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.

ITINERARY:

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.

Testimonials

  • My family and I visited turkey at the end of 2010..we were very impressed with our tour guides Mr Nizam Adsiz as as well as Mrs Aylin Sekban.. Both spoke good english and we managed to develop a friendship with both of them which made the tours more enjoyable. Will definitely be going back to Turkey.
    Moolaam
  • We have just arrived from Turkey, we had an splendid adventure from Efesus to Capadoccia, visiting wonderful cities and archeological sites. Pamukkale, Afrodisias, Sagalassos….Konya, everything was wonderful Ertunga, Blüent and Mustafa made our journey fantastic.
    Maria Graciela G-Mexico City, Meksika
  • Ertunga is a great guide, super friendly, very big knowledge of the area and very pleasant to be around. He arrived with a driver and a Mercedes van, good space for the 3 of us. He made the tour as we went along, so we did see exactly what we wanted, and as our son is only 4 years old, we did have to speed up some places. All made possible by Ertunga, though I am sure he could tell much more in each place, since his knowledge seems extreme. Be sure to book with Ertunga.
    NipeOdense
  • Amazing guide with a lot of patience and a wealth of information about every sight we visited. Would definately recommend him highly for a smaller or a larger group.
    Aslam K
  • Turkey wouldn’t be the same without Ertunga…he treated us just like family and was the best private tour I could ever have !!!
    Bilman420

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