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Sample Itinerary - REF TURKEY 643

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Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul and the start of your exclusive journey. You will be met upon arrival at the airport by one of our friendly representatives and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.

Day 2: Istanbul

A guided tour exploring the ancient city includes Topkapi Palace,main residence of Ottoman Sultans , the Saint Sophia Basilica, ancient seat of Byzantine Church, The Blue Mosque, then Roman Hippodrome once used for Chariot races; finally the Grand Bazaar.

Day 3: Istanbul

Today we will escort you to the jetty where you will embark your riverboat cruise that will take pass spectacular Ottoman buildings and luxury apartments affording you an insight into the contrast of this east meets west city. After disembarkation, meet our team who will take you to visit the Beylerbeyi Palace and a visit to the Egyptian spice market.

Day 4: Istanbul

Today between 11:00 - 15:00 you will learn how to cook and of course taste, the delicious delicacies Turkey has to offer. Make your way to the Arena Hotel, renowned for his cooking. Enjoy preparing and learning how to cook a traditional four course meal which concludes with eating what you made in the fantastic rooftop restaurant. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore.

Day 5: Istanbul

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city independently.

Day 6: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Today our rep take you to the airport for the flight to Kayseri. Arriving here our driver is on hand to transfer you to your Cappadocia boutique hotel. Overnight Les Maisons De Cappadoce (Uçhisar Nevsehir)

Day 7: Cappadocia

Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants from the other hotels and visit the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum in Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Overnight Les Maisons De Cappadoce (Uçhisar Nevsehir)

Day 8: Cappadocia - Pamukkale

Returning to Kayseri Airport you take to the sky and fly to Denizli (via Istanbul). Here, our local driver will meet you for the transfer to your Pamukkale Hotel.

Day 9: Pamukkale

Spend the day with our expert guide to visit the incredible white calcium terraces of Pamukkale and ancient Hierapolis, with its Necropolis graveyard of over 1200 graves. The Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium, dating back to third century BC and the sacred pool are some of the highlights of Hierapolis. The shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath.

Day 10: Pamukkale - Bodrum

Today we will drive you to the stunning seaside town of Bodrum. Here, enjoy free time to wander around or go for a swim at the beach.

Days 11-12: Bodrum

Open your eyes this morning to the glistening blue waters of the med. The days ahead are at your leisure to relax and fully enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

Day 13: Bodrum - Kusadasi

Today we make our way onward with a drive to Kusadasi. Here, enjoy time to relax after the journey for this afternoon.

Day 14: Kusadasi

Start the day visiting The Great ancient site of Asia Minor , Ephesus with its temples, library, market, and spectacular, Theater continue to the Virgin Mary’s cottage and the Temple of Diana.

Day 15: Kusadasi

This morning with our guide you head out of town on a visit to Sirince for a half day tour, a village of 600 residents affording you an insight into rural turkish life. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 16: Kusadasi - Canakkale

This morning, departing early we visit Bergama, the site of the ancient city of Pergamum which remained hidden from the modern world until 1871. Pergamum, one of Turkey’s oldest civilised settlements, inhabited since pre-historic times through to Ionic, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. You will have the chance to visit the ancient acropolis situated on top of a steep hill and the aforementioned Altar of Zeus. We continue to Troy, the ancient city made famous by Homer’s Odyssey and the fable of Helen, Achilles and the Trojan horse. Afterwards drive on to Canakkale.

Day 17: Canakkale

After breakfast cross the Dardanelles to visit the evocative battlefields of Gallipoli. In World War 1 the Allies tried in vain to capture Turkey in order to better supply troops in Europe via access to the Black Sea and also open up better supply routes to Russia. It was on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula where the Allies landed and over 11,000 Anzacs lost their lives. Visit key sites such as Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, The Nek and other Turkish and Allied trenches.

Day 18: Canakkale - Ayvalik

Morning or afternoon at your preferred time we will transfer you toyour hotel in Ayvalik. Overnight Grand Temizel (Sarimsakli Plaji, Sarimsakli, Ayvalik Ph: +2663242000).

Day 19: Ayvalik

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to ferry port in time for your onward journey.

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