8 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour
Start City: Istanbul
End City: Istanbul
Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Operating: Daily Departure Guaranteed
Visiting Attractions: Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale and Ephesus
1st day: Arrival to Istanbul
After your arrival to Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it) Transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight at the hotel.
2nd day: Free day in Istanbul (Breakfast included)
After having open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have guided tour, we can also arrange you Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour max with 6-8 people. According to flight time, pick up from hotel transfer to airport to take Cappadocia flight. Upon arrival, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it) Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia.
Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour (max 6-8 people) will cost 80 Usd per person instead of 90 Usd including English speaking guidance, entrance fees and lunch in local restaurant. (operates minimum with 2 people)
3rd day: Northern Cappadocia Tour (Lunch included)
Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-10:00am by the tour guide and join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama which has a stunning view of Goreme Village, land of fairy chimneys, Open Air Musesum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region. Then visiting Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom like formed rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey and visiting small village very famous with its pottery workshops. Here, you will have a chance to see how the pottery is made and if you like you may also try. End of the day, going back to hotel bu passing through Love Valley which has incredible view. Arrival to hotel, free time and overnight in Cappadocia.
4th day: Southern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-10:00am by the tour guide and join the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman prosecution. Arriving to Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view. End of the tour transfer to hotel for free time and overnight.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
5th day: From Cappadocia to Ephesus (Breakfast included)
After breakfast at the hotel, free time to explore Cappadocia on your own. According to your flight time, pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Izmir. (some days direct, some days via Istanbul flight) After you arrive in Izmir, pick up by our agent and transfer you to hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk. Free time and overnight stay.
6th day: Ephesus Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by Vatican. End of the tour transfer to Kusadasi / Selcuk for overnight stay.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a leather fashion show, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
7th day: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 07:30-08:00am and join to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water. It seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. As a refreshment, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional) Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour transfer to airport and take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up by agent and transfer to hotel.
8th day: Departure from Istanbul (Breakfast included)
According to flight time, transfer to Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), You will do self check-in. End of our service.
Hotels with breakfast
Domestic flights (15kg baggage allowance)
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
Beverages during lunch
Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee
Tip to guide and driver