A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from beaches to mountains and the great city of İstanbul.Turkey offers a wealth of destination varieties to travellers: from dome-and-minaret filled skyline of Istanbul to Roman ruins along the western and southern coasts, from heavily indented coastline against a mountainous backdrop of Lycia and wide and sunny beaches of Pamphylia to cold and snowy mountains of the East.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive In Istanbul, Turkey
After arrival at Atatürk Airport, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start soaking up the unique atmosphere of this city built on two continents. At 6:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)
Day 2: Istanbul.
Founded by the greeks as byzantium more than 2,500 years ago, renamed constantinople in 330 ad when constantine the great elected it the capital of the roman empire, and finally called istanbul after the ottoman conquest in the 15th century, the city on the bosporus remains one of the most exciting places in the world. Its strategic location as gateway between orient and occident, the islamic and the christian worlds, and the black sea and the mediterranean predestined it for a turbulent history. Guided sightseeing starts at topkapi palace, the residence of the ottoman sultans. Admire the rich and spectacular kaftans of the sultans that were worn during the ottoman period. Then, tour the hagia sophia, followed by the roman hippodrome, and visit sultan ahmet’s blue mosque. [lf] a special visit has been included to the underground cistern, brought to life in dan brown’s best seller inferno. For a taste of turkish nightlife, join our optional dinner outing and discover the fascination of belly dancing. (b)
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Day 3: Istanbul–troy Area
Visit the colorful grand bazaar before setting out on your discovery tour of a country with the population of britain and more than three times its size. Drive along the european shore of the sea of marmara and head westward through sunflower and olive groves to the dardanelles. Visit the wwi battlefields on the gallipoli peninsula, where allied troops, mainly australians and new zealanders, suffered heavy casualties in a disastrous campaign. Pay tribute to the heroes of those tragic months of 1915 at the anzac cemetery and the lone pine memorial. Travel by ferry across the dardanelles to the troy area for your first overnight in asia on the aegean coast. (b,d)
Travel from Istanbul to Troy
Fly Istanbul to Canakkale
Bus via Yay - Pet Dinlenme Tesisleri
Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Edremit, bus
Car ferry, drive
Day 4: Troy Area–pergamum–kusadasi
Enjoy a guided visit of TROY, the perfect place to brush up on Homer’s Trojan War—hollow wooden horse and all! Vistas of the Greek isle of Lesbos greet you as you follow the shores of the Bay of Edremit. Continue south to Pergamum, an ancient center of learning and the arts, and visit its MUSEUM. After lunch, visit the ASCLEPION, a shrine to the Greek god of medicine. Drive to Kusadasi for an overnight. (B,D)
Travel from Troy to Kusadasi
Day 5: Kusdasi–ephesus–pamukkale
Today, visit ephesus, home of the greek philosopher heraclitus, and later, the capital of roman asia minor. Visit the site of ancient ruins and the archaeological museum with its famous statue of artemis, goddess of fertility and destiny. At this beautiful location, a souvenir group picture will be taken. Then, travel along the silk road, and through the lush valley of the meandering menderes river. Next, pamukkale. The name means “cotton castle” and refers to the spectacular white lime cascades formed by its hot springs. At your hotel tonight, maybe a leisurely bath in a pool of hot thermal water might be just the way to relax after a busy touring day. (b,d)
Travel from Kusadasi to Pamukkale
Day 6: Pamukkale–hierapolis–bursa
This morning, visit the fascinating archaeological site of hierapolis, the thermal resort founded by a pergamene king in 190 bc and greatly enlarged and embellished by the romans. Then, enjoy the ever-changing cultivated landscapes and timeless scenes of rural life on your way to bursa. Spot farmers working their fields or transporting produce in traditional horse-drawn carts. Bursa lies in the shade of the uludag–also called mount olympus of mysia—a 7,700-foot-high ski mountain surrounded by lovely orchards. Founded by the greeks, like most ancient cities in this part of the world, and hotly contested during the crusades, bursa had its heyday as the first capital of the ottoman empire. In the afternoon, visit the great mosque (ulu camii). Also on the agenda, of course, are the ancient covered bazaar and the silk market. (b,d)
Bursa Grand Mosque or Ulu Cami is a mosque in Bursa, Turkey. Built in the Seljuk style, it was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I and built between 1396 and 1399. The ...
Bursa center, Bursa, Turkey
Phone: +90 539 490 1591
Travel from Pamukkale to Bursa
Day 7: 7 Bursa–iznik–istanbul.
Visit iznik, site of the first ecumenical council. See its ancient city walls before visiting st. Sophia church and the archaeological museum. Later, return to istanbul. Tonight, a private cruise on the bosporus river and a farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant celebrates the success of your turkish adventure. (b,d)