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Splendour of Turkey Tour with Turkish Riviera Antalya

Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights (Private Guided & Group Escorted Tours)
Tour Highlights Istanbul
Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Troy – Pergamon – Kusadasi
Ephesus - & St.Mary’s House - Kusadasi
Kusadasi – Pamukkale & Hierapolis
Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya
Antalya

Day 1: Istanbul Arrival

Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meet and greet at the Airport and transfer to your Hotel in Istanbul. A Welcome briefing will be given by Tour Guide on the first day of the holiday giving an overview of the tour. Overnight in Istanbul (-)

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After breakfast meet your guide at the lobby for a full day tour of visiting St Sophia Museum, the pride of the Byzantine architecture, Byzantine Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; The Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles; and enjoy shopping in the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, is known as Grand Bazaar. Lunch will be served at Traditional Turkish Restaurant. After lunch visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (The Harem section is not included in the tour) and see the Treasury, royal gardens, Sultan’s kitchen and Sacred Relics. Overnight in Istanbul (B)

Day 3: Istanbul – Canakkale (By Coach)

Early morning departure for Gallipoli Peninsula to visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. After lunch (optional), cross the Dardanelles Strait to Canakkale by a regular ferry, takes approx. 25 min. The Strait of the Dardanelles, which controls the crossing between Europe and Asia, has always been a highly strategic area subjected to conquests. Dinner and Overnight in Canakkale. (B&D)

Day 4: Troy, Pergamon & Kusadasi (By Coach)

After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Troy UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. Continue to Bergama (the cidatel of Pergamon) and visit Asclepion which is an important health center of the ancient world. After visit, drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi. (B&D)

Day 5: Highlights of Ephesus

After breakfast you will be driven to the Ancient City of Ephesus the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Then, visit the House of Virgin Mary, a pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. The belief that the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus and that  where she had lived to the end of her life.  In the afternoon optional tour of Sirince or transferred to your Hotel in Kusadasi for Dinner and Overnight. (B&D)

Day 6: Kusadasi - Pamukkale & Hierapolis (World Heritage Site)

After breakfast, check out from your Hotel and visit the ruins of Hierapolis and Necropolis, whose name means "sacred city,", the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs and it was famed for its sacred hot springs. The city also had a significant Jewish community and was mentioned by Paul in his Letter to Colossians. Enjoy walking with bearfood on a cotton castle and the great (12,000-seat) Roman amphitheater of Hierapolis lies just above the travertines which should not be missed. Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale. (B&D)

Day7: Pamukkale – Perge & Antalya (By Coach)

After breakfast, check out from your Hotel and drive to Antalya arrive at mid day and visit the ancient city of Perge, where St.Paul started has missionary journeys in Asia Minor. Enjoy the rest of the day by the Mediterranean coast. (B&D)

Day8: Antalya

Free day at your own leisure or take an optional tour of Phaselis, a coastal ancient city or take a yacht cruise along turquoise coast of the Meditrranean. (B&D)

Day 9: ANTALYA - DEPARTURE

After breakfast, check out from your Hotel and transfer to the Airport for your return flight home. End of our services. (B)

Including

  • 8 Nights Accommodation @ 4 or 5 Star Hotels
  • Transfers from/to Hotel/Airport/Hotel
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transportation in A/C & non-smoking vehicle during tours
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local Taxes and Service Charge

Excluding

  • International Flight
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the Driver, Guide and Hotel Staff
  • Beverages with Dinner
  • Portrages at Hotels&Airports

NOTE:
* An extra additional fee is required for historical roman swimming pool in Pamukkale.
* You can extend your stay in Antalya or with 3 Days Gulet Cabin Charter Cruise or Private Gulet Cruise can be added at the end.
* In addition to these Standard itineraries, we can also custom design a private tour to fully meet your aspirations.
* For Group and Escorted Tours please require available dates.