8 Days Istanbul – Ephesus – Pamukkale – Cappadocia Tour by Plane
Day 1- Istanbul
After arrival at Istanbul Airport, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel, free time and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2- Istanbul-Half Day Bosphorus Tour ( B )
After having your breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up for a half day morning bosphorus tour to have an unforgettable day. You will have a chance to see;
City Walls which surround the old city since 5th Century.
Golden Horn, the Bosphorus Straits and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine era.
Spice Bazaar, magical smells of heady aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, souvenirs etc. It is also known as Egyptian Bazaar.
Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, small fishing villages, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture. It finishes at about 12:30 then transfer to your hotel, free afternoon on your own to discover the beauty of the town. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3- Istanbul to Izmir – Ephesus Tour ( L )
We pick you up from your hotel in early morning then transfer to Istanbul Airport then flight to Izmit, you will be met at the airport on arrival then our daily guided Ephesus Tour begins by visiting Isa Bey Mosque, the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the stunning main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the best preserved Greco-Roman city. Unforgettable highlights of the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; legend has it that this is where she spent her final days after she was brought there by St. John.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel and overnight in Kusadası.
Day 4- Pamukkale Tour ( B / L )
Breakfast / Lunch
After breakfast at your hotel in Kusadası, you will be picked up from the hotel then driven to Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the limestone properties in the water, pure white colored travertines and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is called “Cotton Castle” in Turkish because of its fluffy white aspect. Visit the travertines and the Ancient City of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis in Anatolia with 1200 gravestones. The sacred pool is also one of the main highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over ancient Roman ruins which lie beneath
At the end of the tour transfer to your hotel in Kusadası and overnight.
Day 5- Kusadası to Cappadocia ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel and free time for you to do some sightseeing on your own in the town, regarding to the flight time transfer to Izmir airport for a direct flight or via Istanbul flight to Cappadocia, arrival then transfer to your hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6- Cappadocia- North Tour ( B / L )
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast at your hotel and start a full day guided tour of North Cappadocia. We then visit the monastic complex of Goreme Open Air Museum with its stunning rock-hewn architecture and vibrant frescoes; Uchisar Rock Castle, the highest point of the rocky region; the lunar landscape of Devrent Valley; the charming town of Avanos, famous throughout Turkey for its pottery and painted tiles; Pasabag Valley, which has some of the most astonishing fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Cavusin, an old Christian village and Urgup’s fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7- Cappadocia -South Tour ( B / L )
Breakfast & Lunch
After Breakfast at your hotel departure for your full day guided tour of Southern Cappadocia which begins at Pigeon Valley, where you see thousands of dovecots lining the steep cliffs. A visit to one of the extraordinary underground cities at Derinkuyu where Christians hid in fear and faith. At Selime Village you will be astonished by the beautiful churches carved out of the volcanic tufa rock. Visit Ihlara Valley, the most beautiful gorge in Cappadocia. At the end of your tour we transfer you to airport for a flight to Istanbul, after arrive in Istanbul transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8- Istanbul ( B )
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and according to your international flight we transfer you to airport and say ”have a good flight”.