Tour Route: Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Kusadasi Ephesus Pamukkale Istanbul
Embark on the Aegean Diamonds Tour for an unforgettable journey through the gems of Turkey. Begin in Istanbul, where you’ll cruise along the stunning Bosphorus, exploring the European and Asian sides of the city. Dive into Istanbul’s rich history with a tour of the Old City, including visits to Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia. Pay homage to the fallen soldiers of Gallipoli and delve into the legends of Troy. Discover the ancient wonders of Pergamon, known for its impressive ruins. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Ephesus, where you’ll explore ancient streets and visit the sacred House of Virgin Mary. Finally, marvel at the natural beauty of Pamukkale, with its mesmerizing terraces of thermal waters. This tour promises a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural wonders, showcasing the best of Turkey’s Aegean region.
Welcome to the mesmerizing city of Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport and whisked away to your hotel in the comfort of a private car. Take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant metropolis as you make your way to your accommodation. Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich history, cultural diversity, and captivating beauty that Istanbul has to offer. Enjoy a restful overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul.
Embark on a captivating full-day Istanbul Old City day tour, exploring the fascinating history and cultural treasures of this enchanting city. After a delightful breakfast, meet your knowledgeable tour guide in the hotel lobby and prepare for an immersive experience. Begin your adventure at the historic Hippodrome, once a vibrant center of Byzantine entertainment. Marvel at the architectural marvels of the iconic Blue Mosque, renowned for its intricate tile work and breathtaking design. Step into the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, a true masterpiece of Byzantine architecture that will leave you in awe. Discover the hidden gem of Hagia Irene Church, with its serene atmosphere and captivating ancient history. Continue your journey as you explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans (please note that the Harem side is not included). Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Learn about its rich history and cultural significance, spanning over 30,000 square meters and boasting more than 4,000 shops. Get lost in the enchanting labyrinth of stalls, hone your bargaining skills, and experience the bustling energy of this vibrant marketplace. After a day filled with exploration and discovery in Istanbul’s old city tour, retreat to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Legend: B – L
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Istanbul, with the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace. In the afternoon, join our expert tour guide for an unforgettable half-day Istanbul tour. Embark on a mesmerizing Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and be captivated by the enchanting beauty of Istanbul. As you sail along the Bosphorus, marvel at the majestic Bosphorus Bridge that connects two continents, and admire the iconic landmarks such as Ortakoy, Rumeli Fortress, and the charming Bosphorus houses, all gleaming in the sparkling waters. Discover the architectural masterpiece of Beylerbeyi Palace, with its exquisite design and rich history. Then, ascend to Camlica Hill to witness breathtaking panoramic views of the city, a truly awe-inspiring sight. Immerse yourself in the magic of Istanbul’s Bosphorus and create cherished memories on this remarkable journey. After the Istanbul Bosphorus cruise, we will transfer you back to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul, ready to continue your exploration of this captivating city.
Breakfast at the hotel. On your free day in Istanbul, get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you delve into the enchanting corners of this mesmerizing city. Start your day on the Asian side, where the vibrant neighborhood of Kadıköy awaits. Stroll along the lively streets and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere. Discover the charm of Bagdat Caddesi, a bustling avenue lined with trendy boutiques, cozy cafés, and stylish restaurants. Indulge in some retail therapy, savor delicious Turkish delicacies, or simply relax in one of the many charming parks in the area. Cross over to the European side and find yourself in the chic neighborhood of Nişantaşı. This upscale district is a paradise for fashion enthusiasts, with its luxury brands, designer boutiques, and stylish shops. Take your time to explore the elegant streets, treat yourself to a shopping spree, and enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the trendy restaurants. Continue your journey in the vibrant heart of Istanbul: Beyoğlu. This lively district is a melting pot of cultures, art, and entertainment. Lose yourself in the maze of streets filled with art galleries, vintage shops, and vibrant bars. Climb the iconic Galata Tower and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city, the Bosphorus, and beyond. Overnight stay in Istanbul
After a satisfying breakfast, in the early morning hours, you will rendezvous with your knowledgeable tour guide at the lobby of your hotel for an unforgettable Gallipoli Tour. As you make your way from Istanbul to Canakkale, a scenic drive of approximately 4.5 hours awaits you. Arrive in the charming town of Eceabat in Canakkale, where you will meet your dedicated tour guide. Prepare yourself for an emotionally charged experience as you embark on a captivating journey through the historic grounds of Gallipoli. Immerse yourself in the sacred sites of Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, and the Anzac Commemorative Site, each holding deep significance in the Gallipoli campaign. Pay your respects at the poignant Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, and the Turkish Cemetery, commemorating the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought in this historic battle. Stand in silent contemplation at The Nek, a place of great valor, and witness the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, a symbol of enduring courage. With each step, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the heroic acts and the lasting impact of the Gallipoli campaign. Join us on this profound Gallipoli Tour, a day of reflection, remembrance, and honoring the indomitable spirit of those who gallantly fought on this hallowed ground. Concluding the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in the heart of Canakkale, where you can relax and unwind after a day of profound significance. Enjoy a restful overnight stay in Canakkale, carrying the memories of Gallipoli with you forever.
