Embark on a 7 Nights, 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul, unraveling the mysteries of legendary sites and ancient wonders. Immerse yourself in a journey through time and history.
Unveiling History: 7 Nights, 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour from Istanbul
Discover the secrets of the past on our 7-night, 8-day tour from Istanbul. Immerse yourself in legendary tales and archaeological wonders as we explore captivating historical sites, unlocking the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
7 Nights 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul
Let us take you our 7 Nights 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey! Whether you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, our staff will be there to greet you. They will assist you with the transfer to your hotel, ensuring a smooth journey from the airport to your accommodation. After arriving at the hotel, you will check in and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour
- Hotel Pick-up (08:00 - 09:15): Your day begins with a personalized pick-up from your hotel or specified location between 08:00 and 09:15. Our friendly team ensures a comfortable start to your adventure.
- Hagia Sophia: Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is a masterpieceof grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind's greatest treasures.
- Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Mosque): No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time.
- Hippodrome and Obelisk: The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or " plaze of the horses" stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
- Shopping Opportunity
- Grand Covered Bazaar ( Kapali Carsi): The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city.
- Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire.
- 17:00 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and full day Byzantine,Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended.
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul: Istanbul to Eceabat
- Early Morning: Pick-up from your hotel at 06:00 AM.
- Morning to Noon: Travel to Eceabat.
- Afternoon: Arrive in Eceabat at 12:00 PM and enjoy lunch.
- Afternoon to Evening: Commence the Gallipoli day tour with our expert English-speaking guide.
Gallipoli Tour Highlights:
- Brighton Beach
- Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
- ANZAC Cove
- Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
- Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
- Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches)
- View of Shrapnel Valley
- Turkish Memorial
- The Nek and Walker’s Ridge
- Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
- Evening: Transfer to your hotel in Canakkale.
- Overnight: Stay overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4: Troy Tour and Bergama - Pergamon Acropolis Tour - Overnight in Kusadasi
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM: Start the day with a buffet breakfast to fuel your energy.
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM: Transfer to Canakkale by ferry.
08:45 AM - 10:30 AM: Troy Tour:
- The Trojan Horse: Symbol of epic stories.
- Sacrificial Altars: Insights into ancient rituals.
- 3700-year-old city walls: Silent witnesses to centuries of history.
- Houses of Troy I (dating back to 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C.): Insights into daily life through the ages.
- The Bouleuterion (Senate Building) and The Odeon (Concert Hall): Hubs of governance and culture.
- Remains of various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX: A journey through layers of history.
10:30 AM: Conclusion of the Troy tour, departure to Bergama.
13:30 PM: Lunch in Bergama.
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM: Pergamon Acropolis Tour:
- The Acropolis: Offering majestic views and historical significance.
- The Library (formerly home to 200,000 books): A place of knowledge and wisdom.
- Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, Altar of Zeus (now at the Berlin Museum): Testament to ancient Greek architecture and mythology.
- The Gymnasium situated on terraces, The lower Agora: Insights into daily life in the past.
- The Hellenistic Theater (with a seating capacity of 10,000), Temple of Dionysus: A window into the cultural and
The tour concludes at 17:30 PM, after which you'll depart for Selcuk or Kusadasi, arriving in Selcuk at 20:30 PM and in Kusadasi at 21:30 PM.
Day 5: Full Day Ephesus Tour - Overnight in Kusadasi.
Step into the Ancient World and Discover Ephesus
After breakfast, meet your tour guide and set off to explore the fascinating ancient city of Ephesus.
Highlights of the Day:
- Temple of Artemis: Start your journey by visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Discover the ancient cult dedicated to Artemis, making Ephesus a renowned pilgrimage destination in antiquity.
- The Ruins of Ephesus: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Ephesus as you explore its ruins, including a concert hall, marketplaces, colonnaded streets, temples, fountains, libraries, theaters, and the enchanting Arcadian Way.
- Lunch: Take a break and enjoy a delightful lunch, refueling for the rest of your day.
- The House of Virgin Mary: Visit the House of Virgin Mary, a place with deep religious significance, believed to be the residence of the Virgin Mary during her time in Ephesus. The exact location of her passing was revealed through Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision.
As the day draws to a close, we'll transfer you to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay in Kusadasi, where you can reflect on the wonders of Ephesus.
Day 6: Pamukkale Hierapolis Ancient City Tour, Bus to Antalya - Overnight in Antalya
As the sun rises, a new adventure begins. Following a hearty breakfast, we'll be there to pick you up. You'll meet your tour guide and set off for Pamukkale, where you'll explore the ancient city of Hierapolis. Here's what your day holds:
- Unique White Calcium Waterfall: Your first stop is the mesmerizing natural wonder of the white calcium waterfall. This geographical phenomenon is a sight to behold and capture. The striking white terraces create a stunning contrast against the surrounding landscape.
- Lunch Break: A delicious lunch will be provided to energize you for the rest of your exploration.
- Hierapolis: Next, you'll step into the ancient health spa of Hierapolis. This city boasts the largest necropolis (cemetery) in Asia Minor, an awe-inspiring testament to its history. You'll wander through impressive ruins and visit a splendid theatre that harkens back to ancient times.
