Day 1: Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 2: Istanbul. After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. Visits to the outstanding monuments of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays), Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque and Grand Bazaar with over 4000 stores. Lunch at local restaurant and back to the hotel at dusk.
Day 3: Istanbul - Izmir: Morning transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight bound for Izmir. Overnight at Ephesus. Lunch en route. Arrival in Ephesus and visit the Greco-Roman city, ancient capital of Asia Minor and one of the best preserved ancient times. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where he spent the last years of his life. Accommodation and dinner.
Day 4: Kusadasi - Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale. After breakfast drive to Pergamum, rival city of Alexandria in the domain of arts and letters. Visit the Roman city, see the Theatre, the Temple of Trajan, the Altar of Zeus, etc. Lunch and Troy, a legendary city that his fame comes from Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War. Accommodation and dinner.
Day 5: Canakkale - Bursa - Istanbul. After breakfast, drive to Bursa, first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Visit the Grand Mosque, Mausoleum and Green Mosque. Lunch and free time. Following the trip. Istanbul arrival late in the afternoon.
Day 6: Istanbul - Bosphorus. A cruise through Bosporus, the strait that separates Europe from Asia. Enjoy the view of the wooden villas, the marble palace and the fortresses. Disembarkation at the European part of Turkey and transfer to your hotel.
Day 7: Istanbul - Airport. At the appointed time will be transferred to Istanbul airport for your flight home.
Minimum price in triple room, maximum price in single room.
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