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17-Day Anatolian Discovery with Black Sea

The tapestry of Turkish history and life is vivid, magnificent, and well worn, displaying religious, cultural, and political changes that have evolved over the centuries. 

Itinerary

Day 1
Friday – Depart USA for Istanbul
Overnight flight to Istanbul, Turkey
Day 2
Saturday – Istanbul
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Day 3
Sunday – Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Spice Market .The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)
Day 4
Monday – Canakkale
After breakfast at the hotel , drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair , Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial , cross the dardanelles. Overnight stay in Canakkale.(BD)
Day 5
Tuesday – Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi
After breakfast at the hotel drive to legendary to Troy ; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place, crossing the legendary mountain Ida arrival to Pergamum visit Acropolis and Overnight stay in Kusadasi . (B,D)
Day 6
Wednesday – Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi
After Breakfast a short drive to visit Ephesus, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, leather. We continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village. Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay.(B,D)
Day 7
Thusday – Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Marmaris
After Breakfast drive through the meander plain and cotton farms, arrive to Pamukkale, time to enjoy the beauty of lime cascade and visit ancient Hierapolis, continue to Marmaris for overnight. (B,D)
Day 8
Friday – Koycegiz and Fethiye
After breakfast, This morning we drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mud bath. En route to Fethiye.Overnight Fethiye and Dinner (B,D)
Day 9
Saturday – Kayakoy Greek village, Oludeniz Fethiye
After breakfast explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy. Afternoon we will drive you to Oludeniz you will have opportunity to swim then drive back to your hotel. Overnight Fethiye. (B)
Day 10
Sunday – Saklikent Gorge, Antalya
After breakfast. Today we visit the stunningly beautiful Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon, after tracking along the canyon we will continue to Antalya crossing the Tauros mountains, upon arrival visit Duden waterfall . Dinner at your hotel Overnight Antalya. (B.D)
Day 11
Antalya (Aspendos), Konya, Cappadocia
After breakfast. Early departure for Konya, stopping en route by Aspendos ancient Theater Upon arrival to Konya, we tour the monastery of the Mervlana Whirling Dervishes. Then have an afternoon drive to Cappadocia via Seljuk – a fine example of an ancient Silk Road caravanserai. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia (BD)
Day 12
Tuesday – Cappadocia
After breakfast full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar.. An optional and fun Turkish folklore evening and dinner is available tonight. Overnight in Cappadocia (B)
Day 13
Wednesday – Cappadocia, Ankara, Safranbolu
Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available Morning departure for Safranbolu. On the way we will stop by Ankara and visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum in Ankara. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive and check in to our Safranbolu, the world heritage town of Unesco which is considered as an open air museum. Tonight we stay at an old ottoman mansion. (B,D)
Day 14
Thursday – Safranbolu, Istanbul, Trabzon
After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test the fine sample of Turkish delights, then continue to drive to Istanbul visit Grand Bazaar, tonight flight to Trabzon. (B)
Day 15
Friday – Trabzon, Sumela, Monastery
After breakfast we will Tour to Sumela Monastery which is nestled into the side of rocks in a famous valley in Maçka, overnight in Trabzon. (BD)
Day 16
Saturday – Trabzon, Istanbul
After breakfast we fly back to Istanbul the rest of the day is at leisure overnight. (B)
Day 17
Sunday – Istanbul
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. (B)

Insurance Info

Insurance Info

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For your convenience, Faith Based Expeditions offers a travel protection plan, 360°Adult Group Premier, provided by Travelex Insurance Services. 

Trip Cost

Plan Cost*

$0

   $37

$1 – $500

   $68

$501 – $1,000

   $99

$1,001 – $1,500

 $137

$1,501 – $2,000

 $177

$2,001 – $3,000

 $239

$3,001 – $4,000

 $316

$4,001- $5,000

 $397

$5,001- $6,000

 $472

$6,001 – $7,000

 $550

$7,001 – $8,000

 $629

$8,001 – $9,000

 $706

$9,001 – $10,000

 $783

$10,001 – $11,000

$887

$11,001 – $12,000

$970

$12,001 – $13,000

$1,053

$13,001 – $14,000

$1,136

$14,001 – $15,000

$1,219

 Rates are per traveler. Maximum trip length allowed is 364 days.

 

Plan Benefits

Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)

Trip Cancellation

Up to 100% of Insured Trip Cost up to $15,000

Trip Interruption

Up to 150% of Insured Trip Cost up to $22,500

Trip Delay

$1,000 ($250/day)

Missed Connection

$1,000

Baggage & Personal Effects

$1,500

Baggage Delay

$250

Emergency Medical Expense

$50,000 ($500 dental sublimit)

Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation

$250,000

AD&D

$10,000

Travel Assistance & Concierge Services**

Included

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