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Discover the perfect family getaway with our 8 days Turkey tour package departing from Istanbul. Immerse yourself in rich cultural experiences, explore historic sites, and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Secure your adventure now!
A Turkish Adventure Awaits Your Family
Get ready for a unique family adventure that will take you on an 8-day journey through the heart of Turkey. Discover the country's rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture while creating lasting memories with your loved ones. Explore the details of this incredible tour below.
Day 1: Istanbul - A Majestic Welcome to Turkey
As you arrive in Istanbul on this splendid Saturday, you'll be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel. Take the afternoon to immerse yourself in the grandeur of this historic Ottoman city. Whether you choose to explore the enchanting streets on foot or indulge in the hotel's amenities, you'll begin your Turkish adventure in style. Rest for the night, filled with anticipation for the days ahead, in the heart of Istanbul.
Day 2: Exploring the Historic Heart of Istanbul
Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Istanbul, where the legacies of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires come to life. Visit remarkable landmarks, including the Blue Mosque, known for its stunning blue Iznik tiles and six minarets, and the ancient Hippodrome, once a vibrant hub of chariot races and political events. Delve into the rich history of the city with a visit to the majestic Topkapi Palace, former residence of the sultans, and the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia Museum, an architectural marvel built as a Basilica in the 6th century. Later, savor a scenic ferry ride along the Bosphorus, the iconic waterway that gracefully divides Europe and Asia. Rest in anticipation of more incredible discoveries. Overnight - Istanbul.
Day 3: Journey to Gallipoli - Walking in ANZAC Footsteps
In the early morning, our adventure leads us to the historic WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here, you'll retrace the heroic steps of the ANZAC soldiers with visits to the poignant battlefields, trenches, and iconic landmarks like ANZAC Cove, the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, and numerous other significant sites. Overnight - Canakkale.
Day 4: Troy and Enchanting Kusadasi Journey. Gallipoli - Kusadasi
As we continue our journey southward, our first captivating stop is the legendary city of Troy. Get ready for a guided tour that brings to life the tales of Paris, Prince of Troy, his beloved Helen, and Hector, the valiant Prince of Troy on the Trojan side. On the opposing Achaean (Greek) side, you have the iconic figures of Agamemnon and Achilles, known for his famous heel. The legend of the lost city of Troy and the epic poetry of Homer, as seen in "Troy" and read in "The Iliad," come alive once you explore this historic site, rediscovered in 1863. Remarkably, subsequent excavations unveiled nine ancient cities, built one on top of the other, with origins dating back to 3000 BC!
Our journey continues to the ancient ruins of Pergamum, where a guided tour awaits. Pergamum is home to one of the steepest and most vertigo-inducing amphitheatres in the classical world. From here, we press on to the enchanting coastal town of Kusadasi, nestled on the Aegean Coast.
Day 5: Explore Ancient Ephesus and Dive into Aquapark Adventure! Ephesus
Today, we embark on a journey through the astounding Roman ruins of Ephesus. It's undoubtedly one of the most remarkably preserved classical cities in the eastern Mediterranean and provides a window into what life was like in the Roman era. Remarkably, in the 1st century BC, Ephesus stood as the second largest city globally, thriving due to commerce and pilgrims who flocked to witness the magnificent Temple of Artemis – a marvel completed in 550 BC and recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
In the afternoon, you have the option to visit Adaland Aquapark, boasting 20 thrilling rides and water slides, rivalling some of Europe's top water parks. It's an absolute guarantee for fun and adventure! Overnight - Kusadasi.
Day 6: Bursa - A Glimpse into Ottoman Majesty. Kusadasi - Bursa
Leaving Kusadasi behind, our journey takes us to Bursa, the original capital of the Ottoman Empire, situated on the northwestern slopes of Mount Uludag. The region is adorned with natural hot springs, and back in Roman times, they constructed spas for public use. Over the centuries, Bursa gained fame as one of the most vital spas during the Byzantine era. During our visit, we explore the Ottoman complex, setting our eyes on the Grand Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, which is the final resting place of Sultan Mehmet I. As evening descends, you have the option to unwind and indulge in a traditional Turkish Bath for a truly pampering experience.
