songs with many other
surprises.
The Kervansaray Restaurant’s
show is one of the most popular in
Istanbul like its menu, consisting of
traditional mezze and many
delights of the East.
Regular tour / Every Tuesday
• From 04.07.2015 to 10.13.2015
Regular tour / Every Wednesday
• From 04.08.2015 to 10.14.2015
Regular tour / Daily departures
• From 01.01.2015 to 12.31. 2015
Price per person
• Lunch included
Price per person
• Lunch included
Price per person 160 USD
• Dinner + Show, 1/2 bottle of wine
& transfers included
100 USD
100 USD
TURKISH NIGHT AT
THE KERVANSARAY
Kervansaray
Bosphorus
Dolmabahce Palace
Buyukada
DOLMABAHCE PALACE &
THE ASIAN COAST Full day
PRINCES' ISLANDS
• Morning: visit the Dolmabahce Palace, the
sumptuous new official residence of the sultans
after 1856. Cross the suspended bridge over the
Bosphorus to reach the Asian side of Istanbul.
Drive up to Camlica Hill where you will enjoy one of
the best panoramas over the city.
Lunch at Bostanci district: Kebabs & grill.
Discover the residential quarters of Asian Istanbul
such as Bagdat Avenue. Then visit the typical
market of Kadikoy district. At the end of the day,
return by boat to the Galata Bridge. Drive back to
hotel.
• Visit the peaceful and scenic Princes' Islands for a relaxing day away from
the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. They are only a scenic ferry ride away
from the main ferry terminal in the historic part of Istanbul. As there is no
motor traffic on the Islands, the only transport being horse and cart, they
are incredibly peaceful. During the Byzantine period, princes and other
royalty were exiled on the islands, and later members of the Ottoman
sultans family were exiled there too, lending the islands their present
name. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of
Constantinople in 1453. Beginning with the 19th century the islands became
a popular resort for Istanbul's wealthy and still continues to be so.
Victorian era cottages and houses are authentically preserved in all their
architectural beauty on the islands. Although all of them offer something
special and worth seeing, the largest, Buyukada, has the best examples.
Private tour / Every day except Monday & Thursday
• From 01.01.2015 to 12.31.2015
Private tour / Daily departures
• From 01.01.2015 to 12.31.2015
Prices per person
For 2 guests
275 USD
For 3-4 guests
225 USD
For 5-6 guests
165 USD
• Lunch included
Prices per person
For 2 guests
275 USD
For 3-4 guests
225 USD
For 5-6 guests
165 USD
• Lunch included
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Full day
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Ephesus Excursions
GUIDED TOURS / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Theater, Ephesus
EPHESUS
EPHESUS
Full day
Half day
This excursion is specially designed for a thorough visit of
Ephesus and the surrounding area including House of Virgin
Mary.
This excursion is specially designed for a thorough visit of
fascinating Ephesus, the main archaeological wonder of the
Aegean.
• Depart for Ephesus, one of the most prestigious cities in the
ancient world. You will stroll along the Marble Street to see the
Agora, the Odeon, the Nympheaum of Trajan, the Temple of
Hadrian, and continue to the Celsius Library and the Theatre
where St Paul preached. In the vicinity, you will also visit the
remains of the Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, St. John’s Basilica with the Tomb of the
Apostle, and the House of Virgin Mary which has been
designated by the Vatican as a place of pilgrimage. Lunch
during sightseeing.
• Depart for Ephesus, one of the most prestigious cities in the
ancient world. You will stroll along the Marble Street to see the
Agora, the Odeon, the Nympheaum of Trajan, the Temple of
Hadrian, and continue to the Celsius Library and the Theater
where St Paul preached. In the vicinity, you will also visit the
remains of the Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven
Wonders of the World.
Private tour / Daily departures from Kusadasi or Izmir
Private tour / Daily departures from Kusadasi or Izmir
Prices per person
For 2 guests
For 3-4 guests
For 5-6 guests
Prices per person
For 2 guests
For 3-4 guests
For 5-6 guests
• Lunch included
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from Kusadasi
365 USD
285 USD
230 USD
from Izmir
385 USD
320 USD
260 USD
from Kusadasi
310 USD
235 USD
180 USD
from Izmir
335 USD
265 USD
210 USD
Priene
Didyma
House of Virgin Mary
Temple of Artemis and St. John’s Basilica
PRIENE - MILETUS - DIDYMA
Full day
This excursion focuses on three important ancient cities of the
Aegean: Miletus, Didyma, and Priene.
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• Drive to Priene, which was one of the most active ports of the
Ionian Confederacy, to visit the oldest city laid out on a
(hippodamian) grid plan. Continue to Miletus, home for
philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, Anaximemes and
the town planner Hippodamus; Miletus was connected by a
Sacred Road to the sanctuary of Didyma where you will discover
the colossal Temple of Apollo where pilgrims came to consult
the oracle. Lunch during sightseeing. Drive back to Kusadasi /
Izmir
Private tour / Daily departures from Kusadasi or Izmir
Prices per person
For 2 guests
For 3-4 guests
For 5-6 guests
from Kusadasi
365 USD
285 USD
230 USD
from Izmir
385 USD
320 USD
260 USD
• Lunch included
Library of Celsius, Ephesus
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Gulet Boat Cruise
7 NIGHTS / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
The “Blue Voyage” is a yachting tour,
cruising along Turkey’s southwestern
coast in the warm and clear waters of
the Aegean and the Mediterranean.
You will enjoy the beauty and
serenity of nature: the countless
solitary idyllic bays and coves where
pine and olive trees grow. You will
also discover picturesque small towns,
villages, underwater ruins, and
remains of Ancient Greek, Roman,
Byzantine, Lycian, and Carian
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This unique tour is made on a "Gulet",
a traditional Turkish wooden yacht
Day 1 – Sunday: Arrival in Bodrum
Transfer to harbor of Bodrum from
Bodrum airport. Embark to the boat where
you will be offered a welcome drink.
Dinner and overnight on board (Except late
arrivals). MEAL: D
Day 2 – Monday: Palamutbuku >
Inceburun
After breakfast, you will be informed about
the cruise itinerary and the boat. Then we
will start to cruise to Palamutbuku Bay
early in the morning. We will anchor at
Ince Burun after lunch and swimming
breaks. We will stay in this lovely bay for
dinner and an overnight stay.
MEALS: BLD
ranging from 60 to 80 ft. in length.
There are 6 to 10 cabins; each is
individually equipped with shower/WC
and A/C.. During the charter, life is
centered on deck. There is plentiful
deck space for sunning and relaxing.
Gulet Cruises are ideal for adventurous
travelers who can be satisfied with
traditional accommodations.
Day 3 – Tuesday: Aktur > Bencik
After breakfast we will cruise to Aktur Bay.
Then our first stop will be Bencik Bay
which has a very narrow entrance but a
unique view once you get inside. Dinner
and an overnight stay will be in Bencik Bay.
MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Wednesday: Emel Sayin >
Orhaniye > Selimiye / After breakfast, we
will anchor in Emel Sayin Bay and you can
enjoy a swimming stop in this lovely bay.
For lunch we will dock in Orhaniye. In
Orhaniye Bay, you will see the unique
scenery of a natural tidal formation called
‘Kiz Kumu’ (Maiden’s Beach). There are so
many myths about this reddish sand-path
going from the shore to the inner parts of
the sea which is suitable for walking along.
On a tiny island located in the bay, you can
see the wrecks of an antique castle, a sign
of an ancient city. Today, our final
destination will be Selimiye for dinner and
an overnight stay. MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Thursday: Dirsekbuku > Bozburun
After anchoring in Dirsekbuku, we will go to
Bozburun which is a small fishing town.
This area was popular and suitable for
sponge-diving but nowadays the people of
the island are no longer interested in
sponge-diving as it is not financially
beneficial and is dangerous. In recent years
sponge-diving has been replaced by gulet
$
1,195
per person in double occupancy
Every Sunday between May 31st and
September 20th inclusive
SEASON A PRICES PER PERSON (in US Dollars)
May 31 to July 5 & August 30 – Sep 27
In double cabin:
Single supplement:
$
1,195
$
715
SEASON B PRICES PER PERSON (in US Dollars)
July 12 - 26
In double cabin:
Single supplement:
$
1,335
$
795
SEASON C PRICES PER PERSON (in US Dollars)
August 2 – 23
In double cabin:
Single supplement:
Day 6 – Friday: Datca > Knidos
We will cruise to Datca. Food and water will
be supplied to the boat from Datca Harbour.
You may take a walk in Datca Harbor. We
will cruise to Knidos for dinner and an
overnight stay. Knidos was the home for
Aphrodite’s monument and in those times
the city was famous for brothels and
became popular for sailors and Arabic
tradesmen. You may take a walk on the
shore to see the ruins. MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Saturday: Black Island > Bodrum
We will start to cruise early in the morning
to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a
swimming break will be at Poyraz Bay
which is located on the northern side of the
island. This is such a nice bay with its
turquoise-blue waters. We will be
anchoring at Meteor Bay for lunch which is
located on the southern side of the island.
There is a meteor hole here and this is how
the bay got its name. Here you may jump
over the platform into the deep water. You
may also take a walk through the
underwater caves which are very near to
Meteor Bay for a small local fee. We will
dock in Bodrum Harbour for dinner and an
overnight stay. MEALS: BLD
Day 8 – Sunday: Departure
The guests will leave the boat with precious
memories after breakfast. Transfer to
Bodrum Airport. MEAL: B
IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Type of Boat: A/C – Traditional Wooden Gulet
(M/S)
• Embarkation place & Time: Bodrum Harbor
3:30pm
• Disembarkation place & Time: Bodrum Harbor
10:30am after breakfast
• Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon
tea-coffee & cookies, dinner are prepared and
served by the crew.
• The A/C can be in use up to 8 hours daily.
• Depending on sea and weather conditions,
Barbaros Yachting reserves the right to make
necessary changes to the tour itinerary to
ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.
1,560
$
935
PRICES INCLUDE:
• Full Board accommodation:
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea-coffee
& cookies, dinner.
• Arrival and departure transfers
from/to Bodrum Airport.
• All charter & berth taxes, Harbor &
Port procedures.
• Mooring expenses. • Crew service.
• Clean bed linen and bath towels on
arrival (Beach towels are not
provided).
• Use of equipment on board. (Flippers,
snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)
• Yacht insurance (we advise you
purchase your own individual travel
insurance).
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
including bottled water. These can be
purchased from the bar on board.
• Optional land tours and entrance fees
to historical places and museums.
• Gratuity for the crew.
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tourism and nowadays Bozburun Gulets
take their place in this sector. MEALS: BLD
$
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C h a rms of Turkey & Greece
12 NIGHTS TOUR & CRUISE / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Athens
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Byzantine, and Ottoman times. You will end
the day at the historical Grand Bazaar.
