This is a good itinerary for the ones enjoy more comfort to visit the most special places in Turkey in 6 days including Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus (Kuşadası), Pamukkale by flihgt transportation.
İstanbul Old City (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus), Cappadocia (Fairy Chimneys, Underground City, Rock Churches, Rock Castles, Natural Valleys), Ephesus Ancient City, The House Of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale, Travertine, Hierapolis Ancient City, …
İstanbul (Guaranteed departure)
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul
One of our colleagues will be waiting for you at the arrival hall of the Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) bearing a sign of your name written on nameboard . He/she will accompany you to our vehicle and you will be transferred directly to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00. You will visit: Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar After the lunch, you will see Dolmabahçe Palace, Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs. The tour ends about 17:00 and back to hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Please note that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Blue Mosque will not be visited on Fridays.
Day 3: Flight to Cappadocia, Cappadocia Red Tour
4.15 am Pickup from your Istanbul hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport.
You will be met at the Kayseri Airport with your name written on a paper. And transferred on your hotel at Cappadocia. You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00, then you will drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you will take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there driving to Avanos to have lunch. After having the lunch, you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel at around 17:00. Cappadocia Turkish night show with dinner: 20.00 – 22.30. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at the hotel and lunch on the tour)
Day 4: Underground City, Overnight Bus to Pamukkale:
Optional: Pre-sunrise hot-air balloon flight. Hotel pickup: around 06:30 during winter and 05:00 during summer. Dropoff: 8.00-08:30)
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for a tour on a 4km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. You will ride Quid ATV Safari in nature of Cappadocia. Stop for lunch in Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. After the tour you will travel overnight to Pamukkale in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station approximately 9:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 10 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Pamukkale for your personal needs. (lunch on the tour)
Day 5: Pamukkale Tour, Bus to Kusadasi
Upon your arrival at the Pamukkale / Denizli main bus station between 05:30 – 06:00, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to freshen up. You will have time to have breakfast and a short rest. You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:30am and continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pamukkale in our air-conditioned vehicle with your professional tour guide. Upon arrival in Pamukkale which translates to ‘’Cotton Castle’’ in Turkish, discover the dazzling terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water and bathe in the natural pools of hot spring water.
After lunch at a local restaurant, next visit is to the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis which includes an amphitheatre, great city walls, bath houses and necropolis and where you can find out about the history and culture of this unique location. Due to its neighbouring divine white terraces of travertines and historical values of the ancient city ruins, Hierapolis was added to UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1988. At a near location to Hierapolis ruins, there is the ancient pool called ‘’Cleopatra’s Pool’’ where you can have a swim at an additional charge. We will drop you to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and for your overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Ephesus Ancient City Tour. Flight to İstanbul: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for full-day Ephesus Ancient City Tour. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitian’s temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. We will also visit House of Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Take your way to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
At the end of the tour around approximately 03:45 pm, you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your late evening return flight around 6:00 – 8:00 pm (1 hour flight duration) to Istanbul. Your tour ends with arrival to Istanbul Airport. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
- Accommodation in 5* hotels (Acc. for double room)
- İstanbul (2 nights)
- Cappadocia (1 nights) boutique cave hotels in Cappadocia
- Kuşadası (1 nights)
All hotels are subject to availability at the time of definite confirmation and may changed with asimilar one with advance notice.
- Breakfasts in all hotels (4 days)
- Land transportation by A/C vehicle ( Mercedes Vito / Sprinter )
- All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- Bus ticket
- Professional licensed guiding services
- Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours (Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahce Palace, Kaymaklı Underground City, Göreme Open Air Museum, Uçhisar castle, Pamukkale (Hierapolis) Ancient City, Ephesus Ancient City, House Of Virgin Mary, …)
- Parking fees
- 3 nights Dinner ( at hotels )
- Turkish Night Show with dinner in the naturel cave restaurant
- 2 Domestic flight tickets
1. From İstanbul Atatürk Airport to Kayseri Airport
2. From İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport to İstanbul Atatürk Airport
Standard Hot Air Baloon Ride