Magic Line Memorable Turkey Tour

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey.  Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon offers one of the Seven Churches of St John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus and back to Istanbul by domestic flight.

Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage. Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures. Attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you’ll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation’s most precious heritages.

Mention Turkey and visions of sultans and harems, amazing mosques, belly-dancers, ancient ruins, Gallipoli and the ANZAC campaign, stunning coasts and the breathtaking natural landscape of Cappadocia spring to mind.

Offering discovery and new experiences – we aim to find the balance between a well thought out itinerary which includes the key highlights and gives you plenty of spare time to do your own thing.
Many of these fully guided, escorted, tours start or finish in Istanbul. This means that you can explore Turkey at the beginning, in the middle or end of your holiday. Giving you the opportunity to make the most of your time away.

TOUR SCHEDULE

Sat Welcome to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel Tue Visit Troy and Pergamum. Arrive in Kusadasi
Sun Full Day Istanbul city tour  Wed Full Day Ephesus and Turkish Village tour 
Mon Depart for Gallipoli Battle Fields. Overnight in Canakkale Thu  Return flight to Istanbul. End of tour 

Scroll down for your detailed day by day itinerary.

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Saturday

Istanbul – Arrival Day (Dinner included):
* Meet at the airport 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.
* There are two airports in Istanbul.
– Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and;
– Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center.
– Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included. If you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
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Sunday

Istanbul City Tour (Breakfast; lunch and dinner included):
* Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.
* Visit the Topkapi Palace; the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal; silver; and Chinese porcelain; robes worn by the sultans and their families; the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury; miniatures and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
* Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque; across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet; is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
* The Ancient Hippodrome; the scene of chariot races; with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius; the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
* Lunch break at 13:00pm.
* After the lunch the tour will then take you to the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar).
* The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon; caraway; saffron; mint; thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
* The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul.
* Overnight in Istanbul.
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Monday

Gallipoli Tour (Breakfast; lunch and dinner included):
* At 07:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields.
* Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes to relax in a restaurant area.
* We arrive Gallipoli at around 12:00am and we have lunch break; relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields.
* We then visit the Gabatepe Museum.
* Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started.
* Then Beach Cemetery; Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau.
* After the tour drive to your hotel.
* Overnight in Canakkale.
4

Tuesday

Troy Tour – Pergamon – Kusadasi (Breakfast; lunch and dinner included):
* We depart at 08:30 and drive for about 30 minutes to Troy.
* Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy; home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy.
* After the Troy tour; we have a 3 hour drive to Pergamon.
* Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon.
* Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times.
* Pergamon is a famous city for its jewellery; stones and silver. So on the way; we will visit a jewelry center for 30 minutes.
* Arrive in Kusadasi around 18:00pm.
* Overnight in Kusadasi.
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Wednesday

Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Turkish Village Sirince (Breakfast; lunch and dinner included):
* 08:30 Departure from hotel for a fully guided tour of Ephesus; one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world.
* En – route; we visit the Temple of Artemis; Curetes street; famous Roman baths; Celsus Library; Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary.
* Lunch break around 13:00pm.
* After the lunch; we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre.
* We then have a Turkish Village Tour of Sirinces; the construction style today belongs to the Anatolian Greeks.
* The houses on the slope are all original with their white paint.
* Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines.
* We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers.
* In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine.
* On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region; where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate.
* On this guided tour; you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey.; enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.
* Overnight in Kusadasi.
6

Thursday

Kusadasi – Izmir to Istanbul – End of Tour (Breakfast included):
* Today we depart for Izmir airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Turkey experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
* Domestic flight ticket from Izmir to Istanbul
* 2 night’s hotel in Istanbul
* 1 night hotel in Canakkale
* 2 night’s hotel in Kusadasi
* 5 open buffet breakfasts
* 5 local dinners at hotels
* 4 local lunches during to tours
* Guided Istanbul city tour
* Guided Gallipoli tour
* Guided Troy tour
* Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
* Guided Ephesus tour
* Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
* All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
* Transportation in a fully air – conditioned, non – smoking coach
* Professional English – speaking tour guides
* Return airport transfer

* The tour leaves from Istanbul every Saturday from the 1st October 2016 to the 15th April 2017

* Insurance: All types
* Turkey entry visa
* Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
* The tour leaves from Istanbul every Saturday from the 1st October 2016 to the 15th April 2017

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* The tour leaves from Istanbul every Saturday from the 1st October 2016 to the 15th April 2017

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Turkey St. Sophia
Turkey view of Topkapi Palace showing minarets and domes
Turkey view of Topkapi Palace with people sitting on benches in the gardens
Turkey St. Sophia
Turkey front view of the Blue Mosque
Turkey aerial view of St. Sophia and Blue Mosque
Turkey view of Isanbul accross the Bosphorus
Tureky across the Bosphorus showing the Blue Mosque and St. Sophia
Turkey aerial view of Istanbul showing both the Asian side and the European side
Turkey view down the ancient Hippodrome in Istanbul
Turkey view of the Bloe Mosque with Istanbul in the background
Turkey close up of interior of the Blue Mosque
Turkey inside the Imperial hall at Topkapi Palace
Turkey view of the entrance ot the Spice Bazaar
Turkey view of Sirince Village with white painted houses
Turkey House of the Virgin Mary
Turkey sign at Anzac Cove
Turkey spices on display at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar
Turkey looking down Curetes Street to the Libaray of Celsus
Turkey looking down Curetes Street towards the Celsus Library
Turkey Ancient Celsus Library
Turkey view of the ancient Temple of Artemis
Turkey view of Anzac Cove
Turkey Trojan horse Canakkale
Turkey Interior of St Sophia