DAY 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport or Istanbul cruise port, our representative will meet you at the airport / port with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.
DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )
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, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 : Flight to Izmir ( Breakfast - Dinner )
After breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your domestic flight to Izmir in the afternoon. When you reach Izmir Airport, you will be greeted and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4: Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi ( Breakfast – Dinner )
Drive to Ephesus. First visit the Artemis 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. transfer to the hotel for overnight in Kusadasi
DAY 5 : Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour ( Breakfast – Dinner )
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. Overnight Pamukkale.
DAY 6 : Kusadasi – Pergamum - Istanbul ( Breakfast)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive to Pergamon. Pergamon is in the north of the Aegean of West Anatolia with the frontiers to ancient Mysia, forms a significant part of the Aegean and AsiaMinor. We are going to visit Acropolis of Pergamon and the ancient healing center of Asclepion. After the tour, drive to Izmir Airport to catch your flight back to Istanbul. You will be greeted and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 7 : Home ( Breakfast )
After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your flight back home or Istanbul cruise port to your ship.
The end of our services.
✅ 6 nights accomodations based on bed and breakfast in 4 star Boutique and 4 star hotels
✅ 6 breakfast & 3 Dinner
✅ BBQ lunch in Ephesus
✅ 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