Tour Highlights of Turkey - 10 days
Day 1 : Thur. Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.
Day 2 : Fri. Istanbul (B)
Full day tour to include: 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, st. Sophia, 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.
Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 3 : Sat. Gallipoli – Dardanelles – 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 Canakkale for overnight
Day 4 : Sun. 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. continue on to Kusadasi for overnight.
Day 5 : Mon. Ephesus & St. Mary's House – Kusadasi (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. afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince.
Day 6 : Tue. Aphoridisias – Pamukkale (B,D)
Drive through fertile valley's to Aphrodisias city of Aphrodite , then continue to Pamukkale. (white lime cascades).
Day 7 : Wed. Pamukkale - Antalya (B,D)
Morning visit Hierapolis and continue to Antalya , arrival at mid-noon, a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean cost.
Day 8 : Thur. Perge & Aspendos - Antalya (B,D)
Half day tour : we drive east to see the best preserved theatre of Turkey Aspendos, Perge .
Day 9 : Fri. Antalya - Istanbul (B)
After breakfast depart transfer to antalya airport for flight to Istanbul. afternoon free or optional half day Bosphorus cruise. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 : Sat. Istanbul – Return (B)
Transfer to airport.
B : Breakfast D: Dinner
9 nights 4 and 5 star hotels including buffet breakfast,
Antalya - Istanbul domestic flight ticket,
All transportation in Turkey by private a/c tour coach
All entrance fees to the sites and to the museums mentioned on the above program,
Meals Mentioned on the itinerary,
Arrival and departure airport transfers,
English speaking professional guide throughout,