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We will pick you up from your hotel or another agreed point and we will drive to Ephesus. We will see Temple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and many more ruins that will take us to the life in ancient times. After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel or another agreed point.

We will visit: Artemis Temple, Virgin Mary's House, Ephesus Antique City and Isa Bey Mosque.

Ephesus is maybe the most famous antique city of Turkey. The history of city dates back to 10th century BC to Hittites.  Ephesus was a very popular city in Greek Era because of the location and the great Artemis Temple which is considered as one of the seven wonders of Ancient World. The golden age of Ephesus started when it became a Roman city at 133 BC. 

Ephesus was a very lively city as a trade center. The population was around 250000 in Roman Era. Also city attracted Christian and Jewish settlers. St Paul lived in Ephesus for 3 years. St John came to Ephesus with Virgin Mary. They lived and died there.Today you can visit Virgin Mary's House on Bulbul Mountain 7 kms from Ephesus, Virgin Mary's Church in Ephesus and St John's Basilica in Selcuk Town.

 

We will pick you up from Selcuk or Kusadasi and we will drive to Virgin Mary's House. We will visit the small chapel, beautiful garden and the wishing wall of Virgin Mary's House. Afterwards, we will drive to Ephesus and start wo explore the remains of this great city.We will see Temple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and many more ruins that will take us to the life in ancient times. We will drive to a restaurant to enjoy the local food. Afterwards, we will drive to Selcuk town to visit St. John's Basilica. It is on a hill in the middle of Selcuk Town. We will see the basilica and enjoy the wonderful view.

After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel or another agreed point. 

we will drive to Ephesus. We will see Temple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and many more ruins that will take us to the life in ancient times.

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We will pick you up from Selcuk or Kusadasi and drive to Artemis Temple. The Temple of Artemis is considered one of the seven wonders of ancient world and the biggest building of its time. After we visit the remains of Artemis Temple, we will drive to Ephesus and start wo explore the remains of this great city.We will see Temple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and many more ruins that will take us to the life in ancient times. We will drive to a restaurant to enjoy the local food. After lunch we will drive to Sirince and you will have free time to explore this pretty village. You can visit churches and houses of local people. You can also buy local products from street stalls. This village is famous with organic local products such as olive oil, handmade soaps and fruit wines. 

After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel or another agreed point.

We will pick you up in the morning and drive to Priene. We will visit this great antique city and see the Temple of Athena, the Theater, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. Afterwards, we will have lunch and enjoy loca cuisine. After lunch we will drive to Didyma. We will visit Apollon Temple which used to be the most important oracle center in its time. Then we will drive to Miletus and visit the theater and other remains of this important antique city which was the home of famous philoshophers, architects etc. 

After the tour we will drive back to Kusadasi and drop you off to your hotel or another agreed point. 

 

We will pick you up from Selcuk or Kusadasi early in the morning and drive to Pamukkale. Since it is 3:30 hours drive to Pamukkale, your guide will explain you about the important landmarks on your way and we will stop on our way for breakfast.

We will arrive Pamukkale around 11:30 and we will have lunch in a local restaurant. After we enojoy the local cuisine and rest for a while, we will start our visit to Hierapolis. We will see,  the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon. We will finish our walk at the white cliffs of Pamukkale. We will visit antique pool and will have free time to explore Pamukkale.  After the tour, we will drive back to Kusadasi and Selcuk and we will drop you off to your hotel.

 

We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and drive to Pergamon. It is about 2:30 hours drive from Kusadasi.

When we arrive, we will have lunch and start to visit Pergamon. We will visit Pergamon Antique City including, The Acropolis, The Library and Trojan, Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, Altar of Zeus The Gymnasium, The lower Agora, The Hellenistic Theater, Temple of Dionysus.

Afterwards we will drive to Asklepion and visit this ancient healing center and our tour ends there.

We will drive back to Kusadasi and drop you off to your hotel. 

We will pick you up from your hotel and we will drive to Karahayit to visit Red Water Hot Springs.

Afterwards, we will drive to the north gate of Hierapolis and start to explore the remains of this great antique city. We will see the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

We will finish our walk at the white cliffs of Pamukkale. We will visit antique pool and will have free time to explore Pamukkale.

Afterwards, we will have lunch in a local restaurant and we will drive you back to your hotel or another agreed point. 

We will pick you up from your hotel in Pamukkale, Karahayit or Denizli City and we will drive to Aphrodias. Wh we arrive Aphrodisias, first we will have lunch in a local restaurant then we will drive to Aphrodias Antique City. 

We will see Tetrapylon, Temple of Aphrodite, Christian Basilica, the Theater, Stadium, Sebastion, baths of Hadrian, Bishop's Palace, Sculptor's Workshop. Afterwards, we will walk to Aphrodisias Museum to see the spectacular collection of the sculptures made by the artist of Aphrodisias. 

 

After the tour we will drive back to Pamukkale and drop you off to your hotel or another agreed point. 

We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and drive to Aphrodisias. We will visit Aphrodisias Antique City and see Tetrapylon, Temple of Aphrodite, Christian Basilica, the Theater, Stadium, Sebastion, baths of Hadrian, Bishop's Palace, Sculptor's Workshop. Afterwards, we will walk to Aphrodisias Museum to see the spectacular collection of the sculptures made by the artist of Aphrodisias. Then we will drive to Pamukkale and have lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch we will visit Hierapolis Antique City and see he Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon. We will finish our walk at the white cliffs of Pamukkale. We will visit antique pool and will have free time to explore Pamukkale.

After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel or another agreed point. 

We will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Karahayit to visit Red Water Hot Springs. Afterwards, we will drive to the north gate of Hierapolis and start to explore the remains of this great antique city. We will see he Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon. We will finish our walk at the white cliffs of Pamukkale. We will visit antique pool and will have free time to explore Pamukkale.

After Pamukkale, we will drive to Laodicea and you will see Zeus Temple, Theater, Church, Monumental Fountain, Odeon, Imperial Cult, Caracalla Fountain, Syria Avenue, Gymnasium and Stadium.

After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel or another agreed point. 

We will meet you at Denizli Airport and drive to Pamukkale. You will have free time to refresh before tour. Also you can have breakfast in our hotel.

Around 10:00 oc'lock, we will pick you up from the hotel and start our tour. We will drive to Karahayit and visit Red Water Hot Springs. Afterwards, we will drive to the north gate of Hierapolis and start to explore the remains of this great antique city. We will see  the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon. We will finish our walk at the white cliffs of Pamukkale. We will visit antique pool and will have free time to explore Pamukkale. Then we will have lunch in a local restaurant.

 After the tour, we will drive you back to airport or to your hotel. 

You will be picked up from Olympos around 10 am and transferred to Demre. Our next stop is Demre bus station where we will pick up guests who have arrived by bus.  We will then make a brief stop for shopping and banking before boarding the gulet at Cayagzi Andriake harbour.  We will cruise to Pirates Cave for snorkelling, and then make our way to the World Heritage-listed Sunken City of Kekova.  Next stop is Simena Castle where you will have a chance to walk to the top and enjoy the views over the bay, including some underwater Lycian Tombs.  We will spend the night in Gokkaya Ba where guests who would like to dance the night away can catch a boat to a nearby island disco where you will have a chance to meet up with other travellers.

This morning we will have breakfast at either Yaglica or a nearby bay for some swimming. We then cruise to Kas harbour for lunch, and you will have free time to explore this charming village,do shopping,use the internet, or go diving (extra). Finally, we will cruise to Aquarium Bay for dinner and stay for the night.

Cruise north, to wake up with views of the beautiful Butterfly Valley. After breakfast there is time for sunbathing, swimming and an optional hike up to the waterfall.Oludeniz – Europe’s most stunning beach & one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. Swim to the beach and there is also the option to paraglide. Anchor at St. Nicholas Island for the night. Optional walk up through the Island’s ruins to take in the beautiful sunset.
 

After breakfast at St. Nicholas Island, we cruise to Samanlik Bay or Tarzan's Bay for swimming & lunch. After lunch we cruise back to Fethiye harbour and disembark.

The boarding starts at 15:30 from Marmaris Harbour. On the first day, the service starts on the boat with dinner and an overnight stay in Marmaris Port. Marmaris, which was built upon one of the antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of many different civilizations. The most valuable work of art that you can see today is Marmaris Castle dating from 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris has also a large marina and night life

After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. The cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf. You may join our optional Dalyan Tour from here. You will be taken from your yacht by a small boat called “piyade”. You will arrive at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach and take a swimming break here. You will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river. You will see the ancient Rock Tombs and finally arrive at mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated. A fishing village called Dalyan will be our final destination after we return to our yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the Gulf of Ekincik.

Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Oludeniz Bay. Our yacht will be anchored in Oludeniz for lunch and a swimming break. The next stop will be Gemiler Island. It is recommended to have an early evening walk on Gemiler Island and pay a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas, located at the top of the island, which remains from Byzantine times. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the Gemiler Strait.

After breakfast, we will cruise to Turunc Pinari for lunch and a swimming break. On the fourth day of our cruise, we will arrive in Fethiye Harbour around 16:00 p.m. You will leave the boat with precious memories by 16:30 here.

You must embark the boat before 09:30 a.m. from Fethiye Harbour. After breakfast, we will cruise to world-famous Gocek Gulf. While moving through uniquely beautiful islands, we finally anchor at Yassica Islands. Lunch will be taken in this beautiful chain of little islands. We will anchor at Tersane Island for tea-time and swimming break. This naturally protected harbour was used as the shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. For dinner and overnight stay we will cruise and anchor in Bedri Rahmi Bay. Bedri Rahmi is a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first 'Blue Cruises' in Turkey. Following his visit the bay was named after him. 

After the breakfast we will cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay. Lunch and a swimming break, will take place in here. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Afterwards we will cruise to Aga Limani for dinner and anchor here for overnight stay

Today, we will cruise to Kumlubuk Bay early in the morning. Breakfast will be served in Kumlubuk Bay. We will anchor at Cennet Island for our last swimming break and lunch. We will enter Marmaris Harbour by 16:00 p.m. an overnight stay will be in Marmaris. Your wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city centre and experience the lively night life.

