This tour includes the visit to the ancient sites including Istanbul, Troy , Pergamon with the ancient hospital known as Asklepion where Hippocrates studied in 4th century , Cotton Castle famous with its water cliffed bassins combined mixed with the calcium carbonate and the mineral water ...
Day 1 : ISTANBUL –Private Tour (B): Welcome to Istanbul . After clearing customs and immigration, your guide meets you at the airport and helps you transfer to your hotel. After check-in to the hotel, you can rest in your room or you can take a walk around the hotel.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL–Private Tour (B): This morning after breakfast ,we drive drive to Golden Horn . On the way we will see the ancient city walls then we will see The Saint Saviour- Chora Church which is covered with the entricate golden mosaics inspired from the Bible and the life of Virgin Mary, Jesus…Then we drive to see the Eyüp Mosque and witness the religious life and their ritual visits to tomb of beloved friend of Prophet Muhammed, then we climb up to hill to have a beautiful view over the Golden Horn in Pierre Loti Cafe.. After your lunch we go to see the life of Istanbul citizens in Taksim. We guarantee that you will gain different perspectives of the life of this fabulous city throughout the day..
Day 3 : ISTANBUL / GALLIPOLI / CANAKKALE–Private Tour (B,D): Today we drive to Canakkale to discover the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Cemetery, the original tunnels and trenches at Johnston Jolly, The Nek Cemetery, Chunuk-Bair New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery and Kabatepe War Museum. After Gallipoli cross the Dardanalles and overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 : CANAKKALE / TROY /PERGAMON / KUSADASI–Private Tour (B,D): After breakfast drive to Homer's Troy, and the site of King Priam's Treasures. Probably the most famous city of classical times - who doesn't know the story of the Trojan Horse. After Troy, you will enjoy a scenic drive through Thrace to visit the hauntingly beautiful the ancient city of Pergamon. You will visit the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library, and The Asclepieum of Pergamon. Leaving Pergamon behind us we settle at our hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 5 : KUSADASI / EPHESUS /KUSADASI–Private Tour (B,D): After breakfast we drive to the ancient city of Ephesus and first visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. Impressive structures we will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon. We also visit the House of the Virgin Mary. We stay overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 : KUSADASI / PAMUKKALE–Private Tour (B,D): After breakfast depart for Pamukkale - which means "Cotton Castle" - a Mineral Water Spa since ancient times. En route stop at Aphrodisias, the Ancient City which was dedicated to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. The Temple's theater and stadium are excellently preserved. Visit the Museum and tour the ruins some were restored by the National Geographic Society. Then drive to Pamukkale where our hotel is located. Arrive in Pamukkale and visit ancient city of Hierapolis. Then swim in the world famous calcium deposited pools called travertines. Overnight in one of the thermal hotels in Pamukkale.
Day 7 :PAMUKKALE / ISTANBUL–Private Tour (B):After breakfast you will be transferred to Denizli Airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul, our first stop will be the Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman sultans housing richness of 700 years. Then you will enjoy a Bosphorus tour by boat along the waterway separating Europe from Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace.
Day 8 :ISTANBUL–Private Tour (B): Today you will visit the Hippodrome, where chariot races were held and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Then world famous St.Sophia - the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century - following the Blue Mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior blue tiles. Later on you will be browsing the Grand Bazaar. Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city on your own and overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 9 :ISTANBUL / HOME–Private Tour (B): This morning your guide meets you and pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport. End of our services…
We offer you many hotel options we selected out of more than 25000 hotels.
Please click on the hotel pictures below to learn about their facilities and view their pictures.
The prices are per person in USD (based on the number of the participants):
The prices are only valid for the early bookings. It may change with the high demand of the clients in the different seasons. For the further enquiries, please send us an email.
Price of the package includes:
4 dinners at hotels indicated on the itinerary with B,L,D.
• Admission fees, tax and service charges
• Complete program of tours as specified in day by day itinerary but not limited
• Services of a Professional English-speaking tour guide who is licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and an expert on Turkey’s history and culture.
• Local transportation by a private chauffeur driven deluxe vehicle with A/C
• All transfers and touring as per itinerary from arrival to departure
• Airfare for the flight from Denizli (Pamukkale) to Istanbul
Please note: We offer you many choices of the selected hotels in the hotels section which will be added to your itinerary for 9 days with its additional cost.We ensure you to use the best selected hotels or upgrade your hotel room on your behalf if the ones you choose are not available.
Price of the package excludes:
• Airfare of international flights and related taxes,
• Customary end-of-tour gratuities to guide and drivers,
• Bottled beverages or alcohol,
• Travel insurance and visas, laundry and personal items.
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