Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul
Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul
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On our Pearls of Aegean Tour, travel through Kusadasi, Ephesus, to Canakkale on along the Aegean Sea investigating churches, museums, and archeological sites of the Romans & Greeks. Discover the famous Troy and explore exotic Istanbul as well as archaeological wonders of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace  dating from ancient Greece to the Ottoman Empire.
Day 1 - Saturday Depart US
Depart United States for Izmir, Turkey on Turkish Airlines
Day 2 - Sunday Arrive in Kusadasi
Upon your arrival in Izmir, you will be met by a Troy Tours representative and transferred to Kismet Hotel in Kusadasi, the jewel of Turkey's Aegean Coast.

Meals: None included
Day 3 - Monday Kusadasi (Ephesus)
After breakfast, drive to Selcuk Museum featuring important artifacts found at the Ephesus. Short distance away is the Ancient Ephesus, once the main harbor on the Aegean, now known for its spectacular antiquities and ruins. See the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, Gate of Hercules, Greek Theater, and other temples, baths, and colonnaded streets. Return to your hotel enroute see the piles of Turkish carpets and colorful kilims at a weaving center.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 - Tuesday Kusadasi – Pergamum - Assos
After breakfast, drive north along Aegean Sea to quaint small fishing village Assos. You will visit Pergamum enroute the capital of the Attalid Kingdom. Ride a cable car to the upper city to take in the ruins of the Acropolis: agoras, temples, palaces, and library. In the lower city, visit the Asclepion, a sanctuary and healing center dedicated to the god Asclepius.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5 - Wednesday Assos – Troy – Cross Dardanelles - Istanbul
After breakfast, explore the site of the ancient city of Troy, whose 3,400-year history spans nine superimposed settlements. Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad, immortalized this glorious city. Cross Dardanelles continue to Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday Istanbul
After breakfast visit the Blue Mosque, built in only 7 years by order of Sultan Ahmet I in 1609. It gets its name from the blue Iznik tiles that cover the inside. Stroll through Topkapi Palace, with its impressive displays of jewelry, porcelain, clocks, miniatures, textiles, and religious artifacts. "Topkapi" means "Gate of the Cannon" for the Byzantine arsenal once situated where the Palace now stands. Visit St. Sophia, the Christian masterpiece whose construction was presided over by the Emperor Justinian. The day's tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, a shopper's delight with more than 4000 shops from which to choose.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 - Friday Istanbul
Full day at your leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Day 8 - Saturday Istanbul to US
Your tour ends today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your flight home 

Meals: Breakfast
Kusadasi - Nisanyan Houses


Kismet Hotel

A unique hotel near Ephesus, Turkey Nisanyan House is considered one of Turkey's finest hotels, yet it is a simple and friendly sort of place. It offers you beauty and peace, even a certain degree of elegance. The grounds are extensive, but they make you feel you own the place by yourself. Set in a remote rural village, it is only ten minutes from Ephesus, one of Turkey's top tourist destinations. It probably serves the best food within 100 miles, though you'd think it is mom and pop cooking. It has the most intricately detailed decor of any hotel in the country, yet it all feels perfectly spontaneous and casual.




Pergamum - Manici Kasri


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This authentic hotel is situated on the hillside of Mount Ida. Manici Kasri offers a private beach area only 2.8 miles away and spacious rooms with a fireplace, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Each room of Manici feature unique design with its colour scheme and decorations. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and pine forests can be enjoyed in all rooms. The gourmet restaurant serves regional cuisine with ingredients such as eggs, cheese, olives and honey, provided from local villages. There are also 2 cafes within the hotel, featuring views of the forests around.

Manici Kasri offers a private lounge deck over the Aegean Sea equipped with sun loungers and parasols.




Hotellino - Istanbul


Kismet Hotel The charming and stylish Hotellino Istanbul located on a quiet street in Sirkeci offers well-equipped rooms and is a short walk from Haghia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Galata Bridge, and the Grand Bazaar. This beautifully decorated hotel offers excellent service and its staff is always ready to advise guests on restaurants, cafes, sights and happenings in the city. This smoke-free property offers 23 rooms with satellite television, air conditioning, pillowtop mattresses, direct-dial phones, and high-speed internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, and phones.



