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£2,995 Per person
9 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

A great introduction to Turkey's history, culture and cuisine, exploring the fascinating city of Istanbul as well as a few of the country's best ruined sites.

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience the delights of Turkish cuisine.

  • Visit the poignant WWI battlefields of Gallipoli.

  • Explore the ancient ruined city of Pergamon.

  • Enjoy time to explore the characterful Alacati.

  • Marvel at the ruins of Ephesus.

Audley Travel specialist Jennifer

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Turkey. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
  • We work to your interests and budget
  • Advice from first-hand expertise
  • Istanbul
  • Canakkale
  • Pergamon
  • Alacati
  • Izmir

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

International outbound flight , Istanbul

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival into Istanbul, you'll be met at the airport and driven to your centrally located hotel.

Day 2 Istanbul


Embark on a full day tour of the city with your guide today, visiting highlights such as the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

Day 3 Istanbul


Another day with your guide, today you'll visit Dolmabahce Palace, the Chora Museum and the Spice Market, before embarking on a cruise along the Bosphorus.

Day 4 Canakkale

Istanbul , Canakkale

Today you leave Istanbul and travel out towards the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here you'll visit some of the battlefields and memorials with your guide, before continuing over the Dardanelles to Canakkale, where you stay tonight.

Day 5 Alacati

Canakkale , Pergamon , Alacati

You'll travel on to Pergamon today, visiting its ancient Acropolis and Asclepion. Continue on to the pretty seaside town of Alacati.

Day 6 Alacati


Today you embark on a day trip to the spectacular ancient ruined city of Ephesus, before returning to Alacati in the evening.

Day 7 Alacati


The day is at your leisure to explore at your own pace. Wandering the streets of Alacati is a pleasant way to spend your time, enjoying the cafes, boutique shops and chaotic antique stores dotted about town.

Day 8 Alacati


Another day at your leisure. The Cesme Peninsula has several beaches which, although aren't idea for sunbathing due to strong winds, have some lovely walks as well as great views across the water.

Day 9 International return flight

Alacati , Izmir , International return flight

Drive to Izmir today, to catch a flight back to Istanbul. Here, you'll board your return flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist Millie

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The specialist who designs your trip to Turkey will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip.

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