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Day 1 Thu: Istanbul
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul
Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453-1852(excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the worlds greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli- Dardanelles- Canakkale
In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D

Day 4 Sun: Troy-Pergamum- Izmir
Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being setting of Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Izmir for overnight. B L D

Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St Mary’s House- Izmir
Tour the ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. B
Optional: Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6 Tue: Izmir- Pamukkale
Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B D

Day 7 Wed: Pamukkale- Bodrum
After breakfast drive to Bodrum and start an explorative tour of Bodrum city by walking around. Overnight in Bodrum. B

Day 8 Thu: Bodrum- Kos
After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day trip to Greek island Kos Dinner and overnight in Bodrum. B D

Day 9 Fri: Bodrum-Antalya
After breakfast depart for Antalya, en route visit famous Termessos Ancient City, then continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B D

Day 10 Sat: Perge-Aspendos-Antalya
This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel. B D

Day 11 Sun: Antalya- Konya-Cappadocia 
Early morning departure for Konya visit mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Afterwards departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 12 Mon: Cappadocia
Early morning optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast  visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Join an optional whirling Dervishes performance. B D

Day 13 Tue: Cappadocia-Ankara 
Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Dinner and overnight in Ankara. B D 

Day 14 Wed: Ankara- Return
Transfer to airport. B

 

Departure Dates 2018 P/P in DBL Single Supl P/P in Triple
April: 19,26
May: 03,10,17,24,31
June: 07,14,21,28
July: 05,19
Aug: 02,23,30
Sep: 06,13,20,27
Oct: 04,11,18,25
$2,180 $850 $2,100