Itinerary

Day 1 Full day Ephesus tour: After the pickup from your central hotel in Istanbul, head straight to Istanbul Airport for Istanbul-Izmir flight. On arrival, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to meeting point for a full day Ephesus tour. Visit the house of Virgin Mary where she supposedly spent her later days. Proceed to Ephesus and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which have only recently been excavated. See the Odeon, the Bouleterion, Fountains, the Temples, the Roman Baths, the Gymnasiums. After the lunch visit the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Artemis (one of Seven Wonders of the ancient world) Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 2 Full Day Pamukkale tour: After breakfast at the hotel and check out departure time from hotel approximately at 8:30 am. After 3 hours driving we’ll arrive in Pamukkale and stop for Lunch. Then we’ll take you the ancient city of Hierapolis. See Pamukkale (the cotton castle) one of the most spectacular sites. See the wonderful formations of the travertines and watch the cataracts falling into basins at the bottom of the mountain. Walk around the ancient city Hierapolis, the Monument and Thermal Bath. See the architectural genius of the theatre, the magnificently well preserved Necropolis and the world wide famous ‘’Devil’s Hole’’ Year-round swimming possibility in the natural hot spring pool. In the evening, we will drop you off to the bus station for night bus journey to Cappadocia.

Day 3 Full day North Cappadocia tour: In the morning we’ll pick up you from the bus station and take you to the departure point. After meeting your guide, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to the north Cappadocia tour. Our first real encounter with Cappadocia’s almost Martian landscape is in the Devrent Valley where the rock formations are amazing. A walk through the Zelve Open Air Museum is a journey in to the past, with its troglodyte houses. This is one of the earliest inhabited and latest abandoned monastic settlements in Cappadocia. After Zelve we visit Pasabag (monkey valley) where the voice of the wind harmonies with song of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos, a center of terracotta art since 3000 BC for a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. After lunch in Avanos we visit Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. These are found in rock-cut churches with frescoes and painting dating from as early as the 10th century. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle giving a panoramic view of the valley of Cappadocia. Overnigh in Cappadocia

DAY 4 Full day South Cappadocia tour: After breakfast at the hotel and check out departure time from hotel approximately at 9:30 am. The south tour begins with a descent towards the center of the earth, with a trip to the Underground city of Kaymakli. One of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. From here we drive to Ihlara Canyon, walking through the canyon via the Steps of Anatolia to Belisirma Village, the ancient Peristrema Set by Melendiz River this is known as the ‘’Valley of the Sky’’ Churches carved from the rocks form a gallery of early paintings that are remarkable for their accuracy. We have lunch in Belisirma at a local restaurant by the river. On the way to the Caravanserai of Agzikarahan, we visit the beautiful village of Selime. Agzikarahan is a very fine example of the Turkish Seljuk art, built in the early 13th century on the legendary Silk Road, for the accommodation of the traders and their camels. At the end of the tour, we’ll take you to the airport for the one-hour flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel Pickup

From Centrally located Istanbul hotels. For each Hotel there is a fixed departure time. We only have pick up service from hotels (levent, sisli, osmanbey, harbiye, taksim, ortakoy, findikli, karakoy, tepebasi, sirkeci, sultanahmet, kadirga, beyazit, laleli, aksaray, yenikapi, findikzade, topkapi, sutluce)

Additional Info

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour is not operated between 9-18 May 2021 and between 16-27 July 2021
  • You will be notified of your departure time after we have received your reservation

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