OPERATED BETWEEN 1ST OF MARCH AND 30TH OF NOVEMBER
An enchanted night cruise starts while you sip your welcome drink as the sun sets on Istanbul. Beneath the Bosphorus Bridge by moonlight, glide past the Ciragan Palace, nowadays Hotel Kempinski, Dolmabahce Palace on European shores and the Beylerbeyi Palace, Kanlica and Anatolian Fortress on Asian shores. A rich variety of open buffet dishes, specialities of Turkish Cuisine and barbeque, unlimited local drinks. The twinkling lights of the European shores from Tarabya to Bebek. Transfer to hotels before goodnight Istanbul.
Depart from your hotel to visit Perge. An important city of ancient Pamphylian, Perge was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul preached some of his first sermons here. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs; other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.After lunch, proceed to Aspendos one of the best preserved theatres in the world with seating for 15,000. Still used today, the theater galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia. It is commonly believed that Aspendos was founded by colonist from Argos. We with then proceed to Kursunlu Waterfalls for a refreshing break.Return to hotel.
|Seattle||Paris||20 DEC 2013||10:00||12:00|
|Paris||Colosseum||21 DEC 2013||09:00||10:00|
|Colosseum||London||22 DEC 2013||05:00||06:30|
|London||Verona||23 DEC 2013||08:15||09:30|
|Verona||Seattle||24 DEC 2013||10:00||03:40|