Lunch during the visits. Dinner is on your
own. MEALS: BL
Day 1 – Monday: Arrival in Istanbul:
Upon arrival meet with our representative,
transfer to your hotel. Dinner (except late
arrival) and overnight at hotel. MEAL: D
Day 2 – Tuesday: Istanbul
In the morning visit the imposing Haghia Sophia
which marked the apogee of Byzantine Emperor
Justinian’s reign. Also visit Spice Market. Then
a cruise on the Bosphorus that separates Asia
from Europe and connects the Marmara Sea to
the Black Sea. You will get the best views of the
city and most of the historical monuments in
Istanbul. In the afternoon, visit the Blue
Mosque, recognizable from its six minarets,
built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I
and the Hippodrome where political, cultural,
and sports activities took place during Roman,
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Day 3 – Wednesday: Istanbul > Ankara
(273 mi) / In the morning visit the Topkapi
Palace, the residence of the Ottoman
sultans between the end of the 15th and the
first half of the 19th centuries, with its
treasures and terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
Golden Horn. In the afternoon, drive to
Ankara. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Thursday: Ankara > Cappadocia
(198 mi) / In the morning, visit The Museum
of Anatolian Civilizations for its rich and
unique collections from the Hittites and
others who went over this soil. A brief stop
for taking pictures at the Mausoleum of
Atatürk, the father of modern Turkey. After
lunch, continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Friday: Cappadocia (31 mi)
Early in the morning, possibility to
participate in an optional Hot Air Balloon
Ride over the magnificent landscape of
Cappadocia. After breakfast, a full day tour
to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme
Valley, an open-air museum with rockcut churches (7th-13th centuries)
adorned with biblical frescoes. Learn
about the arts and crafts of rural
Turkey at a handicraft center, and
attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made
rugs. Drive back to hotel for lunch. In
the afternoon, visit the Underground
City, a multi-level labyrinth for
protection during invasions. Admire the
impressive rock formations at sunset.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Possibility of an optional dinner show
with folkloric dances. MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Saturday: Cappadocia (118 mi)
In the morning, depart to Soganlı Valley
to visit its rock-cut churches. Barbecue
lunch. In the afternoon visit the Avcilar
Valley and the Kiliclar Valley with their
old cave-dwellings and fairy chimneys.
Photo stops at Uchisar and Pigeon
Valley, the best vista points on the way
to the hotel. Optional tour “Ceremony of
Whirling Dervishes.” MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Sunday: Cappadocia > Konya
> Pamukkale (391 mi) / After
breakfast, drive to Konya. En route, visit
the Caravanserai, a hotel for
M/S Louis Olympia
$
3,200
per person in double occupancy
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
April: 6, 20
October: 5, 19
May: 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 15, 29
July: 13
August: 10
September: 7, 14, 21
Inside
SEASON A
PRICES PER PERSON Cabin
(in US Dollars)
$
3,200
$
3,500
In triple occupancy:
$
3,130
$
3,300
Single supplement:
$
1,490
$
1,610
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults)
$
1,950
Inside
SEASON B
PRICES PER PERSON Cabin
Outside
Cabin
Day 8 – Monday: Pamukkale > Ephesus >
Kusadasi (124 mi) / After breakfast, visit
Pamukkale the "Cotton Castle", with the
white water in terraces of limestone
deposits by the thermal waters through the
ages -an unreal landscape. Then drive to
Selçuk. Lunch and visit Ephesus. The site
today is one of the best places of the world
to visualize an ancient Roman city. Explore
the Marble Street, Agora, Odeon, and
Theater, as well as the Fountain of Trajan,
the Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of
Celsius. Then visit the House of Virgin
Mary. You will end the day by a mini
fashion-show which lets you appreciate
leather production in Turkey. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 9 – Tuesday: Kusadası > Patmos
Transfer to Kusadasi port to embark on
cruise. Depart at 1:00 pm and arrive at
Patmos at 4:00 pm. Overnight on board.
MEALS: BLD
Day 10 – Wednesday: Patmos > Rhodes
7:00 am: Arrive at Rhodes, a charming
town with rich and varied history. Sail at
6:00pm to Crete. Overnight on board.
MEALS: BLD
Day 11 – Thursday: Rhodes > Crete >
Santorini / 7:00 am: Arrive to Crete, home
of the greatest Minoan Civilization and the
mythological Zeus. Sail at 11:30am to the
breath taking Santorini and arrive at
4:30pm. Depart for Athens at 9:00pm.
Overnight on board the cruise ship.
MEALS: BLD
Day 12 – Friday: Athens / Arrive in Athens
(Piraeus), the cradle of democracy, at
6:00am. Transfer to your hotel. MEAL: B
Day 13 – Saturday: Departure
Transfer to the airport. MEAL: B
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Novotel Hotel 4
• Ankara: Radisson Blu 4
• Cappadocia: Mustafa Hotel 4
• Pamukkale: Tripolis Hotel 4
• Kusadası: Marina Hotel 4
• Louis Cruises M/S Olympia
• Athens: Amelia Hotel 4
(IC/ID/IE) (XB/XC/XD)
In double occupancy:
$
3,340
$
3,650
In triple occupancy:
$
3,270
$
3,450
Single supplement:
$
1,520
$
1,650
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults)
$
1,950
Inside
SEASON C
PRICES PER PERSON Cabin
Outside
Cabin
(in US Dollars)
(IC/ID/IE) (XB/XC/XD)
In double occupancy:
$
3,410
$
3,710
In triple occupancy:
$
3,340
$
3,510
Single supplement:
$
1,550
$
1,680
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults)
$
1,950
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide on land portion
• Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in the
itinerary on land portion.
• 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 10 dinners
• 9 night accommodation in mentioned
or similar hotels
• 3 night accommodation on Louis Cruises
M/S Olympia
• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk
Airport / Departure transfer to Athens
Airport
• Porterage at the hotels
• Bosphorus Cruise
• Port taxes and fuel charges
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
• Shore excursions during the cruise
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merchants during the Seljuk period - 13th
century on the Silk Road. In Konya, visit the
Museum of Mevlana, the famous mystic
poet, and founder of the Sufi Order of the
Whirling Dervishes. After lunch, continue to
Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Santorini
(IC/ID/IE) (XB/XC/XD)
In double occupancy:
(in US Dollars)
Crete
Outside
Cabin
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E s s ential Turkey & Greece
12 NIGHTS TOUR & CRUISE / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Santorini
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In the afternoon, visit the Blue Mosque,
recognizable from its six minarets, built
between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I
and the Hippodrome where political,
cultural, and sports activities took place
during Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman
times. You will end the day at the historical
Grand Bazaar. Lunch during the visits.
Dinner is on your own. MEALS: BL
Day 1 – Monday: Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival meet with our representative,
transfer to your hotel. Dinner (except late
arrival) and overnight at hotel. MEAL: D
Day 2 – Tuesday: Istanbul
In the morning visit the imposing Haghia
Sophia which marked the apogee of
Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign and the
Spice Market. Then a cruise on the
Bosphorus that separates Asia from Europe
and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black
Sea. You will get the best views of the city and
most of the historical monuments in Istanbul.
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Day 3 – Wednesday: Istanbul > Ankara
(273 mi) / In the morning visit the Topkapi
Palace, the residence of the Ottoman
sultans between the end of the 15th and the
first half of the 19th centuries, with its
treasures and terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the
Golden Horn. In the afternoon, drive to
Ankara. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Thursday: Ankara > Cappadocia
(198 mi) / In the morning, visit The Museum
of Anatolian Civilizations for its rich and
unique collections from the Hittites and
others who went over this soil. A brief stop
for taking pictures at the Mausoleum of
Atatürk, the father of modern Turkey. After
lunch, continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and
overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Friday: Cappadocia (31 mi)
Early in the morning, possibility to
participate in an optional Hot Air Balloon
Ride over the magnificent landscape of
Cappadocia. After breakfast, a full day
tour to explore Cappadocia. Visit the
Goreme Valley, an open-air museum with
rock-cut churches. MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Saturday: Cappadocia (118 mi)
In the morning, depart to Soganlı Valley to
visit its rock-cut churches. Barbecue
lunch. In the afternoon visit the Avcilar
Valley and the Kiliclar Valley with their
Library of Celsius, Ephesus
$
3,620
per person in double occupancy
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
May: 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 15, 29
September: 7, 14, 21
Inside
SEASON 1
PRICES PER PERSON Cabin
(in US Dollars)
Crete
In double occupancy:
$
3,620
$
3,900
In triple occupancy:
$
3,150
$
3,300
Single supplement:
$
1,200
$
1,400
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults)
$
1,750
Inside
SEASON 2
PRICES PER PERSON Cabin
Outside
Cabin
(in US Dollars)
Symi
old cave-dwellings and fairy chimneys.
Photo stops at Uchisar and Pigeon Valley,
the best vista points on the way to the hotel.
Optional tour “Ceremony of Whirling
Dervishes.” MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Sunday: Cappadocia > Izmir >
Kusadasi > Santorini / Transfer to Kayseri
airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival
transfer to Kusadası port to embark on your
cruise (3:30 pm). Sail to Santorini at 10:00
pm. Overnight on board. MEALS: BD
Day 8 – Monday: Santorini > Crete
Arrive in breath taking Santorini at 10:00
am. Depart for Crete at 6:30 pm.
MEALS: BLD
Day 9- Tuesday: Crete > Rhodes
6:30 am: Arrive to Crete, home of the
greatest Minoan Civilization and the
mythological Zeus. Sail to Rhodes at 6:00
pm. Overnight on board. MEALS: BLD
Day 10 – Wednesday: Rhodes > Symi >
Chios / 7:00 am: Arrive at Rhodes, a
charming town with rich and varied history.
Sail at 2:00pm to Symi and arrive at 4:30
pm. Sail to Chios at 8:00pm. MEALS: BLD
Day 11 – Thursday: Chios > Mykonos
Arrive at Chios at 7:00 am. Depart for
Mykonos at 12:00pm. Arrive in Mykonos at
5:30 pm to enjoy the vibrant cosmopolitan
nightlife of the island which its known for.
Depart for Athens at midnight. MEALS: BLD
Day 12 – Friday: Athens
Arrive in Athens (Lavrion), the cradle of
democracy, at 6:00am. Transfer to your
hotel. MEAL: B
Day 13 – Saturday: Departure
Transfer to the airport. MEAL: B
Athens
(IC/ID/IE) (XB/XC/XD)
(IC/ID/IE) (XB/XC/XD)
In double occupancy:
$
3,710
$
3,980
In triple occupancy:
$
3,200
$
3,350
Single supplement:
$
1,250
$
1,450
Child under 12 years old (with 2 adults)
$
1,750
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide on land portion
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles
• Entrance fees for all sites stated
in the itinerary on land portion
• 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 10 dinners
• 7 night accommodation in mentioned
or similar hotels
• 5 night accommodation on Louis
Cruises M/S Cristal
• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk
Airport / Departure transfer to Athens
Airport
• Porterage at the hotels
• Bosphorus Cruise
• Port taxes and fuel charges
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Visa fee
• Shore excursions during the cruise
HOTELS (or similar):
• Istanbul: Innova Hotel 4
• Ankara: Radisson Blu 4
• Cappadocia: Cave de Luxe Hotel SC
• Louis Cruises M/S Crystal
• Athens: Amelia Hotel 4
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Mykonos: Not only does this island
Patmos: Once the home of St. John
offer stunning beaches to clientele in
the day time, but its night life will keep
you entertained till morning.
the Apostle, and birthplace of the book
of revolution. A visit to the hilltop
monastery of St. John Theologian is not
to be missed.
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Paros: Well known Parian marble
Rhodes: Visit the jewel of the Old
was partly used at the creation of “The
Nike of Samothrace” which adorns the
Louvre museum. Visitors can visit the
Church of 100 doors which was founded
by the mother of Roman emperor
Constantine the Great around 326 AD.
town Rhodes, “the Palace of the Grand
Master,” which was originally built in
the 14th century by the Knights of Saint
John. The valley of the butterflies and
gorgeous beaches will color your days.
Crete: Cradle of the Minoan
civilization, this island hosts one of the
largest Bronze Age archeological site:
Knossos. A visit to the Historical
Museum of Crete is worthwhile.
Santorini: Volcanic in nature,
this island holds the legend of
Atlantis. Stunning views from
Cliffside hotels make the island a
honeymooner’s paradise.
Kos: Easily accessible from Bodrum,
Turkey, Kos has immaculate beaches.
Hippocrates, who was considered the
father of western medicine, was also
one of its’ inhabitants. Constantine the
Great around 326 AD.
Inland Greece
4 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
$
Meteora
1,050
per person in double occupancy
Day 3 – Delphi > Kalambaka
Morning visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo
Pythios and the Museum with its famed
bronze, the “Charioteer”. Afternoon
departure for Kalambaka passing through
the picturesque towns of Central Greece.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel 4 in
Kalambaka. MEALS: BD
Day 1 – Athens > Mycanae > Epidarius >
Olympia or Patras / Pick up from your hotel
in Athens. Depart for Olympia. Travel by
coastal road to the Corinth Canal. Cross to
the Peloponnese and continue to Mycenae
to see the Lion’s Gate and the Tomb of
Agamemnon. Proceed to Epidaurus and its
famous Theatre. Drive to Olympia or Patras
for dinner and overnight at Hotel 4
MEAL: D
Day 2 – Olympia or Patras > Delphi
Morning visit of Olympia, site of the first
Olympic Games. Visit the Sanctuary of the
Olympian Zeus and the Museum. Drive
through the plains of Elia and Achaia to Itea
Day 4 – Meteora > Athens
Morning visit to Meteora. Amid striking
scenery, perched atop soaring stone
formations, seemingly suspended in midair are ageless monasteries. As you ponder
how these centuries–old structures were
built, pause to view the priceless, exquisite
specimens of Byzantine art that they
protect. Return to Athens via Trikala,
Lamia, Thermopylae (see Leonida’s
monument) and the spa of Kammena
Vourla. Overnight in Athens. Hotel Titania
4 or similar. MEAL: B
Day 5 – Departure: Transfer to the
airport for your return flight. MEAL: B
Every Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday
from April to October
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
$
1,050
In triple occupancy:
$
1,050
Single supplement:
$
395
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour.
• Transportation in air-conditioned
vehicles.
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
• 4 night accommodation in 4 hotels
• Transfers
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
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and arrive in Delphi for overnight. Dinner at
your hotel 4 MEALS: BD
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Moroccan Wonders
10 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR
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Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou
architectural styles since the 1Oth century
have left an exotic legacy. City sightseeing
will highlight the Mechouar (ramparts
surrounding the Royal Palace) and the
Hassan Tower. Visit of the Oudaya Kasbah
gardens and the splendid Mohamed V
Mausoleum. MEALS: LD
Day 1 – Friday: Arrival in Casablanca >
Rabat (56 mi) Arrival in Casablanca. First
glimpse of the country by driving through
its economic capital, Casablanca. Overview
of the main points of interest: the Corniche
Boulevard, the Hassan II mosque, the
United Nations Square, and the various
contrasted districts of this cosmopolitan
city. Continue to Rabat, the white Imperial
City and the Administrative Capital of the
kingdom. Local lunch. All of the different
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Day 2 – Saturday: Rabat > Meknès > Fez
via Volubilis (161 mi) / After breakfast,
departure to the Imperial city of Meknes.
Its medina is listed as a UNESCO World
Heritage. The city is also known for its 24
miles ramparts and the famous Bab
Mansour and Bab El Khemis gates.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Roman
archaeological site of Volubilis for a visit.
It is listed also as a UNESCO World
Heritage. Continue to Fez. MEALS: BD
Day 3 – Sunday: Fez / After breakfast,
transfer to the Medina of Fez, listed as a
UNESCO World Heritage; it is undeniably
the most captivating medina of the kingdom
with its eighty seven quarters and its
various markets. Walking through the little
streets allows discovering the different
souks. Each one is dedicated to a specific
craft as Souk of the dyers or the Attarine
Souk for the spices. Visit of the Merdersa
Bou Imania, widely acknowledged as an
excellent example of Marinid architecture.
It functioned both as an educational
institute and as a congregational mosque.
MEALS: BD
Day 4 – Monday: Fez > Beni Mellal >
Afourer (198 mi) / After breakfast,
departure to Beni Melal via Immouzzer du
Kandar, the cedar woods of the middle
Atlas, passing by Ifrane a charming ski
resort and Azrou, an important handicraft
centre. The wonderful landscapes of the
middle atlas mountains will fill your eyes
throughout the day. MEALS: BD
Day 5 – Tuesday: Afourer > Marrakech
(118 mi) / After breakfast, departure to
Marrakech, founded by the Almoravides at
the end of the 11th century. The visit of the
city will start by historical sightseeing
including the famous Koutoubia Minaret,
the Bahia Palace and the Saadians Tombs.
Enjoy the evening at the Djemaa El Fna
square where acrobats, snake charmers
and Gnawa musicians offer visitors one of
the most astonishing shows. MEALS: BD
Koutoubia Minaret,
Marrakech
$
2,450
per person in double occupancy
Day 6 – Wednesday: Marrakech
After breakfast, discover the Marrakech
with the Menara gardens, the fortification
surrounding the city, the palm grove. Visit
of the Majorelle garden, this haven of peace
bought back and rehabilitated by Yves
Saint-Laurent is now known all over the
world. Free afternoon to stroll, go
shopping or take a ride in a horse-drawn
coach. MEALS: BD
Day 8 – Friday: Ouarzazate > Zagora >
M’Hamid (161 mi) / After breakfast,
departure to Zagora through the fascinating
Draa Valley. The natural beauty of the
valley is stunning. Following the Draa river,
Morocco's longest river (683 miles), enjoy
the sight of endless plantations on each
river bank. Besides the plantations, which
include palm trees, cereals, vegetables,
henna and other crops, the beauty of these
oases is truly impressive and the contrast
with the aridity of their surrounding is quite
startling. Arrival at Zagora, known as the
January: 23
February: 13
March: 20
September: 11
October: 23
November: 20
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Minimum 4 people required
PRICES PER PERSON (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
$
2,450
In triple occupancy:
$
2,400
Single supplement:
gate of the desert. Local lunch. In the
afternoon, continue to the road to M’hamid
and stop at the Tamegroute village to visit
the famous Koranic library and the potters
district. M’hamid is the last village on the
national road and is the closest place to the
desert. The Chegaga Dune, is considered
the Morrocan highest sand dune and easily
accessible in 4x4 vehicles or by camel.
MEALS: BLD Optional: Camel trek on the
sand dunes to observe the sunset or
sunrise in the desert
Day 9 – Saturday: M’Hamid > Foum Zguid
(74 mi) / This day in the desert will allow
discovery of the tracks and the landscapes
of this fabulous area. The way to Foum
Zguid goes along the dry lake of Iriki and its
open sky site of fossils. Arrival at Foum
Zguid oasis. Stroll in the old village. Dinner
and overnight in a typical local inn situated
in the palmgrove of Foum Zguid.MEALS: BD
Day 10 – Sunday: Foum Zguid > Tazenakht
> Taroudant > Agadir (236 mi) / After
breakfast, road to the city of Tazenakht,
famous for the weaving of berber carpets.
Then continue to Taliouine, on the safran
road. After a break for a local lunch,
continue to Taroudant. Visit Taroudant,
known for its old medina, its colorful souks,
Berber silver jewelries. Then continue to
Agadir along the fertile Souss valley, its
huge plantations of orange trees, and
various crops of fruit trees. Overnight in a
hotel or a superior guest-house in the
hinterland of Agadir. MEALS: BLD
$
490
Daily departures also available at an
additional cost from January 5 to
December 15, 2015
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour
• Transportation by minibus from day 1
to day 6 and 4x4 vehicle from day 7 to
the end of the tour
• Arrival transfer from Casablanca
airport / Departure transfer to Agadir
airport
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels
• 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and
10 dinners
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Porterage at the hotels
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
HOTELS (or similar):
• Rabat: Hotel Belère 4
• Fez: Hotel Zalagh Parc Palace 4
• Afourer: Hotel Chems Tazarkount 4
• Marrakech: Hotel Atlas Asni 4
• Ouarzazate: Guesthouse Dar Daïf SC
• Mhamid: Hotel Kasbah Azalay 4
Day 11 – Monday: Departure / After
breakfast, transfer to the Agadir El
Massira airport. MEALS: B
Berber house
• Foum Zguid: Hotel Bab Rimal 4
• Agadir: Ecolodge Atlas Kasbah 4
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Day 7 – Thursday: Marrakech >
Ouarzazate (136 mi) / Change from
minibus to four wheel vehicle. After
breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate through
the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-nTichka pass. On the road, photo-stops at
typical Berber villages with a panoramic
view over the valley of Ouarzazate. Stop at
Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou. Protected by
UNESCO, it has been the setting for many
international movies such as Lawrence of
Arabia. Local lunch. In the afternoon, visit
the Taourirte Kasbah, former residence of
the El Glaoui, pasha of Marrakech, and the
Cinema Museum. The Ouarzazate area is a
very famous place for its film industry.
Films such as The Last Temptation of
Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator
(2000), and Kundun (1997) have been shot
here. Overnight in a hotel or a guest-house.
MEALS: BLD
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16 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
Jeti Oguz gorge
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Day 3 – Sunday: Almaty > Cholpon Ata >
Issyk Kul Lake (323 mi)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be
driven to Issyk Kul Lake via the Kordai
Kazakh-Kyrgyz border. Pass through
border formalities. Stop in Cholpon Ata to
visit the Regional Museum and also the
Open Air Petroglyphs Museum. Arrival and
accommodation at hotel situated on the
border of Issyk Kul Lake. MEALS: BLD
Day 1 – Friday: Almaty
Arrive in Almaty, the former capital of
Kazakhstan and the commercial and
cultural center of Kazakhstan. This leafy
city, with a backdrop of snow-capped
mountains, has a charming Russian flair.
The city is located in the mountainous area
of southern Kazakhstan, near the border
with Kyrgyzstan. The rest of the day is free.
