Day 1: Flight to Izmir, Full Day Ephesus Tour
05:30 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfered to airport.
06:00 Arrival airport for flight from Istanbul to Izmir
07:00 Fly From Istanbul to Izmir
07:55 Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Selcuk where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day small group tour.
First you will visit The Temple of Artemis
, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. You will be able to explore the ruins of Ephesus while strolling past the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Trajan Fountain and be able to visit the Great Theater where Paul preached to the Ephesians.
After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary
, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Next you will visit the Ephesus Archeological Museum
to see findings of Ephesus excavations. You will also visit on this tour the İsabey Mosque
, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art in Turkey. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in. Your dinner tonight will be at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (L, D)
Day 2: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
Around 08:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 19:00. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Please note: You can swim in the thermal pools in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly while there before entry to the pools..
Day 3: Full Day Pergamon Tour, Flight to Istanbul
Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Kusadasi. Around 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pergamon. You will visit the Acropolis which was once the cultural center of the Hellenistic Period. It had a very famous library, as big as the one in Alexandria. It also had a famous school of architecture, perfect government buildings and monuments, including the world famous Zeus Altar. It also played an important role during the beginning of Christianity in the Roman Period, and one of the Seven Churches of the Revelations is located here. After the Acropolis you will visit the Ascelepion, which was dedicated to the God of Good Health, "Asklepios". This was an important medical center where people received medical treatments such as massages, mud baths, drinking of the sacred waters and the use of herbs and ointments. Diagnosis was often by dream analysis. After the tour, you will be transferred from Pergamon to Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. END OF SERVICES. (B, L)