Treasures of Turkey

Day 1 Sat Istanbul

You will be met at Istanbul Airport by a Sunworld Tours Representative Have a short orientation tour. Then transfer to the hotel for a welcome briefing. Evening is free.
Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2 Sun Istanbul

Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit the Royal Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome Square and the St. Sophia Church that is considered as one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels.
Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3 Mon Istanbul – Troy – Canakkale

Drive to Gallipoli, through the European lands of Turkey. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat. Visit the ancient Troy; see its legendary walls and the replica of the wooden horse.
Overnight in Canakkale

Day 4 Tue Pergamon - Izmir

Drive to Bergama. Visit the Acropolis, the steepest theater of the ancient world, the Temple of Trojan, Library. Then visit Asclepion, the ancient healing center and the Red Basilica which is one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse.
Overnight in Izmir

Day 5 Wed Ephesus - Izmir

Leave for Ephesus, cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the ancient Ephesus, the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Diana, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Return to Izmir.
Overnight in Izmir

Day 6 Thu Sardes – Pamukkale

Drive to Sardes capital of ancient Lydia. Visit the Temple of Cybele which later become a church, the famous synagogue from the Third century, the Gymnasium and the new excavation area. See the Golden River Pactalos. Proceed to Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 7 Fri Hierapolis – Aphrodisias – Antalya

This morning visit Pamukkale and experience the ancient spa, where pure white travertine forms frozen waterfalls. Observe carpet weaving at one of the local workshops. Next, tour the Legend City of Aphrodisias, dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Continue to Antalya.
Overnight in Antalya

Day 8 Sat Antalia

Full day excursion to the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos. Then to the award winning Antalya Museum.
Overnight in Antalya

Day 9 Sun Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia

Early departure to Konya. Visit the Mevlana Museum, 13th century Whirling Dervish Monastery. After lunch continue to Cappadocia where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes and where the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Tonight optional Folkorique Show with Belly Dancers at one of the Cave Restaurants in Cappadocia.
Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 10 Mon Cappadocia

Full day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos the pottery making town, the Natural Citadel of Uchisar and the Underground City of Kaymakli.
Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 11 Tue Cappadocia – Ankara

Morning sightseeing in Cappadocia. After lunch, visit the Agzikarahan Caravanserai from the Seldjuk period. Drive to Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, via Salt Lake.
Overnight in Ankara

Day 12 Wed Ankara - Bursa

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. After lunch drive to Bursa
Overnight in Bursa

Day 13 Thu Bursa – Istanbul

Visit the Green Mosque, the Green Tomb and Bursa’s colorful Silk Bazaar.
Drive to Istanbul, the only city in the world spanning two continents.
Overnight in Istanbul

Day 14 Fri Departure

Tour ends after breakfast.
Transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight home

All this includes
• Service of Sunworld Tours Representative in Turkey
• Meeting and assistance at the airport
• All escorted transfers
• 13 nights hotel & taxes
• Breakfast daily
• 7 dinners
• Entrance fees to the sites and museums mentioned on the program
• Escorted tour with English speaking guide and driver
• Transportation by a Air Conditioned Bus
• Portage at hotels
• Tips to hotel and restaurant staff
• Service charges & local taxes
Not included
• Tips to driver and guide
• Transfers and assistance other than what’s included in the itinerary
• Drinks and meals which are not listed
• Turkish Visa Fee
• Personal items

Hotel Plan (or similar)First ClassFirst Class
Istanbul Bacelo Barcelo
Meal Plan Breakfast Daily BB BB
Per Person in $ Canadian DBL SGL
Mar 1, 2015-Feb 29, 2016 2700 3625

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