Western Treasures Tour of Turkey
This tour samples
Istanbuls architectural treasures,
explores the countrys finest ruins
& natural wonders, & takes in
Turkeys Mediterranean Coastline
by yacht (Gulet) along the turquoise coast.
1 - Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul where you will be
transferred to your hotel, located in
the heart of the old city, Sultanahmet.
The remainder of the day is yours free
Day 2 - Istanbul
City Tour (B)
Tour the city that spans both Europe and
Asia, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya
Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Day 3 - Istanbul
to Gallipoli (B+L)
One of the most emotionally and touching
places in Turkey, today we drive to the
World War I Battlefields of Gallipoli,
visiting Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair Memorials,
Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, the Nek
and Gallipoli Museum.
Day 4 - Gallipoli
to Kusadasi via Troy & Pergamum (B+D)
Step back in time today as we visit Troy
and its Trojan Horse, followed by a tour
of Pergamum, a magnificent acropolis with
one of the steepest amphitheatres in the
world. Its impressive temples, library
and medical facilities made it a renowned
cultural and political centre in its time.
Day 5 - Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history today with
a guided tour of Ephesus. Walk down Marble
Road towards the Celcus Library and Grand
Theatre and immerse yourself into the
mystical atmosphere of the city halls
and stadium where chariot and horse races
were once held. We also visit the Cave
of the Seven Sleepers and the House of
the Virgin Mary.
Day 6 - Kusadasi
to Köycegiz via Pamukkale (B+D)
Tour the magnificent white calcium formations
of Pamukkale, followed by the ancient
city of Hierapolis and a dip in the hot
springs, which were used in Roman times
for their therapuetic powers.
Day 7 - Sailing
the Med (B+L+D)
This morning we set sail and launch ourselves
into some of the clearest waters in the
world. Our hardest decision today will
be whether we swim, snorkel, ski, or just
soak up the rays on deck.
Day 8 - Sailing
the Med (B+L+D)
We continue sailing today without a worry
in the world.
Day 9 - Sailing
the Med to Fethiye (B+L+D)
Yet another full day sailing the Mediterranean!
Late afternoon we arrive in the port town
Day 10 - Tour
After breakfast, tour concludes.
6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels,
3 nights accommodation onboard a gulet
* Transport in a fully air-conditioned,
non-smoking bus * 3 full days of sailing
the Mediterranean * Professional English-speaking
guide and 6 guided tours of Istanbul,
Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Pamukkale/Hierapolis
* 9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 6 Dinners *
One way arrival airport transfer
Tour does not Include
Entrance Fees to the various sites * Personal
Turkish Bath * Traditional Turkish Folklore