9 Days/ 8 Nights Legendary Turkey Tour Excursiones en Estambul
9 Days/ 8 Nights Legendary Turkey Tour: A comprehensive tour of some of the top attractions around Turkey’s Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean regions, including legendary Troy, the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli, the ancient cities of Ephesus and Pergamon, the spectacular white travertines of Pamukkale and the Mediterranean city of Antalya.
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. (There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city centre and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport there will be an extra charge).
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast we depart at 8:30am for your guided Istanbul city tour visiting the major sites in the historic Sultanahmet area of the city, including the fabulous Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultans for centuries, the Blue Mosque dating from the early 17th century, the Hippodrome which marks the area of an old chariot race track and finishing with a trip to the spice or Egyptian Bazaar, full of aromatic aromas and a great place to buy herbs and spices to take back home.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
06:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00pm and have lunch and relax a little before departing for the battle fields and Gabatepe Museum. We begin with the Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove where the Gallipoli battle during WW1 began, then we visit Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. We return to the hotel at approximately 5pm. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 - Troy Tour - Pergamon – Kusadasi
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
We depart at 08:30 and drive 30 minutes to Troy, the famous archeological and mythological site, home of the Trojan horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy we have a 3 hour drive to Pergamon and stop for lunch around 13:00pm before visiting the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. This ancient city’s impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre while it was also famous for its jewellery, precious stones and silver. Arrival to Kusadasi around 6pm and overnight. Dinner in hotel.
Day 5 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
A fully guided Ephesus Tour starts at 8:30am to one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The tour of the ruins includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsius and the final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. Lunch is approx. 1pm followed by a visit to a carpet weaving centre before reaching the picturesque hilltop village of Sirince. Known forproducing fruit wines, the tour visits a vineyard.
Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
At 08:30am we depart for Pamukkale (approx. 3 hour drive) and on arrival check into the hotel and have a lunch break. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (meaning ‘cotton castle’) and the ruins of Hierapolis and walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs (extra charge). Tour ends approx. 17:00pm. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7 - Pamukkale to Antalya
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
After breakfast, at 10am we depart for Antalya. After 2 hours we will have coffee break then continue to Antalya arriving mid-afternoon, with free time until dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Antalya
Day 8 - Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:30 am drive to Antalya old City (Kaleiçi) to explore the many delights of this area such as the old Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, the Broken Minaret and Hidirlik Tower. We then have lunch and afterwards depart for Duden waterfalls where the streams from the Taurus Mountains find their way into the Mediterranean, resulting in lovely waterfalls. After tour, return to the hotel and rest of the day is free.
Overnight in Antalya.
Day 9 - Antalya to Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
Today we depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul Ataturk airport and the end of the tour.
* Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
* Domestic flight ticket from Antalya to Istanbul
*Accommodation in 4* & 5* hotels
* 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
* 1 night hotel in Canakkale
* 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
* 1 night in hotel in Pamukkale
* 2 nights hotel in Antalya
* 7 open buffet breakfasts
* 8 local dinners at hotels
* 6 local lunches during tours
* Guided tours as mentioned in the itinerary
* All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
* Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
* Professional English - speaking tour guides
* Return airport transfer
* International flights
* Insurance: All types
* Turkey entry visa
* Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
Meeting/pick-up point: Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights
Start/opening time: depending on arrival flight time.
End/closing time: Once you arrive back in Istanbul airport on the 9th day.
Languages: Shared tour: English. Private tour: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese.



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