Overnight at hotel. MEALS: LD
Day 2 – Saturday: Almaty
Enjoy a tour of the city. Walk through
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Panfilov Park named after a battalion from
World War II. View Zenkov Cathedral, the
2nd tallest wooden building in the world,
built without iron nails. Visit the Museum of
National Musical Instruments and hear the
music of traditional instruments that date
back to the 17th century. It exhibits
miniature replicas of the country's greatest
archeological treasures. Drive to Medeo
gorge and take a cable-car up Kok Tube
Hill for outstanding views of the city and
surrounding mountains. Overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Monday: Cholpon Ata > Karakol
(93 mi) / Drive to Karakol. Transfer to your
accommodation at guest house. Enjoy a half
day city tour of Karakol with its apple
orchards, quaint neighborhoods, and
somber war memorials. View the
Przhevalskiy Museum and Memorial, the
Russian Orthodox Church and Kupecheskii
Proezd Street, which appears to be right
out of the 19th century. Continue on to the
Dungan Mosque, which was built in 1910 as
a house of worship by the local Dungan
community that escaped Chinese
oppression. MEALS: BLD
Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan
From April 17 to October 16 / Daily departures also available
Bukhara
Day 6 – Wednesday: Chon Kemin >
Bishkek (96 mi) / Drive to Bishkek. On the
way, excursion to the Burana Historical
Complex consisting of Burana Minaret: the
ruins of the ancient city of Balasagyn, open
air museum and mausoleum. Enjoy a short
city tour around the Central Square, parks,
and the Museum of Fine Arts. MEALS: BLD
Optional tour: Folklore show with dinner
Day 7 – Thursday: Bishkek > Tashkent
Transfer to the airport for your early flight
to Tashkent. Upon arrival transfer to the
hotel. Today explore Tashkent. This eclectic
city hosts Russian-speaking cabbies on
broad Soviet-built avenues, old men
wearing long traditional chapans (quilted
coats) resting outside of mud-walled
houses, and throngs gathering together
before steaming cauldrons for their daily
repast of plov (a popular ethnic rice pilaf
dish). View Khast Imam Square - the holy
heart of Tashkent and the least Sovietized
part of the city consisting of mosques,
mausoleums, and other ancient
architectural structures which celebrate
the region's dynamic history. Continue on,
and visit the city's earthquake monument,
the Museum of Applied Arts (built at the
end of the 19th c. by the local craftsman),
Independence Square, and Amir Temur
Square. Next, view the Abul Kassim
Madrassah, a large craft center, where
many craftsmen exhibit their works in
cellars. Here one can see how artisans
manufacture pieces of art. MEALS: BLD
Day 8 – Friday: Tashkent > Samarkand
(198 mi) / Board a high-speed train to
Samarkand (08h00/10h10). As the train
approaches the city you will notice its
domes, minarets, and grand monuments,
rising above sprawling acres of Soviet-build
buildings, parks, and avenues. Samarkand
has a long, rich history, and dynamic
architecture that truly intoxicates its
visitors. Upon your afternoon arrival, tour
Registan Square (meaning "sandy place").
The Square is surrounded by the Ulugbek's
madrassah, the Sher-Dor madrassah,
Tilla-Kori madrassah, Mosque Bibi
Khanyym and the colorful local bazaar.
View Samarkand's Necropolis ShakhiZinda, and its ensemble of mausoleums
dating from the 11th to 19th centuries. End
your visit at the workshop of the famous
designer Valentina Romanenko with a
demonstration of the collection of
silk costumes. MEALS: BLD
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Day 5 – Tuesday: Karakol > Jeti Oguz >
Chon Kemin (189 mi) / Drive to the Jeti
Oguz gorge, a lush valley with striking red
sandstone rock formations. As you
approach the valley, you will pass another
rock formation which resembles a broken
heart. Legend says that this is the heart of a
beautiful woman who died of a broken heart
after two suitors killed each other fighting
over her. These iconic rock formations have
become symbols of the Issyk-Kul. Continue
to Chon Kemin. On the way, stop in
Bokonbaevo Village to visit the famous
berkutchi (a person who breeds and trains
hunting birds). Dinner and overnight at
home stay. MEALS: BLD
Optional tours: Eagle hunting show; bread
preparation; horse games
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Day 9 – Saturday: Samarkand
Continue your tour of Samarkand with
an excursion to the Imam Al-Bukhari
religious complex, and the Observatory of
Ulugbek (constructed in 1429). Next,
explore the Afrosiab archaeological site,
and marvel at the museum of Samarkand's
foundation. Excursion to the Meros Paper
Mill, the small family manufacture situated
in the picturesque garden at the bank of the
Siab river. Samarkand paper has been
fabricated here since 8th C. from mulberry
bark. Recently, the local artisans have
restored the ancient process of paper
production. Samarkand Meros paper is well
known in the world for its quality. Cup of tea
and short rest. MEALS: BLD
Day 10 – Sunday: Samarkand > Bukhara
(186 mi) / Drive to Bukhara. Bukhara is
Central Asia's holiest city, and an ideal
location to glimpse pre-Russian Turkestan.
With ancient buildings dating back to the
previous millennium, the city center has
century-old buildings, and almost takes you
back in time. First sightseeing tour in
Bukhara: the Complex Lyabi-Khauz (16th17th cc.), Mosque Magoki-Attari, and
Mausoleum Chor Minor; in the narrow old
street, not far from the Mazar Gates, is a
colorful madrassah with four peculiar
looking towers. MEALS: BLD
Day 11 – Monday: Bukhara
View the Samanids mausoleum, a
masterpiece of Central Asian architecture
that was the first Muslim mausoleum in
Central Asia. Continue on to the ChashmaAyub shrine (14th – 16th C.), the local
bazaar, and the Bolo-Khauz mosque with
its curious minaret. Continue your
explorations of Bukhara with a stop at the
Fortress Ark citadel, and the Poi-Kalyan
complex. Visit the house of the rich
merchant of the 19th c. – Fayzulla
Khodjaev, to see the demonstration of
national traditional costume. In the evening,
enjoy a folklore performance at Nodir Divan
Begi madrassah (weather permitting).
Overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 12 – Tuesday: Bukhara > Khiva
(279 mi) / Take in the undulating landscape
of central Asia and drive across the
Kyzylkum desert. This drive presents an
unprecedented opportunity to view this arid
landscape, and glimpse the sheep farmers
and hunters who roam across it. After this
delightful trip, arrive in Khiva. Khiva is at its
best by night when the moonlit silhouettes
of the tilting columns and madrassah, work
their magic. MEALS: BLD
Day 13 – Wednesday: Khiva / The historic
heart of Khiva is preserved in its entirety and acts as a city museum. Explore its
mosques, tombs, palaces, and madrassah,
while imagining the mystique, bustle and
squalor of its heyday. Visit Ichan-Kala, a
UNESCO World Heritage site, and marvel at
its strong fortress walls, towers, and
heavily fortified citadel. Part of the palacefortress Kurynysh-khana, has survived to
this day. In the center of Ichan-Kala, is one
of the most ancient structures in Central
Asia, the multicolumn Juma mosque (10th
c). Its fine wooden columns, decorated with
amazing carved ornaments, are in an
excellent state of preservation. The minaret
standing next to the mosque dates back to
the 9th century. The Seyid Allauddin
mausoleum, Bagbanli mosque were built in
the 14th century, Mukhammad, Khurdzhum
and Shirgazi-khan madrassahs - in the
17th and 18th centuries. Other structures of
special interest include the Kutlug-Muradinak madrassah, the Pakhlavan-Makhmud
$
5,720
per person in double occupancy
2015 DEPARTURE DATES
April: 17
May: 15
June: 12
September: 4, 25
October: 9
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
$
5,720
Single supplement:
$
1,990
Daily departures are also available at a
small additional cost from April 15 to
October 31
Day 14 – Thursday: Khiva > Kunya >
Urgench > Tashauz > Ashgabat (155 mi)
This morning drive the Uzbek border
“Shavat”, where you will cross over into
Turkmen, and be met by your Turkmen
team. Enjoy an excursion to KunyaUrgench, one of Central Asia's most ancient
cities. Here you will visit a number of
striking mausoleums and minarets,
including one of the few surviving
monuments of pre-Mongol Urgench. In the
afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to
Ashgabat 20h50. Arrival and
accommodation at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 15 – Friday: Ashgabat (31 mi)
Visit the city of Ashgabat and explore the
archaeological site of Old Nissa (UNESCO),
the capital of the Parthian Empire, which
existed more than 2000 years ago. Visit to
Ashgabat’s pride – the National Museum of
History and Ethnography. Visit
Turkmenbashi mosque. Return to Ashgabat
and enjoy the city: Park of Independence,
Palace Square, Arch of Neutrality, etc.
Overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 16 – Saturday: Ashgabat > Mary >
Merv > Ashgabat (60 mi) Early morning
transfer to the airport for a flight to Mary.
Upon arrival drive to ancient Merv for
excursion: Sultan-Sandjar mausoleum,
Sultan Kala, the ruins of the walls of
Abdoulla Khan Kala, the ruins of fortress
Kyz-Kala, the ruins of fortress Erk Kala ,
Mukhammed Ibn Zeid mausoleum. Return
to Mary to take your flight to Ashgabat.
Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 17 – Sunday: Departure / Transfer to
the airport for your flight. MEAL: B
HOTELS (or similar):
• Almaty: Hotel Otrar 4
• Issyk Kul: Hotel Karven 4
• Karakol: Hotel Amir 3 or
Green Yard Guest House
• Chon Kemine: Ashu Guest House
• Bishkek: Hotel Ak-Keme 4
• Tashkent: Hotel City Palace 4
• Samarkand: Orient Star Kuk-Serai 4
• Bukhara: Hotel Minorai Kalon 4
• Khiva: Hotel Asia Khiva 4
• Ashgabat: Hotel Ak Altyn 4
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Visa fee payable to consulates
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Luggage overweight
Khiva
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mausoleum, Allakuli-khan madrassah, and
the Tash Khauli Palace. MEALS: BLD
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide
• Transfers
• Transportation
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels
• 16 breakfasts, 16 lunches, and
16 dinners
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Flights between:
Bishkek > Tashkent
Tashauz > Ashgabat
Ashgabat > Mary
Mary > Ashgabat
• High speed train Tashkent >
Samarkand
• Visa support fee for Uzbekistan
• Visa support fee for Turkmenistan
• Tourist tax for Uzbekistan
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Uzb ekistan
8 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
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Khiva
Day 1 – Thursday: Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent, and transfer to the
hotel. Today explore Tashkent. This eclectic
city hosts Russian-speaking cabbies on
broad Soviet-built avenues, old men
wearing long traditional chapans (quilted
coats) resting outside of mud-walled
houses, and throngs gathering together
before steaming cauldrons for their daily
repast of plov (a popular ethnic rice pilaf
dish). View Khast Imam square - the holy
heart of Tashkent and the least Sovietized
part of the city consisting of mosques,
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mausoleums, and other ancient
agricultural structures which celebrate the
region’s dynamic history. Continue on and
visit the city’s earthquake monument, the
museum of Applied Arts (built at the end of
the 19th C by the local craftsman),
Independence Square and Amir Temur
Square. Next view the Abul Kassim
Madrassah a large craft center, where
many craftsmen exhibit their works in
cellars. Here one can see how artisans
manufacture pieces of art.
