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10 Days - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia
from 1075 USD
Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokçen Airport, you will be greeted at the gate and transferred to your hotel. You will start out with a brief instruction, and have the rest of the day to see Istanbul on your own.

Day 2: Istanbul walking city tour
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel for the full day of the old city tour. Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar. After tour free time and overnight in Istanbul. You will have your lunch in a good Turkish restaurant during your excursion.

Day 3: Gallipoli
After breakfast at the hotel, early pick up for a full day of Gallipoli tour. Visit Dardanelles, Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, and Chunuk Bair. At the end of the day, we will cross the Dardanelles by ferry and you will be transferred to your hotel in Canakkale. Enjoy your night in this lovely city.

Day 4: Troy 
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up for a half-day tour of Troy. We will visit the Trojan Horse with which Achileus penetrated into the city walls, destroyed because of the great love of Helen and Paris, where over 10 ancient cities have been discovered,  built one on top of another, dating back to 3500 BC. After the tour, we will return to Canakkale and transfer you to the bus station for Kusadasi. Upon arrival in Kusadasi,  you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Day 5: Ephesus tour 
After breakfast, departure for a full-day tour of Ephesus. Visit of great ruins of the ancient city, Celsius Library, the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders and house of Virgin Mary, a pilgrimage place for Christians. End of the tour transfer back to your hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 6: Pamukkale tour  
After breakfast, you will be picked up for a full-day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have the chance to swim in Kleopatra Swimming Pool. Lunch in a good Turkish restaurant during your excursion.
Transfer back to your hotel and overnight stay in Pamukkale.

Day 7: Pamukkale to Cappadocia by car or minivan
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel and drive to Cappadocia. On the way, you will have a chance to visit Konya city and the Mevlana Museum, a world-famous father of Islamic philosopher. Arrive in Cappadocia and transfer to your cave or stone hotel. 

Day 8: North Cappadocia tour 
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up for a full day Northern Cappadocia tour. Visit of Goreme Open Air Museum, panoramic views of the region: Devrent, Avanos, Pasabag and visit of ruins of Cavusin village. Lunch in a good Turkish restaurant during your excursion. At the end of the tour transfer back to the hotel and overnight in a Cave hotel in Goreme.

Day 9: South Cappadocia tour  
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel for a full day Southern Cappadocia tour. We will visit one of the highlights of the region famous Underground City, Uchisar Castle, and afterward tracking in Rose Valley. Lunch is a good Turkish restaurant during your excursion. End of your tour, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Istanbul.

Day 10: Istanbul  
After breakfast, according to your flight time, we provide an airport transfer.

Price

Per person 1075 USD with 3-star hotel, double or twin shared room,
Per person 1195 USD with 4-star hotel, double or twin shared room,
Prices are per person in a double-twin or triple shared room.
The solo traveler will pay 20 % extra for a single supplement.

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