Istanbul, Troy & Ephesus

Resort:Istanbul, Troy & Ephesus
Operator: Just You
Destination: Turkey
Price From: £1599.00


Embark on a captivating journey through Turkey, where ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and rich cultural experiences await. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the historic sites of Troy, Ephesus, and Pergamon, this tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Turkey’s top highlights.


  • Guided by a Just You Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guides for an immersive experience.
  • Return flights from Gatwick with Turkish Airlines.
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • 14 meals included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 6 dinners, including a welcome drink.
  • Experience local flavors with a visit to Yesilyurt, a traditional Turkish village, and a tasting of freshly made Gzleme pastries.
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation, and porterage provided.


Day 1: UK Istanbul

  • Fly from the UK to Istanbul.
  • Relax and enjoy dinner at the hotel, getting acquainted with fellow travelers.

Day 2: Istanbul

  • Full-day tour of Byzantine and Ottoman relics in Istanbul.
  • Visit Sultanahmet Square, the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia.
  • Enjoy lunch at a Turkish restaurant and explore the Egyptian and Grand Bazaars.
  • Optional excursion to a Turkish nightclub for a belly-dancing show.

Day 3: Istanbul Canakkale

  • Free time to explore Istanbul or join an optional Bosporus cruise.
  • Drive to Canakkale via the Marmara Sea, stopping at the Gallipoli battlefields.
  • Ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Canakkale Izmir

  • Visit the ancient city of Troy and the traditional village of Yesilyurt.
  • Explore the Acropolis and Asclepion of Pergamon.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5: Izmir

  • Tour the ancient city of Ephesus, including the Temple of Artemis and Library of Celsus.
  • Visit the Basilica of St Jean and the picturesque village of Sirince.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Izmir Bursa

  • Drive to Bursa and explore historic landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and Tombs of Osman and Orhan.
  • Discover the Silk Market and its charming stores.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Day 7: Bursa Istanbul

  • Return to Istanbul and enjoy free time or join an optional excursion.
  • Visit the Topkapi Palace Museum and enjoy a farewell dinner in Kumpaki.
  • Free time in Istanbul.

Day 8: Istanbul UK

  • Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

This comprehensive itinerary allows travelers to delve into Turkey’s rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes, creating unforgettable memories along the way.