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Day 1: Arrival in Ankara

You are met at the airport by a Fortis Travel representative and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail during a short briefing by your tour director on your tour program.

Day 2: Ankara-Cappadocia
In the morning visit the captivating Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. After lunch continue on to mystical Cappadocia.

Day 3: Cappadocia
On day 3, explore biblical Cappadocia with its extraordinary chimney-like rock formations. Tour Goreme with its rock churches decorated with Christian frescoes. Then visit the Byzantine monastic complex of Zelve and the village of Avanos, which is famous for its traditional pottery.

Day 4: Cappadocia-Konya-Antalya
Drive to Konya and on the way visit the 13th century Caravanserai. In Konya visit the enchanting museum of Mevlana, known in the western world as Rumi, the former convent of the Whirling Dervishes and the great Islamic philosopher. After a beautiful full day through Anatolian plateau, you arrive in Antalya, a beautiful Mediterranean resort town.

Day 5: Perge-Side-Aspendos-Antalya
Visit Perge, Side, and Aspendos, the major Pamphylian cities. Journey back through time walking through Perge's monumental gateway and sit at the theatre of Aspendos, one of the best preserved ancient theatres in the world.

Day 6: Antalya-Hierapolis-Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale, famous for the immense tiers of white limestone terraces filled with mineral water. Visit the nearby ancient Roman baths, theatre and necropolis of the nearby town of Hierapolis.

Day 7: Pamukkale-Ephesus-Izmir
On your way to Izmir, visit Ephesus, the most complete archaeological ruin in the Mediterranean. The city is dedicated to the goddess of Artemis, whose temple is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then visit the Ephesus Museum, the basilica of St. John and the house of Virgin Mary.

Day 8: Izmir-Pergamum-Troy-Canakkale
Visit Pergamum, which is a fascinating ruin with the steepest amphitheatre of the ancient world. Home to the famous physician Galen, walk through the remains of the Asclepion, the ancient medical centre dedicated to the God of health and medicine. Then continue on to legendary Troy, the city immortalized in Homer's Iliad.

Day 9: Canakkale-Istanbul
From Canakkale, cross the Sea of Marmara by ferry and drive into the only city in the world that bridges Europe and Asia. Visit Topkapi Place, Hippodrome and the Hagia Sophia.

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.

Day 11: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
St. Sophia - Istanbul
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