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Anatolia Tour • 9 Days

Tour Route

 

Izmir
Kusadasi
Ephesus
Pamukkale
Sardis
Pergamon
Istanbul
Kayseri

 

Tour informations

 

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)

DAY 02 

After breakfast departure for KUSADASI (EPHESUS)
Today we will visit the house of Virgin Mary, which is a major pilgrimage site, then  Ephesus, with the Library of Celsus,Temple of Hadrian, agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theaterBasilica of St. John and remains of the Temple of Artemis, which was known as one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world Overnight in KUSADASI. Included Meals: (breakfast & lunch & Dinner)

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 
Included Meals: (breakfast & lunch & Dinner)

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 PergamonPergamon 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.
Included Meals: (breakfast & lunch)
Optional: Mysterious Ceremony of Turkish Whirling Dervishes that will touch your soul!

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.
Included Meals: (breakfast & lunch & Dinner)

DAY 09 IZMIR

Transfer to the airport in Kayseri for your return flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir airport. End of our services.
Included Meals: (B)

Tour Price

 

All prices subject to availability at time of booking.

 

2-4 pax

5-8 pax

9-12 pax

13-25 pax

Person in Double / Twin Sharing

0000

0000

0000

0000

Single Room Supplement

000

000

000

000

Ask About Special Rates for Christian Educators & Groups of All Sizes

Important Information:

The above given rates are in USD, per person sharing twin, 18% VAT included. Any increase in taxes will be reflected to the prices. For the groups between 8 -10 pax A/C'ed 18 seater minibuses will be used. For the groups over 10 pax A/C'ed 25 seater midibuses will be used. For the groups over 25 pax A/C'ed 46 seater coaches will be used.

Travel Insurance:

We highly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance before departure.

 

Tour Price Includes

Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation. Accommodation in mentioned category. Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) entrance fee to the various sites. Transportation in non-smoking mini/midi bus with professional English speaking guide and experienced driver.


Not Included

International or domestic flights, drinks, tips to guide, driver and personal expenses. Optional tours such as Turkish night and Turkish bath.

PS.

For group requirements other languages are available