Highlights

A tour of the most prominent attractions of the North Aegean coast, including Gallipoli, the white cotton castle of Pamukkale, the ancient Roman ruins of Ephesus and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Troy. Also on the Agenda is exploration of the old and historic part of Istanbul. 

Tour Itinerary

  • Days: 7
  • Starting Point: Istanbul
  • Ending Point: Istanbul
  • No Credit Card Fees
  • No Booking Fees
  • 5% Discount

Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend:

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

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.

  • Destination: Gallipoli
  • Legend: B, L

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.

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

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

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.

  • Destination: Pamukkale
  • Legend: B, L, D

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.

  • 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

    Brief tour covering Western Turkey and Gallipoli. Drop off in Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye or Kusadasi is possible with this tour.

  • Special Features

    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!

  • What's Included

    - 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

  • What's Not Included

    - International airfares
    - Drinks with meals
    - Travel Insurance, visas or passports
    - Tips & Personal Expenses

Hotels

Departure Date

Not available for departure from 18 April to 24 April.
  • Start Date
    Finish Date
    Day / Days / Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.01.2018
    Finish Date: 31.12.2020
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day

Price List

Daily Guaranteed Departure. Not available through Anzac Day.
  • Start
    Finish
    Single
    Double/Twin PP
    Triple PP
  • Start: 01.01.2018
    Finish: 31.12.2020
    Single: 1,859 AUD 1,766 AUD
    Double/Twin PP: 1,497 AUD 1,422 AUD
    Triple PP: 1,300 AUD 1,235 AUD

Reviews

Kirsty

Sydney

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks in Turkey. It is an amazing country and the Gallipoli Plus Tour covered everything we wished to see. The planning by Turkey Travel Centre was outstanding and we would certainly recommend them to others thinking of Turkey as a destination. Thank you again Michael for all your attention to detail and for a wonderful trip. Turkey is just the most amazing country and we would love to return Kind regards Kirsty 

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Christine McTaggart

australia

I would like to thank Turkey Travel tours for a brilliant tour around Turkey. They were very helpful and even when things did not go to plan, they quickly sorted out all the issues. I would recommend this company highly to anyone who wishes to travel to Turkey. i want to pick another one of their tours soon. 

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T. McCullagh

Australia

Hi Michael, Just a short note to say how much we very much enjoyed our holiday in Turkey. We are determined to return to Turkey as we believe that this was one of the best holidays we ever experienced. Our thanks again and best wishes.

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Kevin Parry

Australia

Hi Michael We have just finished our 7 day tour of Turkey and can't speak more highly of your staff and affiliates. Wherever we went in Turkey the tour guides were outstanding. Our accommodation was generally very good with most staff being very obliging. Thank you so much for a great week. We look forward to returning to Turkey in the future. Kevin & Anthea Parry 

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Lorri and Dennis

Australia

Hi Michael, Just to let you know we were thrilled with our trip to Turkey. A beautiful interesting historic country with great archeology sites, the guides were all excellent and we were really impressed with superior quality of some of the hotels, particularly the Dosso Dossi for location and breakfast and the Doha Thermal for the spa, decor and fabulous evening meal. We would be happy to recommend Turkey Travel Centre any time. Lorri and Dennis

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Julie Slattery

Australia

Hi Michael, I can't tell you how much Jon and I loved Istanbul particularly!! What a fabulous place, so much to see, the people so friendly and helpful and then such knowledgeable guides. Thank you for all your help over the months it took to organise our itinerary. You have good connections in Turkey. I couldn't thank them enough. Regards Julie.

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Blogs

Ataturk’s Speech about Gallipoli: The Greatest in Turkish History

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.

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The Ancient Roman Ruins of Ephesus

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.

Visiting Ephesus

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.

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Turkish Coffee and Fortune Telling

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.

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