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Aegean Delight

duration 8 Days / 7 Nights

priceStart from $969

locationTurkey

Summary

 Eight days that make up the perfect sightseeing of Turkey. From cosmopolitan city of Istanbul to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Troy, Kusadasi , Pamukkale ,Bursa

Highlights of this itinerary

Istanbul, Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Ephesus, Kusadasi , Pamukkale ,Bursa

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Highlights of this itinerary

Istanbul, Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Ephesus, Kusadasi , Pamukkale ,Bursa


Overview

Day 1: (Istanbul) - Welcome to Istanbul!. Overnight Istanbul
Day 2 :(Istanbul Old City) The Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul (B)
Day 3 : (Gallipoli Battlefields ) The WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli. Overnight Canakkale (B, D) 
Day 4: (Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum) . Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)       
Day 5: (Ephesus, Kusadasi ) . Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)
Day 6 : (Pamukkale, Hierapolis) . Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)
Day 7 : (Bursa, Istanbul ). Overnight Istanbul (B)
Day 8 : (Istanbul ) Transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Includes

  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights - accommodation at ( Istanbul , Çanakkale , Kusadasi  and Pamukkale)
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (eg. laundry)
  • Tips
  • Any other items not mentioned above
Day 1 (Istanbul)

Day 1 (Istanbul)

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 (Istanbul Old City)

Day 2 (Istanbul Old City)

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul (B)

Day 3 (Gallipoli Battlefields)

Day 3 (Gallipoli Battlefields)

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Canakkale (B, D)
 

Day 4 (Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum)

Day 4 (Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum)

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)

Day 5 (Ephesus, Kusadasi)

Day 5 (Ephesus, Kusadasi)

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.  Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)
 

Day 6 (Pamukkale, Hierapolis)

Day 6 (Pamukkale, Hierapolis)

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)

Day 7 (Bursa, Istanbul)

Day 7 (Bursa, Istanbul)

Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul (B)
 

Day 8 (Istanbul)

Day 8 (Istanbul)

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
 

Optional Tours

Istanbul by Night
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