DAY 1 - ISTANBUL
Welcome to Istanbul. Meet with our representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Istanbul.
DAY 2 - ISTANBUL OLD CITY
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight at Istanbul.
DAY 3 - GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELDS
After breakfast we will visit one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli, including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Dinner & overnight at Canakkale.
DAY 4 - TROY - ACROPOLIS OF PERGAMUM
After breakfast this morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Dinner & overnight at Kusadasi.
DAY 5 - EPHESUS TOUR
After breakfast 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. Dinner & overnight at Kusadasi.
DAY 6 - PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS
After breakfast 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. Dinner & overnight at Pamukkale.
DAY 7 - BURSA - ISTANBUL
After breakfast head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Overnight at Istanbul.
DAY 8 - ISTANBUL
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say good bye and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.