MEALS: BLD
Day 2 – Friday: Tashkent > Samarkand
Board a high-speed train to Samarkand
(08h00/10h10). As the train approaches the
city, you will notice its domes, minarets,
and grand monuments, rising above
sprawling acres of Soviet-built buildings,
parks, and avenues. Samarkand has a long,
rich history, and dynamic architecture that
truly intoxicates its visitors. Upon your
afternoon arrival, tour Registan Square
(meaning "sandy place"). The Square is
surrounded by the Ulugbek's madrassah,
the Sher-Dor madrassah, Tilla-Kori
madrassah, Mosque Bibi Khanyym and
colorful local bazaar. View Samarkand's
Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda, and its ensemble
of mausoleums dating from the 11th to 19th
centuries. End your visit at the workshop of
the famous designer Valentina Romanenko
with a demonstration of the collection of
silk costumes. MEALS: BLD
Day 3 – Saturday: Samarkand
Continue your tour of Samarkand with an
excursion to the Imam Al-Bukhari religious
complex, and the Observatory of Ulugbek
(constructed in 1429). Next, explore the
Afrosiab archaeological site, and marvel at
Day 4 – Sunday: Samarkand > Bukhara
Drive to Bukhara. Bukhara is Central Asia's
holiest city, and an ideal location to glimpse
pre-Russian Turkestan. With ancient
buildings dating back to the previous
millennium, the city center has century-old
buildings, and almost takes you back in
time. First sightseeing tour in Bukhara: the
Complex Lyabi-Khauz (16th-17th cc.),
Mosque Magoki-Attari, and Mausoleum
Chor Minor; in the narrow old street, not far
from the Mazar Gates, is a colorful
madrasah with four peculiar looking towers.
MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Monday: Bukhara
View the Samanids mausoleum, a
masterpiece of Central Asian architecture
that was the first Muslim mausoleum in
Central Asia. Continue on to the ChashmaAyub shrine (14 -16th cc.), the local bazaar,
and the Bolo-Khauz mosque with its curious
minaret. Continue your explorations of
Bukhara with a stop at the Fortress Ark
citadel, and the Poi-Kalyan complex. Visit
the house of the rich merchant of the 19th c.
–Fayzulla Khodjaev, to see a demonstration
of national traditional costumes. In the
evening, enjoy a folklore performance at
Nodir Divan Begi madrassah (weather
permitting). Overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Tuesday: Bukhara > Khiva
Take in the undulating landscape of central
Asia and drive across the Kyzylkum desert.
This drive presents an unprecedented
opportunity to view this arid landscape, and
glimpse the sheep farmers and hunters who
roam across it. After this delightful trip,
arrive in Khiva. Khiva is at its best by night
when the moonlit silhouettes of the tilting
columns and madrassah work their magic.
MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Wednesday: Khiva / The historic
heart of Khiva is preserved in its entirety and acts as a city museum. Explore its
mosques, tombs, palaces, and madrassah,
while imagining the mystique, bustle and
$
2,650
per person in double occupancy
Every Thursday:
April 16 to October 15
squalor of its heyday. Visit Ichan-Kala, a
UNESCO World Heritage site, and marvel at
its strong fortress walls, towers, and
heavily fortified citadel. Part of the palacefortress Kurynysh-khana, has survived to
this day. In the center of Ichan-Kala, is one
of the most ancient structures in Central
Asia, the multicolumn Juma mosque (10th
c). Its fine wooden columns, decorated with
amazing carved ornaments, are in an
excellent state of preservation. The minaret
standing next to the mosque dates back to
the 9th century. The Seyid Allauddin
mausoleum and the Bagbanli mosque were
built in the 14th century, the Mukhammad,
Khurdzhum and Shirgazi-khan madrassahs
- in the 17th and 18th centuries. Other
structures of special interest include the
Kutlug-Murad-inak madrassah, the
Pakhlavan-Makhmud mausoleum,
Allakuli-khan madrassah, and the TashKhauli palace. MEALS: BLD
Day 8 – Thursday: Khiva > Urgench >
Tashkent / Transfer to the airport in
Urgench for your flight to Tashkent.
Continue excursion by visiting the Ceramics
workshop “Usto-Shogyrd” founded by
world famous ceramic masters of the fifth
and sixth generation Akbar Rakhimov and
his son Alisher Rakhimov. Via one of the
few authentic Uzbek districts we finally go
to the Chorsu Bazaar. MEALS: BLD
Day 9 – Friday: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your return
flight. MEALS: B
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
$
2,650
Single supplement:
$
1,500
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide
• Transfers • Transportation
• Accommodation in mentioned
or similar hotels
• 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 8 dinners
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary
• Tourist tax in Uzbekistan
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Tickets for high-speed train between
Samarkand and Tashkent
• Visa support fee
• Domestic flight: Urgench>Tashkent
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Visa fee payable to consulate
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Luggage overweight
HOTELS (or similar):
• Tashkent: Hotel City Palace 4
• Samarkand: Orient Star Kuk-Serai 4
• Bukhara: Hotel Minorai Kalon 4
• Khiva: Hotel Asia Khiva 4
.
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the museum of Samarkand's foundation.
Excursion to the Meros Paper Mill, the small
family manufacture situated in the
picturesque garden, at the bank of the Siab
River. Samarkand paper has been fabricated
here since the 8th century from the
mulberry bark. Recently, the local artisans
have restored the ancient process of paper
production. Samarkand Meros paper is well
known in the world for its quality. A cup of
tea and a short rest. MEALS: BLD
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Kazakhstan
6 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
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Issyk Lake
Day 1 – Saturday: Almaty
Arrive at Almaty and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 – Sunday: Almaty
The tour starts with sightseeing in the
central part of Almaty. You will visit the
Green Bazaar, where you have a great
chance to experience an atmosphere of the
real Central Asian market: its colors,
smells and crowds. Then the tour will
continue in one of the oldest Almaty parks
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–Panfilov Park, where you will see one of
the unique wooden buildings in the world –
Zenkov Cathedral. You will also visit the
Memorial of Glory and the Eternal Flame.
You will go to the Medeo Gorge, where the
highest mountain skating rink in the world
is located, as well as the dam, protecting
the city from dangerous mudflow.
The next destination is the Kok-Tobe hill
where the tallest TV tower in the world is
located (counting from sea level) and
where you will go by the picturesque
winding mountain road. The tour ends with
the short ride from the top of the hill to the
center of the city by the famous Almaty
cable way. Return to the hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 3 – Monday: Almaty > Issyk Lake >
Almaty / The tour route to one of the most
beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk
Gorge lies along the Kuldja tract, where
hundreds of years ago the trade caravans
traveled. On the way you will learn a lot
about the nature and history of this region
and see the burial mounds of the Saka
period, where the famous "Golden Man"
was found, which has become the state
symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Also
you will visit the State Historical and
Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”, where
you will see the expositions dedicated to the
history and culture of the Saka period,
including a copy of the Golden Man and
golden items, and ancient ceramics.
Then the tour route will take you to an
altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to
the beautiful mountain lake Issyk, located
in the valley with the same name. On the
lake you will enjoy the majestic beauty of its
turquoise water surface and the Issyk
Gorge, as well as listen to the details of the
natural disaster of 1963. Also at the lake
you will have a picnic and free time for
Zenkov Cathedral
Panfilov Park, Almaty
$
2,624
per person in double occupancy
Every Saturday:
April 18 th to October 17
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
Single supplement:
$
2,624
$
995
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide
• Transfers
• Transportation
• Train ticket
• Accommodation in mentioned or similar
hotels
• 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Domestic flight: Shymkent>Almaty
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Luggage overweight
HOTELS (or similar):
recreation in nature. Return to the hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Tuesday: Almaty > Charyn Canyon
> Almaty / Drive to the Charyn Canyon one
of the unique natural monuments of
Kazakhstan. The canyon is about 12 million
years old and surprises with its vertical
cliffs, reminiscent of the ancient castles,
created by wind, sun and rain.
You can admire the grand panorama and
then have a walk through the maze of the
Castles Valley with its overhanging
inaccessible walls overhanging you.
Departure to Taraz by evening train 061
Almatay/Taraz 00:40 am 11:35 am.
Overnight on train. MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Wednesday: Almaty > Taraz >
Shymkent / Arrival in Taraz-one of the
oldest cities in Kazakhstan, the remains of
which are hidden under the buildings of the
modern city. Taraz was the ancient and the
largest commercial and administrative
center of the Silk Way during the VII - VIII
centuries. Sightseeing at Karakhan
Mausoleum, Kali Yunus Baths, Tekturmas
Historical Complex; Drive to Shymkent.
On the way, sightseeing at the agricultural
monuments of the 11–12th C: Aishi Bibi
Mausoleum is the only monument in
Central Asia, which is entirely decorated by
terracotta and included in the UNESCO list
and Babaja-Hatum Mausoleum.
MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Thursday: Shymkent
Departure to the Otrar Region, Shaulder
Settlement. Sightseeing at the Local
History Museum "Otyrar", Arystan-Bab
Mausoleum (teacher and spiritual mentor
of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi), archaeological site
of the ancient settlement of Otrar.
Drive to Turkestan. Sightseeing at "Azret-
Sultan" historical and architectural
complex, Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed
Yasawi, Turkestan ancient settlement, a
fragment of the fortress wall, citadel with
gates, Hammam, Hilvet underground
mosque. Transfer to Shymkent airport for
your flight to Almaty. Upon arrival transfer
to your hotel.
MEALS: BLD
Day 7 – Friday: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your
return flight. MEAL: B
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Berkutchi (a person who breeds and trains hunting birds).
• Almaty: Otrar 4
• Overnight Train
• Shymkent: Shymkent 4
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K yrgyzst an
4 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
$
1,695
per person in double occupancy
Every Sunday:
April 19 to October 18
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
In double occupancy:
Single supplement:
$
1,695
$
895
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking tour guide
• Transfers
• Transportation
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels
• 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
Burana
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Day 1 – Sunday: Bishkek
Upon arrival, you will be driven to Issyk Kul
Lake. Stop in Cholpon Ata to visit the
Regional Museum and also the Open Air
Petroglyphs Museum. Arrival and
accommodation at a hotel situated on the
border of Issyk Kul Lake. MEALS: LD
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Day 2 – Monday: Cholpon Ata > Karakol
Drive to Karakol. Arrival and
accommodation at a guest house. Enjoy a
half day city tour of Karakol, with its apple
orchards, quaint neighborhoods, and
somber war memorials. View the
Przhevalskiy Museum and Memorial, the
Russian Orthodox Church, and Kupecheskii
Proezd Street which appears to be right out
of the 19th century. Continue on to the
Dungan Mosque, which was built as a
house of worship in 1910 by the local
Dungan community that escaped Chinese
oppression. MEALS: BLD
Day 3 – Tuesday: Karakol > Jeti Oguz >
Chon Kemin / Drive to the Jeti Oguz gorge a
lush valley with striking red sandstone rock
formations. As you approach the valley, you
will pass another rock formation which
resembles a broken heart. Legend says
that this is the heart of a beautiful woman
who died of a broken heart after two suitors
killed each other fighting over her. These
iconic rock formations have become
symbols of the Issyk-Kul. Further drive to
Chon Kemin. On the way, stop in
Bokonbaevo Village to visit the famous
berkutchi (a person who breeds and trains
hunting birds). Dinner and overnight at
home stay. MEALS: BLD
Optional tour: Eagle hunting show; bread
preparation; horse games.
