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9 Days Explore Istanbul & Ephesus By Flight

Duration:8 Nights 9 Days

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Istanbul Bosphorus Tour, Istanbul Old City Tour, Istanbul Princes' Island Tour, Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour, Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour, Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour, Pergamum Tour

Tour Itınerary

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.
Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour    (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 droped off your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 – Fly to Izmir and Ephesus Tour    (B + L)
05:00 You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to airport. (Please note that pick up time can be change according to flight departure time)
07:00 Fly from ıstanbul to Izmir. (Please note that flight time can be chage according to avalibilty)
08:00 Arrive in Izmir Airprot. 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.
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.
Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
Day 5 - Priene, Miletus and Didyma 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 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 hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
Day 6 Pergamum Tour Then Fly Back to Istanbul    (B + L)
Breakfast at your hotel and check out. 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 Pergamum. Whose main function was social and cultural as much as it was sacred. Built on a conical hill rising 1,000 feet above the surrounding valley, Pergamum (also spelled Pergamon was an important capital city in ancient times. Pergamum is home to two of the country's most celebrated archaeological sites: Pergamum's acropolis and Asclepion are both listed among the top 100 historical sites on the Mediterranean. Most of the buildings and monuments in Pergamum date to the time of Eumenes II (197-159 BC), including the famed library, the terrace of the spectacularly sited hillside theater, the main palace, the Altar of Zeus, and the propylaeum of the Temple of Athena. In the early Christian era, Pergamum's church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Asclepion, Galen born & Aducated in Pergamum, was the authority of European medicine from the 2nd century until renaissance. He was the founder of the health principles of diet, relaxation, exercise. Visit the ancient hospital & health center where he worked. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport.
21:30 Fly from Izmir to Istanbul (Please note that flight departure time can be chage according to avalibilty)
22:30 Arrive in Istanbul. When you arrive in Istanbul airport, you will meet with our representative at the airport then be transfered to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Two continents Tour     (B + L)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and takken to meeting point. Firstly we will drive along the Byzantine City Walls that surround the Old City. Then we will reach Golden Horn, the river that separates European side into two parts.There we will stop in Spice Bazaar, a small version of Grand Bazaar, where you can buy Turkish delight, apple tea, turkish tea etc. After this stop, we will get on the boat and start for Bosphorus Cruise until the second bridge.While we are cruising on Bosphorus you will see Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahçe Palace and many other houses and palaces on European and Asian Side of Istanbul. After the cruise we come back to the port and we go to a restaurant for lunch.After lunch, we get on the bus and cross the Bosphorus Bridge to get to the Asian Side.We will visit Beylerbeyi Palace,the summer house of Ottoman Sultans.After this visit, we will drive to Camlica Hill which is the highest point in Istanbul.You will have the best view of the city on that hill. At the end of the tour, you will be droped off your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 - Istanbul Princes Island Tour    (B + L)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and takken to meeting point. After taht, drive along to seasight to 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 in Istanbul.
Day 9 - Departure Day from Istanbul and Transfer to Airport 
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
  • * 3 Nights hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk with breakfast
  • * 5 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

Reviews

Comments (2)
(5 / 5)

Rebecca Stevens

18.11.2015, 17:02

I am history teacher and I took this package to learn more about the ancient history. Turkey was one of our destination among Greece, Italy and some other eastern european countries. We did especially ask for an experienced guide and got more than what we expected. Apart from that, we had no problems at our hotels and tours. Since we did an individual tour, we could be very flexible and that gave us more chance to enjoy each place. One thing I want to add is, all the airport transfers were on time but you need to watch for your name carefully in Istanbul Airport coz it is extremely crowded.When you come out and see nobody waiting for you, it can be really dissappointing. But thanksfully we had contact numbers and could meet the person there. The overall trip was quite memorable for us and we will definitely come to Turkey again.

Norman Alexander

29.06.2015, 10:49

Everything are together (Tour Highlights: Istanbul Bosphorus Tour, Istanbul Old City Tour, Istanbul Princes' Island Tour, Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour, Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour, Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour, Pergamum Tour). It is one of the best tour in Turkey.

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