Disembark from your cruise. Your driver will collect you from the port and in your own vehicle, drive you (4.5 hours) to Pamukkale. Free afternoon in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Free morning. Join a tour group for lunch, and then tour the travertine pools of the white 'Cotton Castle.' Also visit the ruins at Hierapolis. Later, drive on to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Pick up from your hotel and drive for 2.5 hours to Ephesus. Visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Drive (2.5 hours) north from Kusadasi, stopping at the beautiful ruins of Pergamon on the way. These stunning ruins, beautifully located on a hill-top, demonstrate that the architects and sculptors of Pergamon were among the most talented in the Hellenistic world. Continue on to tour (2 hours drive) the ruins of the ancient cities of Troy. Transfer to your hotel in Canakkale (1 hour drive) after the tour. Overnight in Canakkale.
Today, tour the battlefields, memorials and museum of Gallipoli. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, the intended landing place at Brighton Beach, and Anzac Cove where the Dawn Service is held each year. Also visit the NZ Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, and the Turkish Memorial as well. Later, drive (4.5 hours) back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. Note: Enough time is spent in Gallipoli to visit all the sites mentioned above.
Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Pick up from the hotel according to your flight schedule and transfer to the airport.
B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.
This tour is specially designed for travelers with limited time in Turkey and no desire to take an overnight bus! The tour visits the main highlights of Turkey, but you don't feel like you're on a whirlwind group tour.
Small group tour (up to 18 passengers). We can add days or tailor this one to your preference. This tour is also available on private basis.
- All accommodation as per the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide on tours
- Full day guided tours mentioned in the itinerary
- All transportation & transfers
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All museum and entrance fees where necessary
- Wifi available at all our hotels
- Compulsory insurance by Turkish tourism ministry. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency
- All Local taxes & No hidden costs!
- International airfares & taxes
- Visits and services not mentioned in program
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities to the guide and driver
- Visa fee
|Canakkale||Truva Hotel or similar||4 Star Hotel||
Truva Hotel or similar
All rooms have:
|Istanbul||Dosso Dossi Hotel or similar||Special Class Boutique Hotel||
Dosso Dossi Hotel or similar
Located in Sultanahmet district, Dosso Dossi Hotels Old City is within a walking distance from historical sites and the tram station. The property offers facilities including a Turkish bath, a sauna, and a fitness centre. The rooms of the hotel are equipped with soundproofing. 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi is also available throughout.
Featuring a stylish décor, all rooms at Dosso Dossi Hotels Old City are equipped with air conditioning, a satellite TV, minibar, a safe box and a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms also have a desk, sofa and a coffee machine.
You can enjoy rich buffet breakfast in the mornings. Guests can try various Turkish dishes and vegetarian dishes in Tulip Restaurant or have refreshments and beverages at Iobby bar. The property also serves complimentary afternoon tea and night soup.
The hotel is 3.1 km from Taksim Square, and 500 m from Blue Mosque. Ataturk Airport is 16 km away. The property also organises shuttle service to Taksim and Laleli once in a day.
Fatih is a great choice for travellers interested in Tranquility, Skyline and Architecture.
|Kusadasi||Carina Hotel or similar||Boutique Hotel||
Carina Hotel or similar
Hotel Carina is a family-run hotel set among landscaped grounds overlooking Kusadasi beach. It features an outdoor pool and spacious rooms with balconies, offering panoramic ocean views.
The air-conditioned rooms of the hotel are simply, but modernly furnished. Some have a stylish décor with antique furnishings and creamy shades, combined with contemporary amenities such as flat screen TVs.
Guest of the Hotel Carina can enjoy an assortment of international dishes and local specialties at the restaurant of the hotel. There is also an outdoor bar serving drinks by the pool.
The property is located nearby Ladies Beach and its pedestrianized promenade and central Kusadasi with its lively bars and shops is less than half a mile away. Milas-Bodrum Airport is 1-hour drive from the hotel and guests can benefit from a free private parking.
|Pamukkale||Doga Thermal Health & Spa Hotel or similar||5 Star Boutique Hotel||
Doga Thermal Health & Spa Hotel or similar
Located in Karahayit, Doğa Thermal Health & Spa offers a spacious garden, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with free parasols and sun loungers. The property has a physiotherapy clinic on site. Free WiFi access is available throughout.
Rooms here will provide you with flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Featuring a hairdryer, private bathrooms also come with a bathrobe and free toiletries. You can enjoy a mountain view and a pool view from all the rooms
At Doğa Thermal Health & Spa you can benefit from facilities like spa, sauna, Turkish bath, hot spring bath, massage treatments and fitness centre at an additional charge. The 24-hour front desk provides room service. Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services can also be offered upon request.
Daily breakfast is served in open buffet style.
We are back in Australia after five months away, and we would have to say that we definitely saved the best till last. Turkey was incredible, and all the bookings and tours and pickups that you organised went off like clockwork. We will certainly be recommending both your country and your company to all our friends.
Our turkey tour was magic. Such a fascinating country with a wealth of natural features and a history it is difficult to comprehend. We enjoyed every moment.
Thank you and your team so much for all your behing-the-scenes work - everything went like clockwork.
All hotels were great and in fabulous locations. The transfers and pick-ups were spot on time, the drivers and tour guides were excellent too. Drivers careful and guides full of information it would have taken us months to find by ourselves.
And you also turned on perfect weather - sunshine every day.
From the 4 of us very satisfied customers and great big THANK YOU to all concerned.
Countries all over the world have old age traditions for telling the future. It can involve the use of tarot cards, planet readings, or rune stones. Some people take the predictions seriously and others view it as something fun but nothing to lead your life by.
In Turkey, a popular method to tell the future is Turkish coffee cup readings.
Turkish Coffee and Fortune Telling
I have never had my fortune told by using Turkish coffee. The simple reason is that I do not drink it. I have friends though who greatly enjoyed the whole process.
After they drunk the coffee, the cup was turned over onto the saucer. After a short while, the remaining ground coffee inside the cup had dried and the translation of the symbols began.
If you want a serious reading, your future cannot be told by just anyone. It has to be someone who thoroughly understands the meanings and symbols. It is not usual for female generations of a family to hand down the skill.Read More
Many famous leaders in history are remembered for their speeches and not just their accomplishments. These include Martin Luthor King whose speech “I have a dream” was seen as a turning point in the struggle for equality of black Americans.
Winston Churchill was steadfast in the determination of his soldiers and told them “We will fight on the beaches” and of course, Julius Caesar shouted the famous sentence “Veni, Vidi, Vici” which translates into “I came, I saw, I conquered”.
When thinking about Turkish history, the most widely spoken about man is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who is known for leading the Turkish war of independence, which led to the formation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.Read More
Not available for departure through 17 April to 23 April.
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|01.01.2017||31.12.2018||Every Day||Enquire Or Book|
Daily guaranteed departure. Not available through Anzac Day.
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|01.01.2017||31.12.2018||1,984.16 AUD||1,565.19 AUD||1,525.67 AUD||Enquire Or Book|
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