EXCESS - 7-0-2    Istanbul / Cappadocia / Konya /
Antalya / Ephesus / Çanakkale / Istanbul

Day - 1   Istanbul / Cappadocia
Tour starts in the morning from the Hotel or from the airport. Visit the Hittite Museum and Mausoleum of Atatürk. After lunch drive to Cappadocia, dinner & overnight (L,D).

   

Day - 2   Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı & Citadel of Uçhisar. After lunch continue with the valley of "Göreme" & open air museum. The last sites will be Paşabağ valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight (B,L,D).

   

Day - 3   Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale
Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13 th century Seljukian caravanserai "Sultanhan". The next stop will be Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the theological School of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale (B,L,D).

   


Day - 4  Pamukkale / Antalya
Brakfast and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Bazilica and calcium cliffs. Magnificent tenple of Apollo, the theatre and Necropolis Graveyard. After lunch drive to Antalya throught the panoromic Taurus mountains (B,L,D).


   


Day - 5  Antalya
Departure for a full day tour of ancient cities Side, Perge and Aspendos. Lunch will be served during the visits. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Antalya (B,L,D).



   
Day - 6  Antalya / Kuşadası
Early departure for Aphrodisias. After lunch visit the Greco-Romen settlement which is remarkably well preserved. The ancient city is dedicated to the Godess of Love, Aphrodite. Drive to Kuşadası, dinner and overnight (B,L,D).
   

Day - 7
 Kuşadası / Izmir
After brakfast at the hotel drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificient library, Agora and fantastic greco-roman theatre. After lunch visit the Basilica of St.John drive to Izmir and transfer to the hotels or airport (B,L).

   

Day - 8  
Kuşadası / Çanakkale
Early departure for Pergamum. After lunch visit of Asklepion and Acropolis continue for Troy. The legendary town in the Iliad of Homeros. Drive to Çanakkale, dinner and overnight (B,L,D).

   
Day - 9   Çanakkale / Istanbul
After brakfast cross the strait by ferry and drive to Istanbul along the shores of Marmara sea. (Gallipoli can be added to this program) (B,L)
   
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