Experience the Rich History of Ancient Greek and Roman world and their amazing cities on our small group and private tours from Istanbul

Join us on this 7-day tour and experience the captivating history of Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale.
Our knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and carefully crafted itinerary ensure an immersive and enriching exploration into Turkey’s ancient past.
All lodging, transfers, admissions, meals are included

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Daily Tour Program

Day 1 – Gallipoli and the Dardanelles – (L/D)

Departing from Istanbul, our comfortable coach journey takes you to the shores of Gallipoli, where brave soldiers fought during World War I. Pay your respects at the solemn memorials and gain a deep understanding of the sacrifices made in this significant conflict.

Covering: ANZAC Commemorative Sites, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu, Mehmetcik Statue
Lone Pine Australian Memorial Sites, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
57th Infantry Regiment Cemetery
The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

Continue your journey along the strategic Dardanelles, a waterway of historical importance that has witnessed numerous conflicts throughout the ages. Marvel at the strategic significance of this gateway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Check into your Sea Front Hotel for the night
Enjoy Dinner at the hotel
Overnight in Canakkale City.

Day 2 – Traveling to Kusadasi via Troy and Pergamon – (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with the guide and venture into the captivating world of ancient Troy.
Explore the archaeological sites and discover the layers of history that have unfolded in this legendary city. Marvel at the reconstructed walls and envision the mythical Trojan War that captivated the imaginations of ancient civilizations.

Troy sites will cover: Replica of The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars
The 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C
The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall)
Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX
– Lunch provided –
Continue our drive along the Scenic Coastal Route South and visit Pergamon on the way.

Pergamon sites: will include The Acropolis, The Library once held 200.000 books
Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, The Gymnasium situated on terraces,The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000.Temple of Dionysus
If interested option to stop and visit Red Basilica.
Continue our drive, arrive in Kusadasi, check in to our sea side hotel,
Dinner served in the hotel – Dinner served in the hotel 19:30 pm to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 3 – Day tour of Ephesus – (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up and go on a guided tour of two of Turkey’s most fascinating historical attractions: Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. This exclusive tour offers a detailed perspective of the rich cultural heritage of the region, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide to bring the sites to life
The tour begins in the ancient city of Ephesus, once one of the most bustling cities of the Roman Empire. Walk along the beautifully preserved streets, exploring the magnificent ruins of temples, public baths, and much more. Discover the impressive grandeur of the Library of Celsus, the Great Theater, and the Terrace Houses, where the wealthiest citizens of Ephesus once lived.
Next up, we visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the remarkable ruins of one of the largest temples ever built, dedicated to the goddess of the hunt and the moon.
House of Virgin Mary will also be visited for the last stop.
Return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner served in the hotel 19:30 pm to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4 – Pamukkale/Hierapolis tour and then back to Istanbul – (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale; upon arrival we will continue on the guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area, teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.
* Pamukkale (“cotton castle” in Turkish) is the result of limestone formations created over thousands of years. Warm, calcium-rich mineral water from nearby thermal hot springs flowed over these cliffs and, as these waters cooled, they deposited the calcium that we see today.
* Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded as an ancient healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire. Over time, the city hosted large numbers of both Jewish and Christian residents.

After the tour we will provide a transfer to Denizli Airport,
– Short Flight back to Istanbul –
Arriving in Istanbul Airport, meet up with the transfer men, drive to your Istanbul hotel, apartment, or residential place.

End of the program

Includes
* Accommodation in a centrally located seaside 4-star hotel
* Pick-up and drop-off at your Istanbul hotel
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* 3 breakfast + 3 dinner + 3 lunches
* Admissions to the sites and parks
* Flight tickets from Denizli/Pamukkale to Istanbul
* All the fuel, parking fees, toll roads, ferry crossings with the transfers
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes
* Tips
* Drinks
* Travel Insurance

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