Western Turkey tour: 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 center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit TOPKAPI PALACE. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar. Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) 07:30am 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 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 - Troy Tour - Pergamon - Kusadasi
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) 08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. This is then followed by a visit to a Turkish village located in the hills above Selcuk, which is well known for its' attractive architecture: Sirince. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7 - Pamukkale - Denizli to Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included) Today we depart for Denizli Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from the airport.
Duration: Seven days.
Start/opening time: Saturday, Monday and Thursday.
Languages: Shared tour: English. Private tour: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese.
Others: Includes: Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Return airport transfer to Denizli Airport. Domestic flight ticket from Denizli to Istanbul. 2 nights hotel in Istanbul. 1 night hotel in Canakkale. 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi. 1 night in hotel in Pamukkale. 6 breakfasts, 5 lunch and 6 dinners. Guided Istanbul City Tour. Guided Gallipoli tour. Guided Troy tour. Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour. Guided Ephesus tour. Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting. Guided Pamukkale tour. All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary. Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach. Professional English-speaking tour guides.
Tour does not include: International flights. Arrival and departure transfer from Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul. 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.
Please note: For infants under the age of 2 there is a flight ticket insurance charge for the domestic flight which will appear during your booking process.