A Classic Tours Collection
 
 

Departs every Thursday

11 Days visiting
- Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Bergama, Troy & Canakkale

   
 

ACTC TOURS SPECIAL FEATURES

 
  • First class hotels with private bath/shower.
  • Daily breakfasts, 8 lunches at local restaurants & 6 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: Thu
DEPART USA
DAY 2: Fri

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: Sat

CITY & OTTOMAN ART TOUR


Morning Old City Tour. Visit : Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, originally a Christian Basilica, conceived by Constantine and rebuilt by Justinian. In 1920’s Ataturk converted it to a Museum, Hippodrome. After lunch at local restaurant take the Ottoman Art Tour visiting Topkapi Palace Museum (excluding Harem section) and Grand Covered Bazaar before returning to your hotel. (BL).

DAY 4: 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 5: 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 6: Tue

CAPPADOCIA / KONYA / PAMUKKALE


Early Morning depart for Pamukkale. En route first stop at 13th century caravanserai `Sultanhan’ & later 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. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant and continue to Pamukkale, famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. (BLD).

DAY 7: 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 hotel. (BLD).

DAY 8: Thu

SELCUK & EPHESUS EXCURSION 


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. BLD.

DAY 9: Fri

KUSADASI/ 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 10: Sat

CANAKKALE / ISTANBUL


You will be driven to Istanbul crossing the Dardanelles Strait. Stop enroute for Lunch. On arrival in Istanbul rest of the day is at leisure. BL.

DAY 11: Sun

ISTANBUL / USA


Transfer to the airport for international flight. (B) OR EXTEND YOUR STAY IN TURKEY, GREECE.

   
 
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