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Aegean Trooper Tour

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Aegean Trooper Tour - Fez Travel
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Fariha "I was a solo traveler and had been part of the Aegean Trooper Tour which was amazing. It was a small group of amazing Australian (who are more like family now), the tour guide Aaron was simply fantastic with providing info on history and made sure all of us are comfy and enjoying the trip. The driver Murat knew his car and route well and it was fun to be part of this group. The only thing which i ..."
Excellent
9 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
+9 Destinations
Western Turkey
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Learn about the battle of Gallipoli
  • Bring the Trojan horse back to life in Troy
  • Experience the mystery in Ephesus
  • Soak up the rich history of Istanbul
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Historical
Start and end in Istanbul! With the discovery tour Aegean Trooper Tour, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 9 other destinations in Turkey. Aegean Trooper Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • GM
    Written on September 29, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    A good tour that gives you a very good feeling for Western Turkey. Ephesus, Pumukkale and Pergamon were particular highlights - but you do have to like ruins to get a lot out of the tour. And while we stopped at carpet, leather and pottery factories, they were all interesting and they aren't too annoying if you're able to resist the sales pitch. The pottery place was the exception - they were fabulous and did not pressure us at all - and of course this was the only place that we bought anything. One word of warning - it seems that the last day of the tour is a long drive with almost no sights, to get back to Istanbul. It is therefore recommended that you get a flight from the airport near Pumukkale for a flight back to Istanbul and miss the final day. For the cost of the flight and taxis you can get a whole extra day in Istanbul. Ibrahim our guide was excellent and really helpful in organising taxis etc. Would definitely recommend
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  • AT
    Written on September 18, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Itinerary was great, guide’s knowledge and information was very good.
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  • Aegean Trooper Tour reviewer 3
    Written on December 22, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This is a well organised tour which is full of historical experience, I have enjoyed myself very much ! Heriopolis is a must for anyone visiting Turkey.
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  • Aegean Trooper Tour reviewer 4
    Written on December 12, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I was a solo traveler and had been part of the Aegean Trooper Tour which was amazing. It was a small group of amazing Australian (who are more like family now), the tour guide Aaron was simply fantastic with providing info on history and made sure all of us are comfy and enjoying the trip. The driver Murat knew his car and route well and it was fun to be part of this group. The only thing which i need to highlight is my stay in Colossae thermal spa hotel (suppose to be 5 star) it was not upto standards, i had 3 beds in my room and it was just not a good experience at that hotel considering i even had a tough time with the reception guy who was rude as well. Although Aaron (our tour guide) had sorted things (the guy apologized) i really request to change the hotel option as this hotel and poor customer service ruined my evening. i would suggest this tour group and specifically Aaron and Murat to my friends and family but will warn them about the hotels picked as well. Over all i loved the group tour.
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  • RD
    Written on July 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My trip was all and more than I expected. I was impressed the Fez Travel did not cancel the tour due to the lack of numbers of passengers. There was only 2 of us. Our guide had a lot of changing and rearranging to do, but everything went smoothly. Transport was good, Hotels and meals were great.
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  • Aegean Trooper Tour reviewer 6
    Written on May 23, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    This tour definitely took you to the must see key place in Western Turkey, which can be very difficult to do if trying to use public transport and/or travel independently. Overall I think this tour is definitely worth considering if time is an issue, as it worked for me perfectly based on departure date and number of days. However I think there are a few points to call out that may simply be specific to the tour I was on, so please take them with a grain of salt when considering this tour. Our tour guide whilst quite social, was also very vocal (in many ways), whilst he spoke very clearly/loudly, his english actually seemed to worsen over the tour. He also was keen to share his political/ethical/historical opinion and subjectives thoughts, which I feel is a big no no when it comes to Tour Guide Training 101. Especially when I'm on tour of this nature I'm eager to just learn the facts and most academically endorsed history. The guide also seem to manipulate the tour a little to his personal preferences and not those expressed by the group. I was happy to tolerate the visit to the rug wholesaler, as learning about the techniques was quite interesting, however the visit to leather factory (as per previous comments I've read) was just bizarre and frustrating. I was keen to spend as much time as possible exploring Hierapolis and the Calcium Travetines, however the day was restricted by it starting with a very awkward leather fashion show, followed by being ushered through showrooms of over priced and in some cases fake products; even if Fez Travel do get a commission I don't understand how this can provide overall value to the business. A comment more unrelated to the specific tour, but something I want to also call out is that a lot of the ancient sites, aren't actually in their natural states, a lot of them have been 'reconstructed/rebuilt' in very recent history (which is not clearly marked by the Turkish authorities), which I just found a little disappointing, as I like to see things in their natural condition.
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  • A
    Written on March 30, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour exceeded our expectations - the itinerary was fantastic (and not something we could have covered by ourselves).  It was well organised, covered a lot of ground and the group bonded really well.  The highlight of the tour, in addition to the fabulous sites (my favourite was Ephusus) was Faruk Yildiz and our driver. Faruk brought things to life, by telling us not just about the sites and their history, but also about life in Turkey and the regions we were visiting. He was always polite, knowledgable, and is a great asset to your company. We have great memories and I can't thank him enough, so we are recommending both beautiful Turkey, Fez Travel and Faruk to our friends.

  • A
    Written on April 29, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was woderful. Ahmet was very knowledgabile and could answer all of our questions. The time travelling on the bus gave us the chance to see the countryside, agriculture and villages of Turkey. It would be great to visit or stay in Bergama. The hotel in Kusadasi was great, as we could walk in to town.

  • A
    Written on May 20, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    We accepted the Lonely Planet Guide Book's recommendation of Fez Travel's five day Aegean Trooper Tour. We found the tour's value, itinerary and pace, guide and driver professionalism, standard of transport and accommodation to be comparable with Insight and Trafalgar tours we've experienced previously.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Monday - Gallipoli Battlefields
  2. Day 2 - Tuesday - Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum
  3. Day 3 - Wednesday - Ephesus, Kusadasi
  4. Day 4 - Thursday - Pamukkale, Hierapolis
  5. Day 5 - Friday - Bursa, Istanbul

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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  • Can you please let me know if its possible to be picked up from airport and then dropped off at the end of the tour?

    Aegean Trooper tour includes pick-up & drop-off from the hotels in Taksim & Sultanahmet area. The tour starts with a departure from Sultanahmet area at 7am - quite early in the morning - that is why we do recommend our guests to arrive Istanbul at least a night before departure date.

  • Can you arrange a pre accommodation in Istanbul?

    A pre accommodation in Istanbul can be provided with airport transfer, if needed.

    Pre-acoommodation at Momento Hotel in a single room per night with breakfast.

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Start and end in Istanbul.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Fez Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 December 2018 the full payment of $558 is necessary.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,064 km.
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 205 km
  • Gallipoli (Turkey)
  • 39 km
  • Anzac Cove (Turkey)
  • 13 km
  • Canakkale (Turkey)
  • 29 km
  • Troy (Turkey)
  • 122 km
  • Pergamum (Turkey)
  • 135 km
  • Ephesus (Turkey)
  • 14 km
  • Kusadasi (Turkey)
  • 162 km
  • Pamukkale (Turkey)
  • 261 km
  • Bursa (Turkey)
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