Istanbul Old City, Gallipoli, Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Northern Cappadocia, Southern Cappadocia
Day 1 Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free
to explore the city at your own pace. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue
Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 Gallipoli Battlefields
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of
Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnstons Jolly,
original trenches and tunnels. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the
magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural
and political centre in its time. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 Ephesus, Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of
Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the
former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in
Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines
their value. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 Pamukkale
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 in Kusadasi.
Day 7 Kusadasi to Cappadocia
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. On arrival you will be met and
transferred to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is an extraordinary national treasure and is perhaps even the
jewel in Turkeys illustrious crown. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 8 Northern Cappadocia
Today our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then trek through Rose
Valley to Cavusin, where we stop for lunch and learn about the hand-made pottery. Afterwards, we
visit the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley and Urgup Winery to taste the delicious
vines of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9 Southern Cappadocia
This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting the village of Cavusin
and Cave churches we head to Kaymakli Underground City, the biggest in the region. Overnight in
Day 10 Cappadocia to Istanbul
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul and our tour
Inbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST)
OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Tips except driver and guide
Domestic flight between Izmir and Cappadocia and transfers
Domestic flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul and transfers
9 nights accommodation as follows:
Çanakkale Iris Hotel
Boutique Cave Cappadocia MDC Hotel
Istanbul Momento Hotel
Kuşadası Marina Hotel Kusadasi
9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide
01 JANUARY 2017 / 31 DECEMBER 2017
1739 $ p.p
580 $ p.p
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