Posted to Trip Advisor / Aug, 2007
" Istanbul & Kusadasi: 3-Day Tour with the fabulous and amazing LALE KOSAGAN Over one year ago, I started corresponding with Lale to arrange for her to be our guide for our three days in Turkey. During the course of
the year, Lale became happily pregnant, delivered a beautiful little girl, thought she would not be able to guide
us after all due to her maternity leave, and ultimately surprised me at the pier with the news that we would be
her first job after the baby! Life certainly does happen while we sit on TripAdvisor planning the perfect vacation! "


Covering Eagean coast-line of Turkey in 4 days...
No set dates.

Day 1 /
Checking out from the hotel in Istanbul.
Driving from the European side of Turkey towards Dardanelles.
Visiting First World War sites of Gallipoli on route (if interested).
Taking a 30 minutes ferry ride to cross Dardanelles.
Now, you are on the Asian side of Turkey.
Overnight in Dardanelles.
Istanbul to Dardanelles: 200 Miles

Day 2 /
Checking out from the hotel in Dardanelles.
First stop of the day is Troy (of Helen & Paris).
Following the coastal route along Aegean Sea, we continue driving to Pergamon.
Visits to Asklepeion (ancient hospital) and the Acropolis of Pergamon.
After a late afternoon drive, we expect to arrive to Ephesus area around 6pm.
Overnight in Ephesus area.
Dardanelles to Ephesus: 260 Miles

Day 3 /
All day touring in Ephesus area.
Visiting Ephesus, Terrace Houses of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and Museum of Ephesus.
Overnight in Ephesus area.

Day 4 /
Checking out from the hotel in Ephesus area.
Morning drive to visit: Miletus and Didyma.
Continue driving and expect to arrive to Bodrum around 3pm.
After a short orientation tour, check in to the hotel.
Overnight in Bodrum.
Ephesus to Bodrum: 150 Miles

As we reach Bodrum, our services are over.
From this point onwards our guests have a few alternatives as:
• staying in Bodrum longer & enjoying this very active, lovely summer resort town,
• taking a domestic flight back to Istanbul,
• taking a hydrofoil to a Greek island such as Kos or Rhodes and continue touring in Greece, finally ending up in Athens.

Additional notes:
• The sample itinerary above has Bodrum as the last stop. On the other hand, we would be happy dropping our guests at any other coastal towns of Turkey such as Marmaris, Didim, Cesme, etc.
• A pre or post stay in Istanbul is of course a must.
Please note that first timers in Istanbul will at least need two full days with us.

Please get in touch for further details.