ISTANBUL, EPHESUS & TROY

6 Days / 5 Nights

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Mr. Ali Cakar

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Tour Rates

Superior Class Hotels

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 380 USD

70 USD

First Class Hotels

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 580 USD

130 USD

 

This tour is only available with at least 10 participants

                                  Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

Day 1 - Istanbul (D)

After clearing customs you will be met by your guide. There will be a short drive to hotel where there will be some time to rest and settle in. We will have a dinner at a nice local Turkish restaurant. All dinners in Istanbul will be at nice local Turkish restaurants.

Day 2 - Istanbul (B) (L) (D)

Discover the classical highlights of Istanbul:  Ottoman and Byzantine relics. Start your tour with the Sultanahmet Center. The heart of the old city from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire were ruled. Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik Tiles and unique with its 6 minarets. Roman Hippodrome and Saint Sophia. The Basilica or St. Sophia, now called the Ayasofya Museum is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. You will also visit the Topkapi palace, which like the others, is formed by many smaller palaces and apartments. After lunch visit the Magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque. You are free to explore the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. One could visit Istanbul for the shopping alone. The Grand Bazaar, in the old city is the logical place to start. This labyrinth of streets and passages houses more than 4,000 shops.  The names recall the days when each trade had its own quarter: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers' street, and the street of the skullcap makers. Still the commercial center of the old city, the bazaar is the original shopping mall with something to suit every taste and pocket. Turn back to hotel. Dinner overnight.

Day 3- Izmir- Ephesus - Kusadasi (B) (L) (D)

After breakfast, transfer to airport. Fly to Izmir. A full day to explore Ephesus, capital of Roman Asia Minor, and a jewel in Turkey’s archaeological crown. It is here where history comes truly alive. Walking towards the ancient harbor, down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots, you pass architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsius, Heracletes Gate, many marble columns, before arriving at the Great Amphitheater where silversmith Demetrius and his friends started a riot against St. Paul, finally we will end up at the Ephesus Museum. In the afternoon visit the nearby Basilica of St. John and the Virgin Mary’s stone cottage, where she is believed to have spent her last days.Temple of Artemis(one of seven wonders of the world). Lunch in Selcuk. Dinner overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4- Pergamon - Canakkale (B) (L) (D)

After breakfast check out from the hotel. Depart to Pergamon. The modern town lies over the remains of the Roman city, while the remains of the ancient Greek city with its acropolis lie northeast across the Bergama River, on a high hill with terraced slopes. Greek ruins also lie on the western outskirts. Visit the Acropolis in the city built on four terraces perched upon a hill, overlooking the Bergama Plain. Tour the “Steepest Theater of the Ancient World”. Then visit the Asclepion, the famous ancient medical center dedicated to Asclepion, the god of health and medicine, and the Archaeological Museum in Pergamon. Lunch in Bergama. After lunch depart to Canakkale. Check in the hotel. Dinner overnight.

Day 5- Troy - Istanbul (B) (L) (D)  

After breakfast check out the hotel. While we are in Canakkale, we will visit the legendary city of Troy. We will have the opportunity to see a replica of the Trojan horse. To date, nine different Troys have been discovered; all built one on top of the other. We will have a chance to see this site still in the process of excavation. Depart to Istanbul. Check in the hotel. Dinner overnight.

Day 6- Istanbul (B)

Transfer to the airport. End of tour.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • 5 nights accomodation in hotels,plus one night in camp.

  • All domestic flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.

  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) .

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Professional guidance on each activity.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums.

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels.

  • Travel documents kit.

  • International flights.

  • Tips to bus driver & tour guide.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the hotels.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

City First Class Hotel Deluxe Hotel
Istanbul
Kusadasi
Canakkale