This 8 day tour starts in Marmaris, Turkey and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Highlights include :- Aphrodisias (UNESCO Heritage site) - Ephesus (UNESCO Heritage site) - Site of the Temple of Artemis - Gallipoli WW1 Battlefields - Troy (UNESCO Heritage site) - Pamukkale Calcium Travertines (UNESCO Heritage site) - Hierapolis - Pergamum (UNESCO Heritage site) - Istanbul Old City (UNESCO Heritage site) - St. Sophia Museum - Topkapi Palace - Blue Mosque - Hippodrome
Make your way to your hotel, check in and enjoy the rest of the day free.
After breakfast and checking out of your hotel we will transfer you to Pamukkale. Once in Pamukkale we 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.
Today we drive west towards the Aegean coast and the city of Kusadasi. Along the way we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the ancient site of Aphrodisias, recently included in UNESCO's World Heritage List, one of the most important archaeological sites of Turkey with well-preserved sculptures, monuments, inscriptions, structures and marble quarries, along the way.
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.
Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We continue on and visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse
After breakfast, we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul.
Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.