If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best Turkey package for a short visit for Religious & Historical Sites & Natural Sites in Turkey, including Istanbul, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and back to Istanbul. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. An Ideal tour for these who loves history and culture for their 7 Days Best of Turkey Tour.
- All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
- 3 nights’ hotel in Istanbul
- 3 nights’ hotel in Kusadsası
- 6 breakfasts = B
- 3 dinners = D
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Tour
- Guided Istanbul Bursa Tour
- Guided Ephesus & Sirince Village Tour
- Guided Pamukkale Tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English speaking tour guides
- Hotel room taxes
- Domestic Flight from Izmir to Istanbul
- Gratuities and other discretional items (Gratuities are traditional in Turkey. As a guideline allow for daily 2 Euro per person for Guide and 1 Euro for per person for driver
- International flights
- City Tax
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included in the final itinerary
Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of history, bazaars, minarets, churches, palaces, museums and restaurants catering to every taste. Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast we depart for Istanbul City Tour. We will visit to SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE. It is located across from St. Sophia and it 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. After that, we see the ANCIENT HIPPODROME, the scene of Roman chariot races, with three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
Next we visit HAGIA SOPHIA - previously the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. After a lunch break, we take you to the ASIL EFENDI - a unique market atmosphere with reasonable prices. Here you will find; exotic spices and herbs, Turkish baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs, naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods. We then transfer back to our hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. B
This morning we have a cruise on the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. See Dolmabahce Palace, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy artists area, RUMELI FORTRESS built in 1452, BEYLERBEYI PALACE the summer residence of Ottoman.
After the lunch break we then go to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR. In this labyrinth of streets and passages there are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area - goldsmiths' street, carpet sellers, and Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, onyx- ware and quaint meerschaum pipes. After the tour transfer back to our hotel. Overnight Istanbul. B
After breakfast depart for Bursa, where we visit The Grand Mosque of Bursa and Silk Bazaar. After tour we will have a lunch break, then we continue with visits to a Traditional Turkish Delight Factory. After the tour transfer to Kusadasi.On arrival check in to our hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. B,D
After breakfast we start your fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. See the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre. After the lunch break, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center then to Sirince Village.
Sirince's construction is from the Anatolian Greeks. The houses are all original with their white paint then to one of the famous leather goods centers to learn of the ancient craftsmen. After your tour we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. B,D
Today we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight back to Istanbul. 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. B