Ancient Odyssey: 4-Day Tour of Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale

Ready for an unforgettable adventure? Join our 4 days Western Turkey tour package from Istanbul and explore the rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture of this fascinating region. From the ancient wonders of Ephesus to the stunning terraces of Pamukkale, this tour offers a perfect blend of history and natural beauty. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in Western Turkey's treasures – book your tour now!

Places to Visit: As part of this tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon Ephesus, and Pamukkale regions.

4 Days Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul

Let us take you our 4 Days Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul.

Day 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: Full Day Pamukkale Tour -Transfer to Denizli Airport.

Explore the Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale's Natural Beauty

After a hearty breakfast, check out from your hotel and embark on a journey to Pamukkale to discover the wonders of the ancient city of Hierapolis and the stunning calcium terraces and pools.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Hierapolis: Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, adorned with the Temple of Apollo, an awe-inspiring Theater, a fascinating Necropolis, and the grand baths where St. Philip, a significant figure in the city's history, was martyred.
  • Calcium Terraces and Pools: Visit the mesmerizing calcium terraces and pools of Pamukkale, a breathtaking display of nature's artistry, leaving you in awe of its beauty.

As the day's adventure comes to an end, we'll transfer you to Denizli Airport, marking the conclusion of your tour. Take with you cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the history, culture, and natural beauty of Western Turkey. Safe travels!

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.

Inclusions of 4 Days Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul

  • Transportation: Istanbul to Eceabat
  • Accommodation: 1 Nights in Canakkale with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 2 Nights in Kusadasi with Breakfast
  • 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

Exclusions of 4 Days Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale 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.

Pick-up and Drop-off Details 4 Days Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul

  • Pick-up location: Istanbul Hotels
  • Drop-off location: Denizli Airport

Unveiling Western Turkey's Hidden Treasures: A 4 Days Escape from Istanbul

Have you ever dreamed of a quick yet exhilarating escape from the bustling streets of Istanbul? Western Turkey beckons, offering a journey into the heart of history, culture, and natural beauty. In just four days, you can embark on an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and a profound appreciation for this captivating region.

Gallipoli: Where Heroes Rest

Your adventure kicks off in Gallipoli, a place that echoes with the tales of valor and sacrifice. Gallipoli is not just a historical site; it's a solemn tribute to those who gave their all in the name of freedom. As you explore the historic sites of Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, and more, you'll feel the weight of history. Standing at these hallowed grounds, you can't help but pay your respects to the heroes of Gallipoli.

Troy: Unearth the Legendary City

From Gallipoli, you'll journey to Troy, the legendary city where the Trojan War once unfolded. Walk through the ancient streets and explore the ruins that hold the secrets of this ancient civilization. The layers of history come alive as you wander through the ruins, and you'll find yourself transported back to a time of myths and legends.

Kusadasi: The Coastal Retreat

Kusadasi, a charming coastal town, offers a delightful change of scenery. The sparkling waters and serene beaches provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation. Whether you're soaking up the sun on a beautiful beach or strolling along the waterfront promenade, Kusadasi welcomes you with open arms.

Ephesus and Pamukkale: A Journey Through Time and Nature's Artistry

Ephesus, an ancient city that has witnessed millennia of history, awaits your exploration. The grandeur of the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus, and the House of the Virgin Mary are simply awe-inspiring. The well-preserved ruins offer a tangible connection to a glorious past.

Pamukkale, known as the "Cotton Castle," presents a surreal landscape of terraces formed by calcium-rich spring waters. These cascading white terraces are a sight to behold, and you'll have the opportunity to relax in the thermal waters, experiencing nature's artistry firsthand.

Your journey through Western Turkey is more than just a tour; it's an odyssey through time and nature's marvels. Each day offers a new perspective, a deeper connection, and a sense of wonder. As you return to Istanbul, the memories of Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi, Ephesus, and Pamukkale will linger in your heart, leaving you with cherished moments and a profound appreciation for the treasures of Western Turkey.