FASCINATING ASIA MINOR



Day 1: Home - İstanbul

Arrival in İstanbul. You are greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel by your tour director. (D)

Day 2: İstanbul

Visiting the Mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent, the Hippodrome, the basilica of St. Sophia, the Topkapı Palace Museum. Promenade in the Covered Bazaar. (B)

Day 3: İstanbul – Bolu or Ankara

Excursion along the Bosphorus by boat. In the afternoon departure for Bolu, passing by the Colline of Çamlıca. Drive and overnight in Bolu (B, D)

Day 4: Bolu or Ankara - Cappadocia

Departure for Ankara. Visiting the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, the Castle of Ankara, the Temple of Augustus, and Mausoleum of Ataturk. In the afternoon departure for Cappadocia and overnight. (B, D)

Day 5: Cappadocia

Visiting the Valley of Göreme with its rock chapels, the town of Ürgüp, the village of Mustafapaşa (Sinassos) with its churches, the village of Göreme, the Valley of Zelve, Avanos,  the village of carpets and pottery, and the rock pinnacles of Uçhisar, the highest point of Göreme Valley. (B, D) 

Day 6: Cappadocia - Konya

Visiting the underground city and the Church in Derinkuyu. Departure for Güzelyurt (Gelveri)  to visit the churches. In the afternoon visiting the Ihlara Canyon (the Valley of Peristerema) with its Churches covered with frescoes in different styles. Departure for Konya. On the way visiting the caravanserai of Sultanhan. Overnight in Konya. (B, D)

Day 7: Konya - Antalya

Visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the founder of the mystic set of Whirling Dervishes, the Karatay Medresesi and the İnce Minareli Medrese. Departure for Antalya via Beyşehir and Akseki passing through forests. Overnight in Antalya (B, D)

Day 8: Antalya

Visiting the eminent cities of Pamphylia: Side, with its vast sandy beaches and magnificent classical monuments; Aspendos, with its best preserved Roman theatre in the entire Mediterranean, and Perge with its stadium, theatre and the colonnaded street. (B, D) 

Day 9: Antalya – Kaş or Kalkan

Departure for Kaş. On the way visiting the ancient city of Phaselis; the restored basilica of St. Nicholas and Lycian rock tombs in Demre, the ancient Myra. Overnight in Kaş or Kalkan (B, D)

Day 10: Kaş or Kalkan - Marmaris

Departure for Fethiye. Ancient Telmessus. On the way visiting the Lycian cities of Patara, Letoon and Xanthos and rock tombs in Fethiye. Excursion by boat on the Lake of Köyceğiz to Caunus. Overnight in Marmaris (B, D)

Day 11: Marmaris - Pamukkale

Departure for Denizli. On the way visiting Aphrodisias, the only city dedicated to Aphrodite. In the afternoon visiting the fantastic formations of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, D)

Day 12: Denizli - Kuşadası 

Departure for Kuşadası. Visiting Ephesus, the celebrated city of antiquity with its marvelous monuments, the Archeological Museum of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary. Overnight in Kuşadası (B, D)

Day 13: Kuşadası - Bursa

Departure for Bursa. On the way visiting Pergamum with its Acropolis and Asclepieum. Overnight in Bursa. (B, D)

Day 14: Bursa - İstanbul

Visiting Bursa: the Green Mausoleum, the Green Mosque, the Grand Mosque, the Muradiye Mosque Complex with its extraordinary cemetery and the Silk Bazaar. Departure for and overnight in İstanbul. (B)

Day 15: İstanbul - Home

Transfer to the airport and departure. (B)

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