The Aegean Explorer Package - 7 Days

Kicking off in the Ottoman empire – Istanbul, pay your respects at Gallipoli, get lost in the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, witness the Aegean Coast and dip your toes in Pamukkale’s mineral pools.

Overview

The Aegean Explorer Package – 7 Days

Kicking off in the Ottoman empire – Istanbul, pay your respects at Gallipoli, get lost in the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, witness the Aegean Coast and dip your toes in Pamukkale’s mineral pools.

  • Discover more demands in your limited time
  • Flexibility with and without a tour guide
  • Regular tours, with no hidden costs

Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.

  • Hot Air Balloon Tour in Pamukkale
  • Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale

TRIP TYPE: Group Tours / Private Tour

STARTS: Istanbul

ENDS: Istanbul

DEPARTS: Daily Full Year

GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 24

HOTEL RATING: 4 – star

TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English

MEALS: Breakfast: 5 / Lunch: None / Dinner: None

VISITING

Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Canakkale, Istanbul

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
  • Do not forget your swimsuit and towel.
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
  • If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
  • Please take always a passport

Itinerary

Day 1
Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! Arrive in Istanbul and included a transfer to our hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure or head out to explore the city. This evening our tip-filled welcome meeting takes place with an Excursions Finder Representative.

Day 2
Istanbul

We’ll start the day with an exciting tour of Istanbul’s old city. We’ll make a number of stops on our trip, starting with a visit to the stunning Blue Mosque famed for its blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets, we’ll continue to the ruinous Hippodrome – now a small park of sorts and once the scene of chariot races and political activities in Byzantine times, we’ll also discover Hagia Sofia Museum – constructed as a Basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian, Topkapi Palace, and the Underground Cistern – an ancient underground water tank replete with carved and fluted Corinthian columns and a puzzling head of Medusa. Visitors walk on walkways suspended above the shallow water. It’s very cool and peaceful. At the end of the tour, we drive you back to your hotel.

Day 3
Gallipoli

Early this morning, we travel to the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli. Here, we’ll embark upon a guided tour of the region, once the site of fierce fighting and today almost hauntingly beautiful, with its wooded landscape dotted with understated memorials to the war dead. Our guided tour of the region will take in sights such as ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian War Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Blair New Zealand War Memorial and cemetery, the Nek, Johnston’s Jolly, and the many fortified trenches still clearly visible amongst the scrub after all these years.
Crossing the Dardenelles by ferry (offering panoramic views of the entire Gallipoli Peninsular) we proceed to our hotel for a little rest and relaxation. The rest of the day is yours

Day 4
Troy- Kusadasi

After breakfast we are heading south, we enjoy a guided tour of Homer’s Troy, famed for the Trojan wooden horse and fabled Helen. Continuing to ancient Pergamum – the cultural and political capital of its time, before continuing onto coastal Kusadasi. Relax in your hotel and pool this evening.

Day 5
Ephesus

Today, we enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Roman ruins of Ephesus. Positively the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, and among the best places in the world to get a feel for what Roman life must have been like. Ephesus, under the Romans, was a vast city with a population nearing 250,000. It became the Roman capital of Asia Minor. We’ll have plenty of time to tour the marble ruins of Ephesus. Be sure to see the famous Library of Celsus, the gymnasium of Vedius and Stadium, and the great theatre, and stroll the streets in the ruins of this large Roman ruined city. It’s completely fascinating. We’ll see public toilets, a brothel, fountains, and various temples. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and afterward, we stop to watch a demonstration of how they are made. at the end of the tour, we are heading direction of Pamukkale.

Day 6
Pamukkale

(Option to make a Hot Air Balloon flight or Paragliding tour in the Early Morning)
Today, after breakfast, we drive to Pamukkale to visit the region’s famed calcium-rich terraced pools. Known locally as the Cotton Castles, they are a natural phenomenon and gift of Mother Nature.
Pamukkale was formed when warm, calcium-rich mineral water cascaded over the cliff edge, cooling and depositing in the process. The calcium built natural shelves and pools on the cliffs, known as travertines. Today, some of the pools are closed. However, areas of the travertines can be walked upon, albeit in bare feet. We can however opt to enjoy a unique and very pleasant dip in the warm waters at the Pamukkale Thermal, with its submerged fragments of fluted marble columns in the center of the ruined spa town of Hierapolis, which was a cure center founded around 190 BC by the Romans. This evening we have some free time to relax and unwind.

Day 7
Istanbul

This morning we make our way to Denizli airport for our flight to Istanbul. On arrival at Istanbul Airport, we bid farewell to our representative and catch our onward flights.

Included Services

  • • Admission fees to attractions
  • • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Mentioned meals
  • • Transfer service from Hotels
  • • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • • Economy class flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul May be operated by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, or Pegasus Airlines)
  • • Airport transfer
  • • Accommodation

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide and driver
  • • Personal expenses
  • • Entrance for swimming in Cleopatra Pool
  • • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
How Can I Book This Tour ?

Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you. The tour will be confirmed by the Excursions Finder sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.

Reservations and payments?

For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.

For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.

Cancellation Policy

The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.

Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.
No Show
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.

Methodes of Payment

Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.

Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905323959925 along with the following information:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
Residence address
Telephone number
E-mail

After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.

Refunds

The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

The Aegean Explorer Package