A Classic Tours Collection
 
 

Departs every Friday

16 Days visiting-
Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Kusadasi, Selcuk, Ephesus, Izmir, Bergama, Troy, Canakkale & Bursa

 

ACTC TOURS SPECIAL FEATURES

 
  • First class hotels with private bath/shower.
  • Daily breakfasts, 11 lunches at local restaurants & 8 dinners at hotels.
  • Transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary by air-conditioned car/ van/bus.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums as per the itinerary.
  • Applicable taxes, guide fees etc.
   
  Your Journey begins :
   
 
DAY 1: Fri
DEPART USA :

DAY 2: Sat

ARRIVE ISTANBUL :


Arrive in Istanbul a huge metropolis connecting continents, cultures, religions and one of the greatest business and cultural center of the region. Meeting assistance by A Classic Tours Collection representative and transfer to Hotel.

DAY 3: Sun

ISTANBUL/ ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA :


In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Ankara. the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. It was formerly known as Angora or Engürü, and in Roman times as Ancyra, and in classical and Hellenistic periods as Άγκυρα Ánkyra. Proceed on a city sightseeing tour visiting Anatolian Civilizations (Hittite) Museum and Mausoleum of Ataturk. After Lunch in Ankara travel overland to Cappadocia. The unique and yet the strange rock formations and subterranean dwellings of Cappadocia provide unforgettable sets of experiences, memories and photographs. (BLD).

DAY 4: Mon

CAPPADOCIA :


For millions of years, the mighty volcanoes of the Central Anatolian Plateau erupted and spewed their contents across the land that would become the cradle of civilization. The interesting rock formations, known as "fairy chimneys", have been formed as the result of the erosion of the tufa layer, sculpted by wind and flood water, running down on the slopes of the valleys. Visit the natural citadel of Uchisar, Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag Valley, and Underground City of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu. (BLD).

DAY 5: Tue

CAPPADOCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE :


Early Morning depart for Pamukkale. En route stop at Konya, the city famous far beyond the borders of Turkey. Visit the most important in Konya is Mevlana’s Mausoleum, the mystic Sufi poet and the founder of the Whirling Dervish order. Also visit Sultanhani Caravanserai before continuing to Pamukkale, famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. (BLD).

DAY 6: Wed

PAMUKKALE / HIERAPOLIS/ APHRODISIAS / KUSADASI :


After breakfast visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis (graveyard) of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Drive to Aphrodisias. After lunch visit the Greco-Roman settlement that is remarkably well preserved. The ancient city is dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Drive to Kusadasi, dinner and overnight at (BLD).

DAY 7: Thu

KUSADASI / SELCUK/ EPHESUS / IZMIR :


After breakfast at the hotel drive to Selcuk 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 magnificent library, Agora and the fantastic Greco-roman theatre. After lunch drive to Izmir, the pearl of the Aegean, a fascinating city whose history begins in the mists of legend. This modern city still retains traces of its ancient, Ottoman and Levantine past. (BLD).

DAY 8: Fri

IZMIR :


Full day excursion to Sardis. The ruins of ancient Gymnasium, the Synagogue from Roman period and Temple of Artemis in Sardis, Muradiye Mosque. Overnite at Hotel (BLD).

DAY 9: Sat

IZMIR :


Full day excursion to Priene, Miletus and Dydima. Visit Temple of Apollo in Dydima; the great theatre, Roman Baths and the agora in Miletus; and the theatre, Temple of Athena and Prytaneion in Priene. Overnite at Hotel (BLD).

DAY 10: Sun

IZMIR / BERGAMA/ TROY / CANAKKALE :


In the morning visit Bergama (ancient Pergamon). Parchment was invented here. This was the hometown of Galen, renowned doctor and surgeon and site of his temple devoted to healing, the Asclepion. The library once held 200,000 books. In the afternoon drive to Troy, the immortal city of the legendary Helen of Troy and Trojan Horse, which was destroyed and rebuilt nine times.  (BLD).

DAY 11: Mon

CANAKKALE / ISTANBUL :


In the morning drive to Istanbul by crossing the Dardanelles Strait. Lunch en route. Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (BL).

DAY 12: Tue

ISTANBUL  TOURING :


Full day sightseeing starting with a drive to the Asian side via Bosphorus Bridge to visit Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill for a panoramic view of Istanbul. In the afternoon cruise along the shores of Bosphorus by regular ferry. Overnight at hotel. (BL).

DAY 13: Wed

CITY & OTTOMAN ART TOUR :


Morning Old City Tour. Visit : Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum, Hippodrome and Grand Covered Bazaar. Afternoon take the Ottoman Art Tour visiting Topkapi Palace Museum (excluding Harem section) and Suleymaniye Mosque. Overnite at Hotel. (BL).

DAY 14-15: Thu-Fri

ISTANBUL :


Day at leisure for independent activities. (B)

DAY 16: Sat

ISTANBUL / USA :


Transfer to the airport for international flight. (B)

   
 
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