DURATION 8 Days – 7 Nights
STANDARDS Luxury
HIGHLIGHTS Istanbul, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Bursa, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, Artemission Temple, Pamukkale, Hierapolis
DEPARTURE Everyday for individuals and groups
INCLUDED Deluxe rooms in Istanbul, Canakkale, Kusadasi and Pamukkale including breakfast
Your private guide and driver for flexible tour based on your interests
Fluent English speaking tour guide
Host / Hostess from arrival till departure for luggage handling, hotel & airline check in procedures, tickets to the museums, restaurant reservations and many other things…..
Deluxe transportation by new brand vehicles (Fully Air-conditioned. Specially designed comfortable seats, 7 / 24 internet connection, Minibar service (water, soda water, soft drinks, beer, red & white wine, Jack Daniels & Chivas Regal onboard.
Domestic flights by Turkish airlines
Personalized sightseeing as indicated in day-by-day itinerary.
Meals as specified in day-by-day itinerary
Hotel tax and service charges
Government fees and local handling charges
Admission fees
Luggage handling based on a maximum of two large pieces of luggage per person, plus carry-on bags
Complimentary return transfer and dinner reservation to selected restaurants in Istanbul
NOT INCLUDED  Personal expenses
Meals not indicated in includes section,
Drinks during meals
International flights
Tipping

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Day 1

Arrival to Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, your private tour guide and host will welcome you at the airport with a sign written “Your Name “on it. Welcome info during your Private transfer to the hotel. Check in to your hotel for overnight stay. Complimentary return transfer and dinner reservation at selected restaurants in Istanbul on request
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Day 2

Full Day Istanbul Tour

After breakfast, pick up from hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, The only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – for more than 2000 years.

Our tour starts with Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. and Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will visit the Topkapi Palace including Harem, treasury, Chinese Porcelain, weapons section.

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. Overnight in Istanbul

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Day 3

Istanbul – Bursa – Canakkale

In the morning Take a fast ferry to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital. Visit the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum (from outside), the old Silk Market in Covered Bazaar. Continue to Canakkale and overnight
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Day 4

Canakkale – Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi

Visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. Return Departure for Pergamum Visit The city of Pergamum in the north of the Aegean of West Anatolia with the frontiers to ancient Mysia, forms a significant part of the Aegean and Asia Minor history with Acropolis, one of the centers of Hellenistic and Roman ages. Departures for Kusadasi Overnight stay in Kusadasi
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Day 5

Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi

We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. 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, we will have our lunch.

The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD 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 there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there. We will stop at Artemission Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop.  Overnight at Kusadasi

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Day 6

Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour

Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, visit to Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias was primarily known as a center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. After visiting Aphrodisias, we will drive to Pamukkale almost 50 mins. Drive away from Aphrodisias. 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
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Day 7

Pamukkale – Istanbul

Early breakfast and transfer to Denizli airport for 08.35 a.m. flight to Istanbul. Arrival at 09.35 and our representative will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon Free time in Grand Bazaar for shopping, Boat trip on the Bosphorus 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. Overnight in Istanbul
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Day 8

Home

Transfer to Airport to connect to your international flight and leave Turkey
The end of our services

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