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FLAVORS OF THE AEGEAN

6 Days / 5 Nights
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Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus, Kusadadi, Pamukkale and much more...

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From USD 927.23

Guaranteed departures on Tuesdays and Wednesdays all year round, from Istanbul

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What is included in this package

  • 3-night accommodation in Istanbul.
  • Tour through inland Turkey with local English-speaking guides & on Half Board basis.
  • 1-night accommodation in Pamukkale in 4* or 5* hotels.
  • 1-night accommodation in Kusadasi in 4* or 5* hotels.
  • Full-day city tour in Istanbul with an official English-speaking guide and lunch.
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • Air ticket Istanbul-Denizli (15 kg + 8 kg).
  • Air ticket Izmir-Istanbul (15 kg + 8 kg).
  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24/7 emergency phone line.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Local taxes.

Not included & Optionals

  • Personal expenses & Gratuities (optional).
  • International air tickets.
  • Ask for extensions to Greece.
  • Add extra nights in Istanbul by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Access our FAQs section for more information on selected hotel categories and properties.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

Important: Please note that the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is closed on Sundays.

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Package Tour Itinerary: Flavors Of The Aegean

ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
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ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL

After your arrival in the city that was once Byzantium (and later Constantinople), your English-speaking assistant will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in one of our private vehicles.  He will help you with the check-in, inform you about all the details of your trip, offer a brief presentation of the city and its day to day life and answer your questions. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and start enjoying this stunning city.

Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show or enjoy an hour's pampering at the Hamam Cimberlitas.

Greca Tip: You can also head to Ortaköy, the area for upmarket chic, where you will find a strip of stands serving kumpir, Turkey's answer to the jacket potato. Pick your spud and toppings and savor the seaside views while you eat on your feet.

FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR
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FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR

After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel, or the nearest pick-up point, to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia Sophia, Constantinople Racecourse, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores.

At the end of the visit, you may linger some more in the old city, enjoying the amazing atmosphere, and finally you will make your own way to your hotel.

Greca Tip: Visit Camilca Hill on the Asian side of Istanbul and enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.

FROM ISTANBUL TO PAMUKKALE
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FROM ISTANBUL TO PAMUKKALE

After your breakfast you will have the morning free, then in the afternoon, at the agreed time, you will be transferred to the Istanbul airport to depart for the Pamukkale region, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Arrival in Pamukkale and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.

Greca Tip: Take advantage of your free time to take a dip in the thermal pools at the hotel.

PAMUKKALE - EPHESUS - KUSADASI
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PAMUKKALE - EPHESUS - KUSADASI

After breakfast you will visit Hierapolis, an ancient Hellenistic city declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. You will discover the ruins of the Necropolis and the ancient Roman baths as well as the natural park known as "Cotton Castle", which, due to its natural beauty and the properties of its thermal waters, has been attracting visitors since pre-Christian times.

You will enjoy free time for lunch and then you will visit the pilgrimage site of Maryemana, the house of the Virgin Mary and, allegedly, her last resting place. You will continue to Ephesus, the ancient Roman capital of Asia Minor, where Cleopatra, Marc Anthony and the apostle Saint Paul once walked. In Ephesus, you will admire the ruins of the Odeon, the Arch of Hercules, the Library of Celsus, the Greco-Roman Theater as well as the Agora and the Basilica of Saint John. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the hotel, check in, have dinner and rest.

Greca Tip: The word Kusadasi means "Island of the Birds", although cruise ships dominate the scene!

KUSADASI - IZMIR - ISTANBUL
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KUSADASI - IZMIR - ISTANBUL

Early in the morning, after a tasty breakfast, you will head towards Izmir to take the flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day will be free for you to explore the city at your own pace.

Greca Tip: As a going away gift you can look for hand-painted pottery and carpets made in Izmir or clothing in traditional style.  Don't be afraid to haggle as this is a common practice and vendors will expect you to do so for every item.

SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL!
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SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL!

You will enjoy your breakfast and, at the time indicated, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport to board your international flight.

From all of us at Greca, we wish you a safe journey and hope to see you again soon to create more wonderful moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

Have a nice trip! Or as the locals say: "Iyi yolculuklar!"

Greca Tip: If you think that your stay in Istanbul was too short, you can add additional nights at the time of your booking.

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