Welcome to Ayvalık
On first glance, Ayvalık may seem unremarkable, a port town similar to many others in this region. But wander a few streets back from the waterfront and you'll discover an old Greek village in spirited abandon. Colourful shuttered doors conceal boutique hotels in restored stone houses, mosques converted from Greek Orthodox churches welcome the faithful to prayer and historic cafes full of locals line hidden squares... Read More
Top experiences in Ayvalık
5 Days ANZAC Day Ephesus Trooper Tour From Istanbul
Day 1Sunday 24th AprilIstanbul to GallipoliMorning departure to the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli stopping along the way to stock up on supplies and rations. Once we arrive at the Gallipoli Peninsula we head straight to Anzac Cove to secure a good spot on the grass for the long night ahead.Day 2Monday 25th AprilANZAC Day at GallipoliAwake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to visit Lone Pine or Chunuk Bair to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Services. Late afternoon you will meet up with the Fez Bus again to head to the small town of Ayvalik for some well deserved sleep.Overnight Ayvalik4 starKalif Hotel (D)Day 3Tuesday 26th AprilPergamum to KusadasiThis morning, you head south along the Aegean Coast towards Kusadasi, stopping along the way at the ancient city of Pergamum for a guided tour and the opportunity to check out some local Turkish handicrafts.Overnight Kuşadası4 starAda Class Hotel (B)Day 4Wednesday 27th AprilKusadasiAbsorb yourself in history this morning with a tour of Ephesus, the former capital of Asia Minor and the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the site of the Temple of Artemis, or spend the day relaxing on an Aegean Beach.Overnight Kuşadası4 starAda Class Hotel (B)Day 5Thursday 28th AprilKusadasiAfter breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends(B)(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.
The Best of Turkey
This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, then leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques, and tea houses.
Absolute Turkey: Winter
This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.
Combining the best of western and eastern Turkey, this comprehensive adventure offers a sweeping view of this fascinating country. From the architectural highlights of Istanbul's long history, make your way east for a glimpse of Turkey’s less travelled and more traditional side. Explore exotic covered bazaars and mud brick cities, and experience life in a place where time seems to stand still. From its incredible Mediterranean beaches to the unreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and giant stone heads of Nemrut Dagi—uncover all that Turkey has to offer.