Discover some of the best Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sites. Visits to Istanbul,Gallipoli, Troy,Pergamum,Ephesus,Pamukkale,Perge and Antalya are included in this trip.
Minimum 2 passengers to operate.
Tour begins on a SaturdayExpand/Close
Istanbul | Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.
Istanbul | Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding Harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B
Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale | In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D
Troy – Pergamum – Izmir | Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and
many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue
to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to İzmir for overnight. Optional: Dinner at local restauran B L
Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir | Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2.000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. B D
Izmir – Bodrum | After breakfast drive to Bodrum to visit th castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Dinner & Overnight in Bodrum. B D
Bodrum – Kos | After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day island Kos. Overnight in Bodrum. B D
Bodrum – Pamukkale | After breakfast, drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B D
Pamukkale – Antalya | After breakfast depart for Antalya; dinner and overnight. B D
Perge – Aspendos – Antalya | This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel. B D
Antalya | Transfer to airport. B
- Local taxes and service charges
- Hotel accommodations as featured in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
- Sightseeing as described in the itinerary including entrance fees
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Professional tour director throughout the tour
- Services of Sunny Land Tours local reps
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours can be purchased locally
- Customary tips to guide and drivers
Hotels used or similar:
Istanbul: W Istanbul (DLX)
Canakkale: Kolin (SFC)
Izmir: Swissotel Grand Efes (DLX)
Pamukkale: Doga Thermal (SFC)
Bodrum: Doria Hotel (SFC)
Antalya: The Marmara (SFC)
All foreigners must obtain a Turkish visa.
Visas obtained at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate have different validity periods: $60 for single entry visas valid for one year and $200 for multiple entry visas valid for five years. For all tourism and commerce-related entries the traveler is allowed to remain in Turkey for 90 days within a 180 day period. More information can be found at the Turkish Consular Information website and at the Frequently Asked Questions page of the website. U.S. citizens can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey at 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone: (202) 612-6700, or the Turkish consulates general in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Information may also be found atTurkish Embassy in Washington, DC. Overseas, travelers may contact a Turkish embassy or consulate.