AEGEAN TOURS, Inc.
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PRIVATE TURKEY EXPERT TOUR
(ATI-103)

14 DAYS/13 NIGHTS LAND TOUR
Professionally Escorted Tour.
27 Meals.

 

DAY 01 - Saturday
Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk International airport. Meet and greet at the airport. Then transfer to the hotel for a welcome briefing. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Istanbul.

DAY 02 - Sunday
Istanbul
Discover Byzantine and Ottoman treasurers of Istanbul . Visit the Royal Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans, with displays of priceless World-class collections of artifacts, jewelry and rare porcelain, the Blue Mosque, unique with its six minarets and famous for its blue Iznik tiles, the Roman Hippodrome Square, where ancient chariot races were held, and the St. Sophia Church which is considered one of the world's greatest architectural marvels and then visit the Spice Bazaar. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Istanbul. (B)

Day 03 - Monday
istanbul - Troy - Canakkale
After breakfast drive to Gallipoli, through the European lands of Turkey . Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat. Visit ancient Troy, see its legendary walls and the replica of the Wooden Horse. Dinner and overnight is in Canakkale. (B, D)

Day 04 - Tuesday
Pergamon - Izmir
After breakfast drive to Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit Asclepion, the ancient healing center and the Red Basilica which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (rev:2-12). Overnight is in Izmir . (B, L)

Day 05 - Wednesday
Ephesus - Izmir
After breakfast leave for Ephesus, cradle of early Christianity (rev:2-1-7). Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the Ancient Ephesus , the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Diana which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Overnight is in Izmir. (B, L)

Day 06 - Thursday
Sardis - Pamukkale
After breakfast drive to Sardis (rev:3-1-6) capital of ancient Lydia . Visit the Temple of Cybele which later became a church, the famous Synagogue from the third century, the Gymnasium and the New Excavation area. See the Golden River Pactalos. Lunch en route. Proceed to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)


Day 07 - Friday
Hierapolis - Aphrodisias - Antalya
After breakfast morning Tour of Pamukkale, noted ancient spa, where pure white travertine’s forms frozen waterfalls. Observation of carpet weaving at one of the local workshops. Drive to Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love, see the well preserved Stadium, the Odeon, the Theater and the Agora. Continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight.
(B, D)

Day 08 - Saturday
Antalya
Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos and the award winning Antalya Archaeological Museum. Overnight is in Antalya. (B, L, D)

Day 09 - Sunday
Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia
After breakfast early departure to Konya. Visit the Mevlana Museum, 13th century Whirling Dervish Monastery. After lunch continue to Cappadocia where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes and where the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Dinner and overnight is in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Monday
Cappadocia
After breakfast full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town, the Natural Citadel of Uchisar and the underground city of Kaymakli. Dinner and overnight is in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

Day 11 - Tuesday
Cappadocia - Ankara
Morning sightseeing in Cappadocia. After lunch, visit the Agzikarahan Caravanserai from the Selcuk period. Drive to Ankara, the capital of Turkey, via Salt Lake . Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Ankara. (B, L)

Day 12 - Wednesday
Ankara - Bursa
Visit the Anatolian Civilization Museum and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk in Ankara. Drive to Bursa. Dinner and overnight is in Bursa. (B, D)

Day 13 - Thursday
Bursa - Istanbul
After breakfast visit the Green Mosque, the Green Tomb and Bursa ’s colorful Silk Bazaar. Drive to Istanbul. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Istanbul. (B)

Day 14 - Friday
Istanbul - END
After breakfast escorted transfer to Istanbul Ataturk International airport. (B)


INCLUDED FEATURES

• 13 Night hotel accommodations at the above mentioned hotels
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• All escorted transfers
• Daily breakfast, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
• Transportation by an A/C bus or Van according to size of the group
• English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour
• All entrance fees to sites and museums
• Portage at hotels
• Tips to the hotel and restaurant staff
• Service charges and local taxes
• Travel documents and maps
• A complimentary flight bag from Aegean Tours, Inc.

EXCLUDING
• All drinks
Tips to guide and driver


RATES
Single supplement $ 1,890.00
Double $ 6,250.00 per person
3-4 persons $ 5,390.00 per person
5-6 persons $ 4,840.00 per person

Important:
When you take this Private Tour you
can choose your departure date.
HOTELS
Istanbul Four Seasons Hotel (5-star)
www.fourseasons.com/istanbul
Canakkale Kolin Hotel (5-star)
www.kolinhotel.com
Izmir Swissotel or Movenpick (5-star)
www.swissotel.com
Pamukkale Colossae (5-star)
www.colossae.com.tr
Antalya Sheraton Voyager or
Talya Sea View (5-star)
www.sheratonvoyager.com/tr
Cappadocia Yunak Evleri (5-star)
www.yunakevleri.com
Kusadasi Charisma or
Korumar Sea View (5-star)
www.charismahotel.com
Bursa Celik Palas (5-star)
http://bursa.swissotel.com


Wooden Replica
of the Trojan Horse

Artemis of Ephesus

Pamukkale