AEGEAN TOURS, Inc.
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2008 AEGEAN & ISTANBUL TOUR
6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS LAND TOUR
EVERYDAY YEAR-ROUND
 

Day 01
Izmir
Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk International airport. Connect to fly Izmir. Arrive in Izmir Adnan Menderes airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Izmir.

Day 02
Izmir - Ephesus - Izmir
Leave the hotel and drive to the sacred city of Ephesus, famous for its Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world). Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the Archaeological Museum and the ruins of Ephesus. (B, L)

Day 03
Izmir - Pergamon - Istanbul
After breakfast drive to Pergamon, the ancient city of learning, arts and medicine. Visit the Acropolis where the steepest theater of the ancient world lies. Then proceed to the Asclepion, the world’s first medical center. Return to Izmir Adnan Menderes airport to fly to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is in Istanbul. (B, L)

Day 04
Istanbul
Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. Visit the Royal Topkapi Palace, once the Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans, which displays priceless world-class collections of artifacts, jewelry and rare porcelains. Next visit the Blue Mosque unique with its six minarets and famous with its blue Iznik tiles. Continue to Royal Hippodrome Square, where ancient chariot races were held. St. Sophia Church now it is a museum, the 6th century Basilica which was the largest building in the world for many of the thousand years of existence. Stop to visit the world famous Grand Covered Bazaar, with its 4.000 tiny shops. Overnight is in Istanbul. (B, L)

Day 05
Istanbul
After breakfast take a full day Bosphorus and Asia Tour. Visit Spice Market, and then embark on a Bosphorus Boat Tour viewing the beauty of the European and Asian shorelines on either side. After lunch, cross to the Asian side to visit Camlica Hill and the Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans with its magnificent gardens. Overnight is in Istanbul. (B, L)

Day 06
Istanbul - END
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Ataturk International airport to return home. (B)


 

INCLUDED FEATURES
5 Nights hotel accommodations based on double occupancy
Istanbul-Izmir one way air ticket. (if you arrive in Izmir then deduct $110)
Izmir-Istanbul one way air ticket
Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary.
All escorted transfers
5 Breakfast, 4 lunches
Transportation by an A/C vehicle
English speaking professional tour guide
All entrance fees to sites and museums
Portage at hotels
Service charges and local taxes
Travel documents and maps
A complimentary flight bag from Aegean Tours, Inc
EXCLUDING
• All drinks
Tips to guide and driver

 
HOTELS
Istanbul Galata Anemon (Boutique Class)
www.anemonhotels.com
Germir Palas (4-star)
www.gemirpalas.com
Izmir Anemon
www.anemonhotels.com


RATES
Single $ 1,420.00
Double $ 1,210.00 per person

Note: You can reverse this itinerary starting from Istanbul and end Tour in Izmir.