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Sandy Aegean Tour

Highlights
Istanbul Old City, Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum, Ephesus, Hierapolis, Marmaris, Gulet, Fethiye


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


Day 2 Wednesday 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. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)


Day 3 Thursday 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 Friday 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 Ku■adasi. (B, D)


Day 5 Saturday Ephesus, Kusadasi
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 Ku■adasi. (B, D)


Day 6 Sunday 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 in Marmaris. (B, D)


Day 7 Monday Marmaris
We board the Gulet at Marmaris. Relax with a welcome drink at the pre-cruise information session.
Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers. Overnight in Marmaris harbour. (B, D)


Day 8 Tuesday Gulet
After breakfast we cruise to Ekincik and the beautiful beach of Izturu, famous for the sea turtle called
Caretta Caretta. Optional, the ancient city of Caunos is close by, and you can also take a boat trip up
the Dalyan river, passing Lycian rock tombs on the way to the sulphurous mud baths and hot springs.
Overnight on Ekincik Bay. (B, L, D)


Day 9 Wednesday Gulet
Today we cruise to world-famous Oludeniz Bay where we will anchor for lunch & swimming break.
The next stop will be Gemiler Island, and optional, it is recommended to have an early evening walk
to Church of St. Nicholas, which remains from Byzantium times. Overnight on St. Nicholas Island. (B,
L, D)


Day 10 Thursday Fethiye
After breakfast, we will cruise to Turunc Pinari, then head to Fethiye for disembarkation in the
afternoon. (B, L)

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

INCLUDING

Inbound 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 Canakkale and Eceabat
Tips except driver, guide, and Gulet crew
Entrance fees
9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 7 Dinners
9 Nights accommodation as follows:
2 Nights 4 star hotel Istanbul Momento Hotel
1 Night 4 star hotel Canakkale Iris Hotel
2 Nights 4 star hotel Kusadasi Marina Hotel
1 Night 4 star hotel Marmaris Anemon Hotel
3 Nights on board of Gulet

EXCLUDING

Suggested optional activities
Tips for driver and guide


  • 01 May 2017 / 31 October 2017

    Double/Twin Room

    1435 $ p.p

    Single Suppliment

    624 $ p.p

Adult(s) Price (Total)