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6 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

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Duration

6 Days

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Specific Tour

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English

Overview

If you decided to go to Turkey in last minute and until now you haven’t planned your vacation activity, don’t worry, we can help. If you are interested in something more than just-one-day Pamukkale or Ephesus tour from Istanbul, package tours are for you. In 6 days Turkey tour you’ll explore the city, learn the history, see thousands of hot air balloons in the sky and enjoy the magic of Pamukkale! In one trip you could explore the former Constantinople, see the amazing landscapes and hot air balloons in Cappadocia, visit Ephesus – an ancient Greek city, and of course enjoy the hot springs in Pamukkale natural pools. During the trip, you’ll be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will help you with everything you need.

Please Note:

  • Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
  • Single traveler should pay 30 % extra for this trip.
  • Domestic flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
  • Connected flight to Izmir may land after midnight.
  • Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is canceled you will be totally reimbursed.

Maximum tour group sizes:

  • Cappadocia tours group size maximum of 15 people
  • Pamukkale tour group size maximum of 15 people
  • Ephesus tour group size maximum of 15 people

1) Tour Package with comfort hotels

  • Istanbul – Sirkeci Mansion Hotel / Sultania Hotel / Sura Design Hotel
  • Cappadocia – Hera Cave Suites / Holiday Cave Hotel Suite Room / Fresco Cave Suites Hotel
  • Kusadasi – Double Tree by Hilton (Standard Room) / La Vista Boutique Hotel (Standard Room) / Celsus Boutique Hotel

Price: Per person 1215 USD with credit card or 1155 USD with cash payment

2) Tour Package with economical hotels

  • Istanbul – Uyan Hotel / Ilkay Hotel / Olimpiyat Hotel
  • Cappadocia – Holiday Cave Hotel / The Cove Cappadocia / Roca Cappadocia Hotel / Heaven Cave Hotel
  • Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Standard Room) / Efe Boutique Hotel (Standard Room) / Hotel by Karaaslan Inn (Standard room)

Price: Per person 934USD with credit card and 889USD with cash payment

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul
  • Cappadocia hot air balloon tour (optional)
  • Village with “fairy chimneys”
  • Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Uchisar Castle
  • Hiking in Red Valley
  • Underground city: Kaymakli
  • 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 & Travel to Cappadocia
Day 2: Free day & Travel to Cappadocia

After the 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. Depending to the flight time, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to fly to Cappadocia. On your arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel.

Day 3: Northern Cappadocia Tour
Day 3: Northern Cappadocia Tour

This morning you’ll head to Goreme Village, the land of mysterious chimneys in the rocks and the biggest monastery complex in the region. Then, we'll head to Ortahisar castle and Pasabag, the valley with rocky chimneys famous for their unusual forms. We’ll pass through Devrent valley, where you’ll see the animals that are petrified in the rocks.
Around 12 o’clock our group will have a lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, 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).

Day 4: Southern Cappadocia Tour
Day 4: Southern Cappadocia Tour

This day is for Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon activity (please, mind that this is optional, so if you wish to fly, tell about that to your tour guide the day before). If you are not going to fly, but only to observe the remarkable sky, our guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:30 - 10:00 am and you’ll head to Southern Cappadocia. Tour package includes:




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

  • Lunch break in a local restaurant in the midday.


After the lunch, we’ll continue our trip in Kaymaklı Underground City, the widest one in Cappadocia. Previously it was used as a hideout by refugees and people running away from the catastrophes. Then, we’ll head to Pigeon Valley from where you can observe a nice view over Uchisar Castle and a dozen of pigeon houses. Our last visiting point for today is Three Beauties Valley famous for its wineries and amazing view. At the end of the day, you’ll be transferred to the local airport to take Izmir flight. On your arrival, you’ll be picked up and transferred to the hotel for overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 5: Ephesus Tour
Day 5: 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 Vatican. Now it’s time to rest: transfer to the hotel, one more night in Kusadasi.

Day 4: Pamukkale Tour
Day 4: Pamukkale Tour

Breakfast at the hotel, around 8 am you’ll meet the guide. Today we have 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

  • Hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic flights
  • Other transportations
  • Breakfast and Lunch (except the days in Istanbul)
  • Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Old City Istanbul tour (59$ per person)
  • Hot Air balloons flight
  • Medical insurance
  • Dinner

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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