Historical Triangle Tour of the Unique 3. - 5 Days

Overview

Enjoy the 5 days Historical Triangle Tour of the Unique 3. package that will take you to explore the 3 Most Popular Travel Destinations in 5 days Istanbul, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. Each destination is the best of its kind.

Discover the highlights of Turkey, starting with Istanbul to immerse yourself in the history of masterpieces. The gates of the most spectacular landmarks are wide open with this Golden Triangle tour covering the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, The Basilica (Underground) Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus, Chora Church, and Spice Market.

Finally, arrive at the Aegean to discover the treasures of the west; Ephesus, Ruins of the Temple of Artemis (Artemision), and Pamukkale (Hierapolis), ending the trip with a quick dip into the beauty secret of Cleopatra.

  • Avoid Crowded Groups, Private Tour Only For You
  • Discover more demands in your limited time
  • Flexibility with & without a tour guide
  • Customizable & All in one price, with no hidden costs
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Istanbul
  • Stroll the ancient streets of Ephesus
  • Take a dip in the ancient pool in Pamukkale

Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.

  • Hot Air Balloon Tour in Pamukkale
  • Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale
  • Bosphorus Boat Tour

Extra Tour Details

Season: Every day departure (All year round)
Departure point: Istanbul Airport
Ending point: Denizli Cardack Airport
Duration:  5 days

Service Basics:

  • Private transfer
  • English Guide
  • BB hotel  3* – 4 * rating

Good to know

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, and shoes
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)
  • Always keep your swimsuit and towel by your hand for the tours
  • Use sunglasses and suncream

Additional Info:

  • Clients must be ready 15 minutes before the exact pickup time given by the tour guide.
  • Please take always all passports with you during the tour.
  • By some problems or delays please contact us directly!

Available Language(s):
• English

Conditions:

Private car service and driver, during the tour times. No private car service is given after the mentioned tour hours.

Trip Highlights

  • Istanbul
  • Pamukkale
  • Hierapolis
  • Ephesus

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Istanbul

Welcome to the airport and private transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, our guide might meet you at the hotel to say welcome and brief you about the tour.

Day 2
Full day Istanbul walking City Tour

After the tour guide welcomes you in your hotel lobby, your Istanbul tour will begin with magnificent Ayasophia. Aya Sophia was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I between 532 and 537 AD as a patriarchal cathedral. In 1453, after Istanbul was taken by the Turks, it was converted into a mosque by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. Ayasophia has the largest marble columns of Byzantine architecture, richly decorated with mosaics. You will also see the Byzantine Hippodrome. This place was famous as the heart of Constantinople and also hosted many political, and sportive events. Among the monuments on the site are the Snake Delphi Column and an Egyptian obelisk from the Temple of Karnak in Luxor. You will also visit one of the most well-known places in the city; the elegant Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque with its six elegant minarets and more than 20.000 blue Iznik tiles, has a magnificent interior design. Then you will take a break for lunch. You will taste traditional, delicious, and healthy Turkish dishes. The next destination is Topkapı Palace. It was once the palace of the Ottoman sultans and now it is home to an extraordinary collection including the tile porcelain, artworks, and brilliant Topkapı Diamond jewelry. After Topkapı Palace, you will discover the famous Grand Bazaar where you can shop. You will be able to buy antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry, and a wide variety of fabrics from the Grand Bazaar with some bargains. And now it’s time to move from Istanbul to Ephesus Ancient City. At the end of the tour, we will go to the Istanbul airport with great memories and enjoy your direct domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, meet your guide and driver and drive straight to Selcuk, where you will check in your hotel for the night.

Day 3
Classical Ephesus Tour

After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and start the tour. The first visit to Ephesus, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of the gems of Western Turkey. Its Odeon Theater, Hadrian Gate, Terrace Houses, and Library of Celsus will amaze you! Drive to Artemision (Temple of Artemis) is listed as one of the ancient wonders of the world.

After a nice local lunch, continue with Selcuk Museum, which was recently renovated, and is now even more stunning. The final visit to the Virgin Mary’s House where Mary is said to spend the last days of her life. After the tour, we drive in the direction of Pamukkale and check-in at your hotel.

Day 4
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Splash the final day of your Historical Triangle Tour of the Unique 3. After picking you up from your hotel in the morning, you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will see the Necropolis (1,200 tombs), the Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, Main Street, the Byzantine Gate, and many ancient ruins here. Next, you will visit natural hot water terraces which contain calcium. The temperature of the water is about 35 degrees. You can see the sparkling travertines next to the ruins of Pamukkale. The water from the hot springs creates an extraordinary effect when it loses carbon dioxide, leaving limestone deposits as it flows down the slopes. After the white calcium layers formed the steps on the plateau, this region was named Pamukkale. After lunch, you can swim in the hotel’s hot red thermal pools. If you wish, you can swim in the ancient Cleopatra pool. (Entrance fee is not included) The Cleopatra Pool is heated by hot springs and underwater is filled with ancient column pieces. These columns, probably part of the Temple of Apollo, offer visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiques today! At the end of our Pamukkale Tour, we are moving towards your hotel in Pamukkale

Day 5
Last day in Pamukkale Visit Laodicea and Kaklik cave, Honaz Waterfalls with drop off at Cardack Airport.

Pick up from your hotel in Pamukkale around 09:30 am. We will visit Laodicea Antique City, Zeus Temple, Theater, Church, Monumental Fountain, Odeon, Imperial Cult, Caracalla Fountain, Syria Avenue, Gymnasium, and Stadium.
After lunch, we will drive to Honaz Waterfall. After that, we will continue to Kaklik Cave where you could find the miniature Pamukkale Travertines. After Kaklik Cave we will drop you off at the airport where your tour ends.

Included and Excluded Services

Included services

  • • Domestic flight ticket from Istanbul to Izmir
  • • All transfers with air-conditioned modern vehicles
  • • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • • Entrance fees to the sites,
  • • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Accommodation in a comfortable 3 star or boutique hotel ( Contact us for an upgrade.)
  • • Transfer from and to the Airport

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
  • • Personal expenses
  • • Entrance for swimming in Cleopatra Pool
  • • Entrance fee for Harem Section in Topkapi Palace.
  • Flights not mentioned in the tour
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For Direct Customers
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Cancellation Policy

The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
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Historical Triangle Tour of the Unique 3.