Tour Style : Turkey Tour
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Highlights : Marmara and Aegean
Day 1 – Istanbul – Saturday – Arrival Day
Meet with YukiTour staff at Istanbul International Ataturk airport and 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- at 08:30am
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE across from St. 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 we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia (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 Bosphorus, which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is your to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3– Gallipoli Battlefields at 06:30-07:00am
Depart early morning from Istanbul for afternoon tour of Gallipoli The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, *!Anzac!* Cove, Johnston’s Jolly and Gallipoli Museum. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 – Troy at 08:30am
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy , home of the famed Trojan Horse. Then we tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon . Its impressive temples and Library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Ephesus at 09:00am
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey. At the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 – Pamukkale – Hierapolis at 08:15am
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading towards the the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale where we will tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7 – Morning Flıght From Pamukkale to Istanbul
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 – Istanbul – Saturday – End of the tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another tour with us.
What is included
Internal Flıght Tıckets from Pamukkale to ıstanbul
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- All hotels wıth Breakfast
- Guided Gallipoli tour
- Guided Troy tour
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis 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