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Special Turkey Tour


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Day 1 : Istanbul  
Arrival at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Meet with Krizantem Tours representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 : Istanbul - Canakkale (B,L,D)
After breakfast at Hotel we proceed to Canakkale by coach & ferry. Following a lunch break, we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia and proceed to Troy. Referred to in Homer’s “Illiad” and “Odyssey”, Troy has in fact nine cities superimposed one upon another. Troy VI pertains to the famous Trojan War of Homer where the legendary heroes included Agamemnon, Achilles, Odysseus, and Nestor on the Greek side and Priam, Hector, and Paris on the Trojan side. We will check-in to our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 : Canakkale - Kusadasi (B,L,D)
Depart for Kusadasi, en route we will have lunch in Bergama before visiting Pergamon to see the Acropolis, the Temple of Trojan and the theater both overloking to the plain of Bergama with a picture break for one of the Seven Churches of Revelation in downtown Bergama, then finally Ancient Medical Center, Asclepion will be visited before driving to Izmir and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4 : Kusadasi (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, please enjoy your choice Plan. Choice Plan: A. Sightseeing of Milet Ruins (theater, north agora, monument of a port) & Didim Ruins (Apollon temple) with lunch Choice Plan: B. Relax and enjoy sun and the Egeaen Sea at the private beach of the hotel. Dinner at hotel.

Day 5 : Kusadasi - Pamukkale (B,L,D)
Following breakfast we drive to Selçuk to visit the House of Virgin Mary on top of Mt. Coressos. Leaving there, our memorable visit to Ephesus will begin as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Temple of Artemis. (One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity) from a distance and the Basilica of St.John, followed by lunch in the township of Selçuk. After lunch we will continue to Pamukkale. You will tour the Antique City of Hierapolis where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins. After a picture break, dinner and overnight in Pamukkale where you can enjoy hot-spring swimming pool at the hotel.

Day 6 : Pamukkale - Antalya (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will drive to Antalya where is one of Highlights of Turkey. We will visit Perge whose history dates back to 1000 B.C. Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas stayed and preached in the city during their journey through Asia Minor. Our tour of Perge will include the Theatre, the Roman Stadium, the Hellenistic Gate, Baths, Basilica and the Acropolis. We continue driving to Aspendos and the tour of the city will include the Gymnasium, the Ancient Baths, the Theatre, the Acropolis and the Agora. Driving south we will reach Side which used to be a well-knownslave-market. The tour will include the Hellenistic Wall, the Theatre, the Temple of Tyche, Agora, Basilicas, Baths the Aquaduct and the Museum. Then we will check-in our Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 : Antalya - Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Right after breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living, Konya was the center of the Selçuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum, we will see Karatay Medrese where was the theologly school of old times. Then we will continue to Cappadocia viewing the Sultanhani Caravanserai en route. Dinner and overnight

Day 8 : Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Today we will visit Goreme and the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Lunch will be served at local cave restaurant. Then we will proceed to Uchisar and Zelve valleys for memorable photo stop and we will go to World famous wine fabrics of Cappadocia for tasting hundred kinds of wines. Visit Underground City of Kaymakli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9 : Cappadocia - Ankara (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will continue to Hattusas and visit Lion’s Gate, Underground Gate, Citadel, Great Temple, the Sanctuary of Yazilikaya. Lunch in town and continue to Ankara. Dinner and overnight

Day 10 : Ankara - Safranbolu (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will first visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum and Atatürk’s Mousoleum. We will continue to Safranbolu and lunch will be served at local restaurant. Afterwards, proceed to the Carsi Meydanı and Hidirlik Hill Dinner and overnight.

Day 11 : Safranbolu - Istanbul (B,L,D)
Following breakfast we proceed to Istanbul with our bus and lunch at on the Bolu mountain. We will continue to Istanbul for city tour including the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet I. Next we will have a look at the Hippodrome of Constantinople where horse and chariot races used to take place, then visit the Underground Cistern which is one of the greatest architectural marvels of all times. In the evening we will transferred to local Night Club for dinner and a live floor show will include Belly Dancing and Anatolian Folklore singers and dancers.

Day 12 : Istanbul (B,L)
Our morning starts with a visit to the aromatic Spice Bazaar, where the smells of cinnamon, cloves and thyme, rise from hundreds of colourful muslin bags at every store-front. We then board our ferry boat for a relaxing cruise along the shores of the legendary Bosphorus, the natural gateway that divides Asia and Europe. As you sit back and enjoy Turkish coffee or well-brewed tea from traditional small cups, numerous summer Palaces and palatial homes will pass by on either side. Disembarking at the northern end of the Strait. We proceed to a restaurant for a tasty meal of local fish. Free in the afternoon. Overnight

Day 13 : Departure (B)
After breakfast free until transfer time. Transfer to Istanbul Atatürk Airport for flight back to home.

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