Turkey | Aegean Delight

8 Days – Aegean Delight

Starts every Saturday in Istanbul
Book and pay in full before 31st Jan 19 and take advantage of an up to 15% saving…. Why wait……

This 8 day tour is the perfect introduction to Turkey. We begin in cosmopolitan Istanbul before setting out to visit the cemeteries and memorials at Gallipoli and the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus

Online Enquiry

Email Enquiry

maps_ICON-TRIP-2

X

Description

DAY 01: ISTANBUL

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Istanbul, 4 star at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel

DAY 02: ISTANBUL OLD CITY

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional ‘Half day Bosphorous cruise’.

Overnight Istanbul, 4 star at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (B)

DAY 03: GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELDS

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale, 4 star at Iris Hotel (B, D)

DAY 04: TROY, ACROPOLIS OF PERGAMUM

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası, 4 star at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (B, D)

DAY 05: EPHESUS, KUSADASI

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası, 4 star at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (B, D)

DAY 06: PAMUKKALE, HIERAPOLIS

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale 5 star at Colossae Thermal Hotel (B, D)

DAY 07: BURSA, ISTANBUL

Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul 4 star at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (B)

DAY 08: ISTANBUL

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

• Istanbul – Old City Tour
• Istanbul – Aya Sofya (St Sophia)
• Istanbul – Blue Mosque
• Istanbul – Topkapi Palace
• Istanbul – Hippodrome
• Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
• Gallipoli – ANZAC Cove
• Gallipoli – Lone Pine – Australian Memorial
• Gallipoli – Johnson’s Jolly – original tunnels
• Gallipoli – The Nek – original trenches
• Gallipoli – Chunuk Bair – New Zealand Memorial
• Troy
• Bergama – Pergamum Tour
• Site of the Temple of Artemis
• Ephesus
• Sirince – Village
• Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines
• Pamukkale – Hierapolis
• Bursa – Green Mosque
• Bursa – Silk Bazaar
• 1 night in Canakkale
• 3 night in Istanbul
• 2 night in Kusadasi
• 1 night in Pamukkale
• Inbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
• Outbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
• Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Car ferry fees between Topcular and Eskihisar
• Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
• Tips except driver and guide
• Entrance fees
• 7 nights – accommodation
• 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

• International airfares
• Suggested optional activities
• Tips for driver and guide

You may also like…