Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Highlights : Istanbul – Ephesus – Kusadasi – Sirince Village
Day 1 – Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul City tour. Topkapi Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul to Izmir & Kusadasi
After breakfast depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi .
Day 4 – Ephesus Tour AT 09:00AM
A fully guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – it is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous the Temple of Artemis, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Kusadasi & Pamukkale Tour AT 08:15AM
After breakfast we depart at 08:30 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertine’s and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale Museum, and the Travertine’s of Pamukkale. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 – Kusadasi & Turkish Village Tour & Izmir & Istanbul
After breakfast, we depart for Sirince Village. AT 09:30AM Visit the beautifull village of Sirince and the ruins of 42 churches, the suggested birth place of the Virgin Mary. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paint. There is a good view at the slope all buildings are still original with their white paint. There is a good view at the entrance of the village and its streets are also wonderful. Sirince is very popular for its building style, house, streets and apple wine made by the villagers. In 1922 the Anatolian Greeks immigrated back to Greece and Turks coming from Greece settled there. After Village Tour depar for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 – Istanbul – Tour The End
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again
What is included
- Airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
- Domestic flights from Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir to Istanbul
- 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 6 breakfasts
- Guided Istanbul City tour
- Guided tour to Ephesus
- Guided tour to Pamukkale
- Guided tour to Turkish Village
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours