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From Istanbul: Best of Turkey 8 Days, 7 Nights Guided Tour

1. From Istanbul: Best of Turkey 8 Days, 7 Nights Guided Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul Be picked up from the arrivals terminal at Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Be transferred to your accommodation and enjoy some time to relax in the city after your journey.  Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) Start with pickup from your accommodation and discover the highlights of Istanbul on a guided tour. Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for some shopping and bargain hunting. Be returned to your hotel at the end of the day and spend a second night in Istanbul. Day 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast – Dinner) Begin the third day with an early-morning pickup and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to the Cappadocia region. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, your tour guide will meet you at the airport. Start by visiting the Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the iconic symbol for the region. Descend into the Kaymakli underground city, which is one of the largest and the deepest of its kind in the region. After the tour, be transferred to your hotel for the night. Day 4: Full-Day Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast – Dinner) Discover the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia with spectacular rock formations in the Devrent Valley. Enjoy lunch in Avanos, a center of terracotta artwork since 3000 BC. Watch a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. In the afternoon, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum and Uchisar Rock Castle to get a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. After the tour, be returned to your hotel. Day 5: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (Breakfast – Dinner) Begin the journey to Pamukkale early in the morning. On the way, visit the Seljukian masterpiece of Sultanhan Caravanserai, built in the 13th century. Arrive in Konya and visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-famous mystic. Continue the journey to Pamukkale and enjoy an overnight stay in a Thermal Hotel. Enjoy a swim in the hotel's rejuvenating thermal pools. Day 6: Pamukkale – Kusadasi (Breakfast – Dinner) In the morning, visit the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis known for its Theater, Apollo Temple, and magnificent Necropolis. Travel onwards to Kusadasi for an overnight stay. Day 7: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Istanbul by flight (Breakfast) Depart from Kusadasi and visit the Artemis Temple which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to the famous Grand Theater of Ephesus. After Ephesus, visit the Catholic shrine of the House of the Virgin Mary. Located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus, it is said that the Virgin Mary lived here for the remainder of her life after Christ's Ascension into heaven. Then drive to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon your return to Istanbul, meet a representative of the local partner and be transferred to your hotel for the night.  Day 8: Departure from Istanbul (Breakfast) After breakfast, check out from your hotel and enjoy a private transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight back home to complete the 8-day excursion.

Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

2. Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

Visit Ephesus Ancient city for 1 hour 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the well preserved Greco- Roman ancient city's in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized; Domitian Temple which is one of the first temples in the history dedicated for a human; Celcius Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient age; the amphitheater is one of the biggest amphitheaters in the world with 24.000 people capacity and where St. Paul preached; Roman Baths; Fountains; Temples ; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets; (Terrace Houses,optional ) Terrace Houses are optional and not recommended for disabled people because of the steps. Minimum required time for Terrace Houses is 30 minutes. House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967 and ‘unofficially’ confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While there visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine that you can see. The next stop after House of Virgin Mary will be Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of ancient age. Drive up to the Turkish Orthodox village of Sirince located on top of a mountain. The village, is a synthesis of Turkish and Greek culture. Visit a mosque and an Orthodox church. Along the narrow streets are women selling handcrafted goods and olive oil. Taste the fruity wine in a small cafe.

From Samos: Full Day Tour to Ephesus and Kusadasi

3. From Samos: Full Day Tour to Ephesus and Kusadasi

The tour departs at 07:30 AM from the port of Pythagorio or Samos Town and the boat takes you towards the east. Arrive at Kusadasi after a 1 hour and 15 minute boat journey. On arrival, take a tour of the ancient site of Ephesus, famous for the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then you have time for lunch before returning to Kusadasi. In Kusadasi you will have time to enjoy the Turkish bazaars where you can find oriental carpets, leathers, jewelry, brass and alabaster. Later at 05:00 PM, board the boat and return to Samos at 06:15 PM.

Kusadasi & Selcuk: Day Tour to Pergamon & Asklepion

4. Kusadasi & Selcuk: Day Tour to Pergamon & Asklepion

Take in a full-day tour of Pergamon and the Asklepion from Kusadasi or Selcuk and learn about this important ancient center of medicine. Get picked up at your hotel by your guide and start your tour of the ancient city of Pergamon. Explore centuries worth of history ranging from the Stone Age to the Classical period. Visit the Asklepion, an ancient medical center named after the god of health and medicine. See the place where famous medical scholars like Hippocrates and Galenus worked. Explore the Acropolis, the Altar of Zeus, and other wonders in this ancient marvel. Have lunch at a local Turkish restaurant. Enjoy a convenient transfer back to your hotel at the end of your tour.

From Kusadasi: Guided Pamukkale Tour

5. From Kusadasi: Guided Pamukkale Tour

After pickups from Kusadasi hotels you will drive you to Pamukkale. Along the way, be amazing by the views of beautiful Turkish villages. After a 2-hour drive, you will arrive at Pamukkale, located in the province of Denizli. This natural wonder is comprised of terraces and travertine formed by hot springs and streams depositing carbonate minerals. Pamukkale has gained eminence for its waters which are believed to have curative powers and have been used as a thermal bath for centuries. Located near Pamukkale, Hierapolis was established in 200 BC by Eumenes II in dedication to the Amazon Queen Hiera. The city which fell under the rule of the Turks in the 9th century still preserves its value and significance, welcoming thousands of visitors to its ancient monuments and natural wonders every year, Pamukkale is waiting to welcome you as well.

