7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Izmir & Istanbul in Leisure

Istanbul - Izmir
Starting from $1,595.00

Izmir & Istanbul in Leisure

Izmir is an Aegean state in Turkey and is thought to have derived its name from the Smyrna, the daughter of the King of Cyprus. With a glorious past, Izmir today is an exporter of cottons and textiles and agricultural produce such as tobacco, grapes, figs, olives and olive oil. Go on a full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. First, visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world.

INCLUDES
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Hotel accommodation proposed on the itinerary
  • 4 Nights accommodation at Barcelo Saray or similar (4 star, Istanbul)
  • 2 nights accommodation at Kaya Prestige or similar (4 star, Izmir)
  • Entrance fees and Luggage handling
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Meals are indicated by code letters (B)Breakfast (L)Lunch,(D)Dinner
  • Guiding
  • A-C vehicle
  • Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul return flight ticket (2 tickets)
EXCLUDES
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Istanbul


Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your hotel. Spend
the rest of the day at your own leisure.


Day 2 - Istanbul

After breakfast in your hotel, there is a full day guided tour which includes St. Sophia (closed on Mondays) the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian in 537 which was the largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the Byzantine Hippodrome with its various monuments including a 3500-year-old red granite obelisk brought from Egypt and erected here in 390 AD. The Ottoman Empire produced marvelous architecture and you'll see two of its finest works: Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays), home of the sultans, and the famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. After all these visits, you'll venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays).Transfer back to your hotel for overnight. (B)


Day 3 - Istanbul

After breakfast you start the tour at the Spice Bazaar and it goes on with Bosphorus Cruise. The magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts like: Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy, Fethi Ahmet Pasa Mansion, Ortakoy Mosque, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuleli Military School, Arnavutkoy, Bebek and more highlights of Istanbul located on both sides of the Bosphorus. We will also see the Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisari), which was built by Mehmet the Conquerer in 1452, for preparation of his planned siege of Byzantine Constantinople. Transfer back to your hotel for overnight. (B)


Day 4 - Istanbul – Izmir

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival, transfer to the hotel in Izmir. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)


Day 5 - Izmir

Pick-up from your hotel for a full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House. First, visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. After tour, we will drive to our hotel in Izmir. (BL)


Day 6 - Izmir – Istanbul

After breakfast, transfer to Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)


Day 7 - Istanbul

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your international flight. End of our services. (B)


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