12 Days Classic Bus Tour
Starting from : € 899.00
. Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel.
. Day 2: Istanbul
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive at our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience The Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the Bosphorus, which is connecting Asia to Europe . The rest of the evening is your to enjoy Istanbul . Over night in Istanbul
. Day 3: Gallipoli
After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel/hostel and join your group and depart for Canakkale. The group will arrive in Eceabat at noon and begin the fully guided Gallipoli tour. Visiting Kabatepe Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand memorial. During the tour there will be a lunch break. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive in Canakkale. Over night in Canakkale.
. Day 4: Troy
After breakfast we depart for the ancient city of Troy. Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy , the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archeological diggings from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870's to the present day and on going. Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C. After Troy we will depart for Kusadasi, late arrival into Kusadasi.
. Day 5: Kusadası
We depart at 10:00 and we visit one of the best-preserved ruins in the world Ephesus. We tour this amazing site and wonder at the people who built and walked through this ancient city. We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary (supposedly where St. John brought her to live out her final days). After the tour we will visit a carpet-weaving centre, which belongs to the national arts of Turkey. In the evening, as being one of our optional activities, you will have the chance to experience the traditional Turkish bath. Over night in Kusadasi
. Day 6: Pamukkale
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. We then arrive at Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis , then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Over night in Pamukkale.
. Day 7: Bodrum
At 08:30 we depart for Bodrum. Bodrum as a city is quickly becoming one of the most sort after destinations in Europe and with such a precedence, it offers some fantastic adventures for any age group. You can spend your days walking the streets of Bodrum, experiencing the sights and smells of the markets or walk the shopping malls searching for your top designer labels. Over Night in Bodrum
. Day 8: Bodrum
10:00 Visit the Castle of St. Peter , the symbol of Bodrum. The Crusader castle was built by the Knights of St. John between 1402 and 1409. After being defeated in Smyrna (The ancient name of Izmir ), the Knights came to Halikarnassos and began the construction of the castle. Today on the walls of the castle you can see lots of stones from Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 12:00 See what is left of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum. Today you can see the cleared platform and some of the finds from the magnificent Mausoleum. The stones were used for the construction of the castle and some parts of the tomb are exhibited at the British Museum in London , England . 13:00 Visit the ancient theater The Theatre is located on the hillside overlooking Bodrum. The hillside theater that dates from the 4th century BC was built to seat 5.000 people. When rediscovered, it was not in very good condition and therefore has been recently restored. The view of the town from there is beautiful. Over night in Bodrum.
. Day 9: Bodrum
The day is yours. You do not have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park , scuba diving, fishing tour and many more. Over night in Bodrum.. Day 10: Bodrum
The day is yours again. You do not have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park , scuba diving, fishing tour and many more. Over night bus to Istanbul.
. Day 11: Istanbul
Check into hotel. Today you can rest or go shopping in the Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar, Taksim District, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul . It has nice bars, restaurants, café, cinemas a street in which is the centre of the Turkish Film Industry.
. Day 12: Istanbul (End of Tour)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Tours4Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Tours4Turkey ..