Gallipoli - Troy - Pergamum - Hierapolis - Ephesus -
Pamukkale - Konya - Cappadocia - Ankara (Optional Antalya
Departures Every Monday. PS: Exceptions are likely. Please ask availability.
Day 1 Monday - Gallipoli Battlefields (D)
Early morning departure from Istanbul for the Gallipoli to
visit the WWI Battlefield which is one of the nation-wide
unforgettable place for Turkish people as well as in Australia
and New Zealand citizens because of tens of thousands of war
martyrs. Among the places to be seen during the guided
Gallipoli tour in the afternoon are ANZAC Cove, The Nek,
Johnston's Jolly, major war memorials, the trenches and tunnels
left from the first ward war.
Please Note: Depending on location of their hotels guests will be picked up around 6:15 am and 6:45 am from hotels near Sultanahmet (the old city) and Taksim area. Customers staying in hotels far from city center or very close to departure point can also be requested to meet at the Sultan Hostel by 7 am..Specific pick up times and more information will be provided during booking procedure.
Day 2 Tuesday - Troy, Acropolis of
Pergamon (B, D)
After breakfast we will visit the ancient city of Troy which
was the home of famous
Trojan Horse. From there we will drive
on to Pergamon (aka Pergamum); one of the most significant cultural centers in
Asia Minor. During the era of Roman Empire Pergamon was competing
Ephesus wit its magnificent acropolis, impressive temple
Day 3 Wednesday -
Ephesus, Kusadasi (B, D)
Pick up from hotels for an unforgettable day. Today we will see
one of the most famous ancient Roman city,
Ephesus. We will also visit to the near-by site of the Temple of Artemis,
one of the 7 wonders of the antiquity and the House of the
Virgin Mary, which is where Mother Mary spend the last days of her
Day 4 Thursday - Pamukkale, Hierapolis (B, D)
We will drive to
Pamukkale in the morning. Pamukkale is famous for its
beautiful white travertine terraces, antique city of Hierapolis
and thermal water springs. Amphitheater, Necropolis, The
Apollon Temple and The Martyrium of Apostle Philip are the
highlights of Hierapolis.
Day 5 Friday - Silk Road : Konya to
Cappadocia (B, D)
After being picked up from the hotel in Pamukkale we will
Cappadocia. It will be a fairly comfortable bus
ride since we will have several breaks along the way while
visiting a historical caravansary on the Silk Road and the
Museum of Mevlana (Rumi) in Konya. Tonight there will be
an optional Turkish night show possibility in Cappadocia, which
will be arranged by your guide..
Day 6 Saturday -
Underground City (B, D)
We will depart form our hotels for the tour of
Cappadocia including Goreme Open Air Museum, one of the
underground cities and famous fairy chimneys. The Goreme
Open-Air Museum resembles a vast monastic complex composed of
scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with
its own fantastic church.
Optional: You can return to Istanbul by evening flight on 6th day. This will cost you some 50-100 Euro pp depending on the flight cost on the date / time of booking.
Day 7 Sunday Ankara (B)
Early morning pick up heading to Istanbul but we will spend
considerable time in the capital city Ankara in mid way. In
Ankara we will visit the gigantic mausoleum Mustafa Kemal
Ataturk, the founder of the modern republic. Our tour will
concluded when we arrive in Istanbul in the evening with
Optional 1: Return to Istanbul by flight.
Morning flight to Istanbul from Cappadocia, if you want to skip Ankara tour and bus ride). This will cost you some 50-100 Euro pp depending on the flight cost on the date / time of booking..
Optional 2: Include Antalya
In summer, the tour can be extended with evening flight from Ankara to Antalya, where you can stay 2 or more days, visiting Perge, Aspendos, Side, Demre, Myra, St. Nicholas Church, Kekova, and return to Istanbul from there by plane. Please ask availability and rates.
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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1 x 995 Euro for 1 person staying in single rooms.
