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Extension Packages


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For those limited on time, we offer several short extension packages to the most popular areas of Turkey. You can either choose your own private tour, or, if your dates are flexible, you can join part of a scheduled tour. Please contact us with dates and number of people for pricing.

 

Istanbul (3 Days)

 

Day 1 Istanbul
Cruise and lunch on the Bosphorus. Visit the Sadberk Hanim private museum and the Spice Bazaar. Dinner in the Beyoglu (Pera) district at one of the local restaurants of Istanbul. Overnight at the Istanbul Richmond Hotel. (B/D)

Blue MosqueDay 2 Istanbul
Full day visit in Istanbul — Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Harem. Dinner in the fish market area, overnight at the Istanbul Richmond Hotel. (B/D)

Day 3 Istanbul
Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Basilica Cistern, and the Hippodrome. Free time in the afternoon for optional visits to the Grand Bazaar or Dolmabahce Palace. Farewell dinner and overnight at the Istanbul Richmond Hotel. (B/D)

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Ephesos (3 Days)

Celsus Library at EphesusDay 1 Ephesus / Kusadasi
Flight to Izmir (or any connection you may have). Visit Ephesus and environs. The Emperor Augustus chose Ephesus to be the capital city of Asia Minor during the Roman period. Sites include the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the Church of the Virgin Mary where it is believed that Mary lived the last years of her life. Visit the museum in which most of the finds from Ephesus are exhibited. Dinner in Kusadasi, overnight at the Kusadasi Kismet Hotel. (B/D)

Day 2 Pamukkale – Aphrodisias / Kusadasi
Drive to Pamukkale to visit this natural tourist attraction where gleaming travertines form pools of mineral water. Drive to Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite, the Mother of Aeneas from Medussa head at Didyma whom the Romans claimed to have descended. Top quality marble quarries made the city one of the most important sculpture centers of the entire Roman world. Dinner and overnight at the Kusadasi Kismet Hotel. (B/D)

Day 3 Priene – Miletus – Didyma / Kusadasi
Visit the most important cities of the classical period, the Ionian cities of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. Dinner and overnight at the Kusadasi Kismet Hotel. (B/D)

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Cappadocia (3-4 Days)

Day 1 Cappadocia
Arrive to Cappadocia either via Kayseri airport. Drive to a totally unique landscape dominated by deep valleys and fairy chimneys. Visit Goreme and Zelve open-air museums and Uchisar Fortress, where early Christians found shelter from the 11th century onwards. Optional afternoon walk in one of the valleys. Dinner in town, overnight at the Urgup House Hotel. (B/D)

CappadociaDay 2 Cappadocia
Optional balloon trip over Cappadocia in the early morning. Visit the Soganli Valley cave dwellings and churches, the Eskigumus monastery near Nigde, and the castle of Nigde. Visit the underground city of Kaymakli. Dinner in town, overnight at the Urgup House Hotel. (B/D)

Day 3 Departure Day
Drive to Kayseri airport for flight to the United States. (B)

-OR- Day 3 Hattusas / Ankara
Drive to Hattusas, the capital city of the Hittites. See the giant architecture dating from the 15th century B.C. After lunch drive to Ankara. Dinner in one of Ankara’s local restaurants. Overnight at the Neva Palace Hotel. (B/D)

Day 4 Departure Day
Transfer to the airport for flight to the United States. (B)

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Antalya (3 Days)

Day 1 Antalya
A relaxing day at Pamphylia with a visit to Perge and then Aspendos, the best-preserved and designed theater of the Roman era. An afternoon of free time in Antalya to roam the streets of the Old Town and visit the harbor. Dinner on your own, overnight at the Antalya Talya Hotel. (B)

TermessosDay 2 Antalya
Meet the bravest and toughest people of Anatolia, the Pisidians. Visit Termessos, the biggest and most impressive city within the grounds of Termessos National Park. Picnic lunch at Termessos and drive back to Antalya to visit the museum. Dinner in town, overnight at the Antalya Talya Hotel. (B/D)

Day 3 Departure Day
Transfer to airport for flight to the United States. (B)


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