The Best of Turkey

Classic, Istanbul to Istanbul

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Çöp(m)adam Visit, Ayvalık Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit
  • Troy entrance and guided visit
  • Ottoman mansion stay
  • Ephesus entrance and visit
  • Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk
  • Istanbul city walking tour
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore ancient historic cities
  • Overnight in a converted ottoman mansion
  • Discover ancient roman ruins and amazing natural scenery
  • Taste delicious local cuisine
  • Walk through the astonishing white pools of pamukkale.

Itinerary

Istanbul Arrive at any time.
Istanbul/Çanakkale Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine. Continue on to the harbour town of Çanakkale.
Çanakkale/Ayvalık Enjoy a guided visit of Troy before arriving at Ayvalik. Visit a women's handicraft shop, a G Adventures supported project. Opt to enjoy a half-day boat trip and spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion.
Ayvalık/Selçuk Visit ancient Ephesus before continuing on to Selçuk.
Selçuk Opt to visit St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey or the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.
Selçuk/Pamukkale Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Pamukkale/Istanbul Hop on a morning flight to İstanbul. Take a guided orientation walk before free time to explore some highlights, including the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace or Hagia Sophia (or Aya Sofya).
Istanbul Depart at any time.
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