8 Days Istanbul Cappadocia Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour
8 Days 7 Nights
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Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus
Day 1- Arrival in Istanbul
Once you arrive in Istanbul, ( IST or SAW airport ) you will be picked up by our driver who waits for you at the exit to transfer you to your hotel. On this day you will have free time and stay overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul free day (Breakfast included)
This is your free day. After having your breakfast in the hotel, you have a full free day to enjoy the beauties of Old City by yourself. If you don’t want to stroll through the city by yourself, we have guided tour options which contain 6-8 people max.
Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour:
80 Usd per person
English speaking guidance,
Entrance fees and lunch in the restaurant.
Tour must be operated 2 people minimum
Day 3 - Northern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cappadocia. When you arrive at Istanbul Airport, self-check-in is required. After self-check-in, you will take your boarding pass to take your flight. Upon your arrival at Cappadocia Airport, you will be picked up by our driver who waits for you at the exit gate. You will be directly transferred from the airport and join your Cappadocia Tour where you will see the beauties of Northern Cappadocia. Firstly, you will visit the place called Goreme Panorama which offers an impressive view of Goreme Village, as it is also called the “land of fairy chimneys”, and the Open Air Museum which is known for being the biggest monastery complex in the region. Then you will visit Ortahisar, a special village famous for its castles and cave food storage. Later, you will visit Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom-like formed rocks and fairy chimney forms especially distinguished by the vibe of the area. During the tour, you will also see the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you will have the impression of animal fossils among the rocks. Afternoon, you will have a break for lunch in a restaurant that makes you feel the vibe of the town.
In the afternoon, you will be strolling along the Red River which is known as the longest river in Turkey. After enjoying the experience of walking through the longest river in the country, you will visit a small village that is very famous for its pottery workshops. Here you will have the chance to watch the pottery making and get a workshop if you wish. At the end of the day, you will go back to your hotel by passing through Love Valley. Love Valley has an incredible view which will cheer you up. Upon your arrival at the hotel, you will have free time and an overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 4 - Southern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Hot Air Balloon tour is recommended activity for this morning.
This morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel between 9:30 and 10:00 am and you will join the tour for visiting the beauties of Southern Cappadocia. Firstly, you will be visiting Uchisar Castle which is recognized as the biggest fairy chimney used as a citadel throughout time by many civilizations. You will be hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley which has a remarkable effect on history. You will explore Rose valley which has its unique rock churches that saved early Christians from the prosecution of Romans. After that, you will be seeing Cavusin village which is known as an ancient settlement in the area and you may see the cave residences belonging to the Cavusin area. Afternoon, you will have a break for lunch in the restaurant. After your lunch break, the tour will continue with visiting Kaymaklı Underground City which is known as the widest underground city of Cappadocia, which was used by refugees and people fleeing from natural disasters in ancient times. Apart from that, Pigeon Valley offers an impressive view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons that still live in those pigeon houses. Your last stop on the Southern Cappadocia tour will be Three Beauties Valley which is famous for both special vine factories and the stunning view it has. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5 – Flight from Cappadocia to Ephesus (Breakfast included)
This morning you have your leisure time to enjoy the experience of exploring Cappadocia by yourself. Later, according to your flight time, you will be picked up by our driver and transferred to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival at Izmir airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6 - Ephesus Tour (Lunch included)
After having your breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will join your Ephesus Tour. Here, you will start your tour by visiting Artemis Temple which is also known for being one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. After that, you will be visiting Ephesus Ancient City, Celcius Library, Hadrian Temple, Hamams, Theater, and Old Harbor one by one. At midday, you will have a lunch break in the restaurant. Your last visiting stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary. This is the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last years of life. The Vatican recognized this place as a pilgrimage centre. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel to enjoy your free time and overnight stay.
Day 7 - Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)
After you had your breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up around 07:30-08:00 am to get you to join your Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale area has hot water resources, and travertines are one of these sources. Travertines have terraces of carbonate minerals as a result of the flowing water. Because this beauty seems like cotton, it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by native people. After experiencing the beauty of travertines, you will visit Hierapolis Ancient City which is also categorised as a Unesco World Heritage Site. This place used to be visited by people who want to soothe their ailments during their retirement and even die there. If you want to boost your mood and refresh yourself, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. This swimming experience you will have in Cleopatra Swimming Pool is optional. Afternoon, you will have a break for lunch in the restaurant.
At the end of the tour, you will be picked up by our driver and transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival at Istanbul airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8 – Bye Bye Istanbul
After your check-out from the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport ( IST or SAW ) according to your flight time. You must do a self-check-in at the airport. This is the end of our service.
Hotels with breakfast
Domestic flights (15kg baggage allowance)
Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
Lunch on tours (Besides standard Turkish meal, special meals as vegetarian, vegan, halal options are also available)
Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
Professional English speaking guide
Drink during lunch
Istanbul Hotels: Zeynep Sultan Hotel / Hotel Black Tulip
Cappadocia Cave Hotels: Aura Cave Hotel / Garden Inn Cappadocia
Kusadasi Hotels: Istankoy Hotel / Sözer Hotel
Price: Per person 950 USD
Istanbul Hotels: Yasmak Sultan Hotel / Ottoman Imperial Hotel
Cappadocia Cave Hotels: Avilla Cave / Design Cave / Doors of Cappadocia
Kusadasi Hotels: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel / Efe Boutique Hotel
Price: Per person 1125 USD
High Class Hotels
Istanbul Hotels: Fer Hotel / Sura Design Hotel / Vogue Hotel Supreme
Cappadocia Cave Hotels: Kayakapi Premium Caves / Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel
Kusadasi Hotels: Double Tree by Hilton / Carisma Deluxe Hotel
Price: Per person 1295 USD
Hot air balloon tour is optional please ask for the current price.
Hot air balloon is optional extra
Max group size is 15 people
The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.