Pre – Post Congress Tours


Pre/Post Congress Tour 01 (PRE01/PST01)

Daily Ephesus Tour (Full Day)

Available: 27 May Wednesday (PRE01) or 31 May Sunday (PST01)
Price: 490.00 € (including taxes)
Pick-up: 05:30, Hotels pick-up
Tour ends: 23:00, Hotels
Highlights: Flight to Izmir, Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary
Price include: Flight tickets, tour guide, museum entrance fees, lunch, airport transfers.
Price exclude: Personal expenses, dinner, tips.

Description: Pick up from your hotel at 05:30am. and you will be transferred to the airport to catch 07:00am. flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to Selcuk to join full day tour of the Ephesus Ancient City and the House of Virgin Marry.

You will visit Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After lunch we will visit House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country.

After the tour, you will be transferred tor the İzmir Airport to catch night flight to İstanbul. Upon your arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.



Pre/Post Congress Tour 02 (PRE02/PST02)

Daily Cappadocia Tour (Full Day)

Available: 27 May Wednesday (PRE02) or 31 May Sunday (PST02)
Price: 325,00 € (including taxes)
Pick-up: 04:30, Hotels pick-up
Tour ends: 21:00, Hotels
Highlights: Flight to Kayseri, Cappadocia, Urgup, Avanos, Goreme
Price include: Flight tickets, tour guide, museum entrance fees, lunch, airport transfers.
Price exclude: Personal expenses, dinner, tips.

Description: You will be picked up from your hotel at 04:30 to catch 06:55 flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to Cappadocia. Tour Start from Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley), spectacular fairy chimneys and beautiful land scapes. After Devrent valley, we will visit Pasabag (known as monk valley) where double and triple headed rock formation.

Lunch at Avanos, famous for pottery and Red river (Kızılırmak). After lunch, you will visit Goreme open air museum which heart of Cappadocia. Goreme open air museum famous for wall painting, dates back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The last stop will be Uchisar castle, natural and one of the biggest mass fairy chimney of the region.

After the tour you will be transferred to the Kayseri Airport to catch 19:20 flight back to Istanbul. Upon you arrival to Istanbul, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.



Pre/Post Congress Tour 04 (PRE04/PST04)

Ephesus & Pamukkale Tour (3 Days, 2 Nights)

Available: 25 - 27 May (PRE04) or 31 May – 02 June (PST04)
Price: 775.00 € (including taxes)
Pick-up: 05:30, Hotels pick-up
Tour ends: 21:00, Hotels
Highlights: Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Pirene, Miletus, Didyma
Price include: Flights, private bus during tours, tour guide, museum entrance fees, lunches, accommodation in 5 star hotel and breakfasts.
Price exclude: Personal expenses, dinner, tips.
Description:

Day 1: Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary's House Tour: You will meet with your guide by the lobby of your hotel at 05:30 to catch the flight to Izmir Airport at 07:00 am. Upon your arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to Selcuk for full day Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House Tour. You will visit Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After lunch we will visit House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. Return to the hotel about 16.30. Accommodation in Kusadasi.

Day 2 : Pamukkale Travertenies and Hierapolis Ancient City Tour: Pick up from your hotel at 08:00 and we will visit Pamukkale Travertenies and Hierapolis Ancient City which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish. We stop on the way a t a 4 star hotel for lunch and swimming thermal red waters. Then Visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. Return to the hotel about 17.30. Accommodation in Kusadasi.

Day 3: Prine, Miletus and Didyma Ancient Cities Tour: Pick up from the hotel about 09.00 and drive to Priene. This was once a harbour city but is now located 16 km inland from the sea on the hills of the Mykale Mountain. It has many examples of Hellenic art and architecture. The theatre in Priene is one of the most beautiful ones from The Hellenic World. The Athena Polias Temple was reconstructed by Alexander The Great as a gift to the city. After Priene, you will depart for Miletos. Visit the ancient city of Miletus which once was one of the biggest cities in Anatolia. It was located on the trade routes and it was for this reason that it became very prosperous and had many colonies. Lunch break and then visit to Didyma. This was not a city but a temple dedicated to Apollon. It was once one of the biggest temples in the Hellenic World. After tour you will transfered to Izmir Airport to catch the flight at 19:05. You will be met at the airport and directly transfered to your hotel in Istanbul.


Pre/Post Congress Tour 05 (PRE05/PST05)

Cappadocia Tour (3 Days, 2 Nights)

Available: 25 - 27 May (PRE05) or 31 May – 02 June (PST05)
Price: 590.00 € (including taxes)
Pick-up: 05:30, Hotels pick-up
Tour ends: 21:00, Hotels
Highlights: Flight to Kayseri, Cappadocia, Urgup, Avanos, Goreme
Price include: Flights, private bus during tours, tour guide, museum entrance fees, lunches, accommodation in 5 star hotel and breakfasts.
Price exclude: Personal expenses, dinner, tips.

Description:

Day 1: You will meet with your guide by the lobby of your hotel at 05:30 to catch the flight to Nevşehir Airport at 07:00 am.At Nevşehir airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for refreshment. The tour starts about 09.30 am from your hotel in the morning, we will drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you ll take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there, driving to Avanos to have lunch. After having the lunch you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you ll drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. Then return to the hotel about 17.30. (lunch on the tour) - Accommodation in Cappadocia.

Day 2 : Pick up time is at 09.30 am for a tour on a 4 km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch in Pigeons Valley and then continue to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle. Accommodation in Cappadocia.

Day 3: Pick up time is at 09:30 from your hotel. The tour start from Derinkuyu underground city, deepest underground city of region. After Derinkuyu, you will explore Ihlara valley and melendiz river. Ihlara is famous hiking place of region. After 4 km hiking lunch over Melendiz river. You will taste local foods, cooked by local peoples. Last place is Selime cathedral, wonderfull and huge fairy chimney.

After the tour, you will transfered to Nevşehir Kayseri aitport to catch the flight to Istanbul. You will meet with the driver in Istanbul Ataturk airport and you will be transfered to your hotel.




Cancellation Policy for Pre-Post Congress Tours

  • Minimum 10 participants are required for each tour. TDA reserves the right to cancel the tours if this number is not met. For such cancellations, payments will be fully refunded.
  • All booked pre-post congress tours cancelled before April 24th, 2015 are 50% refundable.
  • No refunds for cancellations made after April 24th, 2015.
  • All cancellations must be done in writing to TDA 2015 Secretariat and valid only upon written confirmation from the congress secretariat.
  • All refunds will be executed after the end of the TDA 2015.
For any inquiries please contact TDA 2015 Secretariat – [email protected]





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