Turkey

Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Syria and Iraq to the south; Iran, Armenia, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; Georgia to the northeast; Bulgaria to the northwest; and Greece to the west.

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Bodrum Castle, Turkey

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: About this sound Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (help·info)), is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia, largely located in Western Asia, with the smaller portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Syria and Iraq to the south; Iran, Armenia, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; Georgia to the northeast; Bulgaria to the northwest; and Greece to the west. The Black Sea is to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.[5] Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.

Aegean Prelude Tour (6 Nights & 7 Days)

Istanbul – Canakkali – Kusadasi – Marmaris

Day 01: Arrival 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 : Stay in Istanbul.

Day 02: Full-day Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.


Overnight : Stay in Istanbul.

Day 03: Gallipoli Battlefields/Canakkali

Today we visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.


Overnight : Stay in Canakkali. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 04: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum/Kusadasi

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.


Overnight : Stay in Kusadasi. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 05: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 5: 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 : Stay in Kusadasi. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 06: Pamukkale, Hierapolis/Marmaris

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading 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 : Stay in Marmaris. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 07: Depart Marmaris

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the ferry port. (Breakfast)

Hotels Provided

City Hotels
Istanbul Momento Hotel
Canakkale Iris Hotel
Kusadasi Tatlises Hotel
Marmaris Anemon Hotel

Package Includes:

  • Inbound Transfer: Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to hotel.
  • Outbound Transfer: Marmaris – hotel to Marmaris Harbour.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach.
  • Entrance fees.
  • 6 nights accommodation.
  • 6 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners.

Package Excludes:

  • Mills not included.
  • Expenses of personal nature (like telephone bill, shopping etc.)
  • Tips to driver & Guide.