Classical Turkey Tour

Think of Western Turkey and a host of great archaeological sites come to mind. Unsurpassable the monuments of Istanbul with the St. Sophia Church and the famous Blue Mosque. No other city in the world is as scenic as Pergamum Acropolis on the top of hill. Only the Bosphorus river cruise takes you on a whole magical journey between two continents, Europe and Asia, during the boat ride in the world. The world’s oldest and largest bazaars are located in the cities center of Istanbul, Bursa, and Edirne. All are very colorful and bustling and almost everything is available underneath their old brick domes. In this trip, you’ll visit Troy and see the Trojan Horse along with the eternal story between Helen & Menelaus which caused ten years bloody war, between Trojans and Spartans. When you’re at top of Assos Acropolis in this tour, you might be hearing the echoes of Aristo’s lectures coming through winds. Back then in Assos, St Paul sailed to Lesbos in the second half the first century AD. All over, this tour package is a perfect historical journey in the western part of Turkey with GuideOmer.

Activity Level

Moderate

Comfort Level

Deluxe or Uncommon Hotels

Best Time of Year

Ideal (MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT)

Not Recommended 

(NOV, DEC, JAN, FEB, MAR)

TOUR DURATION

10 days

Day-by-Day Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul
Greeted by GuideOmer and transferred to the hotel. Then join the welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (D)
 
Day 2: Istanbul
In the morning, the old city tour with the museums, mosques and bazaars and in the late afternoon, enjoying the Bosphorus river cruise. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
 
Day 3: Istanbul – Bursa
Heading to Bursa by the fast car ferry in the morning. Then visits to Grand Mosque, Green Mausoleum and the Silk Market in the afternoon. Overnight in Bursa. (B)
 
Day 4: Bursa – Ankara
Depart for Ankara. Visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, and strolling around the old part of Ankara. Overnight in Ankara. (B)
 
Day 5: Ankara – Usak
En route to Usak, visits to the King Midas Mound and ancient Gordion at Yassihoyuk. Then exploring the Phrygian valleys. Overnight in Usak. (B)
 
Day 6: Usak – Bergama
Driving towards Bergama. En route explore the old Sardes. Then visits to ancient Pergamum sites, such as Acropolis, Red Hall, and Asklepion. Overnight in Bergama.(B).
 
Day 7: Bergama- Canakkale
Heading to ancient Assos in Behramkale, and then visiting the famous Troy. Overnight in Canakkale. (B)
 
Day 8: Canakkale – Edirne
Crossing the Dardanelles. Visits the World War I memorial sites. Later the day, enjoy the historical sites in Edirne. Overnight in Edirne. (B)
 
Day 9: Edirne – Istanbul
In the morning, more visits in Edirne; then head to Istanbul. Farewell dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (B,D)
 
Day 10: Istanbul – Return
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Istanbul airport. Safe and nice trip to home. (B)
 

Includings

Transfers, Ferries, Best available hotels, Modern Vehicles, All admissions’ fees, the meals as indicated in the tour program, all taxes, all tolls, all parking fees, and the professional official guiding throughout the tour itinerary.

Excludings

The personal expenses, the international flight tickets, the domestic flight tickets, the other optional shows and tours which are not mentioned in the tour program, and any gratuities to the drivers and the guides are not included.

Pricings

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occurancy
10 days from $7,495 per person
Single supplement $2,495
Limited to 18 guests
Guaranted departures with just Two Guests

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