The Blue Mosque
Gallipoli, Istanbul and Ancient Ionian Cities
Bridging East and West, Turkey is a culturally diverse land where all of the senses are brought to life. Its history of conflict has resulted in an archaeological legacy considered to be the world's biggest 'open air museum'. The tour starts in Istanbul, 'The cradle of civilisation', and then onwards to Gallipoli, the site of the ill-fated World War I campaign by ANZAC and British troops in April 1915. The tour continues with visits to the ancient cities of Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus.
Istanbul • Gallipoli • Troy • Pergamon • Ephesus • Grand Bazaar • Morto Bay
Day 1 Fly from the UK to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel in the city.
Day 2 Full day guided city tour including visits to the Topkapı Palace, St.Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome.
Day 3 Enjoy a further full day guided Istanbul city tour with visits to the Underground Cistern, the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar, followed by an afternoon cruise on the Bosphorus.
Day 4 Travel to Gallipoli for a guided tour including visits to Morto Bay and the Kabatepe War Museum, with the next two nights' accommodation in the Canakkale area.
Day 5 Explore the Gallipoli area with your guide, including the National Park, Chunk Bayir, Suvla Bay, Arıburnu and the Anzac Cove War Memorials.
Day 6 Visit the sites of the ancient cities Troy and Pergamon with a guide, followed by an overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 In the morning, visit to Ephesus before flying to Istanbul from Izmir Airport. Spend a final night in Istanbul.
Day 8 Transfer to airport for the return flight to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Kaya Madrid Hotel, Istanbul
This 3 star hotel is well regarded and elegantly decorated, it is within easy reach of the main historic sites. The hotel provides 24 hour room service and air-conditioned rooms.
• 3 star • 34 rooms
• Cosy wine and beer pub
Hotel Ilion, Canakkale
This 3 star hotel is centrally located, 5 minutes walk from the seafront and close to traditional restaurants. Canakkale Military Marine Museum is nearby.
• 3 star • 47 rooms • Air-conditioned
Marina Hotel, Kusadasi
This 3 star modern hotel is situated on the seafront, with panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and Kusadasi Marina. Just over half a mile from the city centre with its numerous restaurants, bars and shops.
• 3 star • 105 rooms • Seafront location
Your tour includes:
• Scheduled flights between the UK and Istanbul
• 4 nights half board in Istanbul
• 2 nights half board in Canakkale
• 1 nights half board in Kusadasi
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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