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Istanbul & Ephesus & Pamukkale 5 Days Tour *by Plane

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Small Group Tour Max 10 pax: Saturday - Sunday - Tuesday Please Contact Us for Private Tour Rates. DAY 1: Arrival in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen . .
Country: Turkey
City: Istanbul
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Small Group Tour Max 10 pax: Saturday - Sunday - Tuesday

Please Contact Us for Private Tour Rates.

DAY 1: Arrival in Istanbul

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

DAY 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )

09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from the 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.

DAY 3: Full-Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )

08.30 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from the 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 conceivable herb and spice then a Boat trip on the Bosphorus: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Afternoon visits to the Underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4: Istanbul – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi ( Breakfast )

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for morning flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir Airport. Met your tour guide and drive to Ephesus ( 45 minutes drive ) First visit the Artemis Temple which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, and 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 Mithridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in the 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 the House of the 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 there. Overnight in Kusadasi

DAY 5 : Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Istanbul ( Breakfast )

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.

After the tour, we drive to Denizli airport for our flight back to Istanbul after 1-hour flight, arriving in Istanbul. met by our representative and transfer to the hotel overnight.

DAY 6: Home ( Breakfast )

After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport for your flight back home.

The end of our services.

Tour Includes:

✅ Professional licensed Tour guide
✅ 5 nights accommodation based on bed & breakfast in Boutique hotels
✅ Return private airport transfers
✅ Transportation with a private AC vehicle
✅ All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
✅ BBQ lunch in Ephesus
✅ Istanbul – Izmir, Denizli - Istanbul domestic return flight tickets including airport tax

Tour Excludes:

❌ Personal expenses
❌ Any drinks and meals not mentioned in the included section

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