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Day 1: - Marmaris

Welcome to Dalaman! Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in DALAMAN. Hotel Therme Maris.

Day 2: Marmaris

After breakfast you will drive to Marmaris. Marmaris is a busy resort town with beautiful beaches on one side and pine-clad mountains on the other. Once a sleepy fishing town, Marmaris changed in the 1980’s, becoming a popular resort town.

Day 3: Marmaris

Enjoy breakfast and embark on a free day at leisure.

Day 4: Marmaris

Enjoy breakfast and embark on a free day at leisure.

Day 5: Marmaris

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Koycegiz. You will join Koycegiz and Kayakoy tour. Overnight in Marmaris.

Day 6: Marmaris - Bodrum

You will drive to Bodrum after breakfast. You will make your check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 7: Bodrum

In the morning, visit Bodrum Theater (built during Greek and Roman times) Proceed to Mausoleum (tombs of Mausolus King of Halicarnassus) from 377 to 353 BC. He was so pleased with himself that he began the Mausoleum to himself, which his widow (and sister) Artemisia II finished as tomb to beat all tombs, one of the Seven Wonder of the World. Then, visit the Castle of Saint Peter. It is the Bodrum underwater Archaeology Museum and Laboratory. Here you can see fascinating underwater findings some are thousands of years old. In the Bodrum Castle tour you may taste the local wine. The panoramic view from top of the Caste of Saint Peter and also interpretation of traditional, whitewashed Bodrum house.

Day 8: Bodrum - Pamukkale

After breakfast you will drive to Pamukkale. Known locally as the Cotton Castles, Pamukkale is 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. Rest of the day is at leisure

Day 9: Pamukkale - Kusadasi

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblence to cotton piles that it is called 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish.Then visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath.After tour, we will drive to our hotel at Kusadasi.

Day 10: Kusadasi

Pick-up from your hotel for a full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. First, visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. After tour, we will drive to our hotel at Kusadasi. (

Day 11: Kusadasi

After breakfast you will visit Agora(The ancient market,)and the castle of Alexander the Great. Finally The great Archaeological Museums of Izmir. After the tour you will turn back to your hotel in Kusadasi for overnight stay.

Day 12: Kusadasi - Bergama

Enjoy breakfast then drive to ancient city of Pergamon, one of Turkey's oldest civilized settlements and it has been inhabited from pre-historic times through the Ionic, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. It has yielded archeological treasures whose importance is recognized world-wide.To the southwest of Bergama, Asklepion, an important health center of the ancient world, the acropolis founded on top of a steep hill (300 m) and the Temple of Serapis (Kizil Avlu) make this area a fascinating stop for history-loving tourists. The Altar of Zeus was smuggled to Germany in 1897. After the tour, we will drive to our hotel at Bergama.

Day 13: Bergama - Canakkale

After breakfast you wil drive to Troy ; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay.

Day 14: Canakkale - Istanbul

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. Arrival in Istanbul for an overnight stay.

Day 15: Istanbul

After breakfast in your hotel, there is a full day guided tour which includes 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 all these visits, you'll venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar.Transfer back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 16: Istanbul

After breakfast you start the tour at the Spice Bazaar and it goes on with Bosphorus Cruise. The magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts like: Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuleli Military Schooland more highlights of Istanbul located on both sides of the bosporus. We will also see the Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisari), which was built by Mehmet the Conquerer in 1452, for preparation of his planned siege of Byzantine Constantinople. Transfer back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 17: Istanbul

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Ataturk Airport for your international flight.

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