9 DAYS SPECIAL AEGEAN TOUR by Travel Shop Turkey
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9 DAYS SPECIAL AEGEAN ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul City Tour. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.. The rest of the evening is you're to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 Istanbul to Izmir & Kusadasi
After breakfast depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Kusadasi & Ephesus Tour
A fully Guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - it is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Overnight in Kusadasi
Day 5 - Kusadasi & Pamukkale Tour
After breakfast we depart at 08:30 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertine's and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertine's of Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale
Day 6 - Pamukkale & Antalya
After breakfast depart to Antalya (5 hour drive). Attalia, the ancient name of Antalya, is derived from that of the Pergamon king Attalos II Philadelphus, who founded the city on the Pamphylian seacoast around 150 BC. It is know that it was visited by St. Paul by way of Perge in 46 A.D., that it was an important trading centre in the 2nd century A.D. and that the Emperor Hadrian's visit in 130 A.D. was commemorated with new monuments. Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover Antalya. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 7 - Antalya Old City Tour
After Breakfast drive to Aspendos Theatre, Old city Kaleici, Clock Tower. Aspendos Theatre - Aspendos is known for his best-preserved theater of antiquity with seating for 15.000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia. Aspendus was a major port city in the Roman period with the navigable river of Koprucay. Visitors usually only see the theater on the hillside, however the aqueduct is also recommended. According to ancient tradition the city was founded by Mopsus in the 13C BC. In the 6C BC the Lydian King Croesus took Aspendus. After Cyrus's victory over Croesus in the same century the city became Persian. In the 5C BC Aspendus minted its own silver coins. Alexander the Great took over from the Persians in the 4C BC. In the Roman period Aspendus entered into good relations with Rome. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 8 - Antalya & Istanbul
After breakfast, we depart for Antalya Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 9 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
9 DAYS SPECIAL AEGEAN TOUR INCLUDES:
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
Domestic flight from Antalya to Istanbul
3 nights hotel in Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
1 night hotel in Pamukkale
2 nights hotel in Antalya
Guided to Istanbul City Tour
Guided to Ephesus tour
Guided to Pamukkale tour
Guided to Antalya Old City tour
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Please Note: Hagia Sophia closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
9 DAYS SPECIAL AEGEAN TOUR PRICES IN EURO:
3 Star Hotel
Shared Double € 785.00
Single € 879.00
4 Star Hotel
Shared Double € 929.00
Single € 1,075.00
5 Star Hotel
Shared Double € 1,205.00
Single € 1,565.00
NOTE: The above tour is based on a Daily Tour by plane in Turkey. This tour includes everything, you pay no extra charges !! Entrance fees make up 30% of your tour costs. If you would like to visit any other places not mentioned in this itinerary we are happy to make a tailor-made tour to suit your individual requirements. Just let us know how long you would like to stay and which places you are interested in visiting. If there are less than 4 weeks between your tour Booking date and tour start date, then the tour price is subject to change according to domestic flight prices. 40% deposit needs to be paid after the confirmation and the balance needs to be paid 4 weeks before the tour start date. When you book this tour you will get the TravelShop Turkey guarantee that no promise will be broken every aspect has been taken into account for your enjoyment, and all the hard work is done on your behalf.
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