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Welcome to Istanbul! Upon arrival we will pick the group up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.
Today we will visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Underground Cistern and Grand Bazaar. Return back to your hotel after the tour.
After breakfast visit Hagia Sophia , Spice Bazaar then you will get on a bosphorus cruise. Return back to your hotel after the tour.
After breakfast at the hotel , drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair ,Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial and the war museum , cross the dardanelles. Overnight stay in Canakkale.
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. Overnight Grand Belish in Kusadasi or similar.
After Breakfast a short drive to visit Ephesus. We will also visit Basilica of St. John and Mother Mary’s house. Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay. Overnight Grand Belish in Kusadasi or similar.
After Breakfast drive through the meander plain and cotton farms , arrive to Pamukkale ,time to enjoy the beauty of lime cascade and visit ancient Hierapolis . You will also visit Temple of Apollo and Martyrium of St. Philip. Continue to your hotel in Pamukkale for overnight.
Today we drive to Fethiye, en route visit ancient ciy of Aphrodisias. Overnight Fethiye.
This morning we drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mudbath.We will also see the Tombs of Kings. In the afternoon we drive to Oldeniz for some relaxing time.Overnight Fethiye
After breakfast. Today we visit the stunningly beautiful Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon, after tracking along the canyon we will continue to Antalya crossing the Tauros mountains. Continue to Kas for overnight. Overnight Hera Hotel Kas.
KAS - ANTALYA Early departure to Antalya. Today visit Patara, Kalkan , Xanthos. ve will also visit church of St. Nicholas . Overnight Antalya.
A full day tour with Phaselis including an ancient city with harbor way, marina, Roman theatre and Hadrianus Gate, and then Yanartas where Greek mythology tells that the Lycian hero Bellerophon mounted his winged horse Pegasus and slew the fire-breathing Chimaera. In the afternoon visit Kaleici, Gate of Hydrian, The Clock Tower, Fluted Minaret and Palm street.
Today before driving to Konya visit Perge, originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 B.C., then to Aspendos that bears one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world. Arrive Konya in the afternoon.
In the morning we will visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana also known as the Green Mausoleum or Green Dome, is the original lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. We continue to Cappadocia and visitng Sultanahn Caravansarai on the way. Arrive Cappadocia in the late afternoon.
After breakfast you will be having a full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, 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 natural fortress in Uchisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Drive to Ihlara, on the way, visit to Guzelyurt ancient name was Gelveri which is the town of one of the old church fathers of Cappadocia with the name Gregory of Nazianzus it has abandoned cave houses and churches with frescos dating back to 10 century . 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. Stop by Selime, a village with cave houses . Continue to your hotel after tour.
Drive to Safranbolu. En route visit Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara which has unique artifacts from Hittites, Urartians, Assyrian Colonies,Phrygians, Greeks and Romans. Drive to Safranbolu for overnight stay in a traditional Ottoman mansion home. Overnight Ebrulu Konak or Asmazlar (limited rooms).
After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test the fine sample of Turkish delights then continue to drive to Istanbul for overnight stay.
Today is sadly your last day with us with your group departure transfer to the port.