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7 Days Explore Istanbul & Ephesus By Bus

Duration:6 Nights 7 Days

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Istanbul Bosphorus Tour, Istanbul Old City Tour, Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour, Ephesus Ancient City & House of Virgin Mary Tour, Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival to Istanbul, you will meet with our representitive at the Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Arport. After meeting at the airport, you will be transfered to your hote. Check in to hotel and you will have free afternoon and evening for relaxing after flight journey or you can go out and check around.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour  & Overnight bus to Selcuk  (B + L)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and start a full day of sightseeing tour of Istanbul old city, discover the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics, visit Saint Sophia Museum, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the architectual marvels of all time, then visit the Sultanahmet Cami (Blue Mosque), built in the 16th century, unique with 6 minarets and its magnificent interior decoration of the blue Iznik tiles. The Ancient Hippodrome, was the scene of chariot races and constains three monuments: Obelisk of Theodosius,bronze serpentine column and German Fountian of Wilhelm II. Before lunch visit the Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) one of the oldest and biggest Bazaars in the world with more than 4,000 shops selling souvenirs, rugs & kilims, jewelry, pottery, leather and almost everything. Visit Royal Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries.Little Hagia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed – basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empire and now is used as a mosque since 1497. At the end of the tour, you will be  transferred to Travel Bazaar Office for departure to Selcuk.
20:00 Pick-up from Travel Bazaar Office
21:30 Leaving from Bus Terminal. Overnight bus to Selcuk.
Day 3 – Arrive in Selcuk and Ephesus Tour    (B + L)
08:00 Arrive in Izmir . Our representative will be waiting for you with your name sign. You will be picked up and drive to Ephesu and you will be dropped off at our meeting point. After meeting with other tour participants and tour guide, the tour starting with Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet coorperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary,it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Ephesus Archeological Museum to see findings of Ephesus excavations and Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Check in to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
Day 4 - Drive to Pamukkale. Pamukkale Tour    (B + L)
Breakfast at your hotel. 08:30 You will be picked up and transferred to meeting point. You will meet with other tour participants and tour guide then start the tour by driving to Pamukkale that has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. Once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and masterpiece theater. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres long covering an expanse of 240 metres to 300 metres. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool’s hot spring mineral Waters. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel and overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
Day 5 - Priene, Miletus and Didyma Tour / Overnight bus to Istanbul         (B + L)
Breakfast at your hotel. 08:30 You will be picked up and transferred to meeting point. You will meet with other tour participants and tour guide then departure for Priene, the first grid-system planned city of the ancient World, built on hillside. Visit the theater, the temple of Athena, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele.We have lunch in local restaurant then Proceed to Miletos, the home of the Thales (Who is according to Herodotus, and according Eudemos May 28, BC 585'te are assumed to have occurred) has reported forecasted solar eclipse. He has been dealing with astronomy and solstices as one of the first astronomer to calculate in advance. And a principle Ionia’n city. Visit the Delphinium, the Nymphanion, the Teather, and the Faustına Baths. After lunch at a restaurant, continue to Didyma to visit Temple Of the Apollon and İt is gigantic columns, which is the biggest Oracle Center of ancient Turkey.At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Bus station.
21:30 Departing  from Selcuk to Istanbul (Please note that bus departure time can be chage according to avalibilty)
Day 6 – Arrive in Istanbul / Bosphorus & Cable Car Tour   
Arrive in Istanbul Bus Station at 08:00 Am and Meet on arrival.Transfer to hotel for refreshment. At 13:30 Pm Pick up from hotel for Bosphorus Cruise. You will cruise on Bosphorus for 1,5 hour and see the most important places on European and Asian Side. Then we will drive to Pierre Loti Hill where you will have a wide scenery of Golden Horn and Old City.After the tour,you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 - Departure Day from Istanbul and Transfer to Airport     (B )
You can extend package with additional night(s) in Istanbul or transfer directly on to Istanbul Airport for return international flight.
 

Includes

  • * All mentioned airport transfers in Istanbul and Ephesus
  • * Round trip flight tickets between Istanbul and Izmir
  • * Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
  • * Noted sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
  • * 2 Night hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk with breakfast
  • * 2 Nights Hotel in Istanbul with breakfast
  • * Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
  • * Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available
  • * All mentioned land transportations
  • * Local taxes

Excludes

  • * Dinner
  • * Drinks at lunch
  • * Personal expenses
  • * Tips

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