West of Turkey Tour

  • 8 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $2,700
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The ancient city of Ephesus is Turkey’s most important ancient city, and one of the best preserved and restored. One can still stroll for hours along its streets, passing temples, theatres, libraries, houses, and statues. It contains such grand public buildings as the impressive Library of Celsus, the theatre, the Temple of Hadrian, and the sumptuous Temple of Artemis, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Countries Visited Turkey
Places Visited İstanbul, , Kuşadası
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Istanbul!

    Arrive at Ataturk airport in Istanbul, meet our greeter, and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Istanbul  - Sightseeing one of the city in the world situated on two continents

    After breakfast, pick up from the hotel, and our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. We visit the Topkapi Palace , including Harem, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Free time at Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, etc.

    Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

    What's included?

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

    Canakkale - Visit the former Ottoman capital, Bursa

    Take a fast ferry from Istanbul and arrive in Bursa, the former Ottoman Capital. Visit the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum (from outside), the old Silk Market in the covered bazaar. Continue to Canakkale and overnight at your hotel in Canakkale.

    What's included?

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

    Kusadasi - Explore the ancient city of Troy and  Pergamum /

    Visit Troy's famous archaeological and mythological site, home of the "Trojan Horse" and "Helen of Troy." Departure for Pergamon and visit the city of Pergamon with its breathtaking Acropolis and Asclepion, the ancient health center. Departure for Kusadasi.

    Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Kusadasi - Discover the Artemission Temple and world famous ancient city, Ephesus

    After breakfast, we’ll first visit the Artemission Temple , one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia and one of the best-preserved classical cities of the Eastern Mediterranean, dating back to 2000 years. After Ephesus's visit, you can see some traditional carpet weaving techniques and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets at a local handicraft center. Afternoon visit House of Virgin Mary in the Aladag Mountains, 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

    What's included?

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

    Pamukkale

    After breakfast, we’ll drive to Pamukkale to visit Aphrodisias, primarily known as the center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style throughout the Greek and Roman world. Upon arrival in Pamukkale, we’ll discover Hierapolis and the travertine terraces: one of the most spectacular natural wonders and the unique natural site of white limestone terraces cascading down the mountain slope. Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

     Istanbul - Grand Bazaar and boat trip on the Bosphorus

    Early breakfast and transfer to Denizli airport for flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, our representative will transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, free time at Grand Bazaar for shopping. Then join a boat trip on the Bosphorus, a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages.  Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 8

    Gule Gule! (Goodbye)

    After breakfast, check out at noon. Transfer to airport for flight back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,700 per person

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

  • 7 nights accommodation at 4-star and luxury / special class centrally located
    2 nights in Istanbul
    1 night in Canakkale
    2 nights in Kusadasi
    1 night in Pamukkale
    1 night in Istanbul
  • Bed and breakfast basis  accommodation
  • Domestic flight Denizli Cardak – Istanbul in economy class
  • Transfers & Transportation by a luxury vehicle as per program (Mercedes Vito)
  • Professional English speaking guide services
  • Entrance fees to the museums/sites (as mentioned in your program)

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • City tour in Istanbul is the only city situated on two continents. Visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.
  • Visit the Grand Bazaar
  • Explore Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) for shopping: The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and several other herbs and spices.
  • Fast ferry from Istanbul and arrive in Bursa, former Ottoman Capital
  • Visit the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum (from outside), the old Silk Market in the covered bazaar in Bursa
  • Visit Troy’s famous archaeological and mythological site, home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy.”
  • Visit the city of Pergamon with its breathtaking Acropolis and Asclepion, the ancient health center.
  • Explore the Artemission Temple, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Visit Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia and one of the best-preserved classical cities of the Eastern Mediterranean dating back to 2000 years.
  • Visit House of Virgin Mary; at the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until she died in 48 A.D.
  • Visit Aphrodisias and the Aphrodisias School of Sculpture on the way to Pamukkale.
  • Hierapolis and the travertine terraces: one of the most spectacular natural wonders and the unique natural site of white limestone terraces cascading down the mountain slope.
  • Visit the Grand Bazaar
  • Excursion by boat on the Bosphorus along the waterway separating Europe and Asia

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