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10 Days – Aegean Legacy Tour

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DAY 01: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.
Overnight Istanbul

DAY 02: Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional ‘Half day Bosphorous cruise’.
Overnight Istanbul

DAY 03: Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation’s capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
Overnight Cappadocia

DAY 04: Goreme, Underground City

Today we tour the Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli Underground City. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight, don’t miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers… a night you won’t forget!
Overnight Cappadocia

DAY 05: Konya, Pamukkale

Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum.
Overnight Pamukkale

DAY 06: Pamukkale, Aphrodisias

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite.
Overnight Kuşadası

DAY 07: Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Izmir.
Overnight Kuşadası

DAY 08: Athens

After breakfast, transferred to Izmir airport for your flight to Athens. Upon your arrrival to Athens International airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this ancient city.
Overnight Athens

DAY 09: Acropolis, Parthenon

This morning you will have half day tour and visit Acropolis, stop at the stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Admire the Olympian Zeus and Hadrians Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon.
Overnight Athens

DAY 10:

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport.

• Ankara – Atatürk’s Mausoleum
• Athens – Acropolis
• Athens – Hadrian’s Arch
• Athens – Parthenon
• Athens – Temple of Athena Nike
• Athens City Tour
• Cappadocia – Üçhisar – Citadel
• Göreme Open Air museum
• Istanbul – Hippodrome
• Istanbul – St Sophia Museum
• Konya – Mevlana Museum
• Pamukkale – Hierapolis
• Sultanhani Caravansary
• Aphrodisias – Ancient Site
• Athens – Acropolis Museum
• Athens – Panathenaic Stadium
• Athens – Propylaea
• Athens – Temple of Olympian Zeus
• Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
• Ephesus
• Istanbul – Blue Mosque
• Istanbul – Old City Tour
• Istanbul – Topkapi Palace
• Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines
• Site of the Temple of Artemis
• Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines
• Site of the Temple of Artemis

• Inbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
• Outbound Airport Transfer – Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
• 2 nights in Istanbul
• 2 nights in Cappadocia
• 1 night in Pamukkale
• 2 nights in Kusadasi
• 2 nights in Athens
• Professional English-speaking tour guide in Turkey
• Professional English-speaking tour guide for Athens city tour
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
• International flight between Izmir and Athens and transfers
• Entrance fees in Turkey
• Tips except driver and guide
• 9 nights – Accommodation
• 9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

• International airfares
• Suggested optional activities
• Tips for driver and guide
• Entrance fees in Greece
• Compulsory Travel Insurance
• Visas, border or port taxes