5 Days Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tours from Istanbul by flight

Duration : 4 Nights 5 Days|Departure Days : All Year Around

Why This Tour?

If you would like to avoid taking long bus journey between Cappadocia and Pamukkale, this package will help you.After you have done with Cappadocia Tours you will fly to Izmir and continue with Ephesus and Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tours.After all you will fly back to Istanbul.

PRICE FROM : 540 EUR

* All mentioned airport transfers in Istanbul and Cappadocia
* Flight ticket from Istanbul to Cappadocia.
* Flight ticket from Cappadocia to Izmir.
* Flight ticket from Izmir to Istanbul.
* Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
* Cappadocia sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
* Ephesus sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
* Pamukkale sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
* Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
* Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available
* All mentioned land transportations
* 2 Night accommodation at prefered hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia
* 2 Night accommodation at prefered hotel with breakfast in Kusadasi / Selcuk
* Local taxes
*Dinner
*Drinks at lunch
*Tips
* You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
* Guests must be able to walk approximately 1,5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces.
* Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order 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.
 

5 Days Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tours from Istanbul by flight Tour Details

Day 1 -  Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Cappadocia Day Tour I


05:00 Pick up from your hotel and drive to airport. (Please note that pick up time can be chage according to flight departure time) 07:00 Fly from ıstanbul to Kayseri / Nevsehir. (Please note that flight time can be chage according to avalibilty) 08:20 Arrive in Kayseri / Nevsehir Airprot. After check out from airpot, our staff will be waiting for you with sign your name written on it. You will be picked up and drive to Cappadocia and you will be dropped off at our meeting point. Then we start to tour by visiting Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin church or the “Great Pigeon House” commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas.Then we go to local restaurant to have lunch. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. After visiting Pigeon Valley, drive for visiting Kaymakli Underground City, where early christians lived in fear and faith. The an- cient name was Enegup. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors, however four floors are available to visit. In wartime about 5000 people can refuged in. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.




Day 2 -  Cappadocia Day Tour II


09:30 You will be picket up from your hotel for second day tour of Cappadocia. You will be takken to meeting point and meet with other tour participants and tour guide then we start the tour. Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. we visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos centre of terracotta art which is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river and is its production of earthenware pottery, it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. These Christian sanctuaries contain many examples of Byzantine art from the post-iconoclastic period. These frescoes are a unique artistic achievement from this period. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle which has the numerous hollowed-out containers, rock tombs, and a large water cistern all welcome you as silent witnesses to history and human life giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to hotel.




Day 3 -  Free Time in Cappadocia and Fly from Cappadocia to Izmir (Ephesus)


On this day, you will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. You will have free time until flight departure.


13:00 You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport.

15:15 Fly from Kayseri to Izmir. (Please note that flight are not direct from Kayseri to Izmir everyday. If there is not direct flight on requested days, we will arrange conected flight via Istanbul. That's why flight time can be change)

16:45 Arrive in Izmir. Met on arrival and transfer to Kusadasi / Selcuk Check in to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk.




Day 4 -  Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tours


Breakfast at your hotel. 08:30 You will be picked up and transferred to meeting point. You will meet with other tour participants and tour guide then start the tour by driving to Pamukkale that has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. Once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and masterpiece theater. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres long covering an expanse of 240 metres to 300 metres. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool’s hot spring mineral Waters. At the end of the tour, drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk.




Day 5 -  Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour and Fly from Izmir to Istanbul


You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day Ephesus Tour and taken to meeting point. Then the tour starting with Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet coorperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary,it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Ephesus Archeological Museum to see findings of Ephesus excavations and Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World.

19:00 You will be transferred to Izmir Airport.

21:30 Fly from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Istanbul (Please note that flight departure time can be chage according flight availibilties.)

22:30 Arrive in Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will meet with our staff at the airport then be transferred to your hotel.

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