Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight Istanbul
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional Half day Bosphorous cruise.
|Day 3||Monday||295 km||Breakfast, Dinner|
|Istanbul - Canakkale|
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Canakkale
|Day 4||Tuesday||369 km||Breakfast, Dinner|
|Canakkale - Kusadasi|
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi
|Day 5||Wednesday||Breakfast, Dinner|
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi
|Day 6||Thursday||177 km||Breakfast, Dinner|
|Kusadasi - Pamukkale|
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale
|Day 7||Friday||739 km||Breakfast, Dinner|
|Pamukkale - Konya - Cappadocia|
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia
|Day 8||Saturday||Breakfast, Dinner|
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia
|Day 9||Sunday||711 km||Breakfast|
|Cappadocia - Ankara - Istanbul|
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Travelers with limited time yet with a desire to cover as much as possible without compromising value, this 10 day tour is for you.
o Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
o Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
o Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
o Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
o Tips except driver and guide
o Entrance fees
o 9 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
o Accommodation in shared twin rooms in stated or similar hotels.
Prices do not include:
o Visits and services not mentioned in program.
o Tips - driver and guide
o Personal expenses and all beverages.
o Visa Fee:You may get your visa online. Please click on E-Visa