Turkey Diamonds (13n/14d)

The Trojan Horse used in the movie "Troy" stands proudly in Cannakale

The Trojan Horse used in the movie “Troy” stands proudly in Cannakale

Day 1  : Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.

Day 2  : Istanbul ( Breakfast )
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.

Day 3  : Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove ,Chunuk Bair Lone pine cemetery and Gabate War Museum then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.

Day 4  : Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight.

Day 5  : Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince

Day 6  : Kusadasi – Pamukkale ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel.

Day 7  : Pamukkale – Perge-Antalya ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon,pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge. , a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast

Day 8  : Antalya: Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours of Phaselis ,a coastal ancient cith or a lazy yacht cruise along turquise cost of the Mediterranen

Day 9  : Antalya –Aspendos- Konya ( Breakfast – Dinner )
After breakfast depart for Konya.,en route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School, then overnight in Konya

Day 10  : Konya- Cappadocia ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Morning departure for Cappadocia , on the way visit 13th century Agzikarahan caravansary the land of Fairy Chimneys .We pay a visit to the famous underground city of Saratli .Before we check in our hotel ,we wil taste Cappadocian wine in a cave winery. Local dinner in a restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance.

Day 11  : Cappadocia ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave.

Day 12  : Cappadocia – Ankara ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Morning departure for Ankara, afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum.

Day 13  : Istanbul ( Breakfast – Dinner )
After breakfast drive to Istanbul,. Afternoon Optional: half day Bosphorus Cruise, including last minute shopping in the Spice Market. Tonight farewell dinner.

Day 14  : Istanbul ( Breakfast )
Transfer to the airport.

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