Day 1-3: Istanbul – Where East Meets West
Our adventure begins in the enchanting city of Istanbul, where you’ll spend three nights soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of this city that straddles two continents. Discover the opulence of the Topkapi Palace, a former royal residence, and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market, where treasures await around every corner.
Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, a former Byzantine cathedral, was once the largest cathedral in the world and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 4: Ankara – A Glimpse into Anatolian History
Our journey continues as we head to Ankara, Turkey’s capital. Immerse yourself in history at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which houses artifacts dating back thousands of years. The museum offers a captivating window into Turkey’s rich heritage.
Day 5-6: Cappadocia – The Land of Fairy Chimneys
Cappadocia will leave you in awe with its surreal landscapes and unique underground cities. Explore Saratli, a secret underground city that once sheltered ancient civilizations. The Open Air Museum of Goreme, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a breathtaking ensemble of rock-cut churches and homes.
Cappadocia’s “fairy chimneys” are natural rock formations that resemble something out of a fairytale. They were created by volcanic activity millions of years ago.
Day 7: Pamukkale – The Cotton Castle
Pamukkale, known as the “Cotton Castle,” is a wonder of nature. The terraces of white mineral-rich pools are a mesmerizing sight. Enjoy a relaxing soak and let the mineral-rich waters rejuvenate you, just like the Romans did centuries ago.
Day 8-9: Izmir – Ancient Ruins and Coastal Charm
Izmir is a city that seamlessly blends the old and the new. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of the Romans. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, a pilgrimage site for many. Stroll along the scenic coastal promenade and savor the city’s vibrant culinary scene.
The Library of Celsus in Ephesus was one of the most impressive libraries of the ancient world and held more than 12,000 scrolls.
Day 10: Canakkale – Reliving History at Gallipoli
Our journey concludes with a visit to the Ancient City of Troy, immortalized in Homer’s epic tales. Stand in awe at Anzac Cove, a poignant reminder of World War I, and reflect on the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.
The Trojan Horse, the legendary stratagem used to capture Troy, has become a symbol of cunning and deception in Western culture.
Throughout this incredible journey, you’ll savor special dinners at local restaurants, indulging in the diverse flavors of Turkish cuisine. From succulent kebabs to sweet baklava, your taste buds will be in for a treat.
Turkish cuisine is a delightful fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian influences, offering a rich tapestry of flavours.
Embark on the “Classics of Turkey Escorted Tour” and create lasting memories as you uncover the treasures of this extraordinary country. With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality, Turkey promises an adventure that will leave you captivated and inspired. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the classics of Turkey with us, where every day is a new chapter in an ancient story waiting to be discovered.
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