13 Nights / 14 Days

Day 1, Thu: Istanbul
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 Bazaar (B).
Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment

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
Morning visit of Troy with its famous wooden horse. Then drive on to Pergamum and enjoy lunch with locals before visiting the ancient medical center in Asclepion of Pergamum. Continue to Izmir for overnight (B, L, D).

Day 5, Mon: Ephesus - St.Mary’s House - Izmir
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage and visit a regional rug production center (B).
Evening Optional: Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 6, Tue: Izmir - Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (White Lime Cascades), visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of the hotel (B, D).

Day 7, Wed: Pamukkale - Perge - Antalya
Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon, pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean coast (B, D).

Day 8, Thu: Antalya
Day at the leisure (B, D).
Optional: Tour of Phaselis, a coastal ancient city or a lazy Yacht Cruise along turquoise coast of the Mediterranean

Day 9, Fri: Antalya - Aspendos - Konya
After breakfast depart for Konya. En route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School. Overnight in Konya (B, D).

Day 10, Sat: Konya - Cappadocia
Morning departure for Cappadocia, the land of Fairy Chimneys. We pay a visit to the underground city of Sarhatli. After visiting a regional carpet center proceed to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia (B, D).
Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance

Day 11, Sun: Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia.

After breakfast, visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was 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, to have a brief upon regional pottery. Also visit Pasabagi and Red Valley (B, D).

Day 12, Mon: Cappadocia – Ankara
Morning departure for the capital city of Ankara through the Salt Lake area. In the afternoon tour of the Ataturk’s Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world (B, D).

Day 13, Tue: Istanbul
After breakfast drive to Istanbul.
Afternoon Optional: Half day Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe with its shores lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks, gardens, restaurants and cafés.

Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner (B, D).

Day 14, Wed: Istanbul
Transfer to the airport (B).

St. Sophia ChurchCCovered BazaarBlue MosqueTopkapi PalaceTroyvirginmarypmkantalyakonyacappankara
Pre Tour Accomodation Rates
Pre Tour Accomodation Rates
Radisson Blue Sisli Hotel
Single: $160
Double: $185
Triple: $220(Net Rates)
Kolin Hotel
Swissotel Grand Efes
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Crowne Plaza
Hılton Garden Inn
Cappadocia Lodge
Hilton Hotel
Radisson Blue Sisli Hotel
Single: $160
Double: $185
Triple: $220(Net Rates)
Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 10, 24, 31
Apr 07, 14, 28
May 05, 12, 19, 26
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Jul 07, 14, 21, 28
Aug 04, 11, 18, 25
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Oct 06, 13, 20, 27
Nov 03, 17
Dec 15

Our Rates Include:
* Deluxe and superior class hotels with private facilities
* Meals where indicated (B: Breakfast  L: Lunch  D: Dinner)
* English speaking licensed guides throughout the tour
* Private air-conditioned vehicle the size of which depends on the number of the participants
* Admission fees as per designated itinerary
* Luggage handling
* Local taxes and service charges
* Arrival and departure transfers – only – on the arrival and departure days

Our Rates Exclude:
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours
* Customary tips to the guides and drivers