|Duration||8 Days Exclusive Tour Package|
|Visiting Sights||Izmir, Sirince Village, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Didyma, Priene, Miletos, Pamukkale, Bodrum|
|Tour Price||Please Ask|
Exclusive Turkey Aegean Discovery Tour
8 days exclusive Turkey Aegean discovery tour itinerary is great option for exploring Turkey on your vacation. Exclusive package gives you an opportunity to visit historical sights in Aegean coast of Turkey with guided tours and self exploration by car rental.
8 days exclusive discovery package is half relaxing and half historical sightseeing tour. If you do not want to join tours everyday and want a self drive and more freedom, exclusive Turkey Aegean discovery tour is the best holiday programme for your travel type.
Exclusive Turkey Aegean Discovery Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Flight From Istanbul to Izmir – Sirince Village
Fly from Istanbul to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Duration takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. Upon arrival to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. You will be picked up from airport and drive to Sirince Village. It takes 1 hour 10 minutes. Rest of the day and Overnight at hotel in Sirince Village.
Sirince Village : Sirince is a beautiful hill and local village located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the Selcuk town, near Ephesus, in the Aegean hinterland south of Izmir city in Turkey. It is only 30 km away from Kusadasi town. It was settled in the 15th century after Ephesus was abandoned. However the current buildings date back to the 19th century. It was once Cirkince (“ugly”). Indeed its habitants gave this name on purpose as they did not want to be bothered by foreigners nor to share the beauty of their village. Still after years, visitors understood that the village was not ugly at all and called it Sirince (“pretty”). As the village is located on the top of a mountain, anyone will enjoy the impressive wine yards’ and peach trees’ views on his way. Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turk-Greek culture. Şirince acquired world-wide fame when tourists flocked to the village in December 2012 to witness the Mayan Apocalypse, as New Age mystics believed its “positive energy” would aid in weathering the catastrophe, during the 2012 phenomenon.
Day 2 : Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour
Breakfast at hotel. You will be picked up from the hotel in Sirince Village and drive to Ephesus Ancient City. You will have fully guided Ephesus & Virgin Mary House Tour.
We will start to visit celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Then drive Isa Bey Mosque, After visiting Isabey Mosque, stop in a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon will visit the Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary (Virgin Mary House), it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Then visit Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World.
At the end of the tour, return back to hotel. Overnight in Sirince Village.
Day 3 : Priene – Miletos & Didyma Tour – Kusadasi
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel in sirince Village. Pick up from the hotel for fully guided Priene – Miletos & Didyma Tour.Drive to Priene Ancient City. We will visit the theater, the temple of Athena, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele. After visiting Priene, we will have lunch in one of the local restaurant in the area. Afterwards, drive to Didyma Ancient City, Visiting Temple Of the Apollon which was the biggest Oracle Center of ancient Turkey. Our last stop will be at Miletus Ancient City, established on the sea shore at that period.Also it was knowen Thales’s home. The city was destroyed by the Persians in 5th century BC.
At the end of the tour, Return to Kusadasi. Check into hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 : Self Exploration in Kusadasi
Breakfast at hotel. Relaxing Day in Kusadasi. Overnight at hotel in Kusadasi.
Kusadasi : Kusadasi, which means “bird island”, is set in a superb gulf in the Aegean region of Turkey and is known for its turquoise sparkling water of the Sea, broad sandy beaches, bright sun and large marina with a capacity for 600 boats. A glorious ancient city stands beside it, Ephesus with hundreds of thousands of visitors from tours each year. People have lived in the Kusadasi area since 3000BC when the Leleges people settled here. They were followed by the Aeolians in the 11th century BC, and the Ionians in the 9th. Kusadasi has been a port town for well over two thousand years, and though it started out small, it became more important when the original harbour at Ephesus dried up. In later years both the Lydians and Persians lived here until Alexander the Great conquered in 334BC and the Hellenistic people took over. Kusadasi’s colourful history does not end there though as several other great civilisations have also called this place home – the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians, and the Genoese. Later it was the Ottomans and the Turks who built most of what you see here today.
Day 5 : Kusadasi – Pamukkale – Bodrum (Self Drive After Pamukkale)
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel. You will be picked up from the hotel in Kusadasi and join to the group. Drive to Pamukkale for fully guided Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City Tour.
You will see the Cotton Cilifts. Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calceus waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumple down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis.
** Swimming in ancient spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suites with you.
At the end of the Pamukkale tour, we will give you rent a car.
Drive from Pamukkale to Bodrum. Rent A Car. Upon arrival to Bodrum. Check into hotel. Overnight in Bodrum.
You will have a car from Pamukkale untill Antalya. You will do Self Exploring with your car in the towns and on the ways. You will be more flexible and you will decide when to go and how long you like to spend in the towns. Your hotel rooms will reserved under your names in the towns. If you like that you can do late checkin to the hotels as well. That means you will spend your time as you wish.
Day 6 : Rent A Car & Self Exploration in Bodrum
Breakfast at hotel. Today is your free day to relax and self exploration in Kusadasi. Overnight at hotel in Bodrum.
Bodrum : Bodrum is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, the location of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (built after 353 BCE) – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, the ancient monument was destroyed by earthquakes in the Middle Ages – some of the remnants can be seen in London’s British Museum.
Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city – where there are discernable fragments everywhere in the town -and a playground for rich Turks and an array of foreign visitors. It is one of the centres of the Turkish Tourist industry and is the market town for the Bodrum Peninsula which consists of a number of towns and villages nestling on the edge of the Coast.
Day 7 : Rent A Car & Self Exploration in Bodrum
Breakfast at hotel. Today is your free day to relax and self exploration in Bodrum. Overnight at hotel in Bodrum.
Day 8 : Rent A Car & Bodrum – Istanbul (Self Exploration)
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel in Bodrum. Today is your free day to relax and self exploration in Bodrum.
Note: Your rent a car will finished at 17:00 pm. You deliver the car at the hotel at 17:00 in Bodrum.
You will fly from Bodrum to Istanbul.
(Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to avalibility)
Upon arrival to Istanbul airport. Your exclusive Turkey Aegean discovery tour itinerary ends.
All tranportations as mentioned in programme
Accomodation with breakfast in the programme
Priene – Miletos & Didyma Tour
Car Rental as mention in the programme
Ephesus Guided Tour with lunch
All entrance fees to the archaeological sites in the programme
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
Parking fees and Road tolls
Meals as mentioned in programme
Drinks at the lunches
Entrance to Thermal Pool
Lunch on free days.
Gasoline for Car Rental
Car Rental parking fees
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you’re not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available