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8 Day Tour Of Turkey - Agean Explorer

Kicking off in legendary Istanbul, this year-round trip embraces Gallipoli, impressive Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and Pamukkale – site of the cascading mineral pools.

Sunset in IstanbulDay 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! Arrive Istanbul and transfer to hotel in Sultanahmet. Rest of day free. Overnight – Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul – breakfast
Guided tour of the city that spans Europe and Asia. See the Hippodrome area, Blue Mosque and more. Tonight, we enjoy a group Welcome Dinner at a typical Turkish restaurant. Dinner and overnight - Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul – Gallipoli – breakfast
Our first destination is Gallipoli where we’ll enjoy a guided tour with lunch, of the historical battlefields, taking in Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and other memorials, the trenches and of course, ANZAC Cove. Lunch, dinner and overnight - Gallipoli

Day 4: Gallipoli – Kusadasi - breakfast
Heading south, we enjoy a guided tour of Homer’s Troy, famed for the Trojan wooden horse and fabled Helen. Onwards to ancient Pergamum where we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Roman ruins before continuing to the coastal resort of Kusadasi, via a leather manufacturer. Dinner and overnight - Kusadasi

Day 5 - Kusadasi – Pamukkale - breakfast
Guided exploration of the Roman ruins of legendary Ephesus, once the capital of Asia Minor. We also visit a carpet manufacturing house. Dinner and overnight - Kusadasi

Day 6: Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Istanbul – breakfast
Leaving Kusadai we drive east to Pamukkale, site of the stunning terraced mineral pools and Roman Hierapolis, where we can opt to bathe in the thermal waters. Bidding farewell to our guide, we later travel by overnight train back to Istanbul. Overnight – train (recliner Pulman seat)

Day 7: Istanbul
Transfer back to the hotel, then the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight - Istanbul

Day 8: Istanbul – breakfast
After breakfast tour ends.

Note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, whilst the Hagia Sofia is closed on Mondays. Please consider this when booking. Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Spice Market are both closed on Sundays.

The airport arrival transfer is included for all flights arriving into Attaturk International Airport in Istanbul. From tour departing in 2007, we will also provide an arrival airport transfer for Easy Jet and Turkish Airways flights from London Luton Airport, that arrive in Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

Whats You See
Istanbul & the Bosphorus * Gallipoli - memorials, trenches and battlefields * Troy * Aegean Coast * Ruins of Pergamum & Ephesus * Kusadasi * Pamukkale thermal pools & Roman Hierapolis * Leather/carpet manufacturing houses * Airport arrival/departure transfer

Whats Included
5 nights 3 star & 1 night 4 star hotels * 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners PLUS Welcome Dinner * Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ruins of Ephesus & Pergamum, Pamukkale/Hierapolis * Relevant transfers - modern air-cond. coach * Overnight train journey-Pamukkale-Istanbul (sleeper cabin)

Prices Twin / Double Single Supplement
Tour Price £299 £109

Extra Accomodation/Tour Upgrades Twin /
Pre-Tour Accommodation £25 £10
Post-Tour Accommodation £25 £10
High Season Supplement - Aegean Explorer £50 £20

Optional Upgrades and Bolt-ons Price
Istanbul after Dark £ 30
Golden Horn & Pera Day tour £ 49
Edirne Day trip £ 49
Bursa Day trip £ 59

Please note that the high season supplement applies for departures between 01 April and 31 October.

If you're travelling alone and would like to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same sex, we can arrange this on most tours. If this cannot be arranged, you will be required to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Entrance fees not included

Departure Dates 2007
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June
9 June
16 June
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September
15 September
22 September
29 September
6 October
13 October
20 October
27 October
3 November
10 November
17 November
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December
29 December


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