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Welcome to Turkey! Arrive Istanbul airport and transfer to your hotel in Sultanahmet. Rest of day free. Overnight - Istanbul
This morning embark upon a fully guided tour of the only city that spans two continents, Europe and Asia. Before lunch, visit the Hippodrome area - famed as the centre of Byzantine life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400! Continuing, explore the stunning Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, built by Emperor Justinian. Once a church, then a mosque, today it is a museum. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, residence of the sultans for almost 4 centuries and finally the Grand Bazaar (if open) before returning to your hotel. Overnight - Istanbul
Today, visit the Egyptian Spice market (stock up on bargain saffron, spices and Turkish Delight here!) before enjoying a cruise on the Bosphorus - the body of water that separate European from Asian Istanbul. Later, visit the Beyerbeyi Palace in all its sultanate splendour and take in the stunning views atop the city’s highest point - Buyuk Camlica. Return to your hotel and spend the remains of the day at leisure. Overnight - Istanbul
Early this morning, we travel to the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli. Here, we’ll embark upon a guided tour of the region, once the site of fierce fighting and today almost hauntingly beautiful, with its wooded landscape dotted with understated memorials to the war dead. Our guided tour of the region will take in sights such as ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian War Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Blair New Zealand War Memorial and cemetery, the Nek, Johnston’s Jolly and the many fortified trenches still clearly visible amongst the scrub after all these years. Crossing the Dardenelles by ferry we proceed to our hotel for a little rest and relaxation. Overnight - Gallipoli region
Today you return back to Istanbul in time for your flight to Cappadocai. Upon arrival enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Istanbul.
Today we tour the stunning Cappadocia region - an extraordinary national treasure The utter improbability of the seemingly surreal landscapes have to be seen to be believed, where whole troglodyte villages, subterranean churches and fortresses have been hewn from the soft, porous, eerily eroded rock of Cappadocia. Overnight - Cappadocia
Continue touring Cappadocia with a half day sight seeing your of Ilhara Valley. Later this afternoon you board your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination.
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