Day 4 – Wednesday: Chon Kemin >
Bishkek / Drive to Bishkek. On the way,
excursion to Burana Historical Complex
consisting of Burana Minaret: the ruins of
the ancient city of Balasagyn, open air
museum and mausoleum. Enjoy a short city
tour around the Central Square, parks, and
the Museum of Fine Arts. MEALS: BLD
Optional tour: Folklore show with dinner
Day 5 – Thursday: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight.
MEAL: B
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International and domestic flights
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Luggage overweight
HOTELS (or similar):
• Issyk Kul: Hotel Karven 4
• Karakol: Hotel Amir or
Green Yard Guest House
• Chon Kemin: Ashu Guest House
• Bishkek: Hotel Ak Keme 4
Nomad yurt camp
T u rkmenistan
6 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*
$
2,550
per person in double occupancy
Every Friday:
April 17 to October 16
* minimum 2 people required.
PRICES PER PERSON: (in US Dollars)
Day 1 – Friday: Ashgabat
rrive in Ashgabat. Upon arrival, transfer to
your hotel.
Day 2 – Saturday: Ashgabat > Tashauz
Transfer to the airport for your flight to
Tashauz (T5-103 10:00am -10:50am). Drive
to Kunya Urgench. Enjoy an excursion to
Kunya-Urgench, one of Central Asia's most
ancient cities. Here you will visit a number of
striking mausoleums and minarets,
including one of the few surviving
monuments of pre-Mongol Urgench. Visit
Najmeddin Kubra mausoleum (12 -14 th C),
the mausoleum of the founder of Sufi sect,
Turabek-Khanym mausoleum (the
mausoleum of the Mongol princess), Kutlug
Temir minaret (the tallest minaret in Central
Asia), Arslan II mausoleum, the oldest
construction of the city. Transfer to Darvaza
gas craters. Overnight in tents. MEALS: BLD
Day 3 – Sunday: Darvaza > Ashgabat
The Darvaza gas craters are one of the most
extraordinary sites in Turkmenistan and are
one of the most apocalyptic landscapes in
the world. They are about 60 meters wide
and 20 meters deep; they are not of natural
origin, but man-made. After visiting the
Darvaza gas craters, drive back to Ashgabat.
Arrival and accommodation at hotel.
Overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 4 – Monday: Ashgabat
Visit the city of Ashgabat and explore the
archaeological site of Old Nissa (UNESCO),
the capital of the Parthian Empire, which
existed more than 2000 years ago. Visit
Ashgabat’s pride: the National Museum of
History and Ethnography. Visit the
Turkmenbashi mosque. Return to Ashgabat
and enjoy the city: Park of Independence,
Palace Square, Arch of Neutrality, etc.
Overnight at hotel. MEALS: BLD
Day 5 – Tuesday: Ashgabat > Mary > Merv
> Mary / Early morning transfer to the
airport for a flight to Mary (T5-127 8:00am8:40am). Upon arrival, drive to ancient Merv
for excursion: the Sultan-Sandjar
mausoleum, Sultan Kala, the ruins of the
walls of Abdoulla Khan Kala, the ruins of
fortress Kyz-Kala, the ruins of fortress Erk
Kala, Mukhammed Ibn Zeid mausoleum.
Return to Mary for overnight. MEALS: BLD
Day 6 – Wednesday: Mary > Ashgabat
Visit to museum of Ethnography. Transfer to
the airport for your flight to Ashgabat (T5 132
5:00 pm – 5:40 pm). Upon arrival, transfer to
your hotel. MEALS: BD
Day 7 –Thursday: Departure / Transfer
to the airport for your return flight.
MEAL: B
$
2,550
Single supplement:
$
1,100
PRICES INCLUDE:
• English speaking guide throughout
the whole tour
• Transfers from/to airport
• Transportation
• Entrance fees for all sites stated in
the itinerary.
• Accommodation in mentioned or
similar hotels
• 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners
• Visa support fee
• Domestic flights: Ashgabat>Tashauz
Ashgabat>Mary
Mary>Ashgabat
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Visa fee payable to the consulate
• Personal expenses and all beverages
during meals
• Gratuities to the guide and driver
• Luggage overweight
HOTELS (or similar):
• Ashgabat: Ak Altyn 4
• Darvaza: Tents
• Mary: Margush 3
Ashgabat
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Kyz-Kala
In double occupancy:
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Nemrut Dag
the Lower City with the Great Temple, and
Meet with your guide and driver at the
the Upper City with the citadel, the double
Ankara Esenboga Airport and transfer to
walls, the Royal Gate, the Lions Gate, and
your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
the tunnel. You will also visit the rock
MEAL: D
sanctuary of Yazılıkaya with its friezes and
reliefs depicting the Hittite divinities.
Day 2 - Ankara: Start your visit at the
Return to Ankara. MEAL: B
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations known
Independent-minded
travelers will experience the
country extensively with a
knowledgeable guide and
driver by their side.
Please give us a call to
discuss the details of your
trip: travel dates, length of
the trip, accommodation
choices, sites to be seen, etc.
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Day 1 - Arrival in Ankara:
for its rich and unique collections from the
Day 4- Ankara > Diyarbakır: Transfer to
Hittites and others who went over this soil,
the airport for your flight to Diyarbakır.
and the Ankara Citadel which is one of the
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The
best examples of Byzantine fortifications in
rest of the day is at leisure. MEAL: B
existence; visit the Arslanhane Mosque
which was built at the beginning of the
Day 5 - Diyarbakır > Mardin > Adıyaman
14th century and constructed from the
Diyarbakır is a big city located near the
remains of Roman and Byzantine
right bank of the Tigris River (Dicle) and
buildings. Stop by the Mausoleum of
named "the Dark" because of the remains
Atatürk, father of modern Turkey.
of its old black basalt walls which are one
MEAL: B
of the best examples of medieval military
architecture. Visit the impressive city walls
Day 3 - Ankara > Hattusa > Ankara
and the Grand Mosque which includes
In the morning, drive to Bogazkale to visit
many recycled building materials from the
Hattusa, the capital of the powerful
Byzantine and ancient periods. Continue to
Hittites, where numerous cuneiform
Mardin that rises in tiers on the mountain
tablets have been discovered: you will see
slope and overlooks the vast plains of
Hattusa
Mardin
Balikli Gol, Urfa
Mesopotamia. You will stroll through the
1st century BC, Antiochus I, King of
temple from 9000 BC. Continue to Urfa
alleys and stairs of the town to discover its
Commagene, erected a sanctuary of
in time for lunch. Then, explore this
typical houses and monuments such as
statues at the summit where he was
"City of the Prophets" with its rich and
Sultan Isa Medrese, the buildings of the
venerated in the company of other gods
eventful past. Visit the famous Balıklı
Post Office and the Great Ulu Camii, the
such as Apollo, Zeus and Hercules.
Göl, a large pool full of sacred carps
oldest mosque (1176) in the city with its
Antiochus' tomb is believed to be buried
with the mosques reflected in its
remarkable minaret. Also visit the Syriac-
beneath. You will visit this stunning site
waters. Stroll through the busy and
Jacobite Deyrul Zaferan Monastery
where these monumental statues of fallen
colorful bazaar, the "hans" with their
located outside of Mardin. At the end of the
gods still reside on terraces with
different guilds and the old quarter with
day, you will cross the Euphrates by ferry
breathtaking panoramic views over the
its traditional corbelled houses.
to reach Adıyaman. MEALS: BLD
region and from where you will watch,
Continue to Gaziantep for an overnight
according to the season, an unforgettable
stay. Visit the old quarters surrounding
Day 6 - Adıyaman > Nemrut Dag >
sunrise or sunset.
the fortress and the Archaeological
Adıyaman: A full day to explore Eski Kahta
MEALS: BLD
Museum where the superb Roman
where you will see Karakus Tumulus (a
mosaics from Zeugma are displayed.
burial sanctuary), and Cendere Bridge,
Day 7 - Adıyaman > Urfa > Gaziantep:
erected by the XVI Legion in honour of
Early in the morning, drive to Harran: the
Roman Emperor Septimus Severus and
ancient city where Abraham is said to have
Day 8- Gaziantep > Istanbul
Arsameia on the Nymphaios (Eski Kale)
spent several years of his life. Explore this
Transfer to Gaziantep Airport for your
with its cult monuments and reliefs. Then
ancient village known for its remains of the
return flight via Istanbul.
continue your drive to the National Park of
largest ancient Islamic university and
MEAL: B
Nemrut Dag. Inside the park, ascend
distinctive "beehive" houses, aptly named
Mount Nemrut to its famous summit. At
for their unique cone-shaped roofs. On the
7,000 feet, Mount Nemrut is the highest
road, visit the recently discovered Göbekli
mountain in northern Mesopotamia. In the
Tepe excavations to see the world's first
MEALS: BL
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Mausoleum of Atatürk, Ankara
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I n The Steps of St. Paul
15 NIGHTS GUIDED TOUR / SAMPLE ITINERARY
Pergamum
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along the Salt Lake into the heart of central
Anatolia to the volcanic region of
Cappadocia. On the way, stop at
Agzıkarahan, a 13th century Seljuk
caravanserai. MEALS: BLD
Day 1 - Arrival in Ankara:
Upon arrival at Ankara airport, you are met
by your Pacha Tours representative and
escorted to your hotel. Welcome Dinner.
MEAL: D
Day 2 - Ankara > Cappadocia: Visit the
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations which
displays rich and unique collections of the
Anatolian civilizations, such as treasures of
the Hittite Empire. Visit Anıtkabir, the
Mausoleum of Atatürk, the father of
modern Turkey. After lunch, you will drive
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Day 3 - Cappadocia: A full day tour to
discover the early Christian heritage of
Cappadocia. A fantastic region which once
provided remote places of dwelling and
retreat for the early Christian communities.
Visit the Red Valley en route to the Goreme
Valley, now an open-air museum; Goreme's
churches were carved into the stone
between the 7th-13th centuries. Inside they
are decorated with fine biblical frescoes.
You will also visit Avcilar Valley, Kiliclar
Valley with their old cave-dwellings and
fairy chimneys, and the Valley of the Pigeon
Houses. MEALS: BLD
Day 4 - Cappadocia > Tarsus > Mersin
In the morning, you will visit the
Underground City, organized as a shelter in
periods of invasion. Then, you will head
south to Tarsus, the birthplace of St Paul.
