The Best of Istanbul

Istanbul, with its historical peninsula, numerous scenic and historical beauties is a magnificently unique city that has been capital to many civilizations from past to present and still continues to be home to residents from all over the world. This rooted city, with a history dating back to 300 thousand years before, constitutes a mosaic of many civilizations and cultures combined. One may come across legacies and monuments of thousands of years behind any door or around any corner in Istanbul. Whether you take a round tour in Istanbul or visit any of the 39 districts nearby, you will catch hold of various historical and natural wonders any minute.

The mosques, bazaars, and Turkish baths of Istanbul could keep you happily occupied for your entire trip: an eyeful of breathtaking architecture here, a good-natured haggle over a carpet there. Kick your trip off at the awe-inspiring Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), which is visible from many points of the city. Stroll the Galata Bridge and stop by the Miniaturk Park to see its tiny artifacts. The Grand Bazaar has thousands of shops to browse, while the Egyptian Bazaar is a fragrant trove of spices and fruits.


  • Day1

    Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight in Istanbul 

    The Best of Istanbul
  • Day2

    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. (Breakfast include)

    The Best of Istanbul
  • Day3

    Gallipoli Battlefields
    One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Canakale. (Breakfast and Dinner include)

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  • Day4

    Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum 
    This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi. (Breakfast and Dinner include)

    The Best of Istanbul
  • Day5

    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 former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. 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 (Breakfast and Dinner include)

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  • Day6

    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 Pamukkale (Breakfast and Dinner include)

    The Best of Istanbul
  • Day7

    Bursa, Istanbul 
    Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul (Breakfast include)

    The Best of Istanbul
  • Day8

    Istanbul 
    After breakfast get ready to head home. Hope you had a wonderful trip, see you soon.

    The Best of Istanbul

Trip Cost

LKR185800

UPWARDS

Package Includes

    Air fare
    07 nights accommodation in Pamukkale/canakkale/ Kusadasi/ Istanbul with breakfast and dinner
    Return airport transfers 
    Excursions

Package Excludes

    Visa Charges

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