Day 1: Arrive Istanbul. Arrive to Istanbul. Our representative will meet you, holding a sign with your name or your agency name on it. Transfer to the hotel. Your tour guide will contact to you to give some brief informations about the next day. Evening is free. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul. Your tour guide will be at the hotel about 08:30 – 09:00h. Drive to the old city of Istanbul. Discover the Roman Hippodrome Square and the St. Sophia Church which is considered one of the worlds greatest architectural marvels. Return to the hotel about 16:30 – 17:00 h. Evening at leisure. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Istanbul - Troy - Canakkale. In the morning Drive to Gallipoli , through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat from Gelibolu (30 min). Before the ferry free time for the lunch. Drive to Troy and visit ancient TROY, see its legendary walls and the replica of the wooden horse. Arrive to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Pergamon - Izmir. Morning Drive to Bergama. Visit the Acropolis, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library. Then visit Asclepion, the ancient healing center and the Red Basilica which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (rev:2-12). Continue to Izmir. Arrive to your hotel about 18:00 Evening at leisure. Overnight in Izmir. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Ephesus - Izmir. Leave for Ephesus, 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).
Day 6: Sardes - Pamukkale. Drive to Sardes capital of ancient Lydia. Visit the Temple of Cybele which later became a church, the famous Synagogue from the third century, the Gymnasium and the new excavation area. See the Golden River Pactalos. Proceed to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: Hierapolis - Aphrodisias - Antalya. Morning tour of Pamukkale, noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine’s forms frozen waterfalls. Drive to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved stadium, the Odeon, the theater and the agora. Continue to the south, arrive to Antalya. Dinner and overnight. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 8: Antalya. Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos and to the award winning Antalya Archaeological Museum. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 9: Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia. Early departure to Cappadocia via Konya. Visit the Mevlana Museum, 13th century Whirling Dervish Monastery. Continue to Cappadocia where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes and where the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. On the road visit a Caravanserai from the Selcuk period. Arrive to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 10: Cappadocia. Full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town, observation of carpet weaving at one of the local workshops. the natural citadel of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).
Note: Tonight, an Optional Folk and Belly Dance Show at one of the cave restaurants in Cappadocia. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 11: Cappadocia - Ankara. Morning drive to Ankara. Visit the Anatolian Civilization Museum and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk in the capital of Turkey. Arrive to the hotel. Evening free. Overnight in Ankara. Includes: (B).
Day 12: Ankara - Bursa. Morning drive to Bursa. On the road we will see the Inegol Forest. Arrive to Bursa. Dinner and overnight. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 13: Bursa - Istanbul. Visit the Green Mosque, the Green Tomb and Bursas colorful Bazaar. Drive to Istanbul. Arrive to Istanbul. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B).
Day 14: Istanbul - End of the Tour.We finish the program at the hotel. End of our services. Includes: (B).
Note: This program is subject to change. However, the content of the program will be respected.
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