Tour Highlights: City tour of Istanbul, ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, ancient Medical Centre Asclepion, Ancient ruins of Ephesus, Hierapolis Roman Health Spa ruins and a 3 day/2 night Gulet cruise of the Lycian coast.
Departures: All Year Round
Duration: 10 Days & 9 Nights Includes 3 day Gulet Cruise
Cost: From $1660
DAY 1 – Istanbul
Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2 – Istanbul
Full day tour including Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. B
DAY 3 – Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair and Gbatepe War Museum before crossing the Dardanelles to Canakkale. BD
DAY 4 – Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse and tour the ancient Medical Centre, Asclepion, in Pergamum before continuing onto Kusadasi. BD
DAY 5 – Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage where she spent her final years. Later today visit a regional rug production centre. Afternoon optional Tour: Sardis or Sirince. BD
DAY 6 – Kusadası – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale with its white lime cascades. Visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools at our hotel. BD
DAY 7 – Hierapolis – Gocek or Fethiye
Visit the Hierapolis Roman Health Spa ruins before driving south to the resort city of Gocek or Fethiye to board a traditional gulet yacht. BD
DAY 8 – Yacht cruise (Lycian coast)
Sail across beautiful bays surrounded by high-forested hills. BL
DAY 9 – Yacht cruise (Lycian coast)
Continue cruising the Mediterranean Coast. Explore nearby Lycian ruins, swim, snorkel, or simply relax. BLD
DAY 10 – Marmaris
Your cruise finishes today with breakfast in Marmaris. B
Transfer: Our driver will pick you up and escort you to the Gulet or to your hotel in Marmaris.
Note: This is a great itinerary for connecting to the Greek Islands via Rhodes. Sunday departure tours in May, Sep and Oct will visit St. Sophia in Istanbul on the Tuesday before heading to Gallipoli, as it is closed on Mondays.
Note: Many other hotels are available. Please contact Touchdown Tours if you have a specific preference.
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How to Book
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