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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Experience somber battlefields and historic World War I memorial sites during this guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul. With an expert guide, visit heartbreaking sites on the Gallipoli peninsula where Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers lost their lives during a merciless WWI campaign. Hear rare stories about the fallen troops at famous sites including Lone Pine, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery and the Nek.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 hours
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Small-Group: Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

Travel back in time nearly two millennia and discover the House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus during this guided day trip from Istanbul. With round-trip flights to Izmir included, you'll fly to the best preserved ancient city in the eastern Mediterranean for an epic trip. Stroll along roads once roamed by toga-clothed Romans; enjoy visits to the Library of Celsus, the stunning Great Theatre; gaze at temples and walk along shop-lined streets. You'll then explore the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, have lunch, and highlight your day with a tour of the stone home where it’s believed the Virgin Mary spent her final days. Numbers limited to 14 on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Duration: 15 hours
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Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

Recall the days of ancient Rome on this full-day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul by air. With a professional guide, explore spectacular Greco-Roman Ephesus, Turkey’s archaeological showpiece. Stroll the ancient streets to marvel at the 2nd-century Celsus Library, the Great Theater and crumbled shops, bathhouses and temples. Bookend your trip with visits to the House of the Virgin Mary, Isabey Mosque and the ruined Artemis Temple. Opt to return to Istanbul or enjoy a drop-off in Kusadasi after your tour. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 12 to 18 hours
  • Duration: 12 to 18 hours
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Small-Group Pamukkale Day Trip from Kusadasi: Travertines and Hierapolis

Explore the stunning archaeology of Pamukkale on this small-group guided full day tour from Kusadasi. During your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, stroll along the white travertine rock plateaus and hear about the site’s geology. Gaze over Pamukkale to towards the ancient city of Hierapolis and learn about its history as you discover its fascinating ruins. Also, enjoy a cleansing soak in Hierapolis’ natural springs and pools. This small-group tour in Pamukkale is limited to 14 people, creating a more personalized experience with your guide.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ephesus Day Trip From Istanbul by Air

If you want to add a flying visit to Ephesus to your time in Istanbul, this convenient trip by air lets you do it in a single day. Fly to Izmir from Istanbul, and enjoy a walking tour of Ephesus’ UNESCO-listed ruins, including the Celsus Library, Great Theatre and more. Plus, take in the nearby House of the Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Round-trip airfares, main entrance fees, lunch, and airport transfers included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Visiting Cappadocia from Istanbul is well worth the effort, and this 2-day tour provides a stress-free way to make the most of your time. Your local guide shares top attractions including the Göreme Open Air Museum and an Underground City, and you have the option to include a sunrise hot air balloon flight. All the logistics are handled, including round-trip flights, accommodations, entrance fees, and hotel transfers.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Troy Day Trip from Istanbul

Uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this guided day trip to Troy from Istanbul. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time. Plus, enjoy a visit to the small coastal town of Eceabat for lunch.
  • Duration: 16 hours
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  • Duration: 16 hours
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4 Day Turkey Tour by Plane

4 Days Turkey Tour by PlaneSee the highlights of Turkey’s North Aegean province and Cappadocia on this astounding 4-day Turkey tour from Istanbul. Discover what life was like for the Turks under Roman rule as you visit ancient cities like Ephesus and Hierapolis, and see travertine rock terraces at the Pamukkale archeological site. In Cappadocia, where your tour ends, explore unforgettable sites like Göreme, Uchisar, Çavusin and more! With two domestic flights included (Istanbul to Izmir, Kayseri to Istanbul), plus airport transfers and three nights of accommodation, this tour enables you to see Turkey with ease. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Delightful Cappadocia - 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

Explore some of Turkey’s incredible sights on a four-day tour of Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus from Istanbul. Leave all of the logistics, including air travel, hotel accommodation, transportation, and many meals to your guides and relax as you take in the sights, history, and culture. Trek through the Rose Valley, ride in a hot air balloon (optional), see the Temple of Artemis — one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world — and enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine during your adventure. Visit Cappadocia’s Goreme Open-air museum, see the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, and many other sights. Get tan in depth look at Turkey on this comprehensive tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
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Daily Secrets of Gallipoli Tour From Istanbul

See the top attractions of Gallipoli on a full-day tour from Istanbul. Travel by luxury bus to Gallipoli, stopping en route for breakfast. Upon arrival, explore landmarks such as Brighton Beach, Ari Burnu Cemetery, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Nek Cemetery, and other cemeteries for the Allied and Turkish forces who perished in World War I. Hear about the history of all you see from your informative guide on your tour, which includes breakfast, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Istanbul.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Istanbul Tour from Istanbul Hotels and Port

Experience the very best of historic Istanbul with a private, 6-hour tour of the city’s most important sites and landmarks. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to set your own pace, with plenty of time to see the places that interest you most. Visit the stunning Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, then learn about royal intrigues, courtiers and harems in Topkapi Palace. See the Byzantine architecture of the hippodrome and soak up the sights and sounds of Turkish culture at the vibrant Grand Bazaar.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Cappadocia Day Trip From Istanbul