Visit St. Paul's Well from which you may
drink Holy water, and St. Paul's Church
where the Vatican organized the St. Paul
Symposium and Ceremony in 1992 and
1993, Ulu Cami Mosque, Eski Cami Mosque,
and the Gate of Cleopatra crossed by the
Egyptian queen and Mark Antony when they
met in Tarsus. Continue to Mersin.
MEALS: BLD
Day 5 - Mersin > Antakya > Mersin:
Drive to the Biblical city of Antioch
(Antakya) through the Plain of Issus
(Dortyol). Visit the Grotto of St. Peter, a
cave church where the Apostle Peter is
believed to have first celebrated mass.
It has been designated by the Vatican as a
place of pilgrimage. Also visit the Mosaic
Museum. Continue to Seleucia of Pieria to
visit the ancient seaport of Antioch from
which Paul and Barnabas set sail on their
1st missionary journey. MEALS: BLD
Day 6 - Mersin > Konya / Drive to Silifke,
en route stop at Kanlıdivane, the ancient
Kanytelis. Near Silifke, visit Ayatekla
Since 1986, Pacha tours has been a leading provider of group tours. We serve a wide range
of interest groups from archeology associations to culinary programs. Our religious tours,
such as “In the Steps of St. Paul” give a unique experience for believers.
Day 7 - Konya > Antalya: / Explore Konya,
known as Iconium in the days of St Paul.
You will visit the Museum of Mevlana, the
famous mystic and poet who founded the
Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes in the
13th century. Also visit the Medrese of
Karatay and the Mosque of Aladdin. Lunch
en route at lovely Lake Beysehir. Upon
arrival in Yalvac, visit the Archaeological
Museum and the site of Antioch of Pisidia.
Drive to Antalya. MEALS: BLD
Day 8 - Antalya > Demre > Antalya
Drive to the ancient city of Phaselis located
in the middle of pinewood; Phaselis was the
most important port city in the region.
Continue to Myra where Paul set sail on his
journey to Rome, and where Lycian rockcut tombs that overlook the Roman theatre
can be seen. At Demre, where the legend of
Santa Claus began, visit the Church of St.
Nicholas built over the tomb of the
martyred saint who was bishop of Myra.
After lunch, (if weather conditions permit)
motorboat ride to Kekova Bay to explore
the ruins of the Sunken City in the
crystalline waters, and the Lycian
sarcophagi of Simena, one of which,
emerging from the sea, has become the
symbol of the pretty Kaleköy village.
MEALS: BLD
Day 9 - Antalya > Aspendos > Antalya:
Drive to Aspendos; its 2nd century AD
theatre is the best preserved Roman
theatre in Asia Minor. After lunch, continue
to Perge visited by St. Paul on his first
missionary journey. Also visit Side, an
ancient city. Drive back to Antalya to stroll
in the narrow streets of the picturesque old
pilgrimage. For lunch, you will proceed to
Sirince, a picturesque charming village.
Back in Selcuk, you will visit the Basilica of
St. John with the Tomb of the Apostle and
the museum. MEALS: BLD
St. Paul's Church, Tarsus
town (kaleici) with its typical wooden houses
overlooking the marina. MEALS: BLD
Day 10 - Antalya > Aphrodisias >
Pamukkale: Drive to Aphrodisias, dedicated
to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love
and Fertility. After lunch, continue to
Pamukkale, a unique natural site. In
Pamukkale, you will also visit Hierapolis, an
ancient city and Roman health spa where
Philip moved before 70 AD, and where he
was later martyred. MEALS: BLD
Day 11 - Pamukkale > Sardis > Izmir
You will be able to visualize four biblical
references which were four of the Seven
Churches of Revelation. In the morning, visit
Laodicea which, in the 1st century AD,
formed a triad of cities in the area with
Hierapolis and Colossae. Then, depart for
Philadelphia where you will see the remains
of the church named after St. John. Proceed
to Sardis and after lunch, visit the remains
of the ancient city. Continue to Izmir, ancient
Smyrna. Visit the Church of Polycarp. In the
evening, you will have the opportunity to
take a stroll along the lovely waterfront
boulevard and enjoy a dinner at one of the
restaurants there. MEALS: BLD
Day 13 - Izmir > Pergamum >Bursa:
Discover the two cities of the Seven
Churches of Revelation. First, Thyatira,
then proceed to Pergamum to explore this
ancient city where parchment was
invented; you will see the Acropolis and
the Asclepion, a sanctuary and a healing
center dedicated to Asclepius, the god of
healing. Also visit the Red Courtyard with
the remains of a church dedicated to St.
John. Continue to Bursa. MEALS: BLD
Day 14 - Bursa > Iznik > Istanbul:
Explore the city of Bursa, first capital of
the Ottomans between 1326-1364. Visit the
Green Mosque, the Green Mausoleum, the
Tombs of the Sultans, the Silk Bazaar and
the Ulu Camii (Great Mosque), with its
twenty domes. After lunch you will proceed
to Iznik, the ancient Nicaea. Nicaea is
known for the two ecumenical councils
which were held there in the Byzantine
times. Continue to Istanbul. MEALS: BLD
Day 15 - Istanbul: Visit the Blue Mosque,
the Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, and the
Topkapi Palace. End the day at the
historical Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest
covered market places in the world. Enjoy
a farewell dinner at a downtown
restaurant. MEALS: BLD
Day 16 - Departure / Transfer to
the airport. MEAL: B
St. Paul's Well, Tarsus, Turkey
Day 12 - Izmir > Ephesus > Izmir
Drive to Ephesus, one of the most
fascinating cities in the ancient world which
was among the Seven Churches of
Revelation. You will also see the remains of
the Temple of Artemis which was one of the
Seven Wonders of the World, and visit the
House of the Virgin Mary which has been
designated by the Vatican as a place of
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(Meryemlik) which contains the remains of
a 5th century church built on the site of the
cave where Saint Tekla, who is considered
to be the first martyred woman, died. Then
drive hinterland, visit the site of Alahan
Monastery. After lunch, continue to
Manazan, a Byzantine city-monastery
carved into the rocky hillside. Continue to
Lystra which has also had the honor of
being declared a place of pilgrimage by the
Vatican. Arrive in Konya in the evening.
MEALS: BLD
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Useful Information for countries
Greece:
Passport / Visa Procedures:
• US Citizens: You do not need a visa to visit
Greece for up to 90 days, but you must have a
valid passport of at least 3 months at the time of
travel.
• Non-US citizens: Please check with your local
Greece consulate or online at http://www.mfa.gr
/usa/en/consulate-general-in-new-york/ as the
procedures and requirements vary depending on
your nationality.
Archeology Museum, Istanbul
Turkey:
Passport / Visa Procedures:
• US Citizens: You can obtain your online visa
through: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
Please note that your passport should be valid
for at least six months at the time of travel.
• Non-US citizens: Please check with your local
Turkish consulate or online at
http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/
ConsularServices.aspx as the procedures and
requirements vary depending on your nationality.
Weather:
• Although weather patterns vary in Turkey, the
climates in most major cities may be compared
to regions in the US: Istanbul = Washington DC;
Southern Turkey = Southern Florida; Cappadocia
= Denver, CO; Izmir/Ephesus = Northern Florida
Weather:
• Spring (May, June) and autumn (September,
October) are the best times for sightseeing. You
may want to travel in July and August to enjoy
the Greek islands and their beaches.
Currency:
• The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR).
• As of September 2014, 1 US dollar equals 0.77
Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Please notify your bank/credit card company of
the dates that you will be abroad and don't forget
to get a 4 digit pin code for your credit/debit
cards.
Telephone calling codes / Time
• From the USA to Greece:
011+30+area code+phone number
• From Greece to the USA:
001+area code+ phone number
• Greece is 7 hours ahead of Eastern standard
time.
US Embassy in Athens
• Phone: (30) 210 721 2951
• Address: 91 Vasilisis Sophias Avenue 10160
• Website: http://athens.usembassy.gov/
Currency:
• The unit of currency is the Turkish lira (TL).
• As of September 2014, 1 US dollar equals 2.21
Turkish lira. Major credit cards are widely
accepted. Please notify your bank/credit card
company of the dates that you will be abroad and
don't forget to get a 4 digit pin code for your
credit/debit cards.
Morocco:
Passport / Visa Procedures:
• US Citizens: You do not need a visa, but you
must have a valid passport of at least 6 months
at the time of travel.
• Non-US citizens: Please check with the
Moroccan Consulate or online at
http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/ as the
procedures and requirements vary depending on
your nationality.
Weather:
• It's hot and sunny year round, but the
temperatures are milder November-February.
While the day temperatures are pleasant, the
night temperatures could be colder.
Currency:
• The local currency is the Moroccan Dirham
(MAD).
• As of September 2014, 1 US Dollar is 8.58
Dirham. Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Please notify your bank/credit card company of
the dates that you will be abroad and don't forget
to get a 4 digit pin code for your credit/debit card.
Telephone calling codes / Time
• From the USA to Morocco:
011+212+phone number
• From Morocco to the USA:
00+1+ phone number
• Morocco is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard
time.
Telephone calling codes / Time
• From the USA to Turkey:
011+90+area code+phone number
• From Turkey to the USA:
001+area code+ phone number
• Turkey is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard
Time
US Embassy in Rabat
• Phone: (2123) 766 8286
• Address: 2 Avenue de Mohamed El Fassi Rabat,
• Website: http://rabat.usembassy.gov/
US Consulate in Istanbul
• Phone: (90) 212-335 90 00
• Address: Üç Sehitler Sokak Nº2 Istinye 34460
• Website: http://istanbul.usconsulate.gov/
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Water carrier, Rabat
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Uzbekistan:
Passport / Visa Procedures:
• US Citizens: Obtaining your entry visa is an easy process, but can take up to two weeks. Please
note that your passport should be valid for at least six months at the time of travel. Tourist visas
can be obtained at the embassy by presenting a Letter of Invitation (LOI) which will be issued by
our Uzbek travel agency, after receiving approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The following information is required for the Letter of Invitation:
• Full name, gender, citizenship (also previous citizenship if changed), marital status (if
married, full name of spouse required) • Home address and telephone number
• Scanned pages of passport with any stamps and visas, and cover page (with details)
• Letter/Certificate of Employment with denoted position, with official letterhead (with address
and telephone number) • Place of visa application (New York or Washington DC.)
The following information is required for the visa application:
• Letter of Invitation • 1 recent passport-sized color photo
• 1 completed and signed visa form print out • Passport
• Money order for visa fee • Self-addressed prepaid courier package for passport return
• Non-US citizens: Please check with the Uzbekistan Consulate or online at
http://uzbekconsulny.org/consulate/index.php/ en/en-visa-information as the procedures and
requirements vary depending on your nationality
Weather: • Spring (April – June) and autumn (September – October) are the most pleasant
times to travel. The weather is mild, and in April the desert blooms briefly. In Autumn, it is
harvest time and the markets are full of fresh fruits.
Currency: • The local currency is Uzbek Sum (UZS). As of September 2014, 1 US Dollar equals
2355 Uzbek Sum. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Please notify your bank/credit card
company of the dates that you will be abroad and don't forget to get a 4 digit pin code for your
credit/debit cards.
