Western Treasure Turkey Tour ( 9 Days - 8 Nights )

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Duration

9 Days

Location

Istanbul & Ephesus & Pamukkale & Pergamon & PRIENE-MILETOS-DIDYMA

DAY 1: ISTANBUL


Welcome to Istanbul-Turkey. You arrive at the Istanbul Airport, we transfer you to your hotel and stay overnight.



DAY 2: ISTANBUL


Let’s start to explore Istanbul. The first visit is Hippodrome. It was the center of sports activities in Constantinople. Famous with 4 monuments; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Column of Constantine.


Hagia Sophia, is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Hagia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then in 1453 renovated into a mosque by Ottoman Emperor Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It was converted into a museum in 1935 and welcomed both local and foreign visitors. (Closed on Monday)


Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, this breathtaking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. Also, it was built with unique 6 minarets. (Closed on Friday)


Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used educational administrative and art center of the state. Get knowledge about the imperial treasury´s sacred Islamic relics, palace kitchens, and weapons. (Closed on Tuesday)


Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping opportunities with carpets, leather, jewelry, Turkish delight, gold, antique tiles, etc.. (Closed on Sunday)


At the end of the tour, you go back to your hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.




DAY 3: TROY


In the morning, the early time you will be picked up from your hotel and after 5 hours drive, you arrive at Eceabat. First, you have lunch here, after lunch you cross the Dardanelles by ferry and reach the Troy. When you arrive there first you will have lunch and begin the tour with your professional tour guide. You visit the famous Trojan Horse, Troy Ancient Ruins, Odeon, City Walls, the Scaean Gate, Sanctuary, and Roman Bath.


At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Canakkale and stay overnight in Canakkale.




DAY 4: PERGAMON


In the morning, you leave Canakkale and go to Pergamon. Pergamon, a most memorable experience will be Pergamon with its Acropolis and Great Theatre, Altar of Zeus, and Red Basilica (Once pagan temple then converted Christian church) Then, you visit Asclepion the famous medical center of Antiquity.


After the tour, you go back to Kusadasi and stay overnight in Kusadasi.



DAY 5: EPHESUS


In the morning you will be picked up from the hotel and the Ephesus tour begins. Ephesus, was the second-largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second-largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbor city. And, this giant city was built only with marble. Did you know Ephesus had the largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats? Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celsus (the third largest library), Marble Street, and Harbour Street.


Temple of Artemis, is located near Ephesus and was built in the 6th century. It was of the seven wonders of the world.


The House of Virgin Mary, is located top of the Ephesus and 9 km far away. The places where the Virgin Mary has spent her last days and the Shrine of Virgin Mary pleasures wonderful atmosphere latent in the green.


After the tour, you will go back to your hotel and stay overnight in Kusadasi.



DAY 6: PAMUKKALE


After breakfast, we depart to Pamukkale. Pamukkale is in Aegean Turkey and it is also called the “Cotton Castle”, because of the white cotton appearance of the mineral bath spas that abound the province, which is rich in calcium. Known as a “spa town” since the Roman era, tourists travel to Pamukkale to relax in warm, soothing, and therapeutic waters in the myriad spas. Hierapolis or “Holy City” evangelized by Paul and Epaphras. Also, the Apostle Philip lived and was buried here. What makes Hierapolis different from most places on Earth is that it is not built on land, either on water, but on limestone deposits above the mineral springs in the area. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the ruins that are littered all over the city, including the necropolis that houses the sarcophagi of important ancient figures like Marcus Aurelius.


After the tour, you go back to your hotel and stay overnight in Kusadasi.



DAY 7: PRIENE-MILETOS-DIDYMA


After breakfast, we reach Priene. Priene sets dramatically at the foot of a sheer mountain wall, Priene overlooks the aptly named Meander River. This 2500-year-old Ionian city was among the first to be planned with a grid system of streets.


Miletos – These ancient ruins lie on a hill near the Aegean Sea. You will explore the ancient theater, built circa 4th century BC. The theater could accommodate over 15,000 spectators. Visit the well-preserved Bath of Faustina, named after the wife of Marcus Aurelius, who ordered their construction.


Didyma – In antiquity, Didyma was connected to Miletos by a sacred road. We visit the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, one of the largest temples from the Hellenistic Period. Despite extensive construction, the temple was never fully completed.


At the end of the tour, you back to your hotel and stay overnight in Kusadasi.



DAY 8: ISTANBUL


You will be picked up from your hotel and you will be transferred to the Izmir Airport and fly to Istanbul. We will drop you off at your hotel in Istanbul.


Relaxing day.


You stay overnight in Istanbul.



DAY 9: ISTANBUL


You have free time until departure flight. We transfer you to the Istanbul Airport and you fly back to your home.


Stores to visit:

You can watch how the traditional Turkish carpet weaving is done by using wool yarns naturally dyed with alizarines. Enjoying a glass of tea while listening to the hypnotic clatter of the hand weaving looms is a lovey experience. You can buy carpets to enrich the decoration of your home with a wonderfully colored, traditional Turkish art.


The excavations have proved that the art of ceramics is as old as the ancient city of Ephesus with all those ceramic ovens and objects discovered. In Selçuk, you can still see ceramic workshops which bring forth the aesthetic characteristic of the earth when treated with fire. Wonderful designs are immortalized by artisanship, natural colors and ceramic ovens. Ceramic workshops are amongst the most popular spots within visitors of the area.


Leather Factory, some of the finest leather items manufactured in Turkey often find their way to shops in Italy. Premium grade leather is selected. This is then designed by fine craftsmanship into beautiful leather goods that speak of style and elegance.Among these products that people demand are leather jackets, shoes and belts, all produced in Turkey using traditional methods. If you want to go shopping for a leather in Turkey then a leather wallet or purse is always a good option for a souvenir. Tourists like shopping for leather products in Turkey because it is known that quality and workmanship of leather products are of a high standart.

Includings
  • All Domestic Flight Tickets
  • Airport Transportations
  • Accommodations
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • All Local Taxes
  • Parking Fees
Excludings
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitude
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