Arrival at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Our representative will meet you after the customs and baggage claim with a sign YOUR NAME on it. Meet and transfer to your selected hotel.
Izmir - Ephesus - Izmir
Leave the hotel and drive to the sacred city of Ephesus, famous for its Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world). Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the Archaeological Museum and the ruins of Ephesus. (B,L)
Izmir - Pergamon - Istanbul
After breakfast drive to Pergamon, the ancient city of learning, arts and medicine. Visit the Acropolis where the steepest theater of the ancient world lies. Then proceed to the Asclepion, the world’s first medical center. Return to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to take a short flight to Istanbul. Transfer to your selected hotel for overnight. (B,L)
Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit the Topkapi Palace, once the Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans, which displays priceless world class collections of artifacts, jeweler and rare porcelains. Nearby is the Blue Mosque known for the color of its interior decoration. Continue across the Hippodrome Square to the Hagia Sophia Church, the 6th century Basilica which was the largest building of the world for many of the thousand years of its existence. Stop to visit the world famous Grand Covered Bazaar. Overnight in your hotel. (B,L)
Depart from hotel for a full day Bosphorus and Asia tour. First visit the Spice Market, and then embark on a Bosphorus Boat Tour viewing the beauty of the European and Asian shorelines on either side. After lunch, cross to the Asian side to visit the Camlica Hill and tour the Beylerbeyi Palace. This was the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans with its magnificent gardens. (B,L)
Istanbul - End
After breakfast transfer from your hotel to the airport. End of our services. (B)
This tour can also be operated in reverse, according to your flight schedule; Arriving in Istanbul, departing from Izmir.