Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul to Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul to Antalya

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Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul to Antalya

8 Days Starting and ending in UK

Visiting: İstanbul, Gallipoli Peninsula, Çanakkale, Troy, Bergama, Kuşadası, Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre, aphrodisias turkey, Pamukkale, Perge Ancient City, Antalya

Tour operator:

Titan Travel

Tour code:

TTTKY

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 1

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Age range:

16-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Titan with any specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

From the ancient streets of Ephesus and the storied halls of Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace, to poignant World War I battlefields, our week-long Turkey tours bring this country’s fascinating past to life. Starting with a city break in Istanbul, we’ll then sweep southwards to Gallipoli and eastwards along the Turkish Riviera, touring Greek theatres, Roman baths and ancient stadia as we go. It's not all about history, though. Our holidays give you the chance to really experience Turkey, too - sip proper Turkish coffee in the Grand Bazaar, enjoy lunch with locals, and learn to prepare traditional dishes. Get ready for a true taste of Turkey.

Highlights

  • Taking in the colourful sights of the Grand Bazaar and breathing in the heady aromas of the Spice Market.

  • Bringing high-action films to life at Troy as we see a replica of the famed wooden horse.

  • VIP door-to-door travel service

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Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

Solo - Magnificent Turkey Tour - Istanbul To Antalya

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Day 1 : Uk - Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kent Hotel (4-star) or Holiday Inn Istanbul - Old City (4-star)

Meals Included: No Meals

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Istanbul. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel.

Day 2 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kent Hotel (4-star) or Holiday Inn Istanbul - Old City (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast

A full-day city tour introduces us to the sights and sounds of Istanbul. We’ll travel back thousands of years as we visit Sultanahmet Meydanı, once the sporting and social heart of Constantinople; admire the incredible tiles adoring the Blue Mosque; and gaze up at the domes and minarets of UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia.Later, we’ll tour the UNESCO-listed Topkapı Palace Museum. Once home to Ottoman sultans, it’s now filled with treasures including fine art, jewel-encrusted swords, Chinese porcelain, scrolls of delicate calligraphy, and the exquisite Spoonmaker's Diamond. The complex is as much an attraction as the exhibits, though, with peaceful gardens, opulent décor and tales of courtiers and concubines.We’ll finish off our day in the colourful Grand Bazaar. With almost 4,000 shops hawking antiques, carpets, jewellery and more, it’s the biggest souk and the oldest covered market in the world. We’ll call in at one of the bazaar’s historic coffee roasters for a cup of authentic Turkish coffee, prepared and poured the traditional way. A fantastic end to a whirlwind first day in Turkey.

Day 3 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kent Hotel (4-star) or Holiday Inn Istanbul - Old City (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, we’ll pay a visit to Süleymaniye Mosque, considered to be the most beautiful imperial mosque in the city. One of the mosque’s outbuildings is home to a display of 14th and 15th-century books, manuscripts and orders of the sultans. Although it’s not open to the public, we’ll have private access to view the collection.Next, we’ll make our way to Misir Carsisi, the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, where spices, herbs and all sorts of dried teas have been sold since the 17th century, and where many locals still shop today. We’ll have time to wander through the warren of stalls, perhaps picking up some fragrant cardamom or saffron to take home. Our final stop for the morning is the Sunken Cistern, an atmospheric underground reservoir built in the 6th century and held up by more than 300 columns.The afternoon is free for you to explore Istanbul at your own pace. If you like, join our optional food tasting tour, where you’ll have the chance to snack on tasty Turkish street food at a mix of markets and pastry shops.

Day 4 : Gallipoli - Canakkale

Location: Gallipoli Peninsula, Çanakkale

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Buyuk Truva Hotel, Canakkale (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A five-hour drive alongside the Sea of Marmara will bring us to the Gallipoli peninsula. This area is steeped in history, so our guide will talk us through the importance of the Dardanelles strait and the part it played during the First World War as we go.Arriving at Gallipoli, we’ll tour the battlefields, scene of the aborted Allied invasion of 1915, visiting Cape Helles, Suvla Bay and Anzac Cove. Before dinner, we’ll enjoy a glass of wine while watching sunset over the waters of the Dardanelles - a lovely chance to reflect on the day together.

Day 5 : Troy - Pergamon - Kusadasi

Location: Troy, Bergama, Kuşadası

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Kusadasi (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The World Heritage Site of Troy is our destination this morning. Uncover 4,000 years of history as you stroll around this ancient archaeological site, immortalised in Homer’s epic, ‘The Iliad’.For lunch, we’ll head to the nearby village of Bergama. Splitting into smaller groups, we’ll visit local houses, chatting with our hosts as we enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. We’ll continue to the Greco-Roman city of Pergamon, admiring its acropolis, temples and 10,000-seat theatre. From here, we drive south to Kusadasi.

