7 Days Istanbul, Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia Tour
Start City: Istanbul
End City: Istanbul
Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
Operating: Daily Departure Guaranteed
Visiting Attractions: Istanbul, Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia
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: Istanbul Free Day (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.
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: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
Pick up from hotel early morning and transfer to airport to take a flight to Pamukkale. Once you arrive to Istanbul Airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. After your arrival to Denizli Airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Transfer you to day room to have breakfast and have some rest until tour starts. Pick up by the tour guide around 09:30-10:30am and join Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water, seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City and Necropolis as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius can be seen. As a refreshment, swimming in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional)
Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour, transfer to hotel in Pamukkale for overnight stay.
4th day: Pamukkale to Cappadocia via Konya (Breakfast included)
Pick up by the driver around 08:30- 08:45 am and driving to Cappadocia via Konya. After 3-4 hours we reach to Konya where you have your lunch with famous etli ekmek and visit Konya Mevlana Museum, school of whirling dervishes. (Lunch is at your expense) Driving 3-4 hours more to reach Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
ps. guests have free time on their own when they reach to Konya Mevlana Museum.
5th day: Northern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
After having breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide at around 09:30-10:00am 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.
6th 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 airport and take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up by agent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
7th day: Departure from Istanbul
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
Airport pick ups and drop offs 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
Beverages during lunch
Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee
Tip to guide and driver