8 days

Aegean Delight

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Tour Overview

8 day Premium quality tour from $1,175

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Bursa

Activities - Culture, History, Archaeology

Group size - Maximum 20 guests

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • 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 - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bursa - Green Mosque
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
Aegean Delight map

Istanbul

Day 1
Saturday

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

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Sunday
breakfast

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'.

Grave of John Simpson - Gallipoli - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 3
Monday
breakfast & dinner

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.

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Day 4
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

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.

Theatre - Troy - Escorted Tour

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 5
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

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.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 6
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

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.

Inscription - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Bursa, Istanbul

Day 7
Friday
breakfast

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

Istanbul

Day 8
Saturday
breakfast

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

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Topcular and Eskihisar
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
IstanbulSirkeci Mansion HotelBoutique
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel5 star
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
ÇanakkaleIris Hotel4 star

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Single Supplement Policy

Single Supplement, commonly referred to as S.S., is an extra charge applied by hotels to customers that want to have a single room.

Our tours are based on twin share accommodation. Thus on most tours a single traveller does not HAVE to purchase single supplement unless they specifically want a single room to themselves.

Single travellers that are happy to share with someone of their own sex do not need to select single supplement. On the rare occasions that there is no option but to charge for a S.S. we will advise you before completing your booking

However with pre and post tour accommodation we are unable to allocate shared accommodation and so single travellers must pay the single supplement with any pre or post tour accommodation they purchase.

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