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Glories of Turkey First Class

14 Nights - 15 Days

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

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul | Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Otto- man Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, still inhibited as a mosque in the present day and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s larg- est and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertain- ment. B 

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale | In the morning, drive to Tekirdağ city and visit to Barbare Vineyard. We’ll be informed about wine making, tour the vineyard and indulge in fine wines. Then depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then overnight near Gallipoli. B 

Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir | Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale and 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 Ascle- pion and continue to İzmir for overnight. B L 

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. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel. B D 

Day 6 Tue: Izmir – Bodrum | After breakfast drive to Bodrum to visit the castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. B 

Day 7 Wed: Bodrum | After breakfast, free time for personal activities. Optional tour to Kos Island. Over- night in Bodrum. B 

Day 8 Thu: Bodrum – Pamukkale | After breakfast, drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B D 

Day 9 Fri: Pamukkale – Antalya | After breakfast depart for Antalya, dinner and overnight. B D 

Day 10 Sat: Perge – Aspendos – Antalya | This morn- ing visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel. B D 

Day 11 Sun: Antalya – Cappadocia | Early morning departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Sarat- li. 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 breakfast 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 observed today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Contin- ue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality pottery. 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 Lake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anato- lian 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 – Istanbul | After breakfast depart for Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional halfday Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that sepa- rates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. B D 

Day 15 Thu: Istanbul | Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B 

Included Highlights
- Topkapi Palace and St. Sophia Basilica
- Grand Bazaar, world’s largest and oldest covered market

- Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
- Ancient city of Troy
- Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
- Pamukkale the Cotton Castle
- Aspendos and its 1800 year-old theater
- Open Air Museum of Goreme, a UNESCO World 
Heritage Site
- Saratli, a hidden underground city
- Hiking through the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

- Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara
- Lunch with locals
- Special dinners at restaurants
- Wine tasting at vineyard

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 and departure from/to Istanbul Airport). Pre or post stay transfers are not included


Price Excludes

-  Personal expenses

-  Customary tips

-  Drinks


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