Day 1 Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Istanbul (B)
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 3 Istanbul – Ankara (BD)
This morning Optional tour of St.Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. Afternoon departure for Ankara around 15:00 hrs and late arrival at Ankara.
Day 4 Ankara – Cappadocia (BD)
Morning departure to view Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk,father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 5 Cappadocia (BD)
Tour Goreme’s rock chapels decorated with 6th century frescoes, Zelve’s cliff-side Byzantine monastic complex and Uchisar’s natural citadel, Sarhatli underground city. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia
Day 6 Cappadocia - Pamukkale (BD)
Drive to Pamukkale.En route we visit the famous Mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Drive to Pamukkale , dinner and overnight
Day 7 Pamukkale - Kusadasi (BD)
Today is the day to pay an early morning visit 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 in Kusadasi
Day 8 Ephesus & St. Mary’s House - Kusadasi (BD)
Full day tour to the famous ruins of Ephesus and St.Mary’s Cottage Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi Afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince.
Day 9 Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale (BD)
Visit ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum, tour Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight.
Day 10 Dardanelles – Gallipoli - Istanbul (B)
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair, Kabatepe War Museum then drive to Istanbul for overnight
Day 11 Istanbul (B)
Transfer to Airport