Unearth the Past: Join Our 8 Days Archaeology Tour from Istanbul!
Step into the fascinating world of ancient history on our '8 days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul.' Embark on a journey through time, exploring Turkey's legendary archaeological sites. Uncover the secrets of civilizations that once thrived in this ancient land. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a meticulously crafted itinerary, this tour promises an immersive archaeological adventure. Don't miss your chance to witness the legends of the past come to life. Book your spot now and unearth the treasures of history!
Unveil the Mysteries of Antiquity
Prepare for a journey back in time with our exclusive '8 Days Legend to Archaeology Tour Package from Istanbul.' This extraordinary archaeological expedition will take you through the heart of Turkey, where you'll explore the remnants of ancient civilizations and their incredible legacies. With our expert guides leading the way, you'll delve deep into history, culture, and archaeology. Get ready for an unparalleled adventure that will redefine your understanding of the past. Below, you'll find all the captivating details of this remarkable tour.
Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul - Your Turkish Adventure Begins!
Your extraordinary journey to Turkey commences as you land at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Upon arrival, our friendly staff will be there to extend a warm welcome and assist with your transfer to the hotel. After a comfortable airport transfer, you'll reach your hotel where you can complete the check-in process. Spend your first night in Istanbul, brimming with excitement for the adventures that await.
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour - Unveiling Centuries of Splendor
Your day kicks off with a pick-up from your hotel between 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM. You'll then be transferred to the designated meeting point where you'll meet your tour guide, marking the beginning of your Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour. The highlights of your day include:
- Hagia Sophia: Renowned as the Church of Divine Wisdom, the Hagia Sophia stands as a masterpiece of grandeur and proportion. Coveted by both the Islamic East and the Christian West, this architectural marvel ranks among mankind's greatest treasures.
- Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): A visit to Istanbul remains incomplete without experiencing the awe and wonder inspired by the Blue Mosque. It's an unforgettable sight that lingers in the memory of all who see it.
- Hippodrome and Obelisk: The expansive Hippodrome, also known as At Meydani or the "plaza of the horses," sprawls between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
- Shopping Opportunity: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul and explore the bustling local markets.
- Lunch Break: After a captivating morning, it's time for a delightful lunch to savor some Turkish culinary delights.
- Topkapi Palace: Your journey continues with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, once the principal residence of the Sultan and his court. It served as both the government seat and the imperial residence. The palace, almost an autonomous city within a city, contained audience and consultation chambers that played crucial roles in the political machinery of the empire.
- Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: Formerly known as the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, this hidden gem, the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque (Küçük Ayasofya Camii), has a rich history. It's a testament to the lost Ottoman Arts and is today an intriguing cultural center worth exploring.
As the clock nears 05:00 PM, your tour comes to an end. You'll be smoothly transported back to your hotel, marking the conclusion of your full-day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour.
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul - Honoring Heroes
Early in the morning, we'll collect you from your hotel at 06:00 AM, embarking on a journey to Eceabat. Our arrival in Eceabat at 12:00 PM is followed by a hearty lunch. The Gallipoli day tour begins under the guidance of our professional English-speaking tour guide. Prepare to explore the following significant sites:
- 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)
At the conclusion of this emotionally charged tour, we'll transfer you to your hotel in Canakkale for a restful overnight stay.
Day 4: Breakfast - Drive to Troy - Troy and Pergamon Tour - Transfer to Kusadasi
Start your day with a hearty open buffet breakfast at 07:30 AM. At 08:00 AM, you'll board a ferry to Canakkale to embark on a journey filled with historical wonders.
Once you arrive in Canakkale at 08:45 AM, you'll immediately head for a Troy Tour. Here, you'll explore The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I (dating from 3000 B.C. to 2500 B.C.), the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall), and the remains of various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. This part of your journey provides insights into the ancient past and the legendary Trojan War.
The Troy tour wraps up around 10:30 AM, and you'll then depart for Bergama. A delicious lunch awaits you at 13:30 PM in Bergama, where you'll also set out on a fully guided Pergamon Acropolis tour. This historical site, once one of the ancient world's major powers, holds incredible attractions.
During your visit, you'll encounter the Acropolis, home to the Library, which once housed 200,000 books, the Trojan, Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, Altar of Zeus (now on display at the BERLIN MUSEUM), the Gymnasium situated on terraces, the lower Agora, the Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000, and the Temple of Dionysus. This part of the tour promises a deep dive into the historical significance and architectural marvels of Pergamon.
The day's adventure comes to an end at around 05:30 PM when you'll depart for Selcuk/Kusadasi, arriving in Selcuk at 08:30 PM and Kusadasi at 09:30 PM for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Breakfast - Full Day Ephesus Ancient City Tour - Overnight in Kusadasi
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you'll be picked up, and your tour guide will accompany you on an unforgettable journey to the ancient city of Ephesus. During your visit, you'll explore:
- Temple of Artemis: This remarkable site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is nestled in Ephesus. Throughout the excavations in Ephesus, the actual location of the temple was presumed to be in different places. The ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made ancient Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage site. Each year, one month was considered a holiday, set aside for religious ceremonious observations.
- The Ruins of Ephesus: This part of the tour will take you through a remarkable journey as you encounter a concert hall, marketplaces, a colonnaded street, temples, fountains, a library, a theater, the Arcadian Way, and much more. These historical treasures paint a vivid picture of Ephesus's grandeur.
- Lunch Break: Following your exploration, you'll savor a delightful lunch.
- The House of Virgin Mary: It is known with certainty that the Virgin Mary went to Ephesus and lived there for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision. This part of the tour allows you to connect with the spiritual and historical significance of the House of the Virgin Mary.
