Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk International airport. Connect to fly Izmir.
Arrive in Izmir Adnan Menderes airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of
the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Izmir.
Izmir - Ephesus - Izmir
Leave the hotel and drive to the sacred city of Ephesus, famous for its Temple of Artemis (one of the
Seven Wonders of the ancient world). Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the
Archaeological Museum and the ruins of Ephesus.
Izmir - Pergamon - Istanbul
breakfast drive to Pergamon, the ancient city of learning, arts and medicine. Visit the Acropolis where the steepest theater of the ancient world lies. Then proceed
to the Asclepion, the world’s first medical center. Return to
Menderes airport to fly to Istanbul.
Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is
in Istanbul. (B, L)
Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of
Istanbul. Visit the Royal Topkapi
Palace, once the Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans, which
displays priceless world-class collections of artifacts, jewelry and
rare porcelains. Next visit the Blue Mosque unique with its six
minarets and famous with its blue Iznik tiles. Continue to Royal
Hippodrome Square, where ancient chariot races were held. St.
Sophia Church now it is a museum, the 6th century
Basilica which was the largest building in the world for many of the
thousand years of existence. Stop to visit the world famous Grand
Covered Bazaar, with its 4.000 tiny shops. Overnight is in
Istanbul. (B, L)
breakfast take a full day Bosphorus and Asia Tour. Visit Spice
Market, and then embark on a Bosphorus Boat Tour viewing the
beauty of the European and Asian shorelines on either side. After lunch,
cross to the Asian side to visit Camlica Hill and the
Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer
residence of the Ottoman Sultans with its magnificent gardens. Overnight is
in Istanbul. (B, L)
Istanbul - END
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Ataturk
International airport to return home. (B)
Nights hotel accommodations based on double occupancy
Istanbul-Izmir one way air ticket. (if you arrive in
Izmir then deduct $110)
Izmir-Istanbul one way air ticket
Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary.
Breakfast, 4 lunches
Transportation by an A/C vehicle
English speaking professional tour guide
entrance fees to sites and museums
Portage at hotels
Service charges and local taxes
Travel documents and maps
complimentary flight bag from Aegean Tours, Inc
|• All drinks
to guide and driver
||$ 1,210.00 per person
Note: You can reverse this itinerary starting from
Istanbul and end Tour in Izmir.