Starting from Istanbul we visit the WW1 Gallipoli battlefields, then its the ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus. The cotton castles at Pamukkale and finally onto Marmaris on the Mediterranean coast.
Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim or 7 am from Sultan Hostel, we then depart for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. We visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
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 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.
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.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Marmaris and our tour concludes upon arrival in Marmaris at approximately 12:00, mid day.