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Includes free admission to top local attractions
Day 1 Istanbul Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel & the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight Istanbul 4 star hotel Day 2 Istanbul Old City After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace & the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul 4 star hotel (B) Day 3 Gallipoli Battlefields One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches & tunnels. Overnight Çanakkale 4 star hotel (B, D) Day 4 Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse & then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples & library made Pergamum a renowned cultural & political centre in its time. Overnight Kuşadası 4 star hotel (B, D) Day 5 Ephesus, Kusadasi Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus & a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city & theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey & at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by h& & what determines their value. Overnight Kuşadası 4 star hotel (B, D) Day 6 Pamukkale, Hierapolis This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale 5 star hotel (B, D) Day 7 Silk Road, Konya Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary & the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia 4 star hotel (B, D) Day 8 Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum & the fairy chimneys, & explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia 4 star hotel (B, D) Day 9 Ankara Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul 4 star hotel (B) Day 10 Istanbul After breakfast our tour concludes & we say goodbye to our new friends & are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B) (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
Round-trip shared transfer
9 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
9 nights 4 star accommodation
Personal expenses:extras at hotel or additional meals
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Client have the option Instead of traveling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost.
This tour is a 'Guaranteed Departure' tour. This means it will depart regardless of how many people are booked on to it.
Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)