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5 days Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Tour

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5 Days

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Would you like to see Istanbul Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus in one trip? If you would like to admire the most beautiful places in Turkey, this tour is for you. In one trip you could explore the former Constantinople, see the amazing landscapes and hot air balloons in Cappadocia, visit Hierapolis Ancient City, and also have a bath in hot springs in one of the unique places on the Earth – Pamukkale. Of course, it’s not possible to see all Cappadocia in one day tour, but in the package, we offer you to choose whether to visit the South of Cappadocia or the North. So that our program is quite flexible. During the trip, you’ll be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will help you with everything you need. Enjoy!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hot air balloon activity (optional)
  • Southern Cappadocia Or Northern Cappadocia
  • Artemis Temple
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • Pamukkale

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul

After you arrive to one of the Istanbul airports, we’ll pick you up and transfer to the hotel. This day you’ll have a free time, so you can rest after your flight.

Day 2: Free day in Istanbul
Day 2: Free day in Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel, you can either explore Istanbul Old City by on your own or we can offer you an Istanbul Old City small group tour for 59$ per person. This price includes English speaking guide, entrance fees and lunch in a local restaurant. Please, mind that the tour will be operated only for 2+ people.

Day 3: Northern or Southern Cappadocia Tour
Day 3: Northern or Southern Cappadocia Tour

If you came from Istanbul specially for hot air balloon tour, this morning you can make you dream come true. But please mind that this activity is optional. If you decided to skip hot air balloon activity, we’ll pick you up around 9.30 -10 o’clock and go to the tour around Cappadocia. As we have only one day in this wonderful place, you can choose whether we’ll go to Northern or Southern Cappadocia.

In Northern part of Cappadocia you could visit Goreme Village, the land of mysterious chimneys in the rocks and the biggest monastery complex in the region. Also Ortahisar castle and Pasabag, the valley with rocky chimneys famous for their unusual forms. And of course Devrent valley, where you’ll see the animals that are petrified in the rocks. You'll walk along the Red River and visit a small village Avanos well-known for its pots craft. If you wish, you can attend the pottery workshop there. At the end of the day, we’ll back to the hotel by passing through the Love Valley( the place with an incredible view).

In Southern part of Cappadocia we will visit:


  • Uchisar Castle which is one of the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations.

  • Hiking in Red Valley (about 4 km.) and passing through Rose Valley by exploring the rock churches that saved early Christians from Roman prosecution.

  • Arriving to Cavusin village, which is known for its ancient settlement.

  • Lunch break in a local restaurant in the midday.

  • Kaymaklı Underground City, the widest one in Cappadocia. Previously it was used as a hideout by refugees and people running away from the catastrophes.

  • Pigeon Valley from where you can observe a nice view over Uchisar Castle and a dozen of pigeon houses.

  • Three Beauties Valley famous for its wineries and amazing view.


At the end of the day you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Day 4: Ephesus Tour
Day 4: Ephesus Tour

Breakfast first, around 9.30 we’ll start our tour to Ephesus. What we’ll visit: Artemis Temple (one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world), Ephesus Ancient City, Celcus Library, Hadrian Temple, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Lunch in a local restaurant in the midday. At the end of the day, we’ll visit the House of Virgin Mary, the place where she spent her last 5 years before her death. This house was recognized as a pilgrimage place by the Vatican. Now it’s time to rest: transfer to the hotel, one more night in Kusadasi.

Day 5: Pamukkale Tour
Day 5: Pamukkale Tour

On your arrival to Pamukkale, we’ll pick you up from the station and transfer to your hotel for a couple of hours to freshen up. Then, around 10-11 am we’ll start our Pamukkale-Hierapolis trip. Pamukkale (‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish) is a hillside with white travertine cascades and terraces of shallow pools. This place is known for its hot springs and has been existing since ancient times. Don't worry you’ll have some time to have a bath.
After Pamukkale, we’ll visit Hierapolis Ancient City, Unesco World Heritage Site. As an option, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
Our tour is almost finished! We’ll transfer you to the airport and you’ll return to Istanbul. On your arrival at the airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel.

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Are museum entrances fees included during your tours?
Yes. We believe in making it easy for you to budget for your trip, so all our tours entrance fees to museums listed in your itinerary are included.
Will I have a tour guide on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours include the services of a professional, English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism.
I’m a Vegetarian. Will I be able to find vegetarian meals in Turkey ?
Yes. Many dishes in Turkey are vegetarian so it is generally easy to find vegetarian options. Please let us know at the time of booking that you are vegetarian.
What do you mean by a “professional licensed tour guide”?
Taking a tour with the professional licensed guide is very important. Guides in Turkey study a mix of history, archaeology and mythology for 4 years in order to get their tour guiding license and pass special exams in language skills. All our company tour guides are professional licensed guides and expert in their regions. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed tour guide to conduct tours of historical sites in Turkey.
What kind of vehicle will be provided on my tour?
Our company provides you with a late model, comfortable, air conditioned vehicle such as a Mercedes Vito,Mercedes Sprinter,Volkswagen Carevalla and Crafter with an experienced driver.
Cancellation Policy?
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1300 for Gallipoli Battlefields Tour, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel the standard cancellation policy applies.
From where the tour starts?
Start and end in Istanbul.

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