Tours From Istanbul to Gallipoli and Ephesus
This program is the only tour that covers a comfortable way to explore Gallipoli and Ephesus in two days and one night travel time. We will collect you right from your hotel in Istanbul and drive to Gallipoli. You will visit Gallipoli war Anzac sights and continue to Izmir by bus transportation. After your arrival in Izmir, our travel team will pick you up and continue to drive to the Kusadasi. You will have a night’s accommodation in Kusadasi. Next day, do the Ephesus tour including Ephesus ancient city, Virgin Mary House, Temple of Artemis, and Isabey Mosque. Transfer to Izmir airport and fly back to ıstanbul.
2 Days Gallipoli and Ephesus Tours from Istanbul
Day 1 – Istanbul – Gallipoli Tour – Kusadasi
06.00 – 06.30 – Pick up from hotel in Taksim, Besiktas, Sisli, and Karakoy region
06.30 – 07:00 – Pick up from the hotel in Sultanahmet, Beyazid, Sirkeci, Laleli, and Aksaray.
08.30 – Have a stop for breakfast (your own expense)
11.45 – Arrive in Eceabat and have lunch.
12.45 – Depart for Gallipoli Tour
Gallipoli Guided Tour
Beach Cemetery (the grave of John Simpson)
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
Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Memorial
Sergeant Mehmet Turkish Memorial
Walker’s Ridge Cemetery
Respect to Mehmetcik Memorial
Battleship Hill & Location of Mustafa Kemal’s Headquarters
17.30 – End of the Gallipoli tour. Transfer to Canakkale bus station for the bus to Izmir.
18.45 – Depart from Canakkale for Izmir.
23.30 – Arrival at Izmir bus station. Met on arrival at the bus station with our travel team and drive to Kusadasi/Selçuk. Check into the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selçuk.
Day 2 – Ephesus Tour – Flight to Istanbul
Breakfast and check out from the hotel.
08.30 – Our Travel team will collect you right from the hotel for a fully guided Ephesus tour.
Ancient City of Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour
You will first 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- the 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 lunch, you are going to visit the House of the 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 to Izmir Adnan Menderes airport for your late evening flight back to Istanbul.
19.40 – Flight from Izmir to Istanbul
(Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to availability)
20.50 – Arrival back to Istanbul. Our services will end at the airport.
Pick up and drop off at your Hotel
Gallipoli tour with lunch
Bus transportation from Canakkale to Izmir
Transfer from Izmir Bus Station to Kusadasi
Ephesus Tour with lunch
Guiding Service During the Tours
Entrance Fees to the sights
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
1 Night Accommodation with breakfast
Flight ticket to Istanbul
Parking and Road tolls
Drinks at the lunches
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.