Day 1: Full Day Gallipoli Tour
Early morning pick up from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli. It will take around 4.5 hours to get to the Gallipoli War Fields. There will be one stop enroute for a short break for personal needs. Once you arrive in Ecebat, lunch will be provided. After lunch around 1:00 pm you will begin the fully guided tour of Gallipoli with visits to the Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian, Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After tour transfer to Canakkale for check in to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale (L)
Day 2: Full Day Troy & Pergamum Tour, Transfer to Kusadasi
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick up you from hotel to departure for Troy tour, to day we will visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy, see a replica of the Trojan horse that you can climb for a photo and the fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance. After Troy, we will be driving to an important Greek-Roman ancient city Pergamum with its Acropolis and Altar of Zeus which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, After the tour, transfer to Kusadasi and overnight hotel stay in Kusadasi. (B, L).
Day 3: Full Day Ephesus Tour
After breakfast at the hotel around 08:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards you will visit the Isabey Mosque. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
After breakfast around 08:00 you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minutes stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 13:00 you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale for check-in. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Private Transfer to Cappadocia via Konya
Breakfast & check out the hotel in Pamukkale. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Pamukkale in a private car and drive you to Konya. After arrival in Konya, the driver will drop you off at the city center where you can visit Konya on your own for 2 – 3 hours. The driver will not be with you during this time. Lunch is not included in the tour service.
Recommended Sites you can see on your own:
* Mevlana Museum is a holy site for Muslims because it is the former lodging for the whirling dervishes. The architecture and turquoise tiles are a beautiful site for all.
* Karatay Medrese houses an outstanding collection of ceramics and tiles. The eight- hundred-year-old building was once a Selcuk Islamic theological seminary.
At the end of the 2 – 3 hours, the driver will pick you up at the same place where he dropped you off in the Konya city center and transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia. (B)
Day 6: Full Day North Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch you will visit the beautiful open air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L)
Day 7: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul, End of Services
After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Gulludere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Cavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour. At end of the tour you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. END OF SERVICES. (B, L)