We have been receiving requests for 3 Days West Turkey tour including visits to Pergamon, Ephesus, Priene, Miletus and Didyma. We offer 3 days private tour of Western Turkey. For these private tours we recommend to overnight in Kusadasi.
Below please find suggested tour program and costs:
Day 1- Arrive Izmir - Pergamon - Overnight in Kusadasi
Boarding your vehicle in Izmir airport drive to the north of Izmir, pass fertile fields and olive trees, to the present day, modern town of Bergama, once known as Pergamon, a great center of culture. The ancient city was a capital of the Pergamon Kingdom, and it was here that parchment paper was invented. Today, Pergamon is one of Turkey's finest archeological sites. Drive up to the Acropolis, to see the remains of the citadel and the city walls, the foundations of the Zeus Altar, and the Royal Palace. The famous Pergamon Library once contained 200.000 scrolls which were a gift to Cleopatra from Mark Anthony. Walk through the Agora and see the restored Trajan Temple and the remains of the Demeter, Athena and Dionysus Temples. On the steep slopes of the Acropolis you will visit the Theatre, which once held as many 15.000 spectators, view the town and its surroundings from this site. Continue to the town en route, see the Red Basilica which was used as a temple dedicated to the Egyptian godess of Serapis. Enjoy lunch in local Restaurant of Bergama and have a taste of Turkish food. In the afternoon, visit the Asclepion, a healing center from the 4th century BC and one of the most important sites of Pergamon. Here patients had herbalistic, aquatic and psychological treatment. Visit the Temple of Asclepios, the theatre, and walk through the sacred corridor and down the ancient,arcaded, marble-paved boulevard. Drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Cost: 310 Euro (Total Amount to be paid for party of 1-5 people)
Day 2 - Fullday Tour of Ephesus
Meet with your guide in front of your hotel in Kusadasi. Drive to the country. Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at the HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY. Then, you will continue on to visit ancient EPHESUS, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. See the Odeion, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street, Bath,Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theater with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. Afterwards visit the BASILICA OF ST. JOHN and see the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world. En-route to Kusadasi enjoy the scenery or shopping opportunity
Cost: 160 Euro (Total Amount to be paid for party of 1-5 people)
Day 3 - Fullday Tour of Priene, Miletus and Didyma
Following the departure from Kusadasi, the first stop will be PRIENE. The ancient harbor city of Priene probably changed its location when the silt of the Meander River threatened to bury it. Now it is nearly 16km away from the sea. The original place of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. Priene was laid out on a Hippodamian system of grid plan at the foot of a spectacular cliff on mount Mycale and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture. All the streets intersect at right angles. Next visit MILETUS, an ancient city located near the mouth of the Meandros River. Miletus owed its importance to its position on the trade routes. It was one of the largest cities in Anatolia. Highly prosperous, it founded many colonies and was the home of the ancient philosophers Anaximander, Anaximenes and Thales, the town planner Hippodamus and architect Isidorus. Having a prominent position, Miletus became the most important port in this area and it was the most active member of the twelve cities of the Ionian Confederation. From the 7th century B.C. the city has been controlled in turn by the Persians, Roman and Seljuk Turks. The last visit in the tour will be DIDYMA. The world Didyma meant "twins" and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletus by Milesians with a 12 mile sacred road.
Cost: 210 Euro (Total Amount to be paid for party of 1-5 people)
GRAND TOTAL: 680 EURO (TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE PAID FOR party of 1-5 people)
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There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private Ephesus tour reservation at earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euro or US Dollar cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required.
Recommended hotels to stay in Kusadasi:
If requested above program can be modified.
For larger group costings and for more infformation,
please contact us.
It was a very busy and rainy day for Kusadasi Cruise Port today. We had 5 cruise ships: Celebrity Silhoutte, Norwegian Spirit, Sea Cloud, Crystal Serenity and Louis Olympia.
We had two private groups who booked private shore excursions of Ephesus. Our tour guides Mr. Orcun Kamit and Mr. Semih Tazegul were assigned to them.
We offer private tours of Pamukkale / Hierapolis ending at Denizli Cardak Airport. Denizli Cardak Airport is one hour drive from Pamukkale. These private tours of Pamukkale can start from Kusadasi, Selcuk or Sirince Village.
Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines offer flights from Denizli Cardak Airport to Istanbul. Pegasus Airlines fly to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport that is located at Asian Side of Istanbul. Turkish Airlines fly to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
Pegasus Airlines has two flights everyday. One leaves at 8.10am and the other one leaves at 9.15pm. This is a 1 hour 10 minutes flight. Turkish Airlines has 3 flights everyday. Flight leaving times are: 05.50am, 07.50am and 7.15pm.
For more information about our private Pamukkale tours ending at Denizli Cardak Airport, please contact us.
Norwegian Spirit of Norwegian Cruise Line and Noordam of Holland America Line were at the Port of Kusadasi today. Norwegian Spirit was scheduled to arrive to the Port of Kusadasi for tomorrow. Due to Labour Day events in Istanbul, the ship changed schedule and called to the Port of Kusadasi.
We had 3 private groups who booked private tours of Ephesus with us. It was a bright day in Kusadasi. The guides assigned for the groups were me, Mr. Hakan Senyen and Mr. Orcun Kamit.
Pictures of one of our groups from Norwegian Spirit during their private tour:
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