We are all checked in and sitting at the gate waiting for our flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul.
This will be the third Gate 1 tour we have taken. The most recent was our trip to Thailand last November. We also took a tour with them a couple of years ago to Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania. This time Tim and I are traveling with my sister and my brother-in-law.
I will update this site as often as I can while we travel to share some of our pictures and some information about what we are seeing.
Here is a rough idea of our itinerary:
Wednesday – Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel
Thursday – Istanbul city tour – visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and St Sophia – afternoon free to explore
Friday – Sightseeing in Troy and a drive to Canakkale
Saturday – Visit the Asclepion and drive to Kusadasi
Sunday – Day at leisure in Kusadasi
Monday – Pamukkale Hot Springs, Necropolis and Hieropolis
Tuesday – Travel to Konya
Wednesday – Visit Caravanserai of Sultanhan en route to Cappadocia, Whirling Dervishes Performance
Thursday – Full day tour of Cappadocia
Friday – Ankara, Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk
Saturday – Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market
Sunday – Flight home
Thanks for following along…
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful to be able to share this trip with my sister