KALEIDOSCOPE OF CIVILIZATIONS


Visit the capital city of modern Turkey, Ankara and explore the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations; feel the daily life in Cappadocia; visit a family living in a fairy chimney while enjoying their hospitality. Walk in the gardens of Topkapi Palace; delight in the world's first genuine shopping mall, the Covered Bazaar.

DAY 1 - USA TO TURKEY

 

DAY 2 - ANKARA

Arrival in Ankara. Our staff will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. For the rest of the day, you will be at your leisure. (-/-/D)

DAY 3 - CAPPADOCIA

A half-day tour of Ankara will include a stop at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations which houses on of the world's richest collections of pre-historic artifacts. Nearby is the citadel of Ankara, another must-see for travelers. We will visit the Mausoleum of AtatUrk before lunch and our drive to Cappadocia. (B/L/D)

DAY 4 - CAPPADOCIA

We spend the whole day exploring Cappadocia and its natural and historical beauties, starting with UChisar and Pigeon Valleys, continuing onto the GOreme Open Air Museum and the Zelve Valley which gives you a change to see the world famous 'fairy chimneys' up close. The underground city of Kaymakli is our last stop. (B/L/D)

DAY 5 - ANKARA - ISTANBUL

After breakfast, we drive to Ankara airport to fly to Istanbul, and transfer to our hotel. (B/L/D)

DAY 6 - ISTANBUL

Istanbul is a 2600 years old metropolis where East meets West. We start exploring this exceptional city with visits to the Blue Mosque and the St. Sophia Church. Our next stops are the Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace with it's dazzling treasures and ever lasting splendor, is our last stop. (B/L/D)

Istanbul

DAY 7 - ISTANBUL

After breakfast we spend the morning on a cruise of the Bosphorus, the waterway that divides Europe and Asia. It is an unforgettable journey between two continents. In the afternoon, we visit the great SUleymaniye Mosque, and the historical market districts that house the shopper's paradise, the Covered Bazaar and the Spice Market. (B/L/D)

DAY 8 - RETURN TO USA

We escort you to the airport for your flight home. (B/-/-)


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