You shouldn’t miss Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus during your visit in Turkey. In Ephesus, you will explore the ancient ruins which are the best preserved and the oldest legacies in the world. Pamukkale and Cappadocia are both unique natural wonders and incredible historical sites of Turkey.
Breathtaking landscapes, hikes through the canyons, underground cities and amazing ruins, which are only some of the wonders you will witness.
To enroll the tour you will be transferred to Istanbul’s airport for a morning flight to Kayseri or Nevşehir. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up (search for a sign with your name) and then connected to Cappadocia to join the Tour.
Day 1: Cappadocia
- Early Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Airport in Istanbul
- Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia
- Pick Up from Cappadocia Airport and Transfer to Cappadocia
Cappadocia hosts a landscape like no other in the world. This is one of those unmissable places that should be visited at least once in your life.
İn your first day, this is what we have in store for you: Visit the incredible Goreme Open Air Museum and enjoy the Panoramic View from Uchisar Castle. Lunch in Uchisar and proceed to discover Urgup: the highlight of the region. Stop at Urgup Wine Cellars to taste the local wine and finish your day by visiting next is Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari, Avanos.
We will transfer you to the Cave hotel for you overnight stay. (Please ask your guide for tips for best dinner in the region).
Day 2: Cappadocia
This is the last day for visiting this incredible place. First we will check-out from the hotel and after your breakfast we will departure.
Start the day by hiking the beautiful Red Valley and let yourself be amused by the views. Please bring comfortable shoes and clothes once we will be walking for two hours. At the end of hour hiking tour we will be at the Cavusin village, one of the oldest settlements in the region.
Because nobody hikes without getting hungry, our next stop will be for lunch at Avanos or Goreme and after we will drive to Kaymaklı Underground city, the best preserved and the largest one in Cappadocia.
Continue for local handy crafts items to take as a memory of this wonderful trip. And finally, we reach our last stop: Uc Guzeller, observe and touch the most well-known fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
After the tour ends you will be transferred to bus station to take an overnight bus to Pamukkale at about 21:00 (duration 10 hours).
Day 3: Pamukkale
After checking in a having the breakfast at the hotel, your driver will take you to the Pamukkale tour starting point.
Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The full of calcium waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world.
As if this splendid view wasn’t enough, there was also a Roman city built on top of this natural marvel: the City of Hierapolis. You can visit its ruins and see: the basilica, the impressive theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis.
After the tour you will catch a bus to Selcuk/Kusadasi where your hotel is.
Day 4: Ephesus
Temple of Artemis
The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The Temple served as a form to worship Artemis, a Greek goddess – twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.
Ephesus is the best-preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region, and one of Turkey’s top sights. After almost 150 years of excavation, the city’s recovered structures have made Ephesus Europe’s most complete classical metropolis.
Explore the ruins of Ephesus while strolling past the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Trajan Fountain and the Great Theater.
The House of Virgin Mary
Legend says that the Virgin Mary lived her last days in a small stone cottage, located in Ephesus. Mary, accompanied by John the Apostle, came to Ephesus at the end of her life. In 1967, Pope Paul VI declared the site authentic and each year a traditional service is held for the pilgrims.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at Kusadasi for the night.
After the tour ends,
- Your driver will take you to Izmir’s airport for an evening flight to Istanbul.
- Fly from Izmir Airport to Istanbul
- Upon arrival, at Istanbul’s airport, our staff will await you with a sign with your name and transfer you to your hotel.
Inclusions – Exclusions
- Domestic flight tickets (Istanbul-Nevsehir and Izmir-Istanbul)
- Transportation by an air-conditioned, nonsmoking, vehicle.
- Transportation from Cappadocia to Pamukkale
- Two full day tours in Cappadocia: Local and External Sights
- One full day tour in Pamukkale
- One full day tour in Ephesus
- Lunch during the four full day tours
- Two nights hotel accomodations
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- History / Landscape / Archaeology / Religion /Art
- You can combine this tour with the other destinations such as Pergamon, Antalya, Istanbul…