With a reservation, we will meet you up at your requested place hotel or airport.
Day1: Istanbul Sightseeing Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Istanbul Morning City Tour is a half-day guided tour. See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical top landmarks of Istanbul Sultanahmet and cultural sites.
Visit Topkapi Palace :
After the conquest of Istanbul, the construction of Topkapı Palace started in 1460 and was completed in 1478. Topkapı Palace, which has an area of seven thousand square meters, was started to be used with Fatih Sultan Mehmed and it was the place where the Ottoman Empire was ruled for 400 years until the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid.
Visit Hagia Sophia :
6th century of the magnificent Hagia Sophia museum, the historical peninsula's most famous and most visited. Mozaik and our day and age the work's structure where you can admire the dome in size which amazed even human, Blue Mosque and is located a few steps from the Basilica Cistern.
Visit the Blue Mosque :
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque located in İstanbul. Turkey's Historic Centre. A popular tourist site. Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues as a mosque today with men kneeling in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. Construction of the Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was built between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah, and a hospice. Magnificent hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque's interior walls and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque's five main domes, six minarets, and eight secondary domes.
Next stop Hippodrome and Obelisks :
Hippodrome means square for horses. The Hippodrome was built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus towards the end of the 2nc century and it was extended to an immense size by Constantine the Great. Some historians claim that it could seat thirty thousand spectators, while others put the figure at sixty thousand. The main attraction was the two or four-horse chariot races. In Roman and Byzantine times, the Hippodrome served as the city's main meeting, entertainment, and sports center until the 10th century. Also you will see Obelisk of Theodosius, German Fountain at Hippodrome
Shopping opportunity in Grand Covered Bazaar :
The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’ also Buyuk Carsi meaning Grand Market’ in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014 it was listed among world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world. You can buy Carpets and Kilims, Food and Spices, Meerschaum, Antiques, Textiles, Boutique Wares, Pottery, Jewelry.
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night in the evening (20:00pm)
Begin your 3.5-hours Bosphorus dinner cruise with either a coach pickup from your hotel or join your guide at the port. Then, board your festive boat for a sightseeing cruise of the Bosphorus Strait and see the monument-laden European and Asian coastlines. To help you settle in, grab a complimentary drink from the cabin bar, and then pick your favorite viewpoint to gaze out at Istanbul’s stunning monuments.
Continue your evening cruise with traditional Turkish fare and relish unlimited drinks served from your friendly host. See the sample menu on the itinerary. As you sip your drink comfortably, the folklore show will begin.
Enjoy this exciting performance of music and dancing which sheds light on the city’s Anatolian culture. As the show picks up, get ready for classic belly dancing with playful twists and shakes enjoyed by all. Once the show is over, spend the last few minutes admiring the sparkling city as your boat arrives at the port. Next, either head back to your hotel by coach or continue your evening from here at your leisure.
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight Istanbul (23:45 Approximately)
Day2: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Izmir.
Upon your arrival at Izmir airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to Ephesus - approx 1 hour from the airport.
Visit The Virgin Mary's House, Virgin Mary's is believed to have been the last home of Mary.
The house of the Virgin Mary near Bülbül Mountain, near the ancient city of Ephesus, is a sacred place where both Christians and Muslims are most sought after with its historical, cultural and archaeological structure. Pope IV. Every year, Paul visits the House of Virgin Mary, which is declared an official pilgrimage center for the Christian world, to become tens of thousands of Catholic Christian pilgrims. Hz. Mary, the Prophet. In this house, where Jesus is considered and announced as his mother, John is also believed to have spent the last years of his life.
Visit the Ancient City of Ephesus Ephesus is one of the world's finest examples of the ancient classical city.
Ephesus, founded by Alexander the Great's general, has hosted the best urbanization, architecture and religious history representations from the Hellenistic period to the Roman period and from the Roman period to the birth of Christianity and its institutionalization.
Izmir Airport, the tour will be finished at approx. 17.00pm. After your tour in Ephesus, we will transfer you to Izmir airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Istanbul Upon your arrival in Istanbul, we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul.
** The return flight could be to the Istanbul SAW airport if the flights are not available to Istanbul airport on your date.