5 Days Private Turkey Tour Of Istanbul and Ephesus
Tour with local guides in Istanbul and Ephesus
You can arrange the accommodation yourself or we can suggest some hotel options, depending on your budget and preferred hotel standard.
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul; after you meet your driver, you will be transferred from airport to your hotel in Istanbul; overnight stay.
Day 2: Guide will meet you in hotel lobby and take you to the walking tour of the Old City (Sultanahmet area): Byzantine Hippodrome (used for public entertainments organised by emperors), Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque, famous for its tiles), Topkapi Palace (imperial residence of ottoman sultans), Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom, museum that used the be the biggest Orthodox church in the World), Grand Bazaar (the oldest and the largest covered market in the world); overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 3: Guide will meet you in hotel lobby and take you to another walking tour in Istanbul: Archaeology Museum, Basilica Cistern (the largest surviving Byzantine cistern in Istanbul), Bosphorus boat trip (during this tour you will see the bridges of Istanbul, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Anadolu and Rumeli fortresses and beautiful houses around the strait) and Spice Market (17 century structure that housed the majority of the city’s spice trade); overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 4: Transfer to airport to fly to Izmir; arrival to Izmir, guide will meet you at the airport; transfer from airport to Ephesus and tour: Ephesus, Virgin Mary`s House and Temple of Artemis. During this tour you will have lunch in a local house in Sirince village; you will meet a local villager who will prepare you a typical Aegean lunch and welcome you in her home; after the tour transfer to Kusadasi and overnight stay.
Day 5: Your guide will meet you in hotel lobby; after two and half hour driving you will first visit the ancient site of Aphrodisias, famous for its well preserved stadium; afterwards you will have lunch and then proceed for 1 hour to Pamukkale; you will have 2-3 hours to visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis, a beautiful combiantion of Roman ruing and wonder of nature; after the tour you will be transferred to airport to fly to Istanbul.