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Fire of Anatolia Tour

Konya, Turkey

Tour Details

Visit: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Goreme, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul

 

Day 1 (Friday): Istanbul

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

Day 2 (Saturday): Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight 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 Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Monday): Goreme, Underground City

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

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Tuesday): Konya, Pamukkale

Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum. Overnight Pamukkale.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Wednesday): Pamukkale, Aphrodisias

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, home of the famous Temple of Aphrodite. Overnight Pamukkale.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Thursday): 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. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Izmir. Overnight Izmir.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 (Friday): Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale

After breakfast, we will drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city of Troy. Overnight Canakkale.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Saturday): Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast, we visit the WWI 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. Overnight Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 (Sunday): 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
  • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • 9 Nights in Boutique and 4/5 star hotel accommodation

 

Not Included:

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

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Istanbul: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)
  • Cappadocia: Yunak Evlrei Cave Hotel (Boutique Cave)
  • Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal Hotel (5*)
  • Kusadasi: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
  • Canakkale: Buyuk Truva Hotel (4*)

 

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

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