Ancient Wonders

Ancient Wonders

6 Days / 5 Nights Duration (approx.) Istanbul / Izmir Start/End Point EN Language Thursday Frequency Group Type


Discover the historical west of the country and it’s ancient wonders in comfortable hotels enjoying the delicious local food


  • 1

    Istanbul -Arrival

    Upon arrival, meeting in the airport (exit gate of the arrival hall), transfer to the hotel, night at the hotel

  • 2


    Breakfast at the hotel, Full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding Harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. (Possibility to Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment), night at the hotel

  • 3

    Istanbul / Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Canakkale

    After Breakfast, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for dinner and night at the hotel

  • 4

    Canakkale / Troy / Pergamum / Izmir

    Breakfast at the hotel and heading for the Visit of Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy Lunch with locals in a traditional local village . Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to İzmir for overnight. (Possibility to join an Optional Dinner at local restaurant), night at the hotel

  • 5

    Izmir / Ephesus & St. Mary’s House / Izmir

    Breakfast and depart to the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. (Possibility to join an Optional Dinner at local restaurant) , night at the hotel

  • 6

    Izmir / Airport – end of the trip

    After breakfast, Transfert to Izmir airport, end of the trip

The Price Includes
  • The transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • All transportation by a air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Local expert guide and driver
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites in the program
  • All taxes and service charges
The Price does not Include
  • International and/or Domestic Flight’s Tickets
  • Entry Visa to the country
  • Extras and Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned as Included
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Tipping

Children Policy
Children policy will be applied to children who share rooms with 2 Adults, maximum one child sharing the 2 adults' accommodation

  • Child up to 2 years old totally free of charge
  • Child between 2 and 5.99 years old pay 50% of adult rate
  • Child between 6 and 11.99 years old pay 75% of adult rate
  • Child 12+ years old is considered as adult person and pay same rate
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