8 Day Western Turkey Tour
8 Day Western Turkey Tour
Day 1 Istanbul: Arrival to Istanbul. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2 Istanbul: Istanbul Old City Tour. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Istanbul.
Day 3 Istanbul to Canakkale by Coach : Gallipoli Tour. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 Troy and Pergamon Tour – Drive Kusadasi. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 5 Ephesus and Virgin Mary house Tour. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 6 Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour. Return Flight back to ıstanbul.Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Istanbul.
Day 7 Istanbul Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Istanbul.
Day 8 Departure: Airport transfer to Istanbul international from your hotel for your departure flight to Home.
8 Day West and Aegean Turkey Tour
8 Days / 7 Night
Visiting sites : Highlights of Istanbul, Gallipoli Naturel Park, Troy (Troia) Ancient city, Pergamon Ancient City, Ephesus Ancient city and Virgin Mary House, Pamukkale Calsium Teracces, Hierapolis Ancient city .
Arrival to Istanbul
On your arrival in Istanbul airport ;Our Driver will meet you with a holding signed board,pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay ay 4* hotel in istanbul.
Istanbul Old City Tour
included meals:Breakfast -Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am for Istanbul Old City Tour.
Today we will visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. (St Sophia is closed on Monday) Continue to the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant little Hagia Sophia mosque , See the Grand Covered Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay ay 4* hotel in istanbul.
Istanbul to Canakkale. Gallipoli Tour. Overnight in Canakkale.
Included meals: Breakfest - Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning at 06:30 am in Istanbul and drive to Gallipoli where you will get information about the naval battle that took place in the Dardanelles prior to the army landings. Later on, we continue to the Kabatepe War Museum, which contains relics from the battle including original diary extracts and letters. Lunch at Eceabat. We then visit Brighton Beach, the intended landing place and the Anzac Cove where dawn service is held on each Anzac Day. Also you will visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston''s Jolly and Chunk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After visiting the Kilitbahir fortress, which was built in 1453 by Mehmet II, the Conqueror (to honor his successful siege of Constantinople), After the tour transfer to your hotel,overnight stay in Canakkale.
Troy-Pergamon Tour - Drive to Kusadası -Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
After breakfast and check out hotel you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Troy. Here you will learn the mythology surrounding Troy, The Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Till now, 10 cities have been discovered, one built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. You will see and hear about the Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, the Trojan Wars, the battle between Archillies and Paris, the Remains of Troy IX, the Alters and the Houses of Troy I, dating back to 2500 BC. After troy lunch break. And then we drive to Pergamon
The ancient Pergamon, which once the ancient world's major power,The Acropolis,The Library once held 200.000 books and Trojan,Temple of Athena,Temple of Trajan,Altar of Zeus ( Now at Berlin Musum) The Gymnasium situated on terraces,The lower Agora,The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000,Temple of Dionysus,. After Pergamon we drive to Kusadasi and hotel check in, and overnight stay at 4* hotelin Kusadasi
Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Tour - Overnight stay in Kusadasi
Included meals:Breakfast -Lunch- Dinner
You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning at 08:30 am and depart for the Ephesus Ancient tour:
Ephesus is one of the best preserved cities from Roman times. At the time St. Paul lived in Ephesus . it was as it;s Roman heyday with a population around 250,000. When St. Paul lived in Ephesus he would have addressed the Ephesians in the great theatre, that today impresses everyone that walks into it-rsquo;s stands. Ephesus was a great ancient city and much of it has been preserved for you to see. More than any other site, you can walk the streets, stand in the great theatre, wander in the library, look towards the hill where St. Paul was put into prison, and feel that you are walking back into the time that St. Paul lived. After being here, you will read the book of Ephesians with new eyes.
Virgin Mary house where it is believed St. Mary came to live with St. John in the last years of her life and then we will drive to Pretty old Sirince village,Sirince is a beautifull hilltop Ottoman town. After the tour transfer to hotel and overnight stay at 4* hotel in Kusadasi.
Kusadasi to Pamukkale
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour- Return Flight Back to Istanbul -Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Included meals: Breakfast -Lunch
After check out the hotel,You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning at 08:00 am , and drive to Pamukkale (Duration 3 hours), for full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Today we will visit Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city.You will also visit Karahayit town which is known by its Red Water and healing thermal springs. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools,you will have time(around 1 hour ) to swim at Cleopatra pool with additional cost . After tour you will be transfered to the Denizli airport.
19:30 Flight from Denizli to Istanbul
20:30 Arrival in Istanbul,arrival meeting by our staff and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight stay ay 4* hotel in istanbul.
Bosphorus Cruise Tour with Two Continents
included meals:Breakfast -Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am tovisit to the exotic and aromatic Egyptian Spice Market. You may buy spices, caviar, and almost anything imaginable. Continue around City wall and over the Galata Bridge and the Golden horn. We will visit theBeylerbeyi Palace, then we continue up the Bosphorus and cross over to Asia to Camlica Hill for a view of Istanbul. After lunch The Bosphorus cruise begins in the afternoon. We pass by the Rumeli Fortress and you will enjoy crossing from continent to continent traveling down the Bosphorus, which is lined with old Ottoman seaside mansions, marble palaces and small fishing villages.After the tour transfer to your hotel,Overnight stay at 4* Hotel in Istanbul.
DAY 8 DEPARTURE
After breakfast check out the hotel (before 12:00), We will pick you up from your hotel two ours prior (regarding your flight time) and transfer to Istanbul international Airport . End of tour and services