Tours


 

LEGENDARY EPHESUS & HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY TOURS:

15 October 2024 / 16 October 2024 (Half Day *Ephesus Museum is Excluded) / 21 October 2024 (3 Departures)

In the morning, at 09:00, departure from your hotel for the visit of the site of the grandiose Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most beautiful cities and rich in history of the ancient world. The city was home to the Artemision, dedicated to the worship of Artemis, received Saint Paul, Saint John, two councils of nascent Catholicism. You will stroll along the Marble Street to see the Agora, the Odeon, the Nympheaum of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian; you will walk past the Roman villas and continue to the Celsius Library and the Theatre where St Paul preached.

After the discover of the Ephesus, at the lunch, we will taste typical turlkish local meals at unique open-air locomotive museum of Turkey, located next to Ephesus. After, you will also visit the House of the Virgin Mary which has been designated by the Vatican as a place of pilgrimage and which is located in a remote setting in the heights of Ephesus. We visit Ephesus Museum artefacts As the museum exhibits mostly the finds of the ancient city, instead of a chronological and typological presentation, the relics are grouped according to where they were excavated.

Among the most famous sculptures are the two big Artemises, The Head of Eros, Eros with Dolphin and the Head of Socrates.

Back to Izmir at the end of the day around 17:00


Price: 135€ (Half Day Price on 16 October is 120€) (valid only for minimum 10 participants)

 

Prices Included: 

  • All Transportations with comfortable vehicle

  • Professional English speaking tourist guide service

  • Typical turkish lunch
  • All museums & cities entrances fees

Prices Not-Included: 

  • Beverages during the lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE PRE TOUR

13 - 16 October 2024 İstanbul - Troya - Pergamon - İzmir Tour (3 Nights)

 

October 13th 2024: Private transfers from Istanbul Airports to the hotel located very near old city. Diner at hotel.

October 14th 2024 / İstanbul: After breakfeast depart from our hotel at 09:00 to discover Old City of Istanbul, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where once chariots ran and thousands of Byzantines cheered them. Some of the important monuments of the Hippodrome are; Egyptian Obelisk dating back to 16th century BC, Serpentine Column from 5th century BC, and the Stone Obelisk erected in 10th century A.D. Then visit the Blue Mosque built in the 17th century famous for its six minarets and beautiful Iznik tiles as interior decoration. It's still in use and is the most important mosque in Istanbul. Afterwards visit Hagia Sophia, glory of the Byzantine Empire, built in the 6th century and houses magnificent gold-leafed mosaics. The Church was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in the 15th century, then into a museum after the Republic, and then into mosque again in July 2020. After a lunch break, visit Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans located on a hilltop dominating the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Today, it's a museum where precious displays such as Sultan's costumes and Treasury can be visited. At the end visit to the world famous Grand Bazaar for your shopping of traditional goods. Transfer back to our hotel at the end of the day. Diner at hotel. (OPTIONAL Bosphorus by Night Cruise Tour)

October 15th 2024 / Troy: After breakfeast check-out from hotel and departure to Dardanelles. Lunch on arrival at Canakkale. Then we visit legendary Archaeeological Site of Troy, UNESCO World Heritage Site, a city which existed over 4.000 years, city of Priam and Hector. Troy appeared in Greek and Latin literature. Homer first mentioned story of Troy in his Iliad and Odyssey. Later, it became the most popular subject in Greek drama. Next we will visit the Trojan Museum, located right next to the ancient city. The life of Troy and its cultures, which left their mark in the Troas Region, which went down in history with Homer's Iliad Epic, and its archeological history are told through the artifacts unearthed from the excavations. Diner and overnight in Çanakkale.

October 16th 2024 Troy / Pergamon / Izmir: After breakfeast check-out from hotel and departure to Pergamon. We visit this great civilization dating back to the 4th century BC. located in a large valley. After lunch departure to Izmir, Arrive to Izmir around 17:00 and check in to your congress hotel.

Price: 880€ (PP in Double Room) - (125€ Single Supp.) (valid only for minimum 25 participants)

* Prices are subject to change in case of increases about government & accommodation taxes

 

Prices Included: 

  • Half Board accomodations 2 Nights at Istanbul and 1 Night at Troy in 4 Stars Hotels

  • All lunches and diners

  • Private transfers from İstanbul Airport to Hotel

  • All Transportations with comfortable vehicle

  • Professional English speaking tourist guide service throughout

  • All mentioned museums entrances fees

Prices Not-Included: 

  • Beverages during the lunches and dinners
  • Optional Bosphorus Cruse Tour in İstanbul
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
 

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE POST TOUR 

21 - 24 October İzmir - Pamukkale - Cappadocia Tour (3 Nights)

 

October 21th 2024 / Izmir Afrodisias - Pamukkale: After breakfeast departure from our hotel in the morning, at 08:30. Proceed to Aphrodisias, UNESCO World Heritage City and then visit the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, visiting also stadium, one of the best preserved of antiquity and theater. After The lunch, continue to Hierapolis, classified UNESCO World Heritage and visit this antique city's Roman and early Christian relics with the largest Necropolis in Asia Minor, and Pamukkale's thermal natural pools. Possibility to use thermal pool of your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


October 22th 2024 / Pamukkale Konya - Cappadocia: After breakfast, depart for Konya to visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, Sufi mystic, founder of The Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervish, known by name in the world) belief emphasize the importance of divine love, forgiving, and leaving one's personal desires behind to be spiritually reborn as a human being and receive God's beneficence. After lunch depart to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


October 23th 2024 / Cappadocia: (Optional Hot Air Baloon Tour) After breakfeast, full day visit of this extraordinary region, classified UNESCO World Heritage. Today you'll visit Kaymakli (or Derinkuyu) underground city carved like a maze by early Christians escaping from persecutions. The Goreme Valley, famous for its rock churches with incredible Byzantine frescoes. The Pasabag Valley reminding a lunar surface with its panorama and typical formations of "fairy chimneys". Lunch during visits. Uchisar valley, with rock houses and a natural citadel. Avanos village, which has the longest river of Turkey passing through and thus making this small town an attraction for its pottery and other handicrafts. Diner and overnight in your hotel. (Optional local dinner folklore show at Troglodit restaurant) October 24th 2024 Cappadocia - Airports : (Optional Hot Air Baloon Tour), Private transfers to Kayseri and Nevsehir Airports.


