(13 days /12 nights)

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Day 1: Arrive in İstanbul, Turkey (D)

  • Arrive in İstanbul
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Included welcome cocktail and presentation
  • The remainder of the day is yours free to explore.
  • Included welcome dinner
  • Overnight

 Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour (BL)

  • Topkapi Palace
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included )
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Underground Cistern
  • Break at a coffee house
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dinner ( not included )
  • Overnight

Day 3: Istanbul – Ankara (BD)

  • Spice Market
  • Istiklal Street
  • Lunch
  • Drive to Ankara
  • Dinner and overnight in Ankara

Day 4: Ankara – Cappadocia (BLD)

  • Atatürk’s Mausoleum
  • Anatolian Civilizations Museum
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Drive to Cappadocia
  • Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia (BLD)

  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Devrent, Pasabag, Uchisar
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Göreme open air Museum
  • Local carpet weaving demonstration
  • Whirling Dervishes ritual (optional)
  • Dinner (included )
  • Overnight

Day 6: Cappadocia (BLD)

  • Hot-Air Balloon Ride  (optional)
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Underground City
  • Cavusin
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (included)
  • Avanos Pottery Town
  • Local pottery making demonstration
  • Wine tasting and dinner  (included )
  • Overnight

Day 7: Cappadocia-Konya (BD)

  • Sultanhan Caravanserai
  • Lunch
  • Mevlana ( Rumi) Museum
  • Dinner and overnight in Konya

Day 8: Konya – Antalya (BLD)

  • Drive to Antalya
  • Lunch
  • Dinner and overnight in Antalya

Day 9: Antalya (BD)

  • Perge
  • Aspendos
  • Lunch
  • Free afternoon in Antalya
  • Dinner and overnight in Antalya

Day 10: Antalya-Pamukkale (BD)

  • Drive to Pamukkale
  • Hierapolis
  • Lunch
  • Cotton Castle Travertines
  • Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale

Day 11: Pamukkale-Aphrodisias-Kusadasi (BLD)

  • Aphrodisias
  • Lunch
  • Kusadasi
  • Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi

Day 12: Kusadasi-Ephesus-Kusadasi (BLD)

  • Ephesus
  • Virgin Mary’s House
  • Basilica of St. John
  • Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi

Day 13: Transfer to Izmir airport (B)

  • Flight to Istanbul
  • End of tour

ANATOLIAN SUNRISE (13 days /12 nights)

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ANATOLIAN SUNRISE (13 days /12 nights)
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Enjoy a comfortable private tour with friendly and expert local guidance featuring air conditioned private vehicles, selected premium hotels, and an end of tour flight from Izmir to Istanbul.
Legendary ISTANBUL, the mesmerizing metropolis of contrasts. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and imperial mosques, marvel at the amazing monuments of three empires, its stunning natural beauty and fascinating history. Savor delicious food, enjoy a luxurious Turkish bath and shop in colorful ancient bazaars.
At Anatolia’s heart is the modern Turkish capital of ANKARA. Monuments and museums to the founding of the Turkish Republic line the boulevards, and Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is buried at his final resting place in Anitkabir.
Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, showing the history of man in a triumphant parade of extraordinary archaeological artifacts dating back 50,000 years to the 2nd century AD, and the finest collection of archaeology in the country.
DISCOVER CAPPADOCIA…A thrilling experience of surreal landscape, superb artisans and unique lifestyle. Discover ancient chapels in hollowed out fairy chimneys and mysterious underground dwellings hidden beneath villages, meet local people, walk in rose hued valleys with vineyards, glide over captivating landscapes on a hot air balloon and sip local wine watching panoramic views.
KONYA is the spiritual center for followers of the great Turkish philosopher Mevlana, who preached of human love and said that mystical unity with God could be reached through the Sema, a whirling dance to music performed by the dervishes to this day. Mevlana Museum, is the symbol of the city.
ANTALYA, the modern coastal city on the Mediterranean is surrounded by antiquity. Visit the remarkable ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos and enjoy the shoreline of golden sands, verdant peaks, densely forested mountains and pristine turquoise waters.
Discover PAMUKKALE’s white travertine pools, fed for millennia by calcium-rich underground springs and outstanding ruins of Hierapolis, site of the martyrdom of St. Peter and home to the best-preserved ancient theater in Turkey.
APHRODISIAS is one of the finest archaeological sites of Anatolia Turkey. Archaeologists have been working since 1961 to uncover a city that since has revealed extraordinary temples, amphitheatres, agoras, exqisite sculptures and a remarkably preserved stadium. Explore the city named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her temple as the focal point of the town.
KUSADASI is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. Its seafront promenade, marina and harbor are lined with hotels and restaurants.
Stroll through the streets of EPHESUS, the stunning Greco-Roman city with marble temples, monumental fountains, agoras, public baths, and a 25,000 seat theater. One of the seven early churches of Asia Minor where St. Paul spoke and Virgin Mary lived the last years of her life. Intriguing stories and well preserved streets will take you back in time.

SUGGESTED MEALS
Breakfast    12
Lunch            7
Dinner         11

HOTELS
4 Star Deluxe or Premium Boutique Hotels

SERVICES INCLUDED
1. Accommodation in 4 star deluxe or premium boutique hotels
that will be mentioned in the detailed itinerary.
2. Airport transfers for arrival and departure
3. Professional tour guide services in English
4. Air conditioned deluxe vehicle with a driver all along the tour
(1-6 pax minibus- 7/14 pax midibus- 15 pax up coach)
5. Vehicle expenses (parking, tolls, ferry ride, high ways)
6. Domestic flights in the itinerary
7. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as will be stated on detailed itinerary.
8. All visits stated in the itinerary
9. All entrance fees to the sites and museums indicated in the itinerary
10. Tips to the hotels with porter services
11. Tips to the restaurants for included meals
12. Local taxes and service charges

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
1. International flights to/from Turkey
2. Meals not stated in the itinerary
3. Beverages with meals
4. Personal expenses
5. Travel insurance
6. Gratuities for the guide and driver
7. Airport taxes and fees
8. Passport and visa services and fees
9. Items not mentioned above or in the itinerary

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