Ankara to Ephesus Pamukkale Pergamon Troy & Gallipoli Tours
5 Day Tours from Ankara to Ephesus, Pamukkale, Pergamon, Troy and Gallipoli
Day 1: Ankara – Izmir – Kusadasi
Fly from Ankara capital to Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir. Met on arrival at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and transfer to hotel in Kusadasi. Rest of the day is free. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 2 – Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel.
08.00 – Pick up from the hotel and meet with the local tour guide. Drive to Pamukkale for Pamukkale Calcium Terraces & Ancient City of Hierapolis tour.
Ancient Hierapolis & Pamukkale Tour
We will visit Pamukkale (Hierapolis), one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. Hierapolis Ancient City, the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantine Gate.Calcium Terraces, The terraces were formed by running warm spring water, at a temperature of 35 °C / 102 °F containing calcium bicarbonate.
** Swimming in ancient thermal spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suits with you.
At the end of the Pamukkale tour, return back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 3 – Ephesus Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Pick up from the hotel early in the morning and transfer to airport. You fly to Izmir. Arrival to Izmir airport and met by our travel team. Transfer to Ephesus and meet with our local tour guide.
Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour
You will firstly visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Our next stop will be Ephesus ancient city. You are going to visit the world famous ancient the Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, we are going to have a break for lunch. After the lunch, you are going to visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. That is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterward, you are going to visit the Isabey Mosque. At end of the Ephesus tour, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Kusadasi – Pergamon Tour – Canakkale (Breakfast, Lunch)
10.30 – We collected you right from your hotel in Kusadasi. Continue to Selcuk.
11.00 – Depart from Selcuk (Ephesus) and drive to Pergamum Ancient City.
13.00 – Arrive in Pergamon & have lunch at the local restaurant.
13.45 – Start to the Guided Pergamon & Acropolis Tour
Guided Pergamon & Acropolis Tour
The ancient Pergamon, which once the ancient world’s major power
Center of learning and the arts
The Library once held 200.000 books and Trojan
Temple of Trojan
Temple of Athena
Alter of Zeus (Now at Berlin Museum)
The lower Agora
The Gymnasium situated on terraces
The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000
Temple of Dionysus
At the end of the Pergamon tour, drive to Canakkale. Upon arrive in Canakkale and check into the hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 5 – Troy & Gallipoli Tour – Drive to Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch)
Open buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel.
08.30 – You will be picked up from the hotel for Fully Guided Troy Tour
Troy Ancient City Tour
The Trojan Horse
The 3700-year-old city walls
Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C.
The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
Current excavations in progress
The Odeon (Concert Hall)
Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX
11.30 – End of Troy tour, drive to Canakkale ferry station and take a ferry on the Dardanelles to Gallipoli peninsula.
12.00 – Lunch at the local restaurant in Eceabat at the Gallipoli.
13.00 – Depart for fully guided Gallipoli tour
Gallipoli Guided Tour
ANZAC Commemorative Site
Lone Pine Australian Memorial
Respect to Mehmetcik Statue
Johnston’s Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
57. Regiment Turkish Memorial
Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial
17.30 – End of the Gallipoli tour and depart for Istanbul.
22.00 – Arrive in Istanbul. Tour services end.