Turkish Riviera Escape

Turkish Riviera Escape

9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
5 Places covered.
2N-Istanbul
1N-Gallipoli
2N-Kusadasi
1N-Pamukkale
2N-Antalya

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Itinerary :
DAY - 1

Arrive in Istanbul

Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our dedicated team of representatives will be eagerly awaiting to warmly welcome you and transfer you to your accommodation. Situated along the banks of the magnificent Bosphorus River, Istanbul is a vibrant city that serves as the gateway between two continents.

DAY - 2

Explore Istanbul's Main Attractions

Begin your day by experiencing the timeless beauty of Istanbul's iconic landmarks. Our first stop is the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which was once the heart of sports and social activities during the Byzantine Empire. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the remnants of this grand ancient stadium.

Next, we visit the awe-inspiring Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Built during the glorious era of the Ottoman Empire, this architectural marvel showcases stunning blue tiles adorning its inner walls. Witness the grandeur of this functioning mosque that continues to inspire awe.

Take a break and savor a delicious lunch, indulging in the flavors of Turkish cuisine. Afterward, we head to Asil Efendi, a hidden gem for a unique shopping experience. Here, you can find exotic spices, aromatic herbs, traditional Turkish sweets, and tantalizing coffee to enhance your journey's memories. We then transfer you back to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

DAY - 3

Gallipoli and Canakkale

Start your day early as we depart for Gallipoli, a place deeply entrenched in history. Along the way, we stop for a delightful breakfast, energizing you for the remarkable journey ahead. Upon reaching Gallipoli, immerse yourself in the poignant stories of bravery and sacrifice that unfolded on these battlefields.

Afterward, enjoy a flavorsome lunch before visiting the Gabatepe Museum, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, and Plugges Plateau. Each site bears witness to the indomitable spirit of those who fought during World War I. Finally, we escort you to your hotel for check-in and a well-deserved dinner.

DAY - 4

Troy and Pergamon

After a hearty breakfast, we set off for Troy, an archaeological and mythological marvel. Explore the legendary site that was once home to the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, immersing yourself in the captivating tales of ancient civilizations.

Enjoy a delectable lunch before venturing to the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. This renowned cultural and political center boasts impressive temples and a magnificent library. Take a moment to appreciate the exquisite local craft of jewelry, stones, and silver. Indulge in a brief shopping experience before we continue our journey to Kusadasi for check-in at your hotel and a delightful dinner.

DAY - 5

Ephesus and Sirince

The day begins with a sumptuous breakfast, followed by a guided tour of Ephesus, one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world. Explore the fascinating Temple of Artemis, wander through Curetes Street, admire the grand Roman baths, and marvel at the architectural splendor of the Celsus Library and the Grand Theatre.

Enjoy a break for a mouthwatering lunch, refueling your energy for the exciting experiences ahead. Afterward, immerse yourself in the art of carpet weaving, one of Turkey's oldest crafts. Continue to the picturesque Turkish village of Sirince, known for its enchanting Anatolian Greek-style architecture. Stroll through the village's white-painted houses, and delight in the renowned fruit wines produced here. Learn the art of fruit wine making from skilled Turkish winemakers and indulge your senses.

Next, we visit a leather goods center, where you can witness the craftsmanship and quality of Turkish leather products. Following the tour, you have spare time to shop at your leisure. Return to your hotel and relish a delicious dinner, reflecting on the wonders of the day.

DAY - 6

Pamukkale, the Cotton Castle

After a fulfilling breakfast, we embark on a journey to Pamukkale, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and savor a delightful lunch. Prepare yourself to witness the mesmerizing calcium terraces, also known as the "Cotton Castle." Explore the ruins of Hierapolis and immerse yourself in the historical significance of this captivating site. You will also have the option to take a dip in the rejuvenating waters of the natural springs.

Return to the hotel, where a delectable dinner awaits you, allowing you to unwind and reflect on the day's discoveries.

DAY - 7

Antalya, the Jewel of the Turkish Riviera

Following a scrumptious breakfast, we set off for Antalya, a city nestled along the stunning Turkish Riviera. Take a break and enjoy the scenic journey. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore and relax at your own pace. Savor the delightful flavors of lunch and dinner within the comfort of your hotel.

DAY - 8

Discover Antalya's Old Town and Duden Waterfalls

Start your day with a nourishing breakfast before embarking on a tour of Antalya's captivating old town. As you wander through its ancient streets, you'll be transported back in time to the era of the sprawling Roman town that once thrived here.

Take a leisurely break for lunch, savoring the local cuisine at one of the charming eateries. Afterward, we continue our adventure to Duden Waterfalls, where numerous streams cascade down the slopes of the majestic Taurus Mountains, creating a mesmerizing spectacle as they converge with the Mediterranean Sea.

As the tour concludes, we escort you back to your hotel. In the evening, indulge in a delightful dinner, savoring the flavors of Antalya.

DAY - 9

Departure

On this final day of your incredible journey, we bid you farewell. After breakfast, we transfer you to Antalya Airport for your flight back to Istanbul, where you can continue your onward connection.

