Ancient Wonders Tour
+ Day 1 / Istanbul
Welcomed at the airport, you are transferred to your and have free afternoon.
+ Day 2 / Istanbul
Your day begins with a guided tour exploring the ancient city with highlights including the magnificent TOPKAPI PALACE (main residence of Ottoman sultan). SAINT SOPHIA BASILICA, ancient seat of the Byzantine Church built in 537AD and converted to a mosque in 1453. Finally the GRAND BAZAAR with 3,000 exotic indoor-shops. Optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
+ Day 3 / Gallipoli, Troy
Drive along the Marmara Sea Famous WWl sites, across the Dardanelle waterway to Asia, and tour the legendary walls, buildings, and famous wooden horse of Troy. Overnight in Çanakkale.
+ Day 4 / Pergamum, Izmir
Walk the Acropolis of ancient Pergamum. Sights include the altar of Zeus and a famous Roman medical center. We continue south to İzmir for overnight, Homer’s birthplace on the Aegean Sea.
+ Day 5 / Ephesus, St. Mary's House
Tour glorious ruins of Ephesus, capital of Roman Asia Minor, to see the extensive ruins, which include 2,000-year-old marble streets, a huge theater, the library of Celsius, a gymnasium and the temple of Hadrian. In the afternoon, visit the nearby BASILICA OF ST. JOHN as well as the VIRGIN MARY’S STONE COTTAGE. Then transfer to either Kuşadası for the ferry to Samos or to İzmir airport for the flight.