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Fire of Anatolia Tour

ITINERARY

Visit: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Goreme, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli, Istanbul

 

Day 1 (Friday): Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 (Saturday): Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Sunday): Ankara - Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Monday): Goreme Open-Air Museum - Pasabag - Uchisar

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers, a night you won't forget! Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Tuesday): Underground City - Konya

This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque. Overnight in Konya.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Wednesday): Sagalassos - Pamukkale

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2 AD. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO tentative list. Overnight stay in Pamukkale.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Thursday): Pamukkale

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Overnight in Kuşadası.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 (Friday): Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Overnight in Kuşadası.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Saturday): Pergamon - Troy

Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We continue on and visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse. Continue onto Çanakkale where you will stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Sunday): Gallipoli - Istanbul

After breakfast, we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 (Monday): Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • Inbound/outbound airport transfer – Istanbul
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast daily
  • 7 dinners
  • 10 nights in Boutique, 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation

 

Not Included:

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips for driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel insurance

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Istanbul: Port Bosphorus Hotel 4*
  • Cappadocia: Gul Konaklari Hotel (Boutique)
  • Konya: Hilton Garden Inn Konya 4*
  • Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal Hotel 4*
  • Çanakkale: MD Barbaros Hotel 3*
  • Kusadasi: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (fz)

Package Information

  • Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Type: Coach Tour
  • Departures: March - November 2021
  • Cities Visited: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Goreme, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli, Istanbul
  • Price From: $ 2,453