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Aegean Shore tour

Day 1 Fri — ARRIVE Istanbul

Arrive at Istanbul Airport. Meet our staff and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner at guests' expense.

Day 2 Sat — Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel and a full day excursion in Istanbul including the Byzantine Hippodrome where horses and chariots raced once upon a time; the Blue Mosque famous for its interior tiles; the Hagia Sophia Church with its Byzantine mosaics; Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for about 400 years; and finally the Grand Bazaar with more than 3,000 shops. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

Day 3 Sun — Istanbul / Gallipoli / Canakkale

After breakfast at the hotel, an early drive to Gallipoli (approximately 4 hours) to visit the Anzac Cove, Conk Bair, Lone Pine, 57th Regiment memorial and the War museum. Cross the Dardanelles with a ferry and overnight in Canakkale. (B-D)

Day 4 Mon — Canakkale / Troy / Pergamum / Kusadasi

Breakfast at the hotel and depart for Troy to see itís magnificent historical heritage on several levels of the ancient city. Driving around the legendary mountain Ida, arrive at Pergamum to visit the Acropolis overlooking the valley. Proceed to Kusadasi and overnight. (B-D)

Day 5 Tue — Ephesus

After Breakfast, a short drive to visit the magnificent Ephesus site with its beautiful Library and largest theater in Asia Minor; visit also Virgin Mary's House which is recognized as a Shrine by Vatican as well. Return to Kusadasi after time for shopping and overnight. (B-D)

Day 6 Wed — DEPART Kusadasi

After breakfast, transfer to Kusadasi Port. End of services. (B)

It is possible to combine this tour with mini package tours, or extend your stay in Istanbul or Izmir.

(B) Breakfast - (D) Dinner

Departure dates in 2010:

  • April 16 & 30
  • May 7 & 14 & 21 & 28
  • June 4 & 18 & 25
  • July 16 & 30
  • August 6 & 20 & 27
  • September 3 & 10 & 17 & 24
  • October 1 & 8 & 15 & 22

Notes

This tour is a Guaranteed Departure Tour run on Fridays (Day 1) from Istanbul on certain dates between April - October only, you can see the operating dates above but it's adviced to re-confirm the exact dates. Arrival at Istanbul can be arranged before Friday (we can arrange extra nights in Istanbul for you) but it's important that clients depart for Gallipoli on Sunday morning to join the group. Order of the visits may be changed for the convenience of the tour. Depending on the seasonal occupancies, Canakkale stay may be swapped to Guzelyali town. Istanbul - Canakkale track is a long drive. This tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants.

ALL TRAVEL SERVICES FOR THIS TOUR ARE BEEN ARRANGED BY A GOVERNMENT LICENSED & RELIABLE TRAVEL AGENCY

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