Day 1 Istanbul:
On arrival you will be met by your guide and transported to your hotel.
Day 2 Istanbul:
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar.
Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (breakfast included)
Day 3 Istanbul:
This morning you are offered an optional tour of St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. Afternoon departure for Ankara around 15:00 hrs and late arrival at Ankara. ( day includes breakfast and dinner )
Day 4 Ankara – Cappadocia:
Morning excursion to view Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Here you will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Overnight in Cappadocia. (breakfast and dinner included)
Day 5 Cappadocia:
Early Morning. An optional Balloon Tour. An unforgetable experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves illuminated by the stunning sunrise of Cappadocia.
After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos,Pasabagi, Red Valley, andexperience a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave.
Dinner and overnight stay in Cappadocia. (breakfast and dinner included)
Day 6 Cappadocia – Pamukkale:
Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Drive to Pamukkale, dinner and overnight stay in Pamukkale. (breakfast and dinner included)
Day 7 Pamukkale – Kusadasi:
Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hierapolis.
Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi.( breakfast and dinner included)
Day 8 Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi:
Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage.
The afternoon provides you with an optional tour of Sardis or Sirince, a beautiful village where time seems to stand still.
Dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi. (breakfast and dinner included )
Day 9 Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale:
Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum, followed by Troy with its famous wooden horse and then continue on to Canakkale for your overnight stay. (breakfast and dinner included )
Day 10 Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul:
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone PineCemetery, Chunuk Bair.Later we drive to Istanbul for your overnight accomodation. (breakfast included)
Day 11 Istanbul – Return:
Transfer to Airport. (B)