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10 days - Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Izmir, Ephesus, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli

Tour overview:
This comprehensive tour of western Turkey covers many places a visitor would want to see. Starting in that world city situated on two continents, Istanbul was for a thousand years until May 1453 Constantinople, the capital of the East Roman empire. From here travel to Ankara, today's Turkish capital and return by way of Minor Asia and its famous cities of antiquity to Istanbul.

Day 1 - Arrive Istanbul
Upon your arrival to Istanbul, Turkey, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 - Istanbul
Full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul including the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazzar. (B)

Day 3 - Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia
Morning departure for Ankara. Optional scheduled flight from Istanbul to Kayseri with transfer to Cappadocia available. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum, then depart for Cappadocia, enjoying the picturesque drive along the Salt Lake. (BD)

Day 4 - Cappadocia
Enjoy a full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx and pottery. Optional early morning Hot Air Balloon excursion available. Optional Turkish Night Show with dinner available. (BL)

Day 5 - Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale
Early departure for Pamukkale. Along the way we will visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and also the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya. (BD)

Day 6 - Pamukkale / Izmir
Morning visit of the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis and the lime cascades.Thereafter drive to Selcuk to visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, then continue to Izmir. (BD)

Day 7 - Izmir - Ephesus & Sirince
Morning visit to Ephesus to explore the Greco-Roman ruins. Afternoon continue to Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. We'll have time for shopping and to taste delicious wines of the village. (BLD)

Day 8 - Izmir / Troy / Canakkale
Early departure for Bergama to visit the Asklepion with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy, site of the legendary Trojan War. Afternoon continue to Canakkale. (BD)

Day 9 - Canakkale / Gallipoli / Istanbul
After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles from Asia to Europe, then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and he 57th regiment memorial as well as the war museum. Afternoon arrival to Istanbul. (B)

Day 10 - Depart Istanbul
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2018
 
  Arrive Return Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  Sep 21 Sep 30 $1,450 $1,995
  Sep 28 Oct 7 $1,450 $1,995
  Oct 5 Oct 14 $1,450 $1,995
  Oct 12 Oct 21 $1,450 $1,995
  Oct 19 Oct 28 Sold Out
  Nov 2 Nov 11 $1,325 $1,895
  Nov 9 Nov 18 $1,325 $1,895
  Dec 14 Dec 23 Sold Out
 
  2019
 
  Arrive Return Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  Jan 18 Jan 27 $1,325 $1,895
  Feb 15 Feb 24 $1,325 $1,895
  Mar 15 Mar 24 $1,325 $1,895
  Apr 5 Apr 14 $1,450 $1,995
  Apr 26 May 5 $1,450 $1,995
  May 10 May 19 $1,450 $1,995
  May 17 May 26 $1,450 $1,995
  May 24 Jun 2 $1,450 $1,995
  Jun 7 Jun 16 $1,450 $1,995
  Jun 14 Jun 23 $1,450 $1,995
  Jun 21 Jun 30 $1,450 $1,995
  Jun 28 Jul 7 $1,450 $1,995
  Jul 5 Jul 14 $1,450 $1,995
  Jul 12 Jul 21 $1,450 $1,995
  Jul 19 Jul 28 $1,450 $1,995
  Jul 26 Aug 4 $1,450 $1,995
  Aug 9 Aug 18 $1,450 $1,995
  Aug 16 Aug 25 $1,450 $1,995
  Aug 23 Sep 1 $1,450 $1,995
  Sep 6 Sep 15 $1,450 $1,995
  Sep 13 Sep 22 $1,450 $1,995
  Sep 20 Sep 29 $1,450 $1,995
  Sep 27 Oct 6 $1,450 $1,995
  Oct 4 Oct 13 $1,450 $1,995
  Oct 11 Oct 20 $1,450 $1,995
  Oct 18 Oct 27 $1,450 $1,995
  Nov 1 Nov 10 $1,325 $1,895
  Nov 8 Nov 17 $1,325 $1,895
  Dec 13 Dec 22 $1,325 $1,895
 
  2020
 
  Arrive Return Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  Jan 17 Jan 26 $1,325 $1,895
  Feb 14 Feb 23 $1,325 $1,895
  Mar 13 Mar 22 $1,325 $1,895
 
  Optional flight: Istanbul/Kayseri, Day 3 = $150 per person
 
  Hotels
 
  ISTANBUL    
  Mercure Istanbul Taksim
       
  CAPPADOCIA    
  Dilek Kaya Hotel (Cave Hotel)
       
  PAMUKKALE    
  Doga Thermal    
       
  IZMIR    
  Kaya Thermal Hotel
       
  CANAKKALE    
  Kolin Hotel    
       
  ISTANBUL (last night)
  Sura Hagia Sophia
 
 
Inclusions & Highlights:
  • Accommodation in first class hotels
  • Accommodation in first class hotels
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Local tour guides
  • Porterage
  • Join-in large group tour
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