Tour Style : Group Tour
Duration : 6 Days – 5 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Gallipoli, Troy, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya
DAY 1 – Istanbul – Gallipoli Battlefields Tour (L)
Depart early morning for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Anzac, Johnston’s Jolly. Overnight Canakkale or Eceabat.
DAY 2 – Troy – Kusadasi/Selcuk (B)
Breakfast & check out from the hotel.
08:30 pick up from your hotel to Visit the ancient city of Troy Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. After our morning Troy tour, we drive back to Canakkale where you will board a local bus to Selcuk/Kusadasi.
19:30 Arrive Kusadasi or Selcuk. Met on arrival & transfer to hotel & Overnight stay in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
DAY 3 – Ephesus Tour (B-L-D)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary. First you will visit the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus , the best-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of the Virgin Mary House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.
EVENING FLIGHT TO ANTALYA
DAY 4 –Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast depart to Antalya (30 minute drive).
PERGE: Perge was founded by Akhas, Mopsos, and Arnphilokhos who came here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. Especially in the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprising that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. It is one of the better-preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. After the tour of Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.
ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. A naval battle was fought off Aspendos in 469 B.C. during which the Persian fleet was defeated by the forces of the Athenian general Cimon. Despite this however we see Aspendos being used as a Persian base in 411 B.C. With Alexander’s defeat of the Persians in 334 B.C., Aspendos was freed of Persian rule. It was ruled by various Hellenistic period kings following the death of Alexander and like most other cities in Asia Minor it came under Roman rule in 133 B.C. Aspendos is most renowned for its theatre, the best-preserved ancient theater in Turkey. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica.
Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 5:MORNING BUS TO PAMUKKALE
DAY 6:Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour (B-L)
Breakfast & check out the hotel.
08:00 You will be picked up from your hotel for full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths. After tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:00 or 22:00. (duration 10 hours). There are three breaks on the way for your personal needs.
EVENING FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL
END OF OUR SERVICE
What is included
Internal Flıght Tıckets Izmır to Antalya and Pamukkale to Istanbul
. Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
. Overnight intercity coach ticket (Pamukkale to Cappadocia)
. All hotels with Breakfast
. 1 Half Day Gallipoli Tour
. 1 Half Day Troy Tour
. 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
. 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour
. 1 Full Days Antalya Tour
. All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary ( B-breakfast, L-lunch )
. Professionally licensed English speaking guides on local tours.
. Transportation in a fully air-conditioned non-smoking coaches on local tours
. All taxes, entrance & museum fees
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours: