Istanbul Ephesus Package 4 Nights-5 Days
Istanbul & Ephesus package itinerary as an outline & omit or add other attractions you have in mind. Let us help you experience a journey of a lifetime
DAY 01 – Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival in Istanbul, the city of two continents, you will be greeted by our representative with Turkish hospitality & accompanied during your transfer to the hotel, where you will be briefed by your travel consultant with the remainder of day at leisure to relax &/or check out the city. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 – Ottoman & Byzantium Highlights Full Day Tour
Your day will commence with a visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. Day tour will continue with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, exploring a labyrinth of streets and passages housing more than 4,000 shops. After lunch you will be guided to visit the Topkali Palace, residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Historical tour of Istanbul will conclude with a visit to the Rustem Pasha Mosque. After the tour you will be leaded back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 – Bosphorus Cruise Tour / Free Afternoon
Begin your day amidst the aromas of the Spice Market, followed by a short walk to board the iconic ferry for a cruise along the famous Bosphorus. A visit to Istanbul is not complete until you taken a Bosphorus Cruise. After completion of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel with the remainder of the day to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 04 – Flight to Izmir / Ephesus Tour / Flight to Istanbul
After you have been transferred to Istanbul Airport, you will board the domestic flight to Izmir. On arrival you will be met by your guide who will start your tour with a visit to the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and where she spent her final days. Following this you will be taken to the Ephesus, one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. You will visit the Ephesus Ruins (Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Baths, Celcius Library and the Theater which is still in use today for concerts and has an amazing capacity of 25,000). Your tour will then move on to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and where your guide will explain the significance of this ancient site. You tour will finish with a visit to Basilica of St. John. It is believed he spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and is buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. You will be transferred back to Izmir Airport to board your flight back to Istanbul, with the remainder of evening at your disposal to take advantage of last minute shopping or relax with a Hamam ‘’Turkish Bath’’. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 05 – Istanbul / Departure
Breakfast, check-out & transfer to Istanbul International Airport as per your onward flight schedule.
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* All hotel accommodations in choice of preferred class
* All noted city sightseeing tours on regular group OR private guided basis
* All tours with professional tour guide, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
* All main entrance fees to sights mentioned by the itinerary
* All meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegetarian meals available
* All required internal flight tickets
* All required land transport & round-trip airport transfers with A/C minivans throughout the trip.
* All parking fees, ferry, tolls and petrol.
* Local taxes & handling services