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Best of Turkey - 14 Day Escorted Program Detail

Visiting Istanbul, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia, and Ankara.

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Day 1: USA-Istanbul
(WED)- Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul-Arrival
(THU)- You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Tonight you will meet your tour director and travel companions for a welcome briefing.
Deluxe Class:  Crowne Plaza Istanbul
Day 3: Istanbul
(FRI)- Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar. Consider taking an optional dinner with belly-dancing entertainment. (B)
Deluxe Class: Crowne Plaza Istanbul
Day 4: Gallipoli-Dardanelles-Canakkale
(SAT)- In the morning depart for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair, and Gabatebe War Museum. Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for an overnight stay. (B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Kolin Hotel
Day 5: Troy-Pergamum-Kusadasi
(SUN)- Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse and then tour Pergamum. Continue on to Kusadasi for your overnight stay. (B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Charisma Hotel
Day 6: Ephesus & Virgin Mary's House-Kusadasi
(MON)- Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and Virgin Mary's cottage. In the afternoon there is an optional tour of a local village called Sirince. (B,D).
Deluxe Class: Charisma Hotel
Day 7: Kusadasi-Pamukkale
(TUE)- Drive through fertile valley's to Pamukkale where you'll find the white lime cascades and visit Hierapolis.(B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Lycus River
Day 8: Pamukkale-Antalya
(WED)- Morning departure to Antalya. Visit the ancient city of Perge. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. (B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Sheraton Voyager
Day 9: Antalya
(THU)- Today enjoy a full day at leisure or consider an optional tour to Phaselis, a coastal ancient city or a lazy yacht cruise along the Mediterranean turquoise coast. (B,D)
Deluxe Class: Sheraton Voyager
Day 10: Antalya-Aspendos-Konya
(FRI)- After breakfast depart for Konya. En route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School. Tonight there is an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. (B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Rixos Hotel
Day 11: Konya-Cappadocia
(SAT)- Morning departure to Cappadocia. Visit the famous underground city of Kaymakli and regional carpet production center. Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Dedeman Cappadocia
Day 12: Cappadocia
(SUN)- After breakfast visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Early morning there is an optional balloon tour where you can experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys, and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia.(B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Dedeman Cappadocia
Day 13: Cappadocia-Ankara
(MON)- Morning departure for Ankara. On the way visit 13th century Agzikarahan caravansaray. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. (B,D)
Deluxe Class:  Crowne Plaza Ankara
Day 14: Ankara-Return
(TUE)- You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (B)


B Breakfast
L Lunch
D Dinner

Departures & Pricing

City Hotel
Istanbul Crowne Plaza Istanbul
Canakkale Kolin Hotel
Troy Charisma Hotel
Pamukkale Lycus River
Antalya Sheraton Voyager
Konya Rixos Hotel
Cappadocia Dedeman Cappadocia
Ankara Crowne Plaza Ankara

Call (800) 990-3454 for reservation