8 DAYS LUXURY ISTANBUL KUSADASI PAMUKKALE BODRUM TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and
the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from
city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer
from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen
airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul city tour. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace
of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite
collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans
and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the
Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL
MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet,
is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of
blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races,
with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine
Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE
BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of
cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and
spice. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul in Istanbul. Overnight
Please Note: Hagia Sofia is closed on Monday, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays,
and Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we
would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi
palace museum, instead of Grand Bazaar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 3 - Istanbul to Izmir by Flight – Kusadasi
(Breakfast and Local dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:30 depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy the array of
sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar).
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway
separating Europe and Asia. You will enjoy your tour on a luxury private boat.
After Tour we depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir.
Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and
overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast, Local Lunch and Local dinner included)
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best
preserved ancient sites in the world en- route, visiting the Temple of Artemis,
Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of
the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a
place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet
weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces
construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope
are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic
reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines.
We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with
Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of
making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production
centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory
rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes
bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the
shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Dinner
and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Kusadasi to Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, Local lunch and Local dinner included)
08:00 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertines and the ancient city of
Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red
waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale, and The Travertines of Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 - Pamukkale to Bodrum
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast we will transfer you to Bodrum. We will stop on the way for a
coffee break and refreshen up. Only 5 hours drive to Bodrum. Overnight in Bodrum.
Day 7 – Bodrum Free Day
(Breakfast and dinner included)
The day is yours. You don’t have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take
in the views and natural magnificent beach & clear sea and explore the city,
shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips
you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tour and
many more. Our guide and car will be ready to take you to to any place you would
like to visit within the city. Overnight in Bodrum
Day 8 – Bodrum to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast we depart for bodrum airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul
and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like
to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home
and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
8 DAYS LUXURY ISTANBUL KUSADASI PAMUKKALE BODRUM TOUR INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Bodrum to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
- 2 nights hotel in Bodrum
- 7 open buffet breakfasts
- 2 local lunches during the tours
- 5 local dinners at hotels
- Private guided Bosphorus Cruise
- Private guided Istanbul city tour
- Private guided Ephesus tour
- Private guided Turkish village tour
- Private guided Pamukkale tourv
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
If this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotels. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost.
What are the discounts for children?
Under 2 years of age, your child will travel free of charge by land. Flight ticket insurance cost will be 20 Euro only.
Children under 6 years of age are charged at 50% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children 7-11 years of age are charged at 75% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children above 11 years are full priced adult fares.