Turkey Mini Tour Packages: Istanbul & Ephesus Tour by Flight (05 Days)
Duration: 05 Days / 04
Highlights: Istanbul, Bosphorus, Ephesus
Ancient City by Flight
Note: All Mini
Turkey tour packages are modular and you can use these
itineraries as a starting point and we can help modify
this itineraries to accommodate your personal requirements
and desires to find your perfect holiday.
DAY 01 : Arrival to Istanbul
Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and clearing
customs, you will be met by one of our staff at the
exit gate of arrivals hall & transfer your hotel.
On the way, a brief stop by the 1700-year-old ancient
city walls will be a great photo opportunity. There
will be time to relax & rest before meeting the
guide in the evening for an orientation walk with your
guide around Sultanahmet by night. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 : Bosphorous Cruise and Asia Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel, then meeting your guide at hotel
lobby short drive down to Eminonu to visit Spice Bazaar
with mystical smells of different aromas of variousspices.
Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers,etc.
Then walk to the harbour to embark on the Bosphorus
Ferry for a cruise on the Bosphorus. We believe a visit
to Istanbul is never complete if you haven't joined
the Bosphorus Cruise. During the cruise you will see
the city from a different perspective, the old wooden
villas, Rumeli Fortress, Ortakoy Mosque, both bridges
linking Asia & Europe, (our banner is a glimps of
what you will see) & much more. After lunch, continue
on land to visit Camlica Hill for 360° panoramic
views over the city & driving back to Europe over
the Bosphorus Bridge we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with
more than 340 rooms & 8 Turkish Baths the Imperial
Residence of the last 6 Sultans, is sure to fascinate
its visitors. At the end of the tour the guide will
take you back to your hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight
DAY 03 : Splendors of Empire Sightseeing
After breakfast meeting tour guide at hotel lobby for
full day tour of Istanbul. We start with the Ancient
Hippodrome where chariots races and other sporting events
took place from the 2nd century A.D. onwards. Then continue
to Sultanahmet Cami, also known as the Blue Mosque due
to its superb interior decoration and the hand made
Iznik tiles reflecting its blue colours from the 16th
century. We then continue to the Museum of Hagia Sophia,
the jewel in Turkey's Byzantine crown. Hagia Sophia
dates back to 6th century; when it was built, its dome
was the largest in the world. Now it is one of the world's
finest examples of Byzantine architecture. We reach
the Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) after a short drive.
Here you will be amazed with the variety of souvenirs
such as rugs, leather, pottery, jewellery, spices you
can find or just stroll around for the fun. We have
lunch at a local restaurant serving Turkish Cuisine.
Free afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 04 : Flight to Izmir and Ephesus Ancient
Breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Istanbul
Airport. Departure on the domestic flight to Izmir.
On arrival to Izmir Airport and meet with your new guide
depart on to the town of Selcuk to visit the Ancient
City of Ephesus, one of the best preserved Greco-Roman
Cities in the world. Depart for the House of Virgin
Mary where she is said to have spent the last of her
days. After lunch in a local restaurant, the tour also
includes a visit to the remains of Artemis Temple and
if time allows a visit to the old Greek Village of Sirince.
At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Izmir
Airport for the domestic flight to Istanbul. On your
arrival to Istanbul Airport, you will be met at the
airport for the transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.
Evening at lesiure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 05 : Transfer to
Breakfast, check-out and meeting your transfer staff
for drive to Istanbul International Airport.
* Hotel accommodations in choice of preferred class
* Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
* Noted sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
* Main entrance fees to sights mentioned by the itinerary
* Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available
* Required land & or internal flight transportation
* All roundtrip airport transfers with A/C minivans
* Local taxes & handling services
* All tours & travel packages are insuranced by TURSAB (Association of Turkish
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