6 Days Turkey Tour – Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Istanbul
6 Days Turkey Tour Package Itinerary
Day 1:Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early in the morning and transferred to the airport for your flight to Denizli Cardak Airport. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour. Once you arrive at Denizli Cardak Airport, you will be transferred to the city center of Pamukkale, where you will join a small group regular tour. During the tour, you will visit the Pamukkale White Terraces and the ancient city of Hierapolis, which includes The Temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Necropolis, the great baths of Hierapolis, and St. Philip’s Tomb. St. Philip played an important role in the history of Pamukkale and was connected with the early church in Hierapolis. The tour concludes with a visit to the calcium terraces and pools, and it will finish around 16:00.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi, which takes approximately 3 hours. You will spend the night in Kusadasi. Lunch is included in the tour.
Day 2: Ephesus Tour (Breakfast)
On the second day, you will embark on an Ephesus Tour which includes breakfast and lunch. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kusadasi. Please note that you should check out and bring your luggage with you.
The first stop will be the Mother Mary’s House, believed to be her final resting place. Next, you will visit the awe-inspiring main site of Ephesus, a remarkably well-preserved Greco-Roman city. Among the ruins, you will see notable highlights such as the Celsius Library, Agora, The Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines.
After lunch, you will visit the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to Izmir Airport for an evening flight to Kayseri Airport in Cappadocia. Upon arrival, we will take you to a cave hotel in the city center for an overnight stay.
Day 3: North Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast)
***There’s an optional Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride available before breakfast, if you choose to participate.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to explore Devrent Valley, an awe-inspiring monastery complex in the region. Then, you will visit Pasabag, also known as Monk’s Valley, followed by a brief drive to Avanos, a village located on the banks of Kizilirmak River that is renowned for its clay pottery. You can even join in a pottery workshop to get hands-on experience.
Post-lunch, you will continue to the Goreme Open Air Museum, which boasts the most remarkable of all rock-carved churches in Cappadocia. Finally, you will stop off at Uchisar Village, situated next to a natural Citadel. The tour concludes around 5:00 PM, and you will be transferred back to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia.
Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast)
In the morning, after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel (please note that you need to check out and bring your luggage with you). The tour starts with a visit to the Red Valley, where you can hike through orchards and vineyards while admiring fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses. You’ll then continue your walk in the Rose Valley before heading to the old Christian Village of Cavusin. After a lunch break, you’ll visit Pigeon Valley, named after the numerous little windows carved into rocks to attract nesting pigeons. Finally, you’ll visit the Kaymakli Underground City and Ortahisar Castle before concluding the tour around 17:00. After the tour, you’ll be transferred to Kayseri airport to catch a flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 5 – Classic Istanbul Tour (Breakfast )
We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning after breakfast and take you on a historical journey of Istanbul.The first stop will be the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, originally built in the 4th century by Constantine the Great and later reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is considered one of the most magnificent architectural wonders of all time. Next, you will visit the unique Sultanahmet Cami (Blue Mosque) with its 6 minarets and stunning interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
Afterwards, we will take you to the Ancient Hippodrome, which was the location for chariot races and houses three impressive monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze serpentine column, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Then, you will have the opportunity to explore the Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapalicarsi), one of the oldest and largest covered bazaars in the world with over 4,000 shops selling a variety of items such as souvenirs, rugs, kilims, jewelry, pottery, leather, and more. You will also get to enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will take you to the great Topkapi Palace, which served as the palace for Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Lastly, you will visit the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul, dating back to the 6th century. Its early domed-basilica architectural plan was first applied in the famous Hagia Sophia. The temple was founded by Emperor Justinianos during the golden age of the Roman Empire and has been used as a mosque since 1497.
After the tour ends, we will drop you off at your hotel and you can enjoy your overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 6 – Istanbul Bosphorus Tour (Breakfast )
You’ll be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and the tour will begin with a visit to the Byzantine City Walls and Golden Horn, followed by a stop at Spice Bazaar. Next, embark on a boat for a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus and take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, the tour continues to the Two Continents part, where you’ll cross the Bosphorus Bridge to explore the Asian side and visit Beylerbeyi Palace before heading to Camlica Hill for stunning panoramic views of the city and Bosphorus. Finally, return to your hotel for the night.
- Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic flights
- Local taxes and service charges
- Hotel accommodations on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guidance
- Entrance fees to the sightseeing
- Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches
What’s Not Included?
- Lunch and dinner
- Tips and personal expenses.
- Entrance fee for Cleopatra’s Pool in Pamukkale and Terrace Houses in Ephesus.