This 6 Day ‘Ancient Wonders’ packages is ideal for travelers with limited time, this compact tour will give you the chance to explore the major sites like Istanbul,Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus. A great way to greet the land of Asia Minor.
Minimum two passengers to operate.
Notes: This is an excellent itinerary for connecting to Greece.
Clients can embark a cruise, catch a flight to Athens, or take a ferry to Samos.
Istanbul | Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held. Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul | Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding Harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. Overnight Istanbul. B, L
Half day tour including the Spice market and cruise on the Bosphorus, depending on the weather. Free time to explore the city. B
Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir | Early morning flight ti Izmir. Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Optional: Dinner at local restaurant. B L
Pamukkale – Izmir. Today is the day to visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades. Visit on the first modern spa centers of the anicient world, Hierapolis. Drive to Izmir or Kusadasi for overnight. B, L
Izmir | Transfer to airport for your flight. B
- Local taxes and service charges
- Hotel accommodations as featured in the itinerary
- 2 nights Istanbul
- 1 night Canakkale
- 2 nights Izmir
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
- Sightseeing as described in the itinerary including entrance fees
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Professional tour director throughout the tour Services of Sunny Land Tours local reps
- Price Excludes
- Personal expenses
- Airfare Optional tours can be purchased locally
- Customary tips to drivers, and guides
Minimum Two passengers required.
Hotels used or similar:
Msofitel Gallery Galata
Minimum Two passengers to operate.
All foreigners must obtain a Turkish visa.
Visas obtained at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate have different validity periods: $60 for single entry visas valid for one year and $200 for multiple entry visas valid for five years. For all tourism and commerce-related entries the traveler is allowed to remain in Turkey for 90 days within a 180 day period. More information can be found at the Turkish Consular Information website and at the Frequently Asked Questions page of the website. U.S. citizens can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey at 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone: (202) 612-6700, or the Turkish consulates general in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Information may also be found atTurkish Embassy in Washington, DC. Overseas, travelers may contact a Turkish embassy or consulate.