Western Turkey Tour Tour
13 Days Istanbul - Gallipoli - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Antalya - Fethiye Tour - From : € 985 Euros
This great package tour includes 13 days of a package holiday in turkey mainly focused on the western coast of Turkey. The tour is operated by combinations of local operators, domestic busses and flight which makes travelling Turkey exremely easy for all indivual travelers. Your tours in Istanbul will be a private tour and the rst of guided tours will be a small group tours. Please also note that the domestic flight ticket fare is not included to the tour as the prices are due to change according to the availibility.
Tour Itinerary :
Day 1 : Istanbul
We are going to meet you at the Istanbul airport and drive you to your accommodation in Istanbul the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 : Private Classical Istanbul Tour (B)
Your guide will meet you at the hotel and together you will walk to the old city center.This is a full day walking tour, as all the places are less than 5 minutes walking distance from each other.
The tour starts at the Hippodrome, a center for sport activities and ceremonies and it is also famous for the chariot races during the Roman and the Byzantine era.
After the Hippodrome we will visit Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the Ottoman Period. It is known for its blue Iznik tiles and being the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets.
Then we will visit Topkapi Palace, which was the main palace of the Ottoman Sultans until 1856. Many famous exhibitions are housed in the palace. The Imperial Treasury is another part of the palace and it has an 86 carat diamond on display. We will have a splendid view of the Bosporus and the Golden Horn from the palace.
After here we will have a lunch break and continue to Hagia Sophia, one of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture. Built as a church by the Byzantines and decorated with mosaic tile icons, it then served as a mosque during the Ottoman era. You will definitely be impressed by being in a 1500 years old museum.
The tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. It is the largest bazaar in the world with its 52 small streets and more than 4000 shops.
Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 3 : Gallipoli Tour (B)
Depart from Istanbul with an early morning bus to Gallipoli. Upon your arrival you are going to visit the sights at Gallipoli Battlefield; including Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, The Nek and Chunk Bair.
Accomodation in Canakkale.
Day 4 : Gallipoli - Troy - Pergamun Tour (B,L)
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel by your guide for the morning tour of Troy. You are going to visit the ancient city of Troy and learn about the Greek Mythology. Then departure for Pergamum to visit the famed library, the terrace of the spectacularly sited hillside theater, the main palace, the Altar of Zeus & the propylaeum of the Temple of Athena. In the early Christian era, Pergamum's church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.
Accomodation in Kusadasi.
Day 5 : Ephesus Tour (B,L)
After breakfast, Your private guide will come to your hotel some time after 08.30 and later you set off to visit Ephesus. This was one of the great cities of antiquity and you begin at the remains of the fabled Temple of Artemis. You continue to the Odeon, before walking along the Curetes Way to Hadrian’s Temple and the splendid Library of Celsus. As you walk along the Sacred Way to the Agora, you pass baths and the Great Theatre. You then head to nearby Seljuk for lunch and in the afternoon you drive up to House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her final year.
Accommodation in Kusadasi
Day 6 : Pamukkale Tour (B,L)
You leave Kusadasi this morning and take the local bus to Pamukkale. The journey takes about three hours and there are opportunities to stop for a rest, or a cup of coffee, along the way. On arrival you are taken to your hotel in the centre of town and after time for lunch you visit the celebrated hot springs and travertine waterfalls. We will also visit the Hieropolis Ancient city with its beautiful Theatre , Necropolis and Agora. After your visit head back to your hotel for the night.
Accommodation in Pamukkale
Day 7 : Pamukkale - Antalya Tour (B)
You are taken to the bus station for the journey to Antalya. The trip takes about 5-6 hours and you should arrive in the early afternoon. There are regular stops along the way for drinks and food. The exact time of your bus will be confirmed to you when you arrive in Istanbul. Once in Antalya you are met and taken to your hotel.
Accommodation in Antalya
Day 8 : Perge - Aspendos - Side Tour (B)
You will be collected from your hotel between 0800-0830 for a full day scheduled tour to Perge, Aspendos and Side. At Perge see the old Roman baths, the Agora and Colonnaded Street and then drive east to Aspendos, noted for its splendid Roman Amphitheatre. You stop here for lunch at a restaurant on the river and then continue your tour, reaching the old port town of Side (see-day), where you have an hour or so to explore on your own. You can see remnants of the old town, including the great Vespasian Gate, the temples of Apollo and Athena and the small Side Museum. At around 1800 you arrive back in Antalya, with the evening at leisure.
Accommodation in Antalya
Day 9 : Antalya - Fethiye (B)
You are taken to the bus station for the journey to Fethiye. Upon arrival you will be met & transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation in Fethiye
Day 10-11 : Fethiye (B)
2 full days is a leisure to enjoy the fabulous beaches and coast of Fethiye.
Day 12 : Fethiye - Istanbul (B)
Bus to Dalaman airport for your afternoon flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul airport you are met & transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 13 : Istanbul
End of the Package
What is Included :
12 nights B&B hotel accommodations
1 days private guided Istanbul tours
1 day Gallipoli group tour
1 day Troy & Pergamun group tour
1 day Ephesus group tour
1 day Pamukkale group tour
1 day Antalya group tour
All airport transfer services
All domestic bus transportation
English speaking guidance
Meals listed on program
What is not Included :
Lunches in Istanbul
International air fares
Visas,travel insurances,tips and drinks
All the hotels we will be using going to be either 4 star hotels in Istanbul - Canakkale- Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Antalya and Fethiye or smilar class boutique hotels