Tour Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
Days of Operation: Private Tour - Regular Tour
Hotel's Class: 5, 4, 3 Stars Hotel or Tourist Class
Season: All Year
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
3 nights Istanbul, 2 night Pergamum, 1 night Pamukkale, 1 night Kusadasi.
Day 1: Istanbul.
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. After check into the hotel, meet at the lobby for welcome and info cocktail. Overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Istanbul.
Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. We visit the Topkapi Palace including the Harem, St. Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Symrna - Pergamum.
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival in Izmir. Drive to ancient Smyrna, was the second one of the seven Christian churches in Asia Minor to which St. John the Divine wrote (Revelation l-11). In the afternoon proceed to Thyatira, another one of the Seven Churches. See the remains of a Basilica and other ruins from the Roman Period. Drive to Pergamum for overnight. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Pergamum.
Visit the Acropolis with its pagan temples and Altar of Zeus. Continue to the healing center, Asclepion. Overnight in Pergamum. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Sardis - Philadelphia - Pamukkale.
After breakfast depart for Sardes, another one of the Seven Churches mentioned by St. John. Continue to Philadelphia to, another one of the Christian congregations, and a city built in 2 BC by King Eumenos. Continue to Pamukkale (Hierapolis). Watch the sunset over the petrified waterfalls. Overnight in Pamukkale. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Leodicea - Ephesus.
Visit Hierapolis and then Laodicea before continuing to Ephesus. See the final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. Tour through ancient Ephesus to see the old synagogue, the theatre where St. Paul preached (Acts 10), the Library of Celsus and other sights. Overnight in Kusadasi. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Istanbul.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time in Grand Bazaar in the afternoon and overnight in Istanbul. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Departure.
Transfer to Istanbul airport for flight back home. Includes: (B).
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- 7 nights 4 star Hotel Accommodations including breakfast and dinner.
- All transportation in Turkey by private a/c tour coach.
- All meals as stated on the itinerary.
- Istanbul - Izmir - Istanbul flight ticket with Turkish Airlines.
- Welcome cocktail.
- All entrance fees to the sites and to the museums mentioned on the above program.
- Comprehensive sight-seeing as itinerary.
- Special pre-departure information pack.
- English speaking professional guide throughout.
- Tips to the hotels and restaurants.
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