You will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

The boarding starts at 15:30 from Marmaris Harbour. On the first day, the service starts on the boat with dinner and an overnight stay in Marmaris Port. Marmaris, which was built upon one of the antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of many different civilizations. The most valuable work of art that you can see today is Marmaris Castle dating from 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris has also a large marina.

After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. The cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf. You may join our optional Dalyan Tour from here. You will be taken from your yacht by a small boat called “piyade”. You will arrive at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach and take a swimming break here. You will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river. You will see the ancient Rock Tombs and finally arrive at mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated. A fishing village called Dalyan will be our final destination after we return to our yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the Gulf of Ekincik.

Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Oludeniz Bay. Our yacht will be anchored in Oludeniz for lunch and a swimming break. The next stop will be Gemiler Island. It is recommended to have an early evening walk on Gemiler Island and pay a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas, located at the top of the island, which remains from Byzantine times. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the Gemiler Strait.

After breakfast, we will cruise to Turunc Pinari for lunch and a swimming break. On the fourth day of our cruise, we will arrive in Fethiye Harbour around 16:00 p.m. The guests who joined for 'Mini Cruise' should leave the boat here. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lycia's western border with Caria. It is believed that the city's name comes from Apollon's son Telmessos. As the name suggests, the city was the city of light and was famous for its prophets. Fethiye stretches in a half circle along the bay protected by 12 Islands. You can visit the city centre if you wish. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Fethiye Harbour.

The new guests for Mini Cruise must embark the boat before 10:30 a.m. from Fethiye Harbour. After breakfast, we will cruise to world-famous Gocek Gulf. While moving through uniquely beautiful islands, we finally anchor at Yassica Islands. Lunch will be taken in this beautiful chain of little islands. We will anchor at Tersane Island for tea-time and swimming break. This naturally protected harbour was used as the shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. For dinner and overnight stay we will cruise and anchor in Bedri Rahmi Bay. Bedri Rahmi is a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first 'Blue Cruises' in Turkey. Following his visit the bay was named after him. 

After the breakfast we will cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay. Lunch and a swimming break, will take place in here. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Afterwards we will cruise to Aga Limani for dinner and anchor here for overnight stay.

Today, we will cruise to Kumlubuk Bay early in the morning. Breakfast will be served in Kumlubuk Bay. We will anchor at Cennet Island for our last swimming break and lunch. We will enter Marmaris Harbour by 16:00 p.m. an overnight stay will be in Marmaris. You wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city centre and experience the lively night life.

You will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and stay at the port an overnight. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' and it was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss to visit.

After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. Then we will cruise to Orak Island. Here you will have the opportunity of swimming in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and enjoying lunch, we will then sail to Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for dinner and an overnight stay. If the weather conditions permit, it may be possible to use the sail on the way. You are welcome to take a short walk on the shore.

Before breakfast in the early morning, we will cruise to Seven Islands. You will experience another excellent day in the Seven Islands Region. In this region which is full of many small islands and coral reef; it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. You can also enjoy a walk in the forests which are filled with pine trees. Our first stop in Seven Islands Region will be Kufre Bay. Then we will be anchoring at Uzun Liman (Long Port). Afterwards we will cruise to English Port for dinner and an overnight stay. The name English Port comes from the time of 2nd World War as the ships of British Navy forces used to dock here. In this area, there are so many small and large bays which are suitable and sheltered enough to anchor for the boats.

We will cruise to Sedir (Cedrae) Island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city walls, the temple from the time of Dorians' reign (later restored as a church), the amphitheatre with 1.500 guest capacity and some vaulted historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra Beach, located on this island, has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to the myth, King Antonius brought the sand from Egypt via sea for Cleopatra. Then our boat will sail to Karacasogut village for dinner and spend the night there. This lovely village is located at 25 km away from Marmaris. Therefore, it is possible to visit Marmaris via 'dolmus'(mini buses) if you want. We also have an optional tour to Dalyan - Caunos.

Morning swimming will soon become a part of your daily activities. For lunch, our captain will cruise to Longoz Bay; another place which is like paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch, you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba's local shed-like cafe. Afterwards the gulet will be anchoring at Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swimming break in the turquoise-blue waters. Dinner and overnight stay at Tuzla. 

We will be in Kargili Bay (Molla Ibrahim Bay) early in the morning. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku).Here you can see the ruins of Byzantines. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.

We will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik Bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay for those who are wishing to experience the local life. Then our boat will cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last day's dinner and an overnight stay. 

You will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian,Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred.Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Basilica of St. John (St. Jean Aniti),which was a great church in Ephesusconstructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of St. John, who is identified as the apostle, evangelist (author of the Fourth Gospel) and prophet (author of Revelation). Afterwards you drive back to port of Kusadasi.

When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater & other Roman sites. Take your way to Miletos. Miletos was the principal port and the richest imperium at the Aegean coast. Thales of Miletus believed that there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent disorder and complexity of nature and he postulated that water was the basic material for all things. The theatre of Miletus is by far the most impressive of the town’s surviving monuments. There is also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples, baths and Islamic monument: Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited. After the lunch stop, you will visit to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Altough looted and burnt many times it keeps all the original impression. Afterwards you drive back to port of Kusadasi.

When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater & other Roman sites. You will continue to Sirince Village. This village of Greek origin used to be called Kirkinca (“With forty”), then Cirkince (“Ugly”) and at last Sirince (“Cute, Nice”). The most interesting of this village are the Greek houses, souvenir of the XIXth center and before the population exchange in 1923. Visitors can enjoy the quiet atmosphere of villages (no traffic, handicrafts, chicken and donkeys over the street...), taste fruit wine and buy hand-decorated house linen. Afterwards you drive back to port of Kusadasi.

When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. Take your way to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to port of Kusadasi.
 

When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world.Afterwards you drive back to port of Kusadasi.
 

When you arrive in the port of Kusadasi, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. Also visit Terrace houses or the Houses of Rich People which have been unearted in the excavations carried out in recent years and they displayed the Daily and pompous life, the passion fort he art of the rich families. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world.Afterwards you drive back to port of Kusadasi.
 

When you arrive in the port of Izmir, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian,Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred.Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Basilica of St. John (St. Jean Aniti),which was a great church in Ephesusconstructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of St. John, who is identified as the apostle, evangelist (author of the Fourth Gospel) and prophet (author of Revelation). Afterwards you drive back to port of Izmir.

When you arrive in the port of Izmir, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater & other Roman sites.

You will continue to Sirince Village. This village of Greek origin used to be called Kirkinca (“With forty”), then Cirkince (“Ugly”) and at last Sirince (“Cute, Nice”). The most interesting of this village are the Greek houses, souvenir of the XIXth center and before the population exchange in 1923. Visitors can enjoy the quiet atmosphere of villages (no traffic, handicrafts, chicken and donkeys over the street...), taste fruit wine and buy hand-decorated house linen. Afterwards you drive back to port of Izmir.

When you arrive in the port of Izmir, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. Take your way to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to port of Izmir.

When you arrive in the port of Izmir, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world.Afterwards you drive back to port of Izmir.

When you arrive in the port of Izmir, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Ephesus begins. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. Also visit Terrace houses or the Houses of Rich People which have been unearted in the excavations carried out in recent years and they displayed the Daily and pompous life, the passion fort he art of the rich families. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world.Afterwards you drive back to port of Izmir.

After meeting your private tour guide at the port, your Istanbul journey begins with a drive to the historic peninsula and a visit to the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), a museum located on the site of an old Byzantine monastery complex. Only the church section has survived. After visiting the Chora Museum you will take a trip through the illuminated interior of the Sunken Cistern, a sublime underwater reservoir featuring 336 Corinthian columns that dates back to the 6th century. The next visit will be to the Turkish Islamic Arts Museum which is a treasure house of beautiful objects from the Seljuk ( 11th – 13rh centuries ) to Ottoman ( 14th – 20th centuries) period. And also earlier periods begining in the 8th century.

Your last visit will be to the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Bazaar), built in 1664 as a part of the nearby Yeni Cami complex where they sell dried fruit, borek, basket work, jewelry, haberdashery, draperies and the like. After the tour, we will provide transportation back to the cruise port. 

After meeting your private tour guide at the port, your Istanbul journey begins with a drive to the historic peninsula and a visit to the Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. and Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. You will visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury and weapons section. After that, we will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. After the tour, we will provide transportation back to the cruise port.

After meeting your private tour guide at the port, your Istanbul journey begins with a drive to the historic peninsula and a visit to the Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom. The church, now a mosque and museum, was originally built by Constantine the Great in the fourth century and later rebuilt by Emperor Justinian to be the flagship Church of the Byzantine Empire. St. Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and is richly decorated with mosaics, marble pillars, and other magnificent adornments. Next you will visit the bustling Grand Bazaar, where you can shop or haggle with local merchants over unusual antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry and richly textured fabrics. You will also visit another of the city’s most recognizable landmarks; the elegant Blue Mosque with its six graceful minarets and superb interior decorated with more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles. After the tour, we will provide transportation back to the cruise port.
 

After meeting your private tour guide at the port, your Istanbul journey begins with a drive to the historic peninsula and a visit to the Golden Horn by boat. You will see along the coast and see historical churches and buildings on the way. The first stop will be in Pierre Loti Hill by cable-lift where you can catch the beautiful view of Istanbul. When you reach beautiful Pierre Loti Hill, you will have a rest time to drink with the nice view of Golden Horn. Next see, Chora Church is where you will see the best mosaics and frescoes decorating the interior carried out during the XIV th century are considered as the most beuatiful examples about Byzantine Empire.You will continue to the city walls of Constantinople area, that are series of stone walls that surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople since its founding as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire by Constantine the Great.With numerous additions and modifications during their history, they are one of the greatest and most complex fortification systems ever built. ‘’Topkapi Gate’’ ( no stop ) takes its name from the period when Fatih the Great Sultan placed the cannon there when he conqured the city. The Castle of Seven Tower ( no stop ) was used as prison all the time during both Byzantine and Ottoman Empire period. After the tour, we will provide transportation back to the cruise port.
 

