Splendors of Turkey Tour

Join in a fascinating exploration of Turkey, where ancient history and rich mythology meet the turquoise waters in the Aegean coast and bright blue skies of the Mediterranean region. Led by GuideOmer, the trip covers the highlights while also inviting the fortunate discoveries. Take in the art and ruins at each Greco-Roman sights and expect to learn and have fun a lot. Begin on the European part with Istanbul and its the world-famous Topkapi Palace, followed by the charming town of Edirne and then ancient archeological sites of Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Aphrodisias and Pamukkale / Hierapolis in order. Simply delve into the past, present, and future of all turquoise coast of Turkey. Especially, experience top resort towns of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast…

Activity Level

Moderate

Comfort Level

Deluxe or Uncommon Hotels

Best Time of Year

Ideal (APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT)

Not Recommended

(DEC, JAN, FEB)

TOUR DURATION

10 days

Day-by-Day Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul
Met by GuideOmer and transferred to your hotel in the old city. Tonight join the welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (D)
 
Day 2: Istanbul
Tour Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and St. Sophia. Then explore the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
 
Day 3 : Istanbul – Edirne
Visit the Underground Cistern and cruise on the Bosphorus strait. Then drive to Edirne. Overnight in Edirne. (B)
 
Day 4: Edirne- Canakkale
Explore the famous Selimiye Mosque, the Beyazit Complex, the Grand Mosque and Ali Pasha Bazaar in Edirne and then head to visit the World War I’s memorials, cemeteries and monuments in the Dardanelles area. Overnight in Canakkale. (B)
 
Day 5: Canakkale – Bergama
Travel to Troy to explore its ruins which mentioned in the Homer’s Iliad. En route marvel at the scenic Temple of Athena at Assos. Then later today, discover all the ruins in Pergamum. Overnight in Bergama. (B)
 
Day 6: Bergama – Izmir
Experience some of the most exciting sites in Pergamum; such as Acropolis, Red Hall and Asklepieion. Then drive to Sardis to see the oldest Synagogue in Turkey, Temple of Artemis and other ancient monuments there. Overnight in Izmir. (B)
 
Day 7: Izmir – Denizli
Today’s visits to Ephesus ruins and Aphrodisias. Ephesus is the best-preserved ancient city on the Mediterranean, and Saint John the Evangelist preached here. Aphrodisias was a cultural center, known for its school of sculpture and devotion to the cult of Aphrodite. Overnight in Denizli. (B)

Day 8: Denizli – Antalya

Today’s explorations are Pamukkale and Hierapolis in the morning. Then depart for the Mediterranean coastal region through the spectacular Taurus mountains. Late afternoon, visit the Antalya archeological museum. Overnight in Antalya. (B)

Day 9: Antalya
A relaxing and enjoyable day on the Mediterranean beautiful beach hotel. Perhaps another exploring day to the Pamphylian sites of Perge, Aspendos and Side. Or design your day. Tonight the farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Antalya. (B,D)
 
Day 10: Return Home
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Antalya airport. Safe and nice trip back home. (B)
 

Includings

Transfers, Ferries, Best available hotels, Modern Vehicles, All admissions’ fees, the meals as indicated in the tour program, all taxes, all tolls, all parking fees, and the professional official guiding throughout the tour itinerary.
 

Excludings

The personal expenses, the international flight tickets, the domestic flight tickets, the other optional shows and tours which are not mentioned in the tour program, and any gratuities to the drivers & the guides are not included.
 

Pricings

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occurancy
10 days from $7,495 per person
Single supplement $2,495
Limited to 18 guests
Guaranted departures with just Two Guests

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