Estambul y Efeso

Duration

5 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Istanbul

Available

April 2020 / March 2021

Cities to visit: Istanbul; Bandirma; Efeso; Kusadasi; Izmir; Bursa

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Day

On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.

09.00hrs.- Istanbul.- A  sightseeing tour  of the city taking in the walls, the Golden Horn, the fishing district, and Taksim. We will skirt round the Topkapi Palace and admire the exterior of Hagia Sophia. On our tour, we will include a  cable car ride up to the Pierre Loti  viewpoint and we will look round the  Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent  (the largest in Istanbul). We find ourselves in a city built in two continents. Views over the Bosphorus, with its huge mosques and ramparts: the city has magnificent sights. The visit is accompanied by a local guide, and lasts about two hours (admission to the monuments is not included).  
Free time. 

19.30 hrs - At the end of the afternoon we will provide a  transfer to the Taksim neighbourhood,  the most commercialised and lively area of ??the city. There will be time to dine in one of its many restaurants, and you can also take the old tram that crosses the area or go to see the nearby Galata Tower. 


Today we include a  boat trip on the Bosphorus t hat will last about two hours. We will undertake the trip on a boat exclusively for Europamundo travellers. The Bosphorus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of ??Marmara, which separates Istanbul into two parts: the European part and the Asian one. We will enjoy seeing the liveliness of the strait with its multitude of boats. We will pass under the two bridges that unite Europe and Asia and we will admire the palaces of the sultans, the typical wooden houses and the Ottoman villas. 

Free time.

Distancia total realizada:  360 km.
 
Paisajes:  Tierras frías en el interior de Anatólia. 
Nota:  La salida de nuestro ferry es muy temprana. No podemos garantizar la prestación de un servicio normal de desayuno (desayuno continental sustitutorio sería dado en el ferry). En ocasiones se toma ferry de Estambul a Yalova (en lugar de Bandirma).
Tomamos ferry rápido para cruzar el mar de Marmara desde Estambul (Yenikapi) hasta las costas de Asia. Los horarios de los ferrys son variables. Normalmente nuestro ferry estará saliendo a las  07:00 hrs  de la mañana (salida del hotel a las 06:00 hrs). Un barco muy moderno nos hace cruzar el mar de Marmara. Duracion de travesía unas dos horas.


09:00 hrs  (variable).-  Bandirma . Llegada y continuación por Anatolia. Bonitos paisajes en la península de Anatolia. Parada en ruta para almorzar.
14:00 hrs.- Éfeso – Llegada.  Nos encontramos en este fantástico complejo de ruinas romanas, la ciudad antigua mejor conservada de Asia Menor; hace 2000 años la ciudad contaba con un cuarto de millón de habitantes. Conocemos  (entradas incluidas) la Basílica de San Juan, la casa de la Virgen María y el impresionante recinto Arqueológico. 


18.00 hrs.- Efeso- Salida. Viajamos hacia la costa del Egeo.
18.30 hrs.- Kusadasi.-  Llegada a esta popular ciudad costera del Egeo con mucha vida comercial, bazares y con pequeño castillo. Tras un tiempo para pasear por el centro nos dirigimos a nuestro hotel donde tenemos la cena incluida.   

Total distance covered:  490 km.
  
Scenery:   Impressive suspension bridges crossing the Marmara Sea and the Bosphorus Strait.

We will make a short visit to  IZMIR  with our guide. We will tour the  church of Saint Policarp , the oldest in Izmir, which reminds us of the importance of this area at the beginning of Christianity (entry tickets included). We will also discover the  Fort of Kadifecale . 

10.00hrs.- Izmir. Departure. We will travel through the interior of Turkey again. There will be a stop en route to have lunch.
15.30hrs.- BURSA , the fourth city of Turkey whose historic centre has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which includes traditional shopping districts, mosques, religious schools, public baths, etc. and its outstanding Green Mosque. 

17.30hrs.- Bursa, departure.
19.45hrs.- Arrival in  ISTANBUL  at the end of the day. 

End of our services.


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