Guided transportation through the historic sites of Istanbul, the battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy. See one of Seven Churches of St John in Pergamon before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus. Return flight to Istanbul.
6 day Guided Tour – Thursday Departures (Feb-Dec)
Day 1, Fri: Istanbul
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel for check in and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2, Sat: Istanbul City Tour (B,L)
Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit the TOPKAPI PALACE which was the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the SPICE GRAND BAZAAR for Shopping and After shopping come back to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3, Sun: Gallipoli Tour (B,L,D)
At 06:30 am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00 am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Kabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4, Mon: Troy Tour – Pergamon – Kusadasi (B,L,D)
We depart at 8.30 am and drive 30 minutes to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 1 pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. We arrive at Kusadasi at around 6 pm for our overnight stay.
Day 5, Tue: Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Turkish Village Sirince – (B,L,D)
We depart at 8.30 am for a guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en – route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 1 pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6, Wed: Kusadasi – Izmir to Istanbul (B)
Today we depart for Izmir airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul airport
- Domestic flight ticket from Izmir to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 1 night hotel in Canakkale
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 5 open buffet breakfasts, 3 local dinners at hotels and 4 local lunches during to tours
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Gallipoli tour
- Guided Troy tour
- Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air – conditioned, non – smoking coach
- Professional English – speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
Hotels (or Similar):
- Istanbul – Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn
- Canakkale – 4 Star Troia Tusan Hotel
- Kusadasi – 5 Star 360 Hotel
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