Why I love İstanbul

Why do I love this city? Let me count the ways. I love the locals, who have an endless supply of hospitality and good humour at their disposal. I love the fact that when I walk down a city street, layers of history unfold before me. I love listening to the sound of the müezzins duelling from their minarets and I love seeing the sun set over the world's most beautiful skyline. I love the restaurants, the bars and the... Read More

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ANZAC Day Memorial Tour

With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, stand in the morning breeze and pay respect to the fallen on ANZAC Day at a dawn vigil. This special three-day trip includes a private bus along the Dardanelles, from Istanbul to the memorial site commemorating the common sacrifice for all of the nations involved. This moving tour will also include visits to other important sites such as Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, and the war cemeteries, making this visit to Turkey a unique and beautiful experience.

$240 Small group tours

2-Day Small-Group Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

Step back in time at Gallipoli and Troy on this enlightening 2-day tour from Istanbul, including round-trip transport, three meals and overnight accommodation. Head to Gallipoli to visit the battle sites of the World War I campaign, when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops fought the Turks in what would become a deadly stalemate. After an overnight hotel stay in Çanakkale, explore ancient Troy, famed for the Trojan War and legendary wooden Trojan horse. Enjoy in-depth attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 14 people.

$405 Small group tours

4-Day ANZAC Tour: Istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy

If you only have a few days in Turkey and want to see the major highlights, this is the tour for you. This four-day trip takes you to Troy, Gallipoli and Istanbul, combining Turkey's vibrant capital and surrounding historic sites.

$411 Sightseeing tours

4-Day Istanbul City Stay Package

If this is your first time to Istanbul and you want to see all the highlights of this amazing city at a leisurely pace, this is the tour for you. This four-day stay will take you to the palaces of Topkapi and dolmabahce, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and there's even time for shopping in the Grand Bazaar to pickup a souvenir or two.

$428.76 Small group tours

5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Travel along the breathtaking coastline of Turkey’s Aegean region, full of ancient Greek cities, on this tour from Istanbul. With your local guide, visit the battlefields of Gallipoli, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Troy and tour ancient ruins in Pergamum and Ephesus. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs of Hierapolis, admire the white limestone terraces of Pamukkale and get a taste for culture as you browse hand-crafted leather goods in Kusadasi and explore a silk bazaar in Bursa. You’ll stay in 4- to 5-star hotels, with daily meals included, and enjoy comfortable transportation.

$1599 Small group tours

7 nights from Istanbul: Seven Churches of Revelation

Turkey, the second holy land. Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul's journeys in Turkey and the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. It includes the religious sites and places such as Pergamum, Philadelphia, Laodicea, , Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardis . A must pilgrimage for all the Christians and true believers.