Highlights Tour of Turkey

7 days/ 6 nights

This tour begins and ends in Istanbul

Day 1
Arrival to Istanbul
Arrive at Istanbul International Airport and meet our representative. Transfer to your hotel for overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2
Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and enjoy a full day city tour. Start the day at the Blue Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Istanbul. Continue to St. Sophia. Next to the Roman Hippodrome (the former center of sport and political activities of Constantinople). Proceed to the Topkapi Palace. End the day at the Grand Covered Bazaar. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 3
Istanbul
Start the day at the famous Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Enjoy an excursion between two continents. Then, a cruise along the Bosphorus, passing the European-style palaces of the Ottomans, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi.
Afternoon at leisure. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 4
Istanbul - Izmir
Transfer to Istanbul airport and fly to Izmir; transfer to your hotel. Meet your guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city of Izmir with stops at the Agora, Mt. Pagus for a panoramic view of the bay of Izmir, and the Old Bazaar. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.

Day 5
Izmir
Drive to Ephesus, great Greco Roman City of Asia Minor and an important center of Christianity. Visit the Basilica of St. John which houses his tomb. Visit the Grand Theater where St. Paul had an encounter with the jealous idol-makers. Visit the local museum and the famous statue of "Diana of the Ephesians." Finally, drive up to the hill for a visit to the Last Home of Virgin Mary. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6
Izmir - Istanbul
Breakfast and visit to Pergamum. Visit the Acropolis and Asclepion, the famous healing center of ancient times. Transfer to the airport at the end of the tour for a flight to Istanbul. Arrive at Istanbul airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7
Departure
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a day at leisure. A transfer will take you to the airport for your departure flight. (In case of late departure, optional half day tours are available).

RATES IN US DOLLARS:

Tourist Class

Superior First Class

Deluxe

Istanbul

Olimpiyat/Erboy Hotel

Sky Kamer/Crystal Hotel

Eresin Crown/The Marmara Hotel

Izmir

-

Anemon Hotel/Anemon Fuar Hotel

-

Per person in twin including breakfast

1,365

1,500

1,965

Single occupancy supplement

630

715

795

Per a third participant sharing a triple room

1,240

1,375

1,800

Rates include:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul on Bed & Breakfast basis at selected hotel level on chosen board basis
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Izmir in a Superior First Class hotel on Half Board basis (including: Breakfast & Dinner)
  • 3.5 days tours in Istanbul and Izmir with an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunches (on day 2 and on day 5)
  • Airport transfers in Istanbul and Izmir as per program

Rates do not include:

  • International flights to and from Turkey
  • Round-trip flight Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul (approximately $470 per person)
  • Porterage, tips to guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Traveler’s medical and baggage insurance

Please note: The above package is based on a minimum of 2 participants. Rates are not valid during 1-16 Apr, '12 and 05-08 May, '12. The operator reserves the right to change the sequence of the tour. Domestic flight rates are subject to change by Turkish Airlines.