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6-Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Hierapolis

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Duration: 6 days
Product code: 2330
Overview

This 6-Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul visits Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Hierapolis.  

After pick up from your hotel in Istanbul or meeting point in Ataturk Airport, we will fly to Izmir for our tour of the ancient city of Ephesus with a picturesque route along Aegean coastal roads. A guided tour of this beautifully preserved classical ruins, visit The House of the Virgin Mary as well as the Temple of Artemis. 

The next day, we will leave for the archaeological site of Pamukkale, known for its white terraces. Walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your tour guide, learning about the rock’s geology,  then its a visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis for a dip in its naturally formed bathing pools (own expense),  its majestic ruins, admiring its necropolis (Roman burial site) and sizeable Roman theatre.

The following day, enjoy breakfast and then leave your hotel by minibus for a transfer to Izmir Airport. We will fly to Kayseri Airport in Cappadocia – Turkey’s most stunning central Anatolian region known for its intriguing volcano-created landscape where we will stay and tour for the next two days. Walk around in this beautiful village and discover its colourful chimneys and landscape. 

As the cliff-top village of Uçhisar is nearby, we will visit the Uçhisar Castle. Take beautiful pictures from the Byzantine castle’s windows before walking through spectacular Red Valley to the village of Çavuşin for lunch. 

We will drive to see the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys in Monks Valley – widely considered as the best examples of Cappadocia’s mushroom-shaped rocks. See double and even triple headed chimney formations, continuing your tour through Devrent Valley. After a short journey by minibus, we will arrive in Pigeon Valley to see thousands of sandstone birdhouses and carved from the cliffs. Learn about the farmers who for centuries used droppings from the pigeons nesting here to fertilise their crops. 

Heading back to our minibus to make our way to the quaint villages of Selimiye and Yaprakhisar. There have been several scenes from the Star Wars movies filmed in Yaprakhisar, with views from this picturesque cave village are unforgettable.

On the last day, you are transferred to Kayseri Airport for a flight back to Istanbul. 

Highlights
  • Admire The House of the Virgin Mary as well as the Temple of Artemis
  • Walk around the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stroll around its majestic ruins, admiring its necropolis (Roman burial site) and sizeable Roman theatre.
  • Enjoy the pretty village of Göreme Esentepe and marvel at its colourful chimneys and landscape.
  • Go to Monkey Valley and see the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys
  • Go to Pigeon Valley to see thousands of sandstone birdhouses, carved from the cliffs.
  • Go to the quaint villages of Selimiye and Yaprakhisar, known from the Star Wars movies.
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 6 days
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up and Drop from Istanbul airport and hotels.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
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Inclusions
  • Parking Fees.
  • Accommodation Fees.
  • Domestic Flights.
  • Luxurious Vehicles For Transportation.
  • Professional Tour Guide.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities(Optional).
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Entrance Fees.
Itinerary
Days

On arrival at Ataturk Airport, we will fly to Izmir at 7.30am. From here, the journey to the ancient city of Ephesus is only 1.5 hours, and you’ll follow a picturesque route along Aegean coastal roads. 

Stopping for lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant and then arrive in Ephesus to discover what life was like for the Turks in Greco-Roman times. 

On a guided tour around the beautifully preserved Classical ruins, see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis as well as the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary is said to have spent her final days. 

See traditional handicrafts made in town and then head to the nearby town of Kusadasi to check in to your hotel.

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  • Flight :

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and visit a famous leather factory in Kusadasi called Emelda Leather. 

Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods, and Emelda showcases some of Kusadasi’s most beautiful leatherwork. 

Browse the locally handcrafted products with your guide, and shop for quality souvenirs. Enjoy lunch in town, and then we will head to the archaeological site of Pamukkale by minibus to see its captivating white travertine rock terraces that cascade down from the ancient city of Hierapolis. 

While walking around this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, learn about the rock’s geology, and then visit the ancient city of Hierapolis for a dip in its naturally formed bathing pools (own expense). Walk around its majestic ruins, admiring its necropolis (Roman burial site) and sizeable Roman theatre before checking in to your Pamukkale hotel. Enjoy dinner here and then spend the remainder of your evening at your own leisure.

  • Breakfast
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After breakfast, we will leave your hotel by minibus for a transfer to Izmir Airport to fly to Kayseri Airport in Cappadocia. 

Turkey’s stunning central Anatolian region known for its intriguing volcano-created landscape. After a 1.5-hour flight (including an onboard meal) your guide will drive you to your cave hotel. Spend the evening at leisure in beautiful Cappadocia.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :
  • Flight :

After breakfast, we will depart for a full-day tour exploring the north of the region. 

Stopping for a walk around the pretty village of Göreme Esentepe and marvel at its colourful fairy chimneys and lava-formed landscape. 

The cliff-top village of Uçhisar is nearby, for a visit to Uçhisar Castle to enjoy the panoramic views from the Byzantine castle’s windows before walking through spectacular Red Valley to the village of Çavuşin for lunch.

In the afternoon, we will drive to see the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys in Monks Valley – widely considered as the best examples of Cappadocia’s mushroom-shaped rocks. See double and even triple headed chimney formations.

We will continue our tour through Devrent Valley stopping in Ürgüp for a visit to Turasan Winery, where you’ll sample fine Anatolian wines with your guide. 

Return to your Cappadocia hotel and spend your evening at leisure.

  • Breakfast
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After breakfast, your guide will collect you for your tour of southern Cappadocia. 

With a short journey by minibus, arriving in Pigeon Valley to see thousands of sandstone birdhouses, carved from the cliffs. Hear about the farmers who for centuries used droppings from the pigeons nesting here to fertilize their crops. 

Head back to your minibus to make our way to the quaint villages of Selimiye and Yaprakhisar. Several scenes from the Star Wars movies were filmed in Yaprakhisar, the views from this picturesque cave village are unforgettable. 

After lunch, we will continue our tour to Kaymakli Underground City to see where Turkey’s prehistoric Troglodytes once worked, slept and worshipped.

  • Breakfast
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Enjoy your breakfast, and then you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your return flight to Istanbul.

  • Breakfast
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Meeting Point
pickups and drop-offs from Istanbul airport and hotels.
Know Before You Go
  • As it will be very hot in the summer days we recommend you to bring an umbrella or a hat with you.
  • Guests should bring a swim suit and towel if they wish to swim at Hierapolis.
  • If you wish to begin your tour with a airport transfer to the hotel or vice versa, please provide your hotel and flight details.
  • Comfortable footwear will be important for you experience.
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