Begin your journey in Istanbul on the Bosphorus and see amazing sites such as the Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, the famed Blue Mosque and the endless Grand Bazaar. Next, travel to Ankara and visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey, then continue on to Cappadocia. En route, you will have a chance to see a 13th century caravanserai and the underground city of Saratli. Arrive in Cappadocia and take an optional hot air balloon tour over the most unique landscape in Turkey. From here you will visit the towns of Goreme, Avanose, Pasabagi and the Red Valley. Next you will see Pamukkale with a stop at the mausoleum of Mevlana, the Sufi philosopher. Arrive in Pamukkale and take in the white lime cascades and the Roman Hierapolis Health Spa ruins. Travel further through Turkey to the city of Kusadasi where you will tour through Ephesus, home of the Library of Celsius, the famed Gymnasium, Hadrian's Temple and the Virgin Mary's cottage.
ESCORTED VACATION - Scheduled departures - 9-day/8-nights packages visiting Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus & Kusadasi Includes an 8-night escorted tour of Turkey (guaranteed departures English only coach tour) including accommodation at superior first class & deluxe hotels with breakfast daily, 5 dinners, arrival transfer, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.