and the Bosphorus Bridge... Pearls of Istanbul...
St. Sophia Museum...
Sun Rise at Cappadocia and Hot Air Balloon Tour...
Pamukkale... The magnific landscape and the beauty of thermal waters.
Celsus Library at Ephesus Ancient Site.
Troy... Legendary of History...
Istanbul is available to visit with Shore Excursion Trips while your vessel docked during the day .
Day 1 – Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to you hotel in Istanbul.Overnight.
Day 2 – Full Day City Tour / Byzantine & Ottoman Relics(B-L)
Your Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 08:30 and you will have a full day city tour. Topkapi Palace:The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. St.Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.Lunch: Full Course Menu at a charming restaurant.
Blue Mosque:One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.Hippodrome:The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
Grand Bazaar:In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 – Bosphorus & Black Sea Tour (B-L)
Breakfast at the hotel and free time until 1:00 pm. At 1:30 pm. Transfer from the hotel to the boat and embarkement.We will have open buffet lunch on the boat on this unique tour program.We will have seasonal salad,delicious hors d’oeuvre, chicken kebap and rice. (drinks are extra). We will see Rumeli Fortress (from the sea) and arrive to Black Sea and get the best shot where Bosphorus meets Black Sea and we will have stopover at a beautiful village of Anadolu Kavagi at the Bosphorus on the Asiand Side of Istanbul.Return to hotel around 5:00pm.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 – Flight to Izmir (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport.Flight to Izmir and arrival. Transfer to Kusadasi and check into hotel.Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour (B-L)
09:15 am pick up from th reception and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago. Our last stop is the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Transfer back to hotel.Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 – Pamukkale Tour (B-L)
08:00 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour (2.5 hours drive). Visiting Pamukkale “Cotton Castle”, once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch, visiting Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil`s Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool`s hot spring mineral waters (but Cascade Pools are extra) is one of your year-round options, before returning back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 – Free Day in Kusadasi (B)
After breakfast the day at your leisure. Optional Boat Tour (45 $ per person)Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 – Flight to Istanbul (B)
After breakfast we will transfer you to airport and flight to Istanbul.Arrival and tour ends
What’s NOT included