Turkey Tour5: Mini Turkey Tour by Bus
7 Days-6 nights
İstanbul- Bursa-Pamukkale-Kusadası/Ephesos (İzmir)- Canakkale (troy)- Gallipoli-İstanbul
This is a tour of highlights in western part of Turkey. If you are interested in history and multi- cultures (istanbul), capital of three empires (istanbul), earliest silk production/trade market in Anatolia(Bursa), rising of Ottoman empire (Bursa), Natural termal waters (pamukkale), ancient greek-roman history (hiearpolis,ephesus), !st WW & battle field and ANZAC history (Gallipoli) ,this is your tour! It is private transportaion based from Istanbul to Istanbul.
Day1: Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrival in Istanbul Airport, meet by our representative and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul. Half day old city tour depending on the arrival time at airport.
Day2: Istanbul - Bursa
After breakfast check out from the hotel and driving for 4 hours to Bursa. Visiting Grand mosque, oldest silk bazaar at the city center. Lunch break. Visiting green moseleum. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in Bursa.
Check out and driving for Pamukkale for 5,5 hours. Visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre of Apollo Temple, magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard and discovery of Travertine terrace. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle). Moreover, the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Overnight in Pamukkale
Acropolis,Necropolis,Travertines.Visit to textile shopping mall..
Check out from the hotel and driving for 3 hours. Visit to the Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City. Ephesus; one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world, is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. Ephesus was one of the commercial, religious and social centers of antiquity and is a treasure-trove of Greek, Roman and Byzantine ruins. Visiting St. John Basilica and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Overnight in Kuşadası
Ephesus ancient city,Temple of Arthemis and basillica of st. john
Check out from the hotel and driving for 2,5 hours to Bergama ancient city. Visiting the acropolis and lunch at a open buffet. After lunch driving for 3.5 hours to ancient ruins of Troy. Driving to Çanakkale for another half an hour. Overnight in Çanakkale.
Check out from the hotel and having a visit for Gallipoli battlefield. Spending arround 2 hours at memorials and cemeteries of ANZAC. Lunch break. Then 5 hours driving for İstanbul. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in İstanbul.
According to your flight time there can be a bosphourus cruise or a visit for Dolmabahçe palace. Later proceeding to the airport.
Not: There may be small changes depending on your flight time and changes in the opening and closing hours of museums.
-Arrival & Departure airport transfers
-7 days of Transportation
-Guided tours (Professional English speaking Guide (licenced))
-Accomodation for breakfast and bed for 6 nights
-Museum entries as mentioned in the itinerary
-All parking fees and high way taxes
-Any extra expenses at the hotels and restaurants
-Tips for your guide and driver