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Western Turkey 6 Nights / 7 Days

Explore the most popular ancient cities and historical sites of Aegean coast.

 

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Day I

Bosphrous Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour
Enjoy Istanbul’s splendid landscapes and buildings both from Marmara sea and from land…
Your guide meet you at your hotel around 08:30 am and join full day tour of Istanbul.

- Golden Horn
- Spice Bazaar
- Bosphorus Cruise
- Lunch
- Dolmabahce Palace
- Camlica Hill
Please Note: Closed
Dolmabahce Palace on Monday & Thursday – Replaced with Kariye (Chora ) Museum
Spice Market on Sunday- Replaced with Authentic Shops

17:00 End of tour. Transfer to your hotel
Overnight in İstanbul


Day II

Classic Old City Tour
This tour will provide you an expert guide that will bring you to the major attraction points of Istanbul and you will be able to use your time in a very efficient way.
Your guide meet you at your hotel around 08:30 am and join full day old city tour of Istanbul. The sights of the tour are as below;
- The Hippodrome of Constantinople
- Obelisk of Theodosius
- Serpentine Column
- German Fountain of Wilhelm II
- Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia Museum
- Grand Bazaar
- Lunch
- Topkapi Palace
Please Note: Closed
Hagia Sophia Museum on Monday – Replaced with Basilica Cistern or Kariye Museum
Topkapi Palace on Tuesday - Replaced with Kariye Museum or Beylerbeyi Palace
Grand Bazaar & Spice Market on Sunday- Replaced with Authentic Shops

17:00 End of the tour
- If you want to travel by bus you will be dropped to bus station for night bus to Pamukkale
- If you want to travel by plane overnight in İstanbul and early morning transfer to airport for Pamukkale flight

DAY III

We will meet you at Pamukkale either at bus station or airport according to your choice and transfer to tour office to join excursion.
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour
Natural and Historical beauty combined together, Pamukkale and Hierapolis is one of the well-known locations of Turkey, located on the western side.
- Pamukkale terraces made of travertines
- Lunch
- Hierapolis; including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil's hole, and Masterpiece Theater.

16:00 End of the tour, drop off to hotel.
Overnight in Pamukkale

DAY IV

Aphrodisias Tour
09.00 Pick up from hotel

On arrival at the Aphrodisias site (approximately 1,5 hours drive from Pamukkale), we will visit the Tetrapylon, the Stadium, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Bouleterion, the Agora, the Hardian Baths, Theatre, Sebasteion and the Museum.


15.30 End of the tour, drive to Kuşadası
Overnight in Kuşadası

DAY V

Priene – Miletus – Didyma Tour
This tour covers three archaeological sites which are known as the jewels of ancient Ionia.
- The tour to starts around 09:00 am with Priene, the first grid-system planned city of the ancient World, built on hillside. We will be walking in between the theater, the temple of Athena, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele.

- Later on departure to Miletus, the home of the Thales (who is according to Herodotus, and Eudemos May 28, BC 585 are assumed to have occurred) has reported forecasted solar eclipse. He has been dealing with astronomy and solstices as one of the first astronomer to calculate in advance. And a principle Ionian city. See the remains of Ancient Miletus, Delphinium, the Nymphanion, the Teather, and the Faustina Baths.

- Keep driving to Didyma for lunch, continue to Didyma Apollo Temple to visit its gigantic columns, it is the biggest Oracle Center of ancient Turkey.
17:00 End of the tour, drop off to hotel.
Overnight in Kuşadası

DAY VI

Ephesus Tour
Discover the art and history of Ancient Ephesus, Temple of Artemis and Virgin Mary House
09.30 Tour starts. Your Professional tour guide will give you information about the magnificent history of the places.


- İsa Bey Mosque
- Ephesus Ancient Ruins ( Magnesia Gate, Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, Celsus Library, The Great Theater )
- Basilica of St. John
- Lunch
- The House of the Virgin Mary
- Temple of Artemis

17:30 End of the tour. Drop off to hotel.
Overnight in İzmir

DAY VII

Pergamon and Asclepion Tour
Stroll through history in the archaeological site of Pergamon and Asclepion…
Morning pick up from hotels.
- Departure for Pergamon;
The main function of city was social and cultural as much as it was sacred. Built on a conical hill rising 1,000 feet above the surrounding valley, Pergamum is home to two of the country's most celebrated archaeological sites: Pergamum's acropolis and Asclepion are both listed among the top 100 historical sites on the Mediterranean.
We will see the famed library, the terrace of the spectacularly sited hillside theater, the main palace, the Altar of Zeus, and the propylaeum of the Temple of Athena. In the early Christian era, Pergamum's church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.
After the lunch drive to Asclepion;
- Asclepion (Galen born & educated in Pergamum, was the authority of European medicine from the 2nd century until renaissance. He was the founder of the health principles of diet, relaxation, exercise)
Visit the ancient hospital & health center.

End of the tour
- If you want to travel by bus you will be dropped to bus station for night bus back to İstanbul
- If you want to travel by plane we will transfer you to airport for flight back to İstanbul

We will meet you at İstanbul either at bus station or airport according to your choice and transfer to your hotel.

End of our services
Güle Güle :)




What is included?

- Domestic Flight Tickets or bus tickets
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Airport or bus station transfers
- Written tours as small group
- Entrance tickets to the museums shown on itinerary
- Professional, licensed tour guides
- Lunches

What is excluded?

- International flights
- VISA
- Personal Expenses
- Tips to guide and driver (optional)
- Drinks during the lunches
- Dinners
- Anything unless it has been specified as included

We have carefully selected boutique style hotels that will cater for all your needs. They include laundry facilities, bars and often swimming pools too. They all located at city centre, accessible via a short bus ride on your free day.

 

 

There are two different price options for this package.
You can get package with either 'by plane' option or 'by night bus' option

If you prefer 'by plane' package you travel between most of the destinations by plane. It costs you $1150.00 per person in small group tour.

If you prefer 'by night bus' package you travel between all of the destinations by night busses. It costs you $810.00 per person in small group tour.

Please ask for private tour price!

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