John is a 25 year old lad who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is a hard worker, respectable to his family roots and a productive member of his society. As a matter of fact, though, he has not taken a proper vacation abroad ever since their family trip to Egypt many years ago when he was still a young kid who clung to his parents for everything he needed. But now that he is a man of his own, he wants to make it count and do something rather meaningful with his time. Aware of his long running heritage, he wants to trace his ancestors and finds out that many of them fought in Gallipoli, Turkey during World War I. He looks up Turkey – realizing that it is not only a historically rich environment but also a heaven of sightseeing. After scouring through a myriad of operators, he settles on Travel Booking Turkey by Imperial Travel Turkey who promise to give him the time of his life with their award-winning, 27 years of expertise in Turkey tours for John’s 8 days in Turkey.
After a good deal of discussions about the possibilities for his upcoming trip, he settles on the 8 Days Western Turkey Tour which is quite extensive. The Turkey tour package he has chosen focuses on some of the best highlights of the country, providing opportunities for visiting both his intended destination and more – packed with amazing spots. As soon as he sets foot in the country, John’s 8 days in Turkey begins as he is met by the staff of Imperial Travel who take him to his hotel in the Old City neighbourhood of Istanbul via a scenic route. There, he is greeted by his travel agent with whom he has been in touch every step of the way. After getting briefed about his journey over a cup of Turkish coffee, he goes to sleep comfortably, accompanied by a gorgeous view of the Bosphorus. The next day is a jam-packed day that takes him through all there is to be seen in the Old City, from the glorious Topkapi Palace to the epicly gargantuan Hagia Sophia Museum. He even gets some time in Grand Bazaar, which is a colorful ancient maze with thousands of stores under one roof. Day three is the big day as he is taken to Gallipoli via a 4,5-hour bus ride with breakfast and lunch on the way. There, he is thoroughly informed about the course of the battle that took place there while everything he looks at is explained in detail. As he moves through the original trenches and burial grounds, his guide assists him with finding the graves of his ancestors and they pay their respects together. After a good night’s sleep, he is introduced to the world-renown ancient city of Troy which is no different than the way it was told in Homer’s Iliad and the way it was recreated in the Hollywood movie aptly named, Troy. Day five is the ultimate day of his trip as he visits the ancient Greek port city of Ephesus which is almost completely intact. This amazing atmosphere is not only a pile of ancient ruins as it is also home to Temple of Artemis – one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World. Moreover, he learns that the House of Virgin Mary is here – a sanctioned place of pilgrimage in Christianity, which is thought to have been the place where she lived her final days. Day six is nothing less than the day before as he is thoroughly guided through three ancient sister cities; Priene, Miletos and Didyma which were cultural capitals of their time. When he gets to day seven; he witnesses the coexistence of natural and manmade miracles in Pamukkale where he visits the calcified water pools known as travertines that are rumored to be the source of Cleopatra’s everlasting beauty. On top of that, he visits the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis which surrounds this breath-taking site. Upon his return to Istanbul, John’s 8 days in Turkey comes to an end as he takes a half-day morning Bosphorus cruise right before his departure flight – because it would not be a proper visit to Istanbul without seeing the channel that makes Istanbul so special. He returns home with a lasting smile on his face and memories that will last him a life time.
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