TIME TUNNEL -TURKEY
May to October in first
class hotels , starts in Istanbul ends in Istanbul
Highlights : Istanbul & Gallipoli & Troy &
Pergamum & Ephesus & Pamukkale / Hierapolis
& Konya & Cappadocia & Istanbul.
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. KONYA - CAPADOCIA (B. D.)
Drive to Konya to visit Karatay Medrese (10th C). Tiles, Museum of Mevlana (Whirling Dervishes), Drive to Cappadocia . Arrival and overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 8- Sun. CAPPADOCIA (B. D.)
Museum of Goreme, Fairy Chimneys of Pasabagi . Uchisar , Zelve region and Avanos. Underground city of Derinkuyu. Overnight at the hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY 9- Mon. CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL (B. D.)
After breakfast drive to Istanbul through Ankara and Bolu. Arrival in Istanbul. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 10- Tue. HOME ( B.)
After breakfast, Transfer to Istanbul airport for fly back home.
B : Breakfast D: Dinner
- 9 nights first class ( 4 star ) hotels
including buffet breakfast,
- 9 breakfasts, 7 dinners including Farewell Dinner
- All transportation in Turkey by private a/c tour
- 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,