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Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day

Meet at the airport 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.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.

Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Cable Car to Pierre Lotti: Enjoy the spectacular views from your Cable car as you ascend the Hill to the Café named after the French writer and naval officer Louis Marie Julien Viaud a.k.a Pierre Lotti (1850-1923) Pierre Lotti was famous for writing fiction novels based on his experiences in Istanbul.
Bosphorus Cruise: We will Cruise the famous and historic waterway that connects the Black Sea and the Marmara known as the Bosphorus. Here you will have prime position to view the fine Palaces, Pavilions and Ottoman Houses along the shores.
Rumeli Fortress (From the Sea):The largest defensive wall for protection was built by Sultan Mehmet in 1451 before his conquest of the City. The Fortress is very well preserved and its Towers and walls can clearly be seen when our boat passes by.
The Marmaray: The great rail system of Istanbul was built and opened in October 2013 after 4 years of construction delays that were due to the discovery of ruins dating back to the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine and ottoman periods. It provides a link between the European and Asian continents by train in a subsea tunnel on the sea floor under the waters of the Bosphorus strait. The Engineering was conceived by a legendary Ottoman Sultan in 1860, it is designed to withstand earthquakes and is the world’s first underwater tunnel that connects two Continents.
Rustem Pasha Mosque:This Majestic yet surprisingly small Mosque was designed by the famous ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, The construction took place from 1561 to 1563 and is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles that are set in beautiful floral and geometric arrangements which cover the facade of the porch the Mirab, Minbar walls and the columns of the Interior. A traditional lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
City Walls:The City walls surrounded the city on all sides to protect it from attack against land and sea, the wall was built by Constantine the great and as the city expanded the Theodosian walls were built in the 5 th
century.
Bascilica Cistern:This impressive Cistern was built to supply water for the Great Palace and nearby buildings by
Justinian after 532. It was lost to memory but rediscovered in the mid sixteenth century by Petrus Gylius, he was sent to Constantinople by King Francis I to search for Byzantine Monuments and Manuscripts, Gylius noticed that the local people were lowering buckets through holes in the floors of their houses to retrieve water, he then found an entrance to this Mysterious and subterranean architectural wonder and put it back on the map, it is around 10,000 square meters of space supported by 336 Marble Columns nine meters in height.
Hagia Sophia Museum: The Hagia Sophia was the most important Christian church of Constantinople, its design was the first of its kind boasting the largest dome with a voluminous and well illuminated interior, and the materials were commissioned by Emperor Justinian I and bought in from all over the world, After Constantinople’s downfall to the Ottomans the Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque. Later during the reign of Kemel Ataturk the Turkish republics founding father and first prime minister the Hagia Sophia was transformed into a Museum first opening its doors in February 1935.
Sultanhamet Mosque/Blue Mosque: Located in the district of the Old Istanbul the Blue Mosque is distinguished by its six minarets, the Mosque was built by Sultan Ahmet between 1609 and 1616. The name Blue Mosque arose from the intricately decorated blue green and red tiles which were produced and painted by hand in Iznik (Ancient Nicaea). There are various Quranic inscriptions throughout the Mosque made by the famous Calligrapher Seyyid Kasim Gubari.
Roman Hippodrome and Monuments:The Ancient Hippodrome is located in the square that is now in front of the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome was the center of the Byzantine’s social life where fierce completive charity races took place. The site boast other Relics from the glory days as the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Bronze Serpentine column and the Column of Constantine.
Please Note:Hagia Sophia is closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.

Day 3 – Gallipoli Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel.
Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 – Troy Tour – Pergamon – Kusadasi

(Breakfast included)
We depart after breakfast driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 – Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour

(Breakfast included)
Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, During both the Hellenistic and Roman periods Ephesus was the most important port and cultural center of the eastern world. The remains of the city are still spellbinding today. Of all the ancient cities of Turkey, Ephesus is the best preserved and most visited one and is as popular as it was in ancient times. This is due to the miraculous discovery of the House of the Virgin Mary. The city had splendid
buildings and was dedicated to the Goddess Artemis, whose temple was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Main monuments that will be visited during today’s tour are; Ephesus Ancient City; Ones the most important trading City of the Aegean Coast.., walk along the street of Arcadian, visit the majestic Theatre, Marble road, the Celsius Library, Market place street of the Curettes, baths of Scholastic state agora, Prytaneion, Odeon. This is the best place in the world to get the feeling of what life was like in Roman times. Basilica of St. John; built in the 5th century. House of Virgin Mary; The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Artemis Temple; The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
Overnight Kusadasi

Day 6 – Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast we depart for Pamukkale. On arrival we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs.
Overnight in Pamukkale

Pamukkale-Hierapolis-Panaroma

Day 7 – Pamukkale and Antalya Old City Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast, you will take the bus to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya we will collect you at the terminal to join a tour of the Old City Kaleici, Clock Tower and Alexander the Great gate. After the tour, drive to your hotel for check in.
Overnight in Antalya

Day 8 – Antalya to Istanbul – End of Tour

(Breakfast included)
Today we depart for Antalya Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home.

Information

  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
  • Return airport transfer to Antalya Airport
  • Domestic flight ticket from Antalya to Istanbul
  • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 1 night hotel in Canakkale
  • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • 1 night in hotel in Pamukkale
  • 1 night hotel in Antalya
  • Guided Istanbul City Tour
  • Guided Gallipoli tour
  • Guided Troy tour
  • Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Pamukkale tour
  • Guided Antalya Old City Tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides

 

  • Domestic Flights
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide, driver and hotel personnel

 

  • Children under 6 are free
  • Children from 6 to 10 are charged at 50% of the adult price
  • Children 11 and above are charged at the full adult price

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