Duration: 9 Days – 8 Nights
Hotel: Istanbul – Crowne Plaza Harbiye or Crowne Plaza Old City (DLX), Canakkale – Kolin Hotel (SFC), Kusadasi – Charisma Hotel (DLX), Pamukkale – Pam Thermal (FC), Antalya – Crowne Plaza (DLX)
Highlights of Turkey
Day 1 Thu: Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.
Day 2 Fri: Istanbul
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B
Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D
Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight. B D
Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage and visit a regional rug production center. Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince. B D
Day 6 Tue: Kusadasi – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel. B D
Day 7 Wed: Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya
Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon, pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. B D
Day 8 Thu: Antalya: Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours of Phaselis, a coastal ancient city or a lazy yacht cruise along turquoise coast of the Mediterranean. B D
Day 9 Fri: Antalya
Transfer to airport. B
Resort Extension with Golf Facilities: You can extend your stay for a week at Barceló Tat Beach Golf resort in Belek. (20 miles east of Antalya) www.tatgolf.com.tr.
Note: Sunday departure tours in May, Sep and Oct, will visit St. Sophie Cathedral in Istanbul, not during the full day tour of Istanbul which is Monday as it is closed, but on Tuesday before departing for Canakkale, Gallipoli area.
Professional English speaking guide throughout the tour.
Breakfast (B), Dinner (D) as indicated in the itinerary.
All sightseeing and admission fees on the above program.
Arrival Ataturk Airport & Hotel Transfer
Departure hotel & Antalya Airport transfer.
All transportation in Turkey by private a/c tour coach.
Any tipping you feel appropriate.
Meals unless stated.