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12 Day Western Treasures Tour of Turkey

This tour samples Istanbul’s architectural treasures, explores the country’s finest ruins & natural wonders, & takes in Turkey’s Mediterranean Coastline by yacht (Gulet) along the turquoise coast.

Day 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 to explore.

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 Tour (B+D)
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 of Fethiye.

Day 10 - Tour Finishes (B)
After breakfast, tour concludes.

What's Included

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 expenses

Optional Activities
Turkish Bath * Traditional Turkish Folklore Evening

Departures
May to October. Please enquire for available dates

How much?
£359 GBP per person - BOOK NOW.

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRES : 0870 7451046

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