Dream Land - TURKEY
DAY 1- Sun. ISTANBUL
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After check into the hotel, meet at the lobby for welcome and info cocktail. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2- Mon. ISTANBUL ( B.)
Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury section, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place and free time in Grand bazaar with its 3.500 shops. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3- Tue. GALLIPOLI - CANAKKALE (B. D.)
Following breakfast we will leave for Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Cemetery, the original tunnels and trenches at Johnston Jolly (Turkish and Allied), The Nek Cemetery, Chunuk-Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery and Kabatepe War Museum. After Gallipoli cross the Dardanalles and Overnight in Canakkale.
DAY 4- Wed. TROY - PERGAMUM - KUSADASI (B. D.)
After breakfast drive to“Homer's Troy”, and the site of King Priam's Treasures. Probably the most famous city of classical times - who doesn't know the story of the Trojan Horse. After Troy, We enjoy a scenic drive through Thrace to visit the hauntingly beautiful the ancient city of Pergamon. We see the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library, The Asclepieum of Pergamon. Leaving Pergamon behind us we settle at our hotel in Kusadasi.
DAY 5- Thurs. EPHESUS (B.D.)
We drive to the ancient city of Ephesus and first visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. Impressive structures we will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon. We also visit the House of the Virgin Mary We stay overnight in Kusadasi
DAY 6- Fri. PAMUKKALE (B. D.)
Depart for Pamukkale. Arrive in Pamukkale and visit ancient city of Hierapolis. Visit and swim in the world famous calcium deposited pools Travertines. Overnight in one of the Thermal Hotels in Pamukkale.
DAY 7- Sat. GULET (B. D.)
Journeying southward, we come to Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus, the magnificent Mausoleum. A second highlight of Halicarnassus is the Crusader Castle built by the Knights of St. John, which houses a museum today. transfer to our gulet. Welcome coctail, dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 8- Sun. GULET (B.L.D.)
After the breakfast, we sail to Orak Island. The Island reminds an endless aquarium with sparkling turquoise water. After swimming and lunch arrival to Cokertme where cheerful and friendly people live. Dinner and staying night here.
DAY 9- Mon. GULET (B.L.D.)
Along the fabulous coastline we continue to the marvelous natural harbor of Cati. You will spend rest of the day by swimming, if wish by walking through pine forests.
DAY 10- Tue. GULET (B.L.D.)
Sail to Seven Islands-always popular choice, plenty of pine clad secluded bays and coves to investigate.
DAY 11- Wed. GULET (B.L.D.)
Weighing anchor in the morning arrival to Sedir Island. Known also as Cleopatra's Island - rich in myths as in beauty - the legendary white sand is said to have been brought in from Egypt by Marcus Anthonius as a wedding gift for Cleopatra. Overnight in Karacasogut.
DAY 12- Thurs. GULET (B.L.D.)
Breakfast and departure to English Harbor - made famous for sheltering World War I British torpedo boats. After Lunch sail to Longoz or spend the night in whichever bay we choose.
DAY 13- Fri. GULET (B.L.D.)
Seventh day of our trip will continue en route to Oren in the Golf. After swimming and lunch continue to Karaada Island renowned for mud bathes and to Bodrum. after dinner pick up from gulet and transfer to Bodrum airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 14- Sat. HOME (B.)
Transfer to Istanbul airport for fly back home.
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
- 7 nights first class ( 4 star ) hotels
including buffet breakfast,
- 7 Days & 6 Nights Full Board Blue Voyage program
out of Bodrum,
- 13 breakfasts, 11 dinners and 6 lunches including
- All transportation in Turkey by private a/c tour
- Bodrum - Istanbul flight ticket,
- Welcome cocktail,
- All entrance fees to the sites and to the museums
mentioned on the above program,
- Arrival and departure airport transfers,
- Special pre-departure information pack,
- English speaking professional guide throughout,