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Ancient wonders of Turkey

12 days from £4,130pp

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Tour highlights

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

  • Travel along the Gallipoli Peninsula, past historic battlefields and World War I memorials.

  • Visit the Acropolis and Asclepion of ancient Pergamon.

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

  • 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
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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 Şirince 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.

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

  • You'll be driven 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 cafés of Antalya's pretty old town at your leisure.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Istanbul
 
Çanakkale
 
Şirince
 
Antalya
 

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