Tour Style : Group Tour
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Highlights : Istanbul – Ephesus – Gallipoli – Bodrum
Day 1 – Istanbul
Meet at the airport an transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul city tour. You will begin with the ancient HIPPODROME, which was the scene of chariot races and the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue to the Sultanahmet Mosque across from Hagia Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Then arrive at our last stop which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the Bosphorus which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is you’re to enjoy Istanbul.
Day 3 – Gallipoli Battlefields Tour at between 06:30am -07:00am
After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and join your group and depart for Canakkale. The group will arrive in Eceabat at noon and begin the fully guided Gallipoli tour. Visiting Kabatepe Museum, *!Anzac!* Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston ‘s Jolly, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand memorial. During the tour there will be a lunch break. Late in the afternoon we will arrive in Canakkale.
Day 4 – Helen of Troy Tour – Kusadasi at 08:30am
After breakfast we depart for the ancient city of Troy . Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archeological diggings from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870’s to the present day and on going. Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C. After Troy we will depart for Kusadasi, late arrival to Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Kusadasi Ephesus Tour – at 09:00am
(Breakfast and lunch included)
A fully guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous the Temple of Artemis, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. After Ephesus tour we depart for Bodrum.
Day 6 – Picnic Boat Trip
A day at sea with lunch included and served on board. We set out at approx. 11:00am to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves. At the black island, half an hour from Bodrum, you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion. Back on land at approx. 5:00pm.
Day 7 – Transfer to Bodrum Aırport for flıght to Istanbul
End of Our Servıce
What is included
- Airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
- All Hotels wıth Breakfast
- Guided Istanbul Walking City tour
- Guided Gallipoli tour
- Guided Troy tour
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Bodrum Pıcnıoc Boat tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours