Day 01 Arrive in Istanbul
Meet and greet. A short orientation tour. Then transfer to the hotel for a welcome briefing. Dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 02 Istanbul
Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit the Royal TOPKAPI PALACE, home of the Ottoman Sultans, the BLUE MOSQUE, unique with six minarets, the Roman HIPPODROME and the ST.SOPHIA CHURCH which is considered one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels. Evening at leisure. (B, L,D)

Day 03 Istanbul - Troy - Canakkale
Drive to GALLIPOLI, through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat. Visit ancient TROY, see its legendary walls and the replica of the wooden horse. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. (B,L,D)

Day 04 Pergamon - Izmir
Visit the ACROPOLIS, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library, ASCLEPION, the ancient healing center and the RED BASILICA which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (rev:2-12). Evening at leisure. Overnight in Izmir. (B,L,D)

Day 05 Ephesus - Kusadasi
Leave for EPHESUS, cradle of early Christianity (rev:2-1-7). Visit the HOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY, the ancient Ephesus, the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM and the TEMPLE OF DIANA which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Return to Izmir. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,L,D)

Day 06 Kusadasi - Pamukkale
Drive to APHRODISIAS, the city dedicated to the goddess of love. See the well preserved stadium, the Odeon, the theater and the agora. Aphrodisias was known throughout the ancient world for its distinctive school of sculpture. Proceed to Pamukkale , noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine’s forms frozen waterfalls.for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 07 Pamukkale - Cappadocia
Full day’s drive to Cappadocia. On the way visit the Museum of Mevlana, known in the western worl as Rumi, the former convent of the Whirling Dervishes and the great Islamic philosopher. Continue to CAPPADOCIA where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes and where the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L,D)

Day 08 Cappadocia
Today explore biblical Cappadocia with its extraordinary chimney-like rock formations. Tour Goreme with its rock churches decorated with Christian frescoes. Then visit the Byzantine complex of Zelve and the village of Avanos, which is famous for traditional pottery. (B,L,D)

Day 09 Cappadocia - Ankara - Istanbul
In the Morning visit one of the region, Kaymakli or Derinkuyu where early Christians sought sanctuaray to escape persecution. Drive to Ankara to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Evening flight to Istanbul. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Istanbul
Relax with a cruise on the breathtaking Bosphorus on your last day in Turkey.In the afternoon explore the famous Grand Bazaar (B,L,D)

Day 11 Departure

TOUR RATE

$ 990 per Person in Double Occupancy- $ 1,205 Single Room

TOUR FEATURES

• 10 nights accommodation at Deluxe, Superior and Special Class hotels throughout the
  program
• 10 breakfasts
• 10 dinners
• 9 lunches
• Sightseeing as per the itinerary
• Transfers and transportation by private A/C motorcoach.
• English speaking government licensed professional tour guide throughout the program
• All entrance fees to the sites and museums.
• Tips to the hotels and restaurants
• Porterage at the hotels

EXCLUDING

• Domestic flight
• Tips to the tour guide and driver
• Personal expenses
• Drinks at the meals
• Travel insurance
 
Suleymaniye Mosquesqaf
 
Wooden_Horse - Troy
 

HOTELS TO BE USED

Istanbul Anemon Galata   S Category
Boutique Hotel
Canakkale Kolin Hotel Deluxe (5 star)
Izmir Anemon Izmir Superior (4 star)
Pamukkale Colossae Deluxe (5 star)
Cappadocia Dedeman Deluxe (5 star)
 

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES ON

March, 11 2006
March, 25 2006
April, 8 2006
April, 22 2006
May, 6 2006
May, 20 2006
June, 3 2006
June, 17 2006
July, 8 2006
July, 22 2006
August, 5 2006
August, 19 2006
September, 2 2006
September, 16 2006
October, 7 2006
October, 21 2006
November, 4 2006
November, 18 2006