7 Days / 6 Nights
Type Private Tour
Spend a week visiting Turkey in private. Visit Istanbul and Ephesus, one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. See the beautiful ancient city of Pergamon. Enjoy a full day guided tour to Priene, Miletus where the famous Astronomer Thales was born, Dydma and more!
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul Old City
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Free time in Grand bazaar with it’s 3,500 shops to end the day and then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 3: Pergamum – Kusadasi
Day 4: Ephesus - Kusadasi
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked to enjoy your guided tour to Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. We will see the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon before continuing to the house of the Virgin Mary. Back to your hotel and overnight Kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 : Priene - Miletos - Didyma - Kusadasi
After breakfast at your hotel, you will head out for a full day guided tour to Priene, Miletus and Dydma. Visit the ruins of ancient Priene; then drive to Miletus, where the famous astronomer Thales was born. Continue to Dydma to visit spectacular Apollon Temple. Drive back to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 : Flight to Istanbul
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Izmir Airport to fly to Istanbul. You can either take the afternoon free or go on an optional half-day Bosphorus cruise. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 : Final Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Airport for final departure. End of our services.
- Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport
- All transfers by an air-conditioned private A/C van.
- Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul – Izmir – Istanbul)
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Kusadasi based on half board
- All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide during the tour
- Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
- All service charges and taxes
- International Airfare.
- Turkey entry visa.
- Any optional tours.
- Personal Spendings.
- Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
PricesPrices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge.Current prices valid through September 30th 2015 excluding Christmas Holidays.
Children Policy0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.
PaymentEarly Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces. Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50% forming part of your final payment.
Turkey Entry VisaYou can easily apply for a tourist visa in just a few steps at www.evisa.gov.tr and you can obtain an electronic visa (e-Viza) via online application provided that you have a minimum 6- months- valid passport by the date of application. You can explore Turkey and its wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty unless your visit exceeds 90 days.
TippingIt is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country