7 Days İstanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus Tour Package
Starts in: İstanbul
Ends in: İstanbul
Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
Tour Highlights: Visit Istanbul Ottoman and Byzantian Relics, Ephesus ancient city, House of Virgin Mary, Artemis Temple, Pamukkale, Hierapolis Ancient City, Hot spring travertines. Amazed by the breathtaking scenery of Cappadocia and visit Göreme Open Air Museum, Fairy Chimneys, Underground cities, Pasabag, Red Valley.
1st day: Arrival in Istanbul
Your driver will be waiting for you when you arrive at Istanbul Airport to transport you to your hotel. After your flight, please take your time to check-in and relax in your room. Your travel consultant will meet you at the appropriate time to provide you with a brief overview of your 7-day Turkey tour. In Istanbul, you will have free time and stay the night.
2nd day: Istanbul Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel's open buffet, your tour guide will meet you in the lobby to begin your Istanbul walking tour. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Roman Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar are among the sights you'll see. Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the tour and, depending on flight time, to the airport to catch a flight to Cappadocia from Istanbul. Arrive in Cappadocia and transfer to a hotel in Cappadocia for the night.
3rd day: Northern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
This morning's hot air balloon tour is optional.
The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9:30-10:00 a.m. and take you on the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama offer a breathtaking view of Goreme Village, the land of fairy chimneys, and the Open Air Museum, the region's largest monastery complex. After that, we went to Ortahisar, a typical village with a castle and cave food storage, and Pasabag (Fairy Chimney Valley), which has mushroom-shaped rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We're passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where it appears that animals have become petrified in the rocks. Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day.
In the afternoon, take a walk along Turkey's longest river, the Red River, and stop by a small village known for its pottery workshops. You will be able to see how pottery is made and, if you wish, try your hand at it. Returning to the hotel at the end of the day via Love Valley, which offers breathtaking views. Arrival at the hotel, free time, and an overnight stay in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.
4th day: Southern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9:30-10:00 a.m. and take you on the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle, the world's largest fairy chimney and a fortress used by numerous civilizations. Exploring rock churches that saved early Christians from Roman persecution while hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley. You can see cave residences when you arrive in Cavusin village, which is an ancient settlement in the region. Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day. Afternoon visit to Kaymakl Underground City, which is the largest in Cappadocia and was used by refugees and people fleeing disasters. Pigeon Valley has a nice view of Uchisar Castle and pigeon houses where pigeons still live. The most recent trip to Three Beauties Valley, which is known for its vineyards and breathtaking views. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir at the end of the tour. (Some days are direct, while others require a stopover in Istanbul) Our agents will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk for an overnight stay.
ps. Our guests are treated to a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration at the end of the tour; those who are not interested should inform the tour guide.
5th day: Ephesus Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you up between 09:00 and 9:30 a.m. and take you on an Ephesus tour. Visits to the Artemis Temple, one of the ancient world's seven wonders, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Theater, Hamams, and Old Harbor. Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day. Last visit to the House of Virgin Mary, where Virgin Mary spent her final five years before her death and which the Vatican has designated as a pilgrimage site. Transfer to a hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk at the end of the tour for an overnight stay.
ps. After the tour, our visitors are treated to a fashion leather show; those who are not interested should inform the tour guide.
6th day: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you up around 07:30-08:00 a.m. to take you on the Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Hot springs and travertines, or terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing and cooling water, can be found in Pamukkale. Turks call it ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale' because it resembles cotton. People used to come to Hierapolis Ancient City, which is now a Unesco World Heritage Site, to relieve their ailments during retirement and to die there. You can cool off by walking on the terraces or swimming in the Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (This is optional.) Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day.
Transfer to Cardak Airport for your return flight to Istanbul at the end of the tour. Upon arrival at the airport, an agent will meet you and transport you to your hotel. In Istanbul, you will spend the night.
7th day: Departure from Istanbul (Breakfast included)
Transfer to Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) according to your flight time. You will self-check-in. Our service has come to an end.
- Hotels with breakfast
- Domestic flights (15kg baggage allowance)
- All the guided tours in Istanbul/Cappadocia/Ephesus/Pamukkale
- 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
- Personal expenses
- Beverages during lunch
- Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver