Day 1-March 25
Arrival in Ankara
You are met at the airport by Fortis Travel representative
and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2-March 26
In the morning visit the captivating museum of Anatolian
Civilizations. After lunch continue on to mystical
Day 3-March 27
Today explore Cappadocia with its extraordinary chimney-like
rock formations. Tour Goreme with its rock churches
decorated with frescoes. Then visit the Byzantine monastic
complex of Zelve and the village of Avanos, which is famous
for its traditional pottery.
Day 4-March 28
Drive to Konya and on the way visit the 13th century
Caravansarai. In Konya visit the museum of Mevlana, known in
the western world as Rumi, the former convent of the
Whirling Dervishes and the great Islamic philosopher. After
a beautiful full day drive through Anatolian plateau arrive
at Antalya, a beautiful Mediterranean town.
Day 5-March 29
Antalya Total Solar Eclipse Day!!
Depending on the weather, we will find an observing site in
town or drive inland. Picnic lunch while awaiting the Solar
Day 6-March 30
Drive to Izmir. On the way, visit Pamukkale, famous for the
immense tiers of white limestone terraces filled with
Day 7-March 31
Visit Ephesus the most complete archaeological ruin in the
Mediterranean. The city is dedicated to the goddess of
Artemis, whose temple is one of the Seven Wonders of the
World. Then visit the Ephesus Museum, the basilica of St.
John and the house of Virgin Mary.
Day 8-April 01
Morning flight to Istanbul. Visit Topkapi Palace, St.
Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the amazing underground
Day 9-April 02
Relax with a cruise on the Bosphorus on your last day in
Turkey. In the afternoon explore the famous Grand Bazaar.
Day 10-April 03
Transfer to the airport for your flight.