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Sample Itinerary - REF TURKEY 198

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Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! Arrival to Istanbul. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to rest.

Day 2: Istanbul

After breakfast in your hotel, there is a full day guided tour which includes St. Sophia the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian in 537 which was the largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the Byzantine Hippodrome with its various monuments including a 3500-year-old red granite obelisk brought from Egypt and erected here in 390 AD. The Ottoman Empire produced marvelous architecture and you'll see two of its finest works: Topkapi Palace, home of the sultans, and the famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. After we venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar.

Day 3: Istanbul

After breakfast you start the tour at the Spice Bazaar and it goes on with Bosphorus Cruise. The journey covers both European and Asian shores will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts like: Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace and Ortakoy. Return to your hotel after the tour.

Istanbul view

Day 4: Istanbul

Day at leisure in Istanbul.

Wooden Horse of Canakkale

Day 5: Istanbul - Canakkale

Depart early morning for our afternoon tour of Gallipoli. After arriving Gallipoli you will visit The World War I open air museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Johnston’s jolly (Turkish and Allied Trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Atfer the tour transfer to your hotel in Gelibolu for overnight.

Day 6: Canakkale

Today we visit the Helles Region, S-Beach, Turkish Monument, French Monument (upon request), V-Beach, Helles Monument, W-Beach, The Lancashire Landing Monument, Alçıtepe Village. Lunch at Maydos restaurant. After the tour return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 7: Canakkale - Izmir

After breakfast at the hotel drive to legendary to Troy; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Crossing the legendary mountain Ida arrival to Pergamum visit Acropolis and Overnight stay in Izmir.

Day 8: Izmir

After Breakfast a short drive to visit Ephesus. We continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village. Return to our hotel for overnight stay.

Day 9: Izmir

Day at leisure in Izmir

Day 10: Izmir

Day at leisure in Izmir

Day 11: Izmir - Bodrum

Today you will be transferred to Bodrum where you will stay for 2 nights.

Day 12: Bodrum

In the morning, visit Bodrum Theater. Then proceed to the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then we visit the Castle of Saint Peter which is now the Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum and Laboratory. Here you can see fascinating underwater findings - some are thousands of years old. All findings displays throughout the castle in a myriad of atmospheric halls and galleries. In the Bodrum Castle tour you may taste the local wine.

Day 13: Bodrum - Fethiye

Today we drive to Fethiye where you will stay for 2 nights

Day 14: Fethiye

Day at leisure in Fethiye.

Day 15: Fethiye - Antalya

Today you will be transferred to Antalya where you will stay in the old town for 2 nights.

Day 16: Antalya

Departure in the morning for our climb up Termessos which is located over the Gulluk Mountain on the north-western part of Antalya where we visit the impressive ruins, perched at an altitude of over 1000 metres. The vast ruins at the site comprise the theatre, odeon, necropolis, temple, cisterns from the Hellenistic and Roman period. Then drive on to Duden Waterfalls, these are the highest in the region. We drive to Perge, the place with the impressive colonnaded street. On then to Aspendos that has one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world.

Day 17: Antalya - Cappadocia

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri via Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia

Day 18: Cappadocia

Morning optional balloon tour. Full day touring with valleys to see the remnants of some older churches, rock formations and Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Stop by Avcilar and pigeons valley to experience the moon-like topography of Cappadocia continue to Open Air Museum in Goreme to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). And Pasabagi Valley. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks.

Day 19: Cappadocia

Our tour starts with walking in Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage” in the Steps of Anatolia up to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: “Valley of the Sky” along the Melendiz River. Rock-cut churches, spread across a wild plantation, surprise you with their successfully painted representations from the Bible. There will be plenty of stops today. Stop by Selime, a village with cave houses at the end of the canyon “moon” like landscape will welcome you.

Day 20: Cappadocia

Day at leisure to explore Cappadocia

Day 21: Cappadocia - Istanbul

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day 22: Istanbul

On this day you farewell to Turkey and we transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

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