6 days Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale and CappadociaOVERVIEW
Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 6 Days - 5 Nights
Departure : Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus.
Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer your hotel. Free day Stay overnight.
Day 2 - Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour
8:30am - Pick-up from hotel and meet your tour guide for a full day to discover the city of Istanbul. The tour will include visit to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and the Rustem Pasa Mosque. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.
You will be pick up by our transferman to transfer Airport to Evening Flight to Izmir. Flight takes around 1h. 20minutes. Met on arrival by our transferman. Transfer to you hotel.
Ovenight in Kusadasi.
Day 3 - Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
08:00 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Ephesus Tour
First visit the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 5:00 pm.
You will be pick up by our transferman to transfer Airport to Evening Flight to Cappadocia. Flight takes around 1h. 20 minutes. Met on arrival by our transferman. Transfer to you hotel.
Ovenight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - North Cappadocia Tour
Today after breakfast meet with your tour guide and visit Devrent Valley and Pasabag (Monk's Valley) where you will find the world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos. Then on to visit the Goreme Open Air Museum to explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries were carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. A visit to Ortahisar natural rock castle for panoramic views. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 6:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - South Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast & check out from the hotel in Cappadocia. Today meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and transfer for a full day tour of Cappadocia sites. Visits include Derinkuyu Underground City which was built as a defence and hiding site during the period of spreading Christianity. Then on to Cavusin Old Christian Village where you will find a triple Apse church and the monastery of St John the Baptist. In Sinasos Old Greek Village you find old Greek and Ottoman houses. The days touring includes an easy grade 3km hike through Red Valley offering some great scenery that would otherwise not be accessible by car and a visit to Uchisar natural rock castle.
At end of the tour, collect luggage from hotel reception in Cappadocia. Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your evening return flight to Istanbul.