Legend: B – L
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby to embark on a half-day morning tour of Troy. Prepare to be enthralled by the wonders of ancient civilizations on this remarkable journey through Troy and Pergamon, where history comes alive in every stone and artifact you encounter. This comprehensive Troy tour & Pergamon tour offers a captivating blend of mythology, history, and architectural marvels, promising an unforgettable experience of ancient civilizations. Get ready to be transported back in time as you explore two remarkable ancient sites in a single day. Your first stop is the legendary city of Troy, where you will encounter the iconic Trojan Horse, a symbol of myth and legend. Discover the fascinating ruins of the ancient City Wall and immerse yourself in the intriguing atmosphere of the Houses of Troy. As you explore the archaeological site, the historical significance of the Bouleuterion and the grandeur of The Odeon will captivate your imagination. Next, prepare to be amazed as you venture to Pergamon, an awe-inspiring ancient city. Ascend the Acropolis and marvel at the remnants of its glorious past. Visit the Temple of Athena and the Temple of Trajan, both renowned for their architectural splendor. Behold the majestic Altar of Zeus, a testament to the ancient civilization’s reverence for their gods. Delve into the fascinating history of the Hellenistic Theatre and witness the remarkable craftsmanship that has withstood the test of time. Concluding your journey at the Temple of Dionysius, an enchanting site of worship, you will be left in awe of the rich heritage and cultural treasures that abound in this region. After the Pergamon tour, we will drive to Kusadasi, a journey of approximately 2 and a half hours, where you will enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Legend: B – L
After a delightful breakfast, you will gather in the hotel lobby to meet your knowledgeable tour guide for an immersive Full Day Ephesus Tour. Prepare to be transported to the captivating world of Ephesus, where ancient civilizations come to life. With each step, you will unravel the remarkable history of this magnificent city. Step into the captivating world of Ephesus as you wander through its magnificent ruins. Marvel at the well-preserved Temple of Artemis, an architectural marvel that once stood as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the awe-inspiring Library of Celsus, with its grand facade and intricate details, transporting you back in time. As you stroll through the ancient streets, let the stories of the past come to life. One of the highlights of the tour is the Ephesus Great Theatre, a majestic amphitheater that witnessed grand performances in its heyday. Stand in its vastness and imagine the echoes of applause and laughter that once filled the air. Your journey will also take you to the sacred House of Virgin Mary, a place of pilgrimage and tranquility. It is believed that Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her final years in this serene location. After this full day Ephesus day tour, enjoy a restful overnight stay in Kusadasi, ready to continue your journey of discovery in the days to come.
Legend: B – L
After savoring a delicious breakfast, you will rendezvous with your expert tour guide in the hotel lobby to embark on a mesmerizing full-day Pamukkale tour. Brace yourself for an enchanting adventure that will immerse you in the natural wonders and ancient marvels of this captivating destination. Setting off on a scenic drive of approximately 2 and a half hours, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the picturesque landscapes en route to Pamukkale. Upon arrival, you’ll indulge in a delightful lunch, fueling your energy for the day’s explorations. Once refreshed, it’s time to embark on a captivating journey through Pamukkale. Marvel at the surreal beauty of the Pamukkale travertines, the breathtaking terraces resembling a cotton castle, formed by the mineral-rich thermal waters. These unique formations will leave you awe-struck as you ascend their mesmerizing steps. Continuing your adventure, you’ll delve into the ancient city of Hierapolis, where history and mythology intertwine seamlessly. Admire the grandeur of the Hierapolis amphitheater, envisioning the spectacular events that once graced its stage. Wander through the ancient Necropolis, where intricate tombs bear witness to the rich cultural heritage of the region. One of the tour’s highlights is the chance to unwind in the soothing waters of the Hierapolis ancient pool, a place once frequented by Roman princesses. (If you’re eager to experience this rejuvenating activity, don’t forget to bring your swimwear. Kindly note that there might be an additional fee for accessing the pool!) At the conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in the charming village of Pamukkale, where you can relax and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in thermal hotel, reflecting on the incredible experiences of the day.
Legend: B – L
After breakfast, transfer to the airport by private car. Flight from Denizli back to Istanbul. Transfer from Istanbul airport to Istanbul center.
Please note that; this itinerary is fully customizable, allowing you to personalize your trip according to your preferences. You have the flexibility to adjust the pace of the trip by incorporating rest days in the destinations of your choice. Additionally, you can extend your journey by adding extra sightseeing days at any point along the route. This way, you can fully tailor the trip to meet your specific needs and make the most out of your travel experience. Let us know your preferences, and we will be happy to assist you in creating a unique and memorable itinerary!
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