Turkey Guided Tour -Western Coast 2015

Istanbul-Troy- Ephesus-
Kusadasi - Marmaris

Travel along the Hellenic coast to the most popular historical sites of Troy, Ephesus, Pergamon, Pamukkale and  Hierapolis with the possibility to continue the tour on a sailboat cruise along a spectacular coast line. Tour operates between April and October only each year using deluxe and superior first class hotels.

 
8 days/7 nights
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Escorted tour turkey from istanbul to marmaris

 
ITINERARY
Day 1 Thu : Istanbul

Individual arrival at Istanbul airport, transfer to your hotel. Free time to recover from jet lag. Evening welcome briefing with  your local tour guide and overnight.

Day 2 Fri : Istanbul
Guided full tour of the city stretching through two continents. We will visit the most famous sites; Topkapi Palace residents of the sultans, (excluding harem), the ancient Hippodrome, the impressive Blue Mosque, famous for its white and azure-blue ceramic tiles; majestic St. Sophia church, the symbol of ancient Byzantium. We finish today's sightseeing with a visit to  the
Grand Bazaar, the largest covered bazaar in the world with over 66 streets of shops. In the evening optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

Day 3 Sat : Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale  Map
Drive to Gallipoli, through the European lands of Turkey. Visit Anzac Cove and Lone pine cemetery, Chunuk Bair famed WWI sites, then across the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat to Canakkale on the Asian side where we will spend a night. (B,D)  

Day 4 Sun : Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
This morning we visit legendary Troy with its famous wooden horse, then drive to Pergamon, the site of the ancient Medical Center Asclepion considered the oldest known hospital in the world. Before arriving into Asclepion we will stop at a typical village and will enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional way. Later on continue on to the seaside resort of Kusadasi for overnight. (B,L, D)

Day 5 Mon : Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
This morning we emabark on an excursion to the site of  Ephesus, the best preserved Hellenistic-Roman city in the world. Walk on Roman marble sidewalks, visit the agora, temples, theatres and the famous Library of Celsius. After this excursion to Roman past we'll drive up the nearby hill to visit the little stone cottage of the Virgin Mary where she spent the last years of her lives after the Crucifixion in isolation accompanied by St John. 
Afternoon Optional: tour  to Sirince, a greek ghost town, an eerie reminder of life before population exchange. (B,D)

Day 6 Tue : Kusadasi – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale a town with several hot springs and a popular thermal recreational resort. Admire the frozen waterfalls of  white lime cascading down,  then visit Hierapolis, the Roman spa town a reminder that the area has been popular and  used for therapeutic and recreational purposes for thousands of years. After check into your spa hotel, enjoy the thermal spring pools before dinner. (B,D)

Day 7 Wed : Hierapolis – Marmaris
Today we drive south back to the coast line to the resort city of Marmaris, a popular resort and jetsetters paradise. The charming harbor is surrounded by sheltering mountains sloping gently towards the sea. You can spend the day relaxing, swimming or visiting  the old fishing center with its old houses and cobble stoned streets or take a casual wooden boat ride along the lovely Turquoise coast. (B,D)

Day 8 Thu : Marmaris
Our services end after breakfast. (B)
Morning complimentary transfer to Marmaris pier for travelers wanting to take a ferry to Rhodes.

Possibility to take a Turkish coastal cruise from Marmaris on a sailboat, gulet, wooden boats along the azure cost among inlets, hidden coves and ancient historical sites.

2015 PRICES Per person in US$

Departure Dates per person in double Single Supplement per person in triple

2015 Dates:
Apr 9, 16, 26, 30, 
May 7, 14,21, 28
Jun 4, 11,18, 25

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 28

1225 500 1195

Pre tour accommodation rates in Istanbul:

US$ 109 per person based on double
US$ 189 per person based on single
US$ 87 per person based on triple

Children (ages 5-11 sharing with two adult) : 25% reduction

Price includes:

  • Deluxe - Superior First class hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated on itineraries (B,L,D)
  • English speaking guides throughout the land tours 
  • Private air-conditioned transportation, luggage handling
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Local taxes and service charges

Price excludes:

  • Personal expenses, optional tours, customary tips to guide and drivers

Hotel used on the tours:

City   Hotels 
Istanbul  Radisson Blue Sisli  (DLX)
Canakkale Kolin (SFC)
Kusadasi Charisma (DLX)
Pamukkale Thermal Colossae (SFC)
Marmaris Anemon (FC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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