My Trip to Turkey

My trip to Turkey


Fri. April 26 2019 Istambul Arrivel 

From Istambul International Airport the guide  brought us to the  the Park Dedeman Levant hotel in Istambul. The rest of the day we relax at the Hotel, pool, dinner and sleep early.

Saturday April 27 2019  Explore Istanbul

Full day tour of Topkapı Palace, the Hippodrome, The Blue Mosque and the Gran Bazaar

Sunday April 28 Istambul- Ankara


After breakfast morning tour of St. Sophia and Bosphorus Cruise. In the afternoon departure for the capital of Ankara

Holiday inn Ankara Kavaklıdere

Monday April 29 2019 Ankara – Cappadocia

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilization with the Hittite treasures and artifacts from the world oldest city and the mausoleum of Atatürk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Continue to Cappadocia, famous for its “moon-like” landscapes.

Enjoy dinner Whirling Dervishes performance

Cappadocia lodge

Tuesday April 30 Explore Cappadocia

No balloons

Tour of Göreme. A historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, witch was first settled back in the Roman period.

Many rock churches can be seem today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region.

Continue to the town of Avanos, renowned for the town of Avanos, renowned for its high quality earthenware Also visit Pasabagi, the  Red Valley, and attend a brief regional pottery workshop is a cave.

Asagi Mahalle or Cappadocia Lodge

We visited this pottery workshop on our trip to Capadoccia. One of our travelers companions she tried her hands at spinning on the pottery wheel, and we were treated to a nice cup of apple tea. The workshop has a show room in the back, and we were able to get some unique pieces, to take back home to the US. This was a nice break from all the treking we were doing all day. Well worth the visit, especially if you are interested in buying some pottery

Wednesday May 01 2019: Cappadocia – Pamukkale

Depart for Pamukkale. En route, we visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana in Konya.

Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Pamukkale.

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal

Thursday May 02 2019:  Pamukkale – Kusadasi

Visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Continue to Kusadase for dinner and an overnight stay.

Haci Feyzullh Mah. Yilanciburnu Sokak Hotel

Friday May 03 2019: Ephesus & Virgein Mary’s House

After breakfast, tour visiting the ruins of Ephesus and explore the 2.000 year old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, and Hadrian’s Temple before taking a short drive to see the Virgin Mary’s cottage.

Afternoon visit  to the village of Sirince

Haci Feyzullh Mah. Yilanciburnu Sokak Hotel

Saturday May 04 2019: Pergamum – Troy- Canakkale

Visit the ancient medical center Asklepion in Pergamum. Continue to a traditional village where we had lunch with locals.

Then continue to Troy with its legendary walls and the replica of the Trojan War. Continue to Canakkale for dinner and an overnight stay

Mola Caddesi No 68 Güzelyalı

Sunday May 05 2019: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Istambul

After breakfast, depart to Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI.

Visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery, and Chunuk Bair.

Cross the Dardanelles to Istambul.

Enjoy a farewell dinner

Dedeman Levent Hote.

Monday May 06 2019: Istambul – Return to Houston

Transferred to the Istambul airpot for return flight home

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