A mini-trip to discover the highlights of the Aegean region : Ephesus, Pamukkale, Priene-Miletos-Didyma
Upon landing at the airport of Izmir, meet with your tour guide and proceed - with the group - to Ephesus and area and visit the Shrine of Virgin Mary, the archaeological site of Ephesus and the Artemision, temple dedicated to Artemis/Diana.
After lunch, we will shown and explained everything about a typical and century old Turkish craft : carpet weaving.
At the end of the tour, transfer to your hotel in Kusaasi, free evening and overnight
If today is a Wednesday, you will join a group excursion to three important archaeological sites : Priene, Miletos and Didyma.
Otherwise this tour will be organized on a private basis.
Please note that the access to the site of Priene starts with a tough ascension of antique - irregular - stairs. People with mobility difficulties are kindly invited not to visit this site.
The access to Miletos and Didyma is very easy and comfortable.
Return to Kusadasi for overnight.
For this third day, we will tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
If you wish to swim in the antique pool aka the Cleopatra Pool, don't forget your swimming suits.
Return to Kusadasi for overnight.
For those who have less time, rather than returning to Kusaasi, a transfer to the Denizli airport - from where they can fly to Istanbul - can be organized.
Time at leisure till the transfer to the Izmir airport :
- Meeting 2 hours prior to take-off for domestic flights,
- Meeting 3 hours prior to take-off for international flights,
- All accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis in 4* or boutique hotels
- All pick-up services
- All excursions – on group basis (unless otherwise specified in the program), with English speaking tour guide, entrance fees and lunch included
- If/when mentioned in a program, intercity bus tickets
- Visa fee to enter Turkey which can be obtained online at www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
- Drinks and any other personal expenses
- Personal travel insurances (theft, loss of belongings, cancellation, health...)
- International and domestic flights
- Any other service which has not been stated as included above or in the program description
329,- EUR per person
Price may change depending the period of the year and number of passengers.
This proposed tour is a typical round trip yet it can be revised as per your interests, wishes, budget... Due to closure days of some monuments and/or air schedules the program may need to be re-arranged accordingly. Prices will be revised according to the requested services The price quote fr this typical tour is based on a party of 4 adults sharing two double rooms. Possible extras : - All services on private basis - Extra tours in the evening (folklore shows, dinner cruises, Whirling Dervishes ceremonies... - Higher hotel category - Other choice of tours - Single use rooms and/or additional beds - Guidance in other language than English (depending the language, a supplement may be charged) - Replace the organized daily tours by a rental car - Private driver during the complete program (no air tickets needed then) General Comments : - On the day by day description, the included meals will be indicated as per below : B = Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner (Example : B,L,D) - For further information about this program, please contact us using the request for below - For bigger parties or groups, please contact us for your quotation.
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.