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Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum, Ephesus, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls, Cappadocia, Ihlara Valley, Underground City, Ankara

Day 1 Monday Gallipoli Battlefields
Early morning departure to Gallipoli from Istanbul. Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli
including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnstons Jolly, original
trenches and tunnels. Overnight in Çanakkale. (D)

Day 2 Tuesday 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 Kuşadasi. (B, D)

Day 3 Wednesday 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 Kuşadasi. (B, D)

Day 4 Thursday 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 in Pamukkale. (B, D)

Day 5 Friday Aphrodisias, Fethiye
Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along
the way. Overnight in Fethiye. (B)

Day 6 Saturday Fethiye
Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience
one of Turkeys highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkeys longest and deepest
canyon. Overnight in Fethiye. (B)

Day 7 Sunday Kayakoy, Antalya
A relaxed morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted
Greek village of Kayakoy on the way. Overnight in Antalya. (B, D)

Day 8 Monday Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls
Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved
theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting
spot. Overnight in Antalya. (B, D)

Day 9 Tuesday Konya, Cappadocia
Early departure for Cappadocia, stopping en-route to visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana
Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. This afternoon we also stop to visit Sultanhani
Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

Day 10 Wednesday Goreme, Uchisar Castle
Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar
castle and more. Tonight, dont miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight in
Cappadocia. (B, D)

Day 11 Thursday Ihlara Valley, Underground City
Today we trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an
underground city. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

Day 12 Friday Ankara
Early morning departure to the nations capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the
famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Our tour concludes at arrival to Istanbul.

(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)


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
Entrance fees
11 Breakfasts, 9 Dinner
11 Nights accommodation as follows:
1 night 4 star Çanakkale Büyük Truva Hotel
2 nights Boutique Kuşadasi Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
1 night 5 star Pamukkale Colossae Thermal Hotel
2 nights Boutique Fethiye Marina Vista Hotel
2 nights 4 star Antalya Best Western Khan Hotel
3 nights Boutique Cave Cappadocia Hotel to be advised


Suggested optional activities
Tips for driver and guide


  • 01 JANUARY 2017 / 31 DECEMBER 2017
Double/Twin Room Single Suppliment
1389 $ p.p 580 $ p.p