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Turkey Istanbul, Gallipoli, And The Aegean Coast

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Not much time but you’d like to see as much as possible of the most famous historical sites?  In 10 days journey from Istanbul down the Aegean coast of Turkey to visit the battlefields of Gallipoli, the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus and onto the amazing calcified waterfalls of Pamukkale. End your tour by enjoying the charming beaches of the Aegean Sea.With standar...

Not much time but you’d like to see as much as possible of the most famous historical sites?  In 10 days journey from Istanbul down the Aegean coast of Turkey to visit the battlefields of Gallipoli, the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus and onto the amazing calcified waterfalls of Pamukkale. End your tour by enjoying the charming beaches of the Aegean Sea.


With standard accommodation (3*) and group tours.  Please ask for superior or luxury services.

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This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel located in the historical district. Overnight with breakfast. 

Visited:
Istanbul
Accommodation
Sky kamer (Istanbul)

Day 2: Visit the old city of Istanbul

In a full day group tour, visit Hagia (St.) Sophia, a basilica built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian as well as the Blue Mosque, built in the 17th century, with its blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets.

We’ll stroll through the Hippodrome, centre of the political and sport events of the Byzantine Empire. Discover the Topkapi Palace, residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the centre of the Ottoman might for nearly 400 years, with its rich collections and amazing treasures.

Top off the day at the Grand Bazaar, the largest covered market in the world with more than 60 streets and 4.000 shops. 

Accommodation
Sky kamer (Istanbul)

Day 3: Sightseeing on a ½ day Bosphorus cruise

In the morning, with a group, visit the Spice Bazaar built between 1597 and 1664 with its colourful spice stalls followed by the visit of a little known Ottoman jewel, the Rustem Pasha Mosque, covered with blue Iznik tiles, both inside and out.

The Bosphorus strait connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents. During s one and a half hour, you’ll admire from the boat the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges.

Free afternoon to wander at your leisure.  

Accommodation
Sky kamer (Istanbul)

Day 4: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Canakkale

Group tour

Pick up at your hotel around 6:30 AM and travel about 6 hours by bus to Gallipoli. After lunch, enjoy a fully guided Gallipoli Tour visiting all the majors Anzac sites: Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove & ANZAC Commemoration Site....

Overnight with breakfast at a hotel in Canakkale. 


Day 5: Troy – Pergamon – Kusadasi

Morning tour to Troy, home of the famous "Trojan Horse" and "Helen of Troy".  Departure for PERGAMON for a fully guided tour at what was once the ancient world's major power center of learning and the arts.  In the evening, departure to Selçuk, arriving late at your hotel. Overnight with breakfast.


Day 6: Kusadasi - Ephesus

Full day group tour to Ephesus

Today visit Ephesus known as the commercial, religious and social Center of Antiquity.  You’ll see the library of Celsius, the Temple of Artemis, and the theatre which, at an estimated 44,000 seating capacity, it is believed to be the largest outdoor theatre in the ancient world.  We’ll also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where she is said to have spent her last days. Overnight with breakfast.

Visited:
Ephesus

Day 7: Kusadasi - Pamukkale

Departure with the group from your hotel in the morning to Pamukkale (about a 2 hour drive).  On arrival you will see the cotton cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world, formed by deposits of calcareous salts and visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its Basilica, theatre and Roman Baths.  Drive back to Selçuk. Overnight, with breakast.

Visited:
PamukkaleHierapolisRoman Baths, Selçuk

Day 8: Kusadasi

Leisure on the sea side, facing the Greek islands. Overnight half board.

Visited:
IzmirIstanbulKusadasi
Accommodation
Night at Golden Gate Hotel (Kusadasi)

Day 9: Kusadasi

Leisure on the sea side, facing the Greek islands.

Overnight half board

Visited:
Kusadasi
Accommodation
Night at Golden Gate Hotel (Kusadasi)

Day 10: Izmir Airport

Transfer to Izmir Airport for your onward flight.

Visited:
Kusadasi, Izmir

Istanbul Hagia Sophia Bosporus Beylerbeyi Gallipoli Peninsula Çanakkale Troy Bergama Selçuk Ephesus Pamukkale Hierapolis Roman Baths Izmir Kusadasi

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $890 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
2 Persons                     4 Persons                    
Price per person$950$900

Included in price:

  • 7 nights of accommodation with breakfast
  • 5 days of fully guided tours including lunch and entrance fees
  • Half day Bosphorus cruise tour (lunch not included)
  • 2 airport transfers

Not included in price:

  • International, domestic flights, ferry or bus tickets
  • Other meals other than those mentioned, drinks, tips
  • Everything else not mentioned as included

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