Izmir Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF TURKEY 649

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Day 1: Pamukkale

Upon to your arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 2: Pamukkale - Izmir

After breakfast join your Pamukkale tour; beautiful and spectacular natural site, unique in the world with the fairylike, dazzling white, patrified cascade. There you will see the thermal spring water laden with clacareous salt, plunging down the mountain-side has created this natural formation of stalactites, cataracts and basins. The thermal water has been used since the Roman period of the therapeutic powers. You will visit the Roman city of Hierapolis with Apollo-Temple competing with Delphi, Monumental Nympheum, a 4th century Basilica and the Theatre. After visiting the best preserved Necropolis you will drive to Izmir for overnight.

Day 3: Izmir

After breakfast drive to Ephesus Ancient City. Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The theater had seating for 24,000, which was the site where it is believed St. Paul preached to the Ephesians and is used today for a local spring festival.Then continue to House of Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Overnight in Izmir.

Day 4: Izmir - Canakkale

Early departure for Bergama to visit the Acropol with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Canakkale - Istanbul

After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial as well as the war museum. Arrival in Istanbul for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Istanbul

After breakfast at hotel we begin full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. We’ll visit Topkapi Palace; the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Continue to the ancient Roman Hippodrome; the former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. After we visit Hagia Sophia; the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Continue our Sultanahmet tour with the Blue Mosque; famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles and unique with its 6 minarets. And finally we will stop at Grand Covered Bazaar; which is the most attractive shopping centre and the biggest (souk) in the world. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 7: Istanbul

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Ataturk Airport for your international flight.

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last updated - 28 Jan 2015 3:12 PM