Tour Information :

The Turkey tour provided by Holidays Crowd is a carefully curated itinerary that showcases the best of this captivating country. Over the course of your trip, you'll have the opportunity to explore Istanbul, Antalya, Gallipoli, Kusadasi, and Pamukkale, each offering its own unique charm and attractions. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 When planning your Turkey tour, it's important to consider the best time to visit. The country experiences a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The peak tourist season is during the summer months from June to August when the weather is ideal for beach activities and exploring historical sites. However, if you prefer fewer crowds and milder temperatures, the spring and autumn months of April-May and September-October are also great times to visit. 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐝? Holidays Crowd is your trusted travel companion, known for providing exceptional tour packages and top-notch services. With their expertise and attention to detail, they ensure a seamless and memorable experience for every traveler. Choose Holidays Crowd for their reliability, professionalism, and dedication to customer satisfaction. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐃𝐨 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐛𝐮𝐥, 𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢, 𝐊𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐬𝐢, 𝐏𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐤𝐤𝐚𝐥𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐚 Istanbul In Istanbul, immerse yourself in a city where East meets West. Visit the iconic Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine architecture, and explore the stunning Blue Mosque. Take a stroll through the bustling Grand Bazaar, where you can find exquisite carpets, spices, and traditional Turkish handicrafts. Don't miss the opportunity to cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, admiring the city's skyline and historic landmarks. Gallipoli Gallipoli holds great historical significance as the site of the World War I battlefields. Pay your respects at the moving memorials and gain a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made during the war. Explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and learn about its rich history through informative guided tours. Kusadasi Kusadasi is a vibrant coastal town renowned for its beautiful beaches and lively atmosphere. Relax on sandy shores, swim in crystal-clear waters, or partake in various water sports. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus, home to fascinating archaeological ruins, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Pamukkale Pamukkale, meaning "Cotton Castle" in Turkish, is a natural wonder that will leave you in awe. Marvel at the cascading terraces of white mineral-rich travertine pools, which have formed over centuries. Unwind in the thermal waters that flow through the terraces, known for their healing properties. Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, located atop Pamukkale, and discover its well-preserved ruins. Antalya Antalya, often called the Turkish Riviera, offers breathtaking landscapes and a vibrant city atmosphere. Enjoy the golden beaches and take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque harbor. Explore the ancient city of Perge and marvel at its well-preserved Roman ruins. Don't forget to visit the Antalya Museum, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the region's history. 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐛𝐮𝐥, 𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢, 𝐊𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐬𝐢, 𝐏𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐤𝐤𝐚𝐥𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐚 During your Turkey tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit numerous incredible attractions. Some of the must-visit places include: Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise. Gallipoli: Battlefields, Memorials, Gallipoli Peninsula. Kusadasi: Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Beaches. Pamukkale: Terraced Pools, Thermal Waters, Hierapolis. Antalya: Beaches, Old Town, Perge, Antalya Museum. 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬 To make the most of your Turkey tour, keep these travel tips in mind: Dress modestly when visiting religious sites and mosques. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun. Sample the delicious local cuisine, including kebabs, baklava, and Turkish tea. Bargain at the local markets for unique souvenirs. Be respectful of Turkish customs and traditions. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 While exploring Turkey, it's important to be aware of the following: Avoid drinking tap water; opt for bottled water instead. Be cautious of your belongings and avoid crowded areas. Respect local customs and traditions, especially in conservative areas. Avoid political demonstrations and gatherings. Check for any travel advisories or warnings before your trip. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 During your Turkey tour, you'll cover various destinations, each with its own unique appeal. Here's an overview of the approximate distances between the major cities: Istanbul to Gallipoli: Around 320 kilometers (200 miles). Gallipoli to Kusadasi: Approximately 330 kilometers (205 miles). Kusadasi to Pamukkale: Roughly 185 kilometers (115 miles). Pamukkale to Antalya: About 235 kilometers (145 miles). Antalya to Istanbul: Around 715 kilometers (445 miles). Embark on a mesmerizing Turkey tour with Holidays Crowd, and uncover the rich history, captivating landscapes, and warm hospitality of this extraordinary country. From the vibrant streets of Istanbul to the breathtaking coastlines of Antalya, this journey promises an experience like no other. Book your Turkey tour package today and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Inclusions / Exclusions :

INCLUSIONS

• TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English-speaking local guides during the scheduled activities (Day 2-6 and 8) Spanish, French, German or Italian speaking guide (Day 2-6 and 8) - optional extra

• ACCOMMODATION: 8 nights’ accommodation

• MEALS: 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches in local restaurants (Day 2-8), 6 Dinners at the hotel (Day 3-8)

• TRANSPORT: Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport to the hotel (Day 1), Departure transfer from the hotel to Antalya Airport (Day 9), Shared transportation in an air-conditioning bus throughout the tour, Domestic flights from Antalya to Istanbul (Day 9)

• ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Istanbul city tour (Day 2); Gallipoli tour (Day 3); Troy and Pergamon tour (Day 4); Ephesus and Sirince village tour and wine tasting experience (Day 5); Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) Tour (Day 6); Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls (Day 8)

• OTHER: Meet & greet (Day 1)

Exclusions

• International flights

• Turkey entry visa

• Expenditures of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program.

• Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section.

• Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

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