Day 6 : Ephesus - Aphrodisias - Pamukkale

Location: Ephesus Ancient Greek Theatre, aphrodisias turkey, Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal Pamukkale (5-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ephesus is first on our agenda today. The remains of this ancient Greek city are remarkably well preserved and protected by UNESCO. We’ll see the famous façade of the Celsus Library, mosaicked pedestrian walkways and roads scored with ruts from chariot wheels. We’ll also stop at the House of the Virgin Mary, just outside Ephesus, where Mary was believed to have spent her final years.Lunch will be a picnic in the sunny gardens of a cooperative in nearby Selcuk. Get involved with the cooking if you like, or simply sit back and enjoy your surroundings. While we’re here, you’ll have the chance to see how traditional carpets are hand-woven.After lunch, we’ll visit the beautiful classical site of Aphrodisias, with its stadium and temple of Aphrodite, before continuing to our hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 7 : Pamukkale - Perge - Antalya

Location: Pamukkale, Perge Ancient City, Antalya

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Best Western Plus Khan Hotel, Antalya (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Pamukkale-Hieropolis this morning, a spa and wellness resort popular with the Romans. See the necropolis and 2nd-century theatre, and photograph the dream-like white travertine terraces, filled with pools of mineral-rich water.We’ll continue to Perge, an ancient Roman city once visited by St Paul, and then Antalya, a historic port city where we’ll end our tour.

Day 8 : Antalya - Uk

Location: Antalya

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart for the airport and your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

What's Included

  • 7 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)

  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Turkish Airlines from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports

  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 2 lunches (days 5-6) 4 dinners (days 4-7) 13 excursions and visits

  • Coffee tasting in the Grand Bazaar

  • Sunset drink at the Dardanelles, Bergama village lunch experience and picnic in Selcuk with cooking and carpet weaving demonstration

  • Tour of Gallipoli battlefields

  • Visits to Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale-Hieropolis and Perge Plus

  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service

  • Local Titan tour manager

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What's Not Included

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    In most cases a single supplement will apply. If the price for a Single room for sole occupancy is not shown, please ask our team for details and we will be able to check the details for you.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We've been taking our customers across the world on escorted tours for more than 40 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our commitment to sustainable travel is part of our ethos. We love exploring the world and hope that, alongside our customers, we can be part of a bigger change in respecting the people and wildlife on our planet and minimising the impact we have on our environment.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    With some COVID-19 rules and restrictions still in place there are a few details that you need to know. This information is subject to change. It’s your responsibility to monitor changes and ensure you fulfil all relevant criteria for travel. Rest assured that we’re on hand to help and answer any questions you might have.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You’ll receive your Final holiday documents via email approximately 14 days prior to your departure.

Reviews of this operator

Brian Jones (Google Reviewer)  

Recently returned from the great...

08-Apr-2024

Recently returned from the great Indian rail journey.My wife and I could hardly believe the value for money.From pick ups from Durham to Heathrow and back,to the number of coach and train journeys , quality hotels, great choice of food throughout and our first night in Heathrow Hilton. What really made our trip a success was our guide, Prashant,who managed a party of twenty four very varied, sometimes a little unpredictable travellers with ease.Nothing was too much trouble for him and as a group we gelled and warmed to Prashant as he kept us safe, well informed and a little entertained by his mix of authority and humanity.Where do I begin with the tour itself ? India,a country of extremes.Poverty,wealth,order,chaos.Sometimes bleak,often breathtakingly beautiful.The people,the cities,art, architecture,flaura and fauna.Delhi,Jaipur, Amritsar,Agra, Ranthambore, Chandigarh and the icing on the cake that is Shimla. An absolute masterclass of man versus nature,the railway and buildings are an unbelievable feat,but wait until you see the dual carriageway being built on the mountainside.🤯I could go on for a very long time but I'll just post some photos.Thanks to Titan,thanks to the excellent Prashant and and a massive thanks to the other twenty two travellers who helped shape our holiday of a lifetime.🏁💜

Odile Lawen (Google Reviewer)  

I have booked the Icelandic...

11-Mar-2024

I have booked the Icelandic Adventure holiday with Titan Travel, the Booking Staff was pleasant throughout. What I love about Titan Travel, transfer from your home to the airport and vice versa is included in the holiday.

Thomas Fisher (Google Reviewer)  

Danube cruise was great value....

13-Sep-2023

Danube cruise was great value. Well organised. Clear instructions from Titan prior to travel. Door to door service great.

Sarah Hoad  

Exceptional trip and service by Titan

04-Oct-2022

Just returned from a fabulous tour of California & the golden west. It’s a full on tour with early starts but you see so much varied landscape from the ocean to the desert to Yosemite. My 2nd tour with Titan & my first solo tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it & met some great people. Grand Canyon was amazing would definitely recommend

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Ms Margaret Aldgate  

Not merely a holiday, rather a memorable experience

29-Dec-2022

I have used other travel operators; this was the 1st time of touring with Titan----Israel, The Holy Land, from being collected from home and returned at the end of the holiday this was an unforgettable experience; the Tour Manager, a PhD Archaeology made the whole tour so interesting, he enlightened us throughout each day from an historical, archeological and Biblical viewpoint, bringing each site we visited come to life, and went over and above his remit escorting us for evening trips around the local area; thanks also to our very patient driver who coped with the very busy traffic; our hotels were good, professional and pleasant staff and really good food; I would recommend Titan to anyone looking for a fascinating tour with excellent efficient service thank you Titan nor just for a holiday for a memorable experience

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Sella Shan (Google Reviewer)  

We had a 2 weeks...

