Highlights Of Turkey With Şerif Yenen June 23rd-july 9th

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HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY WITH ŞERİF YENEN
June 23rd – July 9th

Minimum 4 people
Maximum 18 people

Day 1; June 25th, Thursday: Arrive in İstanbul, Turkey
Arrival
Transfer to the hotel.

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Richmond Hotel

Day 2; June 26th, Friday: Classical İstanbul City Tour
Hagia Sophia
Topkapı Palace (Harem section is excluded)
Grand Bazaar

Lunch and dinner excluded
Overnight at Richmond Hotel

Day 3; June 27th, Saturday: İstanbul Sightseeing – Fly to Van ✈
Chora Museum
Transfer to the airport
TK 2750 to Van at 01.55 PM, arrive at 04.00 PM.
Van Forteress

Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Elite World Van

Day 4; June 28th, Sunday, Friday: Van Sightseeing
Akdamar Island
Tuşba
Urartian and Armenian silver art gallery
A breeding center for the Van cat
Çavuştepe site

Lunch excluded
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Elite World Van

Day 5; June 29th, Monday: Van – Overland to Kars
Muradiye Falls
Mount Ararat
İshak Paşa Palace

Lunch excluded
Dinner and overnight at Çeltikov

Day 6; June 30th, Tuesday: Kars
Ani Ruins
Kars Old City Center: Church of the Apostles, the Castle of Kars and the Bastions.

Lunch excluded
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Çeltikov

Day 7; July 1st, Wednesday: Kars – Fly to Ankara ✈
Transfer to the airport
TK 7091 to Ankara at 11.10 AM, arrive at 12.55 PM
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
The Mausoleum of Atatürk
Ankara Castle and the old city.

Lunch excluded
Dinner and overnight at Divan Çukurhan.

Day 8; July 2nd, Thursday: Ankara – Overland to Cappadocia
Hattusa

Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner and overnight at Yunak Evleri

Day 9; July 3rd, Friday: Cappadocia
Full day Cappadocia sightseeing
An underground City
Avanos Pottery Village

Lunch excluded
Dinner at a local restaurant
Whirling Dervishes ceremony
Overnight at Yunak Evleri

Day 10; July 4th, Saturday: Cappadocia (Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride)
Full day Cappadocia sightseeing
Göreme Open Air Museum
Hike for 2 hours

Lunch excluded
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Yunak Evleri

Day 11; July 5th, Sunday: Cappadocia – Tarsus – Antakya
Tarsus: Wt. Paul’s Well, the ancient road

Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Çankaya Konakları

Day 12; July 6th, Monday: Antakya
sightseeing Antioch: Cave-Church of Saint Peter, Antakya Museum.

Lunch at a local house (home-hosted)
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at the Çankaya Konakları

Day 13; July 7th, Tuesday: Hatay – Gaziantep – Şanlıurfa
Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Boat cruise at the Halfeti Lake

Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Şanlıurfa

Day 14; July 8th, Wednesday: Şanlıurfa – Kahta – Şanlıurfa
Mt. Nemrut
The ruins of the Arsemia, Roman bridge of Cendere and Royal tomb of Karakuş

Lunch excluded
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Şanlıurfa

Day 15; July 9th, Thursday: Şanlıurfa – Göbeklitepe – Harran – Şanlıurfa
Göbeklitepe
Harran: the ancient Islamic university, its fortress and its charming beehive houses.

Lunch excluded
Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Şanlıurfa

Day 16; July 10th, Friday: Şanlıurfa – Fly to İstanbul ✈
Şanlıurfa tour: the Pool of Sacred Fish, the Great Mosque and the bazaars.
Transfer to the airport
TK 2247 to İstanbul at 12.10 PM, arrive at 02.05 PM
Bosphorus Cruise
Süleymaniye Camii

Lunch and dinner are excluded
Overnight at Richmond

Day 17; July 11th, Saturday: İstanbul & Departure
Transfer to the airport

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