This 4 day / 3 night tour starts in Istanbul, Turkey and ends in Pamukkale, Turkey. Day 1 has a Gallipoli Battlefields Tour explores all the major battlefields of the ANZAC sector of the World War 1 Gallipoli campaign. On Day 2 we visit ancient 2 UNESCO sites, Troy and Pergamum, en route to Kusadasi. Day 3 is a full day tour of ancient Ephesus another UNESCO Heritage site. Day 4 we travel to Pamukkale, yet another UNESCO site, to visit the magnificent white calcium terraces and ancient Hierapolis.
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. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly and The Nek.
Tours of Troy and Pergamum, before continuing onto your choice of Selcuk or Kusadasi. Visit the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta and the ancient town of Pergamum with its magnificent acropolis and one of the steepest theatres in the world. Its impressive temples, library and medical facilities made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Then we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.
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. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey. 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. Our tour concludes in Pamukkale at approximately 4 pm.