15-Days Glories of Turkey Tour From Istanbul

15-Days Glories of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
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$1795
Duration: 14 days
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Glories of Turkey tour program covers most famous and highlight historical places / museums and attractive cities of Turkey. The tour is operated only English speaking with professional and most experienced tour guides and used deluxe motor-coaches throughout the journey. 5 stars accommodation at deluxe 5 stars hotels during the program.

From coastal Turkey to its hinterland, tour Istanbul, visit Gallipoli and Troy, lunch with locals in Pergamum and visit the Virgin Mary’s cottage in Ephesus. You will also see the “cotton fortress” of Pamukkale, Antalya and the Artemis Temple at Perge. Aspendos, Konya, Cappadocia and Ankara are also visited.

Day 1 Thu: Istanbul | Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Conrad Hotel Bosphorus. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul | Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum,Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantinecapital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans B

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Canakkale | In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair,Canakkale for overnight. B D

Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir | Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Kusadasi for overnight. B L D

Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir | Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus. Visit St. Mary’s stone cottage. B D

Day 6 Tue: Izmir – Pamukkale | Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress. B D

Day 7 Wed: Pamukkale – Bodrum |After breakfast drive to Bodrum to visit the Castle of St.Peter and the reowned Underwater Museum.
Overnight in Bodrum. B

Day 8 Thu: Bodrum - Kos | After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day island Kos Dinner and overnight in Bodrum. B D

Day 9 Fri: Bodrum - Antalya | After breakfast depart for Antalya, en route visit famous Termessos Ancient City, then continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B D

Day 10 Sat: Perge - Aspendos - Antalya |This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel. B D

Day 11 Sun: Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia |Early morning departure for Konya visit mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Afterwards departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Day 12 Mon: Cappadocia| Early Morning Optional:H ot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After break-fast visit Goreme. Continue to the town of Avanos. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. B D

Day 13 Tue: Cappadocia – Ankara | Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara, visit Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Dinner at a special local restaurant.and overnight at Ankara. B D

Day 14 Wed: Ankara - Istanbul | After breakfast depart for Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional halfday Bosphorus cruise. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. B D

Day 15 Thu: Istanbul | Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Glories of Turkey tour program covers most famous and highlight historical places / museums and attractive cities of Turkey. The tour is operated only English speaking with professional and most experienced tour guides and used deluxe motor-coaches throughout the journey. 5 stars accommodation at deluxe 5 stars hotels during the program.

From coastal Turkey to its hinterland, tour Istanbul, visit Gallipoli and Troy, lunch with locals in Pergamum and visit the Virgin Mary’s cottage in Ephesus. You will also see the “cotton fortress” of Pamukkale, Antalya and the Artemis Temple at Perge. Aspendos, Konya, Cappadocia and Ankara are also visited.