Turkey History and Culture Tour

Turkey Trip

This a rewarding eight-day tour of Turkey, taking you through ancient sites from Troy to Roman Ephesus, with a full day to explore Istanbul, Gallipoli battlefields and memorials tour, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus Roman ruins, Pamukkale, Hierapolis hot springs, and much more


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This small group tour of Turkey gives you a great introduction to this fascinating destination. Beginning with a full-day tour of vibrant Istanbul, you will then move on to explore with your small group many of Turkey’s most ancient and intriguing historic and cultural sites. Our local guide will take you on a visit to Gallipoli of this World War I battlefield site, before traveling to Troy, where the famous war of Homer’s Iliad played out, and to the ancient city of Pergamum, with its beautiful Acropolis. We’ll take in the ruined Roman city of Ephesus, before visiting Pamukkale, where white calcium terraces known as travertines create an otherworldly landscape. In Hierapolis, another Roman site, you can take a dip in the famous hot springs, and on our way back to Istanbul, we spend some time in the ancient city of Bursa. Once the capital of the Ottoman Empire, it’s home to the beautiful Green Mosque and of course hustle and bustle colorful Silk Bazaar.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Istanbul - Orientation meeting

Arrive into Istanbul. Transfer to hotel Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul for the start of your trip. OVERNIGHT Istanbul - 4 star hotel

Day 2: Istanbul Guided Historic tour

Istanbul. Old city tour Our trip begins this morning with a full-day tour of Istanbul. Lying across two continents this historically important city played an integral role in the development of both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. We visit the 17th century Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya museum, and explore the former residence of the Ottoman Sultans at Topkapi Palace before ending at the famous Hippodrome. | OVERNIGHT Istanbul - 4 star hotel

Day 3: Travel to Gallipoli

Today we travel to explore with our small group tour one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey—Gallipoli—to see the WWI battlefields. Sites include the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery, the original trenches, and tunnels, as well as the Nek. Overnight and dinner will be at Çanakkale

Day 4: Overland to Troy - Pergamon and Kusadasi

On our cultural tour today we step further back in time, visiting the ancient walls of Troy. Following is a tour of the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamon, whose impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political center of its time. Overnight and dinner will be in Kusadasi

Day 5: Walking Historic tour of Ephesus

Enjoy with your small group tour more history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Traversing the marble streets of Ephesus, notable sites we will see include the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, and the 25,000-seat amphitheater. Afterward, we drive to the house of the Virgin Mary. Overnight and dinner will be in your hotel in Kusadasi

Day 6: Travel overland to Hierapolis and Pumakkali

This morning we head overland to Pamukkale and its magnificent white calcium terraces are known as travertines. Here we also tour with our local guide to discover the marvels of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Amongst the ancient columns, take a dip in the hot springs that were used by the Romans for their therapeutic properties. In the evening, there is the option to watch a Whirling Dervish ritual. Overnight and dinner will be at your hotel in Pamukkale

Day 7: Travel back to Istanbul

Today we will head back to Istanbul visiting on the way villages and small towns passing through rural Turkey and the city of Bursa. We will visit the famous Green Mosque (Ye?il Cami) and explore the Silk Bazaar. Overnight and dinner will be at your hotel in Istanbul

Day 8: Istanbul Airport

After breakfast, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport to connect with your flight back home. We hope you have enjoyed our historic and cultural tour to Turkey, Come back and visit us again on another of our overland cultural tours to Turkey.

What is included:

  • Services of local guides
  • 7 night accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily
  • Fees to Monuments and Museums
  • Land Transportation in Luxury Vans
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels Used:

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Cost per person: $1285 USD

Single supplement: $285 USD

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