Turkey Express Itinerary
Take an express tour of Turkey as you travel to Istanbul, Gallipoli, Selcuk and Pamukkale, and visit Turkey's ancient relics and glorious Aegean coast.
Days 1-2 Istanbul
Travel to Istanbul and discover a magical city of minarets, mosques and markets that will inspire and delight. Get to know Sultanahmet or bargain with cheeky vendors in the Grand Bazaar. Be dazzled by the exquisite architecture of the Blue Mosque, sniff out the spice markets or grab a strong Turkish coffee and watch the world go by.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 3 Gallipoli Peninsula
Reflect on a tragic moment in history amid the moving memorials and windswept scenery along this peninsula. Experience how the stunning natural beauty of Gallipoli makes it hard to believe that one of the most devastating and fiercely fought battles of WWI was fought here.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 4-5 Ayvalik (May-September)
Take an optional trip to Troy where a little imagination can make the history of the ruins come to life. Later, in Ayvalik, relax on an Aegean cruise across the azure waters.
ACCOM: Pension - 2
Day 6 Selcuk
See how Ephesus, once the heart of the great Eastern Roman Empire, still retains some of its past glory. Then, maybe delve deeper into the area’s fascinating history at the Ephesus Museum or visit the Basilica of St John in Selcuk.
ACCOM: Pension - 1
Day 7 Pamukkale
Admire the pools at Pamukkale, which have been famed for their medicinal qualities since Roman times. Enjoy a warming dip at Hierapolis and, during winter, stop by Aphrodisias, a city dedicated to the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 8-10 Antalya
Discover a bewitching mix of history, charm and modern sophistication in Antalya. Visit the ruined city of Termessos, one of the best preserved archaeological sites in the region. During free time, wander through Kaleici to see relics of Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman occupation, visit ancient Hadrian's Gate and Hıdırlık Tower or be lured by the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Turkey Express Reviews
Our Turkey Express trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.
Turkey Express, June 2014
Salish was the absolute best guide I have ever had. His depth of knowledge along with his lovable personality made a trip that would have been good GREAT,
Review submitted 26 Jun 2014
Turkey Express, May 2014
I have never travelled on a tour before and had my 85 yo mother as a travelling companion. Suleyman Erkose was a delightful tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgable, was responsive to concerns I discussed about my mother's needs and was at all time a wonderful mix of professional and relaxed. In many ays his qualities were what made this tour so enjoyable.
Review submitted 14 Jun 2014
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