7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

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Tick through Turkey’s classic sights on this spellbinding 7-day tour that starts and finishes in Istanbul. Traveling by air-conditioned coach with an expert guide, explore the emotive World War I battle sites of Gallipoli, the breathtaking Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, and the fairy-tale landscapes of Cappadocia. In-between, ogle the white rock terraces of Pamukkale, swim in the hot springs at Hierapolis, view the ruins of Troy and much, much more. The tour includes six nights’ accommodation plus breakfast and dinner on each day.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Fez Travel

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Day 1 Monday - Gallipoli Battlefields

Stop At: Gallipoli Battlefield

Early morning departure from Istanbul for the Gallipoli Gallipoli Peninsula, one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey. Here we will visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek and original trenches and tunnels.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 2 Tuesday - Troy, Pergamum

Stop At: Troy (Truva)

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ruins of Pergamum

Tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 3 Wednesday - Ephesus, Kusadasi

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus

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.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Sirince Koyu

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 4 Thursday - Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools

This morning 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.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 5 Friday - Silk Road, Konya

Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Duration: 1 hour

Day 6 Saturday - Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Stop At: Goreme National Park

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 7 Sunday - Ankara - Istanbul

Stop At: Anitkabir

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul at approximately 7pm.

Duration: 2 hour
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