7 Days Ephesus & Pamukkale from Istanbul

Tour Description

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day :
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour :
(Breakfast included)
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul City Tour. Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Hippodrome: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the Egyptian Bazaar: The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the day tour you have the option to experience the magical Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the Bosphorus which connects Asia to Europe by sunset. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul to Izmir / Kusadasi :
(Breakfast included)
Free Day until the afternoon for your short domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Full - day Ephesus Tour :
(Breakfast / lunch / dinner included)
After breakfast, a fully Guided Ephesus Tour starts at 09:00, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the ancient greek goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World has been rebuilt several times, and dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes the ancient theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Full - day Pamukkale Tour :
( Breakfast & lunch included )
After Breakfast we will take a day trip to Pamukkale, departing at 09:30. We will embark on our tour of natural Pamukkale travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, the Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertine's of Pamukkale.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Izmir - Istanbul :
(Breakfast included)
After Breakfast, we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic return flight to Istanbul. Transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 - Istanbul - End of Tour :
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from your hotel. We hope your private luxury Turkey tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our private luxury tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Istanbul Travel Group.
What's included
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
3 nights hotels in Istanbul including breakfast
3 nights in Kusadasi including breakfast
Guided private 2 Full Day Istanbul City Tours
Guided private Ephesus tour
Guided private Pamukkale Tour
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Local taxes & handling services

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