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10 Days Turkey Tour – Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia Tour
- This tour is available all year round.
- Can be customized according to your wishes.
- There is no hidden cost.
Ephesus was an ancient port city whose well-preserved ruins are in modern-day Turkey. The city was once considered the most important Greek city and the most important trading center in the Mediterranean region. Throughout history, Ephesus survived multiple attacks and changed hands many times between conquerors. It was also a hotbed of early Christian evangelism and remains an important archaeological site and Christian pilgrimage destination.
The surreal, brilliant white traverteni terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of a mighty waterfall. From the rim of a steep valley side in Turkey’s picturesque southwest. Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale. Literally “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis.
The paradise on earth, the pearl city of the Mediterranean, and the Turkish Riviera. Antalya is Turkey’s 9th largest city that stands for professionalism, experience, diversity and quality. With its history, natural beauty and a rich variety of local life style. The city hosts more than 11 million foreign guests, from all over the world on a yearly basis. As the fourth most visited city in the world. Antalya is one of the world’s foremost tourism destinations, offers you a peerless experience.
Cappadocia region was formed 60 million years ago by erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from Mount Erciyes (Argeus). Human settlement at the Cappadocia region dates back to the Paleolithic era. The lands where the Hittites once lived have been one of the most important centers of Christianity in the later periods. Houses and churches carved into the caves . Rocks turned the region into a huge heaven for Christians escaping from the dominance of the Roman Empire.
We will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfer you to your hotel in old city İstanbul. Rest of the day you could relax in your room or discover the city on your free time . Overnight at Istanbul hotel.
After breakfast approximately at 8:30 am pick up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant. After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)
You will be picked from your hotel around 09:30 and start your tour with Ephesus Classic City. During your 2 to 3 hours visit you will see Odeion, Goddess Rome temple, Hadrian temple, Divine Ceasar temple, Pollia and Trajan fountains, Celsius library, more than thousand year old public toilets, Ephesus Theatre, harbour street and many other highlights of city of Ephesus. After your lunch the tour will continue with Artemis temple which is one of the "Seven Wonders of the World". After the temple you will finally visit the Virgin Mary's House. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in.
Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
You will be picked from your hotel at 09:30 and start your tour Karahayit Springs which is known as Kirmizi Su (Red Water). Then your next stop will be Hierapolis Ancient City. Your guide will lead you from northern necropolis to southern necropolis. On your way, you will learn the story of this sacred city and explore it's basilica, theatre, temple of Apollo, roman bath, St. Phillip Martyrium and other parts of the city. You will also have a chance to swim in the historical roman pool of Hierapolis. Among these archaeological treasures, the highlight of the excursion will be walking with bare-foot on the travertine terraces. After the tour, you’ll be transferred to Pamukkale main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Antalya (duration 4 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Antalya. (B, L)
You will be picked from your hotel at around 08:00 and start your tour with Perge Ancient City. Perge was once the capital city of the Pamphylia region. During your visit, you will be able to see The Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic Gate, The Column Street and The State Agora. After these visits, you will have your lunch in a restaurant near Euromedon River. We will continue our tour with Aspendos Ancient Theatre. Aspendos is the best preserved and the most complete example of a Roman theatre in Turkey. The theatre was still in use for concerts, festivals and events until recently. Then, we will drive to Side Ancient City where you will see the splendid Agora, Theatre and Temples built in the 17th century B.C.
After the visit, we will drive you back to your hotel.
Today is at leisure and overnight in Antalya. Overnight in Antalya. (B, D)
After breakfast check out of the hotel in Antalya. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Antalya airport to take your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Check into your hotel in Cappadocia and rest of the day is free.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of USD 175.00. 09:30am - 09:45am Pick up from your hotel Full day tour of Northern Part of Cappadocia Goreme Panorama is a panoramic point where you can see a wonderful view Goreme town with its spectacular cave houses. Goreme Open Air Museum is the first and biggest monastery where this religious education was started. You will visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys with frescoes painted on the walls from 10th to 13th Centuries. In the 4th century three important men created a new unity here they are the Great St. Basil, bishop of Kayseri, his brother St.Gregory of Nyssa and St. George of Nazianus. Avanos is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River. The Kizilirmak, which divides Avanos into, is the longest river of Turkey. Devrent Valley has various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones mushroom like forms pillar and pointed rocks. With the action of smaller, secondary volcanoes and the action of rivers, wind and flood waters, this layer of tuff has slowly but steadily been eroded to produce the rock formations know as "fairy chimneys". we will take a walk through this amazing valley. Pasabaglari (Monks Valley) Many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads. Three Beauties has a beautiful view over Urgup town, famous with wine factories, and vineyards with apricot gardens give you memorable shots forever.
Overnight in Cappadocia
Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
09:30 - 09:45 am Pick up from your hotel Full day tour of Southern Part of Cappadocia Uchisar Castle is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surrounds used to be the most populated area this settlement to survey the enemies. The top of the citadel provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. Kızılçukur is a valley called Rose valley as well because of the red colors of the rocks. This is one of the best valleys for hiking in the area (3,5km). Kızılçukur was also used by Christians at the end of 5th century, so you will explore the cave dwellings and old churches. The colors also change up according to the daylight. It is the best place to see sunset. Cavuşin this village is one of the ancient settlement in the early period of Christian having the oldest churc of region dating back to 3rd century. It was exactly settled like a big town where you see lost of cave rooms used as living rooms, sleeping rooms, kitchens, wineries, etc. All these are waiting for you to eplore where cave houses collapsed because of landslide in 1960 which has a gorgeous view. Love Valley called originally White Valley offers you a wonderful view with its funny shaped fairy chimneys. Underground City (Kaymaklı or Özkonak) this is the most interesting one in the region among 36 other ones which were firdt used by Hittites and later by Chiristians like a shelter in during Roman persecution times. By carving lots of rooms all connected with tunnels, they lived in here when the cities were invaded by enermies. you have a change to see the rooms, food storages church and kitchens. Chimneys and defence systems used in the underground city will surprise you during the visit. Pigeon Valley is a panoramic view point where you will see the pigeaons and pigeon houses which were used to keep pigeons in order to collect their dropping for fertilising the earth especially wineyards. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped to the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport as per your international flight details. End of tour and services. (B)