Highlights

Explore all major attractions on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Be inspired by the magnificent buildings of Istanbul left behind by the Ottoman and Byzantine empires. Tour the historical Gallipoli peninsula, the UNESCO site of Troy and visit the natural beauty landmark of Pamukkale. Also includes a full day at the Roman ruins of Ephesus. 

Tour Itinerary

  • Days: 7
  • Starting Point: Bodrum/Marmaris/Fethiye/Antalya or Kusadasi
  • Ending Point: Istanbul
  • No Credit Card Fees
  • No Booking Fees
  • 5% Discount

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.

  • Destination: Bodrum/Marmaris/Fethiye/Antalya or Kusadasi
  • Legend: D

05:00 Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Pamukkale (150 EUR PP) Hotel pickup, then a quick snack and safety briefing. Watching the balloon inflate, then you're off! Soaring over Cotton Castles of Pamukkale, and dipping low for a close view. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast around 8.30am. 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.

  • Destination: Pamukkale
  • Legend: B, L

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.

  • Destination: Ephesus
  • Legend: B, L

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.

  • Destination: Pergamon & Troy
  • Legend: B, L

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.

  • Destination: Gallipoli
  • Legend: B, L

Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B, L

Pick up from the hotel according to your flight schedule and transfer to the airport.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B


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.

Tour Map

Tour Details

  • In Brief

    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.

  • Special Features

    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.

  • What's Included

    - 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!

  • What's Not Included

    - International airfares & taxes
    - Visits and services not mentioned in program
    - Hot Air Balloon Flight over Pamukkale (150 EUR PP - Availability and time to be confirmed at the time of booking)
    - Travel Insurance
    - Personal expenses
    - Gratuities to the guide and driver
    - Visa fee

Hotels

Departure Date

Daily guaranteed departures. Not available through Anzac Day.


  • Start Date
    Finish Date
    Day / Days / Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.01.2020
    Finish Date: 31.12.2021
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day

Price List

  • Start
    Finish
    Single
    Double/Twin PP
    Triple PP
  • Start: 01.01.2020
    Finish: 31.12.2021
    Single: 2,104 AUD 1,998 AUD
    Double/Twin PP: 1,659 AUD 1,576 AUD
    Triple PP: 1,617 AUD 1,537 AUD

Reviews

Colina

Australia

Hi Michael,

Hello we are finally back in Australia. Just wanted to say we had a wonderful time on the tour and totally enjoyed Istanbul wish we had stayed longer we will definitely return. It is funny my family felt safer in Turkey then they did in Paris. Once again thank you. Cheers Colina

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Donna and Rod

Australia

Dear Michael,

Thankyou for the organisation of a superb holiday in Turkey. The accommodation, guides, transfers and pickups were all excellent. We will certainly recommend your company to friends wishing to have a unique, individual and informative tour of Turkey.

Regards, Donna and Rod 

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S. Vizzari

Australia

We dropped into your office yesterday to day to say thank you and pick up some brochures and business cards, sorry we missed you.

On behalf of every one in our group I would like to thank you and all those involved with TTC. Your team has given us exceptional service and we have had the most amazing time in Turkey thank you so much.

We will definitely recommend TTC to all our friends and family.

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Ann Gordon

Australia

Dear Michael, 

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. From the 4 of us very satisfied customers and great big THANK YOU to all concerned.

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Jeff and Gaye Graves

Australia

Hi Michael, 

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.

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Ray Rodgers

Australia

Hi Liz, 

Finally back in Melbourne and I wish to thank you for such a wonderful time in Turkey. All the tours and transfers worked very well with very nice staff, hotels great and guides very informative. All airports excellent.

You have done a great job and we have given praise to our friends coming from Sydney with your company in September. 

Thank you

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Blogs

Things to Do Near Canakkale and Troy

The town of Canakkale, being located between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, is a seaport that is of great importance to Turkey. Two things that make Canakkale of historical relevance are its early civilization (3000BC to 400AD) and the two most remarkable battles in history – the mythical Trojan War and the Battle of Canakkale during World War I. Because of its colorful past, a visit to the museums, monuments and ancient cities are a must. Another place you should visit in Canakkale is the Temple of Athena in Behramkale. Aside from the magnificence of the 6th century BC temple, the sweeping view of the Gulf as seen from the temple is truly astounding. See our wide range of tours to Gallipoli and Cannakale

Ancient City of Troy

Many people had the perception that the Ancient City of Troy was no more than a fictional place, the setting of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, until it was unearthed in the 19th century. Troy played a vital role in the early Western civilization, having existed for more than 4,000 years, being cradled between the continents of Europe and Asia. Heinrich Schlieman was a treasure hunter to which the discovery of Troy can be credited. If not for him, people wouldn’t have known that the mythical city of Troy actually existed. Having been declared a World Heritage Site is enough reason for you to visit the Ancient City of Troy, much more the thrill of standing on the same spot where the Trojan War was described to have happened. You’ll surely enjoy Troy if you are a fan of ancient literature and history with all its ruins and archaeological sites. 

Pergamon

This ancient city belongs to Turkey’s top 100 historical sites of Turkey and the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its most remarkable monuments and buildings date as far back as 197-159 BC and include the Hellenistic theatre, the Trajaneum (Sanctuary of Trajan), and Athenium (the Library).

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