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Toronto (please contact us for other departure gateways)
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.
In the morning, visit the Hagia Sophia Church, an architectural wonder of the 6th century and the Blue Mosque, the imperial mosque famous for its six minarets and interior tiles. Continue to Topkapi Palace, once the residence of Ottoman Sultans and the unique and fragrant Spice Bazaar. After absorbing the intoxicating scents and riveting colours of the spices, return to your hotel for overnight in Istanbul. (B)
Depart towards Gallipoli. Visit 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)
Drive to the fabled city of Troy, famed in Homeric legend – site of the Trojan horse. Continue to Bergama and visit the ancient Acropolis. Overnight in Izmir at your hotel. (BL)
Drive to the ancient city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. See the marble streets, Antique Theater, Arcadian Way, a Roman Bath and the Celcus Library. Enjoy a drive through Sirince Village. The village offers a Turk-Greek experience while visiting restored Orthodox churches and local shops featuring handcrafts (including olive oil). Visit cafes nestled in this quaint village and purchase incredible homemade wines. Return to Kusadasi and overnight at your hotel. (BLD)
After breakfast, you will visit the unique cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascade with its therapeutic thermal pools. Drive to Hierapolis to visit the Roman and Christian remains and the first modern spa centers of the ancient world. Continue to Izmir and overnight at your hotel. (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 Demre. Enjoy a boat ride to see the sunken city of Kekova (weather permitting; substituted with a visit to St. Nicholas’ Church would be arranged). Continue to Antalya for overnight. (BD)
Drive towards Konya. On the way, visit the famous theater in Aspendos. Continue to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, master of the whirling dervishes known for their hypnotic movements. Continue your drive to Cappadocia via Seljukian Caracanserai – a fine example of an ancient Silk Road. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)
In the morning after breakfast, begin sightseeing of Kaymakli in Cappadocia, an underground city built by Christians fleeing persecution. 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 the natural fortress in Uchisar. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)
After breakfast, depart for Ankara where you’ll visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Depart for Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage Town which is considered as an open air museum. Overnight in an old Ottoman mansion. (BD)
After breakfast, visit the town of Safranbolu where you can taste some Turkish delights. Continue to Istanbul and explore the Grand Bazaar housing over 4000 shops. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Say goodbye to Turkey and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Toronto with a connection.
Pricing available upon request.
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|Istanbul||Point Hotel Taksim|
|Cappadocia||Crown Plaza Nevsehir|
|Safranbolu||Imren Lokum Konagi|
*Accommodations are subject to availability. Similar accommodations may be used.