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DAY 1:BEIJING / SHANGHAI Q ISTANBUL TK021
Take flight to Istanbul in the evening.
DAY 2: ISTANBUL
After arrival transfer to hotel c-in and breakfast. After breakfast visit to St. Sophia, a 5th century church, once the greatest in all the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque, renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. The ancient Roman Hippodrome follows, featuring the Egyptian Obelisk and other monuments. After Chinese lunch visit to the Imperial Palace of Topkapi, from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years, Grand Bazaar - over 4000 authentic shops. After Chinese dinner overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: ISTANBULQ ANKARA v CAPPODOCIA
After breakfast take flight to Ankara, Capital of Turkey. Visit the Anatolia Civilization Museum and the Mausoleum of Ataturk. The Anatolian Civilizations Museum, being among exceptional museums with its unique collection, has Anatolian archaeological artefacts, artefacts from the Palaeolithic Age to the present are exhibited. The Mausoleum of Ataturk. was built for Ataturk, the father of Turks and the founder of modern Turkey, in 1953. It sits on the top of Anittepe hill, which dominates the city.The mausoleum is made of marble and is an interesting mixture of ancient and modern architectural styles. The walk up to the monument is along an avenue lined with 24 stone Hittite lions. Transfer to Cappodocia in the afternoon, take dinner & overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: CAPPODOCIA
After breakfast visit the natural castles at Uçhisar. Later to Kaymaklı underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. After lunch visit beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly visit to Avanos town which is famous with its potteries. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 5: CAPPODOCIA vKONYAv PAMMUKALE ( COTTON CASTLE )
After breakfast drive to Konya, we will be driving on the ancient "Silk Road"route, witnessing the ruins of several Caravanserais and visiting the largest one; Sultanhan. In the afternoon, we will visit the museum and mausoleum of the founder of the mystic cult of Whirling Dervishes in Konya. Take dinner and overnight at Pammukale Hotel.
DAY 6: PAMMUKALEv KUSADASI
Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) is a beautiful and spectacular natural site, unique in the world. Thermal spring waters have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Situated on the plateau are both the thermal center with its motels, thermal pools and ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Monument on this side includes the ancient thermal baths, which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum. After lunch visit Apollo Temple. Then transfer to Kusadasi dinner and hotel overnight.
DAY 7: KUSADASI
After breakfast departure for Ephesus, one of the "Seven Churches of Revelation". Visit to St. John Basilica and the Temple of Artemis, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World". After lunch visit to the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, Library of Celsus, Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 8: KUSADASI vBERGAMON v CANAKKALE
After breakfast drive to Pergamum , where different healing methods like therapy with music and sound of water were first used. Visit to Asclepion, ancient medical center built in the name of Aesculapis, "God of Medicine". Lunch and continue to Pergamum Acropolis. Visit Athena and Trojan Temples, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library, Agora, Great Theatre and Roman Bath. After lunch transfer to visit the ancient city of Troy, is a city which existed over 4000 years and known as the center of ancient civilizations.famous with the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. Dinner and overnight at Canakale hotel.
DAY 9: CANAKALEv ISTANBUL Q BEIJING / SHANGHAI
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul, cross the Dardenelles by ferryboat. Visit Gallipoli enroute. Istanbul city view sightsee, after dinner take flight to China.
Day 10: Arrive Beijing / Shanghai in the afternoon.