Wonders Of Turkey

 

 

10 Days from $1399 Land Only

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3 Nights Istanbul, 2 Nights Cappadocia, 1 Night Pamukkale, 2 Nights Kusadasi, 1 night Canakkale


DAY 1, FRI: ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 2, SAT: ISTANBUL
Today enjoy a tour of Istanbul. You will visit Hagia Sophia Church, now a museum, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Evening at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 3, SUN: ISTANBUL / ANKARA / CAPPADOCIA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ankara, capital of Turkey. Upon arrival visit the famous Museum of Ancient Civilization and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic. After lunch depart for Cappadocia. (B,L,D)
DAY 4, MON: CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast board the motor coach for the full day tour of Cappadocia. Visits include the natural citadel of Uchisar, the Subterranean City of Kaymakli, built in 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution, in which a visitor can descend several levels. After lunch visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Cavusin, the Pasabag Valley and the Avanos Village. (B,L,D)
DAY 5, TUE: CAPPADOCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE
Today depart for Konya. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana. After lunch continue to Pamukkale. (B,L,D)
DAY 6, WED: PAMUKKALE / APHRODISIAS / KUSADASI
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the city's Roman and early Christian remains and Pamukkale's natural thermal cascades. Drive to Aphrodisias, an ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love. Continue to Kusadasi. (B,L,D)
DAY 7, THU: KUSADASI / EPHESUS / KUSADASI
After breakfast drive to Selcuk to visit the worldfamous city of Ephesus. Admire the architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsus and the Great Amphitheater where St. Paul preached. Visit includes the Shrine of Virgin Mary. After lunch return to Kusadasi. (B,L,D)
DAY 8, FRI: KUSADASI / PERGAMUM / TROY / CANAKKALE
Drive to the ancient city of Pergamum for sightseeing. Continue to Troy, setting of Homer's epic, famous for its wooden horse used by the Greeks to conquer the city. Drive to Canakkale for overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 9, SAT: CANAKKALE / ISTANBUL
After breakfast depart for Istanbul. Briefly visit the famous First World War front-line city of Gallipoli. Cross Dardanelles by ferry and proceed on to Istanbul. (B,L)
DAY 10, SUN: ISTANBUL
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul airport. (B)

The distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale is 622 km, approx. 10 hours driving including visits and stops.

* Kusadasi stay may be substituted with Izmir stay at the Anemon or Ontur hotels.


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