Istanbul, Troy & Ephesus

Tours

8 Days from £1,149

May 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

​The Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia are just the beginning when it comes to exploring Turkey. This tour offers an assault on the senses in the best possible way, where history, culture and memorable moments are shared with like-minded travellers.
From the ancient city of Ephesus to belly-dancing shows and Gözleme pastries, we'll explore Turkey's culture on a backdrop of famous landmarks and natural wonders. Whether you want to learn about ancient sites, see Gallipoli or have free time to shop, this tour combines an incredible array of highlights.

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Your holiday at a glance

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What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • Return flights from Gatwick with Turkish Airlines.
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports 
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Local Flavours : Visit Yesilyurt, a traditional Turkish village and sample freshly made Gözleme pastries
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included excursions

  • Tour of Istanbul including The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia & Grand Bazaar
  • Turkish coffee demonstration & tasting with Baklava
  • Visit the Gallipoli War Memorial
  • Tour of Troy & visit to the ancient city of Pergamon
  • Tour of one of the ancient wonders of the world - Ephesus
  • Discover Turkish fruit & wine production in Sirince village
  • Tour of the former Ottoman Capital city of Bursa

Optional excursions

  • Istanbul by night tour including Turkish folklore show
  • Morning cruise along the Bosporus
  • Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans & lunch

Your itinerary

Today you’ll fly from the UK to Istanbul. Then relax and enjoy dinner at your hotel while meeting your fellow travellers.

Get set for a full-day tour of Byzantine and Ottoman relics on your tour of Istanbul. Sultanahmet Square rests at the heart of the Old City and we start here with a visit to historic chariot racing arena, the Hippodrome. You'll also get to tick off your landmark bucket list when we visit the awe-inspiring Blue Mosque with its many domes and hand-painted blue tiles. Then we'll discover the iconic Hagia Sophia, once the largest Christian church in the world, it is now considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture.
A scrumptious lunch awaits at a Turkish restaurant, before free time for shopping at the Egyptian and Grand Bazaars. The Grand Bazaar is a heady mix of spices and is alive with the hustle and bustle of people bartering over everything from war medals and pots to carpets and clothing, as well as fruit and leather goods. We'll also stop for coffee at an authentic shop to learn about the process of making Turkish coffee and taste the sweet treat, Baklava, made with filo pastry, nuts and honey. Explore as you wish by night, or join us on an excursion to a Turkish night club for a belly-dancing show.

This morning you will have some free time to explore at your leisure or choose an optional half-day cruise of the Bosporus. With over an hour on board, we'll cross from Europe to Asia amid spectacular city views. Once there, hop off the boat for a glimpse of local life on the Asian side. Our leisurely drive to Canakkale takes us via the lovely Marmara Sea for sweeping coastal views. On the way, we'll stop at the famous World War I battlefields of Gallipoli, the large and poignant resting site of Australian, New Zealand, British and Turkish soldiers killed in the war. A ferry trip across the Dardanelles channel brings us to Canakkale for dinner at the hotel.

Our first stop today is the city of Troy, bathed in the legends of Homer's the Iliad, an epic poem about the Trojan War. In real life, it's a fascinating archaeological site showcasing more than 3,000 years of history. A treat awaits as we continue to the traditional village of Yesilyurt to see how Gözleme pastries are made and enjoy a tasting served with apple tea. To top the day off, we'll discover the magnificent Acropolis and Asclepion of the ancient city of Pergamon, before swapping stories over dinner at the hotel.

The UNESCO-listed ancient city of Ephesus is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. This morning we'll tour the massive excavation site that St Paul once visited on his way back to Antioch, as well as stopping to admire the bathhouses and the majestic Library of Celsus.
While in Selcuk, we'll also visit the Basilica of St Jean before an afternoon journey into nature at the picturesque Greek village of Sirince. The region is a wine-lover's paradise and is known for producing some of Turkey's best olives and exquisite handmade olive oil products.

Today we'll enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before driving through Manisa and Balikesir to our next destination of Bursa. The former capital of the Ottoman Empire brims with historic gems, such as the Grand Mosque and the Tombs of Osman and Orhan, the first Ottoman Sultans.
We'll then take a tour to discover the delights of the Silk Market. The quaint and charming stores here offer scarves, fabrics, silver and artistic crafts, all with a stunning backdrop of decorative Ottoman architecture. 

Our departure for Istanbul after breakfast sees us arrive in the city by around midday. Spend the afternoon at your leisure or join us for an optional excursion, starting with lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After lunch, we'll visit the Topkapi Palace Museum to see priceless collections including Chinese porcelain and the Imperial Treasury. Recount your travel memories over a farewell dinner in the fisherman's village area of Kumpaki with a local drink, before enjoying free time in the bright lights of the city.

