Day 01 - Istanbul Arrival
When you arrive the International İstanbul Airport, our guide will always be in help of you starting with the transfer to your hotel during your holiday. If you want, you can have a short walk around your hotel or have a rest in your hotel.
Day 02 – İstanbul
You will start the day with the breakfast at the hotel. Then, your guide will take you to a one day trip in İstanbul. First, you will visit Blue Mosque which is among the oldest places to visit. After Blue Mosque, we go to ancient Hippodrome where the chariot races were held in old times. The tour will go on with visiting the Grand Covered Bazaar the oldest and largest bazaar of the world. The day will be ending with the visit of Topkapı Palace where the Ottoman Sultans lived for ages with its glarious view.
Day 03 - Flight to Izmir / Ephesus Tour
Transfer to Istanbul Airport Internal Terminal for flight to Izmir. When arriving İzmir, you will be met by our guide who will be responsible for your tour in İzmir. Then you will see the remains of Artemis Temples from the ancient times. The next stop of your tour is Ephesus Ancient site which is one of the largest scraped area of the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Curettes Street, public toilets, Celsius Library, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre, Marble Street. End of the day you will be taken to your hotel in Kuşadası.
Day 04 - Aphrodisias & Pamukkale / Izmir to Istanbul flight
We will leave from the hotel and drive on the way to Aphrodisias. As you can understand from its name it is home of the God of love. The city shows us the trace of Helenistic and Roman times. After lunch we will go on the day with visit to Pamukkale. It is the place where you can see the waterfalls that are like frozen There will be free time to walk on the terraces (where allowed). We then visit Hierapolis, which is near Pamukkale. The ruins of the ancient city cover more than a mile. Transfer to Izmir Airport at the end of the tour, flight to Istanbul & transfer to your hotel upon arrival to Istanbul.
Day 05 - Istanbul
We will start the day with seeing Golden Horn, along the way see traces of local history, view Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, Metal Church of St Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahrida Synagogue, Eyup Sultan Mosque and see the 21km long City Walls of Istanbul. Then visit Egyptian Market (Spice Bazaar), then get on the ferry which is one of the icons of Istanbul. Alongside million dollar mansions we will see the two bridges linking Europe & Asia by road, as well as the seaside summer palaces and unique wooden houses not to mention the natural beauty of the forests above. Your afternoon will be free to discover Istanbul.
Day 06 - Istanbul Departure
Option to extend package with additional night(s) in Istanbul or we will arrange for the transfer to Istanbul International Airport for your return or onward flight.