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The Best of Turkey

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Istanbul
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Istanbul/Çanakkale 
Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine. Continue on to the harbour town of Çanakkale. (1B)

Day 3 Çanakkale/Ayvalik 
Enjoy a guided visit of Troy before arriving at Ayvalik. Visit a women's handicraft shop, a G Adventures supported project. Enjoy a half-day boat trip and spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. (1B)

Day 4 Ayvalik/Selçuk 
Visit ancient Ephesus before continuing on to Selçuk. (1B)

Day 5 Selçuk 
Opt to visit St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey or the nearby picturesque village of Sirince. (1B)

Day 6 Selçuk/Pamukkale 
Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis en route to Selçuk. (1B)

Day 7 Pamukkale/Istanbul 
Hop on a morning flight to Istanbul. Take a guided orientation walk before free time to explore some highlights, including the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace or Aya Sofya. (1B)

Day 8 Istanbul 
Depart at any time. (1B)
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All This Included
This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, then leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques, and tea houses.
  • Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit
  • Troy entrance and guided visit
  • Ayvalik boat trip (half-day)
  • Ottoman mansion stay
  • Ephesus entrance and visit
  • Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk
  • Istanbul city walking tour
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (7 nts).
  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transportation: Private air-con van, plane, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Highlights
  • Explore ancient historic cities
  • Overnight in a converted Ottoman mansion
  • Discover ancient Roman ruins and amazing natural scenery
  • Taste delicious local cuisine
  • Walk through the astonishing white pools of Pamukkale.
Accommodations
Hotels (7 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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