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Welcome to Turkey! Arrive Istanbul airport and transfer to hotel in Sultanahmet. Rest of day free.
After breakfast we take a visit to the Hippodrome area - famed as the centre of Byzantine life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400! visit the stunning Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. After lunch, enjoy a visit to Topkapi Palace, residence of the sultans for almost 4 centuries and Suleymaniye Mosque
Today, enjoy a visit to the Egyptian Spice market before enjoying a cruise on the Bosphorus, the body of water that separate European from Asian Istanbul. En route a visit is made to Rumeli Fortress. Later, a visit to Beyerbeyi Palace in all its sultanate splendour and a chance to take in stunning views atop the city’s highest point - Buyuk Camlica. Remains of day free.
Today you have at your leisure perhaps check out the Grand Bazaar for exotic souvenirs or just relax at the hotel.
Today we transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the town or to relax at the hotel.
Today, we enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Roman ruins of Ephesus one of the seven wonders of the world. Positively the best preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, Ephesus, under the Romans, was a vast city with a population nearing 250,000 and became the Roman Capital of Asia Minor.
This morning after breakfast we have a guided tour of this very modern city, which is the 3rd in size of population in Turkey. The afternoon you will have at your leisure to relax at one of the coastal cafes or maybe go to the famous Bornova shopping centre.
This morning after breakfast we drive to the coastal town of Cesme about 85km. A popular place with tourists and some great areas to relax and a soak up the atmosphere. Spend the next two days at your leisure.
This morning after breakfast we take the beautiful coastal road to Bodrum another popular tourist resort full of restaurants and bars for you to relax and let your hair down. The area is full of water sports and lots of other activities.
Arriving at the lakeside town of Koycegiz, we embark upon a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mud bath. A stop is made en route to explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy.
Fethiye which is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city the one of which is the impressive Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. Today you are free to explore and take yourself or maybe take in a local mud bath.
Early this morning we take a transfer back to the airport in Dalaman for your flight back to Istanbul to connect to your onward flight home.