5 Days Turkey Tour – Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale. Spend five glorious days in Turkey seeing some the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one…
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5 Days Turkey Tour - Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale. Spend five glorious days in Turkey seeing some the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Luxuriate in the thermal hot springs of Pamukkale and retain your youth in Cleopatra's Pool. Don't miss this trip, which is jam packed with adventure and beautiful places waiting to be seen!
Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel
Upon arrival in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to your hotel in the Old City area (Sultanahmet). You will check in to the Boutique hotel, which is close to all the historic sites. You will have free time for the rest of the day and spend the night in Istanbul.
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B,L)
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 for a full day "Best of Istanbul" walking tour. You will see: the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. At the end of the tour, our guide will drop you back at your hotel. Free time and overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul to Izmir by plane and Day tour of Ephesus (L)
You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel and transferred to the airport for a one hour flight to Izmir. Upon arrival in Izmir, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to our office in Selcuk town. At 09:30 a.m you will depart for a full day Ephesus tour. When you arrive, you will have a fully guided tour of the ruins. During the tour you will see the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World), the Amphitheater, the Celsius Library, which is still active, ruins left from the ancient city, and the House of the Virgin Mary, her last dwelling place. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Selcuk town or Kusadasi.
Day Tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis and Flight back to Istanbul (B,L)
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and we will pick you up at 8:30 AM and begin the 3-hour journey. Around 12:00 PM you will arrive in the small but friendly town of Pamukkale and stop for lunch. Then, you will be taken to the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will show you how the citizens lived, worked and enjoyed themselves back when the city was a thriving metropolis. Highlights include the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Theater and the Martyrion of St. Philip. From there, you will move on to the main attraction, the travertines. You will have free time to explore and relax in the travertines and have a rejuvenating swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to the airport for the one-hour flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to your hotel.
According to your flight time, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport. (According to your flight time you can book a half day city tour or Bosphorus tour)
All Airport transfers mentioned by the itinerary
All flight tickets with taxes (Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul)
3-day small group tour mentioned by the itinerary (Guide, Lunch, Transportation and all entrance fees)
3-Night Hotel in Istanbul (Boutique Hotel) with breakfast
1- Night 4star hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk town with breakfast
All meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Vegetarian meals available