Anatolian Coastal Highlights

Istanbul Troy Pergamon Kusadasi  Ephesus  Pamukkale  Perge Anatalya

Turkey tour from Istanbul to Troy and the Hellenistic fromer greek coast to Ephesus, Pamukkale, Pergamon, Kusadasi with short yacht cruise near Antalya

Weekly Thursday departures from Istanbul to the Greek Hellenistic sites of Turkey along the Western shore

2015 - 2016
  9 days/8 nights
Tour# 8

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Coastal tour in Turkey to see legendary troy, Ephesus, the best peserved ancient Hellenistic-Roman town, drive to Pamukkale frozen waterfalls, down to Antalya and Pheaselis


Day 1 Thu : Istanbul

Individual arrival at Istanbul airport on your own. Pick up and transfer to your hotel.  Free time to relax followed by an evening welcome briefing and overnight.

Day 2 Fri : Istanbul
Full day tour including to the famous most famous sites of Istanbul including the sultans' residence: Topkapi Palace (excluding
harem), Hippodrome, the 16th century Blue Mosque, the majestic St. Sophia, symbol of ancient Byzantium, and finally the Grand Bazaar. Tonight optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

Day 3 Sat : Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
This morning we drive though the European lands of Turkey to
Gallipoli, where we will visit Anzac Cove and Lone pine cemetery, Chunuk Bair reminders of  the painful events during WWI. Continue across the Dardanelles Strait by ferryboat to the Asian side to Canakkale where we have dinner and overnight (B,D)  

Day 4 Sun : Troy - Pergamum – Kusadasi
We start today's excursion with a visit to the site of Troy immortalized by Homer's Iliad and of course Hollywood. See the  reconstructed legendary wooden horse, then drive to Pergasum, an important Greek city, the site of the ancient Medical Center Asclepion, the first known hospital in the world. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Continue on to Kusadasi seaside resort town for overnight. (B,L, D)

Day 5 Mon : Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the world with it elegant marble side walks, public buildings, theatres and temples remaining testaments to former prosperity. Later, we drive uphill to the charming and simple little stone house of the Virgin Mary, where she spent the last years of her life accompanied b St John.
 View a demonstration of a local rug production center and see the skill of local craftsmen in this old art and craft typical of Turkish life.  Afternoon Optional: tour to Sirince, the Greek ghost town . (B,D)

Day 6 Tue : Kusadasi – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale famous for its white lime
cascading waterfalls, then visit Hierapolis the ancient Roman spa town. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to enjoy the local therapeutic waters in the swimming pool of your spa hotel. (B,D)

Day 7 Wed : Pamukkale – Perge-Antalya
Morning departure to Antalya, the center of  the south. Visit to the ancient city of Perge, capital of Pamphilia with its extensive ruins. Afternoon free time to relax by the Mediterranean coast  in your deluxe hotel. (B,D)

Day 8 Thu : Antalya: Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise
Today is a free day to relax or take one of our  optional tours of Phaselis, an important Mediterranean used to be well known for rose oil and perfume shipping as well as for its ancient aqueduct shaded by extensive pine forest. An other option would be to take a lazy yacht cruise along turquoise coast of the Mediterranean . Dinner at a local restaurant in Antalya. (B,D)

Day 9 Fri : Antalya Transfer to airport (B)
Transfer to the airport or extend you stay at some of the nearby beach resorts of the region

2015 -2016 PRICES  Per Person IN US$ 

Departure dates

P/P in DBL

Single Supplement P/P in TRPL
2015 Dates: Jan 15, Feb 12,
Mar 5, 19, 26, 29, 2015
1095 532 1045
Apr 9, 16, 26, 30, May 7,14, 21, 28
June 4,11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015
1245 541 1195
Nov 5, 19, 2015 1095 500 1045
Dec 17, 2015 1175 500 1135
2016 Dates: Jan 14, Feb 11,
Mar 10, 24, 2016
1125 500 1095

Pre tour accommodation rates in Istanbul:

2015- 2016

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

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

Price includes:

  • Deluxe and 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
  • Lunch with locals and special dinners at restaurants
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Local taxes and service charges

Price excludes:

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

Hotels used on the tour :

City  Hotels Used
Istanbul  Radison Blu Sisli Hotel (DLX)
Canakkale Kolin Hotel (Sup First Class)
Kusadasi Charisma Hotel (deluxe) 
Pamukkale Thermal Colossae (sup first Class)
Antalya  Crowne Plaza (Deluxe)

 

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