2 x 760 Euro per person for 2 participants staying in double / twin bed rooms
3 x 745 Euro per person for 3 participants staying in triple rooms
Tour prices include:
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Entrance fees to museums
6 Breakfasts (B), 6 Dinners (D)
6 nights - 4 star / 5 star hotel accommodation:
PS: Hotels can be replaced
with similar location / quality hotels
Prices do not include
Drinks, optional activities, tips for driver and the guide
Payment and reservation:
We will request some 20-25 % of the total tour price in advance to complete your tour reservation. You can make the advance payment from our secure online payment link or by mail order. The remaining payment can be made in Istanbul. We accept all major credit cards and cash payments can also be also made in Euros Turkish Liras, US Dollars, British Pounds or other international currencies from local cross rates valid on the payment date.
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Departures every Monday.
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This area is known for the war cemeteries and memorials for the Turkish and foreign soldiers killed during the World War I, around Canakkale Province in 1915. There are sunken ships, trenches, castles, towers and hundreds of remains of the war. In total, there are graves and memorials of around 250,000 Turkish soldiers, and 250,000 from Australia, New Zealand, England and France. Thousands of people visit the war cemeteries every year, and it is one of the most famous sites in Turkey.
Ancient city of Troia (Troy), which was immortalized in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey epics. According to archaeologists, Troy is only one of nine cities which were built on top of each other, the oldest of which dates back to 3000 BC. Its history covers an area beginning from the north side of the Edremit gulf, and reaches the southern shores of the Marmara Sea. To the south is Kazdagi (Ida Mountain), an attractive area to visit 30 km. away from Canakkale, in Hisarlik. Archeological excavations revealed the different time periods of various settlement areas, city ramparts, house basis, a temple and a theater. A symbolic horse made up of wood reminds the big Trojan war. Historical port, Alexandria - Troas was constructed during 3rd century B. C. St. Paul had visited here two times, and his third missioner voyage to Assos was started from here.
Pergamon was an ancient Greek city in Aeolis, currently located 26 kilometres (16 mi) from the Aegean Sea. Today, the main sites of ancient Pergamon are to the north and west of the modern city of Bergama. It became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 281–133 BC. Pergamon is cited in the Book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia.
During both the Hellenistic and Roman periods Ephesus was the most important port and cultural center of the eastern world. The remains of the city are still spellbinding today. Of all the ancient cities of Turkey, Ephesus is the best preserved and most visited in all ages and is as popular as it was in ancient times. Click here for more information about Ephesus
Pamukkale & Hierapolis
Pamukkale is one of the most enchanting and remarkable sights in the whole of Turkey with the great dazzling white plateau, almost 400 feet high, rising in a curtain of stalagmites and shallow pools, giving one into another on hundreds of different levels, and ancient city of Hierapolis located on this plateau. The great baths were constructed in the second century and are so well-preserved that they now serve as a museum. The impressive and recently restored theatre, the Martyrium of St. Philip the Apostle of the 5th century – a colonnaded street erected by Domitian, a monumental gate of the same period, another bath stretching on for over a Mile, the necropolis with a fascinating variety of tombs and sarcophagus are the famous monuments of this antique city.
Konya was historically the capital of the Seljuq Sultanate of Rum and the Karamanids .Konya was the final home of Rumi (Mevlana), whose tomb is in the city. In 1273, his followers in Konya established the Mevlevi Sufi order of Islam and became known as the Whirling Dervishes. Konya produced Turkish carpets that were exported to Europe during the Renaissance. These expensive, richly patterned textiles were draped over tables, beds, or chests to proclaim the wealth and status of their owners, and were often included in the contemporary oil paintings as symbols of the wealth of the painter's clients
In ancient geography, Cappadocia or Cappadocia (Turkish: Kapadokya) was the name of the extensive inland district of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Cappadocian region is the place where nature and history come together most beautifully within the world. While geographic events are forming Peribacalari (fairy chimneys), during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frisks.
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