Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Drive (4.5 hours) south to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Hear expert information from a local guide. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, the intended landing place at Brighton Beach and Anzac Cove where the Dawn Service is held yearly. Also visit the NZ Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, and the Turkish Memorial as well. Overnight in Canakkale. Note: Enough time is spent in Gallipoli to visit all the sites mentioned above.
Morning tour of the ruins of the ancient cities of Troy (1 hour drive from Canakkale). Lunch break. In the afternoon, drive to Kusadasi, stopping at the beautiful ruins of Pergamon (2 hours drive) 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. Drive from Pergamon to Kusadasi will be 2.5 hours. Overnight in Kusadasi.
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.
Morning drive (2.5 hours) to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Morning flight to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel or sea port to meet your cruise in Istanbul.
P.S. Drop off in Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye or Kusadasi is possible with this tour. It is possible to travel to Istanbul by road, en-route visiting Bursa (with a small surcharge).
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.
Brief tour covering Western Turkey and Gallipoli. Drop off in Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye or Kusadasi is possible with this tour.
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. Hotels can also be upgraded. This tour is also available on private basis. Anything is possible!
- All accommodation as per the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide on tours
- All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary
- Airport transfers by private car
- 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
- International airfares
- Drinks with meals
- Travel Insurance, visas or passports
- Tips & Personal Expenses
|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.
I would now like to thank you and your company for the professional manner in the way you managed our holiday inTurkey.
When I first began looking on line for a company to book with for our trip to Turkey I settled on your company because of your association with Australia. That gave me some comfort.
The result of our 10 day holiday was perfect. The scheduling of the drivers to pick us up from the airport to the selection of the hotels throughout Turkey was more than we could have hoped for.
My wife and I found the people of Turkey to be more than helpful, friendly and engaging and we left Istanbul with lots of photos of many smiling faces of the many happy locals we met on our trip and lots of fond memories.
I can also say that your english speaking guides were very knowledgeable about the many interesting ancient ruins that they took us to. I didn't realise the importance Turkey played in the ancient world and now I am a lot better informed.
In closing Michael I would thoroughly recommend your company to anyone in Australia or for that matter anyone anywhere in the world who are thinking of touring Turkey to contact you.
They will be assured of quality hotels, fantastic meals, knowledgeable guides and drivers and most importantly a guarantee that they will be picked up and dropped off on time to meet their connecting flights.
Once again thank you Michael for a very memorable trip.
Turkey Travel Centre, in particular Michael Altan who was our contact, provided us with a fit for purpose tour which could have included any choices we wanted, the choices were extensive. As a small group we decided on Old city tour and Gallipoli/Troy tours and stayed at the Sokullup Pasa Hotel in the old city, we had an outstanding time in Turkey, thanks Michael and the team at turkey Travel Centre for making that happen!
Sadly I am back at work now, happily perfect weather here in Adelaide this week, 27 and sunny today! Fantastic time in Turkey thankyou!! I was just heading to the shops from the Mina when I saw your office, I called in on the off chance you were there to say thankyou.
Everything was really good, all the arrangements worked really well. The guides, hotels and transfers all good! I guess the best praise I can give is that I would definitely book with you again and will recommend you to others as well. I will do a review for Trip Advisor from home too. Thankyou again.
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
The extensive work of historians and archaeologists over many centuries has given current generations, some impressive landmarks across the world. On the Aegean Coast of Turkey, near the popular coastal resort of Kusadasi, sits one of them.
It still portrays magnificence. It still leaves people speechless. It still shows evidence of the forward thinking, intelligence, and confidence of the former Roman Empire. Called Ephesus, it should be on everyone’s bucket list, whether you have a passion for history or not.
The city had a long Greek history but it was under Roman rule that it excelled. The Romans had absorbed many traditions, cultural aspects, and philosophical ideas from ancient Greece and as visitors walk around the structures that have been excavated and reconstructed, it is easy to see how Romans lived their lives, from the water aqueducts, terraced houses, and public latrines, use by the rich and influential citizens of society.Read More
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
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