At the conclusion of this captivating tour, we'll transfer you to the bus station, where you'll embark on a comfortable journey to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you'll spend the night, reliving the day's adventures and anticipating what tomorrow will bring.
Note : Cleopatra Pool entrance fee is not included in the Pamukkale tour. Guests who wish to enter the pool can do so by paying the entrance fee separately.
Day 7: Antalya Old City and Waterfall Tour - Overnight in Antalya
Your seventh day in Turkey begins with another exciting adventure. After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, we'll pick you up at approximately 09:30 AM. The day's itinerary includes:
- Antalya Archaeology Museum: Our first stop is the Antalya Archaeology Museum, the largest museum in Turkey. Located in Konyaalti, Antalya, this museum houses an incredible collection that will take you on a journey through the region's rich history.
- Duden Waterfall: Our next destination is the stunning Duden Waterfall. Here, you'll have the chance to marvel at the Antalya coastline while surrounded by the lush greenery of the park that envelops the falls. This natural wonder offers a unique opportunity to connect with Turkey's scenic beauty.
- Antalya City Center: After visiting the waterfall, we'll head to the heart of Antalya, the city center. You'll have the chance to enjoy a delightful lunch and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
- Free Time: Following lunch, you'll have some free time to explore Antalya at your own pace. Whether you wish to shop for souvenirs, stroll through the city's streets, or relax at a local café, the choice is yours.
- Return to Hotel: At the appointed time, you'll meet up with your tour guide at the designated meeting point. From there, we'll provide your transfer back to your hotel, ensuring a convenient and enjoyable end to the day.
As the sun sets over Antalya, you'll have the evening to reflect on the memories you've made throughout the day and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.
Day 8: Free Day and Airport Transfer to Finalize Your Trip
Your exciting 8 days journey through Turkey is coming to a close. On this final day, you'll have some free time to relax and make the most of your last moments in this captivating country. Here's what to expect:
- Free Day: After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you'll have an entire day to spend as you please. Whether you want to explore more of Antalya, do some last-minute souvenir shopping, or simply relax at your hotel, it's your day to enjoy at your leisure.
- Airport Transfer: As your departure time approaches, we'll arrange for your transfer to Antalya Airport. Our team will ensure that you reach the airport in a timely and stress-free manner, allowing you to catch your onward flight.
With the memories of your remarkable journey still fresh in your mind and your heart filled with the beauty and experiences of Turkey, you'll board your flight with a deep appreciation for the adventures you've had.
We hope that your 8 days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul has been everything you dreamed of and more. As you take off and soar into the sky, you carry with you the culture, history, and warmth of Turkey. We wish you a pleasant flight and hope to welcome you back to this extraordinary land in the future. Safe travels!
Inclusions of 7 Nights 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul
- Private Transportation: Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- Accommodation: 2 Nights in Istanbul with Breakfast
- Accommodation: 1 Night in Canakkale with Breakfast
- Accommodation: 2 Nights in Kusadasi with Breakfast
- Accommodation: 2 Nights in Antalya with Breakfast
- Full Day Istanbul City Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch Included
- Full Day Gallipoli Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch Included
- Full Day Troy and Pergamon Tour : Transportation, Guidance Included
- Full Day EphesusTour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
- Full Day Pamukkakle Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
- Full Day Antalya Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
Exclusions of 7 Nights 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul
- International Flights to Turkey: Please note that the package does not include international flights to Turkey. Travelers are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Turkey
- Personal Travel Insurance: To ensure a worry-free journey, we recommend securing personal travel insurance that covers unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost luggage.
- Visa for Turkey: Travelers are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa to enter Turkey. Ensure that you have the required travel documents well in advance of your departure. Check with the Turkish embassy or consulate in your country for visa requirements.
- Personal Expenses: While the package covers a range of services, please budget separately for personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, and any optional activities or excursions not included in the itinerary.
- Museums: Entrance fees not included.You can obtain the museum entrance ticket for Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia from us.Avoid the extended queues at this prominent attraction too by not waiting in the long ticket lines. With your guide, you'll bypass these lines.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Details 7 Nights 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul
- Your journey begins and ends at either Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, providing you with convenient access to your starting point and departure location.
7 Nights 8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul Highlights
- Istanbul Old City: Explore the heart of Istanbul with visits to iconic landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace, delving into the city's rich history.
- Gallipoli: Pay tribute to the fallen soldiers at the Gallipoli Peninsula, a poignant journey through the World War I battlefields.
- Troy: Step into the realm of Greek mythology as you visit the legendary city of Troy, known for the Trojan War and the famous wooden horse.
- Pergamon: Discover the ancient city of Pergamon, home to impressive structures like the Acropolis, the Library of Pergamon, and the Temple of Trajan.
- Ephesus: Walk the marble streets of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities, and marvel at landmarks like the Library of Celsus and the Grand Theatre.
- Pamukkale: Witness the surreal terraces of Pamukkale, formed by thermal waters, and explore the ancient city of Hierapolis.
- Antalya: Immerse yourself in the charm of Antalya, where the Old Town, Hadrian's Gate, and the Antalya Museum showcase the city's archaeological and historical richness.
- Comfortable Transfers: Enjoy seamless transportation between each destination, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable journey throughout.
- Expert Guided Tours: Gain insights into the legends and history of each site with knowledgeable guides accompanying you on this immersive archaeological adventure.