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Day 1 : Istanbul Arrival - Ankara
Arrival in Istanbul. Meet and transfer to domestic lines for your flight to Ankara. Overnight in Ankara.
Day 2 : Ankara - Cappadocia
Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (with its Hittite treasures and artifacts from the Catalhoyuk, world’s oldest city). Tour 13th century Seljuk Caravan Inn of Agzikarahan. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 3 : Cappadocia
Full day touring in Cappadocia; visit Goreme Open Air Museum with its troglodyte chapels decorated with unique Biblical frescoes, and Kaymakli, the eight-story underground city, Zelve Valley, the natural citadel of Uchisar and the pottery town of Avanos. Shopping facilities of handcrafts, carpets and pottery. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4 : Cappadocia - Konya
Drive to Konya. En route visit Sultanhani, the best preserved Seljuk caravansary in Anatolia in the village of carpet restorers. In Konya, tour Mevlana’s Mausoleum, founder on the Whirling Dervishes, and the Karatay Koran School, displaying colorful Turkish tiles. Dinner and overnight in Konya.
Day 5 : Konya - Yalvac - Antalya
Drive to Yalvac to visit ancient Psidian Antioch. Lunch en route. Continue driving to Antalya via Isparta. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Day 6 : Antalya
Full day excursion to the ancient city of Perge. Then, drive to Aspendos, to visit the extraordinary remains of a Roman amphitheater. After lunch, return to Antalya for a visit to the Museum of Antalya, with its historical and archeological treasures. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Day 7 : Antalya - Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale, which means “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, describing the white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. Visit the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Enjoy a mineral spring at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 8 : Pamukkale - Kusadasi
Leave for Ephesus in the morning. Visit the wonderfully preserved antique city which once had 300.000 inhabitants. Start with the Odeon and the State Agora. Walk on the Curetes Street to see the Varius Baths, the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus and the most impressive theater. Lunch and shopping time in Selcuk. In the afternoon visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days of her life and the Basilica of St.John where the Apostle is buried. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 9 : Kusadasi - Canakkale
Drive to Pergamum which is one of the Seven Churches mentioned in the Revelation of St. John. Visit the theater, Trajanium and the library in the Acropolis. See the Red Basilica and the ancient medical center; Asclepion, where Galen, renowned doctor and surgeon, practiced. Continue for the ancient Troy, see its legendary walls, the ancient levels of settlement and the wooden horse. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
Day 10 : Canakkale - Istanbul
Cross the Dardanelles strait by a ferryboat to Gallipoli and visit the Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery. Drive along the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul. Visit the Byzantine Hippodrome where the chariot races were held and the Blue Mosque unique with its 6 minarets and irreplaceable blue Iznik tiles. Optional dinner with Turkish belly dancing. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 11 : Istanbul
After breakfast start exploring the fascinating remains of the Byzantine and Ottoman eras in Istanbul; Topkapi Palace Museum which was the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans. You will admire one of the four largest Chinese porcelain collections of the world and the treasury of the Ottoman Royalty. Continue for Hagia Sophia; the Divine Wisdom Church of the 6th century which was an architectural wonder of its time. After visiting the Underground Cistern; a colonnaded water reservoir of the 6th century, spend the rest of the afternoon in the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 12 : Istanbul - Departure Transfer
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your departure flight.
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