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Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before being transfered to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure .
After breakfast in your hotel, there is a full day guided tour which includes Byzantine Hippodrome with its various monuments including a 3500-year-old red granite obelisk brought from Egypt and erected here in 390 AD. The Ottoman Empire produced marvelous architecture and you'll see two of its finest works:Topkapi Palace, home of the sultans, and the famed Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I. After all these visits, you'll venture into the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar.
Shortly after breakfast you'll visit the St. Sophia the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian in 537 which was the largest church in Christendom for a thousand years. Then start the tour at the Spice Bazaar and it goes on with Bosphorus Cruise. The magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores will let you see the marvelous monuments and districts like: Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy, Fethi Ahmet Pasa Mansion, Ortakoy Mosque, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuleli Military School, Arnavutkoy, Bebek and more highlights of Istanbul located on both sides of the bosporus.
After breakfast at the hotel , drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair ,Lone Pine and 57th regiment memorial and the war museum , cross the dardanelles .
Re-charge with breakfast then drive to legendary Troy, a 5000 years old archaeological city, then you will see a reconstruction of the fabled Wooden Horse, which used in Trojan War. Then drive to the ancient city of Pergamon, one of Turkey's oldest civilized settlements and it has been inhabited from pre-historic times through the Ionic, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. It has yielded archeological treasures whose importance is recognized world-wide. Continue to Kusadasi for overnight.
The day is at leisure
After breakfast visit the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and buildings in the world. A definite must while in Turkey. Then visit to the House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Enjoy breakfast then visit the The Isabey Mosque in Selçuk ; a beautiful example of Seljuk Turkish architecture in an atmospheric location. It is the oldest known example of a Turkish mosque with a courtyard. Then you'll see Basilica of St. John -; Built by the Emperor Justinian over the tomb of St. John the Apostle, the Basilica, now in ruins, once rivaled St. Sophia in size. One can still see graceful columns, mosaics and frescoes. After all these visits we continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey.
After breakfast you'll be drive to Izmir Apt for a flight back to Istanbul. Upon your arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel for overnight.
It is time to bid you farewell after breakfast when you'll be transferred to airport for your onward flight.
Called Byzantium and later Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city to span two continents. It sits on the Bosphorus, the ...