Fire of Anatolia


FIRE OF ANATOLIA

Istanbul – Ankara – Cappadocia – Pamukkale – Kusadasi – Pergammum – Troy – Canakkale- Gallipoli
– 9 nights from $1675 per person –

 

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Friday: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore the city on own. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Day 2 Saturday: Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

 

Day 3 Sunday: Ankara

After breakfast we drive towards the nation’s capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

 

Day 4 Monday: Goreme, Underground City

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle and Kaymakli underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don’t miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers… a night you won’t forget! Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, D)

 

Day 5 Tuesday: Konya, Pamukkale

Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, D)

 

Day 6 Wednesday: Pamukkale, Aphrodisias

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite, before heading onto the resort town of Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)

 

Day 7 Thursday: Kusadasi, Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B)

 

Day 8 Friday : Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city of Troy. Overnight in Canakkale. (B, D)

 

Day 9 Saturday: Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast, we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, Anzac Cove, Johnston’s Jolly before driving to back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

 

Day 10 Sunday: Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

INCLUDED :

  • Accommodation in 4*-5* hotels in double occupancy
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B breakfast, L lunch, D Dinner)
  • Licensed guides throughout Turkey
  • Entrance fees to various sites
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Luggage handling
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Arrival/departure transfers

EXCLUDED :

  • International flight from Canada
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to guide and drivers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “Included”
  • Entry visa for Turkey (USD60.00)


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