See the otherworldly formations and historic sites of Cappadocia on a full-day, small-group tour from Istanbul by air. Trace winding corridors through Uchisar Castle, with sweeping views from the highest point in Cappadocia. Explore the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, where Byzantine monks carved their brightly painted churches and chapels into solid rock. Descend into the Devrent Valley to discover fairy chimneys and stones shaped by wind and water, then visit the stunning hillside towns of Urgup and Avanos before your return flight to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Ephesus Tour From Istanbul

Discover a stunning ancient city, classical architecture and a Christian pilgrimage site on a full-day tour of Ephesus from Istanbul with round trip flights and hotel transfer. Explore ruined temples from the golden years of the Hellenistic Age, and walk a landscape of tumbled marble and stunning reconstructions. Pause for lunch in a local restaurant, then visit the stone chapel house where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent the end of her life before returning to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Prince Islands Tour Including Lunch From Istanbul

Discover the beauty of Büyükada, one of the seven Princes' Islands located near Istanbul on the Marmara Sea. Walk with your guide along quiet car-free streets while hearing about the Byzantine Empire princes who once vacationed on these islands. Appreciate the relaxed local lifestyle and fresh-caught seafood during your lunch at a local fish restaurant. In the afternoon, explore on your own with free time to take a horse-drawn carriage ride, hit the beaches or visit historic sites.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Istanbul Gold Combo

See Istanbul’s top attractions in one day on a full-day tour that is perfect for people with limited time. Skip the lines at landmarks around Sultanahmet including the magnificent Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome. Browse the shops in the vast Grand Bazaar, then have lunch at a Turkish restaurant, before taking in more sights from the Bosphorous River on a private cruise boat.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ephesus Day Tour From Istanbul

The magnificent Greek city of Ephesus is one of the world’s most important examples of ancient history. Also home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Ephesus must not be missed during your time in Turkey. Travel to the ancient city with ease on this tour from Istanbul, which includes return flights and a guided tour. Marvel at Ephesus highlights such as the Temple of Celsus, enjoy a Turkish buffet lunch, observe a carpet making demonstration, and visit the magnificent Temple of Artemis.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Pamukkale Tour From Istanbul

Discover a wonderland of travertine, blue water and ancient ruins on a full-day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis by air from Istanbul. After touching down in Denizli, start your day with a soothing bath in the natural hot springs then see the famously red springs of Karahayit. Follow in the footsteps of Hierapolis’ Attalid kings and Roman conquerors beside the triple arches of the Domitian Gate, gorgeously preserved colonnades and early Christian Monuments. Browse the region's unearthed antiquities and treasures at the Pamukkale Museum before returning to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Pamukkale Day Trip From Istanbul

This day trip to Pamukkale is one you definitely don’t want to miss when you’re in Turkey — it makes it simple to explore the city and its ancient sights and ruins from Istanbul.  After a 1-hour flight and easy transfer, see the red springs of Karahayit, explore the Roman ruins of Hierapolis, and swim in the thermal waters of the Cleopatra Antique Pool (additional expense), with a guide providing historical context along the way. You’ll also have some time to explore the village of Pamukkale on your own before your return flight and transfer back to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Gallipoli Tour From Istanbul

Visit the landmarks and historic sites of Gallipoli on a full-day tour from Istanbul. Travel in a comfortable bus to the places where many Allied and Turkish troops fought in World War I, including Brighton Beach, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) Cove, The Nek and Johnston's Jolly. You’ll also see Ariburnu Cemetery, the ANZAC Commemoration site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Learn about the history and impact of the WWI battles in Gallipoli as your guide shows you around this important location.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Troy And Anzac In 1-Day From Istanbul

Visit Turkey’s most famous battle sites from ancient times to WWI on a full-day tour of Troy and Gallipoli from Istanbul. Take in the UNESCO-listed archeological dig at Troy, where Spartan and Achaean warriors laid siege during the Trojan War. Follow in the footsteps of the ANZAC troops that stormed fortified beaches along the Dardanelles, and explore their battlefields, trenches and cemeteries.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites. You’ll see Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Entrance fees are included, as is hotel pickup for your convenience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul

Escape from the busy streets of Istanbul for a full-day excursion to the Princes Islands. Cruise past Topkapi Palace, Leanders Tower and Uskudar, then glide across the Marmara Sea to reach the islands of Heybeliada and Buyukada. Learn about the princes of the Byzantine Empire who once relaxed on these islands as you take a horse-drawn carriage tour. Have lunch at a fish restaurant and enjoy free time to explore on your own, taking in the beaches and historic sites at your leisure before returning to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Daily Troy Tour From Istanbul

Discover the ancient history of Troy on a full-day sightseeing tour from Istanbul. Travel by comfortable coach through the European side of Turkey to Gallipoli. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry to reach Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide shows you highlights including a replica of the Trojan Horse, ancient ruins from nine different epochs, the Roman Temple (Bouleuterion) and more. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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