Day 01: Monday Gallipoli Battlefields (Meals: Dinner)
Early morning departure, from Istanbul, for the Gallipoli peninsula, one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Canakkale 4 star Iris Hotel.
Day 02: Tuesday Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadası Ilayda Avant Garde Hotel.
Day 03: Wednesday Ephesus, Kusadasi (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.Overnight Kusadası 4 star Ilayda Avant Garde Hotel.
Day 04: Thursday Pamukkale, Hierapolis (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Overnight Pamukkale 5 star Colossae Thermal Hotel.
Day 05: Friday Silk Road, Konya (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!Overnight Cappadocia 4 star Elevres Stone House Hotel.
Day 06: Saturday Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city.Overnight Cappadocia 4 star Elevres Stone House Hotel.
Day 07: Sunday Ankara (Meals: Breakfast)
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul.
2018 TOUR DEPARTURE DATES
22nd & 29th
24th & 31st