Izmir: Private Airport Transfer

6. Izmir: Private Airport Transfer

In Airports: Your driver will be waiting with a board with ‘’YOUR NAME’’  on it in front of the exit gate. You will be escorted to your vehicle and your driver will drop you off to any address in Kusadasi or any specific area. In Hotels ; Upon your reservation request the supplier will reply to you as fast as possible and send your confirmation. Your driver will be waiting in front of your hotel for your transfer service to any specific area such as Izmir airport,. The supplier offers you a 24 hour, 7 day, 365 day per year service to and from Izmir airport. All of the vehicles are air conditioned, clean, and fully insured for your protection. They offer 1st Class professional and reliable service with no fuss, no hassle, and no waiting time charges, just the first-class service you expect and deserve. The supplier is constantly monitoring flight times so please don't worry if your flight is early or delayed, your driver will be waiting for you on arrival. At Kusadasi transfer your safety is of paramount importance and they offer baby car and booster seats to ensure your family travels comfortably and safely, please let them know your number when making your booking.

Kusadasi: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

7. Kusadasi: Full-Day Ephesus Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation between 8:30AM and 9:00AM in the morning. From there your first stop will be to the House of Virgin Mary, which is speculated to be the place where Mary spent her final days. The site was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and has since become a popular place of pilgrimage. Your tour will then proceed to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. It is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Over the space of two hours you will explore the city by walking on the marble streets accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide. Throughout your tour you will see Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and Latriens. Following the Terrace Houses you will carry on with some exploration of the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theather, and Arcadiane. Following lunch you will carry on with a visit to the Temple of Artemis; which is one of the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity". Finally, you will visit Sirince, which is an old village situated on the hills of Selcuk 7 kilometers from Ephesus. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production, and you will have a free time there for some wine tasting if you wish. Your tour will later conclude at around 4:30PM, at which point you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion with Skip-the Line

8. Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion with Skip-the Line

After pickup from the pier, start your tour with a 20-minute drive to Ephesus. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus for 1 hour 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the most well-preserved Greco-Roman ancient cities in the world, famous for the Odeon home to music concerts; the Domitian Temple, one of the first temples in the history dedicated to humans; the Celcius Library,the third biggest library in the ancient world; the amphitheater, one of the biggest amphitheaters in the world with a 24000 person capacity, where St. Paul preached; Roman Baths; fountains; temples; Agora; and the Love House.  Visit the House of Virgin Mary, one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians and the site where Virgin Mary passed her time and died. Discover its history with the former Popes, and see the gifts they brought for this shrine. Next, stop at the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient age. Enjoy a local lunch before heading back to Kusadasi town center and port.

Full Day Cruise Port Tour: Ephesus and Surrounding Villages

9. Full Day Cruise Port Tour: Ephesus and Surrounding Villages

Ephesus is a marvel of our ancient past. From the majestic gates of its library to its marble streets, it is best explored with an informative guide who can point out all there is to know about this venerable metropolis. After meeting at the cruise ship port, you will enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a relaxed downhill walk with your expert guide. As you wander these streets, you will learn how this once-bustling port city was an important piece of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine Empires. Snap some pictures of the well maintained ruins, marvel at the well preserved library and stand on the stage of the Great Theatre. Imagine what it must have been like to hear one of Euripides' plays performed here in front of 44,000 enthralled spectators. After Ephesus, we head to the Temple of Artemis. Your imagination has to work a little harder at this ancient wonder of the world, as today there are only a series of columns and scattered ruins of this once great temple. Next we head to Sirince village, a traditional Turkish village. Here you can mingle with the locals a bit, tasting local cuisine and having a sip of the local wine. We'll have the chance to visit one of the Greek Orthodox Churches for yet another look at local life.

Full Day Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Tour

10. Full Day Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Tour

Visit Ephesus, othe world famous archeological site and probably the best preserved Classical city in Europe. Have a nice time walking in the wide streets surrounding the ruins of the city. Visit the Temple of Artemis (Diana), which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Enjoy your lunch in the town before traveling to the House of the Virgin Mary, a site that is thought to be the place where the Virgin Mary spent her final days.  This stone house, which was built in Apostolic Age, could be described as a small modest chapel. At the entrance, the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary greets the visitors. On the right there is a smaller room which was believed to be the room where the Virgin Mary had slept. The House of the Virgin Mary was found in the 19th century with the help of the descriptions of the Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich who was a Roman Catholic nun and visionary. The House of Virgin Mary, a Catholic shrine, gained the Apostolic Blessing of the first pilgrimage in 1896 by Pope Leo XIII.

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What people are saying about Kusadasi

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 26 reviews

I'm definitely satisfied... in the hotel we were offered this tour for almost 70 euros... here I paid 34 euros apiece and were picked up with a Bulli. More space, small group. Really really good

It was a great day. Our guide Mehmet Emin was great. He explained everything very detailed and interesting. Every question answered. Good tips given. Ephes is definitely worth a visit.

Everything went great with the private taxi from Izmir airport to the hotel. Customer service was also super helpful and did everything to our satisfaction. I can only recommend.

We really enjoyed the trip to Hierapolis! Very educational and exciting. Our guide went to a lot of trouble and always had a joke up his sleeve. Would go again!! :)

Transfer was on time both from airport to hotel and return. Driver was pleasant and helpful with bags and supplied bottles of water. Would use the service again.