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7 Days Cappadocia & Pamukkale & Ephesus & Istanbul Tour

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7 Days- 6 Nights
Istanbul
Pamukkale & Ephesus & Cappadocia & Istanbul
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul

Departure

Everyday

Price Includes

  • All Transfers from/to Hotels and Airports.
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • 6 Nights Accommodation in hotels
  • Breakfasts and lunches
  • Entrance fees to sites and museums which mentioned in İtinerary
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Dinner and drinks
Itinerary

Day 1Istanbul Airport to Hotel Transfer

Welcome to Turkey! After your arrival to (IST) or (SAW), pick up at the exit of the first gate by our team. We will be holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2Flight to Izmir and Ephesus Tour

We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. Hour of pick up may change according to flight time. Flight from Istanbul to Izmir. When you land on Izmir, one of our staff will welcome you with a name sign. Then you’ll meet with our local tour guide.

Today you will visit one of the well preserved ancient city of Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s House, Artemis Temple and Lunch. Firstly, you will stop in Ephesus Ancient City. The extensive ruins which include Varius Bath Complex, The Odeon, State Agora, The Temples of Dea Roma, Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, The Fountain of Trajan, The Baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, Great Theatre.. And much more monuments stand in the special atmosphere of Ephesus, charming each one. Once it was a commerce and trade center of the ancient world, later on became a sacred religious place of the early Christianity and today, a famous and unique tourism center proving all its perfects to the visitors as one of the biggest open air museum in the world. Next stop is to visit The House of Virgin Mary, the place where it is believed that she had spent last years of her life. It is considered that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and that a small house was built for her on Bulbul Mountain. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited The House of Virgin Mary and declared one of the pilgrimage center. Then drive to the Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although there is one single column left today, magnificient temple had been built for the goddess of fertility and hunters, Artemis, known as Diana after city passed under the rule of Romans.

End of the tour. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 3Full Day Pamukkale Tour, Flight to Cappadocia

We will pick you up from your hotel, tour will start .

Pamukkale is famous with its white cascades of calcium springs. There are 17 hot water springs in Pamukkale. When the hot spring waters come up to surface, they loose the carbon dioxide in the water and calcium bicarbonate subsides to shape the beautiful white cascades of Pamukkale. It is a joy to see this natural site, an eye candy. You can walk through Pamukkale and even find a chance to relax in the hot water of ancient pool. Built just above the hot spring waters of Pamukkale, Hierapolis is a mighty ancient city and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hierapolis built in 2.nd century BC by the King of Pergamon then became a Roman City. City was famous with several important sanctuaries and also it was an important trade center. Hierapolis was famous for purple die and cloth making as it is still famous with textile products.

End of the tour, You will be transfered to airport for your flight to Cappadocia according to your flight time. After you arrive to Cappadocia transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4Full Day Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia. Then you will be transferred with an air-conditioned coach to meet the tour guide.

First stop of the tour is Devrent Valley with red colored lunar landscape. Although never used as a settlement in history, unique landscape and rock formations are the highlights of the valley. Your guide will explain how these strange shaped rocks formed. Next you will visit Pasabag. This location was named after the monks who lived here 4th century AD. You can view different rock formations and mushroom shaped chimneys here as well. Next is The Pigeon Valley where you can visit handcrafted caves, tunnels and natural cliffs. Some of the fairy chimneys here reach 130 ft. Next place to visit is the great rock called Uchisar. Last stop of the tour is Goreme Open-Air Museum. You will see cave churches with incredible fresco work in combined structures of monasteries. Your tour guide will tell you how these were created between 10th and 12th centuries AD.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 5Full Day Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia. Then you will be transferred with an air-conditioned coach to meet the tour guide. First stop of the tour is Derinkuyu with complex handcrafted tunnels and ancient caves. Derinkuyu Underground is the largest underground city found in Turkey and the most popular among other underground settlements in Cappadocia. Next is a 4 km’s walk through Ihlara Valley while sightseeing some of the most important examples of churches and caves found in the region.Then it’s time to have a lunch. Next stop is Belisirma which is famous for the ruins covering the place. Ala, Bezirhane, Karagedik and Direkli church ruins are some of the beautiful remnants of Byzantine era. Then we will head to Selime, probably the most beautiful and detailed monastery handcrafted inside a cave. The Last stop of the tour is Nar Lake. The lake is a volcanic crater located 30 km’s from Derinkuyu and Ihlara.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Airport. After you arrive to İstanbul Airport we will give you our last service, transfer you to your hotel in İstanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 6Full Day Istanbul Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul. Then you will be transferred with an air-conditioned coach to meet the tour guide First stop of the tour is Hippodrome of Constantinople : It was the social center and sporting area of the city during the byzantine reign. Hippodrome was used for horse racing chariot racing. Big crowds used to watch these organizations from the seating rows of hipodromme which had 100000 capacity of spectators. It was buit in 324 AD by constantine. The Wall obelisk, the serpent column, the obelisk of thutmosis 3 and fauntain of Wilhem II are displayed around the area. Blue mosque : The Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Turkish so called blue mosque as well because of the blue and turquise tiles which surrounding the walls of interior. It was built by the order of Sultan Ahmet the sultan of the ottomans between 1609 and 1616 years. Its still used to pray and became one of the most popular tourist attraction in Istanbul. Topkapi Palace : The imperial residence of the ottoman empire for 400 years still survives with its all glory. Strategical location of palace is one of the best spot that you can observe golden horn and bosphorus with strait of Marmara. Finest architecture of the ottomans with different rooms, garden and towers. Some of the rooms contains large number of porcelains, weapons, robes, miniatures and ottoman jewellery and treasures. Hagia Sophia Masterpiece of the town, was built by emperor justinian in 537 AD. It is one of the most visited museum in the World today. It was used as a church for 916 years then Fatih Sultan Mehmet the conquerer converted it into a mosque and was used as a mosque for 482 years. And after the foundation of turkish republic, with the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and decision of the miniters, Hagia Sophia was converted into museum in 1935. The current Hagia Sophia is the third one with its specific, massice and magnificient architecture history and art. It had been called the 8th wonder of the ancient World by the east romans(byzantians). Grand Bazaar : One of the largest covered markets in the World with 4000 shops and 60 streets and welcomes between 300.000 and 500.000 visitors Daily. Bazaar is so well known for its painted ceramics, carpets, jewellery, spices, souvenirs and antique stores. It was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the order of 2. Mehmet the conquerer. It has four different main gate and its not hard to get lost thats why its important to keep the name of the gate where you came in and will met with your guide at the same gate

After the tour you will be transferred back to hotel.
Accomodation in Istanbul.

Day 7Bosphorus Cruise Tour, Spica Bazaar, Airport transfer and the Service

After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). Bosphorus by Boat a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia..

According to flight time, we will transfer you to (IST) or (SAW) Airport.

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