Aegean Treasures Tour Overview
Travel along the magnificent coastline of Turkey’s Aegean region, full of ancient Greek cities, on this tour from Istanbul. With your local guide, visit the battlegrounds of Gallipoli, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Troy and tour ancient ruins in Pergamon and Ephesus. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs of Hierapolis, admire the white limestone terraces of Pamukkale and get a taste for culture as you browse hand-crafted leather goods in Kusadasi. You’ll stay in 4- to 5-star hotels, with daily meals included, and enjoy comfortable transportation.
- Bus tickets and Flight ticket mentioned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
- All tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
- All tours with professional tour guide, Full travel insurance, All domestic taxes.
What is not Included
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
- Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.
- Items of a personal nature
- Medical services.
Guests will be collected from their hotel in Istanbul and travel to Ecebat via bus. Upon arrival in Ecebat, guests will have lunch before heading off on the tour of Troy. On the tour, guests will visit the many attractions including the famous Trojan Horse, sacrificial altars, houses of Troy which date back to 2500-1300BC, the Bouleuterion (Senate building), the Odeon (concert hall) and other remains of various cities, from Troy I to Troy IX. Guests also have the opportunity to explore the 3700 year old city walls. At the end of the tour, guests are transferred to their hotel in Ecebat.
Guests collected from their hotel after breakfast. On the tour, guests will get to marvel at the great panorama view from the hill-top as well as visit many attractions including the Aesculapius, Pergamon Acropolis, Athena and Trojan Temples, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, .Great Theatre and Roman Bath. At the end of the tour guests journey to Kusadasi/Selcuk and are dropped at their hotel for the night.
Guests are collected from their hotel after breakfast to take a 3-4 hour journey to Pamukkale. You can see phenomenal site well before you arrive in the village below. The water from these springs have a high mineral content (chalk, limestone and travertine) that cascading down the mountain, giving rise to the complexion of the mountains; resembling a frozen waterfall. The water contains a large amount of hydrogen carbonate and calcium, which results in the precipitation of calcium bi-carbonate. The combination of these elements attributes to the surreal landscape at Pamukkale as well as its place on the World Heritage list. Long before this listing, the Romans recognised the appeal of the area, building the spa city Hierapolis. At the completion of this tour, guests return to Kusadasi/Selcuk and are dropped at the hotel.
Guests collected from their hotel after breakfast. You will enter the ancient site at the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow walk downhill, being guided through the ruins if the Roman provincial capital. The tour makes its way past the amazing features of Ephesus including the Odem, the Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre. The theatre, which had seating for 25,000, is the site where St. Paul preached to the inhabitants of the city. The tour also includes the house of the Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains recognised by the Vatican as her final resting place. Another attraction is the Temple of Artemis, known as one the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today the foundations of this marvellous structure from the Hellenistic Age remain. At the end of the tour, guests are transferred to the Izmir airport and travel to Istanbul. Guests are met upon arrival in Istanbul and transferred to their hotel.
- Can be customized according to your wishes
- This tour is available all year round.
- There is no hidden cost.
- Departs daily
- Single supplement + % 15