Gems of Turkey Trip
Explore the history and culture of Turkey with our exclusive Turkey Trip and visit Istanbul, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamon and Izmir.
- Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English-speaking representative.
- All transfers as mentioned in the program.
- Accommodation 3 nights based on breakfast in Istanbul.
- Accommodation 1 night based on dinner and breakfast in Canakkale.
- Accommodation 1 night based on dinner and breakfast in Kusadasi.
- Tours with official English- speaking guides.
- Air ticket from Izmir to Istanbul (15 kg + 8 kg).
- All entrance fees as per description.
- Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
- All service charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Turkey entry visa.
- Any optional tours, Tipping or extra not mentioned in the itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
Arrival at Istanbul airport, transfer to the hotel. Our representative will meet you at your hotel, help you with the check-in, inform you of all the details of your trip.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul Full-Day Tour
After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel, or the nearest pick-up point, to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant, and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia Sophia, Constantinople Racecourse, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores.
At the end of the visit, you may linger some more in the old city, enjoying the amazing atmosphere. Finally, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale
Early in the morning you will travel overland to the Gallipoli Peninsula, one of the most emotionally evocative places in Turkey, the World War I Battlefields of Gallipoli. There are now many cemeteries and war memorials on the historic site, such as Brighton Beach, the Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, the Anzac Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue dedicated to Little Mehmet who carried a Kiwi soldier to safety, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, the Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.
You will cross the Dardanelles, also known as the Hellespont, by ferry and head to Canakkale. Arrival, check-in at your hotel.
Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4: Canakkale - Troy - Pergamon - Kusadasi
Today you will step back in time as you will visit the ancient city of Troy, also called Ilion, which flourished because of its key position on trade routes between Europe and Asia. You will continue to Pergamon, one of the cultural, commercial, and medical centers of the ancient world in Asia Minor. In Pergamum, you will visit the Acropolis, the steepest theater in the world, Asclepius, and you will have a panoramic view of the Altar of Zeus, mentioned in the Book of Revelations.
Another important place that you will visit is the Library, which, according to archaeologists, competed with that of Alexandria, with more than 200,000 written records. The name of the city continues to live as a distortion of "Bergamini" or 'parchment', which was the paper that resulted from the treatment of sheepskins and rivaled papyrus for writing purposes.
You will then head to Kusadasi, check in at your hotel, enjoy your meal, and rest.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Kusadasi - Ephesus - Izmir - Istanbul
After breakfast, you will explore the city of Ephesus, the ancient Roman capital of Asia Minor, and wander in its 2,000-year-old famous monuments. In Ephesus, you will see the ruins of the Odeon, a small roofed theatre for plays and concerts, the Arch of Hercules, the Library of Celsus, which once held nearly 12,000 scrolls, the Greco-Roman theater as well as the Agora and the Basilica of Saint John, built during the reign of the emperor Justinian in the 6th century. You will also visit the house, which purportedly was the home and last resting place of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Transfer to Izmir airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6: Final Departure - Istanbul
Morning at leisure until the time to transfer to Istanbul Airport for your international return flight home. Hope to see you again.
Prefect arrangement with a very good tour guide.
Excellent service. Thank you
We had an amazing turkey trip with Memphis Tours. We will recommend to our family and friends.