ANATOLIAN ROUNDTRIPS

MID-WEST 1 (KT-10)

1ST DAY ISTANBUL
Transfer and overnight at the hotel.
2ND DAY

ISTANBUL / ÇANAKKALE
After breakfast departure from Istanbul and drive to Çanakkale crossing by ferry boat from Europe to Asia, main land of Turkey. Check in to the hotel. Following lunch at the hotel visit of world out famous Troy ruins. Return to the hotel in Çanakkale.Dinner and overnight at the hotel hosting the Aegean Coast.

3RD DAY

ÇANAKKALE / IZMIR
After breakfast depart for Izmir, visiting Acropolis of Bergama and Asclepion on the way. After lunch in Bergama continue to Izmir. Check in to the hotel in Izmir late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Izmir.

4TH DAY

IZMIR/PAMUKKALE
After breakfast depart for famous Greek - Roman ancient city ruins of Ephesus. Visit of House of Virgin Mary and Archaeology Museum. After lunch drive to Pamukkale,where white calcium travertine are worth while to visit. Check in to the hotel. Swimming facility by hotel's indoor and outdoor hot thermal pools. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Pamukkale.

5TH DAY

PAMUKKALE / CAPPADOCIA
Early departure from hotel for Cappadocia. Visit of Selçuk Turks capital Konya; including Mevlana Museum & Karatay Medrese. After lunch drive through ancient silk road up to Cappadocia visiting old Caravanserai
" Sultanhanı " . Dinner at the hotel after check in Cappadocia.

6TH DAY

CAPPADOCIA
Full day excursion of Cappadocia including Underground City , Göreme, Uçhisar and Zelve. Lunch at a local restaurant. Numerous photo stops of the beautiful scenery. Return to the hotel late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia .

7TH DAY

CAPPADOCIA /ANKARA /ISTANBUL
After breakfast depart to Ankara via Salt Lake. Upon arrival visit of Anatolian Civilizations Museum and Atatürk's Mausoleum .Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.

8TH DAY

ISTANBUL
Full day city sightseeing of Istanbul including visits of Topkapı Palace , Blue Mosque and St. Sophia in the morning . Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the tour visiting Underground Basilica and Grand Bazaar .Return to the hotel late in the afternoon. Farewell dinner and belly dance show at Kervansaray Night Club. Overnight in Istanbul.

9TH DAY

ISTANBUL
In the morning leave from hotel for Bosphorus cruise by chartered boat. After lunch transfer to Istanbul International Airport for the flight back home.

 

MID-WEST 2 ( KT- 11 )

1ST. DAY ISTANBUL
Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
2ND. DAY

ISTANBUL
After breakfast depart for visit of Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Underground Basilica Cistern. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit to famous Grand Bazaar of Istanbul (the oldest and unique covered Bazaar of the world). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

3RD. DAY

ISTANBUL /IZMIR /PAMUKALE
After breakfast transfer to airport for the flight to Izmir. Upon arrival drive to Pamukkale via Selçuk visiting the ruins of Ephesus City State , Museum, Virgin Mary's House and St. John's Basilica. Lunch in Selfuk. After lunch drive to Pamukkale, where white calcium travertines are worthwhile to be visited. Check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. Swimming facility by hotel's indoor & outdoor hot thermal pools.

4TH.DAY

PAMUKKALE/ CAPPADOCIA
Early departure from hotel for Cappadocia. Visit of Seldjuk Turks capital Konya ; including visits of Mevlana Museum & Karatay Medrese. Lunch in Konya. Drive through ancient silk road up to Cappadocia visiting old Caravansarai " Sultanhanı" on the way. Arrival to the hotel at Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

5TH.DAY

CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast depart for a full day excursion for visiting Kaymaklı underground city , Göreme, Uçhisar and Zelve. Lunch at a local restaurant .Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

6TH.DAY

CAPPADOCIA /ANKARA /ISTANBUL
After breakfast depart to Ankara via Salt lake. Lunch upon arrival. Visit of Anatolian Civilisations Museum and Atatiirk' s Mauseleum. Transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

7TH.DAY ISTANBUL
Free till noon time. Then transfer to International airport for the flight back home.

MID-WEST 3 (KT- 12 )

1ST DAY ISTANBUL
After arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
2ND DAY

ISTANBUL/IZMIR
After breakfast transfer to airport for the flight to Izmir. Upon arrival drive to Bergama. Visit the ruins of Aesclepium and Acropolis. Lunch in Bergama. Drive back to Izmir. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Izmir.

3RD DAY

IZMIR/PAMUKKALE
After breakfast drive to Pamukkale via Selcuk. Visit the ruins of Ephesus City , Museum, Virgin Mary's House and St. John's Basilica. Lunch in Selçuk. Arrival at Pamukkale and visit Hierapolis ruins & traveertines . Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Pamukkale.