October 24th 2024 / Cappadocia - Airports: (Optional Hot Air Baloon Tour), Private transfers to Kayseri and Nevsehir Airports.

 

Price: 675€ (PP in Double Room) - (80€ Single Supp.) (valid only for minimum 25 participants)

* Prices are subject to change in case of increases about government & accommodation taxes

Prices Included: 

  • Half Board accomodations 1 Night at Pamukkale Star Hotel and 1 Night at Cappadocia in 5 Star Hotel.

  • All lunches and diners.

  • Private transfers From Cappadocia Airport to Kayseri and Nevsehir Airports

  • All Transportations with comfortable vehicle

  • Professional English speaking tourist guide service throughout

  • All mentioned museums entrances fees

Prices Not-Included: 

  • Beverages during the lunches and dinners
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour & Local Dinner Folklore Show at Troglodit restaurant
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION: 

12 - 16 October İzmir - Pamukkale - Cappadocia Tour (Stay 4 nights and visit the Seven Churches of Revelation)

 

October 12th 2024: Arrive at İzmir Airport - Meet and transfer to your hotel. Smyrna Agora if time permits.

October 13th 2024: Pergamum Acropolis & Thyatira.Overnight in İzmir

October 14th 2024: Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea. Overnight in Pamukkale.

October 15th 2024: Ephesus, Basilica of St. John. Overnight in İzmir.

October 16th 2024: Breakfast at the hotel. End of the tour.


Price: 880€ (PP in Double Room) - (270€ Single Supp.) (valid only for minimum 25 participants)

Prices Included: 

■ 2 Nights at Kordon Cankaya Hotel in İzmir or similar

■ 1 Night at Doga Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale or simiar

■ 1 Night at Kordon Cankaya Hotel in İzmir or similar

■ Daily breakfasts and 4 dinners at the hotels

■ Arrival and departure airport transfers

■ Sightseeing as per the itinerary

■ English Speaking Licensed tour guide

■ All entrance fees to the sites and museums

■ All   transportation by Minibus or Bus

■ Service charges and local taxes

 

Prices Not-Included: 

All flights

■ Lunches and drinks

■ Turkish Visa Fee to be obtained online before arrival

■ Tips to tour guide and driver

DISCOVER THE ESSENCE OF URLA: WINE TASTING TOUR

19 October 2024 

Welcome to Urla, a charming town nestled in the heart of the Izmir Province of Turkey. Immerse yourself in the rich history and unique flavors of Urla wines with our exclusive wine-tasting tour. Explore the picturesque vineyards, meet passionate winemakers, and savor the distinctive characteristics of indigenous grape varieties..

URLA VINEYARDS TOUR: İzmir - Urla - İzmir

The history of viticulture in the Urla region dates back to ancient times, as the area has a rich tradition of winemaking. In the recent years, there has been revival of interest in the indigenous grape varieties and winemaking practices of Urla region.

Urla wines encompass a range of styles, from crisp and refreshing whites to robust and structured reds. The terroir of the region, influenced by Aegean Sea and surroundşing landscape, imparts unique characteristics to  the wines.

Urla Wines have received recognition in both national and international competitions. The quality of the wines, coupled with unique character of the indigenous grape varieties, has contributed to the region's growing reputation in the world of wine.

The Enchanting Expierience

Following our morning gathering at the designated meeting spot, we enjoy a surprise breakfast before heading towards Urla to commence our first tasting session and tour thc vineyard and wincry production facility.

Following the tour of the vineyard and production facility, as well as the tasting session at the first winery, we head to our second destination where we plan to enjoy our lunch as well.

After tasting wines wines at our second destination and enjoying a lunch paired with wine, wc explore the

vineyard and production facility. Then, we make our way to the winery for the third and final tasting of the day.

Following a tour of both the vineyard and production facility, as well as a tasting session at our winery, which marks the final stop of the day, we head back to Izmir.


Price: 125€ (PP)

Thematic Tours  12 - 16 October 2024 or 22 - 26 October 2024

Historical Anzac Gallipoli Tour (For Groups Only)

 

Enjoy a moving tour of Gallipoli’s World War I battlefields. ANZAC Cove, Brighton Beach and the Turkish trenches, Beach Cemetery, Ari Burnu Cemetery, and the Lone Pine Australian Memorial.

 

Cappadocia Grand Tour with Domestic Flights (For Groups Only)

 

Göreme views, Göreme Open-Air Museum, Monks Valley (Pasabag), Devrent Valley, Pigeon Valley, and a po[ery demo in Avanos.


 

Istanbul Imperial Tour with Domestic Flights (For Groups Only) 

Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Cariye Museum, Hippodrome Square, Egyptian Bazaar

 

 

Details and quotations will be determined upon request.

Special Promo for groups with more than 35 participants from the same country: 10 % Discount from the Pre and Post Tours Prices…