(ISTANBUL + AGEAN COAST 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS)
Day 1 : ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL
In the morning drive to the old town. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome where chariot races were held in Roman times and Hagia Sophia, Church built by th emperor Justinian in the sixth century. After lunch, tour the Topkapi Palace museum with its priceless jewelled objects and the Porcelain Collection. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: ISTANBUL
Enjoy a cruise along the shores of the Bosphorus in the Morning with views of summer palaces of the sultans and old Turkish houses, as well as the fortresses built by the Ottomans. Stroll the Asian side of Istanbul and view the city from Camlica Hill then visit Beylerbeyi Palace. Return to the old city for shopping at the Grand Bazaar.
Day 4: ISTANBUL - IZMIR
Flight to Izmir, Turkeys major city on the Aegean coast. Rest of the day and night at leisure in Izmir.
Day 5: IZMIR
Full day tour of Pergamum. Visit the Acropolis of Helenistic Pergamum. Among its buildings are the Altar of Zeus and the temples of Trajan & Dionysus. Visit the Asclepion, the earliest health center of Asia Minor. Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
Day 6: IZMIR
After breakfast begin a full day excursion to Ephesus. Tour the ancient city with its legendary marble streets, the magnificent amphitheatre, Hadrian Temple and Celcus Library. Then visit the Archeological Museum, St. Johns Basilica and the House of Virgin Mary. Return to Izmir for the night.
Day 7: IZMIR - ISTANBUL
Flight to Istanbul. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Day 8: DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport for departure flight home.
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