After meeting your private tour guide at the port, your Istanbul journey begins with a drive to the historic peninsula and a visit to the Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. and Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. The Last will be for Caferaga Medresesi, of foundation for serving Turkish Culture organizes various workshop on handicrafts and music. After the tour, we will provide transportation back to the cruise port.
 

We will pick you up from your hotel or airport of Kayseri / Nevsehir and you start the tour with Goreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the beautiful Byzantine frescoes and the stunning landscape of Cappadocia in your Cappadocia Red Tour which will take you to Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Avanos, Pasabag, Rose Valley and more. We start the day by visiting World Heritage-listed Goreme Open Air Museum and its rock cut- Byzantine Orthodox churches. We continue on to Uchisar where you will have an opportunity to take photos of Uchisar Castle before we stop for lunch. After lunch, we visit Avanos, overlooking the Kizilirmak (Red) River, the longest river in Turkey. Clay from the silt of the Red River is used to produce the pottery for which Avanos is world-famous. The pottery trade of Avanos dates back to the Hittites. You will have an opportunity to watch the potters at work using techniques that have not changed in generations. The tour also visits Pasabag which translates to "the Pasha's Vineyard". Also known as the Moks Valley, Pasabag has some of the most eye-catching rock formations in Cappadocia and was a hideaway for some Simeon Monks in the 5th century. You finish the tour with a visit to Devrent Valley whose landscape is likened to being similar to a lunar landscape. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

We will pick you up from your hotel or airport of Kayseri / Nevsehir and you start the tour with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City. This Cappadocia day tour covers Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Belisirma. We begin with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest and the deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. You will be amazed by the low-key entrances which give wsay to elaborate subterranean systems which include air and waste shfats, wells, chimneys and lots of passageways. You will marvel at the design of the city which includes living quarters located in the upper levels and storage and wine-making areas and chapels in the lower levels. Next we visit Ihlara Valley to look at the beautiful scenery as well as ruins of over 60 Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries dating back to the 11th-13th centuries. Please note that this section of the tour includes an optional 3km hike. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.
 

We will pick you up from your hotel or airport of Kayseri / Nevsehir and you start the tour with visit to Kizilcukur (Red Valley) is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you. Next see, Cavusin - One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however. You will visit the Hospital monastery - One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia. Your next stop will be to the Kaymakli Underground City. Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. Last visit will be to the pigeon houses and rock formations. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and your tour will start with Goreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the beautiful Byzantine frescoes and the stunning landscape of Cappadocia in your Cappadocia Red Tour which will take you to Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Avanos, Pasabag, Rose Valley and more. We start the day by visiting World Heritage-listed Goreme Open Air Museum and its rock cut- Byzantine Orthodox churches. We continue on to Uchisar where you will have an opportunity to take photos of Uchisar Castle before we stop for lunch. After lunch, we visit Avanos, overlooking the Kizilirmak (Red) River, the longest river in Turkey. Clay from the silt of the Red River is used to produce the pottery for which Avanos is world-famous. The pottery trade of Avanos dates back to the Hittites. You will have an opportunity to watch the potters at work using techniques that have not changed in generations. The tour also visits Pasabag which translates to "the Pasha's Vineyard". Also known as the Moks Valley, Pasabag has some of the most eye-catching rock formations in Cappadocia and was a hideaway for some Simeon Monks in the 5th century. You finish the tour with a visit to Devrent Valley whose landscape is likened to being similar to a lunar landscape. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and your tour will start with Derinkuyu Underground City for your tour in Cappadocia. This Cappadocia day tour covers Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Belisirma. We begin with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest and the deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. You will be amazed by the low-key entrances which give wsay to elaborate subterranean systems which include air and waste shfats, wells, chimneys and lots of passageways. You will marvel at the design of the city which includes living quarters located in the upper levels and storage and wine-making areas and chapels in the lower levels. Next we visit Ihlara Valley to look at the beautiful scenery as well as ruins of over 60 Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries dating back to the 11th-13th centuries. Please note that this section of the tour includes an optional 3km hike. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.
 

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and your tour will start with visit to Kizilcukur (Red Valley) is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you. Next see, Cavusin - One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however. You will visit the Hospital monastery - One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia. Your next stop will be to the Kaymakli Underground City. Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. Last visit will be to the pigeon houses and rock formations. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

When you arrived to Cappadocia you will met with your driver and transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia

 

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and your tour will start with Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest and the deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. You will be amazed by the low-key entrances which give way to elaborate subterranean systems which include air and waste shfats, wells, chimneys and lots of passageways. You will marvel at the design of the city which includes living quarters located in the upper levels and storage and wine-making areas and chapels in the lower levels. Next we visit Ihlara Valley to look at the beautiful scenery as well as ruins of over 60 Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries dating back to the 11th-13th centuries. Please note that this section of the tour includes an optional 3km hike. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Cappadocia.

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and your tour will start with Goreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the beautiful Byzantine frescoes and the stunning landscape of Cappadocia in your Cappadocia Red Tour which will take you to Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Avanos, Pasabag, Rose Valley and more. We start the day by visiting World Heritage-listed Goreme Open Air Museum and its rock cut- Byzantine Orthodox churches. We continue on to Uchisar where you will have an opportunity to take photos of Uchisar Castle before we stop for lunch. After lunch, we visit Avanos, overlooking the Kizilirmak (Red) River, the longest river in Turkey. Clay from the silt of the Red River is used to produce the pottery for which Avanos is world-famous. The pottery trade of Avanos dates back to the Hittites. You will have an opportunity to watch the potters at work using techniques that have not changed in generations. The tour also visits Pasabag which translates to "the Pasha's Vineyard". Also known as the Moks Valley, Pasabag has some of the most eye-catching rock formations in Cappadocia and was a hideaway for some Simeon Monks in the 5th century. You finish the tour with a visit to Devrent Valley whose landscape is likened to being similar to a lunar landscape. Afterwards you drive back to airport. End of services.

When you arrived to airport you will met with your guide & driver and drive to Derinkuyu Underground City for your tour in Cappadocia. This Cappadocia day tour covers Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Belisirma. We begin with a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City, the largest and the deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. You will be amazed by the low-key entrances which give way to elaborate subterranean systems which include air and waste shfats, wells, chimneys and lots of passageways. You will marvel at the design of the city which includes living quarters located in the upper levels and storage and wine-making areas and chapels in the lower levels. Next we visit Ihlara Valley to look at the beautiful scenery as well as ruins of over 60 Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries dating back to the 11th-13th centuries. Please note that this section of the tour includes an optional 3km hike. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Cappadocia.

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and your tour will start with Goreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the beautiful Byzantine frescoes and the stunning landscape of Cappadocia in your Cappadocia Red Tour which will take you to Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Avanos, Pasabag, Rose Valley and more. We start the day by visiting World Heritage-listed Goreme Open Air Museum and its rock cut- Byzantine Orthodox churches. We continue on to Uchisar where you will have an opportunity to take photos of Uchisar Castle before we stop for lunch. After lunch, we visit Avanos, overlooking the Kizilirmak (Red) River, the longest river in Turkey. Clay from the silt of the Red River is used to produce the pottery for which Avanos is world-famous. The pottery trade of Avanos dates back to the Hittites. You will have an opportunity to watch the potters at work using techniques that have not changed in generations. The tour also visits Pasabag which translates to "the Pasha's Vineyard". Also known as the Moks Valley, Pasabag has some of the most eye-catching rock formations in Cappadocia and was a hideaway for some Simeon Monks in the 5th century. You finish the tour with a visit to Devrent Valley whose landscape is likened to being similar to a lunar landscape. Afterwards you drive back to airport. End of services.

08.30 Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi
09.15 Pick up from your hotel in Selcuk and transfer to Bergama
12.00 Arrive in Bergama & lunch 
12.45 Depart for Fully Guided Pergamon Acropolis Tour

Visiting;
• The ancient Pergamon, which once the ancient world's major power
• The Acropolis
• The Library once held 200.000 books and Trojan
• Temple of Athena
• Temple of Trajan
• Altar of Zeus ( Now at BERLIN MUSEUM )
• The Gymnasium situated on terraces
• The lower Agora
• The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000
• Temple of Dionysus

18.00 Depart for Canakkale / Eceabat 

Overnight at Hotel Crowded House BB (3 star, 4 star and 5 star options are available) 

08.00 Depart for Fully Guided Troy Tour

Visiting;
• The Trojan Horse
• Sacrificial Altars
• The 3700 year old city walls
• Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C. 
• The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
• The Odeon (Concert Hall)
• Current excavations in progress
• Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.

11.00 End of Troy tour & depart for Eceabat
12.30 Lunch at Crowded House Secret Garden
13.00 Depart for fully guided Gallipoli tour

Visiting;
• Brighton Beach
• Beach Cemetery
• ANZAC Cove
• Ariburnu Cemetery
• ANZAC Commemorative Site
• Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
• Lone Pine Australian Memorial
• Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
• 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial
• The Nek
• Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

18.00 End of the tour & depart for Istanbul
23.00 Arrive in Istanbul and drop off to your hotel

06.00 Pick up from your hotel / hostel in Taksim area
06.30 – 07.00 Pick up from hotel / hostel in Sultanahmet and transfer to Eceabat
12:00 Arrive in Eceabat & lunch at local restaurant 
13.00 Depart from Eceabat for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour

Visiting;
• Brighton Beach
• Beach Cemetery
• ANZAC Cove
• Ariburnu Cemetery
• ANZAC Commemorative Site
• Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
• Lone Pine Australian Memorial
• Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
• 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial
• The Nek
• Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

18.00 Arrive in Eceabat

Overnight at a Tourist Class Hotel in Eceabat BB (3 star, 4 star and 5 star options are available) 

08.00 Depart for Fully Guided Troy Tour

Visiting;
• The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars
• The 3700 year old city walls
• Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C. 
• The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
• The Odeon (Concert Hall)
• Current excavations in progress 
• Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.

