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Day 1: Arrival - İstanbul

You’re greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel by the representative of Fest Travel. Enjoy a free afternoon.

Day 2: İstanbul
Visiting the splendors of Istanbul: the 'Hippodrome', the scene of the chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life; the 'Blue Mosque' (Sultan Ahmet Camii) famous for its blue tiles, the 'Basilica of Saint Sophia' (Ayasofya Müzesi), the 6th century church of divine wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture of all times: the 'Topkapı Palace Museum', world famous imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years with its superb and unrivalled porcelain collections, the Imperial Treasury and the fascinating Harem. Lunch in Topkapı Palace. Promenade in the Covered Bazaar, the historical shopping center with nearly 4000 shops and labyrinth alleys. (B)

Day 3: İstanbul - Dardanelles - Troy - Çanakkele
Departure by coach for Troy via the northern coast of Marmara to Gallipoli’s famous WW1 sites and crossing over Dardanelles by ferry-boat from Europe to Asia Minor. Visiting Troy, one of the most evocative sites of antiquity. Overnight in Çanakkale. (B,D)

Day 4: Çanakkale - Pergamum - İzmir
Walk ancient Pergamum’s acropolis to view the Altar of Zeus and a famous Roman medical center. Continue to Izmir, Homer's birthplace on the Aegean coast, for an overnight stay. (B,D).

Day 5: İzmir - Ephesus - St.Marys House - Pamukkale
Explore the 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the library of Celsius, a gymnasium, and Hadian’s Temple in Ephesus. Visit the Virgin Mary's stone cottage and Pamukkale’s white lime cascade cliffs. Enjoy a mineral spring bath at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 6: Pamukkale – Hierapolis - Bursa
Tour the Roman health spa ruins of Hieropolis and the marble-paved synagogue of Sardis. Travel to Bursa at the foot of "Mt. Olympus" in ancient Asia Minor. Afternoon is free to shop at Covered Bazaar. Enjoy a "Turkish bath" at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 7: Bursa - İstanbul
Tour Bursa’s Green Ottoman complex and Grand Mosque. A brief ferry across the Marmara Sea shortens the drive back to Istanbul. Explore Istanbul at your leisure. (B)

Day 8: İstanbul - Athens
Your representative escorts you to the airport for the flight to Athens, upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 9: Athens
A morning Athens city tour introducing the most important sites: the framed Acropolis with its dominating view and site of the renewed Patheron, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 10: Delphi - Athens
Departing in the morning we drive through the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova to Delphi (Ancient sanctuary of Apollo). Here you visit the Museum, walk the sacred way to the Athenian Treasury, visit Acropolis Temple and the Kastalian Fountain. In the evening we return to Athens. (B,L)

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Day 11: Athens - Cairo
You are transferred to the airport for your departing flight to Cairo and upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 12: Cairo
Touring begins with a visit to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt, continue to the step Pyramid of Sakkara, over 200 feet high. Continuing to Giza, you tour the Grest Pyramids and their guardian Sğhinx. Optional dinner on a Nile Cruise boat. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Day 13: Cairo
Begin with a tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, repository of Pharoanic are and the renowned treasures of King Tut. Afternoon is free for optional touring such as the Citadel of Saladin, the Alabaster Mosque and the fascinating bazaar. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Day 14: Cairo – Return
Transfer to the airport for departure.

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