Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days

Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale Trip - 5 Days
Tour Details
Tour Duration

5 Days

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Day 1 Istanbul
Accommodation : Istanbul
Included Meals : ---
Day Tour : ---
Description : Upon your arrival to Istanbul International Airport, you will be met by our hostess and transferred to your hotel. Before dinner you can take a walk through the historical Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, having a look at the Hippodrome and the famous Blue Mosque. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2 Istanbul
Accommodation : Istanbul
Included Meals : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at the tour
Day Tour : Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour
Description : After having breakfast at the hotel, we will explore the wonderful sites of Old Istanbul, the only city in the world straddling two continents, Europe and Asia. We will visit the Blue Mosque, with its six graceful minarets and famed blue Iznik Tiles, the Hippodrome, ancient Roman arena for chariot racing and Grand Bazaar with its more than 4,000 shops. We will then visit The Topkapi Palace, which from the 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivaled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmakers Diamond, the 3rd largest diamond in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the world's finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapi Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. We will then proceed to The Suleymaniye Mosque, which is the largest and grandest of Istanbul's imperial mosques. It dates from the 16th Century heyday of the Ottoman Empire, and was designed by Sinan, the greatest architect of his day and originator of the Classical Ottoman style of architecture. Of the 2,000 structures Sinan designed, Suleymaniye Mosque and its complex of charitable institutions rank among the most important. Finally, we will then visit the museum Haghia Sophia* and the Church of The Divine Wisdom. After the tour, we will return to your hotel where you will have the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

* Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by St.Sauveur Chora Church.

Day 3 Istanbul
Accommodation : Istanbul
Included Meals : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at the tour
Day Tour : Bosphorus Cruise with Two Continents Tour
Description : We will pick you up from your hotel, then you will meet with your group and guide at the meeting point. We will visit: City Walls (by bus), Golden Horn (by bus), Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Bosphorus Cruise, Bosphorus Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, Camlica Hill. End of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel.

* The Egyptian Spice Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Day 4 Istanbul - Ephesus - Kusadasi
Accommodation : Kusadasi
Included Meals : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at the tour
Day Tour : Full Day Ephesus Tour
Domestic Flight : Istanbul to Izmir
Description : You will be picked-up from your hotel and transferred to Istanbul Airport for an early flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival to Izmir after an hour's flight, we will depart for Ephesus, the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world. We will explore the Temple of Hadrian, the famous Celsus Library, the Great Theater and other Roman sites. We will also visit the House of the Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. Then we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After the tour, we will transfer you to hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 5 Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Istanbul
Accommodation : ---
Included Meals : Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at the tour
Day Tour : Full Day Pamukkale Tour
Domestic Flight : Denizli to Istanbul
Description : After having breakfast at the hotel, we will journey inland to Pamukkale to enjoy the spas, pools, and terraces of this natural wonder, called the "Cotton Castle". This name is truly fitting, the brilliant white calcified terraces do truly resemble a castle made of cotton. We will also spend time in Hieropolis, with one of the largest and most diverse necropolis in the world. After the tour, you will be transferred to Denizli airport for flight back to Istanbul. When you land at Istanbul airport we will transfer you to your hotel. End of our Services.

All local tax and insurances
Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul to Izmir and Denizli to Istanbul)
4 night 4 star hotel accommodation including breakfast at the hotel
4 breakfast at the hotel and 4 lunch at the local restaurant
Entrance fees to the scheduled museums (Except Harem of Topkapi Palace, Terrace Houses of Ephesus Ancient City and Cleopatra's Pool of Pamukkale)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
All transportation and transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
Professional licensed Ephesus tour guide in English
All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
Parking fees
No hidden or extra cost

PLEASE NOTE : Air fares fluctuate according to availability; as a result we suggest you make your decision quickly so you can take advantage of the current lower prices.

x International flights
x Personal expenses
x Beverages
x Tips to the guide and driver

- The drive from Izmir airport to Pergamon takes approximately one and half hours.
- The drive from Kusadasi to Izmir airport airport to takes approximately 60 minutes.
- The drive from Kusadasi to Pamukkale takes approximately three hours.
- Vehicles are non-smoking, air-conditioned and are provided with drivers and professional licensed tour guides in English. Drivers language skills vary; they can not act as guides.
- Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, a hat, sun glasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
- You will enter the Ephesus ruins from the upper gate ( Magnesia Gate ) and left the Ephesus from the lower gate which means you do not have to walk back.
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
- Not recommended for participants with back problems.
- Not recommended for pregnant women.
- Tayf Tours further reserves the right at any time to change any part of the itinerary, or the carrier, or the aircraft/ferry/mode of transport utilized, or hotel accommodations utilized, or any other services due to circumstances beyond its control.

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