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 5-stars hotels, and enjoy comfortable transportation.
Day-1 Meeting by assistant at the airport. Transfer from the Ataturk Airport Istanbul Transfer to Divan Suites G-Plus Hotel or similar,welcome cocktail.Day-2 Hagia Sofia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of Justinian, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace. Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather ware and souvenir. Overnight at Divan G-Plus Hotel or similarDay-3 Bosphorus tour, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential and luxurious apartments Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), also visioned during the tour.Overnight at Divan G-Plus Hotel or similarDay-4 Drive to Canakkale through crossing The Dardanel from Eceabat to Canakkale by ferry. One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Then visiting Troy. Dinner and overnight at Canakkale Parion Hotel or similarDay-5 Drive to Assos, Pergamon and Ephesus. Ephesus with its fountains, temples, brothel, library, market, and spectacular theatre, St. John's Basilica, the Virgin Mary's cottage and the Temple of Diana. Pergamum Acropolis: Temple of Athena, Library, Royal Palace, Altar of Zeus Temple of Dionysos. Archaeological Museums and ruins of the medical center, Asklepion. Overnight at Kusadasi Korumar Hotel or similarDay-6 Visit to the ruins of Ephesus and Hierapolis. Pamukkale and Hierapolis: thermal baths, lime cascades, theater, and necropolis. Opportunity to swim in the natural hot spring therapeutic pools. Overnight at Pamukkale Richmond Thermal Hotel or similarDay-7 Today visiting rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to explore beauties of the city.Overnight at Bursa Kervansaray Thermal Hotel or similar.Day-8 Today we head back to Istanbul- through the traditional village of Cumalikizik, with idyllic countryside setting. Here you will enjoy a stroll around the charming old village center and see the wooden Ottoman houses of the hospitable locals. Then visiting Iznik.Overnight at Istanbul Divan G-Plus Hotel or similarDay-9 After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight