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Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Location: Turkey
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Glories of Turkey

Included Highlights

  • Topkapi Palace and St. Sophia Basilica
  • Grand Bazaar, world’s largest and oldest covered market
  • Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
  • Ancient city of Troy
  • Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
  • Pamukkale the Cotton Castle
  • Aspendos and its 1800 year-old theater
  • Mausoleum of Sufi philosopher Mevlana
  • Open Air Museum of Goreme, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Saratli, a secret underground city
  • Hiking through the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara
  • Lunch with locals
  • Special dinners at restaurants

 

Day 1 Thu: Istanbul – Arrival
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.

 

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Covered Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

 

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D

 

Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir

Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy a lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for over night. B L D 

Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Optional: Dinner at local restaurant. L

Day 6 Tue: Izmir – Pamukkale
Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale 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 to visit the Castle of St. Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. B

Day 8 Thu: Bodrum-Kos
After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day 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.B D

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 Roman period. 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 special local restaurants. B D Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance.

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 historical 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 at Ankara B D
Day 14 Wed: Ankara- Istanbul

After breakfast depart for Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optinal halfday Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. It shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafes. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. B D
Day 15 Thu:Istanbul 
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Price Includes:
• First Class hotels with private facilities
• Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner
• Licensed guides throughout Turkey
• Private air-conditioned transportation
• Luggage handling
• Local taxes and service charges
• Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days. Pre or post stay transfers are not included

 

Price Excludes:
• Personal expenses
• Optional tours
• Customary tips to guide and drivers

 

Hotels:

Istanbul:  Conrad Istanbul
Canakkale:  Kolin Hotel (SFC)
Izmir:  Swissotel Grand Efes
Pamukkale:  Doga Thermal Health & Spa
Bodrum:  Doria Hotel
Antalya:  Crowne Plaza (DLX)
Cappadocia:  CCR Cave Resort/Gamirasu Hotel (SFC+)
Ankara:  Hilton Hotel (DLX)
Istanbul:  Conrad Istanbul

 

Departure Dates – 2017 P/P in Double room P/P in Triple room Single Supplement
  • Apr 06, 13, 20, 27
  • May 04, 11, 18, 25
  • June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
  • July 06, 13, 20, 27
  • Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Sep 07 14 21 28
  • Oct 05, 12, 19, 26
$2,564 $1,000 $2,425