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Turkey Prelude Tour

Highlights
Istanbul Old City, Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, 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 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.


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 Canakkale.


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 Kusadasi.


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 Kusadasi.


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. We will drive to Fethiye passing through resort town
Marmaris. Overnight in Marmaris.


Day 7 Monday Fethiye
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

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 and guide
Entrance fees
6 nights accommodation as follows:
Çanakkale Iris Hotel
Fethiye Hotel Marina Vista
Istanbul Momento Hotel
Ku■adasř Marina Hotel Kusadasi
6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

EXCLUDING

Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide


  • 01 January 2017 / 31 December 2017

    Double/Twin Room

    900 $ p.p

    Single Suppliment

    300 $ p.p

Adult(s) Price (Total)