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10-Day Highlights of Turkey Tour From Istanbul: Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamon and Gallipoli

Price USD$1200.00


10-Day Highlights of Turkey Tour From Istanbul: Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamon and Gallipoli
Discover Turkey?s top 5 destinations with your expert guide starting from Istanbul where Asia & Europe meets and feel the power of two great empires? cultural heritages. You will continue to breath taking Cappadocia with mushroom looking naturel rock formations, next the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale and Aphrodisias (the city dedicated to Goddess of Love). You will drive to Ephesus, the second best preserved ancient city of the world. Before going back to Istanbul you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Helen?s Troy, inspired the movies.

Day 1
Istanbul (D)
Following our arrival in Istanbul we are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel where we will have our dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Istanbul (B-L)
We will start with a visit to the renewed Sultanahmet Mosque, known popularly as The Blue Mosque. We continue on to the Hippodrome. From here we go to the nearby Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom. After lunch our next visit will be Topkapi Palace which for more than 400 years was the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans. The tour will end with the visit to the Grand Bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Istanbul/Cappadocia (B-L-D)
After breakfast we will check out from the hotel and start the day with the visit of The Spice Market. Will continue the day with a Bosphorus cruise on a public boat. After lunch drive to the airport for our Cappadocia flight. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 4
Cappadocia (B-L-D)
The tour will start with a visit to the Underground City of Kaymakli. After lunch continue the day with the visit of Open Air Museum in Goreme. Stop by Pigeon Valley near Uchisar and finally time for shopping for the well-known merits of the area. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Cappadocia/Konya/Pamukkale (B-L-D)
After an early breakfast we set off for Pamukkale. On the way, we will visit the 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserai. From here we will continue on to Konya where we will visit the Mevlana Museum. After lunch we will continue to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 6
Pamukkale/Kusadasi (B-L-D)
After breakfast we will visit the well-kept ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. We will enjoy the opportunity to explore the site?s Apollo Temple, Theatre and Necropolis. From here we continue on to Aprodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love see the well preserved Theatre, Stadium, the Odeon and the Agora. After lunch drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.

Day 7
Kusadasi (B-L-D)
Our first stop will be at the Basilica of St. John. We will explore this ancient Roman city (Ephesus). We will leave the ruins to drive the short distance to the House of the Virgin Mary. We will dine and spend the night at our hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 8
Kusadasi / Pergamon /Canakkale (B-L-D)
After breakfast we depart for Canakkale, on the way will visit to Pergamon, the ancient healing center of Asklepion and the Red Basilica. After lunch we continue to Troy where we will see its Legendary Walls and the replica of the wooden Trojan Horse. We will drive to Canakkale for dinner and overnight stay at our hotel.

Day 9
Canakkale/Istanbul (B-L-D)
Following breakfast we begin our drive to Istanbul. Our scenic drive will first take us to Gallipoli, the site of the incredible battle played out here during World War I. Here we will cross the Dardanelles and then will proceed to Istanbul. Lunch will be at a local restaurant en route. We will dine and spend the night at our hotel in Istanbul.

Day 10
Istanbul (B)
We are transferred to the airport for our departure flights.

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Discover Turkey?s top 5 destinations with your expert guide starting from Istanbul where Asia & Europe meets and feel the power of two great empires? cultural heritages. You will continue to breath taking Cappadocia with mushroom looking naturel rock formations, next the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale and Aphrodisias (the city dedicated to Goddess of Love). You will drive to Ephesus, the second best preserved ancient city of the world. Before going back to Istanbul you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Helen?s Troy, inspired the movies.