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15 Days Wonders of Turkey and Georgia Tour Package

Tour Code:GTP - 103

Duration:15 Days - 14 Nights

Departure:Everyday

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Istanbul City Tour, Bosphorus Cruise, Gallipoli Tour, Troy Tour, Pergamon Tour, Pamukkale Tour, Ephesus Tour, Mtskheta - Gori - Uplistsikhe Tour, Bakuriani Tour, Varzia and Borjomi Tour, David Gareja and Signagi Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Istanbul
Meet with Turkey Travel Bazaar staff at Istanbul International Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. Check into hotel and free day in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour   (B + L)
You will have breakafst at your hotel and you will be picked up for full day Istanbul tour. The tour will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour, you will be transferred back to hotel. This night, you have option for night cruise on the Bosphorus with dinner and Turkis night Show including Belly Dancer. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Gallipoli Battlefields  Tour       (B + L)
Depart early morning from Istanbul for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly and Gallipoli Museum. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 - Troy Tour and  Acropolis of Pergamum  Then Drive to Ephesus   (B + L)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. You will be picked up from your hotel for Troy and Pergamon Tour. This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. Then we tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and Library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Pamukkale Tour and Hierapolis  Ancient City Tour     (B +L)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be picked up from your hotel then drive to Pamukkale. On the way to Pamukkale, we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading towards the the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale where we will tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. At the end of the tour, drive back to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.


Day 6 - Ephesus Tour  and Flight back to Istanbul  (B + L)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. Then you will be picked up from your hotel for Epheus Ancient City Tour. Start the guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey. At the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to Izmir Airport, Evening flight from Ismir to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will meet with our staff then transfer to your hotel. Check into hotel and overnight.


Day 7 - Half Day Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise   (B)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and you do not need to wake up early. You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon for Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car up to Pier Lotti Hill. You will see the Golden Horn part and perfect view of Golden Horn and enjoy with lovley Bosphorus between two continents. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to hotel and overnight in Istanbul


Day 8 - Arrive in Tbilisi      (L + D)
Upon arrive in Tbilisi, you will meet with our local representative and you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into hotel. After a short break, you will be picked up from your hotel for firs day tour. Our first visit will be  Georgian Art Museum - The Museum houses the best-known samples of Georgian artwork. Different collections of the Museum preserve approximately sixty thousand objects. The Museum is distinguished for its Georgian goldsmith pieces dated back to the VIII-XIX Centuries. The most significant exhibits are the icon of Zarzma Monastery, the Chalice of Bedia, Anchistkhati and Khakhuli Triptychs, Processional Liturgical Crosses etc.

Overview of the city, excursions in the old part of Tbilisi; the 4th century Narikala Fortress, an ancient citadel on a steep hill overlooking the city; Metekhi Church (13th c.) - the grave of St. Shushanik the Christian martyr is within the church. Sioni - the cathedral of the 6th-7th cc; sulphur baths - a favorite place of Tbilisi citizens and foreign guests
At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. If you want, you can try sulphur bath with massage.

Day 9 - Visiting Mtskheta - Gori - Uplistsikhe  Then Drive to Bakuriani   (B + L + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel for tour of the regions of Georgia

Mtskheta was the capital of the Georgian kingdom of Iberia during the 4th century BC - 5th century AD. Here Georgians accepted Christianity and the town still remains the center of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. Visit to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI c.) - the largest ecclesiastical construction extant in the country; Jvari Monastery (VI c) - a symbol of Mtskheta;
Then we will g oto Gori where is Stalin's native city to visit the Stalin Museum. The museum has three sections, all located in the town's central square. It was officially dedicated to Stalin in 1957. With the downfall of the Soviet Union and independence movement of Georgia, the museum closed in 1989, but has since been reopened, and is a popular tourist attraction.
On our way to Bakuriani, we will have a stop in Uplistsikhe, it is the cave town is situated seven km (4.3 miles) southeast of Gori on the left bank of river Mtkvari and still amazes the visitors by its dimensions, extraordinary position, refined forms and the beauty of decors. You will find huge echoing halls, long meandering corridor-streets, chambers for pagan worship and even the remains of Georgia's oldest theatre there, and will be impressed by the skill, knowledge, experience and physical and spiritual power of all those, who created this unique monument.

Afterwards, we will head to drive to Bakuriani where is a popular winter and summer resort in the Borjomi district located on the northern slope of the Trialeti Range at 1 700 meters above the sea level. The region is covered by coniferous forests. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Overnight in Bakuriani.

Day 10 - Bakuriani - Varzia and Borjomi Tour      (B + L + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be picked up early in the morning for an excursion to Vardzia. Vardzia is a cave monastery where founded by Queen Tamar in 1185. The monastery was constructed as protection from the Mongols. and consisted of over six thousand apartments in a thirteen story complex. The city included a church, a throne room, and a complex irrigation system watering terraced farmlands. Also we will have a visit to Khertvisi fortress, it is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. It is situated inThe fortress was first build in the 2nd century BC.
On our way back to Bakuriani, we will have a stop in Borjomi to visit Kharagauli National Park. It is a protected area in central Georgia. It also is one of the largest national parks in Europe, it includes six administrative districts stretching from the resort of Borjomi to the town of Kharagauli. Its particular uniqueness is diversity of geographical and ecological zones, landscapes, historical monuments and rich flora and fauna. The park has rapidly developing tourist infrastructure.

