TWO DAYS IN ISTANBUL -
EXPLORE LEGENDARY ANCIENT CITY OF TROY THE NEXT DAY
SCENIC JOURNEY ALONG THE AEGEAN COAST.
VISIT ANCIENT PERGAMON AND ASCLEPION ON THE WAY
DISCOVER THE AUTHENTIC VILLAGE ŞİRİNCE NEAR EPHESUS
GO BACK IN TIME AT EPHESUS -MOST VISITED SITE IN TURKEY
ENJOY THE THERMAL WATERS AND SPA IN PAMUKKALE –THE COTTON WHITE TRAVERTINES
TWO SUNNY DAYS ON THE COAST IN ANTALYA
WITH WALKING TOURS IN THE OLD TOWN AND EXCURSIONS TO NEARBY ARCHAELOGICAL SITES
ISTANBUL IN ONE DAY
On this day,the old town ,the Sultanahmet area,in the heart of the city will be explored.During the walking tour the Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia Museums will be visited.After a local lunch at an authentic restaurant ,the Blue Mosque and monuments such as the Obelisque,the Serpent Column at the Roman Hippodrome area will be seen.Before the end of the day, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market will be last the places before boarding a ferry or yacht for a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus.
ISTANBUL IN TWO DAYS
Two days tour will begin with a visit to Topkapı Palace Museum and followed by Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque will be visited.The day will be completed at the Roman Hippodrome where you will see the Egyptian Obelisque and the Serpent Column .The day will be ended with dinner on the Bosphorus or in the old town.
The second day in Istanbul will begin wıth a scenic boat trip on the Bosphorus strait.Palaces,mansions and houses located on the European and Asian banks of the strait.After lunch we will see the Column of Constantine and shop at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market.Dinner will be the last pleasure of the day
The excursions are all inclusive and the package covers services such as transportatıon within the city and to/from the airport,lunch and dinner,Professional Tour Guiding Services throughout,entrance fees to e sites and museums,Bophorus Cruise, Bed and Breakfast accomodatıon in standard room.
A scenic drive from İstanbul to Dardanelles in Northwestern Aegean follwed by a brief to the WW1 battlefields and memorials-Optional-lunch en route.
The crossing from European continent to Asian continent on a car ferry will be a great experience.If time permits we will drive to ancient city of Troy abd spend the afternoon at the site.Overnight near the city of Çanakkkale.Dinner at the hotel.
TROY TO EPHESUS via ancient PERGAMON-modern BERGAMA- and ASCLEPION
All day scenic drive along the Aegean Coast line,First stop ancient PERGAMON located 300 meters above the sea level and reached by cable car.The Temple of Trajan,Zeus Altar,the King’s Palaces and the steepest Hellenistic Theatre of the World.Lunch before the next stop of the day .Asclepion was one of the most popular healing centre of its time .Here we are going to see the treatment center,incubation rooms,library,a temple dedicated to god of health.Lunch en route city of Izmir.Next we will journey to an authentic village Şirince near Ephesus.After checking in the hotel we will explore the village ,walk down the winding streets and taste the local fruit wine before dinner at a village restaurant.
Today we will visit the world famous.The walk at the site will take around two hours.Along the ancient main Street are all of the best examples of the Roman architecture such as the Odeon , the houses ,a Roman Bath,Hadrian s Temple.the Celsus Library .the grand Roman theatre, agora and many more.Just outside archeological site are the remains of the Temple of Artemis which was one of the seven wonders of the world.Before leaving Ephesus area it is worth a stop at the House of the Virgin Mary-the last dwelling place according to many sources.The we will then head out to Pamukkale for the rest of the day.Lunch en route.Rest of the day at leisure at the the Thermal Spa Hotel in Pamukkale.Dinner at the hotel.
Early morning walk at the archaelogical site Hierapolis near the cotton white cascades.Time for a paddle in the natural basins.Lunch en route Antalya.After arriving at Antalya we will first explore the old quarter of the city where we will see the authentic Turkish houses and chill out at sea side cafe overlooking the bay .
HALF A DAY EXCURSION TO ASPENDOS AND THE ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM IN ANTALYA.
Aspendos is an outstanding archaelogical site which houses one of the best preserved Roman Theatre of the world , a fascinating ancient aquaduct and a Roman Bridge .Next stop will be the archaelogical museum in Antalya - a great completion to the archaeolgical sites on the previous days.Rest of the day at leisure.
EXCURSION 2- Today we will explore the authentic quarter of the city – the old town Kaleiçi.Walking the winding streets flanked by old Turkish houses and the breathtaking views of the bay is a great experience.Lunch at the old town.Rest of the day at leisure.
Starting from Day 6
After leaving Pamukkale we will drive to Kaş a coastal town on the Mediterranean sea with a brief stop at the Saklıkent Canyon.Following the lunch at a riverside restaurant we will drive to Kaş.Before dark we will explore the town .Dinner at a sea side restaurant.
Leisurely start and a short drive to Kekova for a boat trip to the sunken city.We will sail around the Kekova bay and explore the ancient sites at this idllyic area.Lunch en route.On the way to Antalya we will briefly stop at Demre -ancient Myra to see the church named after St.Nicholas who lived in ancient Myra during the early years of Christianity.Early evening arrival at the hotel.Dinner at a restaurant in the town.