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EAST TURKEY TOUR

ADANA (1) / ANTAKYA(2)  / URFA(1) / KAHTA(1)
DIYARBAKIR(1) / VAN(3) / KARS(1) /ERZURUM(1)
TRABZON(2) / TOKAT(1) / BOGAZKALE(1) /ANKARA(2)

Day 1 - Flight from Istanbul to Adana. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 - Visit to Anavarza (ancient Anazarbus)  an eastern Roman colony. Visit to Karatepe, the Neo-Hittite capital of Azitawanda. Drive to Antakya. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 - Visit to the plain of Amuk, Acana and ancient Alalakh. Return to Antakya to visit  St.Peterís Church and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 - Drive north with a stop at Yesemek and then to Gaziantep to visit the Museum. Drive to Urfa. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 - Visit to Harran, the Ulu Camii and drive to Kahta. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Ascent of Mount Nemrut early in the morning. Visit to Eski Kale to see the ruins of Arsameia. Drive to Diyarbakir in the afternoon. 

Day 7 - Drive to Van. On the way you will see the beautiful valley of Guzeldere and the towns of Bitlis and Tatvan. Stop at Ahlat to visit the unique Selcuk cemetery and the Museum on the shores of Lake Van. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8 - Morning cruise across the Lake Van to the Aktitamar island. After lunch at a lakeside restaurant, visit to the local Museum. Free time. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9 - Visits to Cavustepe and the Van Castle. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 - Drive along the foothills of Mount Ararat. Visit to the Ishak Pasha Palace in Dogubeyazit. Drive to Kars to visit the local Museum. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 - Visit to Ani, located near the Georgian-Armenian border. Drive to Erzurum to visit the Selcuk and Ottoman monuments. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 - Ascent through the wild landscapes of the Transcaucasia and the Pontus range. After lunch in the charming mountain town of Artvin, descent to the Black Sea coast with its lush vegetation and vast tea plantations. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 - Visit to the Monastery of the Virgin at Sumela. Return to Trabzon to visit the Yeni Cuma Mosque, the Fatih Mosque, the Byzantine Chapel of Hagia Anna and the well preserved frescoes of the Hagia Sophia. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14 - Drive along the Black Sea coast through the seaside villages between Trabzon and Unye and then drive from Unye to Tokat. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 - Drive to Amasya to see old wooden houses which overhang the Iris River. Visit to the Selcuk and Ottoman monuments and the Museum. Drive to Bogazkale including a stop at the fortified Hittite city of Alacahoyuk. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16 - Visit to Hattusas and Yazilikaya. Drive to Ankara. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17 - Visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in the morning. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 18 - Transfer to the airport.

The tour is on full board basis starting with lunch on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 18.

WEST TURKEY TOUR

Ankara (2) / Cappadocia (2) / Konya (1)
Antalya (3) / Pamukkale (1) / Kusadasi (2)
Izmir (2) / Canakkale (1) / Bursa (1) / Istanbul (4)

Day 01 - Arrival in Ankara and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 - The tour begins at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit to the Roman remains of the Temple of Augustus. Drive to Gordion, which was once the capital of the Kingdom of Phrygia.

Day 03 - Drive to Ankara to visit the Hittite center at Bogazkoy. After lunch, drive to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 - Drive to the site of Kultepe, After lunch, visit to the Goreme valley. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05 - Visit to Kaymakli. Drive to Konya. Visits to the Selcuk Caravanserai and to Catalhoyuk. The tour in Konya includes the Aladdin Park and the Mosaic Museum. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06 - Drive to Antalya. Lunch at the Lake Egirdir(seafood). Visit  to Antiochos in Psidia on the way to Antalya. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 07 - Visits to Perge, Side and Aspendos. After lunch, visit to   the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08 - Drive to Termessus. After lunch, a free afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09 - Drive to Pamukkale, ancient Hierapolis. Possibility to swim in the natural hot spring pools. Visit to the ancient site. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 - Drive to Kusadasi. Visit to Aphrodisias. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 - Visits to Priene, Miletus and the great Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 - Drive to Izmir. Visit to Ephesus. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 - Visits to Sardis and the Archaeological Museum of Izmir. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14 - Drive to Canakkale. Visit to Pergamon. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 - Drive to Bursa. Visits to the Ottoman Mosques and monuments. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16 - Drive to Istanbul. Visit to Iznik (ancient Nikea). Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17 - In Istanbul, visits to the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the Mosaic Museum. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 18 - In Istanbul, visits to the Archaeological Museum, the Suleymaniye Mosque, the Kariye Mosque and the Rustempasa Mosque. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 19 - Free day.

Day 20 - Transfer to the airport.

The tour is on full board basis starting with lunch on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 18.

Ballooning Tour in Cappadocia (Extra)
Pick up from the hotel at sunrise. There are over 30 different departure points to ensure the most interesting flight path. Preparation of the equipment takes 20 minutes and the passengers are welcome to help or to take photographs as they wish. The flight time is between 1-1.5 hours and includes both low contour flying and also flying high enough to see the landscape from above. After the landing and pack up of the balloon, an excellent local champagne and the flight certificates are offered before returning to the hotel for a late breakfast.

 

 

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