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Treasures of Turkey: history, culture & beach

12 days from $7,900pp

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Tour 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.

12 days from $7,900pp

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Today you are at leisure to soak up the sun and enjoy the views and facilities of your oceanside hotel.

  • 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.

  • Your private driver will take you to the airport, ready for your flight back to Istanbul. Here, you will catch 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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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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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
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Çanakkale
 
Şirince
 
Pamukkale
 
Bodrum
 

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