2015 Eastern + Classical Turkey

 
Day Overnight Details
Day 1 Istanbul arrival in Istanbul. Half day tour and Dinner
Day 2 Istanbul Full day in Istanbul.
Day 3 Van Flight to Van. Visit Van Castle and Akdamar Island. (100 km)
Day 4 Van Cavustepe and Hosap Castle, 100 km)
Day 5 Mardin Hasankeyf, Midyat, Mardin, ( 270 km)
Day 6 Mardin Zinciriye Medresesi, Ulucami, Museum and Kirklar church (40 km)
Day 7 Urfa Diyarbakır and Sanliurfa, Balikligöl and (175 km)
Day 8 Urfa Harran and Gobeklitepe (130 km)
Day 9 Gaziantep Head to Gaziantep. Mozaic museum, old city, (130 km)
Day 10 Kahta Head to Kahta, Cendere, Karakus and sunset on Nemrut Mountain, (140 km)
Day 11 Cappadoccia Head to Cappadocia via Maras. (340 km)
Day 12 Cappadoccia Hike in Kızılcukur, Goreme open-air musuem, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Urgup, dinner in cave restaurant with Turkish folk dance (70 km)
Day 13 Cappadoccia (Optional hot-air balloon ride in early morning.) Kaymaklı underground city, Ihlara Canyon and Agzikarahan Caravansaray. (190 km)
Day 14 Manavgat Depart for Konya,Visit Sultanhanı, the biggest Caravansaray of Turkey. Stop for shrine of Rumi in Konya which was the capital of Seljuk Turkish state in 13th .century. (245 km)
Day 15 Antalya Perge and Aspendos ancient sites, Duden waterfall, Archaeological museum, old town and (150)
Day 16 Kekova Head to Demre, the birthplace of St Nicholas. Visit his church and then Chimera, burning rocks. (90 km)
Day 17 Kekova Boat ride to see Sunken city in Kekova.
Day 18 Pamukkale Head to Pamukkale. Hierapolis. (210 Km)
Day 19 Sirince Aphrodisias, Didyme, Priene and (190 km)
Day 20 Sirince Ephesus ancient site, Artemis Temple, Village Doll Musueum. (70 km)
Day 21 Canakkale Sirince to Canakkale- Pergamun ancient site, Troy. And (350 km)
Day 22 Bursa Gallipoli battlefield and head to Bursa. (330 km)
Day 23 Safranbolu Ulucami, silk market and head Safranbolu. (325 km)
Day 24 Safranbolu Cave and old city of Safranbolu (50 km)
Day 25 Istanbul Head to Istanbul. (315 km)
Day 26 Istanbul Transfer to airport (breakfast only)

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