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DAY 01: DEPARTURE MANILA:
Check-in at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Enjoy your flight with on board amenities and entertainment.
DAY 02: ARRIVAL ISTANBUL, TURKKEY (D):
Arrival in Istanbul Airport. Meet and greet at the airport then proceed to coach. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 03: ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE (BD):
Breakfast at the hotel. Start scenic drive down to Gallipoli Peninsula, it is known in historical battlefields most specially during WW1. We will cross to Dardanelles, the second strategic waterway. It also forms parts of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia. Then proceed to Troy, renowned for being the site of the Trojan War, as described by Homer in The Iliad. Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed area of ruins and archaeological excavations that contains the remains of multiple settlements that some dating back 5,000 years. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 04: CANAKKALE – IZMIR – KUSADASI (BD):
Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Drive to Izmir and start to explore The Acropolis of Pergamon to see the Acropolis, the Temples of Trajan, Dionysos, Athena and Altar of Zeus. Also see the grand Theater Terrace/Promenade overlooking to city of Bergama. Then drive to Kusadasi hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 05: KUSADASI – EPHESUS – PAMUKKALE (BD):
Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Drive to Selcuk to visit and celebrate mass at House of the Virgin Mary on top of Mt. Koressos. Drive to Ephesus to see the Church of Ephesus, one of Seven Churches of Revelation; Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. Continue to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Snap photos of Pamukkale’s iconic white travertine terraces and explore the neighboring remains of the Hierapolis Ancient City. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 06: PAMUKKALE – KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (BD):
Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living. Stop over for lunch before arriving in Konya. Visit Mevlana Museum, a beautiful mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna. It was also the dervish lodge of whirling dervishes. Continue to Cappadocia for viewing of Sultanhani Caravanserai Enroute. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 07: CAPPADOCIA (BD):
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the incredible Kaymakli Underground City, it’s a soft volcanic rock caves where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Next is photo stop at the Pigeon Valley and in the foot of Uchisar Castle. Then proceed to Goreme Valley to visit the rock formations and carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Free time for shopping in the afternoon. Also, time will be allocated for the local souvenir shopping before to return the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 08: CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA – ISTANBUL (BD):
Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Drive to the Istanbul. Passing by Ankara, the capital city of Turkey Transfer to Istanbul hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 09: DEPARTURE ISTANBUL (B):
Breakfast then check-out the hotel. Morning cruise at Bosporus and get a chance to see European and Asian side of Turkey. Full day guided tour to Istanbul Old City including the The Blue Mosque, it’s famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet I; Hippodrome of Constantinople was an arena used for chariot racing throughout the Byzantine period; Hagia Sophia Museum in its 1,400-year life-span, this museum has served as a cathedral and mosque. Then visit the Topkapi Palace, served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans. This museum exhibits the imperial collections of World-Famous Imperial Chinese Porcelain of the Ottoman Empire. Departure transfer to Istanbul Airport for flight back home.
DAY 10: ARRIVAL MANILA:
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