Tour Style : Small Group Travel
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
DAY 1 -Pick up from your hotel ın Istanbul and transfer to Istanbul Airport for Morning flight to Kayseri
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.
Stay cave hotel
Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 2: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 clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Evening bus to Konya. Overnight in Konya.
DAY 3 Half day free in KONYA – PAMUKKALE
Visit on your own the Mevlana Museum (founder of the Mevlevi order of dervishes, commonly called the Whirling Dervishes). Noon bus to Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 4 PAMUKKALE TOUR AT 09:45am – KUSADASI
In the morning visit the ancient site of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved cemetery “Necropolis”, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. Afternoon bus to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 5 EPHESUS TOUR at 09:00am – HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY – KUSADASI
Morning tour to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary’s House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Selcuk Ephesus Museum or St. John Church.
Evening flight to Istanbul.
Meet and transfer to your hotel
END OF OUR SERVICE
What is included
- AIRPORT TRANSFERS
- DOMESTIC FLIGHT TICKETS (ISTANBUL TO KAYSERI AND IZMIR TO ISTANBUL)
- ALL HOTELS WITH BREAKFAST BASIS
- ALL TOURS WITH LUNCH AND MUSEUM FEES
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.