05-Dec-2023

We had a 2 weeks fantastic holiday arranged by Titan to Vietnam and Cambodia. Excellent,well organised Throughly enjoyed. Very good service by Vietnam Airlines, if you could afford book it in premium economy. We had a door to door service , picked up to airport from home and then dropped at home from airport, very convinient. Particular credit goes to our guide THI who is a caring, knolegeable, friendly down to earth man who made our trip a memorable one. I will not hesitate to book another holiday through Titan, their staff are friendly and helpful

Eileen Bulsara (Google Reviewer)  

We had a fantastic holiday...

26-May-2023

We had a fantastic holiday in Mississippi. Right from our chauffeur driven car picking us up to the return journey, we had a great time. The first hotel The Gaylord was amazing,absolutely huge,first class. The second The Double tree in Memphis unfortunately wasn't, the hotel was tired and very basic, the only plus was where it is situated in the centre of town, we were only there two nights so it wasn't to bad. The American Queen Steam Boat was first class all the way, thoroughly enjoyed the seven nights sailing down the Mississippi. The last hotel the Sheraton New Orleans was very comfortable too. Our guide throughout our time away was Laura Tuttle. she was amazing, very knowledgeable, and helpful. We also had a coach driver Guil, who went over and beyond to give you the best time. Other coach guides included Jim,who was so funny, and also very knowledgeably. Very entertaining throughout. The entire itinerary itinerary was very well thought out, included a huge variety of visits to different Interesting locations. Highly recommend using Titan for all your holiday destinations.

Mrs Crompton  

Perfect Italian Holiday…

31-Oct-2022

Just returned from a lovely week in Sorrento at the Grand Hotel Hermitage, we had an excellent guide Peter Macchristopher. we loved the hotel the staff were very nice especially in the dining rooms, the food was good and the room we had was really nice with a wonderful view. Altogether very good value holiday.we felt the trip to Pompei was very good also boat trip to Amalfi. I would recommend a walk to the village of St Agatha and a three hour ride on the Little Blue Train. Great fun.this can be booked at reception.

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Susan Hawken (Google Reviewer)  

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!!...

03-Feb-2024

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!! (Dreadful) Avoid Titan and Saga at all costs. False descriptions of the tour and dreadful administration Returned to the UK last evening with a great sigh of relief after the worst holiday ever. 1. No block booking of airplane seats by Titan. (Husband and I sat apart on the long, overnight flight) 2. Unable to pre-book seats as Titan reference numbers did not coincide with anything. 3. Husband and I not sat together on any of the train journeys! In fact, on one occasion I was sat, alone on a sleeper carriage, a couple of carriages away from the rest of the group who were scattered over two or three carriages. Terrifying as a female to be sat alone in the midst of noisy locals!!!!! (Eventually the guide, Rahi, did come to rescue me and found a seat near the main group) 4. The guide, Rahi, would usually get off the coach and begin walking off without waiting for all the group to disembark the coach. (Spot the guide in the crowd!) 5. The guide, Rahi, refused to use any identifying prop such as a flag, hat, jacket or umbrella. Frightening to be in the manic crowds of Delhi and other crowded places to be unable to see the guide. 6. NO AUDIO HEADSET system on any excursion 7. The guide, Rahi, didn’t face the whole group, but stood sideways on and was unable to be heard by the majority. 8. OUTRAGEOUS behaviour by the guide when he enquired as to the whereabouts of my husband, whom I explained was in bed with an upset stomach and was feeling unwell. Rahi DID A REVERSE AIR PUNCH😳😳. This was in response to an earlier conversation when my husband had complained about our separate seating arrangements. TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL 9. When we arrived at Heathrow to find our aircraft seats were not allocated, we were advised to speak to our guide on arrival at Delhi. Rahi merely shrugged his shoulders and said he couldn’t do anything. 10. Tour pace incorrect - gruelling pace and only half a day relaxation due to the guide, Rahi, throwing in visits to shops and factories fie him to earn his commission as I head him tell another!!!!!!! 11. When off loaded the return flight due to illness, we were unable to get in contact with Titan/Saga. Left in Delhi without an hotel or flight!!! Found accommodation but didn’t remove shoes or clothes due to the poor standard. Final summary: Poor, disappointing, inefficient, incompetent, misleading, misrepresentations, are just a few words to describe.

Linda Vokes (Google Reviewer)  

Luxury VIP door to door...

17-Jul-2023

Luxury VIP door to door travel! I don't think so....Titan sent a Toyota Prius uber to Stanstead for a return journey to Newport, S Wales. 4 adults plus luggage! the experience was anything but luxurious. Contacted Titan on the return journey and since return. They simply didn't seem interested and offered us a £300 travel discount off a future trip! After a lot of emails they converted it to a £300 cash refund. Give it a lot of thought before booking !

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