|COASTAL JEWELS (9 DAYS / 8 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. Free time to rest and relax. Afternoon drive through the villages along the Bosphorus to Tarabya Bay to be transferred to our private boat for a fantastic cruise through the incomparable Bosphorus admiring palaces, old wooden villas, mosques decorating the skyline of the old capital of Byzantium. Dinner and overnight in our hotel. D
DAY 02 Istanbul
Whole day visit of Istanbul's most important monuments including Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, St. Sofia, Topkapi Palace with its priceless collections of jewelry and China ware. On the way stop for lunch on your own. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. B
DAY 03 Istanbul / Çanakkale
Before departure for Çanakkale visit of the Grand Covered Bazaar. Then proceed to Çanakkale, 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. On the way stop for lunch on your own. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Çanakkale. B & D
DAY 04 Çanakkale / Izmir
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Izmir via Pergamum where we visit its Acropolis and Asclepieon. On the way stop for lunch on your own. Continue to Izmir for dinner and overnight. B & D
DAY 05 Izmir / Kusadası
Today we drive to Selçuk for a visit to magnificent Ephesus, its extensive excavations, St. John's Basilica, the House of Holy Virgin and Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. On the way stop for lunch on your own. Then proceed to Kusadası for dinner and overnight. B & D
DAY 06 Kusadası/ 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 proceed to Pamukkale, ancient Hierapolis, visiting glittering cascades of snow-white travertines and its curing spa. On the way stop for lunch on your own. Dinner and overnight at your 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. On the way stop for lunch on your own. Remaining of the day after check-in the hotel is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. B & D
DAY 08 Antalya
Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphilia visiting its Hellenistic and Roman cities of Perge, Aspendos and Side. On the way stop for lunch on your own. Return to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B & D
DAY 09 Antalya / ................
After breakfast transfer to Antalya airport and fly home via Istanbul. B
* All our tours are done with stays in hotels according to their choosen category by deluxe air- conditioned tour bus guided by specialist English speaking lecturer tour guides including all indicated meals in the program. * Prices are given upon request.
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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