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Istanbul and Ephesus (COK)- 4 Nights & 5 Days

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Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometres southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists.

 

FIXED DEPARTURE COACH TOUR DAY
13th September 2019 Friday

 

FIXED DEPARTURE COACH TOUR DAY
11th October 2019 Friday

 

FIXED DEPARTURE COACH TOUR DAY
08th November 2019 Friday

 

FIXED DEPARTURE COACH TOUR DAY
13th December 2019 Friday

 

Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Day 1

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.


Welcome to Europe!!!.  On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area.


Morning Breakfast, Istanbul. Day 2

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sighseeing tour.Cable car to Pierre Loti viewpoint. Night transfer to Taksim.

 

09.00hrs.- Istanbul.- A sightseeing tour of the city taking in the walls, the Golden Horn, the fishing district, and Taksim. We will skirt round the Topkapi Palace and admire the exterior of Hagia Sophia. On our tour, we will include a cable car ride up to the Pierre Loti viewpoint and we will look round the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent (the largest in Istanbul). We find ourselves in a city built in two continents. Views over the Bosphorus, with its huge mosques and ramparts: the city has magnificent sights. The visit is accompanied by a local guide, and lasts about two hours (admission to the monuments is not included).  

Free time. 

 

19.30 hrs - At the end of the afternoon we will provide a transfer to the Taksim neighbourhood, the most commercialised and lively area of ??the city. There will be time to dine in one of its many restaurants, and you can also take the old tram that crosses the area or go to see the nearby Galata Tower. 


Morning Breakfast, Istanbul. Day 3

Today we include a boat trip on the Bosphorus that will last about two hours. We will undertake the trip on a boat exclusively for Europamundo travellers. The Bosphorus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of ​​Marmara, which separates Istanbul into two parts: the European part and the Asian one. We will enjoy seeing the liveliness of the strait with its multitude of boats. We will pass under the two bridges that unite Europe and Asia and we will admire the palaces of the sultans, the typical wooden houses and the Ottoman villas. 

 

Free time (an optional visit with tickets and lunch inside the Topkapi Palace is available).


MORNING Breakfast, Istanbul- Bandirma- Ephesus- Kusadasi. Day 4

Total distance covered: 360 km. 

Scenery: Cold lands inside Anatólia.

Note: The departure of our ferry is very early. We can not guarantee the availability of a normal breakfast service (a continental breakfast will be given on the ferry). Sometimes, the ferry from Istanbul will bring us to Yalova instead of Bandirna. 

 

We will leave early morning from Istanbul. We will cross the Sea of ??Marmara by the rapid ferry service (variable schedules according to the season and month), and after about a two hour journey, we will arrive at the port of 

 

09.00 hrs.- BANDIRMA (or Yalova according to the timetables) Arrival. We continue our journey through the interior of Turkey. Stop for lunch en route.

 

14.00hrs.- We will arrive in EPHESUS, the best preserved ancient city of Asia Minor; 2000 years ago it had a quarter of a million inhabitants. We will discover the Basilica of Saint John, and then the house of the Virgin Mary and the archaeological site (tickets included). 

 

18.00 hrs- Ephesus departure. We continue on towards the Turquoise Coast.

 

18.30 hrs- Kusadasi- Arrival to this  popular coastal town with a lot of atmosphere, commercial life and a small castle.Free time in the center to enjoy its bazaars and the city. Dinner and accommodation. 


Kusadasi- Izmir- Bursa- Istambul.- Departure Day 5

Total distance covered: 590 km.  

Scenery:  Impressive suspension bridges crossing the Marmara Sea and the Bosphorus Strait.

 

08.00 hrs.- Kusadasi- Departure.

09.30 hrs.- We will make a short visit to IZMIR with our guide. We will tour the church of Saint Policarp, the oldest in Izmir, which reminds us of the importance of this area at the beginning of Christianity (entry tickets included). 

 

10.45hrs.- Izmir. Departure. We will travel through the interior of Turkey again. There will be a stop en route to have lunch.

16.00hrs.- BURSA, the fourth city of Turkey whose historic centre has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which includes traditional shopping districts, mosques, religious schools, public baths, etc. and its outstanding Green Mosque. 

 

18.00hrs.- Bursa, departure.

20.15 hrs.- Arrival in ISTANBUL at the end of the day. 

 

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