5-Day Aegean Tour From Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale And Hierapolis

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  • Duration: 5 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Cankurtaran, Akbıyık Cd. No: 17, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    Returns to original departure point
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    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Travel along the breathtaking coastline of Turkeys Aegean region, full of ancient Greek cities, on this tour from Istanbul. With your local guide, visit the battlefields of Gallipoli, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Troy and tour ancient ruins in Pergamum 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 and explore a silk bazaar in Bursa. Youll stay in 4- to 5-star hotels, with daily meals included, and enjoy comfortable transportation.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Day 1: Istanbul -- Gallipoli -- anakkale (D)
Youll be picked up from your Istanbul hotel and taken to the Gallipoli peninsula for a tour of the World War I battlefields and other war-related sites with your guide. Visit the Lone Pine Memorial and Chunuk Bair Memorial, as well as Anzac cove, the Nek, Johnston's Jolly and original trenches and tunnels.

Afterward, head to your hotel in the town and seaport of anakkale.

Overnight: 4-star Iris hotel or similar in anakkale

Day 2: anakkale Troy -- Pergamum -- Kusadasi (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast in the morning and then step back in time on a visit to Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home of the famed Trojan Horse. Here, learn about the city's fascinating ancient history, including its connection to Homers Odyssey.

Continue your tour to Pergamum, an ancient Greek city, where youll visit the magnificent acropolis whose impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time.

After your tour, head to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner.

Overnight: 4-star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi

Day 3: Kusadasi -- Ephesus -- Kusadasi (B, D)
After breakfast, absorb yourself in history with a day trip to Ephesus. Conjure up images of the grandeur of Turkey under Roman rule on a tour around its ruins, seeing highlights like the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Break for lunch and then head to a local carpet village, where youll learn about the tradition of carpet weaving and see carpets being made by hand. In the evening, head back to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner.

Overnight: 4-star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi

Day 4: Kusadasi Pamukkale Hierapolis -- Pamukkale (B, D)
Start your morning with breakfast and then browse a display of locally hand-crafted leather goods. Then, head to Pamukkale to admire the magnificent white limestone terraces, known as travertines.

Enjoy a tour of the ancient city of Hierapolis to see the magnificently preserved Necropolis, its main street fronted by gates, Basilica of St Philippe and a Greek-Roman theater.

You can also take a dip in the hot springs, which were used in Roman times because of their therapeutic powers. After your relaxing soak, head back to Pamukkale for dinner in the evening.

Overnight: 5-star Colossae hotel or similar in Pamukkale

Day 5: Pamukkale -- Istanbul
On your fifth day, journey back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit famous Green mosque and explore a silk bazaar. When you arrive, youll be taken to your hotel to conclude your tour.


Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

4 nights of accommodation

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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  • 28-Oct-2019

    Not to be missed. For insights into the complex history which makes up this part of the world, treat yourself to this memorable experience.

  • 04-May-2018

    Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable and personable guide. We were a small group of 11 people from almost all parts of the world and bonded well with each other. Only regret that the tour was only 5 days! Highly recommended.

  • 29-Oct-2017

    Good food, good hotel, guide with great English, hotel pick up service. Can't complain much.

  • 08-Sep-2017

    the sights were great. galliopli was the best. to stand their at the historic battlefield i was honored. troy was awesome as well. wasn't as big as i thought it was. Kusadasi is a great place town to go and have a lot of fun. it's like a resort town, right by the beach. pregamum had the best view. love the natural white mountain and little waterfalls that you can walk down. every site had a ancient theater. no matter what. the thing i didn't like was the tourist traps shops . i didn't like all that shopping. don't get me wrong all those shops had some good products, but they we''re expensive. it expect it to be part of the tour. jewelery, ceramtics, jackets coats that are made of leather. they're all good, but cost a lot. our tour guide was great and the driver was also great. I highly recommend Aran as a tour guide.

  • 08-Aug-2017

    A tour to remember. We had a wonderful tour guide. Very informative. The drive was long, but worth it. The bus was comfortable. The scenery amazing.

  • 14-May-2017

    Really enjoyed our tour! Plus it was a great value. Ahmet, our tour guide, was great : The places we saw were fantastic! We took someone's advice from a previous review about flying back to Istanbul instead of taking the bus back because it was mostly a travel day, like 9-10 hours, and we're glad we did. Got a cheap flight and got another full day in Istanbul. Definitely recommend this tour.

    Rebecca R,

  • 28-Sep-2016

    What a wonderful tour. Our guide Khan was so passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Turkey and it made the tour really meaningful. He had some wonderful stories and made all feel very comfortable. Our hotels were well appointed and clean and we had time to explore on our own. Country Turkey was beautiful and the people so accommodating and friendly.
    Highlights were Gallipoli and the Travertine Terraces.

  • 09-Jul-2016

    Rich historic sites: Troy, Ephesus and Hierapolis. The guide was very knowledgeable. Gallipoli is of interest to those with an interest in the Second War history. The views are beautiful. Hierapolis if you are really interested in the history it is difficult to cover the 8km and the calcium terrace especially on a blazing hot day. It would be worthwhile to take the motor bike. No helmet! When excavation/restoration are completed on this site it will be stunning. Lots of driving in a comfortable van. It is really a four day tour the fifth is mostly driving back to Istanbul. Given the value of time an option may be to spend the day exploring and fly back to Istanbul in the evening.

  • 12-Apr-2016

    Amazing tour! Charman our guide was fantastic. 5 stars for knowledge. The iris hotel in Cannukale was ok. The bed was really hard and uncomfortable but room was clean. The other hotels were very good. Overall a very good experience and I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.

  • 13-Dec-2015

    It's very difficult to put in to words how amazing this tour was. From Gallipoli to Pamukkale, every single moment was sensational. The in depth discussions about every place visited to the food we were eating at each stop was great. Charma sp? the guide was out of this world awesome and incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about Turkey. I highly highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see the awesome sites of Turkey, but definitely look at going for the 7 day tour to get even more.

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