North West Turkey Tour

Places Covered : Kusadasi – Ephesus – Pergamon – Canakkale – Troy – Gallipoli - Istanbul
4 Nights/ 5 Days


DAY 1 – Kusadasi - Arrival Day

Welcome to Turkey! Today is your arrival day. Transfers are available from Izmir Airport, Kusadasi harbour or bus

station. Transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 2 – Ephesus - Kusadasi

(Breakfast and dinner included)

At 08.30, we depart for Ephesus (20 minutes’ drive) - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will become aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.

Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 3 – Pergamon - Canakkale

(Breakfast and dinner included)

After breakfast, we drive to Pergamum (45 minutes’ drive) - see Asklepion, Zeus's alter, the Red Bassilcia etc. Pergamon is the site of the Hellenistic - and later Roman city of Pergamon, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. Its foremost attraction is the Kizil Avlu or "Red Basilica", a huge edifice on the river not far from the acropolis, originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and converted to a basilica by the early Christians, when it was one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor addressed by St John in the book of Revelation - though sadly it's now a crumbling ruin with a mosque in one of its towers. After Pergamon, we continue towards the our hotel in Canakkale.

Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.

DAY 4 – Canakkale - Troy - Gallipoli - Istanbul

(Breakfast and dinner included)

After breakfast, we drive to Troy where you can explore the site of the legendary town, made famous by Homer in his Iliad and visit the Temple of Athena and have lunches in Eceabat. After Lunch visit the sites that have made Gallipoli a landmark and the memorial for all those that fell during the Battle of Gallipoli during World War 1. Gallipoli also stands as the birth place for the foundation of Turkey as we know it today. The rise of Turkeys founder Ataturk as well as the friendships formed between several nations during the battle for the Dardanels.

Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 5 – Istanbul - End of Tour

(Breakfast included)

Today your tour is over. Please make your own arrangements for departure remembering that your hotel will need you to check out before midday. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Tour Ends!!

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Tour Price Includes

  • Return Airport transfers
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Istanbul
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kusadasi
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Canakkale
  • Daily breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Guided Tour in Kusadasi
  • Guided Tour in Ephesus
  • Guided Tour in Pergamon
  • Guided Tour in Troy
  • Guided Tour in Gallipoli
  • Guided Tour in Canakkale
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • All Hotel/Airport and Intercity train transfers are Included

Tour Price Excludes

  • Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
  • Local City tax or Resort fee are to be paid directly at hotel/resort if applicable.

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