Turkey Circle Trip 14 Night 15 Days

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Turkey Circle Trip 14 Night 15 Days

Day 1 : Pick up from Istanbul Airport 

Meal : Not Included

Day 2 : Full day Istanbul tour


• HippodromeThe horse cart's race place during Roman Era, its Obelisk, Orme Pillar,
  entwined snake pillar are still visible today.
• The Blue Mosque17 C AD Mosque , masterpiece of Turkish Islam Architecture. listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
• Hagia Sophia Built in 6 the C as a church and converted into Mosque by the Turks in 15 C AD   today it serves as a museum to its admirers.. listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
• Topkapi Palace The residential of Ottoman Sultans which is housing a lot of Sultan's Customes,Thrones, treasures, holy relics, porcelains and tiles with a great view of the Bosphorus. ( listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.)
• The Grand Bazaar The biggest Covered Bazaar in the world which has about 4000 shops.

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 : Pick up from your hotel and drive to Egyptian Bazaar which is also called the Spice Market too.         
• The Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu quay till the Bosphorus bridge and back to the same place
  After visit of Suleymaniye Mosque which was built by the famous Turkish architect Sinan (listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.) free time afternoon

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 : Istanbul-Gallipoli-Canakkale ( 330 KM )
After breakfast we depart to Canakkale. On the way we visit Gallipoli Peninsula where The ANZAC and the Turks fought in the first world war. We will see Anzac Cove, Conk Bair, Lone Pine, Turkish and Anzac trenches and  the cemeteries . We cross Dardanelle Strait by Ferry from European side of Turkey to Asian side and  stay in Canakkale which is a lovely town located on shores of Dardanelle Strait

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 5 : Canakkale- Troy- Pergamum - Izmir ( 320 KM )
* Troy  the famous city where the Greek Achilles and Hector had duel. ( listed by Unesco in the world heritage list)
• Pergamum Acropolis The place where parchment  paper was invented ,the ruins
  of the city too including, Zeus Altar , Athena Temple, The Trajan Temple  , theater and the ruins of the Palaces of the kings of Pergamum Kingdom which was established in 3 C Bc and reigned till 132 BC. (listed by Unesco in the world heritage list)
* Asclepion the healing center of Pergamum where the psychotherapy  was practiced and home of Galinus   the famous physician of the Roman Era.

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 6 : Izmir-Ephesus- Kusadasi  ( 150 KM )
After breakfast at hotel  Izmir city  tour
Izmir Konak (the Tower) we will visit the historical tower which was built in 20th C. and symbol of Izmir
. Pierre Konak ( which was a fish market in the past now used as a luxury shopping center ). and Kemeralti Bazaar After the Grand Bazaar it is the second biggest traditional market in Turkey. Drive from Izmir to Ephesus  upon arrival we visit :
• Ephesus Ancient City  The biggest Roman City of Anatolia
• Artemis Temple One of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
* Saint John Tomb and Basilica ( Saint john escaped from Jerusalem to Ephesus  he lived here and died  here too. His tomb which is housed by a church built  in later centuries.

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 7 : Kuşadasi-Aphrodisias -Pamukkale ( 275 Km )
Today we will visit :
• Aphrodisias Ancient city ( City of Aphrodite the goddess of the love ) which has excellent  Roman Stadium and Museum which has the best marble statues and reliefs collection in Turkey)
• Pamukkale white Travertines (listed by Unesco in the world heritage list) and  Hierapolis Ancient city's ruins and check in Spa Hotel .

