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8 Days / Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Bodrum Tour

Country: Turkey
City: Istanbul
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

MINI Group ( Max. 10 pax ) : Saturday - Sunday - Tuesday

DAY 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW ) , Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )
09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

Note : Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, When Day 2 is Sunday, Grand Bazaar will be visited on Day 3.

DAY 3 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )
08.30 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from hotel . First visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice then Boat trip on the bosphorus A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Afternoon visit Underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 : Istanbul – Ephesus Tour ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for morning flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir Airport . Met by you tour guide and drive to Ephesus ( 45 minutes drive ) First visit the Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, , Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celcus Library, the gate of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.

After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets.
After Lunch visit House of Virgin Mary. This house is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here.
Drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight

Day 5: Kusadasi - Pamukkale ( Breakfast - Dinner )
Drive to Pamukkale, Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Overnight Pamukkale.

Day 6: Pamukkale to Bodrum / Free afternoon (Breakfast)
Pick up from your hotel and drive to Bodrum (appr. 3,5 hours). Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is free for you to enjoy Bodrum on your own. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 7: Free Day in Bodrum (Breakfast)
Today is free for you to enjoy Bodrum on your own. Free at leisure. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 8: Flight to Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Bodrum airport for flight to Istanbul

The end of our services.

Tour Includes

✅ Professional licensed tour guide during tours
✅ 7 nights accommodations based on bed and breakfast in Boutique and 4 star Hotels
✅ 7 breakfast, 2 dinners and 2 lunches
✅ Return private airport transfers
✅ Transportation with private AC vehicle
✅ All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
✅ Istanbul – Izmir and Bodrum – Istanbul domestic flight tickets including airport taxTour Excludes

Tour Excludes
❌ Personal expenses
❌ Any drinks and the meals not mentioned in includes section.

Min. 2 pax reservation is requested
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