SAMPLE ITINERARY OF TURKEY

CITY of ANKARA
CAPADOCCIA - visit Kaymakli Underground City, which was dug by early
Christians to take shelter from pagan persecutors. Then visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley (Pasabagi),
see some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. Proceed
to Avanos, well-known pottery town of Anatolia. After lunch, continue on to the Goreme Open-Air
Museum. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose
colors still retain all their original freshness. Overnight in Cappadocia.

KONYA - Drive to Konya to visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide
famous mystic figure, also known as Rumi. After the visit proceed to Pamukkale and overnight.

PAMUKKALE - , visit Hierapolis Antique City, where you will see Temple of
Apollo, Martyrium and some other ruins. Then see Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), which is made of
sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. You have the chance to walk on the terraces.
In the afternoon, visit Aphrodisias Antique City. The city was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess
of love. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi for overnight.

KUSADASI - full day Ephesus tour. First visit is to House of Virgin Mary, where
she is believed to have spent her last times. Then proceed to Ephesus Antique City and see the Artemis
Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Library of Celcus, the Odeon, the Temple of
Hadrian, the Temple of Domitian, the Theater, believed to be the largest outdoor theater in the ancient
world, and some other ruins. After lunch, visit Basilica of St. John or Ephesus Museum. After the tour
turn back to hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

PERGAMUM, TROY & CANAKKALE - Early departure for
Pergamon, one of the Seven Churches addressed in Revelation. In Pergamum, visit Asclepion, Library of
Pergamum, theatre and some other ruins. In the afternoon continue on to Troy Antique City, which is
best known for being the focus of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the
Iliad by Homer. Then drive to Canakkale for overnight
CANAKKALE to ISTANBUL - After breakfast sail to the other side of
Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli battle field, where the famous
Gallipoli Campaign took place during the World War I. Visit famous ANZAC Cove, ANZAC
Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After the
visit, proceed to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a
mosque and now a museum. See spectacular mosaics which depict the Virgin Mother, Jesus, saints,
Byzantine emperors and empresses and biblical scenes. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque
(Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church
development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social centre of
Constantinople. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence in the city of the
Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Finally, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for
its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles. Drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. Before embarkation on
the boat, visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar), the second largest covered shopping complex after
the Grand Bazaar. Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other
edibles, Spice Bazaar have a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East. Then, embark on a ferryboat for an
excursion on the Bosphorus. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, citadels, centuries-old mansions and old
and new faces of Istanbul on the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. Overnight Istanbul or
Transfer to Istanbul Airport for your Flight.