CLASSICAL TURKEY
... from $1195
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
This 9 night tour of TURKEY is as comprehensive and educational a tour of a country that any traveler would be happy to go on. Start you trip in Istanbul, Enjoy the Hippodrome Square, Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Royal Topkapi Palace and the ubiquitous historical Grand Bazaar. Then on to Ankara and Cappadoccia, with the most unusual spaceland, the fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings and underground cities built by Christians in 7th century. Including the underground city of Kaymakli. Also included in the trip are Pamukkale and Konya, the ancient city of Hierapolis, and Aphrodisias one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Turkey. The on to Kusadasi and Ephesus. The trip also includes Pergamon, the Asclepion and Canakkale, not forgetting a drive to Troy the legendary town in the Iliad of Homer, the site of the Trojan Wars. We loved putting this trip together and we are certain you will enjoy every minute of it.
Day 1 Friday / Istanbul

Arrive Istanbul. Meet and greet. Transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2 Saturday / Istanbul

Chance to visit and discover Byzantine and Ottoman treasures. Enjoy the wonders of the Hippodrome Square, Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Royal Topkapi Palace and the historical Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B)
Day 3 Sunday / Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia

Transfer to Ataturk airport. Fly to Ankara. Visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. After lunch, continue to Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 4 Monday / Cappadocia

Discover Cappadocia; unusual spaceland, the fairy chimneys, troglodyte dwellings and underground cities built by Christians in 7th century. Visit the Goreme Valley, Zelve, Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
Day 5 Tuesday / Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale

Drive to Pamukkale via Konya. Visit the Mevlana Museum. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,D)
Day 6 Wednesday / Pamukkale - Kusadasi

Morning visit to ancient city of Hierapolis, and enjoy the warm mineral waters of Pamukkale, formed by tons of limestone deposits. Drive to Aphrodisias, one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Turkey. Drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 7 Thursday / Kusadasi

Visit the Ionian city of Ephesus from the 1st century BC. Continue to visit the Basilica of St. John and the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final days. Overnight in Kusadasi (B,D)
Day 8 Friday / Kusadasi - Pergamon - Canakkale

Drive to Pergamon and visit the Greco Roman city built on four rising terraces and the Asclepion. Overnight in Canakkale. (B,D)
Day 9 Saturday / Canakkale - Istanbul

Drive to Troy, the legendary town in the Iliad of Homer, the site of the Trojan Wars. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry, overnight in Istanbul. (B)
Day 10 Sunday / Istanbul - Depart

Transfer to airport for departure. (B)
  • Accommodation as mentioned per itinerary
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Tours and sightseeing including entrance fees
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Flights, taxes and surcharges unless specifically mentioned as “included”
  • Visas and reciprocity fees where applicable
  • Travel insurance: medical, interruption and cancellation
  • Items of a personal nature such as gratuities, internet, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Any item not specifically mentioned as “included”.
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