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Istanbul: Western Turkey 6 Night 7 Day Tour with Meals

Product ID: 217779
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Spend a week exploring the fascinating sights of Western Turkey on this 6 day, 7 night tour from Istanbul. Visit some of the country’s most iconic destinations, including the Grand Bazaar, the Ancient Ephesus, Pamukkale, and the Acropolis of Pergamon.
About this activity
Duration 7 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the magical city of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and more
  • Explore the ancient city of Ephesus including the House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis
  • Discover the terraces and Hierapolis in Pamukkale
  • Spend 7 days exploring the Western coast of Turkey
Full description
Start the tour with transfer to your hotel in Istanbul, get settled in and relax before the busy days ahead. On day two, enjoy a filling breakfast before setting out to explore the city of Istanbul. Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Next, head to the iconic Grand Bazaar and wander around the many stalls, immersed in the culture of Turkey.

On day three, wake up to another breakfast in Istanbul before flying to the city of Izmir, which was founded by the Greeks and then taken over by the Romans. Day four starts with a drive to the Ancient Ephesus to visit the Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Retrace the steps of history as you wander around the site and marvel at the State Agora, Odeon, Memnium Monument and the Temple of Domitian to name but a few. Then, visit one of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus, the Grand Theater, built in the 3rd Century BC and later expanded by the Romans in the 1st Century AD. After Ephesus, enjoy lunch in the garden of a local handicrafts center and admire the weavers use their traditional techniques to create a beautiful display of carpets. Once you’ve finished lunch, it’s time to visit the House of Virgin Mary.

Day four starts with a trip to Kusadasi to visit the infamous Pergamon. Pergamon is in the north of the Aegean with frontiers to ancient Mysia. At the Acropolis of Pergamon, learn about the rich history of this iconic site, and visit the ancient healing center of Asclepion. On day five, enjoy a trip to Pamukkale and discover a wonder of terraces and the Hierapolis. Spend the night in Pamukkale and then enjoy one final breakfast before flying back to Istanbul.
Includes
  • 6 nights accommodation (bed and breakfast, 4 star boutique and 4 star hotels)
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • BBQ lunch in Ephesus
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Transportation with private AC vehicle
  • All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
  • Istanbul – Izmir – Istanbul domestic return flight tickets including airport tax
What’s Not Included
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Tips to driver and tour guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Since all shore excursions involve some walking, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable low-heeled shoes and casual clothes
• Sun glasses and hats are recommended
• Cameras are recommended