Day 1: Gallipoli Tour with overnight in CanakkaleEarly 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 at a hotel in Canakkale. (L) Day 2: Troy Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
After breakfast check out of the hotel in Canakkale. Around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the morning tour of Troy. You will visit the ancient city of Troy famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. After your morning Troy tour, you will be driven back to Canakkale where you will board a public bus to Selcuk/Kusadasi approximately 12:30 pm. You will arrive in Kusadasi around 7:00 pm and there will be 2 breaks enroute for personal needs. After arrival at the Kusadasi or Selcuk bus station you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check in. Your dinner tonight will be at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, D) Day 3: Full Day Ephesus Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
Around 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel for a Full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary.
First you will visit The Temple of Artemis
, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. You will be able to explore the ruins of Ephesus while strolling past the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Trajan Fountain and be able to visit the Great Theater where Paul preached to the Ephesians.
After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. 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. Next you will visit the Ephesus Archeological Museum
to see findings of Ephesus excavations. You will also visit on this tour the İsabey Mosque
, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art in Turkey. Return to your hotel around 16:30. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kusadasi. (B, L, D) Day 4: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour with overnight in Pamukkale
Breakfast & check out the hotel in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
08:00 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs,
one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica
, the theatre and Roman Baths
. After the tour, transfer to your hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Pamukkale. (B, L, D) Day 5: Pamukkale to Konya with overnight in Cappadocia
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 with overnight in Cappadocia
Today after breakfast meet with your tour guide and visit Devrent Valley and Pasabag (Monk's Valley)
where you will find the world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos.
Then on to visit the Goreme Open Air Museum to explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries were carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. A visit to Ortahisar natural rock castle
for panoramic views. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 6:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L) Day 7: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul
Breakfast & check out the hotel in Cappadocia. Today meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and transfer for a full day tour of Cappadocia sites. Visits include Kaymakli Underground City which was built as a defence
and hiding site during the period of spreading Christianity.
Then on to Cavusin Old Christian Village
where you will find a triple Apse church and the monastery of St John the Baptist. In Sinasos Old Greek Village you find old Greek and Ottoman houses
. The days touring includes an easy grade 3km hike through Red Valley offering some great scenery that would otherwise not be accessible by car and a visit to Uchisar natural rock castle.
At the end of the tour your will be transferred to the airport in Kayseri or Nevshir for your flight back to Istanbul. END OF SERVICES.