As the tour concludes, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you'll spend the night in Kusadasi, reminiscing about your day's discoveries.
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.
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!
- All Airport-Hotel Transportation: We ensure seamless transfers from the airport to your hotel and back. Your convenience is our priority.
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Istanbul with Breakfast: Enjoy a comfortable stay in Istanbul with daily breakfast to start your days with energy.
- Full-Day Istanbul City Tour: Explore the enchanting city of Istanbul on a full-day tour, which includes entrance fees to all museums, expert guiding service, and a delicious lunch.
- Full-Day Gallipoli Tour: Discover the historical significance of Gallipoli with a full-day tour that covers museum fees, expert guidance, and a satisfying lunch.
- 1 Night Accommodation in Canakkale with Breakfast: Rest well in Canakkale and wake up to a hearty breakfast to fuel your day.
- Full-Day Troy and Pergamon Tour: Explore the ancient treasures of Troy and Pergamon with a full-day tour that includes museum entrance fees, expert guiding, and a delightful lunch.
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Kusadasi with Breakfast: Enjoy a two-night stay in Kusadasi, complete with daily breakfast for a great start to your mornings.
- Full-Day Ephesus Tour: Delve into the wonders of Ephesus on a full-day tour, inclusive of museum entrance fees, expert guiding, and a delectable lunch.
- Full-Day Pamukkale Tour: Visit the captivating Pamukkale on a full-day tour, which includes museum entrance fees, expert guiding, and a mouthwatering lunch.
- Pamukkale to Antalya Bus Ticket: Travel from Pamukkale to Antalya comfortably with a bus ticket.
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Antalya with Breakfast: Enjoy a two-night stay in Antalya with daily breakfast for a pleasant stay.
- Full-Day Antalya Old City and Waterfall Tour: Explore the old city and the beautiful waterfall in Antalya on a full-day tour. The package includes museum entrance fees, expert guiding, and a delightful lunch.
- Personal Expenses: Any additional expenses that are not covered in the tour package, such as souvenirs or personal shopping.
- Tips: Gratuities for your guides, drivers, or hotel staff are not included, so please budget accordingly.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Details
- 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.
Unveiling the Ancient Marvels: An 8 Days Journey with the Legend to Archaeology Tour
Have you ever dreamt of traversing through time and history, where the echoes of ancient civilizations whisper tales of the past? Look no further, as your epic adventure awaits with the "Legend to Archaeology" Tour! Get ready to embark on an 8-day odyssey through the remarkable lands of Turkey, where the pages of history come to life, and the past merges harmoniously with the present.
Istanbul - A City of Contrasts
Your adventure kicks off in the vibrant metropolis of Istanbul, a city where East meets West and where modernity entwines with tradition. Istanbul, the gateway to your journey, welcomes you with its iconic landmarks, including the majestic Hagia Sophia and the awe-inspiring Blue Mosque. Stand in awe as you walk through the historic Hippodrome, and don't forget to immerse yourself in the splendid Grand Covered Bazaar for a piece of Turkish culture to take home.
Gallipoli - Where Heroes Rest
As you venture to Gallipoli, the echoes of the past resonate on these hallowed grounds. Explore the historic sites of Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, and Lone Pine Cemetery, where tales of valor and sacrifice are etched into the soil. Take a moment of reflection at Johnston's Jolly and pay your respects at the Turkish Memorial. This is a day to honor the heroes of Gallipoli.
Troy and Pergamon - Legendary Cities Unearthed
Troy and Pergamon beckon with their ancient secrets. Walk through the ancient streets of Troy, where the legendary Trojan War unfolded. Visit the ruins of Troy I through to Troy IX, and visualize life in this once-thriving city. Continue your journey to Pergamon, a major power in the ancient world. Explore the monumental Acropolis and marvel at the Altar of Zeus. Pergamon's historical treasures will leave you spellbound.
Ephesus - Where Time Stands Still
Ephesus, the ancient city where history stands still, is your next destination. Delve into the stunning architecture of the Temple of Artemis and lose yourself in the ruins of the Concert Hall, library, theater, and more. Wrap up your day with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a spiritual experience like no other.
Pamukkale - Nature's Masterpiece
Pamukkale, a geological wonder, beckons you with its stunning white calcium terraces. Discover the historical significance of Hierapolis and wander through the largest necropolis in Asia Minor. The splendid theatre and impressive ruins will leave you in awe.
Antalya - A Blend of History and Nature
Your journey takes a turn towards the picturesque city of Antalya. The Archeology Museum and Duden Waterfall are your first stops. As you stand amidst the lush greenery surrounding Duden Waterfall, you'll be spellbound by the beauty of Antalya. Free time in Antalya City Center allows you to explore the Old City's charm and natural beauty.
Antalya - The Beauty of the Past and Nature's Grace
Continue your exploration of Antalya with a visit to the Old City and Waterfall, where the ancient and the natural world coexist harmoniously. Revel in the stunning views of the Antalya coastline and the green park surrounding the falls. Antalya is a city where the past gracefully meets the present.
Farewell, But Not Goodbye
As your journey nears its end, take in the last moments of your trip. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've gathered during this 8-day adventure. Your departure from Antalya Airport is just a "see you later," as the legends of Turkey will forever linger in your heart.
The "Legend to Archaeology" Tour is an enchanting voyage through history, culture, and the natural wonders of Turkey. Let yourself be swept away by the tales of the past and the beauty of the present. This is a journey that will leave you with timeless memories and a deeper appreciation of Turkey's remarkable heritage.