Wonders of Turkey

10Days 9Nights

Day01
Day01
COLOMBO/ISTANBUL (D)

Arrive in Istanbul. The rest of the day will be at leisure for activities of your own. Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy a dinner cruise in Bosphorous.
(Local Meal Set Menu + Unlimited Local Drinks + Turkish Night Show at Non-Exclusive Boat For The Group). Overnight accommodation in Istanbul.

Day02
Day02
ISTANBUL/CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)

Following breakfast, We will depart early today to Cappadocia, a region in Turkey known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a visit of the very famous Goreme open air museum (UNESCO World eritage Site). Following lunch, enjoy a visit to the Kaymakli Underground city. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city. Dinner at hotel. Tonight, you will have the opportunity enjoy your stay at a beautiful cave hotel in Cappadocia

Day03
Day03
CAPPADOCIA/ PAMUKKALE (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel

Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic, proceed to Pamukkale. Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in south-western Turkey. It is located in Turkeys Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate that ranges from 35 ˚C (95 ˚F) to 100 ˚C (212 ˚F). Overnight accommodation in Pammukale

Day04
Day04
PAMUKKALE/ KUSADASI (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel

In the morning visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. Then drive to Aphrodisias. You will arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis) where you will see the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1,200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantian Gate. Overnight accommodation in Kusadasi

Day05
Day05
KUSADASI (B/L/D)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City, Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; Virgin Mary’s House, St. John Church Fountains of Trojan built in around 104 C.E, it is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus. The Temple of Hadrian was built before 138 A.D by P.Quintilius. The Temple of Domition was the first temple to be built in the name of an emperor (81 -‐ 96A.D.) and located next to the Domitian Square. The Great Theatre was first constructed in the Hellenistic Period and during the Roman Period, it was enlarged and formed its current style that is seen today. Library of Celsius is one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus. The shrine of Virgin Mary enjoys a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green. Overnight accommodation in Kusadasi

Day06
Day06
KUSADASI/ CANAKKALE (B/L/D)

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel

Early departure for Bergama and visits to the Asclepion and drive to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. Visit the site with 9-inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years

Day07
Day07
CANAKKALE/ ISTANBUL (B/L/D)

Buffet Breakfast at hotel

After having breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of World War I. Overnight in Istanbul. Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy a Turkish Bath (Optional)

Day08
Day08
ISTANBUL (B/L/D)

Buffet breakfast at hotel

Tour starts with Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and St Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century. Overnight in Istanbul. The Hippodrome was built by the Romans in about 200 AD. The oldest remaining column is called the Egyptian Obelisk, which was built in Egypt in 1500 BC. Blue Mosque is probably Istanbul's most famous landmark and was built by some of the same stone masons who helped construct the Taj Mahal in India. Hagia Sophia is an architectural intelligence and the first masterpiece in Byzantine architecture was completed in 537 AD. Topkapi Palace was expanded by successive sultans and remained the sultan's residence for the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. The Treasury has exquisite jewels,

Day09
Day09
ISTANBUL (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. Following breakfast, the day will be at leisure- No coach available. Overnight accommodation in Istanbul

Day10
Day10
ISTANBUL (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport.