Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
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 in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sofia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays, and Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Bazaar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 3 – Istanbul to Izmir by Flight – Kusadasi
(Breakfast and local dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:30 depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. After Tour we depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, local lunch and local dinner included)
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en – route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Kusadasi to Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, Local lunch and local dinner included)
08:00 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale, and The Travertines of Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 – Pamukkale to Bodrum by local bus
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Today, from Pamukkale to Bodrum, we may use luxury public bus. This service is door to door, we pick you up from your hotel and drop you to Denizli bus station and again we pick you up from bus station in Bodrum and drop you to your hotel in Bodrum. Tea, coffee, snacks and TV are available on the buses. We will also have one break on the way after 2,5 hours. Only 5 hours drive to Bodrum. Overnight in Bodrum.
Day 7 – Bodrum Free Day
(Breakfast and dinner included)
The day is yours. You don’t have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tour and many more. Overnight in Bodrum
Day 8 – Bodrum to Istanbul – End of Tour
After breakfast we depart for bodrum airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. 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
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
Domestic flight from Bodrum to Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
1 night hotel in Pamukkale
2 nights hotel in Bodrum
7 open buffet breakfasts
2 local lunches during the tours
5 local dinners at hotels
Guided Bosphorus Cruise
Guided Istanbul city tour
Guided Ephesus tour
Guided Turkish village tour
Guided Pamukkale tour
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Return airport transfer
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Insurance: All types
Turkey entry visa
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section