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Historic Turkiye: Istanbul, Western Turkiye, and Pamukkale

Historic Turkiye: Istanbul, Western Turkiye, and Pamukkale

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Embark on an extraordinary journey through Turkiye, exploring its rich history, stunning landscapes, and cultural heritage. This itinerary offers an enchanting blend of ancient ruins, natural wonders, and vibrant cities, from Istanbul to Pamukkale.


  • Discover Istanbul’s historical and cultural landmarks, including the vibrant Spice Bazaar and a Bosphorus cruise.
  • Explore the ancient cities of Troy, Pergamon, and Ephesus, marveling at their storied past and archaeological wonders.
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary and the charming Greek village of Şirince.
  • Experience the unique white terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis, with the opportunity to swim in Cleopatra’s ancient pool.
  • Wander through Bursa, exploring its Grand Mosque and Silk Bazaar, and sample the city’s culinary delights.
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Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul, where you will be transferred to your hotel. Relax and prepare for your Turkish adventure. Enjoy an overnight stay at a luxurious 5-star hotel.
Day 2: Istanbul – Çanakkale
After breakfast, drive to Çanakkale, also known as Gallipoli. Explore the ancient city of Troy, famous for its legendary Trojan War. Discover its archaeological treasures before heading to your hotel in Güzelyalı for the night.
Day 3: Çanakkale – İzmir – Kuşadası
Drive to Izmir, visiting Pergamon’s Acropolis and Asklepion along the way. Explore these ancient sites, filled with historical and cultural significance. Continue to Kuşadası, where you will stay for two nights in a beachfront resort.
Day 4: Ephesus and Şirince
Begin the day with a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a revered Christian pilgrimage site. Then, explore Ephesus, Turkey’s most famous ancient city, before visiting the Temple of Artemis and St. John’s Basilica. In the afternoon, visit the charming village of Şirince, known for its fruit wines and Greek heritage. Return to your resort in Kuşadası.
Day 5: Kuşadası – Pamukkale
Visit a handmade carpet weaving center to learn about traditional Turkish craftsmanship. Drive to Pamukkale, famous for its white travertines, ancient city of Hierapolis, and thermal springs. Explore the ancient ruins, marvel at the stunning terraces, and enjoy an optional swim in Cleopatra’s ancient pool. Stay overnight in a thermal hotel in Pamukkale.
Day 6: Pamukkale – Bursa
In the morning, consider joining an optional Hot Air Balloon Tour for a breathtaking view of Pamukkale. After breakfast, drive to Bursa, where you will visit the Grand Mosque and the Silk Bazaar. Spend the night in a charming hotel in Bursa.
Day 7: Bursa – Istanbul
Drive to Istanbul, where you will have free time at the Spice Bazaar before embarking on a Bosphorus Tour, enjoying the city’s unique position between Europe and Asia. Visit a leather shop to browse quality products, then enjoy a delightful fish dinner. Return to your hotel in Istanbul for the night.
Day 8: Departure from Istanbul
Transfer to the airport for your flight home, concluding your unforgettable journey through Turkiye.

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