Treasures of Turkey

Treasures of Turkey


Tour Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir, and Pergamum

Treasures of Turkey

1 : Arrive Istanbul

Upon arrival, we will be met and assisted through customs and transferred to our hotel.

Casablanca, Morocco     

2 : Istanbul

Today we visit the Hippodrome including the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the underground Cistern. After lunch we visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, the magnificent gardens, galleries and pavillions of the Topkapi palace. Then we visit the famous old covered bazaar. Back to the hotel for overnight. (BL)

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3 : Istanbul/Ankara/ Cappadocia

After breakfast check out for the Ankara flight. Upon arrival, visits in Ankara -the capital city of Turkey-, including the Anatolian Civilization Museum, where archaeological pieces dating as far back as the prehistoric age are exhibited; the Mausoleum of Ataturk, where the founder of the Turkish Republic lies; and finally a visit to the Ancient Citadel. After lunch in Ankara depart for Cappadocia. Dinner at hotel in Cappadocia. (BLD)

Casablanca, Morocco      Rabat, Morocco      Chefchaouen, Morocco     

4 : Cappadocia

After breakfast a visit to the natural citadel of Uchisar, for a panoramic view of the region; then visit the Subterrenean City of Kaymakli, established in the 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution, in which a visitor is able to descend several floor levels. After lunch, an extensive visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum, with its 10th century churches cut out of soft rock with beautiful interior frescoes, then brief visits to Cavusin; Pasabag Valley, and finally Avanos Village, famous for its pottery and handicrafts. Some time for carpet show and shopping. (BLD)

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5 : Cappadocia/Ankara/Izmir

After breakfast, first visit the authentic town of Urgup, then the natural citadel of Ortahisar. Depart for Ankara. Lunch en-route. Fly to Izmir. Meet at the Izmir Airport and transfer to hotel.(BL)

Rabat, Morocco      Chefchaouen, Morocco      Meknes, Morocco     

6 : Izmir / Ephesus / Virgin Mary / Izmir

Today we will drive to Ephesus one of the most renowed classical sites in Turkey. Founded by the Ionions, it was situated on a natural harbor which gave it its early prosperity. Ephesus, with its marble street, Temple to Artemis and Cercius library, was included by Alexander the Great in his “seven wonders of the world ”, visit the Shrine of the Vergin Mary, where she lived her last years. Drive back to Izmir for overnight (BL)

Meknes, Morocco      Fes, Morocco      Erfoud, Morocco     

7 : Izmir / Pergamum / Istanbul

Today we drive to the city of Pergamum with the Hellenistic Ruins where the Great Citadel of Pergamum rises 1000m above the fertile Calcus Valley. After lunch we proceed to Pergamum Acropolis, Athena and Trajaneun Temple the library, the Great Theatre, Agora and the Roman Baths. Return to Izmir for our flight back to Istanbul for overnight. (BL)

Meknes, Morocco      Merzouga, Morocco     

8 : Instanbul

Today we enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus with a stop at the Egyptian Market, After lunch we drive across the Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill on the Asian side for a panoramic birds-eye view of Istanbul, then visit Beylerbeyi palace and Fishermen’s Village. Overnight in Istanbul. (BL)

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9 : Depart Istanbul

Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight. Back home. (B)

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