DAY 01 - Arrival:
Arrival to Istanbul Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 - Sultanahmet Istanbul Tour:
Breakfast at hotel then meet to join on regular group tour (private guided available on request) to explore some of the most important sights in the historical area. Visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). After the tour, return to hotel with evening at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. **Additional days & tours (example Bosphorous Cruise) can be added to Istanbul if required.
DAY 03 - Troy and Assos:
Breakfast, check out and depart from Istanbul to Eceabat/Canakkale. On arrival break for lunch in a local restaurant then meet with private guide and continue on to visit Troy, the legendary site of "Helen of Troy" and the "Trojan Horse". Continue to Assos, a quaint, cobble-stoned seaside village. Overnight in Assos.
DAY 04 - Ayvalik and Pergamum:
After breakfast we depart to visit the ruins of Assos and then travel on to Pergamum. En-route stop in Ayvalik for views. On arrival to Pergamum we visit the ruins of the Acropol, Asclepion and theatre. End of the days touring with arrival to Kusadasi with evening at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 05 - Ephesus & Virgin Mary:
Breakfast then depart on a full day tour which includes a visit the remains of Artemis Temple, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City where you will be able to explore the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, the famous Celsius Library, Roman baths, the Grand Theatre and Marble Street. After a lunch break depart for the House of Virgin Mary and visit the chapel where she is said to have spent her last days.
***Choose your own ending: stay another night in Kusadasi, travel on to Greece, travel back to Istanbul by flight or overnight bus or continue on to other areas of Turkey. Choice is yours - just let us know your preferences when completing the enquiry form.
Hotel accomodation (BB and/or HB basis)
All noted sightseeing tours, mix of regular group & private basis
Main entrance fees to sights visited and lunches on full day tours
Domestic land/air transport in each area including airport transfers
Taxes and handling servicesNOTES:
This package is available year round, January to December
Extra days / nights and additional tours can be added
Suitable for individuals and groupsAverage Package Rates:
(for reference only - depends on season, number of persons, hotels, etc)
2* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)
3* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)
4* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)
5* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)
Please use the Booking / Enquiry Form for any questions you may have regarding this travel package and/or to receive a quote based on your preference of accommodation (2*/3*/4*/5*) and dates/month of travel.