ART OF HISTORY & BEAUTY
06 Nights / 07 Days Istanbul & Kusadasi program:
Day 01 – Arrive IST/SAW Airport than transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02 – After breakfast, Full Day Ottoman Relics & Byzantium Tour with Lunch. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 03 – After breakfast, Full Day Princess Islands Tour with Lunch. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04 – After Breakfast, Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour. After tour transfer to IST/SAW Airport for flight to Izmir. Transfer to hotel. Overnight and Dinner in Kusadasi.
Day 05 – After breakfast, Full Day Ephesus Tour with Lunch. Overnight and Dinner in Kusadasi.
Day 06 – After Breakfast, Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis with Lunch. Overnight and dinner in Kusadasi.
Day 07 – After Breakfast, transfer to airport to catch suitable flight to Istanbul. Arrive & catch home-bound flight.
Meet at IST/SAW airport & transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
* Visited Sights: The Old city “Sultanahmet” – Topkapi Palace – Grand Bazaar – Blue Mosque – Hagia Sophia – Hippodrome – Obelisk of Theodosius – German Fountain of Wilhelm II – Serpentine Column
Guests will be picked up around 8:00am, and brought to the Sultanahmet district, the oldest, most historic part of the city. The first stop of the day will be the Hagia Sophia, as our tour guide explains the significance of this massive building that was once a Christian church, then a mosque, and now a museum. Afterward, we will pass the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where we will see the site’s impressive obelisk, before reaching the Blue Mosque. We should be sure to take pictures of both the interior and exterior of this impressive building. Next, we will continue to the Grand Bazaar, a massive, bustling complex to find clothing, decorative furnishings, food, and more. On the way to the bazaar, we will see other historical monuments, like the Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, the Firuz Aga Mosque, and the exterior of the Tomb of Mehmed II. After our visit to the Grand Bazaar, we will make a brief stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Afterward, we will visit the Little Hagia Sophia, the final stop on the tour before guests are returned to their hotels.
Please Note: St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
Experience the serenity of the biggest Princes’ Island in Turkey, Büyükada (Big Island). After traversing the Sea of Marmara by boat, arrive on the quaint island Buyukada which is a quiet sea front town and summer holiday escape from the city. Upon arrival to the island, you will see the lavish Ottoman mansions, charming old Ottoman houses and other beautiful Victorian summer villas around the island .Learn the island’s history and enjoy ample time to lounge on its beautiful beaches with enjoying seaside fish and local restaurants.After tour back to mainland and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
* Visited Sights: Bosphorus Region – Rumeli Fortress – Spice Bazaar
Guests of this half-day tour can choose the morning or afternoon option, and will be picked up from their hotel at the selected time. We will first visit the Spice Bazaar, one of the city’s most colorful and bustling attractions, which has been in operation since the 17th century and still remains a very popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. The tour guide will give us tips on the best stalls and kiosks to visit so we do not become overwhelmed by the busy market, where we will have roughly 45 minutes of free time to explore and shop. Next, we will head to the shores of the Bosphorus Strait for a cruise, learning about this important, strategic waterway that straddles the Asian and European continents. On our voyage, we will see an impressive showcase of many historic Istanbul buildings: the decadent façade of Dolmabahce Palace (no interior visit); 15th-century fortress Rumelihisari (no interior visit); the Beylerbeyi Palace (no interior visit), the summer home of Ottoman sultans; and many more. After tour, you will be transferred to airport to catch flight to Izmir. Arrive & transfer to hotel.
* Visited Sights: Ephesus Ancient Ruins – House of Virgin Mary – Temple of Artemis
Tour start from the port of Kusadasi proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary includes scenic views of the Byzantine fortress in Selcuk and the Temple of Artemis. A long and winding road affords wonderful views of the valley en route to the Shrine of St. Mary. The diminutive house, beautifully situated in the Solmissos Mountains, is considered by the Vatican to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.Your tour continues to ancient Ephesus, where you’ll pass through the arched Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk to the ruins of the Roman provincial capital. Your knowledgeable guide will highlight such sights as the beautifully preserved Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, once used for both political and entertainment purposes, and the beautiful Celsus Library with its imposing façade and two story Corinthian-style columns. The dramatic Great Theater is one of the few structures still used today. It seats twenty-five thousand and, although it was once an arena for gladiator games, it is now home to annual spring festivals. Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World After tour , transfer back to your hotel.
* Visited Sights: Ancient Pamukkale Cotton Castles & Hierapolis – Cleopatra’s Pool – Thermal Hot Springs & Terraces
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:00 for the tour of Pamukkale, which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called “Cotton Castle” in Turkish. Upon arrival, you will visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, the Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site (entrance is extra self-payment). There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. After tour , transfer back to your hotel.
After breakfast you will have free time . Then we depart to airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing us.
Important Notes :
|1 person||1.650 Euro person rate / For Single Room|
|2 person||1.080 Euro per person rate / For 1 Double Room|
|3 person||1.050 Euro per person rate / For 1 Triple Room|
|4 person||1.030 Euro per person rate / For 2 Double Rooms|
|5 person||1.020 per person rate / For 1 Double Room and 1 Triple Room|
|1 person||1.965 Euro person rate / For Single Room|
|2 person||1.255 Euro per person rate / For 1 Double Room|
|3 person||1.210 Euro per person rate / For 1 Triple Room|
|4 person||1.195 Euro per person rate / For 2 Double Rooms|
|5 person||1.175 Euro per person rate / For 1 Double Room and 1 Triple Room|
Guaranteed Departured Seat-In-Coach Tour
*This tour can be operated as private tour on request.