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$575.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Istanbul 5-Day Aegean Tour Including Troy, Ephesus, Gallipoli

Day 1: Istanbul -- Gallipoli -- Çanakkale (D)You’ll be picked up from your Istanbul hotel and taken to the Gallipoli peninsula for a tour of the World War I battlefields and other war-related sites with your guide. Visit the Lone Pine Memorial and Chunuk Bair Memorial, as well as Anzac Cove, the Nek, Johnston's Jolly and original trenches and tunnels.Afterward, head to your hotel in the town and seaport of Çanakkale. Overnight: 4-star Iris hotel or similar in ÇanakkaleDay 2: Çanakkale – Troy -- Pergamum -- Kusadasi (B, D)Enjoy breakfast in the morning and then step back in time on a visit to Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home of the famed Trojan Horse. Here, learn about the city's fascinating ancient history, including its connection to Homer’s Odyssey. Continue your tour to Pergamum, an ancient Greek city, where you’ll visit the magnificent acropolis whose impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time. After your tour, head to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner.Overnight: 4-star Marina Hotel or similar in KusadasiDay 3: Kusadasi -- Ephesus -- Kusadasi (B, D)After breakfast, absorb yourself in history with a day trip to Ephesus. Conjure up images of the grandeur of Turkey under Roman rule on a tour around its ruins, seeing highlights like the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Break for lunch and then head to a local carpet village, where you’ll learn about the tradition of carpet weaving and see carpets being made by hand. In the evening, head back to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner. Overnight: 4-star Marina Hotel or similar in KusadasiDay 4: Kusadasi – Pamukkale – Hierapolis -- Pamukkale (B, D)Start your morning with breakfast and then browse a display of locally hand-crafted leather goods. Then, head to Pamukkale to admire the magnificent white limestone terraces, known as travertines. Enjoy a tour of the ancient city of Hierapolis to see the magnificently preserved Necropolis, its main street fronted by gates, Basilica of St Philippe and a Greek-Roman theater.You can also take a dip in the hot springs, which were used in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. After your relaxing soak, head back to Pamukkale for dinner in the evening. Overnight: 5-star Colossae hotel or similar in Pamukkale Day 5: Pamukkale -- IstanbulOn your fifth day, journey back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit famous Green Mosque and explore a silk bazaar. When you arrive, you’ll be taken to your hotel to conclude your tour.

$206.62 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day Troy and Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul

Day 1: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Çanakkale (L)Leave central Istanbul, and then travel by coach to the battlefields of Gallipoli. Your pickup time is early, so, if you’ve not had breakfast, enjoy a quick food stop just after leaving the city (own expense). After roughly four hours on the road, arrive at the historic site where one of the most brutal and lengthy campaigns of WWI was waged. On April 25, 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps followed Allied orders to mount an attack with the aim of capturing Constantinople. The attack was met with unprecedented resistance from the Ottoman Turks and the campaign dragged out for some eight months, with thousands of fatalities.As you walk about the area, learn all about the key battles that took place and see several poignant memorials that are visited by people from all over the world. Visit Lone Pine — Australia’s main memorial site — and explore the trenches of the Nek while hearing about the troops that stormed the surrounding woodland.See Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, one of the rare sites that Allied troops captured for a short time, and pay your respects to fallen soldiers at ANZAC Cove where some of the most significant Gallipoli battles took place. Walk around Ari Burnu Cemetery where more than 200 servicemen are buried, and see other touching memorials including Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery and the trenches at Johnson’s Jolly.Your day at the site includes ample free time for independent sightseeing, plus lunch in a restaurant halfway through your tour. After exploring, travel to your hotel in central Çanakkale, and then spend your evening at leisure.Overnight: 3-star Grand Anzac Hotel or Büyük Truva Hotel in central ÇanakkaleDay 2: Çanakkale – Troy – Istanbul (B, L)Check out of your hotel after breakfast, we will be visiting Cimenlik Castle and Nusrat minelayer.On a walking tour of the site, learn of Troy’s history and of its development as a series of settlements. Hear how it originated as a Bronze Age dwelling, and even a had stint as a Byzantine town before falling into a state of ruin. Troy is also famous for its links to the Trojan War, the Greek mythological story of the Trojan prince (Paris) who ran away with Zeus’ daughter (Helen) and sparked the 10-year battle. After exploring the ruins, visit the wooden Trojan Horse, which symbolizes the town, and enjoy free time to take photos at leisure. Before starting your journey back to Istanbul, enjoy a break for lunch in a local restaurant, and then pass through the ancient city of Troy, roughly half an hour away. One of the world’s most famous archeological sites, Troy dates back around 4,000 years and is believed to be the city where the first contact between Anatolia (ancient Asia) and the Mediterranean region was made. Then, relax on the journey north, and finish with a hotel drop-off in central Istanbul in the late evening.

