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Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul (D)
Transfer to your hotel and dinner.
Day 2 - Istanbul (BLD)
In the morning you'll tour the
Roman Hippodrome, Suleymaniye Mosque and the Blue Mosque. In the
afternoon, continue with Topkapi Palace and shop at the Grand Bazaar.
Day 3 - Istanbul (BLD)
Watch Istanbul come to life as you
enjoy a morning cruise past the Roman walls, palaces and mosques
along the Asian and the European coasts of the Bosphorus. After
lunch visit Saint Sophia where Christian mosaics dating from 536AD
and Islamic calligraphy from 1453 live side by side in testimony to
the beauty and longevity of both religions. Then, add spice to your
life back home by bartering at the Spice Market.
Day 4 - Ephesus (BLD)
In the morning fly to Izmir Proceed
to Ephesus one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world.
You will truly feel you have traveled back in time as you stroll
along the 2, 000-year-old marble streets to such famous sites as the
theatre where St. Paul preached and the Celsius Library. In the
afternoon, visit the last earthly home of the Virgin Mary.
Day 5 - Pergamum/Troy/Canakkale (BLD)
Drive along the Aegean coast to
ancient Pergamum, the city where parchment was invented and home to
the famous physician, Galen. Stroll through the remains of the
Asclepion, one of the foremost medical centers of ancient times.
Continue to the legendary city of Troy immortalized in Homer's Iliad.
Continue to Canakkale.
Day 6 - Gallipoli/Istanbul (BLD)
In the morning, cross the
Dardanelle Strait to Gallipoli, site of the infamous World War I
battle. Visit the museum, Anzac Cove and Lone Pine. Lunch at
Gallipoli and drive to Istanbul, the only city that truly bridges
Europe and Asia.
Day 7 - Departure (B)
Transfer to airport and the end of
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Accommodation in specified category
Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Museums and sites entry fees
Transportation in non-smoking a/c coach with professional English (other
languages are possible) speaking guide and professional driver.
Sightseeings as mentioned in tour plan.
International or domestic flights, portage at airports, drinks, tips
to guide and driver and items of a personal nature. Domestic flights
with associated transfer are optional and extra if needed; overnight
coach transportation price is included in the tour price.