Tour Code : EN-033

Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale Tour - 5 Days/4 Nights

Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. If you arrive in Istanbul with an early morning flight before 13:00, You can make a Bosphorus cruise ( optional extra ). Overnight stay in Istanbul hotel. 

We start after breakfast in the morning. Our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.
First, we’ll be visiting Hagia Sofia (Saint Sophia) which was built by the emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD as a church and was later converted into a mosque. You will see beautiful mosaics and frescos depicting Christian icons and the Byzantine Emperors.
Next, we’ll visit the Topkapı Palace is a giant walled complex that was home to many Ottoman sultans (15th-19th century AD). Afterward, we will visit the legendary Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, featuring six beautiful minarets. Built in the 17th century by the Architect sedefkar Mehmet Efendi, it takes its name from more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles used for its interior decoration. Then, we will have a stroll in the historical Hippodrome Square, which was used as a meeting place and for chariot races during the Byzantine period. Here, we will see the Serpent Column brought from Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm ll. 
Finally, we will visit the Grand Bazaar, which has more than 3600 shops full of hidden treasures and authentic items. 
End of the tour transfer to Istanbul Airport for your domestic flight to Izmir Airport.
Arrival and overnight stay in Kuşadası. ( Breakfast )

*Note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and the Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays.

After breakfast, we’ll have a scenic city tour in Kuşadası and then visit the ancient city of Ephesus. Here, we’ll see Harbor Street, the Marble Street, Grand Theater with a capacity of 25,000, the Hercules Gate, the famous Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, the Ephesus Prytaneion, the State Agora, and Odeon. 
After we tour the city, we will have lunch in a local restaurant and visit the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Our next stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary, where the mother of Jesus Christ spent her last years. This place is visited by thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world every year. 
At the end of the tour, we’ll make a stop at a leather fabric outlet and continue on our way to Kusadasi. 
Arrival and overnight stay in Kusadasi. (Breakfast )

After breakfast, Drive to Pamukkale ( 210 Km - 3,5 Hours )  we’ll visit ancient Hierapolis and see the North Gate, the Necropolis, Bath and Basilica, Frontinius Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrina, Northern Byzantine Gate, Fountain of the Tritons, and the Temple of Apollon as well as the Roman Gate, rock tombs. You will be given free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool (admission fee extra) and will finish the Hierapolis tour with a visit to the well-preserved Ancient Theater.
After our visits, we’ll enter the famous travertine terraces to take a relaxing walk on the shallow thermal pools and take scenic pictures. Afterward, we’ll have lunch in a local restaurant and have your transfer to Denizli Airport or Izmir Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast )

Free time until your airport transfer (If you didn’t have the Bosphorus tour on your arrival day, it will be arranged today ( extra) if you have enough time before your departure ). Transferred from the hotel to Istanbul Airport.

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Single Room Extra Bed Children Fee
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Istanbul and Ephesus Tour


Istanbul is a fascinating metropolis built on two continents, called the home of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans.  Istanbul is a fascinating metropolis built on two continents, called the home of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. You can leave your hotel and explore the attractive crazy streets of Turkey's most precious crown jewel metropolis. You can taste Turkish cuisine at a restaurant by the street, and drink Turkish coffee in cafes between old inns and historical houses. 

Ephesus - one of the best preserved Greco-Roman classical cities in the world, is an impressive ancient city that best reflects Roman history and culture.

 

 

Price includes

4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast

2 nights Istanbul – 2 nights Kuşadası

1 Dinner

6 ways Airport-otel – Airport  transfers

All tours as per itinerary

 Entrance fees as per the itinerary

Experienced and professional tour guide

Nonsmoking, air conditioned vehicle with experienced driver

All parking, highway, bridge fees

VAT and city tax

Price Excludes

Istanbul – Izmir –Istanbul 2-ways domestic flight tickets

Personal expenses

Beverages at lunch and dinners

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Meals other than specified

Hotel minibar and other expenses

Optional tours

Tips for the driver and guide


Cancellation Policy
- For cancellations made 30 days before the tour, 100% refund. ( Except for the % 15 Service Charge, Flight ticket, mandatory expenses, and Bank Commission,)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission, and mandatory expenses )
- For cancellations made 14 – 11 days before the tour, 30% refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 10 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.

Remarks
- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
  similar hotels are booked.  
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program. 
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.  
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
   cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. 
- You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.  
- You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.


Gold Package Hotels
Istanbul     :  Elite World Istanbul 5*
Kusadasi    :  Charisma De Luxe 5*

Standard Package Hotels
Istanbul     :  Peak Hotel 4*
Kusadasi    :  İlayda Avangarde 4* 

Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.


Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Blue Mosque
Hipodrom Square
Kuşadası 
Ephesus
Artemis Temple
House of the Virgin Mary
Magnesia Gate
Terrace House
Vedius Gymnasium
East Gymnasium 
Bath of Varius Ephesus
State Agora
Temple of Isıs
Odeon Concert Hall
Dominitian Square
Temple of Dominitian
Fountain of Pollio
Memmius Monument
Hercules Gate
Curetes Street
Fountain of Trajan
Scholastica Basilica
Temple of Hadrian
Roman Latrines
Octagon
Brothel
Hierapolis
Pamukkale

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5 days Istanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

Istanbul is a fascinating metropolis built on two continents, called the home of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans.  Istanbul is a fascinating metropolis built on two continents, called the home of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. You can leave your hotel and explore the attractive crazy streets of Turkey's most precious crown jewel metropolis. You can taste Turkish cuisine at a restaurant by the street, and drink Turkish coffee in cafes between old inns and historical houses. 

Ephesus - one of the best preserved Greco-Roman classical cities in the world, is an impressive ancient city that best reflects Roman history and culture. 
A combination of the Istanbul - Ephesus and Pamukkale visits offers an unforgettable cultural and natural visual feast.



Information
  • Tour Code : EN-033
  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Start : İstanbul
  • End : İstanbul
  • Tour Season : All year round
  • Transfer : Vehicle and Aircraft
  • Distance : 700 Km
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