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Ancient Wonders of Turkey

12 days from £3,995pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

  • Travel along the Gallipoli Peninsula, past historic battlefields and WWI memorials.

  • Visit the Acropolis and Asclepion of ancient Pergamon.

  • Enjoy local wine from the terrace of your boutique hotel in pretty Sirince.

  • Explore the spectacular ruined city of Ephesus.

  • Spend time exploring the ancient sites around Antalya.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Istanbul
  • Canakkale
  • Pergamon
  • Sirince
  • Izmir
  • Antalya

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Istanbul

Day 1 Istanbul

International outbound flight , Istanbul

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival into Istanbul airport you'll be met by your private driver and guide, and driven into the city to your hotel, where you stay for the next four nights.

Day 2 Istanbul

Day 2 Istanbul

Istanbul

Today you embark on a tour of some of the main highlights of Istanbul with your private guide, including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Rustem Pasa Mosque and the Spice Market.

Day 3 Istanbul

Day 3 Istanbul

Istanbul

Another day exploring with your guide; today you'll visit the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar.

Day 4 Istanbul

Day 4 Istanbul

Istanbul

This is your final day in Istanbul. Today you'll visit the Dolmabahce Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque, the Chora Museum, and embark on a cruise along the Bosphorus.

Day 5 Canakkale

Day 5 Canakkale

Istanbul , Canakkale

You leave Istanbul today and head towards the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here, you'll explore some of the many battlefields and memorials, before continuing across the Dardanelles to Canakkale, where you spend the night.

Day 6 Sirince

Day 6 Sirince

Canakkale , Pergamon , Sirince

Today you'll drive to Pergamon, where you explore the ancient Acropolis and Asclepion. Later, you'll continue onto the pretty village of Sirince.

Day 7 Sirince

Day 7 Sirince

Sirince

You have today entirely at your leisure to explore the village and surrounding countryside at your own pace. You could try a walk across the olive grove-covered hillside, or if you'd prefer to stay in Sirince it has a lovely local market which is excellent to explore. There is also the option of fruit wine tasting in the cellar of the village church.

Day 8 Sirince

Day 8 Sirince

Sirince

Today you'll visit the spectacular ancient ruined city Ephesus with your private guide, located only around half an hour from Sirince.

Day 9 Antalya

Day 9 Antalya

Sirince , Izmir , Antalya

Transfer to Izmir Airport then fly to Antalya. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your private driver and driven to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the streets and cafes of Antalya's pretty old town at your leisure.

Day 10 Antalya

Day 10 Antalya

Antalya

Visit the excellent Antalya Museum with your private guide this morning, then head out to the ruined city of Perge, and nearby Aspendos.

Day 11 Antalya

Day 11 Antalya

Antalya

Drive into the mountains with your private guide and driver to visit the ancient Termessos today. This is a spectacular ruined city located high in the mountains, accessible now only by a walking path. The views from the ruins are outstanding!

Day 12 International return flight

Day 12 International return flight

Antalya , International return flight

Transfer to the airport with your driver, ready for your flight back to Istanbul. Here, you will catch your return flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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