Anatolia Tour • 9 Days
DAY 01 IZMIR - KUSADASI
Upon your arrival at Izmir airport our transferman will be ready to meet and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi. Time at leisure, stay overnight in KUSADASI Included Meals: (Dinner)
After breakfast departure for KUSADASI (EPHESUS)
DAY 03 KUSADASI – APHRODISIAS – PAMUKKALE
After breakfast departure for Pamukkale, on the way Visit Aphrodisias the ancient city of some of the world ’s most beautiful architectural wonders, visit one of the largest ancient Theaters in the world, the Odeon, Bishop s Palace, Stadium, Temple of Aphrodite and the Museum with the gorgeous reliefs and statues of the sculptors of Aphrodisias. Afternoon, continue to Pamukkale visit the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. We will also visit the calcium pools for which Pamukkale is named (Cotton Castle). Dinner and overnight in PAMUKKALE
DAY 04 PAMUKKALE – SARDIS -IZMIR
We will continue to the ancien site of Sardes with its gymnasium, Temple of Artemis and ancient Synagogue. It was once the wealthy capital of the ancient Lydian Empire, and was the first place in history that coins were minted. Arriving Izmir in afternoon. free time for shopping. Dinner & overnight in IZMIR. Included Meals: (breakfast & lunch & Dinner)
DAY 05 PERGAMUM – ISTANBUL
After breakfast departure for Pergamon. Pergamon was one of the most beautiful cities of his ancient world. Its architects and sculptors were among the finest in the Hellenistic world. The majestic acropolis looms behind the modern town and is our first destination where we will visit the Temple of Trajan, Hellenistic barracks and tower, palaces, library, temple of Athena, theatre, temple of Dionysus, altar of Zeus. Asklepion was one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centers in the ancient world. Leaving Pergamum behind us. will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel stay overnight in ISTANBUL. Included Meals: (breakfast & lunch)
DAY 06 ISTANBUL
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full day tour of Istanbul, visiting the majestic Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisks and Topkapi Palace. After lunch we continue to the magnificent Haghia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel. Stay overnight in ISTANBUL.
DAY 07 ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCIA
Departing in the morning from the hotel. We will take a brief visit to the 17th Century Spice Bazaar which is the second largest covered bazaar in Istanbul and then embark on a cruise along the brilliant Bosphorus. This legendary strait separates Europe and Asia. Winding between wooded hills, it is lined with mosques, castles, 19th century mansions, picturesque villages and the extravagant baroque palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. At the tours end, you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Kayseri. Arrive in Kayseri and transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia. Stay overnight in CAPPADOCIA. Included Meals: (breakfast & lunch & Dinner)
DAY 08 CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast depart for a full day tour of one of the most amazing parts of Cappadocia. On this full day tour you will visit Devrent Valley , Zelve Open-air Museum and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world famous fairy chimneys. A break for lunch in Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open Air Museum visiting the numerous churches and monasteries. Depart the Goreme Open Air Museum for a panoramic view of Esentepe and then to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. After the tour we will you drive back to your hotel. Overnight in CAPPADOCIA.
DAY 09 IZMIR
Transfer to the airport in Kayseri for your return flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir airport. End of our services.