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Welcome to Turkey! Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Today after breakfast, we visit Pamukkale visiting the region’s famed calcium rich terraced pools. Known locally as the Cotton Castles, they are a natural phenomena and gift of Mother Nature. Pamukkale was formed when warm, calcium rich mineral water cascaded over the cliff edge, cooling and depositing in the process. The calcium built natural shelves and pools on the cliffs, known as travertines. There will be time to paddle our feet as you walk the terraces or opt for a dip in the thermal baths. Visit the Roman Hieropolis, famed for the curative powers of mineral springs, the theatre and Necrapolis before driving to Izmir for the night.
Today, we explore legendary Ephesus - positively the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. 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 Theatre which had seating for 24,000 and was the site where it is believed St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. 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.
Early departure for Bergama to visit the Acropol with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial as well as the war museum. Later we drive to Istanbul where your tour with us comes to an end.
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