Day 1, Saturday: Arrive Istanbul. Meet and greet. A short orientation tour. Then transfer to the hotel for a welcome briefing. Evening is free. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2, Sunday: Istanbul. Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit the Royal Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans, the Blue Mosque, unique with six minarets, the Roman Hippodrome Square and the St.Sophia Church which is considered one of the worlds greatest architectural marvels and the Spice Bazaar. Return to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Includes: (B).
Day 3, Monday: Istanbul - Troy - Canakkale. Drive to Gallipoli, through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat. Visit ancient Troy, see its legendary walls and the replica of the wooden horse. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4, Tuesday: Pergamon - Izmir. Drive to Bergama. Visit the Acropolis, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit Asclepion, the ancient healing center and the Red Basilica which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (rev:2-12). Evening at leisure. Overnight in Izmir. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5, Wednesday: Ephesus - Izmir. Leave for Ehesus, cradle of early Christianity (rev:2-1-7). Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the ancient Ephesus, the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Diana which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Return to Izmir. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Izmir. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6, Thursday: Izmir - End of the Tour. Escorted transfer to Izmir airport for flight back. End of our services. Includes: (B).
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