DAY 01 : Arrival to Istanbul (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Ataturk Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) and check in to hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 : Historical Istanbul Tour (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 : Istanbul to Izmir then Ephesus tour (Meals: Lunch)
05:00 am pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to domestic airport for morning flight to Izmir at 07:00 am.
08:00 am Arrival to Izmir Airport, meet and transfer to Ephesus for sightseeing tour First stop, Ephesus Ancient City - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats. Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Lunch and then we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary's. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 04 : Day Trip to Pamukkale (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 08:00 am depart for Pammukale which means cotton castle, is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pammukale is now a world heritage site. *Hierapolis was founded as a healing care centre, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centres of the Roman Empire. It eventually had a large Jewish and Christian community. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 05 : Priene, Didyma and Miletus: (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
After breakfast depart for Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the Ancient Ionians Cities. After the visit here we then travel on to Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Last, but not least, visit Didyma. Here you find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the frieze then transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 06 : Pergamon tour /Fly to Istanbul (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, drive to Pergamon. Visit the Acropolis, the Temple Of Athena, the famous Library, the Royal Palaces, the Temple Of Trojan, the steepest Theatre of the world, the Temple Of Dionysos, the Altar Of Zeus (Seat of Satan), and the view of the Red Basilica (St. John’s church). Lunch in town. Visit the ruins of Asclepion (Medical Center of the ancient world). Then transfer to Izmir airport for flight to Istanbul at 20:00 pm. Arrival and transfer to your hotel and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 07 : Half Day Morning Bosphorus Cruise (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Then embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After cruise transfer back to hotel with rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 08 : Istanbul / Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check-out from your hotel (before 12:00pm), we will transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.