Turkey Package Tours
(Bus Tour #8)

GALLIPOLI, TROY, PERGAMON, EPHESUS, PAMUKKALE, FETHIYE, DALYAN TOUR FROM ISTANBUL


7 Days & 7 Nights

Everyday departure budget bus tours from Istanbul

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Day 1 :  Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale (L)

Pick up from Istanbul hotel early in the morning at around 06:30 am arriving in Canakkale by bus at around noon time.
Half day afternoon Gallipoli tour including transfers, entrance fees, guide and lunch box.
Visiting - Kabatepe Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial)
Hotel accommodation in Eceabat / Canakkale. Private rooms with air condition and bath/WC

Day 2 : Troy - Pergamon - Kusadasi (B)

Breakfast in your hotel included
Half day morning tour of Troy. Lunch included.
Drive on to Kusadasi, visiting Pergamon along the way, including Acropolis, Library, Theater etc.
Hotel accommodation in Kusadasi

Day 3 : Ephesus Tour & Hotel in Kusadasi (B/L)

Breakfast in your hotel included.
Full day tour of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary, including transfers, entrance fees, guide.Lunch during the tour is included
From Kusadasi, you travel north to St. John’s Basilica, passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Ephesus Open Museum then up to the House of Virgin Mary located in Bulbul Mountain. After the visit head for the upper gate of Ephesus. By the end of touring Ephesus, return to Kusadasi.
Hotel in Kusadasi included

Day 4 : Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour. Evening bus to Fethiye (B/L)

Breakfast in your hotel included
Pamukkale & Hierapolis tour including transfers, entrance fees, guide.
Visiting the amazing white colored travertines, hot spring pools and water terraces have been created by nature in millions of years on the mountain slopes of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest ancient Necropolis of Turkey with 1200 gravestones. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to the bus from Pamukkale to Fethiye, arriving late in the evening. Approximately 4 hours ride
Hotel accommodation in Fethiye.

Day 5 : Butterfly Valley Boat Trip (B / L)

Breakfast in your hotel included
Butterfly Valley is a must-see location of Fethiye region as famous as the Oludeniz, and it is best reached by small gullet boats. You will be transferred to the boat for a lazy day's boat cruise. Definitely, it will be one of unforgettable days of your life. There will be swimming breaks in the Blue Cave before stepping ashore at Butterfly Valley. One of the popular activity of this tour is to climb up to waterfall inside the valley where you can see the rare species of the tiger butterflies, if you are just a little lucky. It is going to be a great trekking experience in all aspects. On the way back, a delicious lunch will be served on the boat. After lunch the boat will stop at the St Nicholas Island (Gemiler Adasi). You can climb up to the top of the island walking through ancient ruins. The panorama at the top is just great. After getting back, you can swim at ‘’Cold Spring Bay’’ where fresh water leaks into the sea,.
Hotel accommodation in Fethiye

Day 6 : Tour of Tlos and Saklikent Canyon (B / L)

Breakfast in your hotel included
This trip is a perfect combination of history and nature. Firstly you will discover one of the most interesting cities of Lycia called Tlos with its interesting mythological stories and mystical history. Then we will drive up to a trout farm of Yakapark for a unique lunch with the accompany of lovely mountain views . Finally have a nice adventure; a short canyon hiking through the incredible gorge of Saklikent (The Hidden Canyon) which is 14 km long and 600 m high.
Gorge. PS: Remember to dress appropriately - you will get wet, and avoid taking big expensive un-waterproof cameras!
Hotel accommodation in Fethiye

Day 7 : Dalyan & Caunos & Turtle Beach Tour (B / L)

This area is national 'treasure' of the country with its unique wildlife and nature. Tour bus will take you first to Dalyan (Caunos), and there you will board on to a boat going up the river which will take you first to the mud baths and then to a restaurant for lunch and finally to the lovely beach for a long and joyful swim break; where the endemic Caretta Caretta turtles lay their eggs. These turtles can live up to 120 years, and they are in danger of being extinct. High on the cliffs above the Dalyan river you can see magnificently carved Lycian royal rock tombs. In addition to the turtles, the Dalyan delta is also home to many sea creatures like crabs, which can be ordered as a delicious sea food at a little cost. The area between the reeds is a maze of waterways. Enjoy a day of peaceful nature.  You will be transferred to the bus terminal at the end of the tour.
Fethiye  > Istanbul overnight bus, arriving next morning. (apprx 12 hours)
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Ephesus
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. This is due to the miraculous discovery of the House of the Virgin Mary. The city had splendid buildings and was dedicated to the Goddess Artemis, whose temple was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The main monuments that we will see during the visit of this fascinating city are: the street of Arcadiane, the majestic theatre, marble road, library of Celsus, market place street of the Curettes, baths of Scholastic state agora, prytaneion, odeon. The town of Seljuk, is dominated by a Byzantine citadel close to the basilica of St. John built in the 5th century, on the site of tomb of the Apostle. Seljuk has also an exceptionally fine archaeological museum.
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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.

Fethiye
Fethiye is one of Turkey's well-known tourist centres and is especially popular during the summer. In the last ten years Fethiye has become a magnet for European citizens. Apart from its climate and natural beauty, the tourists are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large and beautiful tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians. What makes this tomb unique is its massive size and beautiful carvings. Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. Telmessos was the most important city of Lycia, with a recorded history starting in the 5th century BC. The city became part of the Persian Empire after the invasion of the Persian general Harpagos in 547 BC, along with other Lycian and Carian cities.
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