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 8 : Pamukkale- Kas  ( 310 km )
Today we will drive to the south,  Mediterranean region  and visit some of the Lycian cities.
First stop is Demre. We will see Saint Nicholas church and his  tomb here and the rock -tombs carved into the cliff of the mountain as well as the theater and drive to the sunken city. We embark on boat and sail into the sea to see Ucagiz ( Dolichiste City) which was sunken into the water of Mediterranean. The lunch will be had on boat, menu is  fresh fish of the day rice and salad. There is also a swimming break
Disembarkation and  drive to Kas arrival and check in hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 : Kas - Phasalis -Antalya ( 250 km )
Today we will  visit Phasalis Ancient city which was established on shores of Mediterranean and has 3 ports. Here we visit the ruins of the city the ancient ports a swimming break on beach of Phasalis  and drive toAntalya .
Upon arrival to Antalya we visit Aspendos Theater - the best preserved Roman Theater andPerge Ancient city and Duden waterfall and check in hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 10 : Antalya- Konya- Cappadocia .( 550 km )
We will drive from Mediterranean region to Central Anatolia  via Taurus Mountains. On the way we will visit :
* Side Apollo Temple  which was built on shores of Mediterranean to protect the sailors
* Konya Mevalana Museum ( The Ruling Monastery of The Mevlevi
  religious Order which is used Museum today ).
* Ince Minareli Madrasah ( A University from 13 C AD Seljuk Era )
* Sultan Hani Caravanserai ( A hotel of the silk road from 13 C AD
arrival to Cappadocia and check in hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 11 : * In the early morning Hot air balloon tour over unique landscape of Cappadocia ( Optional and not included the price )
Full day Cappadocia tour

* Goreme Panorama ( We view the magic landscape of Cappadocia
  from this panoramic view)
* Uchisar Cave Houses ( We enter to one of the cave houses which is
  still being used as a cafeteria and offer you an apple tea)
* Pigeon Valley Photo stop ( We view the valley which is full of dove-cote
  and if we are lucky some of the pigeons are there)
* Goreme Open Air Museum (rock-cut churches and monasteries &
  designed with  well preserved frescoes) listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
* Pasabagi ( The fairy-chimneys valley ) The mushroom shaped natural rock
  formations of Cappadocia were named fairy chimneys.
* Avanos (Avanos has been a handcraft town since 19 C BC especially it is
  known pottery town of Cappadocia)
*Rose  valley at the end of the day a little wine party under the sunset glow
and back to hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 12 : Full day Cappadocia tour
Pick up from Hotel and drive to South of Cappadocia to see the
  hidden settlement of the Christians, Underground city and Ihlara Valley :
*  Derinkuyu underground city (The biggest underground settlement in the world ) and listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
* Ihlara Valley  ( walking 3 km and visit rock-cut churches and troglodytes )
* Selime ( The biggest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia)

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 13 : Cappadocia- Hattusas-Ankara  ( 375 Km )
Today we will visit capitol city of the Hittites who reigned in Anatolia from 19 C BC till 12 C Bc Hattusas.The city is listed by unesco in the world cultural and heritage sites list.. We will see Yazilikaya the open -air temple of the Hittes which has reliefs of the gods and goddess, The Great Temple of Arinna and Tesup, The city walls , sphinx gate, the pottern tunnel,  The hieroglyph wall, The castle and palace ruins and drive to Ankara. arrival and check in hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 14 : Ankara- Istanbul ( 450 km )
Ankara city tour and drive to Istanbul .
Today we will visit Ankara Anatolian Civilization Museumwhich is housing many artifacts from alover Anatolia, Ankara Ancient houses and the castle, Ataturk Mausoleum and drive to Istanbul. Arrival and check in hotel .

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 15 : Transfer from Hotel to Istanbul  Airport

Hotels
Istanbul : Grand Yavuz Hotel or similar 4 stars hotel
Canakkale : Iris hotel or similar 4 stars hotel
Izmir : Karaca  Hotel or similar 4 stars hotel
Kusadasi : The Panoramahill hotel or Marina Hotel or simialr 4 stars
Pamukkale : Colossae hotel or similar 5 stars spa hotel
Kas : Hera Hotel or similar 4 stars hotel
Antalya : Best western or similar 4 stars hotel
Cappadocia : Dinler Nevsehir or similar 4 stars hotel
Ankara : Radisson Blu or similar 4 stars hotel

Included in the tour :
* Hotel accommodation as written above
* Meals as written in itinerary
* Museum admission fee
* All transfers from to airport
* Hotel tip
* A Private van  ( from 1 to2 Small SUV vehicle 3- 4 Mercedes Vito with 8 reclining seats from 5 till 10 Mercedes Sprinter with 14 reclining seats )
* A certified English guide
* Boat trip in Istanbul
* Boat Trip in Sunken city
*All Taxes

Not included the tour :
* Drinks
* Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia
* Driver and guide tip ( Not compulsory but customary)
* Personal Expenses
* Visa Fee upon arrival to Turkey

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