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Geo 06 Glories of Turkey 10 Nights GW

Geo 06 Glories of Turkey 10 Nights GW

(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadoccia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Canakkale / Istanbul)
Guaranteed Departures every Friday!(Please check availabilities in advance)
Discover all the highlights of Turkey on a road trip through the country
in the shortest time and in the most economical way possible.

Day 1 Istanbul (-)
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2 Istanbul (B)
Full Day Istanbul sightseeing tour including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. Blue Mosque, one of the world’s most important religious buildings. Built in the 16th century the mosque is unique for it’s 6 minarets and it’s celestial interior decorated with the famous blue Iznik tiles.The Hippodrome, scene of chariot races of the Byzantine Era. Grand Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultan’s from the 15th to the 19th century. With its impressive treasury, exquisite harem, attractive courtyards and pavilions housing huge collections of antiquities, Topkapi Palace offers a true insight into the heart of the Ottoman Empire.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Istanbul-Ankara (B, D)
This morning optional tour of St.Sophia and Bosphorus cruise, afternoon departure for Ankara around 15:00 hrs and late arrival at Ankara. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Ankara – Cappadocia (B, D)
After breakfast at the hotel tour to Ankara capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history dating back 3000 years, visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum that also exhibits the remains of Catalhoyuk, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 BC. Then, visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 Cappadocia (B, D)
Tour Goreme’s rock chapels decorated with 6th century frescoes, Zelve’s cliff-side Byzantine monastic complex and Uchisar’s natural citadel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance.

Day 6 Cappadocia to Pamukkale (B, D)
Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mouseleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Next a scenic drive to Pamukkale and check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 Pamukkale / Kusadasi (B, D)
Today is the day to pay an early morning visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient World, Hierapolis. Then drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadası.

Day 8 Kusadasi/Ephesus & St. Mary’s House (B, D)
After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 9 Pergamum / Troy / Canakkale (B, D)
Visit Pergamon, tour Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight

Day 10 Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Istanbul (B)
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove Lone pine cemetery,Chunuk Bair, Gabatepe War Museum then across the Dardanelles and drive to Istanbul for overnight

Day 11 Istanbul / Return
Transfer to airport.

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