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Classics of Turkey

Available dates : Regular Travel Dates

2016:  June 3, 17    July  1,15, 29    August 12, 26    September 9, 23    October  7, 21  November 4

 

The 11-day tour that takes you to the historical sites of Turkey.  Starting in Istanbul, you will travel on an air-conditioned private coach and led by a passionate local tour guide.   Travelling at a generous pace, this tour includes visiting Goreme, where you will find rock churches built in the Roman period, walk the 2,000 year old marble streets of Ephesus and visit Anzac Cove in Gallipoli.  Read the itinerary for further details.

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Itinerary

Fri: Istanbul

Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Sat: Istanbul

Optional Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Sun: Istanbul – Ankara

This morning Optional tour of St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight. B D

Mon: Ankara – Cappadocia

Morning departure to view Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Tue: Cappadocia

Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Wed: Cappadocia – Pamukkale

Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Dinner and overnight at Pamukkale. B D

Thu: Pamukkale – Kusadasi

Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to 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 we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. B D

Fri: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi

Optional: Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sirince. B D

Sat: Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale

Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight. B D

Sun: Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul

In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. B

Mon: Istanbul – Return

Transfer to airport. B

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Cost

$ per person

Twin share  -  Guaranteed Departures  - Single supplement $545.00

Hotels

City Hotels
Istanbul Ac Marriott Macka (STC)
Ankara Holiday inn Ankara (DLX)
Cappadocia Altinoz Hotel (STC)
Pamukkale Colassae Thermal (FC)
Kusadasi Marina Hotel (STC)
Canakkale Grand Anzac (STC)
 Istanbul  Ac Marriott Macka (STC)

 

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