Nature and Cultural Tour for 8 Days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Antalya

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Overview:

Tourism in Turkey is characterized by diversity and has become in the past few years a global destination for tourism thanks to its potential to achieve this. Rarely will you find another country that rivals Turkey's tourist cities with its cultural diversity. It offers you natural places, historical sights, coastal resorts and ski centers. So all you have to do is join our tour to get to know the most important and best tourist places in Turkey.

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  • City Tour

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul

One of our colleagues will be waiting for you at the arrival hall bearing a sign of Efendi Travel. He/she will accompany you to our vehicle and you will be transferred directly to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel. Then, You will visit: Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome Grand Bazaar After lunch you will see: Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs and back to hotel Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Please note: that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Blue Mosque will not be visited on Fridays.

Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise and Flight to Izmir: (check out from hotel in the morning) 

You will have a half day Bosphorus Cruise. You will visit: Golden Horn (from the bus), Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and then have a boat cruise on the Bosphorus by public boat. You will also view Imperial gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Çiragan Palace Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, you will be dropped to your hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel then transferred to Ataturk Airport to take for flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival at Izmir Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Kusadadasi. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel)

Day 4: Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for full day Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary's House Tour. You will visit Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After lunch, you will drive to the Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour).

Day 5: Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis Ancient City: (check out from your hotel in the morning) 

You will be picked up from your hotel for the tour of Pamukkale, which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertine and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish. Visit the travertine and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. After the tour, you will be transferred to the bus station to take an evening bus to Antalya, which takes around 5 hours. Upon your arrival at Antalya Bus Station, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation in Antalya. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour).

Day 6 & 7: Free day in Antalya

Free day in Antalya. Accommodation in Antalya. (breakfast at hotel)

Day 8: Flight to Istanbul

You will be picked up from your hotel to be transferred to Antalya Airport to take a noon flight to Istanbul. The tour ends with your arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.


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1018 USD per person in double room. If you are a single traveller, there will be a 25% single supplement surcharge.



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