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Anatolian Treasures Tour

Highlights
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya


Day 1 Thursday ISTANBUL
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free
to explore at your own pace. Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 2 Friday ISTANBUL OLD CITY
After breakfast, enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue
Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Tonight you get to know your travelling
companions a little better at our welcome dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)


Day 3 Saturday GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELDS
Today we visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials,
ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnstons Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight in Çanakkale. (B,D)


Day 4 Sunday TROY, ACROPOLIS of PERGAMUM
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the
magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural
and political centre in its time. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)


Day 5 Monday EPHESUS
Absorb yourself in history 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 in Kusadasi. (B,D)


Day 6 Tuesday PAMUKKALE
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 in Pamukkale. (B,D)


Day 7 Wednesday PERGE, ANTALYA
Today we drive to Antalya, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way. Overnight in
Antalya. (B,D)


Day 8 Thursday ANTALYA
Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved
theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant respite.
Overnight in Antalya. (B,D)


Day 9 Friday ANTALYA
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. (B)

INCLUDING

Inbound airport trasnfer - Istanbul
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Tips except driver and guide
Entrance fees
8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
8 Nights accommodation as follows:
2 Nights 4 star hotel Istanbul Tryp by Wyndam
1 Night 4 star Canakkale Buyuk Truva
2 Nights Boutique hotel Kusadasi Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
1 Night 5 star Pamukkale Colossae Thermal
2 Night 4 star Antalya BW Khan

EXCLUDING

Outbound airport transfer
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide


  • 01 January 2017 / 31 December 2017

    Double/Twin Room

    1099 $ p.p

    Single Suppliment

    436 $ p.p

Adult(s) Price (Total)