Turkey By Land



TURKEY BY LAND

ISTANBUL-GALLIPOLI-TROY-CANAKKALE-PERGAMON-FOCA-EPHESUS-SARDES/PHILEDALPHIA-HIERAPOLIS-APHRODISIAS-ANTALYA (PERGE-ASPENDOS)-KONYA/MEVLANA-CAPPADOCIA-ANKARA - BURSA-ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL (2) - ÇANAKKALE (1)- PHOHAI (1) - IZMIR (1)- HIRAPOLIS (1) - ANTALYA(2)- CAPPADOCIA (1) - ANKARA(1)- BURSA (1)-ISTANBUL (1)

14 DAYS-13 NIGHTS

This is a tentative program and will be customized and quoted acording your groups requirements..

Day 1     
Pick up from the airport. Drive along the shore of sea of Marmara, along the Bosphorous, finish the orientation tour, check in to the hotel.(D)
      
Day 2     
Full day visit of İstanbul. Starting with the Hippodrome where the chariot races and all other festivities of Roman Period took place. After the Hippodrome we walk in to World famous Blue Mosque to enjoy the beautiuful art of the OTTOMAN Period , in an Imperial Mosque. Then- after walk to another masterpiece of the Byzatine Period. St. Sophia. Lunch in a local Restaurant, enjoy local food. After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace which history was made for four hundered years. Return to the hotel. (B,L,D)
      
Day 3     
Departure from İstanbul. Lunch in Gelibolu (Gallipoli). Cross over the Dardanel by car ferry from Europe to Asia. Visit Troy. Hometown of 'The Great Battle over a woman, Helen of Troy. Over night in Çanakkale. (B,L,D).
      
Day 4     
Drive to Pergamon. Visit Acropolis of Pergamon. Lunch in a Gourmet Restaurant where the Propiriator may give us a small concert of Local Rhymes. After lunch, visit the first Hospital Complex of the world. 'The Asklepion'. And overnight in Foça (Ancient Phokai) which is appr. One hour away from Pergamon. Overnight in Phokai (B,L,D)
      
Day 5     
Drive to Ephesus. Visit Virgin Mary's House. According to the Legend this is where Mary spent the last days of her life.After Mary's House visit Ephesus the most visited ancient site in the world. Lunch , visit the Local Museum. Drive to İzmir (ancient Symirna). Overnight in İzmir . Choice of visiting a carpet making center and learn about the local art.(B,L,D)
      
Day 6     
Drive to Sardes where the first coinage was minted in the history. The Capitol of Lydia. Visit beautiful Gymnasium and the ruins of the oldest Synagague of the area. And, visit the 'Artemis Temple' of Sardes. After lunch drive to Philedelphia. Visit the ruins of the church of St. John. Drive to Hierapolis (Pamukkale). Overnight in Pamukkale.(B,L,D)
      
Day 7     
Drive to Aphrodisias. Visit the beautiful ancient city dedicated to the goddes of love. 'APHRODITE'. Lunch and drive to Antalya. One of the most popular resort towns in Turkey on the Mediterranien coast. Overnight in Antalya. (B,L,D)
      
Day 8     
Visit Perge, Aspendos and Antalya Museum. Aspendos is the most intact ancient theater in Turkey. And Perge is a beautiful ancient city. The Archeological Museum of Antalya is one of the most beautiful Museums of Turkey. Over night in Antalya (B)
      
Day 9     
A scenic drive to Konya. Visit Mevlana Museum. Home of the 'Whrling Dervishes ' Lunch in Konya. Drive to Cappodocia . Overnight in Cappodocia. (B,L,D)
      
Day 10     
Full day tour of Cappodocia. Including Kaymakli Underground City (11th.Century) Uçhisar and Goreme Open Air Museum which was secret area for early christians, Full of different monastries whith beautiful original frescoes inside. Overnight in Cappodocia. (B,L,D)
      
Day 11     
Drive to Ankara. Visit the most beautiful museum in Turkey.' The Museum of Ancient Civilizaitons of Anatolia', often refered as 'The Hitite Museum'. Overnight in Ankara. (B,L,D)
      
Day 12     
Drive to Bursa. Visit Green Mosque and The Green Tomb, very early examples of Ottoman Art. Both, architecture and tile making. Overnight in Bursa (B,L,D)
      
Day 13     
Visit Ulu Camii (Ulu Mosque). Silk cacoon market. Lunch and drive to İstanbul. Overnight İn İstanbul. (B,L,D).
      
Day 14     
After breakfast transfer to the airport.

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