Formalities For Private Yacht Owners: Yachts require a Transit Log and may remain in Turkish waters for up to two years maintenance or for wintering. There are certain ports licensed by the Ministry of Tourist the storage of yachts for a period of two to five years. For further information and regulations contact the marina concerned. Upon arriving in Turkish waters, yachts should immediately go for control of the ship to the nearest port of entry which are as follows: İskenderun, Botaş (Adana), Mersin, Taşucu, Anamur, Alanya, Antalya, Kemer, Finike, Kaş, Fethiye, Marmaris, Datça, Bodrum, Güllük Didim, Kuşadası, Çeşme, İzmir, Dikili, Ayvalık, Akçay, Çanakkale, Bandırma, Tekirdağ, İstanbul, Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.
Istanbul & Western Turkey Tours (6 Days - 5 Nights)
DAY 1: Istanbul - Izmir by plane: Arrival to Istanbul, meet at airport, transfer to domestic part of airport and we take flight to İzmir at 08:00am. Our plane land to Izmir Airport where get our bus and depart to Pamukkale. Arrival to Pamukkale is built near the natural hot springs, the grand city of Hierapolis and attracts a steady stream of pilgrims, who come to bath in the curative waters. At Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) nature has produced a sight of spectacular beauty. For thousands of years an underground spring located deep in the earth has been pouring out streams of hot mineral-saturated water. As it flowed down the mountainside the steaming water has hollowed enormous circular basins in the earth, and their rich mineral content has coated them in a smooth layer of dazzlingly-white calcerous rock. To the ancients such beauty could only mean that the place was holy to the gods. The Pamukkale hot springs flow at a rate of 500 litres per second. With the potential facilities of about 72,000 bath-days and 72,000 beds on the basis of 600 litres per person/day/bath/. Upon arrival we visit to Hierapolis antique city, then mini walking tour on warm white travertennes given free time. We transfer to our hotel, C/in session follows we have free time untill open buffet dinner enjoy your thermal indoor warm pool. Dinner and ON in Pamukkale (L,D)
DAY 2: Selcuk-Ephesus -Kusadasi: Early morning at 8:00am we have depart to Kusadasi. Arrival at 10:30 then we visit to Ephesus. Ephesus the impressive archaeological site in Turkey. Visit the Odeon, the Marble Street where St. Paul walked and held daily discussions here. The Temple of Diana, the Seven Wonders of the World, the Celcius Library, the Temple of Hadrian and the Great Theatre. Also visit to House of Virgin Mary House at Mt. Solmissos. We drive to Kusadasi and ON at our hotel (B,L,D) ON
DAY 3: Izmir-Pergamon-Canakkale: Breakfast and Depart to Pergamon ancient city, to Pergamon Acropolis, visit Athena and Trojan Temples - Temple of Zeus - Temple of Dionysus - Gymnasium of Youth - Odeon - Library - Agora - Great Theatre - and Roman Bath. Drive to Canakkale, Arrival our hotel and C/in. Dinner at your to hotel. (B,L,D) ON
DAY 4: Troy-Canakkale-Istanbul: Breakfast and visit the ancient city of Troy and famous Trojan Horse, Legendary Troy which we have all the information from a book called Illiad written by Homer around the 6th century BC. Afternoon we take ferry to pass dardanelles to European part of Canakkale. Drive to Istanbul, arrival and C/in to Hotel in Istanbul (B,L)
DAY 5: Sightseening in Istanbul: Visit to Hippodrom area, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Lunch and Cruising in Bosphorus between two continents Europe and Asia, then visit to Grand Covered Bazaar. Return to hotel (B,L) ON.
DAY 6: We have transfer to airport or your extention overstay, tour in Turkey. (B)
Accommodation in 4 stars hotels- a professional licenced Guide - Mentioned meals above in the tour program - A comfortable Bus, car or minivan - All entrance fees where necessary.
Local flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir - Drinks on the meals - Self expences in Hotel rooms (Minibar- Laundry-Telephone etc) - Tips to Guide and Driver
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