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Flight from Toronto to Turkey direct or with connections.
Upon arrival at the airport in Istanbul, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, you will visit the Hagia Sophia Church, the architectural glory of the 6th century, the Byzantine basilica, the Blue Mosque, the imperial mosque famous for its six minarets and interior tiles, and the Byzantine Hippodrome, now an open-air exhibition park with a number of monuments. After lunch, visit the Topkapi Palace, once the great residence of Ottoman Sultans, now a world famous museum. Explore the Grand Bazaar housing over 4000 shops. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Depart towards Gallipoli. Visit the famous battlefield of Anzac Cove and the Lone pine cemetery. Embark on ferry for a relaxing ride across the Dardanelle. Continue to Canakkale and overnight at your hotel. (BD)
Depart for the city of Troy, famed in the Homeric legend wooden horse. Continue to Pergamum, the Antique City, where you will be able to see the Asklepion Sanctuary, the famous medical center. Arrive in Kusadasi and overnight. (BL)
Drive to the Ancient City of Ephesus, where you will see the marble streets, Antique Theater, Arcadian Way, a roman bath, Celcus Library, and the Basilica of St. Joseph. You will also visit the Shrine of the Virgin Mary where she spent her final years. Return to Kusadasi and overnight at your hotel. (BD)
Drive to Pamukkale where you will watch the petrified calcium cliffs. Continue to Hierapolis to visit the Roman and early Christian remains. A stop is made to enjoy the thermal spring water pools before continuing to your hotel for overnight. (BD)
After breakfast, drive to the lake side town of Koycegiz where you’ll embark on a cruise to turtle beach. Enjoy a local mud bath. Continue to Fethiye. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)
After breakfast explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy. In the afternoon, drive to Oludeniz where you’ll have the opportunity to swim before your return to the hotel. Overnight in Fethiye. (B)
In the morning, drive towards Antalya via Demre. Enjoy a boat ride to the sunken city of Kekova (if weather conditions don’t allow a boat ride, a visit to St. Nicholas Church is arranged instead.) Continue to Antalya for overnight. (BD)
After breakfast, start your drive to Aspendos where you will see Roman artifacts dating to the 2nd century, one of the best preserved theatre seating about 15000 people. Also visit Perge, a fine example of a Greek and Roman city. Return to your hotel and enjoy some time at leisure.
Continue to Konya (Iconium), the city famous for its Whirling Dervishes. Visit the Mevlana Mausoleum, master of the whirling dervishes and the Karatay Koran School. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)
After breakfast, drive to Konya (Iconium), the city famous for its Whirling Dervishes. Visit the Mevlana Mausoleum, master of the whirling dervishes and the Karatay Koran School. Continue to Cappadocia and visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)
After breakfast, you will visit Goreme, the largest open Air Museum where you will see 10th century churches cut out of soft rock with its most spectacular paintings of the region. Continue to Avanos known for the red soil colouring the clay used by potters. A stop is made at Pasabag Valley to see the fairy chimneys. Attend a pottery workshop in a cave. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)
** Optional hot air balloon tour available
Embark on a morning drive to Ankara, the capital of Turkey, and visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, where the founder of the Turkish Republic lies, and the Ancient Citadel. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)
After breakfast, depart for Istanbul. Upon arrival, enjoy some time of leisure to explore the city on your own. Enjoy a farewell dinner to bid the country goodbye. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)
Say goodbye to Turkey and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Toronto with a connection.
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