ASIA MINOR AND MELITOUR PRESENT
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLICAL SITES OF TURKEY

Tour Dates
Oct 5 - 18, 2006 (14 Days)
Oct 19-23, 2006 ( 4 Days, Optional)


TOUR EXTENSION ITINERARY AND PRICE

 

Oct 18,2006 WEDNESDAY AYVALIK
We drive north along the Aegean Sea to Pergamum, which reached its zenith in the second century B.C.E. and equals Ephesus in importance. Pergamum wasone of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Here we visit the Acropolis; the library that rivaled Alexandria; and the Asclepion, a great medical center that peaked under the celebrated physician Galen, who was born here. We continue our drive through a pine nut forest and mountain villages to Ayvalik, Overnight at Ayvalik.

OCT 19, 2006 THURSDAY ASSOS YESILYURT

We drive all the way around the Bay of Edremit, enjoying the coastal scenery, then visit the Temple of Athena, in Assos. (Act -20)We continue to the nearby picturesque village of Yesilyurt. Here we stay overnight in the most luxurious accommodations of the trip -- a hotel overlooking the mountains where mythology tells us that Hera and Zeus married.

OCT 20, 2006 FRIDAY  IZNIK                             
Today our adventure takes us first to Troy. Several ancient cities have been excavated here, but the siteís real romance comes from the decade-long Trojan War, in the thirteenth century B.C.E. The face that launched a thousand ships, the Achilles heel, the wooden horse -- all of it happened here, in Homerís telling of the war in the Iliad.
Our next stop will be Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. We will enjoy the Early Ottoman architecture and how they have contributed to the Islamic art with their calligraphy and tiles.

Oct 21 2006  SATURDAY
VISIT IZNIK FERRY TO ISTANBUL OVERNIGHT IN ISTANBUL
 
Oct 22,  2006 SUNDAY
 End of the tour fly to USA


The Price

US$ 749.- per person in a double room
Single room supplement US$ 150


The price includes :

  • Guide

  • Hotels

  • Meals

  • Entrance fees

  • Ferry to Istanbul

  • Water with the meal
     

Payment and Cancellation

US$     250.-  Deposit  non refundable
US$ -   250.-  15 June 2006 70% is refundable in case of cancellation
US$      249.-  06 Aug 2006  if cancelled with in 60 days after this payment there will be no refund

We strongly recommend you to buy a trip cancellation insurance

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