6 Days Turkey Tour – Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Pick you up from hotel in Istanbul and transfer to bus station. Overnight bus to Kusadasi for Ephesus with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:30 (duration 11 hours).
Day 2 – Ephesus Tour (Lunch & Dinner Included)
Arrival in Kusadasi and transfer to hotel. Please note that check in time is 11:00 so if your room is ready when you arrive to the hotel you will check in, if not please leave your luggage at the reception.
Depart for the tour at 09:00 to visit the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards proceed to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are Celsius Library, Agora, The Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. After lunch visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days. Tour finishes around 18:00. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Spend the night in Kusadasi in a 3 star hotel.
Day 3 – Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Depart from your hotel at 08:00 to visit Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with The Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the great baths of Hierapolis antique city where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally visit the calcium terraces and pools. Tour finishes around 17:00. Free time in Pamukkale. Overnight bus to Cappadocia at about 21:00 (duration 10 hours).
Day 4 – Cappadocia Tour 1 (Lunch Included)
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel. Please note that check in time is 11:00 so if your room is ready when you arrive to the hotel you will check in, if not please leave your luggage at the reception. Depart from your hotel at 09:00 to visit Devrent Valley, one of the most impressive monastery complexes in the area. Next, visit Pasabag (also known as Monk’s Valley), followed by a short drive to Avanos, a village situated on the banks of Kizilirmak River, famous for its clay pottery where you can also participate hands-on in a pottery work shop. After lunch you will proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in Cappadocia. The last stop-off will be at Uchisar Village, located next to a natural Citadel. Tour finishes around 17:00. Transfer back to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia, standard room in special class hotel.
Day 5 – Cappadocia Tour 2 (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Please check out from hotel after breakfast. Depart from your hotel to visit Red Valley, presenting an opportunity to hike through orchards and vineyards, between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses. Continue the walk in Rose Valley. Afterwards, visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin. Following a lunch break visit Pigeon Valley, so named after the hundreds of little windows carved into the rocks to attract nesting pigeons. Then visit Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle. Tour finishes around 17:00. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight bus to Istanbul at 19:00 or 20:00 (duration 11 hours).
Day 6 – End of Tour
When you arrive Istanbul, you will take the free shuttle bus back to the Sultanahmet or Taksim Sqaure. End of tours and services.
- Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
- Hotel accommodations on the itinerary
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guidance
- Entrance fees to the various sites
- Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches
What’s Not Included?
- Tips to guide, driver and hotel personnel