ORNHTUV 8 Nights/ 9 Days
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Canakkale
Day 1 – Sun – Istanbul / Kayseri or Nevsehir / Cappadocia (D)
Arrival to Istanbul airport and catch a connecting flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. You will be met and transferred to your hotel by Orion tour guide. Dinner & overnight
Day 2 – Mon – Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı & Citadel of Uchisar. After lunch continue with the valley of “Göreme” & open air museum. The last sites will be Pasabag valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight
Day 3 – Tue – Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale (B,L,D)
Early in the morning, we drive to Konya stopping by and viewing the Seljuk Sultanhani Caravanserai on the way. We visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya. Lunch will be served on the way. Arrive in Pamukkale and enjoy the sunset with its unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Wed – Pamukkale / Kusadasi (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we visit the ancient city of Hierapolis in detail. Necropolis, Nymfaeum, Main Street and calcified travertine. Continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Thu – Kusadasi (B,L,D)
In the morning, we visit the house of Virgin Mary. Continue to the Ionian city of Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. We visit the ancient city covering Bouleterion, Prytaneum, Celcius library, Hadrian’s temple and theater. We will enjoy a fashion show on leather goods during the day. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 – Fri – Kusadasi / Canakkale (B,L,D)
After breakfast we drive to Pergamon to visit Asklepion. Lunch in town. Following lunch, we drive to world renown city of Troy, to the legendary town mentioned in the “Iliad”.Drive to Canakkale. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Sat – Canakkale / Istanbul (B,L)
In the morning, after breakfast we cross the Dardanelles by ferry and drive to Istanbul. We have lunch en route. We transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight.
Day 8 – Sun – Istanbul (B,L)
After breakfast visit to St. Sophia Museum which is one of the great architectural marvels of the ancient world. We continue on to the Hippodrome, the sportive and political center of the Old City to see Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and German Fountain. Afterwards, we visit the Blue Mosque, facing St. Sophia and famous for its delicate blue tiles, and unique 6-minaret design. We then visit Topkapi Palace, seat of the Ottoman Empire for four centuries and visit the Treasury. Overnight.
Day 9 – Mon – Istanbul (B)
Free time until your transfer for your flight home
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