Highlights : Istanbul,Bosphorus Cruise, Pamukkale,Aphrodisias,Ephesus, Kusadasi,Pergamon.
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Experience the most well-known destinations on Western Turkey .Have a oportunity to visit the most popular cultural sights combination with the famous beach town .It is a private guided tour for each location and operated all year around.
DAY 1- Istanbul
After your arrival to Istanbul, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport with a sign on which your name is written.Transfer with a private van and check in to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
DAY 2 Highlights of Istanbul Tour (Bereakfast,Lunch )
Today,you see first Topkapi Palace. It allows its visitors to witness the history, culture, grandeur, magnificence, and profusion of an Empire which lasted for a very long time. Harem Section in the palace is optional and extra.Have a visit to Basilica Cistern. The Basilica Cistern was built to provide water for the city of Istanbul. Then Roman Hippodrome. Have a lunch .In the afternoon ,a visit to Hagia Sophia which is the one of the most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. Being one of the biggest and oldest closed bazaars, Grand Bazaar is a must go place in Istanbul.At Grand Bazaar have free time and turn back your hotel by yourself.For your hotel location,you will be informed by your guide.
Topkapı Palace on Tuesdays , Grand Bazaar on Sundays.
DAY 3- Bosphorus Cruise / Flight to Denizli / Pamukkale ( B,L )
Today when you are picked up, you visit first Golden Horn( from bus) ,an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming a natural harbor. Then to Egyptian Bazaar.The Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Bazaar) is one of Istanbul’s oldest markets, and a time-honored symbol of the city.Enjoy a boat cruise on Bosphorus by public boat. You will view Imperial gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace, Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After this memorable boat cruise you will have free time and turn back hotel by yourself, by a public transport.Latest 14:00 o clock from hotel to airport transfer.Flight to Denizli. Upon arrival,You will be met and transferred to hotel.Overnight Pamukkale.
DAY 4 –Pamukkale Tour (B,L D)
After a good rest, You start the day with the sacred Hierapolis of Phrgia.It is one of the antique cities of the Agean and was placed together with Pamukkale, on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1988.Shaped by the hand of nature and extant since the ancient times, Pamukkale is one of the world’s most outstanding legacies. Welcoming thousands of visitors for its ancient monuments and natural wonders every year, Pamukkale is waiting to welcome you as well! Overnight Pamukkale.
DAY 5 Aphrodisias Tour (B,L,D)
We proceed to Aphrodisias after you will be picked up.It is unfortunately a shame that millions of people who visit Pamukkale each year, miss this archaeological and historical gem of Turkey.It has a special place in Turkish archaeology.There are many well protected remains of Aphrodisias.These are the structures such as Tetrapylon,Stadium,The temple of Aphrodite,Baths of Hadrian, The Theatre and Sebasteion .The exceptional artistic quality and the natural beauty of the site deserves utmost care to sustain these qualities.After the tour, you take a public bus to Kusadasi. Upon arrival to bus station, you will be met and taken to hotel. Overnight Kusadasi.
DAY 6- Ephesus Tour (B,L )
Today you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day Ephesus Tour. First stop is Virgin Mary House. It is a world-famous place of pilgrimage and believed to be last home of the Virgin Mary. A principal city of science ,culture and art of its era ,Ephesus had been a residential area starting from the pre-historic era and through the Hellenistic ,Roman,Eastern Roman periods. Have lunch break.Temple of Artemis is known as one of the seven wonders of ancient world.Last stop is the Isabey Mosque.It shows the most elegant architectural features of late Seljuk civilization.
DAY 7 Pergamon Tour (B,L)
When pick you up,drive through Pergamon. It was the capital of the Hellenistic kingdom of Pergamon that was founded in the 3th century B.C. Today the remains of the ancient town make the site one of the major attractions of the ancient world.Before lunch we visit Red Basilica.The basilica is called the “red courtyard” by people because of its large courtyard and the whole structure being made up of red brick.It was later converted into a Byzantine church which became a religious center for Christians.Asklepion is an ancient healing centre in Pergamon which was named after the healing God Asclepius.It was also the world’s first phychiatric hospital. Then we head on Izmir Airport for Istanbul flight.With your arrival to Istanbul, the tour ends.
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The tour includes ;
Transfer from airport in Istanbul / to Izmir Airport with a private van.
Enterance fees to sights as described in the itinerary
Transportation with a private A/C luxury minivan or mınıbus.
Lunches and dinners as described in the itinerary ( vegetarian meals available - drinks extra)
6 Nights Accommodation with breakfast at 4 or 5 star hotels.
Private tour at all sites with a private licensed tour guide.
Intercity bus transportation with leading bus companies.
Domestic flight tickets as described in the itinerary.If avaible upon request business class flight you can get.
The tour excludes
All kinds of drinks.
Non-mandatory but customary tips.
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