11 days / 10 nights

Western Treasures Tour

Inclusions

sightseeing
transfer
activities
accomodation
meals

Themes

Honeymoon
Adventure
Family
Summer

Snapshot

Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches Istanbul - Blue Mosque Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site Istanbul - Topkapi Palace Pamukkale - Hierapolis Sirince - Village Troy - UNESCO Heritage site Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial Gallipoli Battlefields Tour Istanbul - Hippodrome Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site Site of the Temple of Artemis

Inclusions

Inbound Transfer - Istanbul New Istanbul Airport (IST) Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat Tips except driver and guide Entrance fees 
9 nights - accommodation. 
- 2 nights5 starIstanbulRadisson Pera Hotel
- 1 nightSpecial ClassÇanakkaleMD Barbaros Hotel
- 2 nightsBoutiqueKuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde Hotel
- 1 night4 starPamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel
- 3 nightsBoutiqueFethiyeMarina Boutique Hotel 
9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Exclusions

Suggested optional activities Tips - driver and guide Compulsory Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Thursday Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace. Overnight Istanbul
Day 2
Friday 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
Saturday Gallipoli Battlefields
Today we visit the WW1 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
Sunday Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kuşadası
Day 5
Monday 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
Tuesday Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning we will head 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
Wednesday Fethiye, Gulet
This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers. Overnight Fethiye - Harbour
Day 8
Thursday Fethiye, Gulet
This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Breakfast is served on deck before continuing the cruise to Dockyard Island, Tasyaka and Bedri Rahmi Bay. Tonight will be spent at a secluded cove or island. Overnight Göcek Bay
Day 9
Friday Gulet
Today we cruise to Gocek Island to swim, snorkel or just laze in the sunshine. Overnight Göcek Bay
Day 10
Saturday Fethiye
This morning we disembark from our gulet after breakfast and have a free day in Fethiye. Maybe get your adrenaline pumping paragliding over Oludeniz beach or maybe chill out on the beach below. Overnight Fethiye
Day 11
Sunday Fethiye
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. (B)

Accomodations

1 STAR
Colossae Thermal Hotel, Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel, Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, MD Barbaros Hotel, Marina Boutique Hotel or similar

Policies

Please Note: 1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 12. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves. 4. The 2020/2021 itinerary differs from 2019 :- - From Pamukkale we will transfer to Fethiye and board a gulet. - We will remain on the gulet for 3 days ending in Fethiye - It will be an 11 day itinerary

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