Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul, Transfer to Hotel with overnight in Istanbul
Upon arrival in Istanbul transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with overnight in Istanbul
After breakfast approximately at 8:30 am pick up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drop off to your hotel at around 5:30 pm. Overnight at a hotel in Istanbul. (B, L)
Please note that St. Sophia is closed on Mondays and the Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. As such, if your tour falls on these days we will replace either sights with a visit to the Kariye Museum also known as The Chora Church. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
Day 3: Full Day Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour with overnight in Istanbul
After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full day Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace tour . Your guide will first take you to the Spice Market also known as the Egyptian Bazaar which is full of various sweets & spices and is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars from 1665.
Next you will board the Bosphorus cruise boat to cruise on the Bosphorus; a beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. Lunch will be served at a local traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch we will drive across the first Bosphorus Bridge and head for the summit of Camlica Hill where you can see 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara.
On our way back to Europe we will cross the Bosphorus Bridge again and visit the Dolmabahce Palace which has more than 340 rooms and eight Turkish Baths and was the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off to your hotel in Istanbul at around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)
Please note that the Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays. If your tour falls on these days we will replace visit to the Dolmabahce Palace with a visit to the Kariye Museum also known as The Chora Church. The Spice Market is closed on Sunday.
Day 4: Full Day Gallipoli Tour .stay overnight in Canakkale
Early morning pick up from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli. It will take around 4.5 hours to get to the Gallipoli War Fields. There will be one stop enroute for a short break for personal needs. Once you arrive in Ecebat, lunch will be provided. After lunch around 1:00 pm you will begin the fully guided tour of Gallipoli with visits to the 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 and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After tour transfer to Canakkale for check in to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Canakkale. (B, L)
Day 5: Half Day Morning Troy Tour stay overnight in Istanbul
08:30 After breakfast, pick up from your hotel or hostel and drive to the ruins of Troy. Our guide will reveal stories of the famed battle between Achilles and Hector, and reveal the fable behind the Trojan horse. The tour will be maximum of 2 hours. Around 11:30 am we will drop you off to Canakale city center for free time. The tour guide will let you know the exact meeting time and departure place to meet in Eceabat for drive back to Istanbul. Please note that you will have to come to the bus station in Eceabat by yourself and that the bus departure from Ecebat to Istanbul is at approximately 6.00 pm. You will be dropped off to your hotel around 11:00 pm. Overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)
Day 6: Departure, Transfer to Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul
After breakfast check out from your hotel in Istanbul (before 12:00). You will be transferred to Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul as per your international flight details. End of tour and services. (B)
What is included
All hotels with Breakfast
- all transfers
- sightseeing tours including entrance fees as per itinerary
- air-conditioned vehicle for all tours and transfers
- professional English speaking tour guide on local tours
- domestic flight tickets and meals as per itinerary
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours: