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Teach By Travel - Turkey - Italy, Greece, Turkey Tours

Day 1:
Departure Flight.

Day 2: Istanbul
Arrive at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, where you will be met and escorted to your hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul
Depart your hotel for a full day tour. Visit the Hippodrome where chariot races took place during the Roman Period. Proceed to the Blue Mosque and St. Sophia. Later visit the Topkapi Palace, and its treasures. Included lunch. Afternoon visit to the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent. Stop at the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Evening at leisure.

Day 4: Ankara - Cappadocia
Transfer to the airport for your one-hour flight to Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. Visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum and the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey. Lunch in Ankara, then drive to Cappadocia with its spectacular landscape.

Day 5: Cappadocia
Guided tour of Cappadocia. Visit the Citadel of Uchisar, Goreme Valley, Zelve and Avanos. Fascinating exploration of the underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu. Lunch included.

Day 6: Pamukkale
Drive to Konya to visit the shrine of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, who inspired the rituals of the “Whirling Dervishes.” Included lunch, before continuing to Pamukkale, a noted spa. After checking into the hotel, relax and have a swim at the hotel’s pool.

Day 7: Hierapolis - Aphrodisias - Kusadasi
Visit the ruins of the magnificent Temple of Apollo, the Necropolis and the great baths of Hierapolis. Included lunch before departing for Aphrodisias with its well preserved stadium, agora and an outstanding museum. Continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Kusadasi - Ephesus
Visit the ruins from the period of St. Paul, such as the Odeon, Monumental Fountains, Great Theatre, Double Church and Stadium. Included lunch before continuing to the Archaeological Museum, the Basilica of St. John and his Tomb, the Temple of Diana and the Shrine of The Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life. Return to Kusadasi for overnight.

Day 9: Kusadasi - Pergamon - Troy - Canakkale
Departure to Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Athena, Dionysus, the Altar of Zeus and Asclepion. Included lunch - then continue to Canakkale. Enroute, visit Troy, the legendary city of beautiful Helen and the Wooden Horse.

Day 10: Canakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul
Cross the Dardanelles, visit Anzac Bay and the World War I Memorials. Return to Istanbul for dinner and your final evening.

Day 11:
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Round-trip Airfare
Full-Time Tour Manager
All Breakfasts and Dinners
6 Lunches
Blue Mosque & St. Sophia
Topkapi Palace
Mosque of Sulleyman the Magnificent
Grand Bazaar
Anatolian Civilizations Museum
Guided Tour of Cappadocia
Citadel of Uchisar
Underground City of Kaymakli
Temple of Apollo
The Necropolis
Baths of Hierapolis
Guided Tour of Kusadasi
Archaeological Museum
Shrine of The Virgin Mary
Anzac Bay