Istanbul & The Aegean

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7 Nights
10 places to visit
Included Travel
Tour Overview

Explore the bustling and historic city of Istanbul

Explore the historic temples and sites of Troy, Pergamum, Aphrodisias & Ephesus

Marvel at the natural wonders of Pamukkale 




Home - Istanbul

Upon arrival to Istanbul International airport, you will be met by a Soliman Travel representative. Private transfer to your hotel for a 2 nights stay. After some rest, transfer to the pier for a cruise down the Bosphorus River, crossing between Europe and Asia.

Overnight in Istanbul


Istanbul city tour

After breakfast, depart for a full day classic tour of Istanbul. Visit the Hippodrome, the former centre of sporting and political activities of Constantinople and then the spectacular Blue Mosque, dating back to the 17th Century. Continue on to the magnificent and famous byzantine cathedral, Hagia Sophia. Tour the Topkapi Palace, the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled and end the day exploring and shopping in the Grand Bazaar.

Overnight in Istanbul


Istanbul - Troy - Canakkale

Visit legendary Troy

After breakfast, transfer by land to Troy located in the Northwest of Anatolia and close to Mount Ida. This city is best known for being the focus of the Trojan War described in Homer's Iliad.  Visit the archiealogical site of this 5,000-year old city, scene of the legendary Fall of Troy during the Trojan War. Drive back to your hotel in Canakkale. 

Overnight in Canakkale


 Canakkale - Pergamum - Izmir

Discover the archaeological site at Pergamum

After breakfast, drive to Pergamum, once a great centre of culture. Explore the Arcopolis, visiting the Theatre, the Temples of Trajan and Dionysus, the Altar of Zeus, the Sanctuary of Demeter and the Agora. End the tour visiting the Asclepion, dedicated to the God of Health. Drive to your hotel in Izmir.


Overnight in Izmir

Day 5

Izmir - Pamukkale

Explore wonderful Pamukkale

Begin the day, with a visit to the stunning natural travertine pools of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site . Then, visit the Roman city of Hierapolis with its Apollo Temple competing with Delphi, the monumental Nympheum, its 4th century Basilica and Necropolis. 


Overnight in Pamukkale

 day 6

Pamukkale - Aphrodisias - Kusadasi

See the ancient city of Aphrodisias

After breakfast, drive to the ancient city of Aphrodisias, one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey. Famous for its sanctuary of Aphrodite, the city enjoyed a long and prosperous existence between 1st century BC and 6th Century AD. After the tour, drive to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 7

Kusadasi - Selcuk and Ephesus - Kusadasi

Tour Ephesus

Drive to Selcuk to visit the world famous ancient city of Ephesus, which was once the commercial centre of the world. The ruins include a theatre, agora, baths, Temple dedicated to Hadrian and the library of Celcius. Visit the house of the Virgin Mary built on Mount Koressos.

Overnight in Kusadasi

day 8

Izmir - Home

After breakfast, drive to Izmir Airport for your international flight home.


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