CLASSICAL TOUR OF TURKEY  (14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS)

DAY 01 .............. / Istanbul

We arrive at Istanbul airport. Upon arrival you will be met, greeted and transferred to the hotel by your " INTEROMEGA " staff. Time to rest and relax. Afternoon drive through the villages along the Bosphorus to Tarabya Bay to be transferred to the boat for a fantastic cruise through the incomparable Bosphorus admiring palaces, old wooden villas and mosques decorating the skyline  of the old capital of Byzantium. Overnight in our hotel.  B

DAY 02 Istanbul

Whole day visit Istanbul' s most important monuments including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, St. Sofia, Topkapi Palace with its priceless collections of jewelry and China ware. Return to your hotel for overnight.  B

DAY 03 Istanbul / Canakkale

Before departure for Canakkale visit of the Grand Covered Bazaar. Then proceed to Canakkale, driving along the Sea of Marmara and crossing the Dardanelles by ferry. Afternoon a comprehensive visit of Troy, Homer's dream, seeing 9 different settlements, all at one particular hill of Hisarlik. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Canakkale.  B & D

DAY 04 Canakkale / Izmir

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Izmir via Pergamum where we visit its Acropolis and Asclepieon. Continue to Izmir for dinner and overnight.   B & D

DAY 05 Izmir / Kusadasi

After breakfast drive to Selcuk for a visit to magnificent Ephesus, for its extensive excavations, St. John's Basilica, The House of Holy Virgin and Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. Then proceed to Kusadası for dinner and overnight.   B & D

DAY 06 Kusadasi / Pamukkale

In the morning drive to Aphrodisias for a detailed visit to this newly excavated Roman City including its unique ancient stadium, theatre, temple of Aphrodite and the sculpture museum. Then we proceed to Pamukkale, ancient Hierapolis, visiting glittering cascades of snow-white travertines and its curing spa. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Pamukkale.   B & D

DAY 07 Pamukkale / Antalya

After breakfast there is still time to be spent at leisure. Then drive to Antalya through the Taurus Mountains. On arrival visit of the archaeological museum of Antalya. Remaining of the day after check-in the hotel is at leisure. Dinner and overnight.   B & D

DAY 08 Antalya

Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphilia visiting its Hellenistic and Roman cities of Perge, Aspendos and Side. Return to Antalya for dinner and overnight.   B & D

DAY 09 Antalya / Capaddocia

After early breakfast at your hotel drive to Konya. Upon arrival visit of the Mevlana Mausoleum, convent of Whirling Dervishes and Aladdin Mosque. Then continue to Nevsehir for dinner and overnight at our hotel.   B & D

DAY 10 Cappadocia

Full day visit of the magnificent Cappadocia: Goreme Valley with its rock-churches, the most peculiar landscape, fairy chimneys, its villages of Zelve, Avcilar, Avanos, Urgup and Underground City of Kaymaklı. There is still time to experience weaving of the famous handmade carpets and kilims. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.   B & D

DAY 11 Cappadocia / Ankara

 

 

Today' s drive brings us to Ankara, the capital of Modern Turkey. Upon arrival visit of the Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, the Museum of Anatolian Civilization and famous residential area of Cankaya for the panoramic view. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.   B & D

DAY 12 Ankara / Bursa

In the morning drive to Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Upon arrival city sightseeing of Bursa including the Green Mosque and Mausoleum, Grand Mosque, Muradiye district with the tombs of royal family members. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.   B & D

DAY 13 Bursa / Istanbul

In the morning drive to Istanbul on land and ferry. Upon arrival cruise through the Bosphorus admiring the Ottoman palaces, old wooden houses, impressive mosques decorating the skyline of the Old City. Continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight.  B & D

DAY 14 Istanbul / ...............

After breakfast departure for homebound journey. B

* All our tours are done with stays in  choosen hotels by deluxe airconditioned tour bus guided by specialist English speaking  lecturer tour guides including all indicated meals in the program. 

 *  Prices are given upon request.

 

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1 group leader is free of charge only for land arrangements.

S.S = Single room supplement. In hotel categories S = Standard, F = First, D = Deluxe.

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