10 Day History Tour

Travellers Holiday

Day 1: Welcome To Bodrum
(Evening Meal Included)
On arrival at either Bodrum Airport, Harbour or Bus Station you will be greeted and transfered to your chosen accomodation. Once you have checked in and received your room key the rest of the day you will have free time to explore the sights and sounds of the fascinating resort of Bodrum. Your evening meal will be provided for you.

Day Two – Bodrum City Tour
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
This morning after breakfast you will depart from your Hotel for Bodrum City Tour. Visit the Castle of St. Peter, the symbol of Bodrum. The Crusader castle was built by the Knights of St. John between 1402 and 1409. Today the castle's rooms are used as a museum where finds from the Bronze Age, Mycenaean, Archaic, and Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine period are exhibited. The castle also houses the largest underwater archeological museum in Turkey. It is one of the few of its kind in the world. The reconstruction of a ship-wreck the museum itself is worth a visit. After Castle tour then See what is left of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum.

The Mausoleum, King Mausolus' tomb, is at the origin of the funerary monuments of great dimensions and sumptuous architecture. Today you can see the cleared platform and some of the finds from the magnificent Mausoleum. The stones were used for the construction of the castle and some parts of the tomb are exhibited at the British Museum in London, England. After the Mausoleum tour depart for The Amphitheatre. Visit the ancient theater The Theatre is located on the hillside overlooking Bodrum. Built in the time of Mausolus, it is one of the very few surviving pre-Hellenistic theaters in Asia Minor and thus one of the oldest. After the tour has finished you will be transfered back to your chosen hotel to enjoy your evening meal.

Day 3: Traditional Turkish Village Tour & Overnight In Selcuk
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
After breakfast you will depart your hotel for you Traditional Turkish 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 teahouse, 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. Once the tour is completed you will return to your hotel and prepare for you night bus to Selcuk, where you will overnight in a Selcuk hotel.

Day 4: Daily Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before you depart for your guided tour of the breathtaking white calcium cliffs of Pamukkale. You can bathe in the heated waters and visit the ancient ruins also found here. Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. At the end of the tour you will be transfered back to your Selcuk hotel to enjoy a relaxing evening meal.

Day 5: Ephesus & Overnight Bus To Gellipoli
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
After breakfast you will depart for our guided tour of Ephesus - one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. These are only a few words that may describe Ephesus. However no one could adequately describe Ephesus with words; one has to see Ephesus to appreciate it. A visit to Ephesus, one of the largest and best-preserved ancient cities in the world, is a must for those who are interested in archaeology and culture. On completion of you guided tour you will go for dinner and prepare to depart for your overnight bus to Gellipoli.

Day 6: Welcome To Gellipoli & Free Day
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
On arrival in Gellipoli you will be transfered to your hotel, where after check in you can relax and enjoy breakfast. Then the day is yours to explore Gellipoli at your leisure. The city of Gallipoli, from the Greek "Beautiful City" is a pearl within the blue waters of the Ionic. It was an ancient town of fishermen and sailors, a fortress against the Turks, a place of oriental charm, with its wonderful beaches, the beautiful historical monuments that surround it, the perfumes of the healthy and delicious traditional cooking and the alleys of its village. The town appears even more characteristic for the division in two areas: the old city and the new village. The historical centre rises on a calcareous island linked to the dry land by a brick bridge and is full of ancient constructions and frescoes. Passenger and car ferries run daily between Canakkale, on the Asian side, and Eceabat and Kilitbahir, on the European side. Dont forget you have your evening meal waiting for you back at the hotel.

Day 7: Anzac Troy Tour & Bus To Istanbul
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
After breakfast you will depart your hotel for a Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour. Visiting - Kabatepe Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and not forgetting the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the "Trojan Horse" and "Helen of Troy". Once the tour has completed you will be transferred back to your hotel to prepare for you bus journey to Istanbul, on arrival in Istanbul you will be checked into your hotel.

Day 8: Welcome To Istanbul, Relaxing Free Day
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
Enjoy breakfast and the day is yours to explore Istanbul city at your leisure, shop in the local markets, or enjoy one of the many day trips we have to offer you to choose from. These include Ephesus, Cappadocia, Dolmabahce Palace, Family Shopping Tour, Traditional Turkish Bath, Green Bursa, Istanbul Princes' Island, Turkish Village Tour, Istanbul Museums Tour, Aquarium Tour, Private luxury yacht cruise, Helicopter Tours, or enjoy the Istanbul Evening Show, 1001 Istanbul Traditional Turkish Night, Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus By Night with dinner, popular musical instruments and Turkish singer. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 9: Full Day Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast & Evening Meal Included)
After breakfast you will be Picked up from your hotel for the full day tour of Istanbul city.

Visit to ST. 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.

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, 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.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, 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 take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Once you have completed your tour you will be transfered back to your hotel.

Day 10: Airport Transfer
(Breakfast Included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport for you onward travel.

10 Day History Tour Inclusions;
: Arrival Transfers
: 2 Nights Bodrum Accomodation
: 2 Nights Selcuk Accomodation
: Overnight Bus To Gellipoli
: 1 Night Gellipoli Accomodation
: Overnight Bus To Istanbul
: 2 Nights Istanbul Accomodation
: Transportation
: Services Of A Professional Tour Guide
: Entrance Fees As Per Itinerary
: Bodrum City Tour
: Bodrum traditional Village Tour
: Day Tour Of Ephesus
: Day Tour Of Pamukkale
: Anzac Troy Tour
: Full Day Istanbul City Tour
: Meals As Per Itinerary
: Departure Transfer From Istanbul Hotel to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport