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Day 1: Arrival in Ankara

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

Day 2: Hattussas-Yazilikaya-Alacahoyuk
In the morning drive to Bogazkale to visit the famous Hittite city of Hattusas from 2,500 B.C..Then visit Yazilikaya, one of the most famous of the Hittite rock monuments, where a portion of the inscriptions from the Treaty of Kadesh-first written treaty in the history-between Hittites and Egypt, is still present.

Day 3: Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
In the morning visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. In the afternoon, drive to Cappadocia. Today explore Cappadocia with its chimney-like rock formations.

Day 4: Cappadocia
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 pottery. In the afternoon visit one of the many underground cities of the region, Kaymakli or Derinkuyu where the early Christians sought sanctuary to escape persecution.

Day 5: Cappadocia-Konya-Antalya
Drive to Konya and on the way visit the 13th century Caravanserai. In Konya visit the 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 drive through Anatolian plateau arrive at Antalya, a beautiful Mediterranean resort town.

Day 6 : Termessos-Phaselis-Chimera-Myra
Visit Termessos, the only city no to yield to Alexander. Sit in the breathtaking Roman theatre. In the afternoon continue to Phaselis and Chimera. Visit the church of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) in Myra, where he is said to be buried.

Day 7: Perge-Side-Aspendos-Antalya
Visit Perge, Side, 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 8: Hierapolis
Drive to Pamukkale, which is famous for the immense tiers of white limestone terraces filled with mineral water. Visit the nearby Roman baths, theatre and necropolis of the nearby town of Hierapolis.

Day 9: Aphrodisias
On your way to Izmir, visit Aphrodisias, the city dedicated to the goddess of love. Aphrodisias was known throughout the ancient world for its distinctive school of sculpture. The excavations at Aprodisias are still being continued.

Day 10: Ephesus
Visit Ephesus the most complete archaeological ruin in the Mediterranean. The excavations at Ephesus are still being continued. 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 11: Pergamon-Troy
Visit Pergamon, 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 immortalised in Homer's Iliad.

Day 12: Istanbul
From Canakkale, cross the sea of Marmara by ferry and drive into the only city in the world that bridges Europe and Asia. In the afternoon visit the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul.

Day 13: Istanbul
In the morning visit the two masterpieces of Byzantine era, Chora and St. Sophia. Then visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the amazing underground cistern.

Day 14: Istanbul
Relax with a cruise on the Bosphorus on your last day in Turkey. In the afternoon explore the famous Grand Bazaar.

Day 15: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight.
 
 
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
 
Ephesus Museum
 
 
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