11.00 End of Troy tour and depart for Assos 
12.30 Lunch in Assos and depart for fully guided Assos Tour

Visiting;
• Acropolis with a stunning view
• Temple of Athena
• City walls, Ottoman Mosque
• Necropolis, Theatre
• Ancient harbour

15.30 End of the tour and depart for Canakkale
18.00 Depart for Istanbul from Eceabat 
23.00 Arrive in Istanbul and drop back to your hotel

06.00 Pick up from your hotel / hostel in Taksim area
06.30 – 07.00 Pick up from hotel / hostel in Sultanahmet and transfer to Eceabat
12:00 Arrive in Eceabat & lunch at local restaurant 
13.00 Depart from Eceabat for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour

Visiting;
• Brighton Beach
• Beach Cemetery
• ANZAC Cove
• Ariburnu Cemetery
• ANZAC Commemorative Site
• Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
• Lone Pine Australian Memorial
• Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
• 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial
• The Nek
• Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

18.00 Arrive in Eceabat

Overnight at a Tourist Class Hotel in Eceabat BB (3 star, 4 star and 5 star options are available) 

07.30 Open buffet breakfast 
08.00 Ferry to Canakkale for Troy Tour
08.45 Depart for Troy Tour

You will visit : The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C., The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.

10.30 End of Troy tour & depart for Bergama
13.30 Lunch in Bergama & depart for fully guided Pergamon Acropolis tour

The ancient Pergamon, which once the ancient world's major power. The Acropolis, The Library once held 200.000 books and Trojan, Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, Altar of Zeus ( Now at BERLIN MUSEUM ), The Gymnasium situated on terraces, The lower Agora, The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000, Temple of Dionysus.

17.30 End of the tour & depart for Selcuk / Kusadasi
20.30 Arrive in Selcuk
21.30 Arrive in Kusadasi

06.00 Pick up from your hotel / hostel in Taksim area
06.30 – 07.00 Pick up from hotel / hostel in Sultanahmet and transfer to Eceabat
12:00 Arrive in Eceabat & lunch at local restaurant 
13.00 Depart from Eceabat for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour

Visiting;
• Brighton Beach
• Beach Cemetery
• ANZAC Cove
• Ariburnu Cemetery
• ANZAC Commemorative Site
• Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
• Lone Pine Australian Memorial
• Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
• 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial
• The Nek
• Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

18.00 Arrive in Eceabat

Overnight at a Tourist Class Hotel in Eceabat (3 star, 4 star and 5 star options are available) 

Free morning 
12.00 Lunch at local restaurant 
13.00 Depart for Fully Guided Troy Tour

Visiting;
• The Trojan Horse
• Sacrificial Altars
• The 3700 year old city walls
• Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C. 
• The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
• The Odeon (Concert Hall)
• Current excavations in progress
• Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.

17.30 Back from Troy Tour 
18.00 Depart for Istanbul
23.00 Arrive in Istanbul and drop back to your hotel 

OR Overnight bus to Izmir / Selcuk / Kusadasi can be arranged

We will pick you up from your hotel or airport of Izmir and Pamukkale day tour begins with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre. We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

If you would like start this tour plan from Pamukkale/Karahayit or Denizli Airport/Denizli Bus Station, please visit Pamukkale Day Tour (Destination Pamukkale)

We will pick you up from your hotel or airport of Izmir and We start the tour with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, which is believed to be the place she was taken to by St John to spend her last days.

Next stop is a visit to the former capital of Asia Minor, Ephesus. Excavations began in the 19th Century, and some of the buildings you will see include gymnasiums, agoras, the Domitian Square, the Hadrian Temple, the Roman Bath, the Celsus Library and the biggest theatre in Anatolia with 25,000 seats. After visiting Ephesus, we move on to the Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

You will also visit Isa Bey Mosque,which is a beautiful example of Seljuk Turkish architecture in an atmospheric location. It is the oldest known example of a Turkish mosque with a courtyard. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point

You will be picked up at your hotel and start your tour. Tour highlights include:
 
Priene was one of the smallest of the 12 cities that made up the Ionia Union.  Its ruins are located in a dramatic setting on top of a flat tableland overlooking the Meander River, with the steep slopes of Mount Mykale in the background.  In ancient times it had a harbour, although this gradually silted over.   In addition to its beautiful location, it offers visitors today the opportunity to see its well preserved theatre, bouleuterion (council chamber), and the remains of its Temple of Athena which is the work of Phythius of Halicarnassus.
Miletus was another important city in ancient times.  Its location on trade routes made it very prosperous, and it also made significant contributions to science, and was the home to several famous ancient philosophers.  The first coins were minted in this city, exact weight measures were established and the Phoenician alphabet perfected. It was in Miletus that St Paul met with elders of the Church of Ephesus before his final journey to Rome. When the city was rebuilt in 479BC, it was planned in a grid design, developed by its famous citizen Hippodamus, and which was later used as the design for many cities through the Mediterranean world.
Didyma was home to a large Temple of Apollo which was among the most most famous orcales in the ancient world, equal in importance to the oracular temple at Delphiin Greece.  The temple, with its white marble columns and two tunnel ramps which go down to the enclosure where the sacred spring was located will amaze you

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. Pergamum is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire. On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties you will proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asclepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asclepios. Your last visit will be to Red Basilica (Kizil Avlu). Today, the still-enormous Red Basilica straddles the Selinus River (Bergama Cayi), whose two subterranean galleries provide a canal for the water to pass.The interior of the basilica consisted of three aisles divided by two rows of columns. The central aisle ended in a semi-circular apse, under which was a crypt. Above the lateral aisles were galleries. A small mosque now makes its home in one of the towers.Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. Pergamum is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire. On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties you will proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asclepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asclepios. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. You will drive for 3 hours for Pamukkale (Hierapolis) to east of Kusadasi or 4 hours driving from Izmir to Pamukkale. On the half way, have break for the needs.You will arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). 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, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). After the open buffed lunch Swimming in hot red thermal pools in the hotel. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool (excluded entrance fee for swimming in pool) which is also called Cleopatra s Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.
 

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. You will drive for 2,5 hours for Aphrodisias from Kusadasi or 3,5 hours driving from Izmir to Aphrodisias and you will arrive to Aphrodisias Ancient site. Visit all historical place with accompany of professional guide. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to Pamukkale (cotton Castle) Visiting to white Terraces, You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). Unfortunately, but understandably, visitors are no longer allowed to walk on the terraces in order to protect them from damage. Then walking to Hierapolis Ancient city, visit the Necropolis, Theatre, fountain, St.Philip Church. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. After driving with your comfortable vehicle you will arrive to Ephesus area. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian,Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred.Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Basilica of St. John (St. Jean Aniti),which was a great church in Ephesusconstructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of St. John, who is identified as the apostle, evangelist (author of the Fourth Gospel) and prophet (author of Revelation). Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. After driving with your comfortable vehicle you will arrive to Ephesus area. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. Take your way to Miletos. Miletos was the principal port and the richest imperium at the Aegean coast. Thales of Miletus believed that there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent disorder andcomplexity of nature and he postulated that water was the basic material for all things. The theatre of Miletus is by far the most impressive of the town’s surviving monuments. There is also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples, baths and Islamic monument: Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited. After the lunch you will visit to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Altough looted and burnt many times it keeps all the original impression. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.
 

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. After driving with your comfortable vehicle you will arrive to Ephesus area. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also Isa Bey Mosque,which is a beautiful example of Seljuk Turkish architecture in an atmospheric location. It is the oldest known example of a Turkish mosque with a courtyard. Take your way to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Your last visit will be to Sirince Village. This village of Greek origin used to be called Kirkinca (“With forty”), then Cirkince (“Ugly”) and at last Sirince (“Cute, Nice”). The most interesting of this village are the Greek houses, souvenir of the XIXth center and before the population exchange in 1923. Visitors can enjoy the quiet atmosphere of villages (no traffic, handicrafts, chicken and donkeys over the street...), taste fruit wine and buy hand-decorated house linen. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. After driving with your comfortable vehicle you will arrive to Ephesus area. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. After driving with your comfortable vehicle you will arrive to Ephesus area. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. After driving with your comfortable vehicle you will arrive to Ephesus area. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. Also visit Terrace houses or the Houses of Rich People which have been unearted in the excavations carried out in recent years and they displayed the daily and pompous life, the passion fort he art of the rich families.Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and start your tour. First visit of day will be to Priene. Despite of its small size, Priene was a very important city in ancient times because on its territory stood the Panionium, the central meeting-place and sanctuary of the Ionian Confederacy. The theatre, the temple of Athena, the agora, the Bouleterion will be the steps of this visit. Next see, Miletos. Miletos was the principal port and the richest imperium at the Aegean coast. Thales of Miletus believed that there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent disorder and complexity of nature and he postulated that water was the basic material for all things. The theatre of Miletus is by far the most impressive of the town’s surviving monuments. There is also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples, baths and Islamic monument: Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited. After the lunch you will visit the Didyma Apollon temple.The modern town of Didyma formed just outside of the sanctuary containing a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. Didyma was a neighbour of Miletus. To approach it, visitors would follow the Sacred Way to Didyma. Both Herodotus and Pausanias dated the origins of the oracle at Didyma before the Ionian colonization of this coast. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Izmir, Kusadasi or airport of Izmir and start your mini trip. Today, you will take a Pergamum tour. Pergamum is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire. On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties you will proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asclepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asclepios. Afterwards you will drive and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and start your full day tour. Today, you will take an Ephesus tour. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and start your full day tour. Today, you will visit to Priene, Miletus and Didyma. First visit of day will be to Priene. Despite of its small size, Priene was a very important city in ancient times because on its territory stood the Panionium, the central meeting-place and sanctuary of the Ionian Confederacy. The theatre, the temple of Athena, the agora, the Bouleterion will be the steps of this visit. Next see, Miletos. Miletos was the principal port and the richest imperium at the Aegean coast. Thales of Miletus believed that there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent disorder and complexity of nature and he postulated that water was the basic material for all things. The theatre of Miletus is by far the most impressive of the town’s surviving monuments. There is also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples, baths and Islamic monument: Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited. After the lunch you will visit the Didyma Apollon temple. The modern town of Didyma formed just outside of the sanctuary containing a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. Didyma was a neighbour of Miletus. To approach it, visitors would follow the Sacred Way to Didyma. Both Herodotus and Pausanias dated the origins of the oracle at Didyma before the Ionian colonization of this coast. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Kusadasi. 

