Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
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.
In Istanbul there are two different airports available. One of them is Istanbul Atatuk Airport (20 km far away) and the other one is Sabiha Gökcen airport (55 km far away). Atatuk airport transfer is included in your prices. If you have Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. 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.
TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: In Istanbul Hagia Sophia closes on Monday, Topkapi palace closes on Tuesday and Gran Bazar on Sunday. If your tour is one of these days we would offer you to visit UNDERGROUND CISTERN. instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum and instead of Gran Bazar you willl visit Spice Bazar.
Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour
07:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. 2 hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break., relax a little bit then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Aryburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then The Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour Drive to your hotel for checking. Overnight in Canakkale.
If you did not buy excursions passes, we will give you 3 hours free time in Eceabat City center, where you can find restaurants, shops and coffee areas available. If you do not wish to wait 3 hours, there is a ferry available to Canakkale to go by yourself to check in the hotel.
Day 4 - Troy Tour - Pergamon - Kusadasi
08:30 drive 30 minute for Troy Tour. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
If you do not have an excursion pass to Troy, we will give you one hour free time in a restaurant. If you do not have a pass to Bergamon, we will give you 2 hours free time in Bergamon city center, where you can find restaurants, shops and coffee areas available.
Day 5 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
08:30 Departure 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 and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
If you do not have Ephesus Tour, you do not have to wake up early. You can enjoy at the hotel or you can book one of our daily optional tours, wich are more than 20 different options available.
Day 6 - Kusadasi - End of the Tour
After breakfast your tour finishes in Kusadasi. If you wish to came back to Istanbul, you can do it by bus or by airplane. By bus it takes over 10 hours and by plane from Izmir Airport just one hour. Also, if you wish to go to Greek island, we can arrange a ferry ticket and big cruise ships. Another alternative will be a yatch cruise from Bodrum, Marmaris or Fethiye. If you want to get more information about these trips, please contact our team.
6 DAYS HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR INCLUDES:
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
2 nights hotel in Istanbul
1 night hotel in Canakkale
2 nights in Kusadasi
Guided Istanbul City Tour
Guided Gallipoli tour
Guided Troy tour
Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
Guided Ephesus tour
Guided Sirince Turkish Village Tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
6 DAYS HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR
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