Cappadocia-Pamukkale-Ephesus tours 4 days 3 nights
DAY 01 Istanbul – Cappadocia
Take the morning flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Kayseri. Arrival and meeting at the airport just outside the arrival”s gate with a sign bearing your name and transfer to Cappadocia. In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Zelve Open Air Museum: a journey in the past with its troglodyte houses; visit to Pasabag -quot;fairy chimneys-quot; where the voice of wind mixes with the -quot;songs of fairies-quot;. Lunch in Avanos, center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Climb on top of the Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia.
DAY 02 Cappadocia – Pamukkale
Tour to Kaymakli Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. Soganli Valley, an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Villages in the valleys, surrounded by the -quot;table top-quot; mountains, are spectacular. Lunch and Visit to Sahinefendi newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses – Archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapasa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. After the tour take a night bus to Pamukkale.
DAY 03 Pamukkale – Kuşadası
Arrive in Pamukkale early morning. Meet in the bus station and transfer to hotel. You”ll not stay in Pamukkale but still we arrange a room for you to let you have shower and fresh up before the tour starts. After having breakfast from hotel, you”ll be picked up for the tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
After the tour, our local agency will transfer you to bus station and you”ll have a short distance bus to Kuşadası. Overnight Kusadasi.
DAY 04 Ephesus Tour
The tour begins by visiting the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days.
Transfer to Izmir airport and take a flight from Izmir to Istanbul, arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.
All the transfers from Airport to hotel and back.
Flight tickets (Istanbul-Kayseri/ İzmir-Istanbul)
2 Full day Tours in Cappadocia.
1 Full day Tour in Pamukkale
1 Full day Tour in Ephesus
1 Night Accommodation in Cappadocia ( Cave Hotel ) with breakfast
1 Night on Overnight coach from Cappadocia to Pamukkale
1 Night Accommodation in Kuşadası ( 4* Hotel ) with breakfast and dinner
Professional English speaking guide
Transportation by airconditioned, non smoking vehicle.
Local taxes and service fees
All entrance fees