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Day 1 - Sat: Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! Upon your arrival, you’ll be collected and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore or relax.  
Overnight in Istanbul at the four-star Nidya Hotel Galataport
Day 2 - Sun: Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of world’s only transcontinental city, taking in its most famous sites, including the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, St Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace.
Later in the afternoon, you have the option of taking a cruise down the Bosphorous Channel, the sliver of water that separates Asia and Europe.
Overnight in Istanbul at the four-star Nidya Hotel Galataport
Breakfast included
Day 3 - Mon: Gallipoli Battlefields
Today you’ll visit one of Turkey’s most moving sites, the Gallipoli Battlefields from WWI. You’ll see original trenches and tunnels from the war, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly, The Nek and the memorials of Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
Overnight in Çanakkale at the four-star Ida Kale Resort / Iris Hotel
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 4 - Tues: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
We’ll spend the day taking in some historical sites. Firstly, we’ll visit the ancient city of Troy, the home of the Trojan Horse. Next, we’ll visit Pergamum’s magnificent acropolis, with its remarkable library and temples that made it a political and cultural hub in its time.
Overnight in Kusadasiat the Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 5- Wed: Ephesus, Kusadasi
Our historical streak continues today as we take in a tour of Ephesus and visit the site of the Temple of Artemis. We’ll explore the city and its theatre, before continuing on to Sirince, a village famous for its locally-made fruit wines. Our last stop is a traditional carpet-weaving village, where you’ll learn how carpets are still hand-woven and what determines each one’s value.
Overnight in Kusadasiat the Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 6 - Thurs: Pamukkale, Hierapolis
You’ll begin the day browsing through a collection of locally-made leather goods before we make our way to Pamukkale. Here, you’ll be awestruck by the Travertines, cascades of pure-white calcium terraces that dominate the landscape. We’ll tour the city of Hierapolis and take a swim in the natural hot springs amongst ancient relics from the Roman period when they were first used for their therapeutic powers.
Overnight in Pamukkale at the five-star Colossae Thermal Hotel
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 7 - Fri: Silk Road, Konya
We’ll travel down the ancient and scenic Silk Road, with stops en route at the Sultanhani Caravansary and Konya’s Mevlana Museum. In the evening, you’ll have the option of joining a traditional Turkish folklore evening – a fun experience not to be missed!
Overnight in Cappadocia at the five-star Elevres Stone House Hotel / Ramada Cappadocia
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 8 - Sat: Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City
In Cappadocia, we’ll tour the open-air museum at Goreme Valley, where you’ll be mesmerized by the stunning lunar landscape, before we see the ‘fairy chimneys’ and explore a vast underground city.
Overnight in Cappadocia at the five-star Elevres Stone House Hotel/ Ramada Cappadocia
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 9- Sun: Karatay Caravansaray, Kahraman Maras
We leave Cappadocia in the morning and head out for an interesting and picturesque drive. We’ll pass the stunning Tekir Plateau, the Karatay Caravansary and stop in at Kahraman Maras for some of Turkey’s best ice-cream before we arrive at Kahta.
Overnight in Adiyaman at the three-star Unal Hotel
Breakfast included
Day 10, Mon: Mt Nemrut, Kahta, Urfa, Harran
Our action-packed day starts early, as we set out before dawn for Mt. Nemrut. A short ascent will reward your early start with a magnificent sunrise across the plateau. We’ll then explore the summit, where a collection of massive and unexplained statues have stood for centuries, before returning to Kahta to tour the ancient city. As we make our way to Sanliurfa, we’ll visit the archaeological site at Gobekli Tepe, where you’ll be able to see the fascinating large-scale excavations that are currently underway. We then continue on to the ancient town of Harran, where you can see the famous ‘beehive’ mud houses.
Overnight in Sanliurfa (Urfa) at the four-star Hotel Harran
Breakfast included
Day 11 - Tues: Gaziantep, Istanbul
After enjoying breakfast, we make our way to Gaziantep, where we’ll explore the Mosaic Museum which houses the fantastic collection of mosaics discovered at Zeugma. You’ll then be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul at the four-star Nidya Hotel Galataport
Breakfast included
Day 12 - Wed: Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel and saying goodbye to your fellow travellers, the tour comes to an end, and you’ll be transferred to the airport to begin your return journey.
Breakfast included

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  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul Airport
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul  Airport
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Gaziantep and Istanbul and transfers
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 11 nights - accommodation.
  • 11 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

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Accommodation will be provided at the hotels stated in the programme. In the event of the hotels becoming unavailable, alternative accommodation will be sourced for clients in hotels of an equal or higher standard.

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-Domestic flight times may vary due to circumstances beyond our control
-You will need to carry your passport for domestic flight check-ins


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  • Istanbul - Old City Tour
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Troy
  • Bergama - Pergamum Tour
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus
  • Sirince - Village
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Karatay Caravansaray
  • Kahramanmara?
  • Mt. Nemrut
  • Kahta
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa)
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum

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