After breakfast, you will drive to Pamukkale. On the half way, have break for the needs. You will arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). 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, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). After the open buffed lunch Swimming in hot red thermal pools in the hotel. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool (excluded entrance fee for swimming in pool) which is also called Cleopatra s Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. Afterwards you drive to Denizli Airport or Izmir Airport or your hotel. (Accommodation of this night is excluded) End of Services.

You will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Izmir, Kusadasi or airport of Izmir and start your mini trip. Today, you will take a Pergamum tour. Pergamum is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire. On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties you will proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asclepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asclepios. Afterwards you will drive and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and start your full day tour. Today, you will take an Ephesus tour. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and start your full day tour. Today, you will visit to Priene, Miletus and Didyma. First visit of day will be to Priene. Despite of its small size, Priene was a very important city in ancient times because on its territory stood the Panionium, the central meeting-place and sanctuary of the Ionian Confederacy. The theatre, the temple of Athena, the agora, the Bouleterion will be the steps of this visit. Next see, Miletos. Miletos was the principal port and the richest imperium at the Aegean coast. Thales of Miletus believed that there was a fundamental unity beneath the apparent disorder and complexity of nature and he postulated that water was the basic material for all things. The theatre of Miletus is by far the most impressive of the town’s surviving monuments. There is also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples, baths and Islamic monument: Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited. After the lunch you will visit the Didyma Apollon temple. The modern town of Didyma formed just outside of the sanctuary containing a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. Didyma was a neighbour of Miletus. To approach it, visitors would follow the Sacred Way to Didyma. Both Herodotus and Pausanias dated the origins of the oracle at Didyma before the Ionian colonization of this coast. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Kusadasi. 

After breakfast, we say good bye before being transferred to the Izmir airport for your onward flight. End of Services. End of Services.

You will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Izmir, Kusadasi or airport of Izmir and start your mini trip. Today, you will take a Pergamum tour. Pergamum is one of the finest archaeological sites in Turkey. The city was a great center of culture and the capital of East Roman Empire. On the Acropolis there are numerous remains including the celebrated Library, the steepest theatre of Anatolia, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties you will proceed to the Medical Center of the ancient world, Asclepion where the first psychological treatment had been used and which was dedicated to the God of Health, Asclepios. Afterwards you will drive and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, you will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and start your full day tour. Today, you will take an Ephesus tour. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, you will drive to Pamukkale. On the half way, have break for the needs. You will arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). 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, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). After the open buffed lunch Swimming in hot red thermal pools in the hotel. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool (excluded entrance fee for swimming in pool) which is also called Cleopatra s Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. Afterwards you drive to Denizli Airport or Izmir Airport or your hotel. (Accommodation of this night is excluded) End of Services.

After breakfast, you will drive to Pamukkale. On the half way, have break for the needs. You will arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). 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, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). After the open buffed lunch Swimming in hot red thermal pools in the hotel. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool (excluded entrance fee for swimming in pool) which is also called Cleopatra s Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. Afterwards you drive to Denizli Airport or Izmir Airport or your hotel. (Accommodation of this night is excluded) End of Services.

You will be met with your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Izmir, Kusadasi or airport of Izmir and start your mini trip. Today, you will take an Ephesus tour. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitians temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. You will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healty and traditional Turkish foods. Your last visit will be to the Temple of Artemis,which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Afterwards you drive and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, you will drive to Pamukkale. On the half way, have break for the needs. You will arrive at North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis). 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, and the Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Then, you walk to the natural warm water terraces which were formed by running warm water that contains calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35. You can see the gleaming white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, located next to the ruins of Hierapolis. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone. The layers of white calcium carbonate, built up in steps on the plateau, gave the site the name Pamukkale (cotton castle). After the open buffed lunch Swimming in hot red thermal pools in the hotel. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool (excluded entrance fee for swimming in pool) which is also called Cleopatra s Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities! During the Roman period, columned porticoes surrounded the pool; earthquakes toppled them into the water where they lie today. Afterwards you drive to Denizli Airport or Izmir Airport or your hotel. (Accommodation of this night is excluded) End of Services.

You will be picked up from your Sultanahmet or Taksim Hotel at approximately 5.00am and Transferred to Ataturk domestic airport for your flight to Denizli (approximately 1 hour flying time).

On arrival in Denizli you will be met by our driver and transferred to Pamukkale where you will have time for a cup of coffee before your tour starts at 9.30am.

The ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, now a UNESCo World Heritage site, as well as Pamukkale's famous white travertines (calcium pools) have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BCE, with people travelling great distances to soothe their ailments or retire here.

The impressive Necropolis, the largest graveyard in the ancient world, with over 1200 tombs attests to the importance of Hierapolis in ancient times.

Your Pamukkale day tour begins with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre.

We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. After leaving the site, we will have a late lunch, and then you will be dropped back to our office.

You will have a little bit of time to explore the village of Pamukkale, before departing back to the airport at 17.00pm.

On arrival in Istanbul you will be met by our driver and transferred back to your hotel.

We will pick you up from your hotel or airport of Denizli or bus station of Denizli and Pamukkale day tour begins with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre. We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

After the tour, you can transfer to Kusadasi/Ephesus with our shuttle services or public bus. Our Kusadasi Branch team will transfer you to hotel in Kusadasi/Selcuk when you transferred with public bus. This transfer cost is 15 Euro per person.

If you would like start this tour plan from Kusadasi/Selcuk or Izmir, please visit Pamukkale Day Tour (Destination Izmir/Ephesus)

We will pick you up from your hotel or airport of Denizli or bus station of Denizli and drive 1,5 hours for Aphrodisias from Pamukkale/Karahayit or 2,5 hours driving from airport of Denizli. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias (Closed every Monday) is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at the lobby of your hotel or airport of Denizli and Pamukkale day tour begins with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre. We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

After the tour, you can transfer to Kusadasi/Ephesus with our shuttle services or public bus. Our Kusadasi Branch team will transfer you to hotel in Kusadasi/Selcuk when you transferred with public bus. This transfer cost is 15 Euro per person.

You will meet your private guide at the lobby of your hotel or airport of Denizli and drive 1,5 hours for Aphrodisias from Pamukkale/Karahayit or 2,5 hours driving from airport of Denizli. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias (Closed every Monday) is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to your drop off point.

When you arrived to Denizli you will met with your driver and drive to your hotel in Pamukkale.

After breakfast you will drive to Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias (Closed every Monday) is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to your hotel in Pamukkale.

After breakfast you will drive to Pamukkale. Your Pamukkale day tour will start with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre. We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. Afterwards you drive to Denizli bus station and you will take overnight bus to Cappadocia with public bus.

When you arrive in Denizli you will met with your guide & driver and drive to Pamukkale. Your Pamukkale day tour will start with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre. We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. Afterwards you drive to your hotel in Pamukkale.

After breakfast you will drive 1,5 hours for Aphrodisias from Pamukkale/Karahayit. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias (Closed every Monday) is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to your drop off point in Denizli or Pamukkale.

When you arrived to Denizli you will met with your guide & driver and drive to Pamukkale. Your Pamukkale day tour will start with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre. We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. Afterwards you drive to your hotel in Pamukkale.

After breakfast you will drive 1,5 hours for Aphrodisias from Pamukkale/Karahayit. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias (Closed every Monday) is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to your drop off point in Kusadasi or Selcuk Town.

When you arrived to Denizli you will met with your guide & driver and drive to Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renewed school of marble sculpture. The Temple of Aphrodite later became a Christian basilica through an impressive swapping of columns. Today, the Temple of Aphrodite is well-preserved and partially restored; it is not hard to imagine its ancient splendour. Aphrodisias also offers ruins of a large theatre, a stadium and other structures, as well as an on-site museum displaying artifacts. Next see, The museum of Aphrodisias (Closed every Monday) is one of the most outstanding museums of western Anatolia. The monuments of unsurpassed value which have been found at the excavations are displayed here. Join the lunch and rest for a while then drive through to your hotel in Pamukkale.

After breakfast you will drive to Pamukkale. Your Pamukkale day tour will start with a visit to the red springs in the nearby village of Karahayit. We then enter Hierapolis from the North Gate, visiting the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons and the Temple of Apollon.

You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis portion of the tour with a visit to the large and well-preserved Theatre. We finish the tour with a visit to the Travertines (white calcium pools) where you will have time to take pictures and wade in the water. Afterwards you drive to Denizli bus station and you will take overnight bus to Cappadocia with public bus.

You will be picked up from your Taksim or Sultanahmet Hotel between 8.00 and 8.30am.  We being with a visit to Topkapi Palace, then the Basilica Cistern and the Roman Hippodrome.  We stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and then continue in the afternoon to see the Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Million Stone, Tomb of Sultan Mahmud, the Cemerlitas burn column, and the Grand Bazaar.  The tour ends with free time in the Grand Bazaar.  Your tour guide will give you directions for getting back to your hotel.

Please note that the Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.  Other sites of interest will be substituted on those days.

This tour is perfect for food lovers and those who want to escape the touristy parts of Istanbul alike. As we explore the the backstreets and local markets of Istanbul's Asian side, you will get a feel for how Turkey's rich past influences modern life.

Your guide will meet with you at your hotel or a central location to start the tour, however during the tour we will travel like locals on public transport.  First up is a short ferry trip across to Kadikoy, on the Asian side of Istanbul, where you can sip a glass of cay (tea) and feed the seagulls while watching the majestic skyline of the old city slip away behind us. Our first stop on arrival will be Kadikoy's local food and fish markets.  Here your senses will be delighted at the bright bursts of colour and the bustle and energy as shopkeepers and shoppers go about their business. We take a short stroll up the street past the sidewalk restaurants to stop at a local coffee house for a Turkish Coffee before we move on to the next part of our trip. 

