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 - Historical Sights in Sultanahmet:
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 - Pergamum Tour:
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Istanbul Airport for the morning flight to Izmir. On arrival meet with guide and depart to explore the ruins of Ancient Pergamum which was the renowned cultural and political center used by the Romans as an administrative center for the province of Asia. Here visit Asclepion, Acropol and theatre. After touring transfer on to hotel in Kusadasi with evening at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi .
DAY 04 - Priene, Miletus & Didyma:
Today depart in the morning for Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the Ancient Ionians Cities. After the visit here we then travel on to Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Last, but not least, visit Didyma. Here you find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the frieze. Lunch is included in the tour as well as transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi .
DAY 05 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis:
After breakfast depart for Pamukkale where you will have the opportunity to visit the natural formation of the travertens which are formed by lime deposits. Pamukkale literally translated means "Cotton Castle". Also during the days tour the guide will take you to visit the ruins of Hierapolis. Return to Kusadasi.
DAY 06 - Ephesus Sightseeing & return Istanbul:
Breakfast, check out and depart on to visit the Ancient City of Ephesus. Here you have the chance to walk down marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, just a few of the many buildings and fountains that can be found in this open air museum. The day will also include visits to the House of Virgin Mary and the remains of Artemis Temple. End of tour with transfer to Izmir Airport for return flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. ****If you are planning to head on to Greece or other areas of Turkey we can make alternative arrangements - just let us know your preferences when completing the enquiry form.
DAY 07 - Departure:
Breakfast, check out and per your international flight depature time transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (or if heading on to Greece transfer to the relevant port or other airport/bus station if travelling on in Turkey).
Hotel accomodation (BB and/or HB basis)
All noted sightseeing tours, regular group (or 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.