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll head to the airport for our flight back to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Turkey - Istanbul - Morning cruise along the Bosporus

Turkey - Istanbul - Morning cruise along the Bosporus

from £40

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Today you can take a 1.5 hour cruise along the Bosporus, where you will get great views of the city. You’ll have Asia on one side of you, and Europe on the other. We’ll then stop on the Asian side, so you can see what local life is like. Cruise - Minimal Walking - Scenic Tour

Turkey - Istanbul - Visit Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans, and Lunch

Turkey - Istanbul - Visit Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans, and Lunch

from £65

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On this excursion, you’ll first enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant. After you’ve eaten, you’ll visit Topkapi Palace. For nearly 400 years it was the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Today it is a museum that houses a priceless collection of Chinese porcelain. Half Day – Historic Site – Authentic Experience

Accommodation

Decorated in classic Ottoman style the 4-star Sapphire Hotel is located in the old centre of Istanbul, within walking distance to many major historical attractions.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar and hairdryer.
The Buyuk Truva hotel is situated centrally within the city of Canakkale, and has a quaint and traditional décor. The in-house restaurant serves a varied cuisine of both local and international options, whilst also offering a wonderful view of the Marmara Sea. Air-conditioned rooms are furnished with private facilities, and there is complimentary WIFI is available.
The Hilton Garden Inn Izmir Bayrakli is a contemporarily styled property which offers lovely views of the Aegean Sea. Guests can enjoy the in-house restaurant, which has a spacious dining area. Guest rooms have wooden décor and private facilities. Other services available at the hotel include free WIFI and a Gym.
This hotel is well located within Bursa and has a great selection of amenities for guests to enjoy. These include in-house restaurants, multiple bar areas, as well as an outdoor swimming pool that offers wonderful vistas of the city. Rooms feature a minibar, TV and air-conditioning. Free WIFI is also available throughout the hotel.
Decorated in classic Ottoman style the 4-star Sapphire Hotel is located in the old centre of Istanbul, within walking distance to many major historical attractions.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar and hairdryer.

Sapphire Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

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8 days

Tuesday 05 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£879

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8 days

Tuesday 02 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£909

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8 days

Tuesday 01 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£929

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8 days

Tuesday 22 September 2020

£909

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8 days

Tuesday 13 October 2020

£879

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Gatwick)

Tuesday 05 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,149

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 05 May 2020

Departs

10:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Birmingham (Intl)

Tuesday 05 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,318

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 05 May 2020

Departs

10:35 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

16:35 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Manchester

Tuesday 05 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,318

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 05 May 2020

Departs

10:40 Manchester

Arrives

16:50 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Departs

13:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

15:30 Manchester

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 05 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,208

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 05 May 2020

Departs

11:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Departs

13:00 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

14:50 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Gatwick)

Tuesday 02 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,179

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 02 June 2020

Departs

10:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 09 June 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Birmingham (Intl)

Tuesday 02 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,348

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 02 June 2020

Departs

10:35 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

16:35 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 09 June 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Manchester

Tuesday 02 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,348

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 02 June 2020

Departs

10:40 Manchester

Arrives

16:50 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 09 June 2020

Departs

13:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

15:30 Manchester

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 02 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,278

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 02 June 2020

Departs

11:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 09 June 2020

Departs

13:00 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

14:50 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Gatwick)

Tuesday 01 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,199

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Departs

10:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Birmingham (Intl)

Tuesday 01 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,368

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Departs

10:35 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

16:35 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Manchester

Tuesday 01 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,368

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Departs

10:40 Manchester

Arrives

16:50 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Departs

13:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

15:30 Manchester

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 01 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,298

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Departs

11:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Departs

13:00 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

14:50 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Gatwick)

Tuesday 22 September 2020

£1,179

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

10:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Birmingham (Intl)

Tuesday 22 September 2020

£1,348

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

10:35 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

16:35 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Manchester

Tuesday 22 September 2020

£1,348

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

10:40 Manchester

Arrives

16:50 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Departs

13:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

15:30 Manchester

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 22 September 2020

£1,238

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

11:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Departs

13:00 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

14:50 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Gatwick)

Tuesday 13 October 2020

£1,149

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Departs

10:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:25 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Birmingham (Intl)

Tuesday 13 October 2020

£1,318

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Departs

10:35 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

16:35 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Departs

13:55 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

16:00 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Manchester

Tuesday 13 October 2020

£1,318

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Departs

10:40 Manchester

Arrives

16:50 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Departs

13:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

15:30 Manchester

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 13 October 2020

£1,208

Available

Outbound
Turkish Airlines

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Departs

11:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:20 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

Inbound
Turkish Airlines - TK

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Departs

13:00 Istanbul (Ataturk)

Arrives

14:50 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Turkish Airlines

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