Coach Tour 6 Days ex MarmarisDeparts on WednesdaysGuaranteed departure (min 4pax)Meals and Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Pre/post tour accommodation in Marmaris/Istanbul available
- Transfers Bodrum-Pamukkale and Fethiye-Pamukkale available
Day 1: Marmaris – Pamukkale (D)
Marmaris arrival and transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale. Welcome to Turkey. Check into the hotel. A lazy afternoon is waiting for you with fellow travellers and guide, arriving approximately 4 – 4.30 pm. Tonight you will meet your guide at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Pamukkale – Kusadasi (B D)
Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centres of the ancient world Hierapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi (B D)
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world. Explore 2000 year-old marble streets, the theatre, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium, and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Afternoon optional tour of Sirince. (Supplement applies)
Day 4: Kusadasi – Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale (B L D)
Visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse before continuing on to Canakkale for overnight.
Day 5: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Istanbul (B D)
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit to Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, and Chunuk Bair, then drive to Istanbul for overnight. Farewell Dinner.
Day 6: Istanbul (B)
Half day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar.
This afternoon optional Tour of Spice Market and half day Bosphorus cruise. Overnight in Istanbul. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (Supplement applies)
Day 7: Istanbul (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight.
- Accommodation as per itinerary or similar
- Meals as per itinerary
- Arrival/departure transfers
- Professional guides
- Local taxes and charges
- Private air-conditioned transportation
- Travel Notes
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
**DOUBLE BEDS** Please note we have requested a double bedded room but cannot guarantee one will be available. In Turkey double rooms are very limited. Please ask on check-in with the hotel to see what is available.
Airport transfers are only included on days of the tour ex Istanbul Ataturk Airport - a surcharge will apply for transfers to/from Sabiha Gocken airport.
If you are arriving or departing Istanbul on any days other than the arrival and departure days of the tour, transfers will not be included in the price of the coach tour.
Porterage for one suitcase is included in the tour price. Due to limited coach capacity the single bag should not exceed the dimensions of 30”x18”x10” and not weigh more than 50lbs (23kg). A charge of US $4 per travelling day is collected by the tour director for each additional piece of baggage or if the suitcase exceeds established weight and/or dimension limitations. Alternatively you might leave your luggage at your Istanbul Hotel storage.
The hotel selection may change – please use this as a guideline only.
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Dress Codes Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites – Men: Long pants, Women – skirt or long pants and shoulders covered.
Hotels On coach tours, hotels in regional areas (i.e Pamukkale) can be of a slightly lower standard than the other hotels on the tour.
Sightseeing All sightseeing tours require a moderate amount of walking around historical / cultural sites. This is particularly true in Cappadocia where walks can be up to 1 or 2 km long and where a good level of fitness will ensure you get a maximum enjoyment from your visit. On some tours you may visit a carpet or handicraft shop where the locals will show how their crafts are made. There is no obligation to buy any products at any of these places.
Transfers Transfers are operated by drivers and are not guided. Some drivers may only have a basic command of English.
Optional Tours Optional tours offered during coach tours may not be guaranteed (even if pre-booked ex New Zealand) as they are subject to a minimum number of participants.
Private Sightseeing tours (if booked) If a private sightseeing tour is booked it is important that you discuss the days arrangements with the guide as the touring programmes have a degree of flexibility. It is important to discuss with the guide so that any specific requirements can be met or addressed at the time.
Istanbul airport transfers: For coach tours: airport transfers are included on days of the tour ex Istanbul Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport. Transfers from the hotel to the Airport may be on scheduled shuttles. Late Evning or early morning flights may require private transfers at a supplement.
For independent / private tours: if included, airport transfers are applied ex Ataturk Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport.
Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.