Turkiye Legacy Tour

Think of Western Turkey and a host of great archaeological sites come to mind. Unsurpassable the monuments of Istanbul with the St. Sophia Church and the famous Blue Mosque. No other city in the world is as scenic as Pergamum Acropolis on the top of hill. Only the Bosphorus river cruise takes you on a whole magical journey between two continents, Europe and Asia, during the boat ride in the world. The world’s oldest and largest bazaars are located in the cities center of Istanbul, Bursa, and Edirne. All are very colorful and bustling and almost everything is available underneath their old brick domes. In this trip, you’ll visit Troy and see the Trojan Horse along with the eternal story between Helen & Menelaus which caused ten years bloody war, between Trojans and Spartans. When you’re at top of Assos Acropolis in this tour, you might be hearing the echoes of Aristo’s lectures coming through winds. Back then in Assos, St Paul sailed to Lesbos in the second half the first century AD. This tour includes the great visits to Anatolian Civilizations Museum, the famous Cappadocia volcanic region and also delightful couple days on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. All over, this tour package is a perfect historical journey in the western part of Turkey with GuideOmer.

Activity Level

Moderate

Comfort Level

Deluxe or Uncommon Hotels

Best Time of Year

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

Not Recommended

(DEC, JAN, FEB)

TOUR DURATION

10 days

Day-by-Day Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul, Turkey
Greeted by GuideOmer and transferred to the hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a welcome dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. (D)
 
Day 2: Istanbul
In the morning, the old city tour with the museums, mosques and bazaars and in the late afternoon, enjoying the Bosphorus river cruise. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
 
Day 3 : Istanbul – Bursa
Heading to Bursa to visit the Grand Mosque, Green Mausoleum, Green Mosque and the Silk Market & Bazaars. Overnight in Bursa. (B)
 
Day 4: Bursa – Ankara
Depart for Eskisehir for the Odunpazari sightseeings. Then explore the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, and the old city of Ankara. Overnight in Ankara. (B)
 
Day 5: Ankara – Cappadocia
En route to Cappadocia, visits to Hattusas and Yazilikaya ancient sites. Plus sightseeings at the Hatti’s Alacahoyuk as well. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
 
Day 6: Cappadocia
Today’s visits to Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar, Zelve, Urgup and Avanos. Plus, visit of the underground ancient city. Probably, the highlight of the day will be optional the hot air balloon flight tour over the volcanic landscapes. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
 
Day 7: Cappadocia – Konya

Today’s explorations are the Acemhoyuk mound and Sultanhani Caravanserai en route to Konya. Later the day, visit to the mystic Mevlana museum and ancient Alaaddin hill area. Overnight in Konya. (B)


Day 8: Konya – Antalya

Depart for the Mediterranean coastal region through the spectacular Taurus mountains. Then 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; plus any gratuities to the drivers and 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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