Next its a short trip by tram to Moda, a popular leisure and eating spot for locals.  Here you can try a delicious ice cream (or drink a cup of salep during winter) at the famous Ali Usta. We then walk by the tea gardens along the shorefront, enjoying the views across to the Old City. We keep walking back to Kadikoy, along Bahariye Street, one of the most famous, and busiest clothes & shoe shopping streets in Istanbul.  We stop by dessert specialist Saray Muhallebicisi to eat (Turkish: tavuk gogsu, "chicken breast") a Turkish dessert pudding made with chicken and milk. It was one of the most famous delicacies served to the sultans in the Ottoman Topkapi Palace. Today, it is considered a 'signature' dish of Turkey. 

We will eat like locals when we stop at Yanyali Fehmi Lokantasi where you will be able to taste some of Turkey's best known traditional dishes here. This workers' restaurant has a huge menu with 10 different types of soup, kebabs, grills, fish, meat and vegetable stews and various desserts prepared and served fresh every day. In accordance with Turkish customs, alcoholic drinks are not served in the restaurant. 

After the lunch, we go by ferry to Karakoy for a baklava cooking demonstration at the famous Gulluoglu Baklavacisi, established in 1871.  Afterwards, we will walk back over the Karakoy (Galata) Bridge, passing the ever-present fishermen to visit the Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar which in the past was the last stop on the Silk Road in the West.  Here, the huge assortment of spices, dried fruits, nuts, Turkish Delight and other goodies will tantalise your senses.  

Our final stop of the day is at Haci Bekir Sekercisi (Bonbon Turc) where you can find the most delicious range of Turkish Delight and other Turkish specialty sweets.  Offering their products since 1777, Haci Bekir is known by locals as the place to shop for sweets.  Any purchases of Turkish Delight here will be vacuum-sealed so that you can safely transport it home.
 
We will finish the tour at 17.00 at the Sirkeci tram stop, where your guide will give you instructions regarding the best way to get back to your hotel.
  

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and your tour will start with Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. and Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. You will visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury and weapons section. After that, we will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and your tour will start with Golden Horn by boat. You will see along the coast and see historical churches and buildings on the way. The first stop will be in Pierre Loti Hill by cable-lift where you can catch the beautiful view of Istanbul. When you reach beautiful Pierre Loti Hill, you will have a rest time to drink with the nice view of Golden Horn. Next see, Chora Church is where you will see the best mosaics and frescoes decorating the interior carried out during the XIV th century are considered as the most beuatiful examples about Byzantine Empire.You will continue to the city walls of Constantinople area, that are series of stone walls that surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople since its founding as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire by Constantine the Great.With numerous additions and modifications during their history, they are one of the greatest and most complex fortification systems ever built. ‘’Topkapi Gate’’ ( no stop ) takes its name from the period when Fatih the Great Sultan placed the cannon there when he conqured the city. The Castle of Seven Tower ( no stop ) was used as prison all the time during both Byzantine and Ottoman Empire period. Afterwards you drive back to your drop off point.

You will meet your private guide at your pick up point and your tour will start with Golden Horn (from the car), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age. You will visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. Next visit, Dolmabahce Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Camlica Hill or Yeditepe, panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from one of the highest and most appealing place of the city.

Arrive in Istanbul airport and transfer to the hotel. You can
arrive at any time today as there are no planned activities until
dinner at 7pm. Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city, with an
estimated population of around 17 million. You’ll be blown
away by the beauty and grandeur of its architecture and
history. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 7pm, before we
go out to dinner. If there are any changes to this arrangement,
there will be a sign posted near the hotel lift doors and at
reception.
Welcome Dinner & Night in Istanbul. (Dinner)

After breakfast, we take a 10 minute walk down to the ferry
terminal to catch the public ferry for a leisurely Bosphorous
cruise which will take you under two major bridges that
connect Europe to Asia. We disembark at the last stop for
lunch and walk up a steep hill to see the ruins of a castle and
enjoy the view over the Black Sea. Cruise back to Istanbul late
afternoon. We visit the Spice Bazaar on our way back to the
hotel where you will have time for a quick freshen up before
dinner.
Dinner and Night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

A 6am departure from the hotel for our flight to Kayseri, and then a one hour drive from the
airport to Cappadocia. We have brunch on arrival then visit Goreme Open Air Museum
where you will be amazed by the churches cut into the rocks with their amazing frescoes. In
the late afternoon we visit a carpet weaving centre to learn more about the art of Turkish
handmade carpets. Check in to the hotel, then an early dinner.
Night in Urgup. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OPTION : Before sunrise enjoy a fabulous 1 hour hot air balloon ride over the top of the
amazing landscape of Cappadocia. Enjoy champagne on landing.
Full day tour of Cappadocia, during which you will continue to be amazed by the landscape,
particularly the cave houses dug by hand into the natural rock formations. A highlight of our
day today will be a visit to Derinkuyu Underground City which was built by early Christians
fleeing persecution. It extends 8 levels below the ground and is carved out of volcanic rock.
This evening we enjoy dinner, local drinks and lively dance performances at a Turkish Nights
Cultural Show.
Night in Urgup. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early start for Konya, stopping at Sultanhani, the largest caravanserai in the World. On
arrival in Konya, we will have lunch and visit the Mevlâna Museum and Masoleum. Konya is
the most religious city in Turkey and is best known for its devout followers of Sufism, which
is a sect of Islam, often referred to as “whirling dervishes”. Unfortunately, followers perform
in Konya only once a year, in December during a special festival. It’s best to dress
conservatively in the town. Because the Mevlâna Museum is filled with religious relics,
women will be asked to wear a scarf inside. Men should wear long trousers today.
We continue on to the picturesque town of Eğirdir which is situated on an inland lake
surrounded by mountains. We guarantee that you will be charmed by the beautiful setting.
Dinner and night in Eğirdir. Total 7 hours drive today. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Depart for Çirali, stopping on for lunch on the way. Çirali is a laid back little village with a
beautiful beach backed by mountains. This area is particularly famous for the Çimera
(burning rock) which are spontaneous flames caused by burning methane, that burn from
the crevices of the nearby hillside. In ancient times, these flames were understood to be
landmarks by which sailrs could navigate. Before dinner we will visit the Çimera - make sure
that you wear good walking shoes and take a torch.
Dinner and Night in Çirali. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today you will have a free day to explore Çirali and the adjoining village of Olympos. Options
include relaxing on the beach, visiting the ruins of Olympos, hiring a bike and riding or
walking around the village.
Night in Çirali. (Breakfast)

Depart for Myra where it is believed the legend of St Nicholas began. After Myra, we have
lunch then drive 45 minutes to embark on a boat cruise to visit the sunken city of Kekova
where you pull alongside and look down through the crystal clear waters at the ruins below.
Kaş where we will be staying the night, is a seaside town and very popular during the
summer season for yachting and water activities.
Night in Kaş. (Breakfast, Lunch)

This morning we depart for the coastal towns of Fethiye / Öludeniz (the location for the film
Blue Lagoon), visiting stunning Saklikent Gorge with its built-in waterfalls and spectacular
scenery on the way. After lunch in Fethiye, we will visit beautiful Öludeniz beach where you
can choose to relax on the beach, or, if you are feeling more adventurous, you can try a
tandem paraglide. Free afternoon.
Night in Öludeniz. (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we take a boat trip along the river in Dalyan, visiting turtle beach where the
turtles come every year to lay their eggs, and some mud baths where you can relax in the
warm mud and refresh your skin. We will also see the ruins of the Kaunos (tombs) on the
Mediterranean coast. Night in Öludeniz. (Breakfast)

This morning we drive to Adem’s family village of Ulukent, where you will have the
opportunity to get a glimpse of Adem’s childhood, visiting his family home and enjoying
some refreshments with his family. This will be a highlight of the trip. Dinner and night in
Pamukkale . (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today we visit Pamukkale’s Travertines and ruins of the
ancient Roman spa town of Hierapolis. The World
Heritage- listed white travertines stand as a monument
to nature’s wonder. Hierapolis has a very large
amphitheatre to wander through and the Cleopatra
thermal pool allegedly cures almost every ailment known
to mankind.
After lunch we will visit the covered market in the nearby
city of Denizli which is famous for its cotton products and
textile industry.
Dinner and night in Pamukkale . (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast we embark on a 3 hour drive to Selçuk to visit the house of Virgin Mary
where it is said she spent her last days. After lunch, we visit St John’s Basilica and Isa Bey
Mosque. This afternoon we will also visit one of Turkey’s largest leather manufacturers. A
15 minute drive will take us to the port town of Kuşadasi, which is famous as a stopover port
for the many cruise ships travelling the Aegean Sea. Night in Kuşadasi. (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast we tour the ruins of Ephesus, which is the
most visited historical site in Turkey. The ruins here have
been well restored - the impressive facade of the library
alone is worth the trip. Walking through the huge
amphitheatre here will make you want to try out your
singing skills - it is still used every year for live concerts and
has a definite aura surrounding it. Night in Kuşadasi. (Breakfast,
Lunch)

Early start to Bergama, ancient Pergamum, which was ruled by one of Alexander the Great’s
generals and then by the Romans. The road up to the Acropolis winds 5km up around a hill
that takes your breath away. There is also a Temple and library and a vertigo-inducing
theatre which must have been very impressive in its time. After lunch, we continue to Assos
where you will feel like you have gone back in time in this village of hand-built rock houses.
You will be able to enjoy your evening meal overlooking the harbour while you watch the
spectacular sunset.
Dinner and night in Assos. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Travel to Canakkale , which is across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli
battlefields. On the way, you’ll visit the city ruins of Troy, made
famous in Homer’s tale of the war of Troy. Climb inside the replica wooden
Trojan horse and wander through the city walls. Night in Canakkale.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, a tour over the Gallipoli battlefields will leave you feeling
very emotional. Your tour includes:
 Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
 Kabatepe War Museum
 Brighton Beach
 Beach Cemetary (John Simpson’s Grave)
 ANZAC Cove
 Lone Pine Australian memorial
 Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels)
Afterwards we have a 5 hour drive back to Istanbul.
Dinner and Night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Visit Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost
four centuries and is Istanbul’s premier must-see attraction. Enjoy a free
afternoon of shopping in the Grand Bazaar. The world famous 15th century
Grand Bazaar has 4500 shops guaranteed to surprise and amaze.
Night in Istanbul. (Breakfast)

Historical tour of Istanbul, including The Blue Mosque Haghia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, the
Hippodrome and more. Farewell dinner.
Night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Free morning for shopping. Transfer to airport. Fly home.
(Breakfast)

Arrive in Istanbul. Free day. Welcome Dinner. Overnight in istanbul.

