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Day 1: Istanbul

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure

Day 2: Istanbul - Canakkale

After breakfast we will drive to Gallipoli ; where you will visit naval battle that took place in the Dardanelles prior to the army landings. We will see Johnston's Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels), Brighton Beach and Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove where the Dawn Service is held on Anzac Day every year, Ari Burnu Cemetery, where the Dawn Service was held until 1999, Australian Memorial at Lone Pine with pectacular views, The Nek where the tragic charge of the Light Horse took place, The New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair and Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 3: Canakkale - Kusadasi

Today we will drive to Troy; is the ancient site written about by Homer in the Iliad. As you enter the site a large wooden Trojan Wooden Horse dominates your view. After the tour we will drive to Pergamum; one of the principle centers of Hellenistic civilization, became the capital of the flourishing Hellenistic kingdom and attained a high culture in the era boasting a library that rivaled in importance that of Alexandria.You will see the excellent public buildings and monuments as celebrated Library, the steepest theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora.

Day 4: Kusadasi

After breakfast drive to Ephesus Ancient City. Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater had seating for 24,000, which was the site where it is believed St. Paul preached to the Ephesians and is used today for a local spring festival.Then continue to House of Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered.

Day 5: Kusadasi - Pamukkale

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale; beautiful and spectacular natural site, unique in the world with the fairylike, dazzling white, patrified cascade. There you will see the thermal spring water laden with clacareous salt, plunging down the mountain-side has created this natural formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. The thermal water has been used since the Roman period of the therapeutic powers. You will visit the Roman city of Hierapolis with Apollo-Temple competing with Delphi, Monumental Nympheum, a 4th century Basilica and the Theatre. After visiting the best preserved Necropolis, you'll overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 6: Pamukkale - Bodrum

After breakfast you'll be transferred to Bodrum for overnight. Your guide and driver will leave tonight

Days 7-12: Bodrum

Spend the next few days relaxing on the beach.

Day 13: Bodrum

After breakfast you'll be transferred to Bodrum airport

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