4TH DAY

PAMUKKALE / KONYA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Kenya via Egirdir Lake. Lunch at local restaurant by Egirdir. After arrival to Konya , visit of Mevlana Museum, Karatay and Ince Minare Medreses. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Konya.

5TH DAY

KONYA / CAPPADOCIA
Departure for Cappadocia. Visit Sultanhanı, one of the famous 13th. century Caravanserais on the silk road. Lunch in Aksaray. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cappadocia.

6TH DAY

CAPPADOCIA
Full day excursion of Cappadocia region including visits of Uçhisar, Göreme, Kaymaklı and Zelve Valley . Lunch at a typical restaurant in Avanos . Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

7TH DAY

CAPPADOCIA /ANKARA /ISTANBUL
Depart from Cappadocia hotel and drive to Ankara via Salt Lake. Upon arrival lunch at a local restuarant in Ankara.. Visit of Anatolian Civilisations Museum & Atatürk's Mausoleum. Transfer to Ankara airport for the flight to Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

8TH DAY

ISTANBUL
Full day city sightseeing tour of Istanbul including Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and Underground Basilica Cistern. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit of Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar and return to the hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner and belly dance show at Kervansaray Night Club. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.

9TH DAY

ISTANBUL
Departure after breakfast for Bosphorus tour by charter boat. Early lunch at a seafood restaurant. Transfer to the airport for the flight back home.

MID-WEST 4 (KT-13)

1ST DAY ISTANBUL
Transfer and overnight at the hotel,
2ND DAY

ISTANBUL / KAYSERI/CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast transfer to airport for the flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival drive to Cappadocia . Lunch in Cappadocia following visit of Uçhisar and Göreme. Check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

3RD DAY

CAPPADOCIA
Full day excursion of Cappadocia including Kaymaklı Underground City and Zelve. Lunch at a local restaurant in Avonos. Numerous photo stops of the beautiful scenery of the region . Return to the hotel late in the afternoon . Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cappadocia.

4TH DAY

CAPPADOCIA /PAMUKKALE
Early departure for Pamukkale. Drive through ancient silk road and stop by the old caravanserai, Sultanham . Continue to Kenya , Selçuk Turks capital town and Visit of Mevlana Museum and Karatay Medrese. Lunch in Akşehir . Proceeding arrival in Pamukkale visit of Hierapolis and famous travertines. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

5TH DAY

PAMUKKALE / IZMIR
Drive for Izmir. Visit of Philadelphia , Sardes and Thy atria . Lunch in Salihli. Arrival in Izmir and check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Izmir.

6TH DAY

IZMIR /ISTANBUL
After early breakfast depart for Seljuk to visit the ancient city of Ephesus , Virgin Mary's House and St. John Basilica. Drive to Pergamum. Visit the ruins of Asclepion and Acropolis . Lunch in Bergama. Drive back to Izmir Airport for the flight to Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

7TH DAY

ISTANBUL
City sightseeing tour of Istanbul including visits of Topkapı Palace , Blue Mosque and St. Sophia in the morning. Depart from hotel for an early lunch and then transfer to Istanbul International Airport for the flight back home.

 

MID-WEST 5 ( KT- 14 )

1ST DAY ISTANBUL
Transfer and overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
2ND DAY

ISTANBUL /BURSA
After breakfast depart from the hotel and drive to Bursa. Following lunch in Bursa visit of Green Mosque and Mouseleum, Grand Mosque, Tomb of Osman Gazi (Founder of Ottoman Empire). Check in to the hotel late in the afternoon. Swimming facilities at thermal pool of the hotel ( Bursa is very famous with thermal baths ). Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bursa .

3RD DAY

BURSA/ANKARA
Departure for Ankara and visit of Gordion (Capital of Phyrgian Kingdom 1200- 700 Be. ) Visit of ruins and Tomb of Emperor Midas. After lunch drive for Ankara. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ankara .

4TH DAY

ANKARA / CAPPADOCIA
Early departure from hotel for Hattusash, Capital of Hittite Kingdom. Visit of Yazlıkaya and rums of Hattusash. Lunch at Boğazkoy. Continue driving for Cappadocia via Yozgat. Arrival to the hotel late in the afternoon and check in. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

5TH DAY

CAPPADOCIA
Full day excursion in the region including Uçhisar, Göreme, Zelve and Kaymaklı Underground City. Lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

6TH DAY

CAPPADOCIA /ANTALYA
Early departure for Antalya visiting Kenya on route. Lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival in Antalya late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Antalya.

7TH DAY

ANTALYA
Full day excursion including Perge, Aspendos and Side. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight in Antalya.

8TH DAY

ANTALYA /PAMUKKALE
Drive for Pamukkale. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visits of calcium providing water cascades of Pamukkale, called travertines . Check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

9TH DAY

PAMUKKALE/IZMIR
After breakfast drive for Izmir. Lunch in Selcuk. Visit of Ephesus ruins, Museum and Virgin Mary f s House. Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight in Izmir.

