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Tour 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.

Price includes

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival into Istanbul, you'll be met at the airport and driven to your centrally located hotel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Drive to Izmir today, to catch a flight back to Istanbul. Here, you'll board your return flight home.

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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