Aegean Prelude Tour


Trip Highlights

  • Ephesus – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli – Chunuk Bair – New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli – Lone Pine – Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Istanbul – Hippodrome
  • Istanbul – St. Sophia Museum
  • Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Gallipoli – ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli – Johnson’s Jolly – original tunnels
  • Gallipoli – The Nek – original trenches
  • Istanbul – Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul – Old City – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul – Topkapi Palace
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis
  • Sirince – Village
  • Troy – UNESCO Heritage site

What is included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Inbound Transfer – Istanbul
  • Atatürk Airport (IST)
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 6 nights – accommodation.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

What is not included in this tour?

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips – driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
Day 1 (Saturday) Istanbul

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. After a small briefing, rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 (Sunday) Istanbul Old City

After a sumptuous breakfast, enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city which spans in two continents. Visit the world famous and an architecture marvel, Blue Mosque along with St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Later in the afternoon, take an optional Half day Bosphorous cruise tour where you get to cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that dividedes Europe from Asia.

Overnight Istanbul (Breakfast included)

Day 3 (Monday) Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast, we will visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials and ANZAC Cove, the Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 4 (Tuesday) Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Step back in time today as you visit Troy, a city attacked during the Trojan war and its famed Trojan Horse. Tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum which was listed in UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. Visit the impressive temples and library which made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Pergamum has one of the steepest open theatre in the world with a capacity of 10000 people and was constructed in 3rd century BC.

Overnight Kuşadası (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 5 (Wednesday) Ephesus, Kusadasi

Learn the myths and facts from history today on a guided tour of Ephesus. Visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis where you will feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Later continue to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving is one of the old traditions in Turkey. Learn how the carpets are made and priced at the carpet village.

Overnight Kuşadası (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 6 (Thursday) Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale. There we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs from Roman times which were used for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Day 7: (Friday) Marmaris

As our tour concludes, after breakfast you will be transferred to Marmaris. You will reach Marmaris at approximately 12:00, mid-day.

(Breakfast included)

  • 2 nights       Boutique       Istanbul           Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
  • 1 night         5 star             Çanakkale        Kolin Hotel
  • 2 nights       Boutique      Kuşadası           Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
  • 1 night         4 star             Pamukkale       Colossae Thermal Hotel


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