Afterwards we will drive back to Bakuriani and transfer you back to hotel. Overnight in Bakuriani.

Day 11 - Drive from Bakuriani to Gudauri   (B + L + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel then you will be picked up and drive through Georgian Military Highway by crossing the Main Caucasian Range at Jvari Pass (2395m.) and we drive to Gudauri.

While we driving to Gudauri, we will have a stop at Ananuri Fortress. Ananuri located in the valley of the river Aragvi (north Tbilisi), along the Georgian Military Highway, is a typical feudal fortress complex dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Upon arrive Gudauri where is located on the southern slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. We will transfer you to your hotel and check in. Overnight in Gudauri.

Day 12 - Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour Then Drive to Tbilisi   (B + L + D)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. You will be picked up from your hotel and drive back to Tbilisi through Kazbegi. We will drive through Military Highway and arrival to Kazbegi. Walk up (1.30 hour trekking) Gergeti Sameba (Trynity) Church, enjoy a pleasant view of Mount Kazbeg (5000). For those who don't wish to trek there will be waiting a car (4X4) to drive up the hill.
Afterwards, we will continue drive back to Tbilisi. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the evening is leisure. If you want you can join the excursion to attend the folk theatre "Nabadi" which is completely different and almost unique with its essence presents new style performance. The long history of Georgia, the country being a crossroad between Europe and Asia is shown in traditional and modern forms of expression, sense of rhythm, folk dances and songs. During the performance you will be treated with a glass of wine and sweets made of grape juice and nuts (Churchxela, Tatara). Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 13 - David Gareja and Signagi Tour  Then Drive to Signagi    (B + L + D)
After enjoy your breakfast at hotel and check out, Turkey Travel Bazaar will pick you up and we proceed to visit David Gareja Monastery, the cave town complex (the cradle of Georgian Christian activity of early and medieval period), where monks live and work. It is situated deep in semi-desert about 75 km south-east of Tbilisi. The Monasteries were founded in the 6th century by the Christian Father St. David. Walk up to Udabno to explore some of the fine frescos of the 8th-13th c. and cave architecture. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region.

Then we will head to visit Ikalto Academy (XII - XIII cc) and Tsinandali. A visit to Chavchvadze's Palace, the residence of the poet and public figure, Kakhetian prince of the 18th c. A. Chavchavadze, English park and the wine cellar (XIXc.) where you will taste wines.

Afterwards, we will depart for Signagi. It is one of the country's smallest towns with a population of 2,146 as of the 2002 census. Sighnaghi's economy is dominated by production of wine and traditional carpets. The town and its environs are also known for their landscapes and historical monuments. Sighnaghi has recently undergone a fundamental reconstruction program and has become an important centre of Georgia's tourist industry.

In Signagi you are invited to have a dinner and taste Georgian wines, learn about old Georgian wine making traditions and listen to Georgian folk songs. Overnight in Signagi.

Day 14 - Drive From Signagi to Tbilisi and Tiblisi Tour   (B + L + D)
After your breakfast in hotel, you will check out and be picked up then drive back to Tbilis. Upon arrive Tbilis, we will visit Tbilisi Open Air Museum where exposes 14 ethnographic zones. Each of them presents the particular historic-ethnographic area of Georgia. Together with the architectural monuments the museum exposes ethnographic materials - different kinds of tools, textile and ceramics. The museum also exposes the V-VI c. basilica of Sioni, as well as a rich collection of the gravestones in relief.

Afterwards, transfer you back to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for you, walk along the city or do little shopping. Enjoy your last night in Georgia. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 15 - Tbilisi - End of the Tour   (B)
You will have breakfast at your hotel then check out. Today is last day in Tiblisi. You will have free time until your flight departure time. You can do last shopping or check out the city. Then you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport regarding to your flight deparute time.

Includes

  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
  • 4 nights hotel in Istanbul with breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Canakkale with breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast
  • Guided Istanbul City tour with lunch
  • Guided Gallipoli tour with lunch
  • Guided Troy tour with lunch
  • Guided Acropolis of Pergamum tour
  • Guided Ephesus tour with lunch
  • Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour with lunch
  • Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
  • Arrival airport transfer from airport in Tbilisi
  • 3 nights hotel in Tbilis
  • 2 nights hotel in Bakuriani
  • 1 night hotel in Gudauri
  • 1 night hotel in Signagi
  • All mentioned meals by the itinerary
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Return airport transfer to airport in Tbilisi

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Drinks
  • Unmentioned services

Notes

In Istanbul Hagia Sophia closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.

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