7 Days Western Turkey Tour includes all airport transfers, a flight from Izmir to Istanbul, 6 nights accommodation, fully guided tours of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus and Pamukkale, breakfast and lunch.
Come visit one of the oldest cities in the world. See the famous sites in the Old City such as, the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. Take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus. Gaze at the shops as you walk down Istiklal street or ride the historic trolley. Learn about the ANZAC and Ottoman forces that gave their lives during WWI. Tour the battlefields and memorials created for them. Marvel at the ruins of ancient Troy and Pergamon, Climb inside a replica of the Trojan horse. Discover what remains of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. Take a fully guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. See the last dwelling place and tomb of the Virgin Mary. Walk through the famous white travertines of Pamukkale which are heated by thermal waters. Retain your youth with a swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. Have an adventure you’ll never forget!
Once you arrive in Istanbul, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you check in, you will have the rest of the evening free.
Following breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be picked up at 8:30 by our experienced guide to begin a full day walking tour of the Old City. You’ll start by seeing the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest buildings in the city. From there, you’ll continue on the the Blue Mosque where you can admire the beautiful interior. The Blue Mosque lets out on to the Hippodrome where your guide will tell you of the significance of each item. Lunch is provided at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, you’ll walk through the historic neighborhoods of Fener and Balat before coming to Topkapi Palace. Admire the longtime palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire as you learn how they spent their days. You’ll finish your tour in the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you back to your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening to rest or explore.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul at 6:30 AM and drive down to the Gallipoli peninsula. At 12:00 PM we will arrive and stop for lunch in Eceabat. We will see the battlefields And memorials of the ANZAC and Ottoman forces. We will hear about the successes and failures of both sides and see the trenches they fought in. At the end of the tour, we will take you to your hotel in Canakkale. You will have the rest of the evening free.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 AM and head to Troy. We will explore the remains of the many cities of Troy, the Odeon, the Bouleuterion, and the 3,700 year old walls. And the Odeon, the Bouleuterion, and the 3,700 year old walls. We will also stop at the replica of the Trojan horse. At 10:30 AM we will depart for Pergamon. We will arrive around 1:30 PM and stop for lunch. After lunch, we will begin a fully guided tour of Pergamon. Some highlights of the tour includes the Library, the Temple of Athena, the Acropolis, the Alter of Zeus and the Lower Agora. At about 5:30 PM we will finish the tour and drive to your hotel in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
We pick you up from your hotel in Kuşadasi/Selcuk then your guide lead you to vehicle. During 3 hours drive to Pamukkale, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. On arrival we have lunch at one of the local restaurants before beginning our tour. After lunch, We enter from the top of the site in Hierapolis Ancient City exploring the gymnasium, Then we will see the Amphitheatre theatre that had a capacity of 15,000 people and the Temple of Apollo. As we walk through Hierapolis the guide will point out and explain all of the significant structures along the way. Afterwards, we will take off our shoes and walk along the white terraces of Pamukkale. We can dip our feet in the natural hot springs or head up to the man made hot spring baths and take a swim. In the afternoon we have free time before making our way back to Kusadasi. then our guide will bring you to hotel in kusadasi. *Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 miles over the travertines without shoes. *We advise you to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable swimsuit with you.
At 9:30 We pick you up then your guide lead you to your vehicle. During drive to Ephesus, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. As you arrive into Ephesus, you will first see the Magnesia Gate, a marvelous example of ancient architecture that once stood tall as an entrance to the city. We will then begin a downhill walk with your guide into the city’s ruins. The route will take you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Trajan Fountain and the Great Theater. The theater, one of the city’s best-preserved monuments, it is still used today for the local spring festival. It once had seating space for 24,000 people, and it is believed to be the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians. After our tour of Ephesus, we will drive to the Virgin Mary House and then enjoy some delicious Turkish cuisine at lunch Following lunch we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then At last of tour we we will drive to Selcuk area and visit IsaBey Mosque. IsaBey Mosque is an ancient place of worship that was designed for the leader of this region of the Aydinid Dynasty. At the end of tour your guide will take you to airport for flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul we will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel in Istanbul.
We will pick you up from your hotel depending on your flight time and take you to your hotel. If your flight is later in the day, you can book a half day or full day tour if you would like.
My Boyfriend and I love to learn about history when we travel. This agency offered a 7 day tour of the western part of Turkey that was perfect for us. Once we got to Istanbul, they handled everything. They even picked us up from the airport. Our first day was a walking tour of Istanbul. Our guide was fantastic and really knowledgeable. The next day we had an early start and headed out to Gallipoli. We really liked learning about WWI from the Turkish point of view. The next day we toured Troy and Pergamon and learned a little ancient history. They even have a replica of the Trojan horse, which was still cool even though it wasn’t original. Our next stop was Ephesus, which was my favorite. You can still see the remains of one of the original 7 wonders of the world. The next day we traveled to Pamukkale where we saw Hierapolis and had time to walk through the travertines. We stayed the night there and were able to go paragliding in the morning before our flight back to Istanbul. It was really cool to fly over the ruins. This travel company was excellent. We really only had to pay for dinner and all of the souvenirs we got. These guys took care of every other detail for us . We really appreciate it and we will definitely be back.
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