Turkey – Aegean Pearl

  • 6 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $2,196
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The most magnificent Istanbul monuments are clustered on the historical peninsula, the triangular piece of land surrounded by the Sea of Marmara to the east and south, the Golden Horn to the north, and the city walls to the west. The Historic Areas of Istanbul were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1985, enchanting visitors with a unique texture.
Countries Visited Turkey
Places Visited İstanbul,
Suggested Duration 6 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Family Vacations
  • DAY 1

    Istanbul - Adventure Begins!

    Welcome to Turkey. Upon arrival, meet your English-speaking driver and transfer to your accommodating hotel. Spend the day at leisure to relax and rest after your overseas flight.

    Overnight in Istanbul.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Istanbul - Full day city tour

    Breakfast at hotel and departure for city tour.

    We start from the ancient Hippodrome, which is the scene of ancient chariot races with four monuments: the GERMAN Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.

    Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque Across from St. Sophia, built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

    St. Sophia (closed on Mondays) This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

    Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops, with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx ware, and meerschaum pipes.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    Istanbul - Boat Trip at the Bosphorus and Visit Cultural Sites

    Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with the guide for half day. Boat Trip on The Bosphorus is a fantastic cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia. The Rumeli Fortress (from the sea, no interior visit)

    Cable Car and Pierre Loti Hill were named after the famous French writer. You will enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Golden Horn and the city. Overnight at the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Sirince - Explore the ancient site of Ephesus

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, drive to Ephesus. The tour starts with the Isa Bey Mosque , one of the finest examples of Selcuk Architecture. We will continue Ephesus ancient to explore one of the most significant remains of world heritage. Your guide will tell you all the details of the unique history of the monuments of Ephesus. Upper agora, the odeon, temples, and marble walkways pillars will take you to the old social life. In the end, the Great Theater where St. Paul preached you would have free time for a picture meeting point is the lower gate. Then, proceed to the shrine of Mother Mary; it is believed where she spent the 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 the ancient world. Return to the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Sirince - Day at leisure

    Day free for leisure or possible to arrange daily recommended tours. Dinner at the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Depart to the Izmir Airport

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Izmir airport. Fly back home or to the next destination.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,196 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international and domestic flights
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What’s Included?

  • 5 nights accommodation at 4* centrally located hotels
    3 Nights in Istanbul
    2 Nights in Sirince/Ephesus
  • BB accommodation in Istanbul and FB basis Sirince & Ephesus
  • Transportation by an A/C vehicle as per program (Mercedes Vito)
  • Domestic flight Istanbul – Izmir
  • Professional English-speaking guide services.
  • Entrance fees to the museums/sites as mentioned in your program.

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • City tour of Istanbul; Hippodrome, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, Blue mosque, St. Sophia, Grand Bazaar
  • Bosphorus boat trip; fantastic cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia
  • Sightseeing from Rumeli Fortress, Cable Car, and Perre Loti Hill
  • Visit Ephesus and its ancient sites; Isa Bey Mosque, monuments of Ephesus, Great Theater where St. Paul preached, Virgin Mary, and Temple Of Artemis (Diana)
  • Visit the town of Kusadasi

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