Excellent itinerary for connecting to Greece. Customers can embark a cruise, catch a flight to Athens, or take a ferry to Samos.
Places to visit:Istanbul –Troy-Gallipoli-Pergamum-Kusadasi
Duration: 6 Days – 5 Nights
Hotel: Istanbul – Crowne Plaza Harbiye or Crowne Plaza Old City (DLX), Canakkale – Kolin (SFC), Kusadasi – Charisma (DLX)
Day 1 Thu: Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.
Day 2 Fri: Istanbul
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hip- podrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B
Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
After breakfast, departure for Gallipoli. Visiting Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Heading across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D
Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Today we visit ancient Troy and its famous wooden horse, tour ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight. B D
Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour to the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. We will make stops to visit a regional rug production center. Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince. B D
Day 6 Tue: Return – Transfer
Morning transfer to Kusadasi pier to take ferry or cruise. B
Note: Sunday departure tours in May, September and October will visit the St. Sophie Cathedral in Istanbul, not during the full day tour of Istanbul which is Monday as it is closed, but on Tuesday before departing for Canakkale, Gallipoli area.
Professional English speaking guide throughout the tour.
Breakfast (B), Dinner (D) as indicated in the itinerary.
All sightseeing and admission fees on the above program.
Arrival Istanbul Ataturk Airport & Hotel transfer.
All transportation in Turkey by private a/c tour coach.
Any tipping you feel appropriate.
Meals unless stated.