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Gain insights into the Ottoman Empire's power during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace and see the 4th century Egyptian obelisk. Spend your afternoon at your leisure haggling with passionate market vendors lining the labyrinthine lanes of the Grand Bazaar to ply their wares to the highest bidder.
This evening, consider an optional dinner with Turkish folk and belly dancing. Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives at Gallipoli - the national pride of two nations, the Turkish and Australians, were awakened at the site of the bloody WWI battlefields and are commemorated to this day. We continue to Canakkale where we dine at our hotel tonight.
Explore the legends of Troy and see the symbolic replica of the famous Wooden Horse that the Greeks used to break their siege of this ancient city. Visit the ancient Asclepion Medical Centre in the city of Pergamon before retiring in seaside Izmir this evening where we'll dine at our hotel.
See the House of Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos then spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening you may consider joining an optional dinner at a local restaurant in Izmir and perhaps a spot of raki to wash down delicious seafood flavours.
Head to the Kordon where we take you to one of Izmir's favourite seafood restaurants. Known for stunning views and for serving the best fish dishes in coastal Turkey, dine on a variety of seafood and meze delights with drinks.
Don't worry there's great options for those who don't like seafood too!. Leave the coastal city of Izmir behind as we journey inland to Pamukkale. Relax and enjoy the blissful thermal pools at your hotel before dinner. Tread in the footsteps of the ancients who sought relief and relaxation at the Roman health spa at Hieropolis, and admire the bubbling pools and delicate white cascades of water of Pamukkale's Cotton Castle Springs.
Later, we travel through scenic countryside and join the Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains for an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch and insights into their traditions. Our stop for the next two nights is the Mediterranean retreat of Antalya where we have some time at leisure to able through the winding lanes of its old city and admire beautifully preserved Ottoman architecture.
This evening, join your companions for a rousing Regional Meal at a local restaurant. Enjoy a morning on your terms to soak up the beguiling seaside atmosphere of the Turkish Riviera, embarking on an optional yacht cruise or relaxing at the hotel pool. This afternoon, we travel to Roman city of Perge to visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum to see treasures spanning the centuries. Your evening is free to find an inviting meyhane for some local chit chat and delicious flavours of kebab and baklava.
Antalya Old Town, 'Kaleici', is the picturesque old quarter in the centre of present day Antalya. Witness the world's best-preserved theatre of antiquity during our first stop in Aspendos this morning, before continuing to Konya, where we will gain unique insights into the mystical Whirling Dervish sect whose remains lie in the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum.
We continue to the Karatay Tile Museum, spellbound by its exquisitely Seljuk-tiled dome before returning to our hotel where we'll dine tonight. We then journey to the fairy-tale land of Cappadocia with its honey-coloured rocky spires providing an enchanting backdrop for our visit to the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road and sights of the cone of Uchisar.
This evening, indulge in the flavours of traditional pottery kebabs during a Regional Meal at a local restaurant before retiring to your hotel with beautiful views of the surrounding fairy chimneys. The 'dance' of the Whirling Dervishes is called Sema. It is part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture and represents a man's spiritual journey, and will be a highlight of your trip to Turkey.
The other-worldly landscapes of Cappadocia take centre stage today as we explore its volcanic landscape dotted with caves and troglodyte dwellings. This evening we dine at our hotel in Ankara. Returning to Istanbul, we enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Delve into the depths of the Basilica Cistern, savour the intoxicating smells of the Spice Market or ascend Galata Tower for exquisite views of east and west. Consider an optional cruise meandering along the waters of the Bosphorus before meeting your Travel Director and fellow companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner.
No stay would be complete without this unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia.
Our epic journey into antiquity has come to an end as we bid Istanbul and newfound friends a fond farewell. Authentic Accommodation Located alongside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle, the rooms at Dilek Kaya Hotel are hewn out of the surrounding rock. Cultural Insights Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5, shops. Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.
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Best of Turkey 14 Days 1 Country 10 Cities A fabled land of fairy chimneys, Whirling Dervishes and cotton castles is yours to explore on this leisurely journey through Turkey. Trafalgar Costsaver is rated Based on independent user reviews. If so, call one of our agents or contact us via our enquiry form There are no further dates to display Really want a later date? Pre-register Be the first to hear when we release new dates for this trip - just complete this form to get updates.
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Ephesus Ephesus is the best known archeological site on a Turkey vacation dating back to the Roman Empire with its many treasures including the Library, Sacred Way and the Temple of Hadrian.
Trips Per Page 25 50 A Taste of Istanbul Spend 4 days exploring and uncovering Istanbul. This vibrant and modern city incorporates an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture with a past that spans 2, years.
Classical Turkey Discover essential Turkey. Glories of Turkey Escorted: Istanbul to Istanbul Discover the variety of attractions that Turkey has to offer — ancient Roman sites, historical battlefields, Mediterranean beaches, Whirling Dervishes, underground cities, cave dwellers, museums, carpet factories and much more.
Also spend time in the exciting cosmopolitan city of colourful Istanbul. Splendours of Turkey Turkey is a land of myth, a crossroad of civilizations and home to amazing natural beauty.
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