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Travelers with limited time yet with a desire to cover as much as possible without compromising on value, this
10-day tour is for you.


Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Konya - Cappadocia - Ankara
General Features


from 179 usd per night / land only


Discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Aegean Islands and Athens in one trip. .


Your Advantages
- Before or after the tour, extend your stay in Istanbul.
- English assistance 24/7.
- Arrival/departure transfers.


TURKEY & AEGEAN
Day 1Arrival in IstanbulSunday
 
Upon arrival, meet TurkeyVision representative and transfer to your hotel. Attend briefing about your journey at 7pm there. Dinner is on your own.
 
Day 2IstanbulMondayBreakfast, Lunch
 
TURKEY & AEGEAN 2
After breakfast, visit the Suleymaniye Mosque (the culmination of Ottoman architecture), as well as the Rustem Pasa Mosque with its beautiful Iznik (Nicea) tiles and the Spice Market with its exotic aromas. After lunch, visit treasure-filled Topkapi Palace (residence of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th century) with its terraces overlooking the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus, and the Golden Horn. End the day at the historic Grand Bazaar. Dinner is on your own. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 3Istanbul - BoluTuesday162 miBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
In the morning, visit the Blue Mosque, recognizable by its six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I, the interior is decorated with some 21,000 blue Iznik tiles. Visit the Hippodrome, where political, cultural, and athletic activities took place during Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times. Visit the imposing Hagia Sophia, which marked the apogee of Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign. Thereafter there is the possibility of an optional Cruise on the Bosporus, separating Asia from Europe and connecting the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Relish the best views of the city and its historic monuments. Discover beautiful marble palaces (Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi), wooden Ottoman villas (yalis), and medieval fortresses. Lunch at a seafood restaurant along the Bosphorus. In the afternoon, drive to Bolu. Dinner and overnight.

 
Day 4Bolu - Ankara - CappadociaWednesday293 miBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
TURKEY & AEGEAN 4
In the early morning, drive to Ankara, the nation’s capital since 1923. Explore The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its rich collection from the Hittite, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman periods. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. After lunch, continue to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight.

 
Day 5CappadociaThursday30 miBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Take a full day to discover Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme Valley, an open-air museum with rockhewn churches (7th-13th centuries) adorned with biblical frescoes. At a handicraft center, learn about the arts of rural Turkey and watch a demonstration on hand-made rugs. Tour an Underground City. Marvel at the cavedwellings and fairy chimneys of the Avcilar Valley and the Kiliclar Valley. Take photos at the best vista points en route to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 
Day 6Cappadocia - Konya - AntalyaFriday330 miBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
TURKEY & AEGEAN 6
After breakfast, drive to Konya. En route, stop at the Sultanhani Caravanserai, Anatolia’s largest staging post for merchants during the Seljuk period in the 13th century. In Konya, visit the Museum of Mevlana honoring the famous mystic poet and founder of the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. After lunch, continue to Antalya. Dinner and overnight.

 
Day 7Perge - AspendosSaturday55 miBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Visit two magnificent sites: Aspendos, a treasure with the world’s best-preserved Roman Theater, and Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city. On the return to Antalya, discover the tradition of jewelry-making by visiting one of the largest jewelers of Turkey. Later in the afternoon, visit Old Antalya - Kaleici and stroll through the picturesque streets of the old port. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 
Day 8Antalya - Istanbul - CruiseSundayBreakfast, Dinner
 
After breakfast, fly from Antalya to Istanbul. Upon arrival, transfer to the port to begin your cruise at 5:00 pm. OVERNIGHT on board
 
Day 9IZMIR (Ephesus)MondayBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
About 1:30 pm, arrive in Izmir. Explore the city independently or participate in an optional shore excursion to Ephesus. Sail at 8:30 pm. OVERNIGHT on board.
 
Day 10Patmos (Greece) - Mykonos (Greece)TuesdayBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
About 6:30 am, arrive (using tenders) in Patmos, with its landmark Monastery of Saint John. See the sights until departure at 10:00 am. Around 3:30 pm, reach Mykonos.Sail at 11:00 pm. OVERNIGHT on board
 
Day 11Rhodes (Greece)WednesdayBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
About 9:30 am, arrive in Rhodes. Spend a full day (7:00 pm departure) investigating the history and culture of this intriguing island. OVERNIGHT on board
 
Day 12Crete (Heraklion) (Greece) - Santorini (Greece)ThursdayBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
In the morning (6:30-11:30 am), discover fascinating Heraklion with its archaeological museum housing Minoan treasures. Relax on the afternoon sail to Santorini (Thira). In the evening (4:30 - 8:30 pm), explore this enchanting island with its stunning sunsets. OVERNIGHT on board
 
Day 13Athens (Greece)FridayBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Around 6:00 am, arrive in Piraeus and delve into the treasure that is Athens according to your own preferences and pace. Sail at 4:00 pm. OVERNIGHT on board
 
Day 14Istanbul (Turkey)SaturdayBreakfast, Lunch
 
Reach Istanbul about 3:30 pm and transfer to your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight
 
Day 15DepartureSundayBreakfast
 
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
 
Special Features

Included :
o Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles,
o Escort by a professional guide-lecturer on land portion,
o Entrance fees according to the itinerary,
o Accommodation in shared-twin rooms in stated or similar hotels,
o Inside cabin (Louis Cruise Lines) for 6-night cruise.
o Arrival and departure transfers.

Meals :
o 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 11 dinners.
o One bottle (1/2 lt.) of water per person during lunch on land portion.

NOT INCLUDED : Personal expenses and beverages. Shore excursions on the islands. Gratuities for the guide and driver. Visa fee. International and domestic flights. Travel insurance.
Hotels
First Class
 
Istanbul - XX Aziyade Hotel - 4 stars
Bolu - Koru Hotel - 4 stars
Cappadoce - Mustafa Hotel - 4 stars
Antalya - Khan Hotel - 4 stars
Istanbul - XX Aziyade Hotel - 4 stars
 

 
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