Day 1: Istanbul. Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul. We depart at 08:30 am for the Istanbul city tour. You will begin with the ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races and the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue to the Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Then arrive at our last stop which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience The Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the Bosphorus which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is you're to enjoy Istanbul. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Gallipoli. At 06:30 am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Check into the hotel, have lunch, relax a little bit then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Aryburnu Cemetery & Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then The Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. End of the tour for the day. Drive back to the hotel. After having dinner, the night is yours. Overnight in Canakkale. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Troy - Kusadasi - Selcuk. At 08:45 am departure for Troy tour. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the "Trojan Horse" and "Helen of Troy". After Troy tour departs for Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Ephesus. Depart from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre, House of the Virgin Mary and Ephesus Museum. Overnight in Kusadasi. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Pamukkale. At 08:00 am we depart for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. We then arrive at Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight Bus to Istanbul. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Istanbul Free Day. Check in the hotel and the rest of the day is yours. Stay at hotel or explore the city, shop in Grand bazaar or Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar. Experience Taksim, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has nice bars, restaurants, café, cinemas. A street in which is famous for being the centre of the Turkish Film Industry. Enjoy your last day in Istanbul. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Istanbul. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. After breakfast check out from the hotel. We make your return airport transfer services. Includes: (B).
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