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Western Shore ex Istanbul
   
Tour length: 7 days
Departs: selected Saturday's
Start City: Istanbul
End City: Marmaris
Type of Holiday: Coach Tour

 

This fabulous tour, which will operate with a minimum of 2 people starts in Istanbul and travels to Marmaris via the Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale, Troy (of Trojan Horse fame), Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi and Pamukkale (known for the white lime cascades).  A great opportunity to continue onto Greece at the end of the tour.

 


ITINERARY                    
   
Day 1 - Saturday
  Istanbul Arrival
    Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.  Remainder of the day at leisure to relax after your flight or explore Istanbul. (D)
                                  
   
Day 2 - Sunday     Istanbul

  After breakfast at the hotel embark on a guided tour to the Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Spice Market.  Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
     
Day 3 - Monday
  Istanbul - Canakkale
    After breakfast drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula and visit major sites such as Anzac Cove, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine and the 57 th Regiment Memorial before crossing the Dardanelles.  Overnight stay in Canakkale. (B, D)
     
Day 4 - Tuesday
  Canakkale - Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi
    First stop on the itinerary today is Troy - site of the Trojan war.  Continue across the Ida mountains to Pergamum where you will visit the Acropolis.  Overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B,D)
     
Day 5 - Wednesday
  Kusadasi - Ephesus - Sirince - Kusadasi
    A short drive takes you to Ephesus, and a chance to discover the rich history behind local handicrafts such as hand-made carpets and leather.  Continue to the beautiful village of Sirince with time for shopping and wine tasting.  Return to Kusadasi for your overnight stay. (B,D)
     
Day 6 - Thursday
  Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Marmaris
    Drive through cotton farms enroute to Pamukkale with time to enjoy the beauty of the lime cascades and visit the ancient Hierapolis, before continuing to Marmaris for your overnight stay. (B, D)
     
Day 7 - Friday
  Marmaris
    After breakfast transfer to the port.  End of Services. (B)
     
Inclusions:









  * Arrival transfer from Istanbul airport (Sabiha Gokcen Airport is subject to surcharge)
* Departure transfer to Marmaris Port (Dalaman Airport is subject to surcharge)
* Accommodation with private facilities
* Meals as indicated in the itinerary
* Professional guides
* Sightseeing and entrance fees
* Luggage handling in the hotels
* Local taxes
* Museum entrance fees
* Travel Notes
     
Exclusions:

  * Personal expenses
* Tips to your tour guide and driver

     

 

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