* Visited Sights: Devrent Valley – Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) – Avanos – Goreme and Open Air museum
With the first lights of the day, you will be picked from your hotel for a flight to Cappadocia. You will be transferred to Istanbul Airport to fly our target destination, Cappadocia.
Once you arrive to Istanbul airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. Your flight will last about one hour and when you land you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. (Holding a sign with your name on it.)
Then we will go on a full day Northern Cappadocia tour starting with Devrent Valley with its eye catching, unique chimneys, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley), fascinating Avanos, the beauteous valley of Goreme and Open Air museum where the remains of churches and early Christian dwellings, hewn from the soft rocks and stones, dating back thousands of years, are still standing.
After this stunning and priceless experience, we will transfer to your hotel. You will stay in Cappadocia this night. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 2: Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast and Lunch included)
* Visited Sights: Red and Rose Valley – Gulludere Valley – Cavusin VillageKaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City – Ortahisar – Uchisar Castle- Pigeon Valley – Three Beauties Valley
After having breakfast at the hotel, our tour’s second section starts. We will set off again for a full day Southern Cappadocia tour by seeing the famous and unforgettable rock churches in the Red and Rose Valley where the colour of rocks changing throughout the day and little hiking through the Gulludere Valley.
In old Greek Cavusin Village we will visit the houses and churches of the Cristian clergymen such as Saint John the Baptist and Nicophoras Phocas. Afterwards, we will go on to a city rich in historical culture and natural beauties,Kaymakli (or Ozkonak),and visit the underground city where the early Christians sought refuge.
Our last destination is a natural castle at Ortahisar then Uçhisar Castle, the highest point of the Cappadocia. This is a great opportunity to get some great panorama shots of Cappadocia and the fairy chimneys. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view.
At the end of this priceless day, you will be transferred to your Cappadocia hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 3: Full day Konya Tour & Bus to Pamukkale (Breakfast and Lunch included)
* Visited Sights: Sultanhan Caravanserai – Alaaddin Mosque – Sultan Selim Mosque – Mausoleum of Mevlana – Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and drive to Konya along the ancient Silk Road, visiting the 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserai en route. Arrive in Konya and visit Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic figure.
Time for lunch. Afterwards, visit the Ottoman Sultan Selim Mosque and 1000-year old Alaaddin Mosque, located on the prehistoric tumulus on Alaaddin Hill. Then we will visit the Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque.
At the end of the tour, we will take you to the local bus station for your Pamukkale journey. Bus is comfartable and your journey takes approximately 8 hours. When you arrive to Denizli bus station, we will pick you up and transfer you to the Pamukkale hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 4: Full day Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Visited Sights : Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman Bath, and Temple of Apollo, Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be meet with your well informed guide and driver and we will drive to Pamukkale meaning ‘’Cotton Castle’’ and you will feel like you are in a dream, and get to Hierapolis ancient city. Before we start we will have lunch and then begin to tour the city.
We will visit Pamukkale, Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman Bath, and Temple of Apollo. Finally we will visit Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool (fee will be extra), where you will be able to swim and have a relaxing moment in an awesome, unique place.
While you are swimming you may think that you are in a pool where once Cleopatra swam thousands years ago, may feel the nature and history together inside yourself.
At the end of the tour, we will drive to Kusadasi. When we arrive at Kusadasi, you will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 5: Full day Ephesus – Virgin Mary House – Artemis Tour & Flight Back to Istanbul (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Visited Sights : Ephesus – The House of Virgin Mary – The Temple of Artemis
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and drive to full day Ephesus tour. First of all, we will visit ancient Greek city, Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary, a marvellous place hidden in the green, with our professional guides.
During the day, we will visit the most worth seeing remains of the city such as The Marble Street, The Odeon, Bouleterion, The Temple of Hadrian, The Trajan’s Fountain, The Mosaic street, The Agora, The Baths, The house, The Great Theatre, Harbour Street and the third largest library of the Ancient world: The famous Celsus Library.
After the lunch we will visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days, preferred to live in this remote place rather than in a crowded place.
Temple of Artemis
Then, we will visit the Temple of Artemis, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, and built in an area of Ephesus. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns’ capitals and shafts.
At the end of the day, after we see and learn many things and are surprised how they achived to build such structures at that time, then you will be taken to the Izmir Airport for your turning back to Istanbul. After your arrival to airport, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. Then you will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel. End of services.