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£3,625 Per person
12 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
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Includes hotels

This itinerary travels south from Istanbul, visiting the Gallipoli Peninsula and the ancient ruined cities of Pergamon and Ephesus. You'll have time in small villages and at the Pamukkale terraces before finishing on the coast.

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the classical ruined cities of Pergamon and Ephesus.

  • Relax by the Mediterranean, on Turkey's Turquoise Coast.

  • See the impressive terraces of Pamukkale.

  • Stay in a beautiful boutique property amid orchards and vineyards.

  • Take a cruise along the Bosphorus in Istanbul.

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
  • Sirince
  • Pamukkale
  • Bodrum

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

Istanbul

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

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

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

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

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

Sirince

Today you'll visit the spectacular ancient ruined city of Ephesus with your guide, located only around half an hour from Sirince. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 8 Pamukkale

Sirince , Pamukkale

You leave Sirince today and drive further inland to the Pamukkale terraces.

Day 9 Bodrum

Pamukkale , Bodrum

This morning, explore the ruins of Hierapolis atop the Pamukkale terraces. Later, you drive to Bodrum via the beautiful ruined city Aphrodisias.

Day 10 Bodrum

Bodrum

At leisure to soak up the sun and enjoy the views and facilities of oceanside hotel.

Day 11 Bodrum

Bodrum

A further day at leisure. If you want to venture out to explore the peninsula, we recommend taking a public bus to Bodrum town, which has a plethora of places to eat and shop.

Day 12 International return flight

Bodrum , International return flight

Your private driver will take you to the airport, 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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