Aegean Delight - 8 days land only

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire, discover exciting Istanbul, embrace Gallipoli, impressive Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast & Pamukkale's beautiful cascading mineral pools.
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Price:
R11 290
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DETAILS
From R11 290
Package ValiditySet departure dates between 06 JAN 2018 - 10 MAR 2018 & 03 NOV 2018 - 01 DEC 2018 . Tour departs Istanbul on a SAT. 
Duration8 days
DestinationTurkey
Starts inIstanbul 
Ends inIstanbul

Description

- Return airport/hotel transfers in Istanbul 
- 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Istanbul
- 1 night 4* hotel accommodation in Canakkale
- 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation Kusadasi
- 1 night 4* hotel accommodation in Pumukkale
- 1 night 4* hotel accommodation in Istanbul
- Breakfast daily & 4 dinners
- Guided sightseeing in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ruins of Ephesus & Pergamum, Pamukkale terraces & Hierapolis
- Assistance of an English speaking tour guide
- Highlights include IstanbuL, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Basilica Underground Cistern & Topkapi Palace, the Gallipoli Peninsular & the Aegean Coast

** High season supplements starting from an additional R1600 per person apply for set travel dates between 17 MAR 2018 - 31 OCT 2018

Day 1

SAT

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 2

SUN

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 3

MON

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale

Day 4

TUE

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası

Day 5

WED

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası

Day 6

THU

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale

Day 7

FRI

Bursa, Istanbul

Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 8

SAT

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.