– Pasabag Valley
– Pamukkale Water Terrace
– Ephesus (Ancient Greek City)
– Minimum 4 to go
Day 1:ARRIVAL ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE
Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meet with Renk United Travel representative… Proceed to Old City Tour our including the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet I. Next we will have a look at the Hippodrome of Constantinople where horse and chariot races used to take place. Finally the famous Topkapi Palace museum will be visited, which was built as the home of the Ottoman sultans the World Famous Imperial Chinese Porcelain and Treasury sections will be visited. After lunch, we will begin our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WWI. Following a lunch break, we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Canakkale.
Day 2:CANAKKALE – KUSADASI
After an early breakfast, and proceed to Troy. Referred to in Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey”, Troy has in fact nine cities superimposed one upon another. Troy VI pertains to the famous Trojan War of Homer where the legendary heroes included Agamemnon, Achilles, Ulysses, and Nestor on the Greek side and Priam, Hector, and Paris on the Trojan side. We will check-in to our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight. Depart for Kusadasi, enroute we will have lunch in Bergama before visiting Asklepion. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 3:KUSADASI – EPHESUS – PAMUKKALE
Following breakfast, we will visit the famous local production center for leather garments whereby after a live Fashion Show time will be allocated for shopping. Then we drive to Selcuk to visit Ephesus. After lunch, continue to Pamukkale. You will tour the Ancient City of Hierapolis today called Pamukkale where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pamukkale.
Day 4:PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA
Following an early breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living .After lunch in Konya, we will continue to Cappadocia visiting the Sultanhani Caravanserai enroute. Check in to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Cappadocia.
Day 5:CAPPADOCIA – DOMESTIC FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL
Early morning, optional Hot Air Balloon Tour. Picture stops will be given at the Valley of the Birds and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Afterwards Then proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum to visit the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Then visit Pasabag Valley unique with its volcanic formations. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery, jewellery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping in the afternoon. Also time will be allocated for the local souvenir shopping drive to airport to fly back Istanbul. Dinner at local restaurant. Transfer to hotel for overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6:DEPARTURE ISTANBUL
After breakfast, Visit Grand Bazaar. Optional tours available. Then transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for flight back to home.
– Private transportation as per itinerary
– 5 night’s accommodation
– Full board meals as per itinerary
– Tour & entrance fee as per itinerary
– 1 Way Domestic flight
– English speaking guide
– Return international air ticket
– Travel Insurance
– Compulsory tips USD 8 / pax / day
– Others not mentioned