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Cascading - Pamukkale

Turkish Delight with Istanbul

Istanbul / Canakkale / Izmir / Pamukkale / Cappadocia / Ankara
11 days / 10 nights

Itinerary
Day 01 : Istanbul

Arrive to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Departures
Guaranteed departure
every Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, 3 March
through 27 October 2014
(from 2 participants)

Inclusions
• All transportation in air conditioned vehicle;
• 10 nights accommodation:
• 4 night Istanbul Senator and
Grand Halic Hotel 4*, 1 night
Canakkale Kolin 5*, 1 night
Izmir Kaya Thermal 5*, 1 night
Pamukkale Colossae 5*,
• 2 nights Cappadocia Gami-rasu Cave Hotel, 1 night Ankara
Radisson Blu 4*;
• 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6
hotel dinners;
• English speaking professional
guide throughout;
• Entrance fees to museums;
• All taxes and service charges.
Istanbul

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Day 02  (Tuesday):
Istanbul (BL)
In the morning, explore Saint
Sophia, one of the marvels
of Byzantine architecture.
Enjoy a boat trip along the
European and Asian coasts
of the Bosporus. Lunch in a
fish restaurant. In the afternoon discover Golden Horn
district; climb up Eyup Hill by
cable car and stop at Pierre
Loti Café for a breathtaking
panorama of the old city.
Stroll through the historical
cemetery to learn about the
funeral traditions in Turkey
and visit the very popular
Eyup Mosque. Free time at
the Spice Market.
Day 03  (Wednesday):
Istanbul (BL)
Stroll through Sogukcesme
Street with typical wooden house which are now
landmark buildings of ottoman architecture. Arrive to
Topkapi Palace, the largest
and oldest of the remaining
palaces where Ottoman
Sultans used to live; admire
the gardens, kitchens, the
treasury section as well as
terraces overlooking the
Bosporus and the Golden
Horn. Photo stop at the
Fountain of Sultan Ahmet
the 3rd dating back to the
XVIIth century. After lunch,
visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20.000
Iznik tiles and continue
with the imperial cemetery
of ottoman sultans. In the
afternoon, dis-cover the
handcrafts of Anatolia and
shop in the labyrinth tunnels

of the Grand Bazaar.
Day 04  (Thursday):
Istanbul / Canakkale
(BLD) 320 kms
In the morning, drive to
Tekirdag and stop at vineyards to learn about Turkish
grapes and enjoy wine tasting experience. Con-tinue
to Gallipoli and lunch. In
the afternoon, discover the
peninsula: Visit the museum,
stop at Anzac Cove where
Australian and New Zealand
Army Corps landed and see
the Chnuk Bair where the
bloodiest fights happened.
Dinner and overnight at
hotel.
Day 05  (Friday):
Canakkale / Izmir (BLD)
335 kms
Visit the legendary city of
Troy, the site of one of the
most famous wars of ancient times, immortalized
in Homer’s Iliad. Cross Kaz
Mountains and visit the
“Olive Oil Museum” which
used to be a cold press olive
oil factory. Drive along the
Aegean coast to ancient
Pergamum, the city where
parchment was invented.
Visit the Acropolis offering
breathtaking views over
the valley and discover the
remains of the most impressive Hellenistic theater in
Asia Minor. In the afternoon,
attend a cultural lecture
about hand-woven carpets,
the most important handicraft in Turkey. Dinner and
overnight in Izmir by the
Aegean.

such famous sites as the
theatre and the Celsus Library. Stop at a leather factory in Selcuk to attend a
fashion show and to learn
more about Turkish leather.
Lunch and visit the Home of
Mother Mary. Continue to
Pamukkale, discover the ancient city of Hierapolis and
enjoy the unique splendor
of its cascading, hot springs.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 07  (Sunday):
Pamukkale / Cappadocia
(BLD) 630 kms
Drive through the Silk Road
to Konya to visit the Whirling
Dervishes Convent which is
now the Mevlana Museum.
After lunch, visit Sultanhan
Caravanserail from XIIth
century and underground
galleries of Saratli where
the first Christians hid themselves from rivals. Continue
to Cappadocia, dinner and
overnight.
Day 08  (Monday):
Cappadocia (BLD) 80 kms
Entire day to enjoy the natural beauty and the cultural
depth of this unique region:
explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s cave
churches, which date from
the 8th century, take a walk

in Avcilar, Pasabagi and the
valley of Dervent where you
will admire the chimney
like volcanic formations
and a brief photo stop at
Uchisar. In the afternoon,
discover the unique artifacts
of Cappadocia such as pottery, onyx etc…Dinner and
overnight.
Day 09  (Tuesday):
Cappadocia / Ankara
(BLD) 310 kms
Drive to Ankara and visit the
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations to explore Ankara’s
ancient past, which dates
from the Paleo-lithic Age.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 10  (Wednesday):
Ankara / Istanbul (B)
460 kms
Morning drive to Istanbul
and drop off to your hotel.
Afternoon free at leisure.
Overnight.
Day 11  (Thursday):
Departure (B)
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk
Airport for your onward
flight.
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Ephesus

Day 06  (Saturday): Izmir /
Pamukkale (BLD) 290 kms
Proceed to Ephesus and
explore the antique city by
wandering along its 2,000
year old marble streets to
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