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Istanbul, Ephesus and Izmir Short Break
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6 Days / 5 Nights
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Type Private Tour
Schedule Everyday
An extraordinary quick trip to Turkey including Istanbul, Ephesus and Izmir. Enjoy your excursion along the Bosphorus by boat and visit Beylerbeyi Palace, Camlica Hill, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia. You will also have a full-day tour to the Greco-Roman ruins at Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John.
Itinerary:
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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 City Sightseeing

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit the historical Spice Market then continue your day with an excursion on the Bosphorus by boat. After lunch, drive to the Asian side of the city via Bosphorus Bridge and visit Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill. Return to your hotel and overnight Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Istanbul Full Day Tour

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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Istanbul, Izmir

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Izmir. Arrive and transfer to your hotel to enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Ephesus Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy a full day tour to the Greco-Roman ruins at Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John. Return to your hotel in the evening and overnight in Izmir.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Connect with your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast
Included:
  • Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport.
  • All transfers by private A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Izmir including breakfast.
  • Domestic flight tickets. ( Istanbul - Izmir - Istanbul )
  • 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.
Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Turkey entry visa.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.
  • Tipping.
  2-3 Pax4-5 Pax6-10 Pax 11+ Pax
Price Per Person $ 1727 $ 1084 $ 952 $ 831
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
  • Prices

    Prices 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 Policy

    0 - 02.99 Free of Charge , pay only for domestic flights if exist
    3 - 10.99 get 20% off from adult tour price
    from 11 is considering as adult

  • Payment

    Early 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 Visa

    You 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.

  • Tipping

    It 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.
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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)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
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
Clothing
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
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