Enjoy a leisurely Bosphorous Cruise followed by an afternoon visit to the Grand Bazaar. Dinner and night in Istanbul.

Today we make our way from Istanbul to Gallipoli. Check in to hotel and spend the afternoon resting. In the early hours of the morning we will make our way to ANZAC Cove where we will wait for the dawn service to commence. Night in Canakkale / ANZAC Cove.

We attend the Dawn Service and you will also have a chance to attend the Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine. We return to our hotel in the afternoon to rest and have an early dinner. Overnight in Canakkale.

After breakfast, depart for Troy, made famous in Homer's Iliad. Here you can climb inside the replica wooden Trojan horse and wander around the city walls. Next stop is the charming village of Assos with its stone houses, where we will spend the night. Overnight in Assos.

Today we visit Bergama, ancient Pergamum. Here you will seen the Acropolis, a temple, library and a vertigo-inducing theatre. We make our way to the port town of Kusadasi, where we will spend the night. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Early start for Ephesus, one of the most important ruin sites in the world. You will be amazed by the facade of the library and the large amphitheatre. We also visit St John's Basilica, and the house of Virgin Mary. We then depart for Pamukkale, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Today we tour the ruins of the ancient Roman spa town of Hierapolis and enjoy Pamukkale's white travertines (calcium pools). After lunch we make our way to the charming seaside town of Kas where you will have a free evening. Overnight in Kas.

This morning we set out for Cirali, stopping along the way for a boat trip over the sunken city of Kekova. We also visit Myra, where it is believed the legend of St Nicholas began. After our visit to Myra, we make our way to Cirali. Overnight in Cirali.

Free day for you to explore Cirali - soak up the sun on the beach or go to the next village of Olympos to explore the ruins. Evening visit to visit the Cimera (burning rock). Overnight in Cirali.

After breakfast we depart for Antalya, visiting the ruins of Termessos along the way. We do a short tour of the city before checking into our hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

We have a big drive ahead of us today - after we depart Antalya, we set off for Capadocia, stopping off at Konya to visit the Whirling Dervish Museum. We also stop at Sultan Hani, the world's largest Caravan Saray. Check in to our hotel and have dinner. Overnight in Cappadocia.

This morning you will have the option of a one hour hot air balloon flight over the magical landscape of Cappadocia. You will have time to return to the hotel and have breafast before commencing our full day tour of Cappadocia which includes the Zelve Valley, Pasabag and the Goreme Open Air Museum. We also visit a carpet weaving centre where you will learn about the different types of weaving and dye techniques as well as the different types of designs that are particular to each area in Turkey. Overnight in Cappadocia. 

Today we visit Derinkuyu Underground City, which extends 8 levels below the ground and is carved out of volcanic rock. We also visit Avanos which is famous for its pottery before heading to Nevsehir airport for our flight back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Historical tour of the old city of Istanbul including the Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. Tonight we have a farewell dinner together. Overnight in Istanbul. 

Free morning for last minute shopping. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Istanbul airport & transfer to the hotel. Free Afternoon to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of this amazing city. Welcome Dinner. Night in Istanbul. 

Lunch in the picturesque Bolu Mountains, then on to Safranbolu where you will enjoy the experience of staying the night in a traditional Ottoman style house. 

We visit some of Safronbolu's traditional old buildings including the Governor's House and Caravanserai before setting off for Amasya and its dramatic setting of river, rock tombs and a castle, all floodlit at night. Night in Amasya. 

Morning in Amasya inspecting the Pontic tombs, the historic Beyazit II Mosque, and a restored Ottoman mansion. Free Afternoon. Night in Amasya.

Today travel along the picturesque Yesil Irmak River valley, and across the Potic Mountain range to Giresun on the Black Sea coast. Night in Giresun. 

Morning visit Kale (Castle) Park, then follow the coastal road to Trabzon where we visit the Ayasofya Museum and Ataturk's Mansion. Night in Trabzon. 

Morning visit to Sumela National Park. Enjoy breathtaking sight of Sumela Monastery on the mountainside. Free afternoon to visit local bazaars and artisans' shops, a Turkish Bath or just relax in a tea garden. Night in Trabzon.

Travel along the Black Sea coast, visiting the picturesque Uzun Lake and Turkey's tea country capital, Rize. Then on to Ayder to enjoy the Thermal Springs, Alpine scenery and highland villages. Night in Ayder. 

In the morning we travel through hilly tea country before reaching the roaring Çoruh River. Lunch stop to enjoy the breathtaking views in the city of Artvin before heding on to Erzurum. Night in Erzurum.

Enjoy a morning tour of some of the notable city sites, including Çifte Minareli Medrese (Twin Minareted Seminary), Ulu Cami (the Grand Mosque) and the 5th century Citadel. Free afternoon. Night in Erzrum.

On the way to Kars we stop to look at the 13th Century Çobandere Bridge and monument to the victims of Sarikamis siege. Afternoon visit to the 12th century Selçuk Citadel and the 10th century Armenian Church of 12 Apostles in Kars. Night in Kars.

A morning visit to the ruins of the 10th century Armenian capital of Ani, before driving to Dogubeyazit, stopping to take in the views of Turkey's most famous natural landmark, magnificent Mt Ararat on the way. Night in Dogubeyazit.

We set off to explore the spectacular Ishak Pasha Palace, once used to control the Silk Road before continuing on to the Van, home of Lake Van, Turkey's largest inland body of water, and one of the world's highest lakes. Night in Van. 

A full day exploring the ancient remains of the Van Region including the 10th Century Armenian Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island in Lake Van and the 9th century Hosap citadel some 50km away. Night in Van. 

Today we visit Nemrut Crater Lake with its volcanic hot springs, then on to Diyarbakir where the River Tigris flows past the mighty black basalt walls of Diyarbakir, (second only to the Great Wall of China). Night in Diyarbakir. 

Morning exploring Diyarbakir's maze of cobbled streets and alleys, then travel to the architectural "treasure chest" of Mardin. Continue to the old Testament town of Sanliurfa, reputed birthplace of Prophet Abraham. Night in Sanliurfa.

Visit Mount Nemrut's spectacular stone heads and god statues built in honour of King Antiochus, and Ataturk Dam which provides hydroelectric power and irrigation for the region. Night in Sanliurfa. 

After a morning visit to the beehive-style mud houses of Harran, we visit the fascinating Old Testament town of Urfa, including the Sacred Carp Pools of Abraham and his birth cave. Free afternoon. Night in Sanliurfa. 

Travel to Gaziantep where we visit the local museum which holds the exquisite mosaics from the ancient Roman City of Zeugma. On to spend the night in Tarsus. 

Visit to Tarsus, the birth place of St Paul, almost 2000 years ago, before continuing to Kizkalesi where we will enjoy a farewell dinner. Night in Kizkalesi.

Drive to Adana airport, for morning flight to Istanbul.

Arrive in Istanbul airport and transfer to the hotel. You can arrive at any time today as there are no planned activities until dinner at 7pm. Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city, with an estimated population of around 17 million. If this is your first visit to Turkey, you’ll be blown away by the beauty and grandeur of its architecture and history. There will be a notice outside the lift in the lobby confirming the time of dinner.
Welcome Dinner & Night in Istanbul. (Dinner)

After breakfast, we set off to visit the Turkish and Islamic Works Museum, located in Ibrahim Pasha Palace, and which has more than 40,000 pieces of Islamic art from almost all periods in history. We will also visit the Carpet Museum and the famous Blue Mosque.
After lunch, we visit the Aya Sofya (Haigha Sophia) Museum, a former Christian church which was later converted to a mosque which has some of the most breathtaking frescoes in Istanbul. We will also visit the Basilica Cistern, the largest of several hundred cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul.
You will then have some free time to explore or rest before we meet again for dinner at 7pm.
Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning we will visit Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries and is Istanbul’s premier must-see attraction.
After lunch, we visit the Spice Bazaar then enjoy a relaxing cruise of the beautiful Bosphorous, one of the most important straits of water in the world. You’ll have time to freshen up before we meet for dinner. Night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early morning flight to Adana, then we drive to Hatay (Antakya) once ruled by Alexander the Great. In ancient times, it was known as Antioch, and was where St. Paul began his missionary journeys. This is also where followers of Christ were called Christians for the first time. At one time Antakya was the third largest city of the Roman Empire after Rome and Alexandria, and it played a key role in the spread of Christianity from Palestine to the rest of the world.
After lunch, we visit St. Peter’s Church, one of the first Catholic Churches in the world, and which can be traced to the Acts of the Apostles (11:25-27) where it is related that Barnabas travelled to Tarsus to bring Paul the Apostle to Antioch. We also visit Hatay’s famous mosaic museum. Dinner and overnight in Hatay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We then set off on a half hour drive to the town of Samandağ (Seleucia Pieria) where St. Paul and St. Barnabas set sail for Cyprus on their first missionary journey, continuing on to Tarsus, the birthplace of St Paul, and interestingly, the place where Mark Antony and Cleopatra first met. By the time Paul was born Tarsus was already very ancient. The site has been occupied since the Neolithic period, from about the seventh millennium. It’s location on the upper tip of the Fertile Crescent seems to have created a cosmopolitan population of Tarsians who in addition to agriculture, lived on trade between east and west from the very beginning of their history. l In Tarsus we visit St Paul’s Church which has been put under protection since 1993 and underwent restoration between 1998 and 2000 Because of lack of community, regular services are not held, however ceremonies are held for groups of pilgrims. We also visit St Paul’s Well and some interesting ruins in the town.
Overnight in Tarsus. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early start to Cappadocia, famous for its cave houses dug by hand in the natural rock formations that form the magical landscape of this area. Then, we go to the Ihlara Valley to look at the beautiful scenery as well as ruins of over 60 Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries dating back to the 11th - 13th centuries. What makes the valley unique is the ancient history of its inhabitants - Due to the valley's plentiful supply of water and hidden places, it was the settlement of the first Christians escaping from Roman soldiers. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period.

