Turkey 8N/9D


Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring dome and Christian mosaics.

Turkey

  • Highlights

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Inclusions

  • Exclusions

  • Reviews

Highlights of the tour


  • Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour
  • Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents tour
  • Gallipoli Tour
  • Troy & Pergamum Tour
  • Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
  • Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour
  • Priene, Miletus & Didyma Tour

Detailed Itinerary of the tour


  • Day 1 : Arrival in Istanbul

    • Welcome to Istanbul!
    • Arrive at airport,the rest of the day is at your leisure, so that you could relax in your room or start exploring this charming city on your own. 
    • Overnight at Istanbul hotel


  • Day 2 : Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour

    • After breakfast ,we visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace
    • Lunch at a local restaurant
    • After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 3 : Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel, then we drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosph/[orus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia
    • After lunch break, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara
    • Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans
    • Have your dinner in the evening
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 4 : Gallipoli Tour

    • Early morning departure for Gallipoli. It will take around 4.5 hours to get to the Gallipoli War Fields
    • Once you arrive in Ecebat, lunch will be provided
    • After lunch you will starting visiting Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian, Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial 
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 5 : Troy & Pergamum Tour

    • After breakfast you start the Tour of Troy and Pergamum
    • You visit the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse dating back to the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. 
    • The ancient town of Pergamum was one of the most important centers of culture and arts in its time. Be prepared to be amazed by its ancient Acropolis! 
    • After the tour you are transfered to Kusadasi and check-in to the hotel.
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 6 : Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

    • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
    • Today you will enjoy a full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis
    • You explore the Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertine of Pamukkale.
    • After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 7 : Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour

    • After breakfast at your Kusadasi hotel you will go on a sightseeing tour of Ephesus, one of the world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city
    • Today you explore the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the old world), the House of Virgin Mary, and the impressive Isa Bey Mosque dating back to the XIVth century A.D
    • After the tour you will have your dinner and check in at hotel 
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 8 : Priene, Miletus & Didyma Tour

    • Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Kusadasi
    • Today you will visit Miletus, one of the oldest cities of Ionia, and the ancient cities of Priene and Didyma. First you will see Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities
    • Then we will proceed to Miletus to see Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above
    • We move to Didyma. Here you will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the freeze
    • After dinner check in to hotel
    • Overnight  stay at hotel


  • Day 09 : Return home

    • After breakfast we will transfer you to airport for a flight back to your home town
    • Return home with the pleasant memories of your tour


Inclusions of the tour


  • Arrival and departure airport transfers and all ground transportation
  • 3 nights stay in Istanbul
  • 1 night stay in Canakkale
  • 4 nights stay in Kusadasi
  • All day breakfast
  • All day lunch
  • Dinner

Exclusions of the tour


  • Visa cost
  • Porterage and tips, mineral water, laundry, telephone or any other expense personal in nature
  • Personal insurance
  • Drinks and lunches/dinner except where mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature, driver and guide gratuities
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc
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