April 22 Sat: Arrival – Istanbul |Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome cocktail and briefing.
April 23 Sun: Istanbul |Full day tour to include the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem) St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B
April 24 Mon: Istanbul – Canakkale |Visit Soliman the Magnificent Mosque then continue to Gallipoli. Dinner on the way to Gallipoli Eceabat in a local restaurant, early evening departure to Gallipoli for the Anzac ceremony. There is no hotel accommadition. BD
April 25 Tue: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale | After the Anzac Ceremony cross the Dardanelles then continue to hotel for overnight. Dinner will be served at your hotel. (not a proper breakfast by breakfast box will be served) BD
April 26 Wed: Gallipoli & Hellespont |This morning departure to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then drive to Hellespont with the largest memorial of the peninsula. Overnight in Canakkale. BD
April 27 Thu: Kusadasi via Pergamum | This morning visit Troy then proceed to Ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and drive to Kusadasi, the picturescue port of Aegean Sea. Overnight in Kusadasi. Dinner in the hotel. BD
April 28 Fri: Kusadasi | Today tour the ruins of Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s cottage, the 2,000 year old marble streets, a theater, the library of Celsius and Hadrian’s Temple. Visit a regional carpet production center. Afternoon optional: Sardis or Old Greek Village Sirince. BD
April 29 Sat: Kusadasi – Aphrodisias – Pamukkale | Drive though fertile valleys to Aphrodisias city of Aphrodite, then continue to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) and visit Hierapolis. BD
April 30 Sun: Pamukkale – Cappadocia | After breakfast depart for Cappadocia for overnight. BD
May 1 Mon: Cappadocia |Optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience. Visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, Saratli underground city. Overnight in Cappadocia. BD
May 2 Tue: Cappadocia – Ankara | Morning departure to Ankara. On the way visit 13th century Agzikarahan caravanserai, afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. BD
May 3 Wed: Ankara – Istanbul | After breakfast, depart on a scenic drive to Istanbul. In the afternoon join an optional half-day Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.
May 4 Thu: Return | Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.