10 nights / 11 days
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11Days-10Nights West & South Turkey Tour

Istanbul -Troy – Canakkale- Pergamon – Izmir - Ephesus- Sardes Pamukkale-Hierapolis - Aphrodisias - Antalya

Day 01 -Arrive Istanbul

Meet and greet. A short orientation tour. Then transfer to the hotel for a welcome briefing. Evening is free. No lunch & No dinner . Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.

Day 02 - Istanbul ( Breakfast)
Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit the Royal TOPKAPI PALACE, home of the Ottoman Sultans, the BLUE MOSQUE, unique with six minarets, The Roman HIPPODROME SQUARE and the ST.SOPHIA CHURCH which is considered One of the world’s greatest architectural marvels. Then visit the Grand Covered Bazaar With over 4,000 tiny shops. Evening at leisure. (B)

Day 03 - Istanbul -Troy -Canakkale (Breakfast , Dinner) 
Drive to GALLIPOLI, through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat. Visit ancient TROY; see its legendary walls and the replica of the wooden Horse. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. (B,D)

Day 04- Pergamon -Izmir  (Breakfast , Lunch )
Drive to Bergama. Visit the ACROPOLIS, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit ASCLEPION, the ancient healing center V and the RED BASILICA which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (rev:2-12). Evening at leisure. Overnight in Izmir. (B,L)

Day 05-Ephesus -Izmir (Breakfast , Lunch )
Leave for EPHESUS, cradle of early Christianity (rev:2-1-7). Visit the HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY, the ancient Ephesus, the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM and the TEMPLE OF DIANA which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Return to Izmir. Evening at. leisure. Overnight in Izmir. (B,L)

Day 06-Sardes -Pamukkale  (Breakfast ,Lunch,  Dinner)
Drive to SARDES (rev:3-1-6) capital of ancient Lydia. Visit the Temple of Cybele which later became a church, the famous SYNAGOGUE from the third century, the Gymnasium and the new excavation area. See the Golden River Pactalos. Lunch en route. Proceed to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 07-Hierapolis -Aphrodisias -Antalya (Breakfast , Dinner)
Morning tour of PAMUKKALE, noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine's forms frozen waterfalls. Drive to APHRODISIAS, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved stadium.. the Odeon, the theater and the agora. Continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 08-Antalya (Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner)
Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of PERGE and ASPENDOS and to the award winning ANTAL YA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 09-Antalya -Konya -Cappadocia (Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner)
Early departure to KONYA. Visit the Mevlana Museum, 13th century Whirling Dervish Monastery. After lunch continue to CAPPADOCIA where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes ""-" and where the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight, an OPTIONAL Folk and Belly Dance Show at one of the cave restaurants in Cappadocia. (B,L,D)

Day 10-Cappadocia (Breakfast , Lunch )
Full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town, the natural citadel of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Fly to Istanbul and overnight. (B,L)

Day 11 Istanbul (breakfast)
Transfer to Istanbul Airport . End of the Tour (B)
Ref: Cstl

DBL / PP :
1020 USD


Rates included ; Licenced proffessional English speaking guide fee, Transportation all through tour ,parking fees, ferry cost, All mentioned museum entrance fees, meal as mentioned on itinerary .

Rates Excluded; Guide & Driver tips , all drinks , minibar at hotel , all other extra expenses

Guaranteed Departure Dates : 20 Departure Dates
(April-15, 29),(May-13, 27),(June-10, 24),(July-08, 22),(August-05, 19) (September-02, 16, 30),(October-07, 14, 21),(November-04, 11, 25), (December-09)

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