8-Day Best of Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Pamukkale, Troy, Gallipoli, Ephesus


8 days (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket

Overview

See the best of Turkey on this ultimate 8-day tour from Istanbul! Visit the country’s cultural capital – Istanbul – to see its top attractions like the Blue Mosque, and enjoy day trips to historic sites like Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Hierapolis. See astounding rock formations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale, and discover Bursa – the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. With airport or hotel-to-hotel transfers plus seven nights of 4-star accommodation included, this tour enables you to see Turkey’s impressive highlights with ease and comfort.

Inclusions

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Airport transfers
  • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Domestic flight between Denizli and Istanbul (Please send us passport copies to book flights)
  • Transfers in Denizli and in Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Troy (Truva)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools

What to expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul

Pass By: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel, a boutique hotel in Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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'.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel, a boutique hotel in Istanbul

Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields

Stop At: Gallipoli Battlefield, Eceabat Turkey
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at MD Barbaros Hotel, a special class hotel in Canakkale

Day 4: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Stop At: Troy (Truva), Tevfikiye Koyu, Intepe, Canakkale Turkey
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.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 5: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
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.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 6: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
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.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Overnight at Colossae Thermal Hotel, a 4 star hotel in Pamukkale

Day 7: Flight back to Istanbul

Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
Today you head back to Istanbul. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight and be back in Istanbul, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in time for a bit of last-minute shopping or exploring.

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Sirkeci Mansion, a boutique hotel in Istanbul

Day 8: Istanbul

Pass By: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Cad No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
If you choose to start and end your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking. Alternatively, if you choose a hotel-to-hotel transfer, please specify your Istanbul hotel details when booking. Both options require you to reconfirm your details at least 24 hours before departure (contact info will be provided on your booking voucher).

Airports

  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in one of the mentioned hotels
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Exclusions

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Lunch

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Adeline K
December 2017

I would not hesitate to recommend Fez travel to anyone who wants to see more of breathtaking Turkey than just Istanbul. It was not perfect but still a very enjoyable and memorable holiday. And the price was right. Our guide was helpful, well informed and had a great sense of humour. The hotels w...

Steve M
November 2015

An excellent tour that covers the main attractions in western Turkey hitting all the major attractions. Excellent hotels at all destinations. The tour guide was really friendly and helpful always took us to places that weren't tourist traps to eat and shop. Wished we spent more time in Bursa b...

Paul B
September 2015

The tour went to a lot of great destinations however the amount of driving on the last day was too much. Bursa was not worth the extra hours on the bus. Our tour guide, while extremely knowledgable on the history of Turkey, seemed impatient and and agitated most of the tour which discouraged i...

Anne C
June 2015

This tour and a wonderful guide, Huseyin, who went to great lengths to keep us informed and safe in the group.
However, it would have been good to have had better contact with Fez travel prior to trip for general information.
Disappointing substandard accommodations in Kusadasi at...

Siobain M
June 2015

I loved this tour of Turkey. Our guide was excellent and I really feel I learned so much about the history, culture and heritage of this beautiful country. The only recommendation I would have is to have one free afternoon to chill and do some shopping at some stage, perhaps on the last day. O...

Yuen Man L
May 2015

Everything is good, just tired for long ride
The tour guide and driver is good. Except the driver to airport in last day, the driver is a careless driver

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