Istanbul Ephesus Tour Istanbul Ephesus Tour
  • Tour date: All year around
  • Tour type: Private groups and individual
  • Tour price: Please contact us

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Tour Details (5 Days - 4 Nights)

DAY 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

On Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Tour to Ancient Istanbul - Byzantine and Ottoman Relics

Today will be very impressive with specific history scenery and culture. Ancient Istanbul tour start from the Sultan Ahmet, the heart of the "ancient city" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled Hagia Sophia, Symbol of Christian history one of the extraordinary examples of architecture, built as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, dedicated to the Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome Grand Covered Bazaar, Massive shopping center and largest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jeweler, gold, souvenirs. Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy, section. Overnight Stay in Istanbul. (B L)

Day 3 - Half Day Morning Bosporus Cruise

Another beautiful day waiting for you. Bosporus is separating Europe and Asia from each other. While you are in Bosporus you can see both European and Asian Sides of Istanbul with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential and luxurious apartments, Rumeli Fortress, Historical military base built by the Conqueror to control and protect Bosporus. Free afternoon for leisure Overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)

Day 4 - Istanbul Ephesus - Istanbul

Early in the morning transfer to airport for the flight to Izmir on arrival to Izmir you will be picked up and join for the Ephesus tour. mosque of Isa Bey from 14th century is going to be the first venue, Afterwards we will be visiting ancient Ephesus; it is much more larger than you expected. Even though the history of Ephesus goes back to the 2nd Millennium BC Remains that you will visiting start from the 3rd Century BC. Such an important for Jewish and Christian Heritage St. Paul preached in the Great theater the conditions of Odeon Celsius library marble road temples will surprise you very much. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet corporative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. Fashion show in leather outlet center. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B L)

Day 5 - Departure

Free time till transfer to airport. (B)


WHAT IS INCLUDED?

* Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
* Transportation in non-smoking mini/midi bus with professional English speaking guide and experienced driver.
* All accommodation at selected category 3/4/5 star or boutique hotel
* 1 Full Day Tour of Istanbul with lunch
* 1 Half Day Bosphorus Cruise
* 1 Full day Ephesus Tour 
* All of the meal mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner) 
* Entrance to the various sites
* Local taxes

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

* Domestic Flight 
* Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
* Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
* International flight tickets.
* Entry visa.
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