DAY 1: Arrive Istanbul
Our transferperson will be ready to meet you at Istanbul Airport upon your arrival.
After meet you at the airport, you will be transfered to your hotel.
Time at leisure, over-night Istanbul.
DAY 2: Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full day tour of Istanbul tour visiting the magesty of the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and Obelisks and the magnificence of the Haghia Sophia. Also a visit to the maze that is the Grand Bazaar before a break for lunch. After lunch continue on our journey to the Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Over-night at Istanbul.
DAY 3: Full Day Bosphorus Cruise
After a brief visit to the 17th century Spice Bazaar, the second largest covered bazaar in Istanbul, we embark on a cruise up the Bosphorus, the legendary strait separating Europe and Asia. We cruise past the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden 19th century seafront mansions, picturesque villages and modern pleasure palaces, disembarking at the mouth of the Black Sea. We then drive along the strait to the Sadberk Hanim Museum (closed on Wednesdays), a gracious three-story waterfront mansion housing a rich collection of Anatolian works of arts, antiques and relics dating back to 6,000 BC.
The highest point in Istanbul, commanding a panoramic view of the city.
We take a short drive to the 19th century summer palace of the Sultans in the Bosphorus village of Beylerbeyi. Completed in 1865, the palace has 24 rooms and six large halls.
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 4: Izmir airport open to your arrivel
Depart for a full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House. First, visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then, not to be forgotten is the House of the Virgin Mary on top of Moutain. A pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. Lunch is included in the tour. After tour, we will drive to our hotel at Kusadasi. Over-night at EPHESUS BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Day 5: Priene, Miletos & Didyma
Breakfast is served at the hotel. After breakfast, depart for the first ancient city; Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Then travel on to Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Last, but not least, visit Didyma. Here you will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Med Over-night at EPHESUS BOUTIQUE HOTEL
DAY 6: Kusadasi - Pamukkale
After breakfast, depart for a full day tour to Pamukkale; visit the ancient city of Hierepolis, a city that gained importance in the Roman times because of its thermal springs and Ancient pool . Over the centuries, the calsium, salts in the water have formed into one of the most unique natural sights of the World. Overnight Over-night at EPHESUS BOUTIQUE HOTEL
DAY 7: Istanbul
After Breakfast, transfer to Izmir Airport to take the flight back to Istanbul.
DAY 8: Transfer to Airport, fly Home
After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Airport for your final flight. The end of our Services
- Return Airport transfers in Istanbul.
- 2 Fulday tour of istanbul
- 3 fullday Ephesus.Priene,Pamukkale
- 4 Nights 4 Star Or Boutique Hotel including breakfast in Istanbul
- 3Nights www.ephesusboutiquehotel.com
- Return Flight tickets; Istanbul- Izmir,Izmir -Istanbul
- 7 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 1 dinner,
- All local Taxes, there is no hidden cost
- All transfers and transportation in Turkey by private deluxe air conditioned non-smoking tour car
- All entrance fees to the sites and to the museums mentioned in the above program
Fluent English speaking professional tour guide