DURATION 5 Days – 4 Nights
STANDARDS Private
HIGHLIGHTS Istanbul, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Underground cistern, Spice Market, Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, Artemission Temple. If requested St. John Basilica, Museum and Sirince can be added into the program
DEPARTURE Everyday for individuals and groups
INCLUDED 4 nights accommodations based on bed and breakfast
4 Breakfast
Professional licensed English speaking guide
Return private airport transfers
Transportation with private AC vehicle
All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
Istanbul – Izmir – Istanbul domestic return flight tickets including airport tax
BBQ lunch in Ephesus
NOT INCLUDED  Personal expenses
 Any drinks and the meals not mentioned in including section
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Day 1

Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul
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Day 2

Full Day Istanbul Tour (B)
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, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul
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Day 3

Full Day Istanbul Tour (B)
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, and thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice then 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 visit Underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul
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Day 4

Istanbul – Ephesus Tour – Istanbul (B)
07.15 a.m. Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for 09.10 a.m. morning flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir Airport at 10.00 a.m. Met by you tour guide and drive to Ephesus (45 minutes drive) First visit the Artemission 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.

17.00 Drive to Izmir airport for our flight back to Istanbul at 19.00. After 1 hour flight arrival in Istanbul at 20.00 met by our representative and transfer to the hotel for overnight

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Day 5

Home (Breakfast) 
after breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight back home.
The end of our services
Per person in a double
In 4 star hotels In 5 star hotels In Deluxe hotels 
Min. 2 pax 1079-$US 1479-$US 3149-$US
Min. 4 pax 999-$US 1399-$US 2979-$US
Min. 6 pax 909-$US 1299-$US 2879-$US
Single Supp. 205-$US 467-$US 1707-$US

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