Tour Highlights: City tour of Istanbul, ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Ancient Troy with the famous wooden horse, Ancient ruins of Ephesus, white lime cascades of Pamukkale, Ancient city of Perge, Optional tour of either Phaselis or a lazy yacht cruise along the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean, Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum
Departures: All Year Round
Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
Cost: From $1660
DAY 1 – Istanbul
Upon arrival into Istanbul, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2 – Istanbul
Full day tour of Istanbul including then Topkapi Palace (excluding harem),Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B
DAY 3 – Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair and Gabatepe War Museum before crossing the Dardanelles to Canakkale. BD
DAY 4 – Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi. BD
DAY 5 – Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage and visit a regional rug production centre. Afternoon Optional Tour of Sardis or Sirince. BD
DAY 6 – Kusadası – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale with its white lime cascades. Visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools within our hotel. BD
DAY 7 – Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya
This morning, drive to Antalya and visit the ancient city of Perge. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. B D
DAY 8 – Antalya: Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours of Phaselis, a coastal ancient city, or a lazy yacht cruise along the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean. BD
DAY 9 – Antalya – Aspendos – Konya
Head to Konya this morning, visiting the famous theatre in Aspendos en route. Visit the Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School. Overnight in Konya. BD
DAY 10 – Konya – Cappadocia
Morning departure for Cappadocia. En route, visit the 13th century Agzikarahan caravansary in the land of the ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and explore the underground city of Sarhatli. Evening Optional Tour: Whirling Dervishes performance. BD
DAY 11 – Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Ballooning over Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, the Red Valley, and enjoy a brief regional pottery workshop in one of the caves. BD
DAY 12 – Cappadocia – Ankara
Heading towards Ankara today, we will also take in the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. BD
DAY 13 – Istanbul
Return to Istanbul today via the scenic route. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends. BD
DAY 14 – Istanbul
Transfer to the airport. B Note: Sunday departure tours in May, Sept and Oct will visit St. Sophia in Istanbul on the Tuesday before heading to Gallipoli, as it is closed on Mondays.
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