Aegean Delight Tour
Small Group Guided Tour
On the Aegean Delight Tour you will tour the only city to span two continents, Istanbul, and journey along the sea of Marmara to the WW1 Gallipoli Battlefields.
Visit the ancient historic sites of Troy, home to the Trojan Horse and the acropolis of Pergamo, where you will tour the impressive temples and library that made Pergamon a renowned cultural and political center in its time.
Visit the site of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus where you can feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines.
View the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale and tour the ancient city of Hierapolis.
On the Aegean Delight Tour you are sure to enjoy the the breathtaking ancient landmarks and culture of this extraordinary region at the edge of Europe.
7 Night Turkey Tour (Incl. Flights from JNB)
Sept - Nov'23
Jan - Feb'24
Mar - Jun'24
This tour departs every Tuesday and Saturday
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Çanakkale
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamon a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
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.
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.
Today you head back to Istanbul. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight and be back in Istanbul, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in time for a bit of last minute shopping or exploring.
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
- Return flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul
- Airport Taxes
- Airport collection and return
- Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
- Domestic flight between Denizli and Istanbul and transfers
- Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
- Tips except Driver and Guide
- Entrance fees
- 7 nights accommodation as follows:
- 2 nights in Istanbul at the Ndiya Hotel Galataport (4 star)
- 1 night in Çanakkale at the MD Barbaros Hotel (Special class)
- 2 nights in Kusadasi at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique hotel)
- 1 night in Pamukkale at the Adem Pira Hotel (4 star)
- 1 night in Istanbul at the Ndiya Hotel Galataport (4 star)
- 7 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
- Optional Activities
- Driver and Guide Tips
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
- Meals not specified
- Items of personal nature
Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply during school holidays and public holidays. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, currency fluctuations & availability. Exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking as taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approx & are subject to change. Terms & Conditions apply.