Day 1 : Outward journey
Transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel. Two nights in Istanbul.
Day 2 : Istanbul
Today we make a tour along the most important places of interest of Istanbul. Of course we visit the Topkapi Palace. Furthermore the Haghia Sophia. This was first a church, than a mosque and now a museum. Opposite you see the Blue Mosque with the six slimline minarets. Approx 80 km.
Day 3 : Bursa
Today we travel from Europe to Asia. By coach we pass the suspension bridge over the Bosporus and reach the Asian part of Istanbul. We travel to Eskihisar and go by ferry to Topçular. In Bursa we visit the Green Mosque, the Green Mausoleum, the Ulu Mosque with 20 domes and the former silk market Kozahan. One night in Bursa. Approx. 230 km.
Day 4 : Troy
The German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the ancient city of Troy and he also thought that he had found the famous treasure of Priamos. You will see a replica of the well known wooden horse. After this visit we go to Ayvalik or Burhaniye to spend the night. Approx. 410 km.
Day 5 : the old Pergamon
We travel along the Aegean sea to Bergama where we visit the Acropolis of ancient Pergamon. Via Izmir to Kusadasi to spend the night. Approx. 300 km.
Day 6 : Ephesus and Pamukkale
You will see the best preserved ancient town of Turkey. After that we leave the coast and go to a wonder of nature, Pamukkale. The beautiful terraces of limestone are the result of the presence of carbonated and calcareous springs in the area. From here to Pamukkale to spend the night. Approx. 240 km.
Day 7 : Antalya
Today we drive through the mighty Taurus mountains to the Turkish Mediterranean Coast. Dinner and night in Antalya. Approx. 300 km.
Day 8 : return trip or extension
Flight back to The Netherlands and arrival at Schiphol Airport. When you have chosen to extend your stay in Turkey we wish you a pleasant time.