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Perhaps we should have named this ''Travelers Delight'', one of our most popular, this tour will appease the seasoned traveler to the history buff alike, it covers all the important sites of Turkey.

This 12 nights tour enables travelers to discover Western Anatolia and Istanbul in comfortable First class hotels at a very competitive price.

- Possibility of taking a break during the tour to enjoy a stay or a cruise in Antalya
- Possibility of extending the tour in Istanbul
- Possibility to participate a Hot Air Balloon Ride over the magnificent landscape of Cappadocia.

The attached program is based on Saturday arrival in Turkey. You will receive your itinerary after your reservation has been confirmed by us. There will not be any changes in the itinerary, overnights and places to visit. Dates of your accommodations and visits in Istanbul may change depending on your arrival day.
TURKISH DELIGHT
Day 1IstanbulSaturday
 
Upon arrival meet with Pacha Tours representative and transfer to your hotel. Attend briefing about your journey in Turkey at 7pm.
 
Day 2IstanbulSundayBreakfast, Lunch
 
Visit a World Heritage, Haghia Sophia, built in the 6th century. Cruise on the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea. Lunch at a seafood restaurant. Back to the old city to visit St. Savior in Chora Church.
 
Day 3IstanbulMondayBreakfast, Lunch
 
Explore more of Istanbul: the Blue Mosque; the Hippodrome; the Topkapi Palace and the Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). End the day at the Grand Bazaar.
 
Day 4Istanbul - BoluTuesday165 milesBreakfast, Dinner
 
Morning at leisure for some "off the beaten tracks" discovery of Istanbul until departure at 1pm. Drive to Bolu the Green, and a nice rest until dinner, following the hustle & bustle of Istanbul.
 
Day 5Bolu - Ankara - CappadociaWednesday295 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
You are in Ankara, the Capital, in 3hrs. Today's highlight is the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations; we will also stop at the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Continue to Cappadocia.
 
Day 6CappadociaThursday30 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
TURKISH DELIGHT 6A full day tour to explore Cappadocia. Visit the Red Valley; Goreme Valley, an open-air museum with rock-cut churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblical frescoes. Learn about the art and crafts of rural Turkey at a handicraft center, and attend a lecture on Turkish hand-made rugs. Next is the Underground City. Photo stops at Uchisar and Avcilar, best vista points on the way to the hotel. Optional hot air balloon ride by dawn over the volcanic landscape of Cappadocia is recommended.
 
Day 7Cappadocia - Konya - AntalyaFriday335 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Drive to Konya. En route, stop at the Sultanhan Caravanserai - a hotel for merchants during the Seljuk period - 13th century. In Konya, visit the Museum of Mevlana, the famous mystic poet, and founder of the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. In the afternoon, continue to Antalya.
 
Day 8AntalyaSaturday55 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Today, two magnificent Roman sites are on our agenda; Aspendos with the best preserved Roman Theater and Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city. On the return to Antalya, discover the tradition of jewellery making on this soil while visiting one of the largest jewellers of Turkey. Later in the afternoon, visit Old Antalya - Kaleici will be visited to enjoy strolling through picturesque streets of the old port.
 
Day 9Antalya - PamukkaleSunday210 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
TURKISH DELIGHT 9In the morning, cross the Taurus Mountains, and drive to Aphrodisias, the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility. Continue to Pamukkale, a unique natural site. Visit this "Cotton Castle" where the hot waters, leaving their limestone deposits, have created an unreal landscape with petrified waterfalls and basins; and Hierapolis, an ancient Roman health spa whose well preserved necropolis is one of the largest in the ancient world.
 
Day 10Pamukkale - EphesusMonday110 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Head towards the Aegean Sea, to Ephesus, the most fascinating city of the ancient world. Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the remains of the Temple of Artemis -one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Virgin Mary's House is also in today's agenda.
 
Day 11Ephesus - Pergamum - Troy - CanakkaleTuesday240 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Drive North, to Pergamum, another important city of the ancient times where they invented Parchment. Visit the Acropolis and the Asclepion-home to Galen in medical history, a sanctuary and healing center dedicated to Asclepius ,the god of healing. Continue to the legendary city of Troy to recall Homer and his 'Iliad'. Overnight in Canakkale on Dardanelles.
 
Day 12Canakkale - Gallipoli - IstanbulWednesday205 milesBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Cross the Dardanelles to Europe by ferry. Drive to 'Gallipolli' where the dramatic battles of WWI took place. Brief visit of the battlefields. Continue to Istanbul.
 
Day 13DepartureThursdayBreakfast
 
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
 
Special Features

Included
- Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles throughout as stated in the tours general features
- Escort by a professional guide-lecturer throughout
- Entrance fees to the museums stated in itinerary
- All meals mentioned in the program
- One bottle of water (1/2 lt.) per person per lunch
- Accommodation in shared twin rooms in stated or similar hotels
- Arrival and departure transfers from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Not Included
- Visits and services not mentioned in program.
- Domestic flights
- Insurance
- Personal expenses and all beverages
- Gratuities to the guide and driver
- Visa fee
Hotels
First Class
 
Istanbul - Black Bird - 4 stars
Bolu - Koru Hotel - 4 stars
Cappadoce - Altinyazi Hotel - 4 stars
Antalya - Khan Hotel - 4 stars
Denizli - Pamukkale - Tripolis Hotel - 4 stars
Canakkale - Akol Hotel - 4 stars
Special Cat.
 
Kusadasi - Ephèse - Kalehan Hotel - Special Cat.
 

 
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