5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Duration: 5 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 5 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Travel along the breathtaking coastline of Turkey’s Aegean region, full of ancient Greek cities, on this tour from Istanbul. With your local guide, visit the battlefields of Gallipoli, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Troy and tour ancient ruins in Pergamum and Ephesus. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs of Hierapolis, admire the white limestone terraces of Pamukkale and get a taste for culture as you browse hand-crafted leather goods in Kusadasi and explore a silk bazaar in Bursa. You’ll stay in 4- to 5-star hotels, with daily meals included, and enjoy comfortable transportation.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Multi-Day Trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Gallipoli Battlefields

Stop At: Gallipoli Battlefield, Eceabat Turkey
Early morning departure from Istanbul for the Gallipoli Gallipoli Peninsula, one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey. Here we will visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek and original trenches and tunnels.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at MD Barbaros Hotel, a special class hotel in Canakkale

Day 2: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Stop At: Troy (Truva), Tevfikiye Koyu, Intepe, Canakkale Turkey
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pergamon Theatre, Kurtulus Mah. Akrapol Yolu No:2 Bergama Merkez, Bergama, Bergama Turkey
We tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and Library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 3: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 4: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Colossae Thermal Hotel, a 4 star hotel in Pamukkale

Day 5: Bursa, Istanbul

Stop At: Yesil Camii, Akyokus Sk Yesil Mh., Bursa 16360 Turkey
Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Upon arrival in Istanbul we will transfer you to your hotel at approximately 7 pm and your tour concludes.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Troy (Truva)
  • Entry/Admission - Pergamon Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Yesil Camii

Exclusions
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Cankurtaran, Akbıyık Cd. No: 17, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Customers may be picked up from their hotel where it is located in, or near Sultanahmet (the old city) or in the Taksim area. Pick up, on Day 1, is between 07:30 am and 08:00 am depending on where their hotel is located.
Customers can also meet at the Sultan Hostel at 7 am.


Departure Time

7:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Image - 28 Oct 2019 -

Paul C

Not to be missed. For insights into the complex history which makes up this part of the world, treat yourself to this memorable experience.

Image - 04 May 2018 -

mrajan2

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable and personable guide. We were a small group of 11 people from almost all parts of the world and bonded well with each other. Only regret that the tour was only 5 days! Highly recommended.

Image - 29 Oct 2017 -

HEI TUNG W

Good food, good hotel, guide with great English, hotel pick up service. Can't complain much.

Image - 08 Sep 2017 -

daniel f

the sights were great. galliopli was the best. to stand their at the historic battlefield i was honored. troy was awesome as well. wasn't as big as i thought it was. Kusadasi is a great place town to go and have a lot of fun. it's like a resort town, right by the beach. pregamum had the best view. love the natural white mountain and little waterfalls that you can walk down. every site had a ancient theater. no matter what. the thing i didn't like was the tourist traps shops . i didn't like all that shopping. don't get me wrong all those shops had some good products, but they we''re expensive. it expect it to be part of the tour. jewelery, ceramtics, jackets coats that are made of leather. they're all good, but cost a lot. our tour guide was great and the driver was also great. I highly recommend Aran as a tour guide.

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Irene D

A tour to remember. We had a wonderful tour guide. Very informative. The drive was long, but worth it. The bus was comfortable. The scenery amazing.

User's Picture Gallery

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Ephesus

amaazing

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Pergamum

wow

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Gallipoli

The trenches

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bergama

maria thanh

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pamukkale

me !

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Hierapolis

Breathtaking

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Ancient library in Ephesus

Loved exploring this ancient city that not even the big crowd stopped us from appreciating it.

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Acropolis

Amazing

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Kusadasi

View from our hotel room in Kusadasi

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Pamukkale hot springs

This was amazing! It looked like a snowy mountain but was calcium deposits from the minerals in the hot springs.

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