5 Days Istanbul to Ephesus Cappadocia by Bus
Tour Style : Group Tour
Duration : 5 Days – 4 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Cappadocia, Underground City, Avanos, Goreme , Ephesus
DAY 01 :PLEASE BE READY AT MY OFFICE AT 18:00PM IN OLD TOWN OF SULTANAHMED AS ADRESS SHOWN BELOVE TO TAKE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO ISTANBUL BUS STATION
Küçük Ayasofya Cad.,
Sultanahmet/Istanbul Street number:57 Just near of taxi station on Kücük Ayasofya Cad
(0212) 458 9921
BUS DEPARTURE TIME AT 21:00PM FROM ISTANBUL BUS STATION
DAY 02:MORNING ARRIVE TO SELCUK BUS STATION TO GO HOTEL FOR BREAKFAST
Ephesus Tour at 09:00am
A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Artemis was the virgin goddess of nature, and protectress of women in childbirth. The enormous Temple of Artemis, once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. In 263 AD., the temple was sacked and destroyed during the invasion of the Goths. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus.
EVENING BUS TO CAPPADOCIA AT 20:00PM
DAY 03:MORNING ARRIVE TO NEVSEHIR BUS STATION
MEET AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR EARLY CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST
Fairy Chimneys Tour at 09:30am
In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in cave hotel in Cappadocia. (Included meals: Lunch)
DAY 04 –Rose Valley & Underground City Tour at 09:30am
You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away
UNDERGROUND CITY: One of largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
Evening bus to ISTANBUL AT 21:00PM
DAY 05: MORNING ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL BUS STATION AT 07:30AM
END OF OUR SERVICE
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN YTOU ARRIVE TO ISTANBUL BUS STATION : YOU NEED TO TAKE METRO OR TAXI BY YOUR OWN ARRANGENET
THERE WILL BE NO TRASNFER SERVICE BY YUKI TOUR
What is included
Bus Tickets (Istanbul to SELCUK and SELCUK TO CAPPADOCIA and CAPPADOCIA to Istanbul)
- All transfers as specified
- Professional English-speaking guide & vehicle
- Admittance fees per the itinerary
- 2 Days Cappadocia Tour with Lunches
- 1 day Ephesus Tour with Lunch
- 1 night accommodation in boutique cave hotel, with buffet breakfast
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
Hot-Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia: 295 Euros per adult cash payment (no child reduction)
Hot-Air Balloon Watching Photo Tour by Taxi: 60 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): 80 Euros per person
Turkish Baths (Hamam): 80 Euros per person
Horseriding: 60 Euros per person (1 hour)
ATV / Quad: 55 Euros (1 hour)