Best Tours in Turkey 2015

Troy- Sardis-Pergamon -Ephesus - Pamukkale - Antalya - Cappadocia - Istanbul

Journey Through an Ancient World
#4

14Days/13nights 
Guaranteed departures with minimum 2 participants:
 
12 Apr, 31 May, 28 Jun, 06 Sep, 1Nov 2015

Kusadasi Ephesus Pamukkale Antalya appadocia Istanbul

DAY 01 SATURDAY . ARRIVE ISTANBUL
After you meet with your guide at the airport enjoy a short orientation tour. Then transfer to the hotel for a welcome briefing. Evening is free. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 SUNDAY.  ISTANBUL
In the  morning join a full day tour of Istanbul and discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures. Visit the Royal TOPKAPI PALACE, home of the Ottoman Sultans, the Blue Mosque, unique with six minarets, the Roman Hippodrome Square and the ST.SOPHIA CHURCH which is considered one of the worlds greatest architectural marvels. Return to the hotel. Evening at leisure. (B)
DAY 03 MONDAY / ISTANBUL - TROY - CANAKKALE
Morning departure to GALLIPOLI  through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat. Visit ancient TROY, see its legendary walls and the replica of the wooden horse. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. (B,D)
DAY 04 TUESDAY / PERGAMON - IZMIR
Drive to Bergama. Visit the ACROPOLIS, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit ASCLEPION, the ancient healing center and the RED BASILICA which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Izmir. (B)
DAY 05 WEDNESDAY / EPHESUS - IZMIR
Morning departure to  EPHESUS, cradle of early Christianity. 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. (B)
DAY 06 THURSDAY / SARDES - PAMUKKALE
After breakfast morning departure 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.Optional Lunch en route. Proceed to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 07 FRIDAY / HIERAPOLIS - APHRODISIAS - ANTALYA
Morning tour of PAMUKKALE, noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine’s forms frozen waterfalls. Observation of carpet weaving at one of the local workshops. Drive to APHRODISIAS, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved stadium, the Odeon, the theater and the agora. Continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 08 SATURDAY / ANTALYA
Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of PERGE and ASPENDOS and to the award winning ANTALYA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 09 SUNDAY / ANTALYA - KONYA - CAPPADOCIA
Early departure to KONYA. Visit the Mevlana Museum, 13th century Whirling Dervish Monastery. After lunch continue to CAPPADOCIA where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes and where the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight, an OPTIONAL Folk and Belly Dance Show at one of the cave restaurants in Cappadocia. (B,D)
DAY 10 MONDAY / CAPPADOCIA
Full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town, the natural citadel of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)
DAY 11 TUESDAY / CAPPADOCIA - ANKARA
Morning sightseeing in Cappadocia. After lunch, visit the Agzikarahan Caravanserai from the Selcuk period. Drive to Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, via Salt Lake. Evening at leisure. Overnight in ANKARA. (B)
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY / ANKARA - BURSA
Visit the ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATION MUSEUM and the MAUSOLEUM of Kemal Ataturk in Ankara. Drive to BURSA. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 13 THURSDAY / BURSA - ISTANBUL
Visit the Green Mosque, the Green Tomb and Bursas colorful Silk Bazaar. Drive to Istanbul. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
DAY 14 FRIDAY / ISTANBUL - END OF THE TOUR
Escorted transfer to Istanbul airport for flight back. End of our services. (B)

HOTELS TO BE USED ARE:
Istanbul Germir Palas (Special Class)
Canakkale Kolin Hotel (5 Star)
Izmir Moevenpick (5 Star)
Pamukkale Colossae (5 Star)
Antalya Antalya Oteli (5 Star)
Cappadocia Dedeman (5 Star) 
Ankara Moevenpick (5 Star)
Bursa Almira Hotel (5 Star) 

INCLUDING 
- 13 nights hotel accommodation at mentioned hotels (or similar) 
- All transfers 
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Daily breakfast, 7 Dinners 
- Transportation by A/C bus, or A/C van depending on size of group 
- English speaking professional tour guide throughout tour 
- Entry fees to the sites & museums mentioned in the program 
- Portage at hotels 
- Tips to hotel and restaurant staff 
- Service charges & local taxes 

EXCLUDING 
- Flights 
- Drinks and meals which are not listed in the itinerary 
- All personal expenses 
- Turkish Visa Fee 
- Tips to tour guide and driver

2014 Price per person in US$ (Euro rate varies depending the exchange) 

US$ 2113 per person based on double occupancy
US$ 2975 per person based on single
US$ 2062 per person based on triple occupancy

Shorter version of this tour also available (10nights) : Anatolian Treasures

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