Telephone calling codes / Time
• From the USA to Uzbekistan: 011+998+area code+phone number
• From Uzbekistan to the USA: 8 + 10 + 1+area code+ phone number
• Uzbekistan is 9 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time
Kyrgyzstan:
Passport / Visa Procedures:
• US Citizens: You do not need a visa to visit
Kyrgyzstan for up to 60 days, but you must have a
valid passport of at least 3 months at the time of
travel.
• Non-US citizens: Please check with the
Kyrgyzstan Consulate or online at
http://www.kgembassy.org/ as the procedures
and requirements vary depending on your
nationality.
Weather:
• Spring (April – June) and autumn (September –
October) are the best times to travel. The climate
is cold in the winter months and extremely hot in
the summer.
US Embassy in Tashkent
• Phone: (998) 71 120 5450
• Address: 3 Moyqorghon St. 5th Block,Yunusobod 100093 Tashkent
Telephone calling codes / Time
• From the USA to Kyrgyzstan:
011+996+area code+phone number
• From Kyrgyzstan to the USA:
00+1+area code+ phone number
• Kyrgyzstan is 10 hours ahead of Eastern
Standard time.
US Embassy in Bishkek
• Phone: (996-312) 551-241
• Address: 171 Prospect Mira Bishkek 720016
• Website: http://bishkek.usembassy.gov/
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Currency:
• The local currency is the Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS).
• As of September 2014, 1 US Dollar is 53.94 Som.
Major credit cards are widely accepted. Please
notify your bank/credit card company of the dates
that you will be abroad and don't forget to get a 4
digit pin code for your credit/debit card.
• Website: http://uzbekistan.usembassy.gov/
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Useful Information for countries
Turkmenistan:
Passport / Visa Procedures:
• US Citizens: Obtaining your entry visa is easy, but a process that can take two weeks.
Please note that your passport should be valid for at least six months at the time of travel.
Tourist visas can be obtained at the embassy by presenting a Letter of Invitation (LOI), which will
be issued by our Turkmen travel agency.
The following information is required for the Letter of Invitation:
• Full name, gender, citizenship (also previous citizenship if changed), marital status (if
married, full name of spouse required) • Home address and telephone number
• Scanned pages of passport with any stamps and visas, and cover page (with details)
• Letter/Certificate of Employment with denoted position, with official letterhead (with address
and telephone number) • Place of visa application
The following information is required for the visa application:
• Letter of Invitation • 1 recent passport-sized color photo • 1 completed and signed visa form
print out with one photo passport glued to the form • Passport • Money order for visa fee
• Self-addressed prepaid courier package for passport return
• Non-US citizens: Please check with the Turkmenistan Consulate or online at
http://turkmenistanembassy.org/visa-requirements/ as the procedures and requirements vary
depending on your nationality.
Weather: • Spring (April – June) and autumn (September – October) are the best times to travel.
Turkmenistan’s climate is dry and summers can be extremely hot.
Currency: • The local currency is the Manat (TMT). As of September 2014, 1 US Dollar is 2.85
Manat. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Please notify your bank/credit card company of
the dates that you will be abroad and don't forget to get a 4 digit pin code for your credit/debit
cards.
Telephone calling codes / Time
• From the USA to Turkmenistan: 011+993+area code+phone number
• From Turkmenistan to the USA: 8 + 10 + 1+area code+ phone number
• Turkmenistan is 9 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time.
Passport / Visa Procedures:
• US Citizens: As a pilot program, you do not
need a visa until July 15th 2015, but you must
have a valid passport of at least 3 months at the
time of travel.
• Non-US citizens: Please check with the
Kazakhstan Consulate or online at
http://www.kazconsulny.org/ as the procedures
and requirements vary depending on your
nationality.
Weather: • Spring (April – June) and autumn
(September – October) are the best times to
travel. The climate is cold in the winter months
and extremely hot in the summer.
US Embassy in Ashgabat
• Phone: (9931) 294 0045
• Address: 9 1984 Street Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744000
• Website: http://turkmenistan.usembassy.gov/
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Currency: • The local currency is the
Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT).
• As of September 2014, 1 US Dollar is 181.89
Tenge. Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Please notify your bank/credit card company of
the dates that you will be abroad and don't forget
to get a 4 digit pin code for your credit/debit card.
Telephone calling codes / Time
• From the USA to Kazakhstan:
011+7+phone number
• From Kazakhstan to the USA:
8+10+1+ phone number
• Kazakhstan is 10 hours ahead of Eastern
Standard time.
US Embassy in Astana
• Phone: +7 (7172) 70-21-00
• Address: Rakhymzhan Koshkarbayev Av. Nº 3.
Astana
• Website: http://kazakhstan.usembassy.gov/
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Kazakhstan:
Terms and Conditions
Bookings and Deposits
• Guided Tours: Bookings should be made as early
as possible to guarantee the departure of your
choice. A deposit of $250 per person is required at
the time of booking. Your booking is confirmed
upon receipt of your deposit at Pacha Tours
International, Inc.
• All other tours: Deposit is proportional to the
cost of the trip. After a booking is processed, there
is a $75 charge for each revision. The cancellation
penalties of these tours vary and will be outlined
on your proposal.
Unused Arrangements
• Because the rates of Pacha Tours International,
Inc. are based on group participation or minimum
number of nights requirements, no refund can be
made for any accommodation, service, or feature
not used. If cancellation occurs while the trip is in
progress, no refund can be made for the portion
not used. All other claims for refunds must be
made within 30 days after completion of the trip;
otherwise no refunds will be made. All appropriate
receipts and documentation must accompany the
refund request. We strongly recommend the
purchase of “trip cancellation” insurance. .
Cancellation Policy
• Deposit toward a booking constitutes full
knowledge and acceptance of the cancellation
policy. Cancellation must be received in writing
(along with all travel documents) before it is
processed. Regardless of the cause, the following
terms will apply upon cancellation of our regular
tours. Special tours or promotional tours may
have different cancellation terms.
Land Portion Penalties (per person)
• Booking to 61 days prior to departure: $250.
• 60 days to 15 days prior to departure: 50% of
total cost.
• 14 days to 7 days prior to departure: 75% of total
cost.
• Less then 7 days to departure or while on trip:
100% of the total cost.
• The $250 non-refundable deposit can be
credited to another tour if purchased within one
year. Passenger must present a copy of the invoice
in order to claim credit.
• For some tours (such as special promotion,
winter specials, etc.) full non-refundable payment
may be required at the time of booking. In this
case, there will be no refund made in case of
cancellation.
Airfare Penalties (per person)
• Canceling or changing of air reservation before
or after departure may result in airline penalties
ranging from $200 to the total cost of ticket
depending on the airline.
Cost of the Tour Does Not Include
• International and/or domestic air transportation
unless specifically stated; other wise, expenses of
passport, visas, expenses on the United States
mainland, laundry, wines, liquor, mineral water,
and all items of a personal nature; items not on
set menus, expenses of guides, buses or cars for
sight-seeing not included in the itinerary,
excessive baggage charges, health, accident,
baggage, and “trip cancellation” insurance; also
tipping for room service and other personal
services, gratuity to the tour and driver, and other
items not mentioned as being included.
Insurance
• Pacha Tours International, Inc. cannot be held
responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of
personal luggage and belongings, nor can we be
liable for personal injury, accident or illness. In
most foreign countries, insurance coverage of
personal injury, accident or illness is not available
on the basis of U.S. standards. That is why we
strongly urge you to check with your insurance
agent to make sure you are adequately covered for
any eventualities. You can purchase additional
insurance from either your insurance broker or
directly by us to cover luggage, personal effects
and accident and health. We strongly recommend
the purchase of “trip cancellation” insurance.
Passports and Visas
• It is the clients’ responsibility to make sure they
have valid passports and visas to enter their
destination countries.
Important Notice
• Pacha Tours International, Inc. reserves the
right to decline or retain any person as a
passenger if a person's health, mental condition,
physical infirmity, or general deportment impedes
the operation of the tour, or the rights, welfare, or
enjoyment of other tour passengers. In this case, a
refund of unused land tour services is the limit of
Pacha Tours International, Inc.'s liability. Pacha
Tours reserves the right to not operate any one of
the tours offered without notice. On rare
occasions, we may need to cancel your tour if
there is insufficient demand for your particular
tour. If we have to cancel your tour for any
particular reason, we will inform you as soon as is
reasonably possible. In these circumstances, we
will, if we are able to do so, offer you an alternative
tour of equivalent or closely similar standard and
price at no extra cost, or a less expensive holiday,
in which case we will refund the difference in
price. If you do not wish to take the alternative you
will receive a full refund of the amount paid.
Airlines Clause
• The IATA Carriers, steamship lines and other
transportation companies whose services are
featured in these tours are not to be held
responsible for any act, omission, or event during
the time passengers are not on board their
respective conveyances. The passage contract in
use by these companies when issued shall
constitute the sole contract between the
companies and the purchaser of these tour and/or
passage. Pacha Tours does not assume
responsibility for cancellation fees of apex or any
special airline fares due to itinerary or departure
changes. Air prices are subject to change.
Airline Baggage Regulations
• Please check with airline for up-to-date baggage
allowance permitted. Carrier liability for
passenger’s baggage is clearly stated on the
passenger contract included on all tickets or can
be found on file for inspection at the offices of the
carrier. Liability to checked and unchecked
baggage shall in no event exceed the actual loss
incurred by the passenger, subject to proof of the
amount of the loss.
Responsibility:
• Pacha Tours International, Inc. reserves the
right, without notice, to withdraw any part or all of
the tour and to make such changes as may be
necessary and the extra cost, if any, resulting
therefore shall be paid by the tour members.
Except where otherwise stated, Pacha Tours
International, Inc. acts only as an agent in securing
hotel, transportation, and other travel services and
in no event shall Pacha Tours International, Inc. be
liable in the event of any failure by any person or
company to render any transportation, lodging or
other travel services to be provided on the tour. All
hotels, transportation and other travel services
are provided to tour members subject to all the
terms and conditions under which they are offered
to the public generally. Neither Pacha Tours
International, Inc. nor its agents shall be liable for
any personal injury, property loss or other damage
to any tour member sustained on the tour whether
arising out of or incident to the tour or otherwise.
Pacha Tours is not responsible for luggage lost by
airlines or left behind by passengers; any costs
incurred will be the responsibility of the
passenger. Any dispute arising out of this trip will
be settled in the courts of the city of New York, NY.
Force Major Pacha Tours will not be liable for any
failure to perform its obligations where such
failure is as a result of Acts of Nature (including
fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other
natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign
enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or
not), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection,
military or usurped power or confiscation,
terrorist activities, nationalization, government
sanction, blockage, embargo, labor dispute, strike,
lockout or interruption or failure of power sources.
Note
• Inclement weather may necessitate changes in
the itinerary as outlined in the responsibility
clause. There may also be other circumstances in
which changes (such as hotel replacements)
become necessary or advisable. Any savings
realized by these changes will be passed on to the
passengers, any resultant expenses shall be borne
by the passengers.
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Deposit toward a trip constitutes full
knowledge and acceptance of all
Terms and Conditions.
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