Aegean Prelude Tour

Aegean Prelude Tour

‘Aegean Prelude Tour’ 7 Days / 6 Nights Tour

Day 1 Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace. Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul. (B)

Day 3 Gallipoli Battlefields
Today we visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels and The Nek. Overnight Çanakkale. (B, D)

Day 4 Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 5 Ephesus, Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the house of the Virgin Mary. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi. (B, D)

Day 6 Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Overnight Marmaris. (B, D)

Day 7 Marmaris
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the ferry port.
(B)

(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Tour includes
Inbound airport transfer – Istanbul
Outbound harbour transfer – Marmaris
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Tips except driver and guide
Entrance fees
6 nights – 4 star accommodation.
6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Tour does not include
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide

Price:

Twin share per person:AU$899

Single Supplement:AU$316

Departure Dates: 2016

Jan        2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30

Feb        6 – 13 – 20 – 27

Mar       5 – 12 – 19 – 26

Apr        2 – 5 – 9 – 12 – 16 – 19 – 26 – 30

May      3 – 7 – 10 -14 -17 – 21 – 24 – 28 – 31

Jun       4 – 7 – 11 – 14 – 18 – 21 – 25 – 28

Jul        2 – 5 – 9 – 12 – 16 – 19 – 23 – 26 – 30

Aug      2 – 6 – 9 – 13 – 16 – 20 – 23 – 27 – 30

Sep       3 – 6 – 10 – 13 – 17 – 20 – 24 – 27

Oct       1 – 4 – 8 – 11 – 15 – 18 – 22 – 25 – 29

Nov      5 – 12 – 19 – 26

Dec       3 – 10 – 17 – 24 – 31