This afternoon we visit a carpet-weaving centre to learn about the art of Turkish handmade carpets. The rest of the afternoon is free to wander and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful area.
Dinner and night in Uçhisar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today we will tour key sites in the region, visiting places such as Paşabağ (where the most unusual of the rock formations are located) and Goreme Open Air Museum which consists of a cluster of rock-cut churches, chapels and monasteries. It was originally home to around 20 Byzantine monks, and from the 17th Century, became a pilgrimage site. The monks carved the caves from the soft volcanic stone and decorated them with elaborate Byzantine frescoes.
Many of the frescoes in the churches have been damaged by wind, water, weather, earthquakes, and also by locals, who were taught that the images were sinful. In spite of this, the beauty of the churches and their decoration is still apparent.
We also visit Kaymakli Underground City which was built by early Christians fleeing Roman persecution and Avanos which is famous for its pottery.
Dinner tonight will be at a Turkish Nights cultural show which showcases all of the different types of dancing from Turkey – from folk dances from various regions to Belly Dancing. Night in Uçhisar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Before sunrise enjoy a fabulous 1 hour hot air balloon ride over the top of the amazing landscape of Cappadocia. Enjoy champagne on landing.
After breakfast, we depart for Konya (Iconium) with a stop along the way for morning tea at Sultan Hanı, once the largest caravan serai along the Silk Road in Turkey.
Konya was visited by St Paul during his first missionary journey and it is believed that he and Silas visited it again during his second missionary journey.Konya is also a place of religious significance for people of the Islamic faith, as it was also the home of Rumi, a 13th century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic spent most of his years. We visit St. Paul’s Church, the Whirling Dervish Museum and Mevlana Mausoleum.After lunch we drive to Lystra which is mentioned five times in the New Testament and was visited a few times by the Apostle Paul, along with Barnabas or Silas. We also visit Yalvaç (Pisidian Antioch) where Paul preached his first recorded sermon and uttered his famous words “Now we turn to Gentiles”. While in town we also visit the ruins of two Basilicas.
Dinner and Night in Egirdir. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early morning departure for Antalya, stopping to visit Perge where St Paul and Luke stayed long enough to preach and talk with people on their return from Antioch (Acts 14:25). Then, a short city tour of Antalya (Attalia) from where they went back to Antioch to complete their first journey. City tour includes the Hadrianus Gate and the Groove Minaret Mosque.
Dinner and overnight in Antalya. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning we drive to Pamukkale, the location of the ancient Roman spa town of Hierapolis, and the site of St Phillip’s tomb. We stop to visit Akkhan Caravan Serai on the way. On our way in to Pamukkale, we will also stop to visit a textile factory, as the Denizli region which Pamukkale is part of, is famous for its textiles and cotton products which are exported all over the world.
Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, we go to the nearby small ruin site of Laodikya that receives passing mention in the Letter to the Colossians and is one of the Seven Churches of Asia mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Return to the hotel for lunch and a rest, then in the late afternoon, after all the big tour buses have gone, we will visit the Roman city of Hierapolis, which was the centre of Epaphra’s work (Colossians 4:13) when Paul was writing to strengthen his preachment. This is also the place where one of the Apostles, St Philip, was martyred. During the tour we will also visit the Cleopatra Antique Pool – its thermal waters are reported to have significant health benefits, and the temperature of the water makes it suitable for swimming all year round. You will be given free time to either swim in the pool or explore and take photographs.
We conclude today’s tour with a visit to Pamukkale’s famous white travertine pools (calcium pools) which are likened to a frozen waterfall. You will have the opportunity to stay on at the travertines to sit and enjoy a beautiful Pamukkale sunset.
Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, we move on to ancient Philadelphia which was known for its variety of temples and worship centres. “The church of brotherly love that endures patiently” (Revelation 3:7-13). The city is perhaps best known as the site of one of the Seven Churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation.
Next we visit Sardis, located on the banks of the Pactolus River in western Asia Minor. Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, one of the important cities of the Persian Empire, the seat of a proconsul under the Roman Empire, and the metropolis of the province Lydia in later Roman and Byzantine times. As one of the Seven Churches of Asia, it was referred to in the Book of Revelation in a way that gives the impression that its residents were fainthearted. In ancient times, Sardis was important because of its military, and its location on a highway to the Aegean coast. It was also a very fertile agricultural area.
Then it’s off to to Akhisar which also hosted one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Thyateira, Thyatira).

We end the day with a visit to Miletus and its Great Harbour Monument where, according to the New Testament, Paul stopped on his way back to Jerusalem by boat on his third journey. This is where St. Paul gave a speech to spread Christianity and met with the Ephesian elders – when he addressed them he cautioned them to keep watch over their flocks (Acts 20:35). The elders were very emotional at the parting, understanding that they would probably never see Paul again.
Miletus is also well known for its massive Hellenistic theatre which was reconstructed by the Romans and, for many people, is the most impressive theatre structure in Turkey.
Drive to the coastal town of Kuşadası where we will have dinner.
Night in Kuşadası. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today we have an early breakfast so we can beat the crowds for our visit to nearby Ephesus which was the most influential capital city of Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea. “Ephesus receives praise for its perseverance, but criticism for forsaking its “first love” (Rev. 2:1-7). Here you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. Imagine Paul proclaiming the gospel as you sit in the impressive theatre of Ephesus and imagine the streets of Ephesus filled with people as it was in Paul’s time here.
In Ephesus, Paul’s preaching caused trouble. The local silversmiths made their living selling effigies of the Anatolian fertility goddess (Cybele/Artemis/Diana) to pilgrims coming to visit the gigantic marble Temple of Artemis. The more the Ephesians listened to Paul, the less they believed in Artemis—and the fewer effigies they bought.
The silversmiths brought spurious charges against Paul, but after a dramatic 'kangaroo court' in the Great Theater he was released, having committed no crime. He continued his journey, later visited Miletus. After lunch, we then visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a place of pilgrimage for people of all denominations, and accepted by the Vatican as a pilgrimage destination.
Finally, we visit the Basilica of St John which stands over the believed burial site of St John, the Apostle, evangelist (author of the Fourth Gospel) and prophet (author of Revelation).
Free night for you to go out and sample some of Kuşadası’s fantastic restaurants and enjoy the atmosphere of this coastal port town.
Dinner and Night in Kuşadası. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Early morning start to Izmir (ancient Smyrna) which was one of the Seven Churches in the Book of Revelation. Saint Ignatius of Antioch visited Smyrna and later wrote letters to its bishop, Polycarp. Here we will visit the St Polycarp Church, the oldest church in Izmir and reconstructed in 1620.
We then drive to Bergama, ancient Pergamum, ruled by one of Alexander the Great’s generals and then by the Romans. The road up to the Acropolis winds 5km up around a hill that takes your breath away. There is also a Temple & library and a vertigo inducing theatre which must have been very impressive in its time. Lunch, then continue to Assos which was also visited by St Paul. Go back in time in this village of hand-built rock houses and enjoy the sunset over the beautiful harbour setting.
Dinner and night in Assos. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We leave Assos, driving to Alexandra Troas where St Paul met Luke. Continue to Troy visiting this famous archaeological and mythological site, home of the famous Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. We make a late afternoon visit to the Gallipoli battlefields which will leave you feeling very emotional.
Dinner and Night in Çanakkale. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning we drive to Bursa, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire. Here we visit the mausoleum of Bursa’s founder, Bursa’s famous silk bazaar and the Green Mosque. For dinner tonight we will go to a restaurant that specialises in the Iskender (Alexander) kebab, one of Turkey’s most famous dishes which originated in Bursa.
Overnight in Bursa. (Breakfast, Lunch)

This morning we set out for İznik ( Nicea ) where the First and Seventh Ecumenical Councils took place. Iznik was also a major pottery-making centre in Ottoman times, with Iznik tiles used to decorate many of Istanbul’s mosques. While this industry has been relocated to other centres, some pottery continues to be made here.
We then drive to Yalova from where we catch a car ferry back to Istanbul. Free night.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

A sleep in this morning and then after breakfast, we visit the historical Grand Bazaar whose 4500 shops filled with ceramics, carpets, jewellery, leather and a range of other treasures will amaze you. After a brief information session, you have some free time to shop or simply find a place to sit and watch the world go by.

After lunch we meet up to go over to Taksim, the city centre of Istanbul – here we will walk along the famous Istiklal Caddesi which is a favourite place for Turkish people to stroll and enjoy the sights. We will also visit beautiful St Anthony’s Catholic Church and the French district with its charming French architecture and its restaurants with French décor.
St Anthony’s of Padua Church (known locally as Sent Antuan) is the largest Catholic Church in Istanbul, and has a large, active community. The original church was built in 1725 by the local Italian community, but was later demolished and replaced. The church is considered a minor basilica, and is run by Italian priests. Pope John XXIII preached here for 10 years as the Vatican’s ambassador to Turkey prior to being elected Pope. He was affectionately referred to as the “Turkish Pope” because of his fluent Turkish as his well-known love for the city of Istanbul.
You will have time for a rest and freshen up before we meet for our farewell dinner.

Free morning for shopping, transfer to airport. Fly home.
(Breakfast)
Inclusions:
 18 nights in comfortable hotels
 All entrance fees
 18 breakfasts
 16 lunches
 16 dinners
 1 domestic flight from Istanbul to Adana
 Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers on tour start and finish days. (Transfers on other days will be subject to an additional charge)
 Full transport in air-conditioned, non smoking bus
 Turkish Registered Professional English Speaking tour guide
 Turkish Cultural Night including Drinks

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