Turkey Ancient Wonders

Starts in
Istanbul
Duration
6 Days
Price from
Route
Istanbul, Canakkale
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ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. 6 days/5 nights tour of Western Turkey visiting Istanbul, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Izmir, Ephesus & Virgin Mary's House. Tour departs from Istanbul and ends in Kusadasi.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Travel funds escrow protection program

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities

Itinerary

Day

1

Istanbul - Arrival

Deluxe & Superior: Radisson Blu Hotel Sisli or similar hotels

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure before meeting your tour director and travel companions for a welcome briefing. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.)

Day

2

Istanbul

Deluxe & Superior: Radisson Blu Hotel Sisli or similar hotels

Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul including a visit to the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia (closed on Mondays), and the Grand Bazaar. Consider an optional dinner with belly-dancing entertainment. (B)

Day

3

Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Canakkale

Deluxe & Superior: Kolin Hotel or similar hotels

En route to Gallipoli, visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale. (B,D)

Day

4

Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi

Deluxe & Superior: Charisma Hotel or similar hotels

Visit Troy’s legendary walls this morning before you continue your trip to Pergamum for a visit to the ancient medical center of Asklepion. Enjoy lunch with the locals at a traditional village. Arrive in Kusadasi in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day

5

Ephesus & Virgin Mary's House - Kusadasi

Deluxe & Superior: Charisma Hotel or similar hotels

Today tour the ruins of Ephesus and explore the 2,000 year old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, and Hadrian's Temple. Take a short drive to see the Virgin Mary's cottage. Continue to a regional rug production center to have firsthand experience of this unique art form. Consider joining an optional afternoon tour to the village of Sirince. (B,D)

Day

6

Kusadasi - Return

Transfer to Kusadasi pier to take a ferry or cruise. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost. A transfer to Izmir airport can be arranged at an additional cost.) (B)

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