Istanbul to Samos Island Greece via Gallipoli Troy Pamukkale & Ephesus
You will start to the tour from Istanbul and arrive in Samos Island of Greece. We will collect you from your hotel and depart from Istanbul to Gallipoli war fields and visit Gallipoli on the same day and stay at the hotel. Next day, you will visit Troy ancient city and continue to Kusadasi. Stay three nights at the hotel in Kusadasi and explore the Ephesus ancient city, House of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale white terraces and Hierapolis ruins. Finally, we will take you to the Kusadasi ferry station and ferry to Samos island in Greece. Your tour will finish when you arrive in Greek island of Samos.
5 Days Istanbul to Gallipoli Troy Ephesus Pamukkale Tours & Ferry to Samos Greece
Day 1 – Istanbul – Gallipoli Tour
06.30 – Pick up from hotel in Taksim, Besiktas, Sisli, and Karakoy region
07:00 – Pick up from the hotel in Sultanahmet, Beyazid, Sirkeci, Laleli, and Aksaray.
07.15 – Pick up from the hotel in Ataturk Airport region.
08.30 – Have a stop for breakfast
11.45 – Arrive in Eceabat and have lunch.
12.55 – We will drive to Anzac cove for Gallipoli tour.
Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour with visits the Anzac Cove, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery (the grave of John Simpson), Kabatepe, Ariburnu Cemetery, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and ANZAC trenches and tunnels), ANZAC Commemorative Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Courtney’s & Steele’s Post Cemetery, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Quinn’s Post, Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Memorial, Sergeant Mehmet Turkish Memorial, The Nek, Walker’s Ridge Cemetery, Baby 700, Respect to Mehmetcik Memorial, Battleship Hill & Location of Mustafa Kemal’s Headquarters
17.30 – End of the Gallipoli tour.
Transfer to hotel. Check into hotel and Overnight.
Day 2 – Troia Tour – Kusadasi
Breakfast and check out from the hotel.
08.30 – Pick up from the hotel and we will drive to Troia Ancient City.
Troy Ancient City Tour
On Troia tour, you will visit and hear about: The Trojan Horse which was used in the movie Troy, Helen of Troy, The Trojan Wars, Battle between Achilles and Hector, The Trojan Horse which is in the Ancient City, The 3200 years old city walls of Troy VI and VII, The East gate of VI (VIP entrance of Troy VI), The Temple of Athena, Walls of Troy II and Megaron House
The ramp of Troy II, Walls of Troy I (The oldest ruins of Troy), The trench of Schliemann
The Scaean Gate, Sanctuary (Sacrificing Altars), Roman Bath, Odeon (Music theater), The Gate of Troy VI (Where possibly the tricky wooden horse was taken), South gate of Troy VI, Bouleuterion, Ruins of Agora (Marketplace)
At the end of the Troia ancient city tour, bus transportation to Ephesus via Izmir. upon arrival to Ephesus and transfer to Kusadasi. Check into the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 3 – Pamukkale & Ancient Hierapolis Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 am – 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
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel then we will drive to Pamukkale. There 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 spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suites with you.
At the end of the tour, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
08.30 – Our Travel team will collect you right from the hotel for fully guided Ephesus tour.
Ancient City of Ephesus & House of 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 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 the end of the Ephesus tour, transfer you back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Kusadasi – Samos Island in Greece
Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.
Our travel team will collect you right from the hotel for your ferry to Samos Island in Greece.
08.30 – Depart from Kusadasi ferry station.
10.30 – Upon arrival to Samos Island ferry station in Greece. Tour Ends.
Note: Please note that we can combine your travel between Samos, Mykonos, Santorini and Athens in Greece. Please inform us on your request.
Pick up and drop off at your Hotel
Light Breakfast on the way to go to Gallipoli
Gallipoli tour with lunch
1 Night hotel in Gallipoli with breakfast
Bus transportation from Canakkale to Ephesus
3 Nights hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast
Ephesus Tour with lunch
Pamukkale Tour with lunch
Guiding Service During the Tours
Entrance Fees to the sights
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Ferry ticket to Samos Island in Greece
Parking and Road tolls
Drinks at the lunches
Lunch on day 2
Entrance to Thermal Pool in Pamukkale
Exact pickup time will be given at the time of booking.
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pickup point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pickup time.
Comfortable shoes and a hat is recommended as shade is limited in summer time.
The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.