7 Days / 6 Nights
Type Private Tour
Enjoy a week traveling to all of Turkey’s most famous sights. Tour the amazing city of Istanbul with its rich culture, history and traditions. You will also visit the ancient city of Ephesus, the Artemis Temple and the Gallipoli Battlefields.
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul Old City
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Free time in Grand bazaar with it’s 3,500 shops to end the day and then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to depart to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Cemetery, the original tunnels and trenches at Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and Allied), The Nek Cemetery, Chunuk-Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery and Kabatepe War Museum. Check in your hotel, dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
After breakfast at your hotel, we will drive to“Homer's Troy”, and the site of King Priam's Treasures. Probably the most famous city of classical times - who doesn't know the story of the Trojan Horse. After Troy, We will also enjoy a scenic drive through Thrace to visit the ancient city of Pergamon. See the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library, The Asclepieum of Pergamon. Continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Ephesus, St. Mary's House, Kusadasi
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your English speaking tour guide to enjoy your guided tour to Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. We will see the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon before continuing to the house of the Virgin Mary. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince. Back to your hotel and overnight Kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 : Flight to Istanbul
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Izmir airport to take flight to Istanbul. Afternoon free or optional half day Bosphorus cruise. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 : Final Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Airport for final departure. End of our services
- Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport
- All transfers by an air-conditioned private A/C van.
- Izmir - Istanbul domestic flight ticket
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
- Accommodation for 1 night in Canakkale based on half board
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Kusadasi based on half board
- All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide during the tour
- Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
- All service charges and taxes
- International Airfare.
- Turkey entry visa.
- Any optional tours.
- Personal Spendings.
- Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
PricesPrices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge.Current prices valid through September 30th 2015 excluding Christmas Holidays.
Children Policy0 - 02.99 Free of Charge , pay only for domestic flights if exist
3 - 10.99 get 20% off from adult tour price
from 11 is considering as adult
PaymentEarly Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces. Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50% forming part of your final payment.
Turkey Entry VisaYou can easily apply for a tourist visa in just a few steps at www.evisa.gov.tr and you can obtain an electronic visa (e-Viza) via online application provided that you have a minimum 6- months- valid passport by the date of application. You can explore Turkey and its wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty unless your visit exceeds 90 days.
TippingIt is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country