Day 1: Amman - Jordan
Arrival, meet and greet and assistance by our English Speaking representatives, who will help them with the visa formalities and welcome them to Jordan. Transfer by our comfortable private coach to your hotel in Amman for overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Umm Qais - Amman (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, pick-up for the City Tour, where you will visit the Citadel, Roman Theater and the Museum. Afterwards, you wil visit Jerash, the Pompei of the East. Jerash has been covered by sand for centuries, the main reason why it is still so well-preserved. You will enter Jerash through the monumental South Gate and find yourself wandering around in a Roman city. You will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash' main road the Cardo and pass by the Nymphaeum. You may experience the marvellous acoustics of the theatre, the stage of the Jerash music festival which takes place every year. And see for yourself how the Romans built the earthquake-proof columns of the colonnaded streets. After the visit Ajloun an Islamic military castle which was used by the Islamic armies of Saladin to protect the region against the crusaders. Then transfer to the City of Gedara (Umm Qais) overlooking the Sea of Galilee, before driving back to Amman for dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Umm al Rassas - Kerak - Petra (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, meet your English speaking guide at the hotel, then drive to Madaba, famous for the unique mosaic map of the Holy Land, which can be found on Saint George's church floor. Then, drive to Mount Nebo, the place where Moses looked over the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. You can visit here the memorial church of Moses. If the sky is clear Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem will meet your eye on the other side of the Dead Sea. Then, we drive to Umm al Rasas and to visit the church where you will see in the floor Byzantine Mosaic from the 6 & 8 Centuries, and then to onto Kerak to visit the Crusades' Castle. Continue onto Petra for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 4: Petra (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, start the guided tour of Petra, the capital of the Nabateans. Here we can walk through the SIQ, which is a narrow passageway of nearly 1 kilometer in length and see the treasury (AL-Khasneh) which is carved in the red-rose rocks. We will then make a visit of the other parts of the city such as the roman theatre, the temples and cemeteries of the Nabateans, Byzantines, and Romans, the Palace, and The Temple of Flying Lions. And also we can watch the alter and the monastery on the high cliffs of the city. In addition we have the opportunity to visit the museums of Petra which are the Archaeological Museum and the Nabatean's museum. Drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 5: Petra - Showbak - Dead Sea (Amman Beach 2) - Amman (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, we shall visit the Showbak Crusades' Castle with your guide, and then drive to the Dead Sea to Amman Beach 2 to have free time at your disposal for relaxing and floating in the lowest point on Earth. Finally, drive back to Amman for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 6: Amman - Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the international flight to Istanbul.
(Flight not included, approx. US$450 per person)
Arrival to Istanbul, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Welcome briefing.
Historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul it is the largest city in Turkey, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents.
Day 7: Istanbul (Breakfast)
Free day in Istanbul at leisure.
Day 8: Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast, a full day tour of Istanbul which includes the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 9: Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Canakkale (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, morning departure for Gallipoli. The Gallipoli campaign also known as the Dardanelles Campaign or the Battle of Gallipoli took place at the peninsula of Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916, during the First World War. A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia. The attempt failed, with heavy casualties on both sides. The campaign was considered one of the greatest victories of the Turks and was reflected on as a major failure by the Allies. Tour includes a visit to Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair, Lone pine cemetery and Gabate War Museum before crossing the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight stay.
Day 10: Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi (Breakfast & dinner)
Today, we will visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. After we will tour Pergamum, an ancient Greek city in Mysia, that became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty. Pergamon was cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia. Continue on to Kusadasi for overnight accommodation.
Day 11: Ephesus & St. Mary's House - Kusadasi (Breakfast & dinner)
Today will be a tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus. Originally an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, it is located on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selšuk. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world. Continue the tour to St. Mary's cottage. Afternoon optional tour of Sardis or Sirince.
Day 12: Kusadasi - Pamukkale (Breakfast & dinner)
Today we will drive through the fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) with a visit to Hierapolis, an ancient Greco-Roman city which sat on top of hot springs. Enjoy the thermal pools of your hotel.
Day 13: Pamukkale - Perge-Antalya (Breakfast & dinner)
Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon, where we will pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, before a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. Perge was an ancient Greek city. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins with an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age. During the Hellenistic period, Perge was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in the ancient world, famous for its temple of Artemis.
Day 14: Antalya: Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise (Breakfast & dinner)
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours of Phaselis ,a coastal ancient city or a lazy yacht cruise along the coast of the Mediterranean.
Day 15: Antalya -Aspendos- Konya (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast depart for Konya, en route we will visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit to the Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School, before overnight in Konya.
Day 16: Konya- Cappadocia (Breakfast & dinner)
Morning departure for Cappadocia and on the way we shall visit the 13th century Agzikarahan caravansary. This caravansary is on the fabled Silk Route and built during the Seljuk period. The caravansary provided a safe place for travelers to rest as well as a marketplace. We pay a visit to the famous underground city of Saratli before we check into our hotel. We will taste Cappadocian wine in a cave winery. Local dinner in a restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance.
Day 17: Cappadocia (Breakfast & dinner)
Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Cappadocia best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in the rocks. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and visit briefly a regional pottery workshop in a cave.
Day 18: Cappadocia - Ankara (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, morning departure for Ankara, capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. It is the center of the Turkish Government, and houses all foreign embassies. It is an important crossroads of trade, strategically located at the centre of Turkey's highway and railway networks. The city was famous for its long-haired Angora goat and its prized wool (mohair), a unique breed of cat (Angora cat), white rabbits and their prized wool (Angora wool). Afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and the Anatolian Civilizations Museum.
Day 19: Istanbul (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast return drive to Istanbul,. Afternoon Optional: half day Bosphorus Cruise, including last minute shopping in the Spice Market. Tonight farewell dinner.
Day 20: Istanbul (Breakfast)
Free day in Istanbul at leisure.
Day 21: Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.