Tour Style : Group Tour
Duration : 5 Days – 4 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Ephesus – House of the Virgin Mary – Pamukkale –Goreme Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Rose Valley
DAY 01– EVENING FLIGHT TO IZMIR
DAY 02: Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast and lunch included)
This morning we depart at 08:15Aam for Pamukkale . At Pamukkale we will visit the natural calcium travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis. We will explore the Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, and the Red waters of Karahayit. After Lunch we will visit the Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertines of Pamukkale. At the end of the tour we will return you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
DAY 03 Ephesus Tour at 09:00am
Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. We tour this amazing site and wonder of the people who built and walked through this ancient city. We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary (supposedly where St. John brought her to live out her final days). After the tour we will check in to your hotel in near by Kusadasi and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy and explore the harbour port or township.
EVENING FLIGHT TO KAYSERI
DAY 04: GOREME MUSEUM & FAIRY-CHIMNEY TOURS at 09:30am
Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to paşabağ (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles.Drive to the city of Avanos .In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years.Lastly,before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uçhisar.
DAY 05: ROSE VALLEY & KAYMAKLI UNDGROUND CITY TOURS at 09:30am
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuşin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen.After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley . In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith.
EVENING FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL
END OF OUR SERVICE
What is included
- Airport Transfers
- Domestic flights from Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir To Kayseri and Kayseri to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi with Breakfast and Dinner
- 2 Night Cave Hotel In Cappadocia with Breakfas
- Guided Ephesus tour with Lunch
- Guided Pamukkale Tour with Lunch
- 2 Days Cappadocia Tours with Lunch
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
- Hot-Air Balloon Watching Photo Tour by Taxi: 40 Euros per person (no child reduction)
- Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
- Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
- Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
- Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
- ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.