4 Days Izmir Ephesus and Pergamon Tour
We present you our tour called 4 Days Izmir Ephesus and Pergamon Tour,which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul.
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Tour Style: Small Group Tour.
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Kizlaragasi inn, Clock tower, Kadifekale (Velvet Castle), Elevator, Agora, and Kemeraltı Bazaar. The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary Pergamon Ancient City, Pergamon Museum, Asklepeion,Red Basilica(Kızıl Avlu),
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS TOUR?
Izmir, with its natural beauties, is one of the leading holiday destinations not only in Turkey but also in the world; It promises you a holiday beyond your dreams with its clear sea, sparkling beaches and the sun shining 300 days a year. Ephesus is one of the most chosen destination in Turkey.
Also Ephesus has the most famous ruins of Turkey. Ephesus is the city that hosts the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus is one of the First Seven Churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible.Also it is one the best preserved ancient Greek-Romans city of Turkey.
The House of Virgin Mary was declared a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican in 1961 The Ancient City of Pergamon, one of the most important cultural centers of the Hellenistic period, bears the traces of the Hellenistic period, especially in its libraries, temples, streets, waterways, fountains and cisterns, trade centers, theater and social areas.
We recommend anyone interested in the Hellenistic Period to visit the Ancient City of Pergamon.Also Pergamon was the home of Dr.Galen the founder of pharmacology. The Serapis Temple was converted into a church and was one of the first of the Severn Churches mentioned in the Bible. Pergamon is “throne of Satan,” referred to by St.John in the Book of Revelations..
DAY1: Izmir City Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 05:00 am, and we’ll be on our way to the airport. You will travel towards Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport with a 07:00 flight from Istanbul. After landing at the Izmir Adnan Menderes airport, our transfer staff will meet you. Afterwards, Our İzmir City Tour begins.
We start this tour with the Izmir Clock Tower, which was built in 1901 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ottoman Sultan II.Abdülhamid’s accession to the throne. Afterwards, we will go to place called ‘’Elevator’’ by passing the Dario Moreno street, which is named after the Dario Moreno who is Izmir lover and artist of Jewish origin.
Our next stop is Kemeraltı Bazaar. Kemeraltı was formed by filling the sea coast and opening new residential areas and commercial establishments since 1650-1670.
In addition, Also It is a district and bazaar where commercial activities are high. We will visit another historical place, Agora of Izmir. Founded in the 4th century BC, the Agora was rebuilt with the support of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius after the earthquake in 178 AD. Our last stop is Kadıfekale, which is also a historical place.
When the tour ends at 4 pm.We will take you the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in hotel.
DAY2: Ephesus Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and our Our Tour begins. First,We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary.Afterwards we reach House of Virgin Mary. It is known that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus 4 or 6 years after the death of Jesus.
Second, After The House of Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world.
You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.
The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats.Then We will pass through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Finally, Then we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
End of the tour, we will transfer you to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY3: Free day in Kusadasi
On the Third Day We will let you free.There are options(Diving etc) to do in the center of Kusadasi. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY4: Pergamon Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and We will drive to Pergamon Ancient city. , You will begin your journey to Pergamon. We start our first visit from the Pergamon Ancient City, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014.
Afterwards, we complete our program by visiting the Pergamon Museum and the Asklepeion and go on the return journey. We end the tour about 4pm.
When our tour called 4 Days Izmir Ephesus and Pergamon Tour completed, we will drive back to Istanbul and drop you off your hotel.
- Tours are maximum with 12 people
- If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days.We can also arrange the Turkey Package Tour as a private tour upon your request.
- Please make a note that there will be a short shopping break during the tour where you will have the chance to see and buy some handmade traditional souvenirs, carpets and seramic to take back home according to the tour destinations mentioned.(For our group tours.)You can enjoy your tour hassle free with no shopping stops in private tours.
We will offer you suitable hotels among our contracted hotels.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 3 days accomadation in Kusadasi
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Shuttle and Bus transfers(air-conditioned vehicle)
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 4 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request).
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver