Home of the Virgin Mary
Walk on the white travertines
Göreme Open Air Museum
Day 1: Flight to Kayseri/Nevsehir, Full Day Cappadocia Tour-1
05:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfered to Atatürk Airport. *
05:30 Arrival at Atatürk Airport for flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir
07:00 Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir
07:55 Arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day North Cappadocia tour.
Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the beautiful open air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
* Note: Some flights can also be from the Sabiha Gokcen airport to Kayseri. If your flight is from Sabiha Gokcen airport, pick up from hotel time and flight time can change from above mentioned times. We will confirm exact times with your tour confirmation email.
Day 2: Full Day Cappadocia Tour-2, Flight to Izmir
After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour. After the tour, you are transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. When you arrive in Izmir, you will find our employee holding your name for transfer to Selcuk or Kusadasi for an overnight stay in Selcuk or Kusadasi hotel.
Day 3: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
After breakfast, you will then begin the Pamukkale Tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale, which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minutes stop for restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 13:00 you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you of the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 19:00. Overnight in Selcuk or Kusadasi.
**pick up from Selcuk Hotels at 0830am-pick up from Kusadası Hotels 08:00am
Day 4: Full Day Ephesus Tour, Flight to Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel around 08:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for your return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.
Legend : B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
Domestic flight tickets as per the itinerary
1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
2 nights in Selcuk or Kusadasi at a 4 star hotel or S Class Hotel including breakfast
Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
– Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
– Rent a Motorbike in Cappadocia
You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary to avoid congestion.
Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
It is not recommended to visit underground cities for the guests who have asthma and claustrophobia.
Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited Not recommended for children aged 4 and under Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour