tour visits some of Turkey's most famous historical sites:
the fascinating city of Istanbul, the impressive ruins
of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, and the white mineral pools
Begin in Istanbul. Stay at the Hotel in Sultanahmet..
During flexible private touring with your own guide,
visit sights such as the Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque,
Topkapi Palace and the beautiful tiles in its Harem,
ancient underground cisterns, and Istanbul's Spice Market.
Also, take a cruise on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating
old Istanbul from new, Europe from Asia.
fly to Izmir, the base for exploring the magnificent
Greek and Roman ruins in Aphrodisias and Ephesus, the
former terminus of the Royal Road to Babylon. Also see
the mineral pools and ruins in the ancient thermal spa
of Pamukkale. Conclude with two more nights in Istanbul
to explore the city's most fashionable local neighborhoods,
and to shop for carpets and kilim, jewelry, glass, textiles
and antiques at the Grand Bazaar.