Day 7: Return to Istanbul - Unforgettable Shopping. Bursa - Istanbul
We begin the day by journeying back to Istanbul. Upon our arrival, we dive into the vibrant and sprawling Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of alleys and markets offering a myriad of treasures. Then, we venture to the exotic Spice Market, where colorful spice stalls beckon with an array of aromatic offerings, and you can indulge in delicious Turkish Delight. This day promises unforgettable shopping experiences.
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Day 8: Farewell Istanbul - Departure
It's time to bid farewell to your fellow travelers as our tour concludes after breakfast. We'll arrange your transfer to the airport for your onward journey. If you're not ready to say goodbye just yet, you have the option to extend your stay in Istanbul and take part in an exciting optional excursion to Turkuazoo Aquarium, which is renowned as Europe's largest aquarium.
Departure Dates for the tour are as follows:
- May 25 - June 1
- June 8 - June 15
- July 27 - August 3
- August 10 - August 17
- August 24 - August 31
- October 19 - October 26
- October 26 - November 2
- December 21 - December 28
- 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
- Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 8 from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airports
- Ferry crossing the Dardenelles
- All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
- 7 nights 4-star and special class hotels
- Guided sightseeing in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ruins of Ephesus, and Bursa escorted by an English-speaking tour guide
- Museum fees as mentioned in the program
- International flights and visa
- Personal expenses
Pick-up and Drop-off Details
An Unforgettable Journey through Turkey: 8 Days Family Holiday Adventure"
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable family adventure through the breathtaking landscapes and rich history of Turkey? Our 8-day Family Holiday Tour Package from Istanbul is not just a tour; it's an opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones while exploring some of the most remarkable destinations in Turkey.
Welcome to the Enchanting Istanbul
Your journey begins in the heart of Istanbul, where you'll be welcomed by the vibrant energy of this historical city. Explore the winding streets, savor delicious Turkish cuisine, and get a taste of the local culture. Your family will be captivated by the unique blend of modernity and tradition that Istanbul offers.
Istanbul's Treasures: From the Hagia Sophia to the Bosphorus
Discover the wonders of Istanbul, from the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia and the magnificent Blue Mosque to a scenic ferry ride on the Bosphorus, where you can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Istanbul's skyline. The day is packed with sights that will leave your family in awe.
Gallipoli: A Walk Through History
As you journey to Gallipoli, your family will step back in time to the WW1 battlefields. Walk in the footsteps of the ANZAC soldiers, visit significant sites, and pay your respects at memorials. It's a poignant and educational experience that will resonate with every family member.
Troy and Pergamum: Legends Come to Life
Explore the legendary city of Troy, where ancient myths and history converge. Then, travel to Pergamum and its vertigo-inducing amphitheater. Your family will be amazed by the rich history and archaeological wonders that await at every turn.
Ephesus: A Glimpse into Roman Life
Ephesus, one of the best-preserved Roman cities, offers a captivating journey back in time. Marvel at the grandeur of the Celsus Library and stroll through the marble streets. In the afternoon, opt for a visit to Adaland Aquapark, where your family can enjoy thrilling water rides and slides.
Bursa: Relaxation and Pampering
Bursa provides a serene interlude with its Ottoman heritage and hot springs. Explore the Ottoman complex, visit the Grand Mosque, and marvel at the Green Mausoleum. Consider an optional Turkish bath for relaxation and pampering.
Return to Istanbul: The Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
As you return to Istanbul, immerse yourself in the bustling Grand Bazaar's vibrant markets and the exotic Spice Market. Explore the maze of alleys, and indulge in the colorful spices and delectable Turkish Delight. It's a shopping and culinary adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
Farewell to Istanbul or More Adventures Await
Bid farewell to the tour or extend your stay to explore Istanbul further. Choose an optional excursion to Turkuazoo Aquarium, Europe's largest aquarium, for a perfect family day out.
This 8 days Family Holiday Tour Package from Istanbul promises unforgettable experiences, historical insights, and family bonding. It's a journey that combines education and adventure, creating memories that will last a lifetime. So, are you ready to make your family's dream adventure come true? Book your tour now and prepare for an incredible journey through Turkey.