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Ancient Wonders of Turkey Tour – 6 days
Istanbul – Canakkale – Kusadasi : Ideal for short stays and cruise connections from Kusadasi, covers major highlights of Western Turkey. starts from Istanbul ends in Kusadasi.
Select total number of rooms required and travel date below for pricing:
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul, Transfer to Hotel with overnight in Istanbul
Upon arrival in Istanbul transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour with overnight in Istanbul
After breakfast approximately at 8:30 am pick up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drop off to your hotel at around 5:30 pm. Overnight at a hotel in Istanbul. (B, L)
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour with overnight in Canakkale
Early morning pick up from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli. It will take around 4.5 hours to get to the Gallipoli War Fields. There will be one stop enroute for a short break for personal needs. Once you arrive in Ecebat, lunch will be provided. After lunch around 1:00 pm you will begin the fully guided tour of Gallipoli with visits to the Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian, Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After tour transfer to Canakkale for check in to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Canakkale. (B, L)
Day 4: Troy Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
After breakfast check out of the hotel in Canakkale. Around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the morning tour of Troy. You will visit the ancient city of Troy famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. After your morning Troy tour, you will be driven back to Canakkale where you will board a public bus to Selcuk/Kusadasi approximately 12:30 pm. You will arrive in Kusadasi around 7:00 pm and there will be 2 breaks enroute for personal needs. After arrival at the Kusadasi or Selcuk bus station you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check in. Your dinner tonight will be at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, D)
Day 5: Full Day Ephesus Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
After breakfast around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel for to join the full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary. On this tour you will visit The Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus; one the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch you will visit The House of Virgin Mary where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. You will also be able to visit on this tour the İsabey Mosque; one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art in Turkey. Return hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Kusadasi – Hotel check-out and End of Service
After breakfast you will check out of your hotel from Kusadasi at around 12:00 pm. After check out, we can drop you off to the Kusadasi / Izmir bus station, Kusadasi port or Izmir airport. You can let us know if you need to be dropped off after check out. (B)
• All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
• 2 nights in Istanbul at a standard quality or Boutique hotel including breakfast
• 1 night in Canakkale at a cave hotel including breakfast
• 2 nights in Kusadasi at a 4 star hotel including breakfast
• Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
• Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
• Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
• Car park, Gasoline, Highway & Bridge fees
• Local taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included:
• Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
• Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
• This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
• The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
• Please note: Pick up from Sabiha Gokcen Airport will be at an extra cost of Eur 50.00 one way for 2 people.
Accommodation in below Hotels (or similar hotels depending on vacany at the time of booking):
Istanbul: Yusuf Pasa Konagi Hotel OR Aya Sultan Hotel OR Askoc Hotel
Canakkale: Anzac Hotel OR Grand Anzac Hotel OR Kervansaray Hotel
Kusadasi: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Palm Hotel OR Carina Hotel
The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.
If you wish to include a higher quality hotel, we offer two options:
Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel at an additional cost. This cost will be added to the total tour price of the standard package tour.
Option 2: You can arrange your own accommodation on the tour as per your preference. We can offer a new package tour price without including cost of hotel accommodation. If Option 2 is preferred, all services as part of the package tour will be provided except for hotel accommodation.
Please let us know the option you prefer at the time the tour request is made so that we can price the tour accordingly. If no change in hotels is needed and you wish to proceed with the hotels highlighted in our package tour at the quoted tour price then you may book the tour directly online.