Day 1, Thu: Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.
Day 2, Fri: Istanbul. Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. Includes: (B).
Day 3, Sat: Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Canakkale. Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove ,Chunuk Bair Lone Pine Cemetery and Kabatepe War Museum then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. Includes: (B, D).
Day 4, Sun: Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi. Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour Ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight. Includes: (B, D).
Day 5, Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House - Kusadasi. Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince. Includes: (B, D).
Day 6, Tue: Kusadası – Pamukkale. Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 7, Wed: Pamukkale – Perge - Antalya. Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon,pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. Includes: (B, D).
Day 8, Thu: Antalya. Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise. Today is a free day with choices of optional tours of Phaselis, a coastal ancient cith or a lazy yacht cruise along turquoise coast of the Mediterranean. Includes: (B, D).
Resort Extension with Golf Facilities :You can extend your stay for a week at Barceló Tat beach Golf resort in Belek (20 miles east of Antalya).
Day 9, Fri: Antalya – Aspendos - Konya. After breakfast depart for Konya.,en route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School, then overnight in Konya. Includes: (B, D).
Day 10, Sat: Konya - Cappadocia. Morning departure for Cappadocia, on the way visit 13th century Agzikarahan caravansarai the land of Fairy Chimneys. We pay a visit to the famous underground city of Saratlı, before we check in our hotel, we wil taste Cappadocian wine in a cave winery. Local dinner in a restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance. Includes: (B, D).
Day 11, Sun: Cappadocia. Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Includes: (B, D).
Day 12, Mon: Cappadocia – Ankara. Morning departure for Ankara, afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Includes: (B, D).
Day 13, Tue: Istanbul. After breakfast drive to Istanbul. Afternoon Optional: half day Bosphorus Cruise, including last minute shopping in the Spice Market. Tonight farewell dinner. Includes: (B, D).
Day 14, Wed: Istanbul. Transfer to the airport. Includes: (B).
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