The Oriental Heritage
MTP-A - The Oriental Heritage
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Meet and assist at Istanbul airport. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Istanbul / Canakkale
Drive to Canakkale via Dardanelles. Visit Troy, the famous city of Homer’s Iliad. Return to Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Canakkale / Pergamum / Izmir
Drive to Izmir via Pergamum. Visit the ruins of Acropolis, the theater, the Altar of Zeus, the library. Visit Asclepion which was the ancient medical center where different psychological methods were used in the treatment of the patients. Arrival in Izmir and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Izmir / Ephesus / Pamukkale
Breakfast and departure for Ephesus. Visit the Basilica of St. John and The Last Home of Virgin Mary. Continue to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Pamukkale / Antalya
Visit the natural warm water pools and the ruins of Hierapolis where we can see a very big Necropolis. Drive to Antalya for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Antalya (Perge / Aspendos / Side)
Full day city tour of Antalya starting with Hadrianus Gate and the Old City. Continue the tour with Perge, Aspendos theater and Side. Return to Antalya for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Antalya / Konya
Drive to Konya and visit the Mosque and the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the founder of the Whirling Dervishes Order. The Museum of Tiles and Sultanhan, the best preserved Seljuk Caravanserai in Anatolia. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Konya / Cappadocia
Departure for Cappadocia and visit the Underground City of Kaymakli on the way. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9: Cappadocia
Full day tour in the region including Goreme and Zelve Valleys, Avanos, natural citadel of Uchisar and Cavusin Village. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Cappadocia / Ankara
Breakfast and departure for Ankara. Visit the Hittite Museum, Temple of Augustus and the Mausoleum of Ataturk. Dinner and overnight in Ankara.
Day 11: Ankara / Bursa
Drive to Bursa and visit the Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum, Grand Mosque and the Old Silk Bazaar. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Bursa / Istanbul
Drive to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 13: Istanbul – Full day City tour
City tour of Istanbul including St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 14: Istanbul – Half day Bosphorus tour
Visit to Spice Bazaar and cruise along the European and the Asiatic shores of the Bosphorus. Afternoon is free. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 15: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.