9 DAYS – 8 NIGHTS DAILY DEPARTURES
DAY 1: EN ROUTE – Depart U.S.A. via overnight jet flight to Istanbul. Dinner and breakfast served on board. (D)
DAY 2: ISTANBUL – Arrive in Istanbul, your Pharos tour host will meet and escort you to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
DAY 3: ISTANBUL – Today, discover the former capitol city. Drive to the old town, visit the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome of the Roman Empire, St. Sophia, the famous Basilica of the Byzantine Empire. In the afternoon, visit of Topkopi Palace Museum, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for centuries. Shopping at the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. (B,L)
DAY 4: ISTANBUL – ANKARA – Transfer to the airport for short flight to Ankara. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit the remarkable Anatolion Civilizations Museum, the Augustus Temple and the Mausoleum of Kernal Ataturk. Overnight in Ankara. (B)
DAY 5: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA – Morning departure. Drive along the Salt Lake to the Cappodocia region. Visit the rock carved churches, monasteries with spectacular view of the valleys of GOREME, ZELVE, AVANOS, see the settlements at ORTAHISAR and UCHISAR. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA – IZMIR – Visit the underground city of KAYMAKLIT with its underground nine floors used by early Christians in that region as crypts. After lunch drive to Ankara airport, for flight to IZMIR. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay in IZMIR. (B,L)
DAY 7: IZMIR – Full day excursion to EPHESUS. Visit the Greco-Roman city, see the marble paved streets, the Theatre, Celsus Library, Andrian’s Temple. Visit the Basilica of St. John, Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary. Overnight in IZMIR. (B)
DAY 8: IZMIR – ISTANBUL – Flight to Istanbul, transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
DAY 9: ISTANBUL – DEPARTURE – Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to New York.
Round trip airfare to Istanbul from NYC (Add-otis avoilabie for the city of your choice)
Three nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
One night hotel accommodation in Ankara.
One night hotel accommodation in Cappodocia.
Two nights hotel accommodation in lzmir.
All sightseeing as per itinerary.
Breakfast throughout the tour with additional meals as per hotel choice.
All transfers, meeting and assistance by our local Pharos personnel.
Luxurious air-conditioned motorcoaches with English speaking guides, while touring.
All taxes, services and site entrance fees.
Pharos Tour document wallet.
Land Only: Without International airfare (JFK/IST/JFK) – 300
Air Taxes: Additional as per originating U.S. city.
Rates: Are per person double occupancy.