The Western Dream
MTP-D - The Western Dream
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Meet and assist at Istanbul airport. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Istanbul
Full day city tour including Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.
Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Istanbul / Bursa
Breakfast and departure for Bursa. Visit the Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum, Old Silk Market and Grand Mosque.
Dinner and overnight in Bursa
Day 4: Bursa / Pamukkale
Early breakfast and drive to Pamukkale. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis and the calcium terraces with hot water pools.
Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale
Day 5: Pamukkale / Ephesus / Kusadasi
Departure for Ephesus and visit the ruins of this ancient city. Continue the tour with the last Home of Virgin Mary and Basilica of St. John. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi which is a lovely summer resort town nearby Ephesus.
Day 6: Kusadasi / Izmir / Ayvalik
Breakfast and departure for Izmir to see the third biggest city of Turkey with its Old Bazaar and Mt. Pagus for the lovely view of the bay of Izmir. Continue to Ayvalik and visit the hill where the footprint of the Devil is believed to be.
Dinner and overnight in Ayvalik
Day 7: Ayvalik / Troy / Istanbul
Start the day with the visit to Troy, the city in Homer’s Iliad. Continue to Istanbul by crossing the Dardanelles and following the shore of the Sea of Marmara. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul. .
Day 8: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.