Private guided tours
Day 1 :ISTANBUL
Transfer from the airport and drop off to the hotel. Afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 2 :ISTANBUL
Today we will see the ancient city walls then we will see The Saint Saviour- Chora Church which is covered with the entricate golden mosaics inspired from the Bible and the life of Virgin Mary, Jesus
Then we drive to see the Eyüp Mosque and witness the religious life and their ritual visits to tomb of beloved friend of Prophet Muhammed, then we climb up to hill to have a beautiful view over the golden horn in Pierre Loti Cafe.. After your lunch we drive to the Patriarch Of Orthodox Christianity and see the ancient restored church with the wooden building.Then we go to see the life of İstanbul citizens in Taksim .We guarantee that you will gain different perspectives of the life of this fabulous city throughout the day..Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 : ISTANBUL / GALLIPOLI / CANAKKALE
Today we drive to Canakkale to discover the Gallipoli Peninsula . Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Cemetery, the original tunnels and trenches at Johnston Jolly, The Nek Cemetery, Chunuk-Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery and Kabatepe War Museum. After Gallipoli cross the Dardanalles and overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 :CANAKKALE / TROY /PERGAMON / KUSADASI
After breakfast drive to Homer's Troy , and the site of King Priam's Treasures. Probably the most famous city of classical times - who doesn't know the story of the Trojan Horse . After Troy, you will enjoy a scenic drive through Thrace to visit the hauntingly beautiful the ancient city of Pergamon . You will visit the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library, and The Asclepieum of Pergamon . Leaving Pergamon behind us we settle at our hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 5 : KUSADASI / EPHESUS /KUSADASI
After breakfast we drive to the ancient city of Ephesus and first visit the Temple of Artemis , one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. Impressive structures we will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon. We also visit the House of the Virgin Mary We stay overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 : KUSADASI / PAMUKKALE
After breakfast depart for Pamukkale - which means " Cotton Castle " - a Mineral Water Spa since ancient times. Arrive in Pamukkale and visit ancient city of Hierapolis . Then swim in the world famous calcium deposited pools called travertines. Overnight in one of the thermal hotels in Pamukkale.
Day 7 : PAMUKKALE / APHRODISIAS / ANTALYA
This morning drive north through Taurus Mountains to Antalya, En route stop at Aphrodisias , the Ancient City which was dedicated to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. The Temple's theater and stadium are excellently preserved. Visit the Museum and tour the ruins some were restored by the National Geographic Society. Then drive to Antalya where our hotel is located.
Day 8 : ANTALYA
Antalya , first a Pamphylian, and later a Roman city. This morning visit the Antalya Regional Archaeological Museum and an orientation tour of the city. Then continue to explore the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos . The theater at Aspendos has a capacity of 15,000 people and is the best preserved in the Mediterranean Basin. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 9 :ANTALYA / ISTANBUL
After breakfast you will be transferred to Antalya Airport for your flight back to Istanbul . Upon arrival at Istanbul, our first stop will be the Topkapi Palace , the residence of Ottoman sultans housing richness of 700 years. Then you will enjoy a Bosphorus tour by boat along the waterway separating Europe from Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace.
Day 10 :ISTANBUL
Today you will visit the Hippodrome , where chariot races were held and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Then world famous St.Sophia - the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century - following the Blue Mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior blue tiles. Later on you will be browsing the Grand Bazaar . Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city on your own and overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 11 :ISTANBUL / HOME
This morning your guide meets you and pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport
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