5 DAY TOUR OF TURKEY
All Turkey tours depart daily and are customizable where viable. Or use our suggested itinerary below:
Day 1 – Istanbul-Cappadocia (B, L)
Cappadocia valley tours, turkeyull Day Cappadocia Tour:
Pick up at your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Istanbul airport. Fly to Cappadocia. Transfer to Cappadocia. Start with a gentle walk through orchards, unusual volcanic rock formations and rock-cut houses at Red & Rose Valley. Visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch and then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, visit Kaymakli Underground City, which hid local Christians from Arab invaders, Ortahisar Castle and Mustafapasa Greek village. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2 – Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to explore Devrent and Monk’s Valley, to see the extraordinary mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles or ‘fairy chimneys’. Continue on to the small village of Avanos, famous for clay pottery design. After lunch, proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive rock-carved churches and Byzantine frescoes in all Cappadocia. Finally enjoy a view of the moonscape valleys from the rock-perched natural citadel at Uchisar. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Optional Add-On: Cappadocia Balloon Tours over the beautiful valleys).
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3 – Cappadocia-Kusadasi (B)
Morning transfer to Cappadocia airport and fly to Izmir. Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Kusadasi. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Day 4 – Kusadasi (B, L)
Full Day Ephesus Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit Ephesus. Begin the tour at the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final years. Explore the marble white ancient city of Ephesus, with spectacular monuments such as the Library of Celsus, Agora, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian’s Gate, Domitianus Temple, Theater and Roman Latrines.After lunch, visit the Isabey Mosque and the Temple of Artemis. Drop off to hotel.Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
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5 – Kusadasi-Pamukkale-Kusadasi (B)
Full Day Pamukkale-Hieropolis Tour:
Pick up at your hotel. Drive to Pamukkale or ‘Cotton Castle’, famous for the healing properties of its thermal mineral baths and beautiful cascading snow-white terraced cliff side basins and waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient Roman city ruins of Hierapolis. See the magnificently preserved Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs, Gates, Thermal Baths, Devil’s Hole and the Masterpiece Theater. Transfer to the airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Drop-off transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. END.