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Best of Turkey

13 Nights - 14 Days

Day 1 Thu: Istanbul | Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul | Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding Harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was oncethe center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosquebuilt between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church builtin the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museumand one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous GrandBazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale |In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site ofmany battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross theDardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D


Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir | Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War

and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then

continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight. B L Optional: Dinner at local



Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir | Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world,

and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to

see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug

production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. B D


Day 6 Tue: Izmir – Pamukkale | Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, withwhite lime cascades formed by hot

mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolisand enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B D

Day 7 Wed: Pamukkale – Bodrum | After breakfast drive to Bodrum and start an explorative tour of wonderful Bodrum city by walking around. Overnight in Bodrum. B D


Day 8 Thu: Bodrum – Kos | After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day trip to Greek island Kos. Dinner and overnight in Bodrum. B

Day 9 Fri: Bodrum – Antalya | After breakfast depart for Antalya, en route visit famous Termessos Ancient City, then continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B D

Day 10 Sat: Perge – Aspendos – Antalya | This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities.

Dinner at the hotel. B D

Day 11 Sun: Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia | Early morning departure for Konya visit mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Afterwards departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Day 12 Mon: Cappadocia | Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After break-fast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. B D

Day 13 Tue: Cappadocia – Ankara | Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the salt ake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Dinner and overnight at Ankara. B D

Day 14 Wed: Ankara – Return | Transfer to airport. B

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days     

Tour Code: BST   


Price Includes

  • First Class hotels with private facilities

  • Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner

  • Licensed guides throughout Turkey

  • Private air-conditioned transportation

  • Luggage handling

  • Local taxes and service charges

  • Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days (arrivals from IST Airport). Pre or post stay transfers are not included.


Price Excludes

  • Price Excludes:

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional tours

  • Customary tips to guide and drivers

Pre Tour Accommodation Including Transfers (NET): $150 Single, $175 Double, $225 Triple

Rates include Daily breakfast and local taxes

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