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8 Days Explore Istanbul & Ephesus By Bus

Duration:7 Nights 8 Days

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Istanbul Old City Tour, Istanbul Bosphorus Tour, Ephesus Ancient City, Pamukkale & Hierapolis, Princes' Island Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul. Our representative will be waiting for you with your name sign at the airport. You will be picked up and driven to your hotel. Check in to hotel and leasure at your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour       (B + L)
After breakfast, Our staff will pick you up from hotel and strat the full day guided tour of Istanbul. Our first visit will be Hagia Sophia Museum, is built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century. It is one of the architectual marvels of all time. Then visit Blue Mosque is built in the 16th century, unique with 6 minarets and its magnificent interior decoration of the blue Iznik tiles. Then proceed to Hippodrom where you will see Obelisk of TheodosiusBronze Serpentine Column and German Fountian of Wilhelm IIGrand Bazaar is  one of the oldest and biggest Bazaars in the world with more than 4,000 shops. There will be lunch stop in a local restaurant then visit, Topkapi Palace is the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to Hotel.Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 3 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Two continents Tour      (B + L)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. You will be collected from your hotel with your luggages.Departure from hotel for the Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour. Tour will be started from Byzantine City Walls and continue to Golden Horn. Stop in Spice Bazaar then embark the Boat for Cruising on the Bosphorus, Lunch break after Boat Cruise. In the Afternoon continue to Two Continents part of the tour. Drive to Asian Side via Bosphorus Bridge and arrive to Beylerbeyi Palace. After visitng interior of Beylerbeyi Palace drive to Camlica hill. Camlica Hill is the last step of the tour. After watching the panoramic view of the city and Bosphorus. At the end of the tour you will be droped off at Travel Bazaar Office. 

Then 20:00 Depart from our office to bus station by shuttle bus to take an overnight bus to Kusadasi / Selcuk. Depart from bus station at 21:30 for Kusadasi / Selcuk. Duration will be 11 hours.


Day 4 - Arrival in Kusadasi / Selcuk / Ephesus Tour (B,L)
Early morning you will arrive in Kusadasi / Selcuk and you will meet with our staff at bus station. You will be transferred to our office / hotel. Then you will start the Full day Ephesus Tour. Today our first visit will be  Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to Ephesus Ancient City. 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. Then visit  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 your hotel. Check into hotel and overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk.


Day 5 - Pamukkale Tour and Overnight Bus to Istanbul   (B,L)
Today, after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour. Drive from Kusadasi / Selcuk to Pamukkale. duration is 3,5 hours. Pamukkale is called Cotton Castle in English. Upon arrival to Pamukkale, you will have lunch in a local restaurant. Then you will visit Hierapolis Ancient City, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil’s Hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Afterwards, enjoy with Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport and evening flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive in Istanbul airport, you will meet with our representative at the airport then be transferred to bus station. Take an overnight bus back to Istanbul. Duration is 11 hours. 


Day 6 – Arrival in İstanbul / Free Day in Istanbul   (No Meal)
Upon arrival to Istanbul bus station, you will meet with our staff then you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into hotel. Today will be your free day,so you can discover the city on your own and purchase some gifts for your friends. Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 7 - Istanbul Princes Island Tour       (B + L)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to meeting point. After that, drive along to seaside to the port. Embark to boat and Cruise the Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands by a Maritime Lines boat. Stop at Büyükada, a popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Get to also view from the boat Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower, and Haydarpasa Railway Station.There you will enjoy a ride in a horsedrawn carriage among the pine trees after relaxing on the beaches in the numerous coves of its coast. In the evening return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.Overnight at your hotel.


Day 8 - Check out from hotel / Transfer to Airport     (B)
Breakfast and check out. You will have free time until your departure time. 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 and bus station transfers in Istanbul and Ephesus
  • * 2 overnight bus 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
  • * 1 Night hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk with breakfast
  • * 4 Nights Hotel in Istanbul with breakfast
  • * Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
  • * Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available ( B: Breakfast - L: Lunch - D: Dinner)
  • * All mentioned land transportations
  • * Local taxes

Excludes

  • * International flights to/from Turkey and personal travel insurance
  • * Any other expenses not noted in the above included section
  • * Airport tax, visa for Turkey (if required)
  • * Tips to guides, drivers or staff at hotels
  • * Not mentioned meals by the itinerary
  • * All kinds of beverages (except the drinks served with breakfast), and medical service
  • * Hotel extras (minibar, telephone/internet usage, laundry, etc)

Notes

* Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday; replaced with Underground Cistern,
* Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday; replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace
* Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday, replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum
* Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday
* Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you're not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available in Ephesus
Ancient City and Pamukkale Calcium Terraces

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