DAY 01: FRI - Istanbul
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02: SAT- Istanbul
This morning you will be taken on a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul - Meals: B
DAY 03: SUN - Istanbul - Cappadocia
This morning we depart for Ankara where we will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake, we will arrive in Cappadocia. Optional night tour with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight.
Overnight in Cappadocia - Meals: B, D
DAY 04: MON - Cappadocia
Early morning optional Balloon tour is available. Full day excursion today in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme, and natural fortress in Uchisar. Here we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich his tory behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx and potteries.
Overnight in Cappadocia - Meals: B, L
DAY 05: TUE - Cappadocia- Konya- Pamukkale
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale - Meals: B, D
DAY 06: WED - Pamukkale - Izmir
This morning visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade. We continue our drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) then continue to Kusadasi.
Overnight in Izmir - Meals: B, D
DAY 07: THU - Izmir - Ephesus - Sirince - Izmir
Morning drive to the Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Then, we continue to the Virgin Mary’s House. In the afternoon, experience and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasing the unique leather products manufactured in Turkey.
Overnight in Izmir- Meals: B, L, D
DAY 08: FRI - Izmir - Pergamum - Canakkale
Early departure for Bergama to visit the Acropol with its well-preserved remains before continuing to Troy: the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale.
Overnight in Canakkale- Meals: B, D
DAY 09: SAT- Canakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul
This morning we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th regiment memorial as well as the war museum. Continue to Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul- Meals: B
DAY 10: SUN - Istanbul
You will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for your return flight