10TH DAY

IZMIR/ISTANBUL
Early departure from the hotel to get the return flight for Istanbul. Upon arrival lunch at a local restaurant. Visit of Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace and Grand Bazaar in the afternoon. Check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

11TH DAY

ISTANBUL
Bosphorus Cruise by chartered boat in the morning. After lunch at a seafood restaurant visit of St. Sophia and Underground Basilica. Return to the hotel. Farewell dinner and show at Kervansaray Night Club. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.

12TH DAY ISTANBUL
Free time till transfer . Transfer to airport for the return flight home

EXOTIC EAST (KT-15)

1ST DAY ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel for overnight neary the airport.
2ND DAY

ISTANBUL /ERZURUM
Transfer to Istanbul airport for the flight to Erzurum. Transfer to the hotel. After lunch at the hotel, visit of (Çifte Minare Medrese , Citadel, Grand (Ulu) Mosque and Etnography Museum. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Erzurum.

3RD DAY

ERZURUM/KARS
Drive to Kars in the morning. Lunch at the hotel. After having permission to go to Ani ruins, drive to Russian Border to visit the ancient Ani ruins of ancient Armenian Kingdom. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Kars.

4TH DAY

KARS/DOGU BEYAZIT
Short visit to Kars Citadel. Then drive to Dogu Beyazıt via Kağızman. Lunch at the hotel. Visit of famous Ishak Pasha Palace in the afternoon. Return for dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dogu Beyazit.

5TH DAY

DOGU BEYAZIT
Full day excursion for surroundings of Dogu Beyazıt ;ruins of Noah's Ark and Meteor Hall. Return to the hotel. Free in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dogu Beyazıt.

6TH DAY

DOGU BEYAZIT / VAN
After breakfast depart for Van. Arrive in Van around noon time. Check in to the hotel. After lunch drive to famous Van Citadel. Return to the city for dinner and overnight in Van.

7TH DAY

VAN
Daily excursion for Hoşab Citadel, Akdamar Island. Picnic lunch can be arranged by the island if requested. Return to the hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Van.

8TH DAY

VAN / ISTANBUL
Transfer to airport for the flight back to Istanbul. Late lunch upon arrival in Istanbul and visit of Grand Bazaar. Dinner and belly dance show at Kervansaray Night Club. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.

9TH DAY

ISTANBUL
Visit to Blue Mosque and Topkapı Palace in the morning and transfer to Istanbul International Airport for the flight back home.

EXOTIC EAST ( KT-16 )

1ST  DAY ISTANBUL
Arrival to Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
2ND  DAY

ISTANBUL / TRABZON
Afer breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Trabzon. Upon arrival visit of St. Sophia. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive for Maçka and visit to Soumelas Monastery in he afternoon. Return to Trabzon for check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Trabzon.

3RD  DAY

TRABZON / ERZURUM
Depart from hotel by motorcoach after breakfast for Erzurum, crossing through Zigana Mountains and historical wise famous Zigana pass. Lunch on route. Arrival to Erzurum late in the afteroon . Check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Erzurum.

4TH DAY

ERZURUM/KARS
After breakfast leave for brief city tour of Erzurum visiting Grand (Ulu) Mosque, Çifte Minare Medrese and the Citadel; all generally dating up from Selcuk Turks period. Lunch at the hotel. Leave for Kars in the afternoon. Arrival to Kars and check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Kars. ( Depending on time of arrival to Kars a brief visit can be realised to Kars Citadel.)

5TH DAY

KARS/DOGU BEYAZIT
Having special permission from Turkish Army Authorities and Police Center of Kars, visit to ruins of ancient Armenian Kingdom 's Capital city of Ani by the Turkish/Armenian Border. *** Cameras are obligatory to be left behind by Army Authorities before arriving to ruins of Ani. Return to Kars for lunch. Drive to Dogu Beyazıt by lowerskirts of famous Mount Ararat (5165 M. from sea level) via Kağızman and Iğdır. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dogu Beyazit.

6TH DAY

DOGU BEYAZIT
Visit of Ishak Pasha Palace and drive for Noah ' s Ark ruins believed to be found out recently by American Authorities. Lunch at the hotel. Leave for Van in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Van.

7TH DAY

VAN
Full day excursion for visiting Hoşab Citadel and Akdamar Island. Picnic lunch can be realised on the island, depending on weather conditions. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnightin Van.

8TH DAY

VAN/ISTANBUL
Free in the morning till transfer time. Drive to Van Airport for the flight to Istanbul. Late lunch upon arrival in Istanbul and check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.

9TH DAY

ISTANBUL
Full day city tour of Istanbul including visits of Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapı Palace and Underground Basilica Cistern. Lunch at a local restaurant. Shopping time by Grand Bazaar and return to the hotel. Dinner and belly dance show at Kervansaray Night Club. Overnight in Istanbul.

10TH DAY ISTANBUL
Free in the morning till transfer time to International Airport for the flight back home.

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