6 Days Cappadocia - Pamukkale - Ephesus - Troy by Coach
Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 6 Days - 5 Nights
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Troy
TOUR DETAILSDay 1 - Istanbul Cappadocia
19:00 Pick up from your hotel & transfer to bus station.
20:30 Depart from Istanbul. Bus trip takes around 10 hours. There are three breaks on the way for your personal needs.Day 2 - Full Day Tour Of North Cappadocia
When you arrive in Nevsehir bus station, Yuki Tour transfermen will be waiting for you and will transfer you to your hotel in Urgup. Take in breakfast and start tour.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of North Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks' Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)Day 3 - Full Day Tour Of South Cappadocia
Breakfast & check out the hotel.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
HOSPITAL MONASTERY: One of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia.
KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour, transfer to bus station.
20:30 Depart from Cappadocia for Pamukkale. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)Day 4 -Full Day Tour Of Pamukkale And Hierapolis
When you arriving Pamukkale bus station transfer hotel. Take in breakfast and start tour. you will be pick up from hotel for full day tour of Pamukkale and Heirapolis. 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.
Overnight in KUSADASI. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)Day 5- Full Day Tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir. Transfer from Izmir to Selcuk, join in tour of Ephesus (lunch is included) after the tour back to the hotel and stay the night.
Full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary details:
First you will visit The the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The enormous Temple of Artemis once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.
Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, some of the best preserved ancient ruins 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. Some four to six years after the death of Christ, St. John is said to have accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.
EVENING BUS TO CANAKKALE
STAY CANAKKALEDay 6 Gallipoli And Troy Tour Drive stanbul
After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I.
In the afternoon continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna . After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, Transfer to Istanbul check in to your hotel.
Arrive in Istanbul and check in to your hotel.
End o your service
GENERAL NFORMATIONWhat is included
- Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
- Overnight intercity coach ticket (Istanbul to Nevsehir Bus Station in Cappadocia) -
- 1 Night in Cappadocia at Cave hotel including breakfast.
- 1 Night in Kusadasi hotel including breakfast.
- 2 Full Day Tour of Cappadocia with lunch.
- 1 Full Day Tour of Pamukkale with lunch.
- 1 Full day Ephesus Tour wıth Lunch.
- 1 Full Day Gallipoli & Troy Tour wıth Lunch.
- Meals mentioned by the itinerary.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
- Professional English Speaking Guide.
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services charges and local taxes
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses.
The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you feel the culture and observe people better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.