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1 - Istanbul(D)
clearing customs you will be met by your guide. There will be
a short drive to hotel where there will be some time to rest
and settle in. We will have a dinner at a nice local Turkish
restaurant. All dinners in Istanbul will be at nice local
2 - Istanbul (B) (L) (D)
the classical highlights of Istanbul: Ottoman and Byzantine relics. Start your tour with
the Sultanahmet Center. The heart of the old city from where
the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire were ruled. Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik
Tiles and unique with its 6 minarets. Roman
Hippodrome and Saint Sophia. The Basilica or St. Sophia, now
called the Ayasofya Museum is unquestionably one of the finest
buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and
reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. You will also visit
the Topkapi palace, which like the others, is formed by many
smaller palaces and apartments.
After lunch visit the Magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque. You are free to explore the
labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. One could visit
Istanbul for the shopping alone. The Grand Bazaar, in the old
city is the logical place to start. This labyrinth of streets
and passages houses more than 4,000 shops. The names
recall the days when each trade had its own quarter: the
goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers' street, and the street
of the skullcap makers. Still the commercial center of the old
city, the bazaar is the original shopping mall with something
to suit every taste and pocket. Turn
back to hotel. Dinner overnight.
Ephesus - Kusadasi (B) (L) (D)
breakfast, transfer to airport. Fly to Izmir. A
full day to explore Ephesus, capital of Roman Asia Minor, and
a jewel in Turkey’s archaeological crown. It is here where
history comes truly alive. Walking towards the ancient harbor,
down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots,
you pass architectural masterpieces like the Library of
Celsius, Heracletes Gate, many marble columns, before arriving
at the Great Amphitheater where silversmith Demetrius and his
friends started a riot against St. Paul, finally we will end
up at the Ephesus Museum. In the afternoon visit the nearby
Basilica of St. John and the Virgin Mary’s stone cottage,
where she is believed to have spent her last days.Temple of
Artemis(one of seven wonders of the world). Lunch in Selcuk. Dinner overnight in Kusadasi.
- Canakkale (B) (L) (D)
breakfast check out from the hotel. Depart to Pergamon.The modern town lies over the remains of the Roman
city, while the remains of the ancient Greek city with its
acropolis lie northeast across the Bergama River, on a high
hill with terraced slopes. Greek ruins also lie on the western
the Acropolis in the city built on four terraces perched upon
a hill, overlooking the Bergama Plain. Tour the “Steepest
Theater of the Ancient World”. Then visit the Asclepion, the
famous ancient medical center dedicated to Asclepion, the god
of health and medicine, and the Archaeological Museum in
Pergamon. Lunch in Bergama. After lunch depart to
Canakkale. Check in the hotel. Dinner overnight.
5- Troy - Istanbul (B) (L) (D)
breakfast check out the hotel. While we are in
Canakkale, we will visit the legendary city of Troy. We will
have the opportunity to see a replica of the Trojan horse. To
date, nine different Troys have been discovered; all built one
on top of the other. We will have a chance to see this site
still in the process of excavation. Depart to
Istanbul. Check in the hotel. Dinner overnight.
6- Istanbul (B)
to the airport. End of tour.
is not Included:
in hotels,plus one night in camp.
flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.
All meals mentioned
on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
mentioned in the itinerary.
guidance on each activity.
sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
taxes & service charges
and Port rage tips.
fees to sites and museums.
restaurants and hotels.
bus driver & tour guide.
of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the
services which are not specifically mentioned.