Istanbul plus West Turkey Tour
Tour Code: CS-03
Duration: 6 Days, 5 Nights
Highlights: Istanbul (Hagia Sophia, “Blue Mosque”, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace), Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale
Departures: Every Saturday & Tuesday, April 1 to November 25 (except ANZAC week)
Tour Price: From $610 per person in double occupancy
A one week journey of discovery that traverses the centuries: Experience Istanbul’s incomparable Byzantine and Ottoman treasures, the famed WWI battleground of Gallipoli, the site of the legendary city of Troy, ancient Pergamon, the remarkable Roman remains of Ephesus, the last home of the Virgin Mother of Christianity, and the glistening white petrified waterfalls of Pamukkale.
DAY 1 DEPART FROM YOUR COUNTRY
DAY 2 ISTANBUL
Arrival to Istanbul Transfer to Hotel
DAY 3 ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR
Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage Tour (2010 European Capital of Culture – (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
After breakfast at your hotel, you begin a full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Highlights include a visit to the illustrious Topkapi Palace (harem section is optional), the ancient Roman Hippodrome (site of chariot races) and the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church that was converted to a mosque in 15th century. You will also visit the famed “Blue Mosque” and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar, where you’ll have free time to discover some of the nearly 4,000 tiny shops that line its maze of passageways. (B, L) Stay overnight in Istanbul Grand Covered Bazaar Closed on Sunday will be replaced with spice bazaar
DAY 4 ISTANBUL TO GALLIPOLI
Pick up from hotels will be early in the morning in between 06:30am and 07:00 am, it is going to be over 4 hours driving to Eceabat where we will have our lunch, later on proceed to Gallipoli peninsula, the battle field of WW1, our guide will give you the whole history of Gallipoli, visit Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, bee point Cemetery, and Lone Pine, Johnston’s Jolly, the Nek and Chunuk Bair. Stay overnight in Canakkale. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 TROY PERGAMON KUSADASI
Today will be long but legendary, panoramic and historical. In the morning we will take departure to Legendary Troy to discover the famous Archaeological and Mythological site, to get details of Trojan horse, and then drive to Pergamon. Once called the throne of Satan by the early Christians, It is one of the locations to the Seven Churches of Revelation, Acropolis of Pergamon very stunning, temple of Trajan and the remains of library will impress you very much. Stay overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
DAY 6 EPHESUS TOUR
Today will be short driving and more relax than the previous days, from Kusadasi to Ephesus is only 20 minutes driving distance. Mosque of Isa Bey from 14th century is going to be the first venue, afterwards we will be visiting ancient Ephesus; it is much larger than you expected. Even though, the history of Ephesus goes back to the 2nd Millennium BC. Remains that you will be visiting start from the 3rd Century BC. Such an important place for Jewish and Christian Heritage St. Paul preached. In the Great Theater, the conditions of Odeon Celsus library, marble road temples will surprise you very much. Open buffet lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit the carpet corporative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. Fashion show for leather Stay overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
DAY 7 PAMUKKALE AND HIERAPOLIS
From Kusadası to Pamukkale takes about three hours on arrival to Pamukkale which is known as Cotton Castle, we will be visiting Hierapolis ancient city from Roman era, it has the largest ancient cemetery with different types, and main road, ancient roman bath and the theater are worth to see. Pamukkale very unique natural formation with calcium terraces it famous with thermal baths (B, L) End of tour.
Cappadocia mini package / Blue Cruise gullet Sailing from Fethiye to Olympus.
You can book your airport transfer to Denizli in advance please keep contact with us.
PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES 2017
Tour prices are given per person private tours run with minimum 2 person
|Departure Period||Per Person Double Occupancy||Per Person Triple Occupancy||Single Supplement|
|April 1 to October 31||$610||$590||$145|
PS: Package deadline is three weeks prior of Departure date.
PS: If you require air ticket from USA or Canada, please contact us.
VALUE 4&5 STAR HOTELS
Istanbul Ramada Grand Bazaar Hotel
Canakkale Akol Hotel
Kusadasi Ada Class Hotel or Similar Feautures Hotel
What The Price Includes
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
- Accommodation at 4- and 5 Star Hotels
- Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch D= Diner )
- Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
- Services of a professional English-speaking escort/guide
- Entrance fees to the sites visited, per itinerary
- Hotel taxes and services charges
- Pick up From Central hotels in Istanbul (Old city and Taksim area)
- Gratuities to tour staff
- All items of a personal nature (laundry, taxis, etc.)
- Beverages (except for those served with breakfast).
- Visa fees