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Welcome to Turkey! We will be there upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transferring you to your hotel. Istanbul is easy to get around on foot and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes dotted about the city. Rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast you enjoy 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. Then visit Underground Cistern and the famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. After all these visits, you'll venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar.
Depart early morning for 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, cross the Dardanelles and arrive in Canakkale and to your hotel.
After breakfast you will drive to legendary Troy, a 5000 years old archaeological city, then you will see a reconstruction of the fabled Wooden Horse, which used in Trojan War. 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. Drive to Kusadasi for overnight.
After breakfast 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.
Today 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. Then visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia.
Morning departure for Cappadocia , on the way visit Konya and 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. It containes the tomb and shrine of the Mevlana, or Rumi, which remains an important place of pilgrimage. 13th century Agzikarahan caravansary the land of Fairy Chimneys. Upon arrival to Cappadocia we check in to our hotel
After breakfast visit 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 . Tonight you will be taken to an exclusive caravan inn where you will enjoy the spectecular oriental show with belly dancers, folk groups and whirling dervishes.
After breakfast visit Derinkuyu Underground City ,where dwellings for the christian communitiest to use as refuges. It contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city such as stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. Then see Ihlara Valley, was created by the cracking and collapsing which occurred as basalt and andesite lava from Mt. Hassadag cooled. You will also see Selime, is situated at the end of the Ihlara valley. Fairy chimneys rest on the steep hillside, and a basilica style cathedral the Selime Sultan tomb, a hollowed out citadel and churches are also found here. And Yaprakhisar Monastery, panoramic view point.
After breakfast drive to Adiyaman for overnight stay. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Very early morning departure up to the ruins, After get off the minibus twenty five minutes climbing on foot to the top where you will watch the beautiful sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. After sun rise we have time to walk around and taking pictures. Then drive back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, drive to Gaziantep, and take a flight back to Istanbul (Departure 2:45pm). After arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel for overnight
After breakfast transfer to airport and end of the services.
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