Day 1 – Istanbul
You will be met and taken to your hotel for a welcome briefing.
Day 2 – Istanbul
Visit several of Turkey’s most famous museums and mosques including; Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar (Breakfast and Dinner).
Day 3 – Gallipolli, Dardanelles and Canakkale
Visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque with its exceptional tiles and the spice market in the morning. On the way to Canakkale, you will visit the Gallipoli to explore the World War I memorial and battlefields such as; Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery. (Breakfast and Dinner).
Day 4 – Troy and Pergamon (World Heritage Site)
This morning, you will visit the legendary city of Troy. Afterwards, you will be driven to Pergamon to see the Asklepion, an ancient hospital complex of Romans. Continue on to Kusadasi where you will stay for two nights. (Breakfast and Dinner).
Day 5 – Ephesus (Kusadasi)
Today you will travel to the incredible city of Ephesus and see its colossal Greek Theater, which is still used for performances today. Among the many things you'll be seeing are the Marble Road, the Celsus Library and the Temple of Diana. You will also visit the house, where the Virgin Mary lived her final days. Overnight in Kusadasi (Breakfast and Dinner).
Day 6 – Pamukkale (World Heritage Site) – Hierapolis
Today you will be driven to Aphrodisias, the city of art dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite. Afterwards, you will continue to Pamukkale, which is also called “Hierapolis”, this city has an incredible necropolis, the city of the dead, and is world famous for its calcium-travertines. You will stay in a spa hotel. At the hotel, you can swim in the heated pools of enriched mineral water. Overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 7 – Konya and Cappadoccia
Start your day with a drive to Konya to visit the Whirling Dervish Museum, a very holy place for Turkish Muslims. There are exhibits of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts and various ethnographic artifacts. Head on to Cappadocia for overnight (Breakfast and Dinner).
Day 8 – Cappadocia (World Heritage Site)
Tour the amazing underground churches and cities carved into the rocks by early Christians. Going off the tourist track, you will have wonderful strolls where you'll visit small villages and discover the unknown Cappadocia. Visit Goreme, Pasabagi, Uchisar and Kaymakli underground city (Breakfast and Dinner).
Day 9 – Cappadocia and flight to Istanbul
Today you will fly back to Istanbul and be transferred back to your hotel (Breakfast).
Day 10 – Istanbul
Today you will be transferred to the international airport and the end of the tour (Breakfast).