HighIights of Turkey
10 Nights/11 Days
Day 01: ISTANBUL
Arrival Atatürk Airport. Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02: ISTANBUL
Day at leisure. (B)
Bosphorus (Boğaziçi) Cruise: is a natural waterway located in Istanbul. That forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey. The Bosporus connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.
Drive to Eminönü and we have a cruising opportunity; Bosphorus on Boat cruise through the waterway separating the two continents, magic Asia and Europe. Per Person 30 €
Day 03: ISTANBUL
Visit to the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and bronze Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. The Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet, is the next stop before Saint Sophia, and originally Christian Basilica Conceived by Constantine and rebuilt by Justinian, then turned into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. In 1920’s Atatürk made it a museum for all regardless of creed. Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years and now a museum. Visiting the unique collection of Chinese porcelain, the exquisite Imperial Treasury and other courts. (B)
This free night will give you options for a Turkish floorshow at a nightclub. (D)
½ Alcoholic drinks included. Per Person 70 €
Day 04: Istanbul – BURSA
Drive to Bursa. Bursa is a large city in Turkey, located in northwestern Anatolia, within the Marmara Region. Bursa was the first major and second overall capital of the Ottoman State between 1335 and 1363. Visits; Green Mosque,
(Yeşil Cami) Green Mausoleum, Great Mosque, Hüsnü Züber Museum. Dinner and Overnight. (B/D)
Day 05 : Bursa – AYVALIK
On the way visits to Troy (Truva) The first city on the site was founded in the 3rd millennium BC. During the Bronze Age, the site seems to have been a flourishing mercantile city, since its location allowed for complete control of the Dardanelles. Continue to Ayvalık for overnight.
Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. The town center of Ayvalık is which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos. (B/D)
Day 06: Ayvalik – KUSADASI
Pergamum (Bergama) 281–133 BC. Pergamum is cited in the Book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia. Visit the Hellenistic Acropolis of Pergamum, Asclepium, the earliest health center of Asia Minor. After visiting drive to Kusadasi. (B/D)
Day 07: Kusadasi – Efes – KUSADASI
After breakfast drive to Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils. Visit the Basilica of St. John, the House of Virgin Mary. Tour the ancient city of Ephesus with marble streets, magnificent amphitheatre and temples. (B/D)
Day 08: Kusadasi – PAMUKKALE
After breakfast drive to Pamukkale (Hierapolis) is currently UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hierapolis was founded as a thermal spa early in the 2nd century BC within the sphere of the Seleucid Empire. Antiochus the Great sent 2,000 Jewish families to Lydia and Phrygia from Babylon and Mesopotamia, later joined by more from Judea. The Jewish congregation grew in Hierapolis and has been estimated as high as 50,000 in 62 BC. Visit Ancient City of Hierapolis. Swim in the hot-spring pools. Transfer to hotel dinner and overnight (B/D)
Day 09: Pamukkale – ANTALYA
Drive to Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, theAphrodite of Aphrodisias. Visit the Greco-Roman settlement, which is remarkably well preserved. Continue to Antalya well known as Turkish Riviera. Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans.
Dinner and overnight. (B/D)
Day 10: ANTALYA
After breakfast half-day tour of the ancient cities of Perge is an ancient city that was once the capital of the Pamphylia region. In the ity acropolis Bronze Age is considered that the period established. Hellenistic in the city during the period of the ancient world are among the richest and most beautiful cities. Then visit Aspendos was an ancient city in Pamphylia, Asia Minor, located about 40 km east of the modern city of Antalya. Return to hotel and rest of the day at leisure (B/D)
Day 11: RETURN! Bon Voyage.
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Meditour tour. Have a safe trip back home. . (B)
Per Person in Dbl from €980
Sgl Supplement €400
AYT/IST (O/W) Per Person €55