$2990 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10 Day Private The Best of Turkey Tour

Day 1 – IstanbulYou will be met and taken to your hotel for a welcome briefing. Day 2 – IstanbulVisit several of Turkey’s most famous museums and mosques including; Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar (Breakfast and Dinner).Day 3 – Gallipolli, Dardanelles and CanakkaleVisit the Rustem Pasha Mosque with its exceptional tiles and the spice market in the morning. On the way to Canakkale, you will visit the Gallipoli to explore the World War I memorial and battlefields such as; Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery. (Breakfast and Dinner).Day 4 – Troy and Pergamon (World Heritage Site)This morning, you will visit the legendary city of Troy. Afterwards, you will be driven to Pergamon to see the Asklepion, an ancient hospital complex of Romans. Continue on to Kusadasi where you will stay for two nights. (Breakfast and Dinner).Day 5 – Ephesus (Kusadasi)Today you will travel to the incredible city of Ephesus and see its colossal Greek Theater, which is still used for performances today. Among the many things you'll be seeing are the Marble Road, the Celsus Library and the Temple of Diana. You will also visit the house, where the Virgin Mary lived her final days. Overnight in Kusadasi (Breakfast and Dinner).Day 6 – Pamukkale (World Heritage Site) – HierapolisToday you will be driven to Aphrodisias, the city of art dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite. Afterwards, you will continue to Pamukkale, which is also called “Hierapolis”, this city has an incredible necropolis, the city of the dead, and is world famous for its calcium-travertines. You will stay in a spa hotel. At the hotel, you can swim in the heated pools of enriched mineral water. Overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfast and Dinner)Day 7 – Konya and CappadocciaStart your day with a drive to Konya to visit the Whirling Dervish Museum, a very holy place for Turkish Muslims. There are exhibits of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts and various ethnographic artifacts. Head on to Cappadocia for overnight (Breakfast and Dinner).Day 8 – Cappadocia (World Heritage Site)Tour the amazing underground churches and cities carved into the rocks by early Christians. Going off the tourist track, you will have wonderful strolls where you'll visit small villages and discover the unknown Cappadocia. Visit Goreme, Pasabagi, Uchisar and Kaymakli underground city (Breakfast and Dinner).Day 9 – Cappadocia and flight to IstanbulToday you will fly back to Istanbul and be transferred back to your hotel (Breakfast).Day 10 – IstanbulToday you will be transferred to the international airport and the end of the tour (Breakfast).

$578 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Istanbul to Kusadasi 3-Day Tour with Troy, ANZAC Battlefields

Your 3-day tour introduces you to the history-rich sites of Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus. Enjoy walking tours and free time to learn about Turkey while seeing time-honored landmarks, and travel between the historical sites with an expert guide.Four-star hotel accommodation is included in both Çanakkale and Kusadasi, and all meals (excluding breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 3) come as part of the package.

$763.22 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pergamon 5-Day Tour

DAY 1 ISTANBUL-GALLIPOLI06:30 Pick up from Istanbul hotel and Depart for Eceabat12:00 Arrive Eceabat - Lunch at Eceabat Maydos RestaurantGallipoli Tour Visiting; Brighton Beach Beach Cemetery ANZAC Cove Ariburnu Cemetery ANZAC Commemoration Site Lone Pine Australian Memorial Johnston's Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels) 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial The Nek Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.17:45 Ferry across The Dardanelles ( Kilitbahir-Canakkale Ferry Line )18:00 Arrive Canakkale - Check in at hotelEvening Free - Overnight Canakkale DAY 2 TROY-PERGAMON ACROPOLIS-SELCUK Breakfast at your hotel08:30 Depart for Troy-Troy Tour You will see and hear about The Trojan Horse Helen of Troy The Trojan Wars The battle between Achilles and Paris Sacrificial Altars The 3700 year old city walls Houses of Troy I The Bouleterium (Senate Building) The Odeon (Concert Hall) Current excavations in progress Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. Return to CanakkaleLunchDepart for PergamonPergamon Acropolis Tour The Library once held 200.000 books and Trojan Temple of Trajan Altar of Zeus ( Now at BERLIN MUSEUM ) The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000 Temple of Dionysus City WallsDepart for Selcuk Drop off at hotelEvening Free - Overnight Selcuk DAY 3 PAMUKKALE(HIERAPOLIS) Breakfast at your hotel08:30 Depart for Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour with lunchPamukkale-Hierapolis Tour North Gate of Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Necropolis-The biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves Roman Bath Domitian Gate Main Street Byzantium Gate Thermal Pools Return to SelcukEvening Free - Overnight Selcuk Drop off at hotelEvening Free - Overnight SelcukDAY 4 EPHESUS Breakfast at your hotel09:00 Ephesus Tour The Odeon The Fountain of Pollio Temple of Hadrian Library of Celsus The Temple of Domitian Marble Street The Theater Agoras The House Of Virgin MaryDAY 5 SELCUK-IZMIR-ISTANBULBreakfast at your hotel Transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Flight to Istanbul Ataturk Airport Meet at the airport-Transfer to hotel

$173.15 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 days 1 night Gallipoli and Troy Tour

DAY 1 Istanbul - Eceabat6.00 - 07.00 Pick up from hotel door. Depart for Eceabat by non-smoking, A/C minibus12.20 Arrive in Eceabat12.30 Restaurant lunch 13.00 Depart for Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour. Visits to; Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, 18.00 End of tour and ferry to CanakkaleOvernight Troia ANZAC HotelDAY 2 Eceabat – Istanbul. Open buffet breakfast 13.30 Pick up from your hotel. Depart for Troy TourVisits to; The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C., The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. 16.45 Back to Canakkale17.30 Tourist bus to your hotel in Istanbul

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