 International air on Turkish Airlines

 2 Domestic flights in Turkey

 6 Nights accommodations

 Daily Buffet Breakfast and 2 Lunches at local restaurants including soft drinks and tea

 Private guide from day-two one to day-six

 All sightseeing as indicated with lectures from your guide

 Entrance fees to the venues

 Private Luxury van transportation with an experienced local driver
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    • February 09 2019
      New York - JFK
      $ 1999
      Boston - BOS
      $ 1999
      Washington - IAD
      $ 2099
      Chicago - ORD
      $ 2199
      Houston - IAH
      $ 2299
      Los Angeles - LAX
      $ 2399
      San Francisco - SFO
      $ 2399
    • March 16 2019
      New York - JFK
      $ 2199
      Boston - BOS
      $ 2199
      Washington - IAD
      $ 2299
      Chicago - ORD
      $ 2399
      Houston - IAH
      $ 2499
      Los Angeles - LAX
      $ 2599
      San Francisco - SFO
      $ 2599
    • May 04 2019
      New York - JFK
      $ 2299
      Boston - BOS
      $ 2299
      Washington - IAD
      $ 2399
      Chicago - ORD
      $ 2499
      Houston - IAH
      $ 2599
      Los Angeles - LAX
      $ 2699
      San Francisco - SFO
      $ 2699
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5.0 stars

5 / 5 Ratings 4 Reviews

  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    Fabulous tour. Rearranged our itinerary so we spent a leisurely afternoon at our hotel - the Tusan Hotel - which was fabulous. The tour guide Murat was professional, knowledgeable and good fun. A great way to experience this very moving places. Highly recommended
  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    “Pearls of Aegean” is an excellent Tour of the Aegean Coast of Turkey. We visited Turkey July 2014 with 2 other coupes. We had a very knowledgeable guide with a commending English. She was a graduate of the Istanbul University History Department. She was very personable and patient. Our driver Mehmet was very careful driver. The vehicle was in meticulous shape every day. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Troy, Pergamum, and Ephesus. In fact: these are the gems of the Aegean. We strongly recommend Troy Tours. They really took care of us. We enjoyed visiting Turkey and planning to go back in the future to visit Eastern Turkey.
  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    we visited Turkey May 2014. The tour was fantastic and it was a history buffs dream come true. Our guide Erkal was really informative and helpful and Turkey is now in our hearts and we cannot wait to return. Everyone should go to Turkey and this is a great introductory tour of the Western Turkey.
  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    This was a fabulous tour, the tour guide was great (Erkal) We saw lots of amazing places and stayed in nice hotels It was only a small group of people , so lots of friendships were formed Highly recommended, as Turkey has a lot to offer Visited Jan 2014
5.0 stars

5 / 5 Ratings 4 Reviews

  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    Fabulous tour. Rearranged our itinerary so we spent a leisurely afternoon at our hotel - the Tusan Hotel - which was fabulous. The tour guide Murat was professional, knowledgeable and good fun. A great way to experience this very moving places. Highly recommended
  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    “Pearls of Aegean” is an excellent Tour of the Aegean Coast of Turkey. We visited Turkey July 2014 with 2 other coupes. We had a very knowledgeable guide with a commending English. She was a graduate of the Istanbul University History Department. She was very personable and patient. Our driver Mehmet was very careful driver. The vehicle was in meticulous shape every day. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Troy, Pergamum, and Ephesus. In fact: these are the gems of the Aegean. We strongly recommend Troy Tours. They really took care of us. We enjoyed visiting Turkey and planning to go back in the future to visit Eastern Turkey.
  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    we visited Turkey May 2014. The tour was fantastic and it was a history buffs dream come true. Our guide Erkal was really informative and helpful and Turkey is now in our hearts and we cannot wait to return. Everyone should go to Turkey and this is a great introductory tour of the Western Turkey.
  • Pearls of Aegean Ephesus Pergamum Troy and Istanbul

    Rating:5


    This was a fabulous tour, the tour guide was great (Erkal) We saw lots of amazing places and stayed in nice hotels It was only a small group of people , so lots of friendships were formed Highly recommended, as Turkey has a lot to offer Visited Jan 2014