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Western Turkey Tour

Western Turkey Tour

This 7 days tour covers the jewels of ancient Ionia; Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Pergamon and Aphrodiasias as well. If you are interested in ancient cities & empires this tour is for you.

 

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Day 1 : Welcome to Istanbul

Upon your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, BellaTurca Travel representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name and then you will be transferred to your hotel and take a rest.

  • Overnight in İstanbul
Day 2 : Flight to İzmir & Sirince Village

After breakfast at hotel, check out.

We will transfer you to airport for your İzmir flight.

Upon your arrival to İzmir, BellaTurca Travel representative will welcome you with a sign bearing your name and then you will drive to explore Sirince Village;

It is an impressive village where you can feel traditional Turkish life dated back to the 8th Century. It is believed that when Ephesus was abandoned, some of the Ephesians established the village. There are Orthodox and Catholic Churches as well as Mosque. It is unique location to feel and understand multi culture of Turkey. Some of the houses restored as Boutique hotels, famous with homemade fruit wines, organic food and souvenir shops are interesting. This tour is relaxing and let you to take lovely pictures of different scenery and traditional culture.

  • Overnight in İzmir
  • Breakfast | Lunch
Day 3 : Pergamon & Asclepion

Breakfast at hotel and tour starts

The main function of city was social and cultural as much as it was sacred. Built on a conical hill rising 1,000 feet above the surrounding valley, Pergamon is home to two of the country’s most celebrated archaeological sites: Pergamon’s acropolis and Asclepion are both listed among the top 100 historical sites on the Mediterranean.

We will see the famed library, the terrace of the spectacularly sited hillside theater, the main palace, the Altar of Zeus, and the propylaeum of the Temple of Athena. In the early Christian era, Pergamum’s church was a major center of Christianity and was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.

Then we will drive to Asclepion (Galen born & educated in Pergamon, was the authority of European medicine from the 2nd century until renaissance. He was the founder of the health principles of diet, relaxation, exercise)

Visit the ancient hospital & health center.

End of the tour, back to hotel.

  • Overnight in İzmir
  • Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4 : Ephesus Ancient City & Virgin Marry House

After breakfast at hotel, check out

We first drive to the Virgin Mary’s House where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI. Afterwards, we visit Ephesus which was founded in the eleventh century BC by the Ionians. Strolling through the streets of Ephesus, we see the Fountain of Trajan, the temple of Hadrian and the Library of Celsus to name a few. We also visit the Terrace Houses: A number of living units where the rich and the dignitary of Ephesus with the most beautiful ground mosaics, frescoes, terra cotta pipe lines and private baths. After lunch we will visit St John’s Basilica, believed to be the tomb of the Apostle John, Christ’s beloved disciple. From the basilica, we will be able to look down on the remains of the temple of Artemis. We end the day with our visit to Isa Bey Mosque.

End of the tour, drive to Kusadası

  • Overnight in Kusadası
  • Breakfast | Lunch
Day 5 : Priene – Miletus – Didyma

After breakfast at hotel, start the tour which covers three archaeological sites which are known as the jewels of ancient Ionia.

The tour to starts with Priene, the first grid-system planned city of the ancient World, built on hillside. We will be walking in between the theater, the temple of Athena, the Bouleterium, the Agora, and the Altar of Zeus and Cybele.

Later on departure to Miletus, the home of the Thales (who is according to Herodotus, and Eudemos May 28, BC 585 are assumed to have occurred) has reported forecasted solar eclipse. He has been dealing with astronomy and solstices as one of the first astronomer to calculate in advance. And a principle Ionian city. See the remains of Ancient Miletus, Delphinium, the Nymphanion, the Teather, and the Faustina Baths.

Keep driving to Didyma for lunch, continue to Didyma Apollo Temple to visit its gigantic columns, it is the biggest Oracle Center of ancient Turkey.

End of the tour, back to hotel

  • Overnight in Kusadası
  • Breakfast | Lunch
Day 6 : Aphrodisias

Breakfast at hotel and check out. We will drive to Aphrodisias which is one of the best-preserved ancient city of Turkey, it has been excavated very carefully, once was sculpture center of Ancient world also known as the city of Goddess of love Aphrodite.

We will visit the Tetrapylon, the Stadium, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Bouleterion, the Agora, the Hardian Baths, Theatre, Sebasteion and the Museum.

At the end of the tour, drive to Pamukkale

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Breakfast | Lunch
Day 7 : Pamukkale Travertines & Hierapolis Ancient City

After breakfast at hotel, check out.

We will visit Pamukkale meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine’s, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool.

At the end of the tour, we will drive to Denizli airport for your flight back to İstanbul
Upon your arrival to İstanbul, we will meet you and transfer to your hotel.

If you wish to have a tour, guide for Istanbul, we can arrange it as well.

End of our services.

P.S. This tour is customizable like our other Turkey package tours. You can make your own decision about what to eat for dinners that is why we do not include dinners to the package. But if you want to take your dinners inside of the package we can revise it as well.

  • Breakfast | Lunch
Tour Type Group Size Price
Escorted Private Tour 2 People 1660 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 3 People 1250 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 4 People 1050 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 5 People    915 € per person
Escorted Private Tour 6-7 People   870 € per person

Included Services

Transportation with A/C Luxury vehicles
Domestic flight tickets
Airport transfers
Professional licensed guiding
Accommodations at boutique hotels or 4 and 5 Stars hotels
Breakfasts and lunches as shown on itinerary
Admission fees to museums and others sights.
All taxes

Excluded Services

Dinners
All international flight tickets
Personal expenses
Tips (optional)
Personal travel insurance