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14 Days Classic Summer Bus Tour

Tour Start Date:   Departs every day all year around

Welcome to Turkey!

This tour covers Istanbul, Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Jeep Safari, Aqua Park, Kusadasi, Selcuk, hot springs of Pamukkale, Bodrum, Pickinic Boat Cruise and Turkish Village Tour. You will enjoy the cultural, touristic, historical sides, sea, sand & sun and have loads of fun in Turkey.

 

Day 1 - Istanbul
Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast included)
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul City Tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience The Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorus, which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is your to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul 

Day 3 - Istanbul - Gallipoli Battlefields Tour

(Breakfast included)
06:30 am After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel/hostel and join your group and depart for Canakkale. The group will arrive in Eceabat at noon and begin the fully guided Gallipoli tour. Visiting Kabatepe Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston 's Jolly, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand memorial. During the tour there will be a lunch break. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive in Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 - Helen of Troy Tour - Kusadasi
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 08:45am we depart for the ancient city of Troy. Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archeological diggings from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870's to the present day and on going. Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C. After Troy we will depart for Kusadasi, late arrival into Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk

Day 5 - Kusadasi Ephesus Tour 

(Breakfast and lunch included)
We depart at 08:30 and we visit one of the best-preserved ruins in the world ' Ephesus. We tour this amazing site and wonder at the people who built and walked through this ancient city. We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary (supposedly where St. John brought her to live out her final days). After the tour, we will visit a carpet-weaving centre, which belongs to the national arts of Turkey. In the evening, as being one of our optional activities, you will have the chance to experience the traditional Turkish bath. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Kusadasi Jeep Safari

(Breakfast and lunch included)
9.30am we are picked up from our hotel and taken to the farm near the Kustur holiday houses. 10:00am the convoy leaves after choosing your ride for the day. Helmets are supplied at the farm. We ride along the mountain road towards Ephesus and through the forest. We stop off for lunch at a restaurant organized by the tour group. Menu BBQ (Mixed kebab barbeque, Salad of the season, Spaghetti, Pancake, Mixed fruit of the season). The route then continues to the beach of Pamucak along Cowboy Road. Once here we can ride the horses in the sea, a great experience! On the beach you are able to gallop, swim or just sunbathe and relax. The group will spend about 1.5 hours here and then return to the farm. 4:00pm we return to our hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7 - Kusadasi Adaland Aqua Park
(Breakfast included)
Visit Adaland, one of the coolest spots in Kusadasi. You will enjoy the thrills and spills of the heart thumping adrenaline rush in the most fascinating sun-washed water park ever created. They have a wide range of excellent facilities and water-based rides for a full day of fun, whether you make a splash in the cool blue wave pool, take a thrilling plunge down the water slides or just relax and float around the lazy river and soak up the sun on the cool grassy beaches. You can enjoy over 18 acres of splashing fun with more than 20 fantastic rides and attractions while the thrill seekers can experience the fastest waterslides and catch the wildest rides of their lives.

Day 8 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale
(Breakfast and lunch included)
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. We then arrive at Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 9 - Pamukkale - Bodrum
(Breakfast included)
At 08:30 we depart for Bodrum. Bodrum as a city is quickly becoming one of the most sort after destinations in Europe and with such a precedence, it offers some fantastic adventures for any age group. You can spend your days walking the streets of Bodrum, experiencing the sights and smells of the markets or walk the shopping malls searching for your top designer labels. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 10 - Bodrum Picnic Boat Trip
(Breakfast and lunch included)
A day at sea with lunch included and served on board. We set out at approx. 11:00 to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves. At the black island, half an hour from Bodrum, you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion. Back on land at approx. 17:00. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 11 - Bodrum Village Tour
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Village Tour: Bodrum overflowing with boutiques, bars, cafes, and restaurants is considered as a sophisticated resort yet some 20 minutes away a rare opportunity to visit a un spoilt mountain village and experience rural Turkish life, almost unchanged for centuries. Meet the humblest peasant whose generosity and kindness never fails to surprise and shows a hospitality that is long forgotten. Visit the tea house, the mosque and some local houses where you will experience delicious Turkish Cuisine and local spirits. In the end, you will see an impressive display of local handmade kilims and carpets made by villager women.

Day 12 - Bodrum - Istanbul

(Breakfast included)
The day is yours. You do not have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tour and many more. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 13 - Bodrum - Istanbul

(Breakfast included)
Check in the hotel and the rest of the day is yours. Stay at hotel or explore the city, shop in Grand bazaar or Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar. Experience Taksim, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has nice bars, restaurants, cafe, cinemas. A street in which is famous for being the centre of the Turkish Film Industry. Enjoy your last day in Istanbul.

Day 14 - Istanbul (End of Tour)
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.

14 DAYS CLASSIC SUMMER BUS TOUR INCLUDES:

Please Note: Hagia Sophia closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.