Istanbul Ephesus Combined Tours

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Shore Excursions: Istanbul, Topkapi, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Bosporus, Ancient Ephesus House of Mother Mary, Temple of Artemis, Pamukkale,Hierapolis
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
Shore Excursion Type: Cultural, ScenicRecommended, Individuals , Groups, Families
Tour Type: Cultural, Historical and Natural

ITINERARY – Istanbul Ephesus Combined Tours

Day 1

Istanbul Old city Walking Tour

Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs. Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy, section. Lunch included

CLOSED: St. Sophia on Monday / Replaced with Underground Cistern. Topkapı Palace on Tuesday / Replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace, Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday.

Day 2

Bosporus Cruise Half Day

  • CITY WALLS

The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453. DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.

  • 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. BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress. THE RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT)

Day 3

Istanbul to Ephesus By Flight

Pick up from central hotels of Istanbul departure to Istanbul Airport take flight to Izmir, on arrival to Izmir transfer to Meeting point.
Tours to Ephesus is going to be one of your most memorable trip in Turkey, our itinerary includes the most highlights to Ephesus, We will start to visit with Isa Bey Mosque which is the fine architectural example of Anatolia, then proceed to Ephesus ancient, Walking through to in between the Celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. Later on having a look and explore the historical marble street, the Great Theater where St. Paul preached you will have time for picture will meet at the end. Lunch will be Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon are going to visit the carpet cooperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life.in the late afternoon will also visit the Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. We will have fashion show at leather outlet center

Day 4

Pamukkale Full day Tour

Drive to Pamukkale that has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. Once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch, visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 meters (1,050 ft.) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 meters long covering an expanse of 240 meters to 300 meters. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool’s hot spring mineral Waters. Return to Kusadasi or Take flight back to Istanbul from Denizli airport. end of scheduled Istanbul Ephesus Combined Tours

You can add on Blue Cruise, Cappadocia, Antalya extension, Please keep contact with us.

What the Price Includes

  • Pick up from to Hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees ,per itinerary
  • Official tour Guide
  • Lunch on Full day Tours

Not Included

  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverages
  • Gratitude to Tour Staff

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