Tour Code : CCT-AGN01
Istanbul Canakkale Assos Pergamon Izmir Ephesus Kusadasi Pamukkale Bursa Where else you can fell the mixture of tradition, History, Mythology, local culture and beautiful nature.
DAY 01) ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul and overnight stay.
DAY 02) ISTANBUL
In the morning visit the Blue Mosque built in 1616 unequalled for its mosaics and St Sophia dedicated in 536 AD. During the reign of Justinian, then Topkapi Palace which was built by Mehmed the Conqueror. In the afternoon visit the Grand Covered Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul (B, L)
DAY 03) ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE - TROY
Departure for Troy after breakfast. (A visit to Gallipoli is also possible) We will cross the Dardanelles Straight and continue to Troy. Lunch on the way, in the afternoon make a visit to Troy, the legendary city of Homer, which has nine principal levels of occupation covering a period of 3000 years. Overnight in Assos (B, L, D)
DAY 04) PERGAMON – IZMIR - KUSADASI
Departure for Pergamon, Pergamon was one of the most beautiful cities of his ancient world. Its architects and sculptors were among the finest in the Hellenistic world. The majestic acropolis looms behind the modern town and is our first destination where we will visit the Temple of Trajan, Hellenistic barracks and tower, palaces, library, temple of Athena, theatre, temple of Dionysus, altar of Zeus. Asklepion was one of the most famous shrines and therapeutic centers in the ancient world. Leaving Pergamum behind us we settle at our hotel in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
DAY 05) KUSADASI (EPHESUS)
Today we will visit the house of Virgin Mary, which is a major pilgrimage site, then Ephesus, with the Library of Celsius, Temple of Hadrian, agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater. Basilica of St. John and remains of the Temple of Artemis, which was known as one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world Overnight in. (B, L, D)
DAY 06) KUSADASI PAMUKKALE
After breakfast departure for Pamukkale, “ the Cotton Castle “, where you will see the tiers of white limestone cascading down the hillside and near the waterfalls the ruins of the Roman city of Hierapolis. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale (B, L, D)
DAY 07) PAMUKKALE - ISTANBUL VIA BURSA
Departure for Istanbul via Bursa, in bursa we will visit the Ulu (Great) Mosque, the Silk Market, lunch in Bursa in the afternoon continue to Istanbul where we overnight in (B,L)
Day 08) ISTANBUL
Free time till transportation to airport. (B)
Tour Price Includes
Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation. Accommodation in mentioned category. Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) entrance fee to the various sites. Transportation in non-smoking mini/midi bus with professional English speaking guide and experienced driver.
Not Included: International or domestic flights, drinks, tips to guide, driver and personal expenses. Optional tours such as Turkish night and Turkish bath.
Quaranteed Departures: Every Saturday between April - November
PS. For group requirements other languages are available