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Gallipoli, Troy Ancient City - Pergamum Ancient City,Ephesus Ancient City, Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara
Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli Tour: Nov 15th 2015
You will meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel at 07:00. We will drive to Gallipoli which takes around 6 hours. Following lunch, we will visit Gallipoli, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson´s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston´s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches),View Shrapnel Valley,Turkish Memorial,The Nek and Walker´s Ridge,Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Accomodation in Çanakkale.
Day 2: Troy Ancient City Tour - Pergamum Ancient City Tour: Nov 16th 2015
You will meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel at 08:00 to visit the Troy Ancient City where you can explore the site of the legendary town, made famous by Homer in his Iliad and visit the Temple of Athena. Following lunch, we will drive to Pergamum which takes 3 hours. Bergama is the site of the Hellenistic - and later Roman city of Pergamon, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. Its foremost attraction is the Kizil Avlu or "Red Basilica", a huge edifice on the river not far from the acropolis, originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and converted to a basilica by the early Christians, when it was one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor addressed by St John in the book of Revelation - though sadly it's now a crumbling ruin with a mosque in one of its towers. After visits, we will drive to Kuşadası which takes 3 hours. Accomodation in Kuşadası.
Day 3 : Ephesus Ancient City Tour : Nov 17th 2015
You will meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel at 09:00 to visit the Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House Tour. Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any visit in Turkey. After the lunch, you will drive to Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. Accommodation in Kuşadası.
Day 4 : Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City Tour : Nov 18th 2015
You will meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel at 08:00. We will drive to Pamukkale which takes around 6 hours. Pamukkale is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish. Visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. Accommodation in Pamukkale. Day
Day 5: Departure to Konya: Nov 19th 2015
After breakfast, we will depart to Konya at 07:00 which takes 6 hours. Following lunch, we will visit the Konya and Museum of Rumi.. Accomodation in Konya.
Day 6: Cappadocia : Nov 20th 2015
After three hours drive we arrive to Cappadocia. You will meet with your guide by the lobby of your hotel at 09.30 We will drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you´ll take a stroll among the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there driving to Avanos to have lunch. After having the lunch you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you´ll drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. Then return to the hotel about 17.30. Accommodation in Cappadocia.
Day 7 Second day in Cappadocia : Nov 21st 2015
You will meet with your guide by the lobby of your hotel at 09.30 am for a tour on a 4km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. Afterwards visit the old christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch in Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle. (breakfast at the hotel and lunch on the tour) - Accommodation in Cappadocia.
Day 8: Drive to Istanbul via Ankara: Nov 22nd 2015
After breakfast, we will drive to Ankara which takes 5 hours. Following lunch we will visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilization and the Mausoleum of the Atatürk. Following visits, we will drive to Istanbul which takes 4 hours. Accomodation in İstanbul. End of our service.
Tour Price Includes
HB Accommodation in 4 star Hotels (1 Night in Çanakkale, 2 Nights in Kuşadası, 1 Night in Pamukkale, 3 Nights in Cappadocia) Private transportation with A/C bus
Professional licensed guide in English Entrance fees to the museums
Breakfast at the hotels
Lunch on the tours
Dinners at hotels
Tour Price Excludes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Istanbul Walks information
Complete Istanbul Walks information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Special Note: The price is calculated for minimum 15 participants. Istanbul Walks reserves the right to change or cancel the tour if the participants are less than 15 people.
At checkout we'll ask you to select a hotel from the list below. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for Istanbul Walks in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
Commonly Asked Questions
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