Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus are unmissable places when visiting Turkey. In Ephesus you will find ancient ruins which are one of the oldest and best preserved in the world. Pamukkale and Cappadocia are both unique natural wonders and an incredible historical sites.
Hikes through canyons, underground cities, beautiful ruins and breath taking landscapes are some of the things you can expect.
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History / Landscape / Archaeology / Religion /Art
* You can combine this tour with our other destinations: Pergamon, Antalya, Istanbul ...
The tour starts with our driver picking you up from the hotel and driving you to Istanbul’s airport for a morning flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival at Kayseri’s airport, you will be met by your new driver and connected to Cappadocia to join the Tour.
Day 1: Cappadocia
Once the tour is over we will transfer you to your Cave hotel to overnight. Please ask your guide for the best restaurants.
Day 2: Cappadocia
The hiking part of the tour ends at Cavusin village, one of the oldest settlements in the region. By this time it will be lunch hour and we will have it at Avanos or Goreme.
After lunch we will drive to Kaymaklı Underground city, the best preserved and the largest one in Cappadocia. Our last stops will be on a local hand crafts shop and in Ucguzeller, where we can touch the most known fairy tale like chimneys of Cappadocia.
Once the tour ends we will transfer you to the bus station where you will take an overnight bus to Pamukkale (approximately 10 hours).
Day 3: Pamukkale
Walking on top of this marvel is like walking on a dream, but this is not just what Pamukkale has to offer. A roman city was built on top of it and is waiting for your visit. The theater is truly impressive and there are several buildings in a great conservation state.
After the tour we will transfer you to your hotel. In the next morning you will be transfered to Ephesus.
Day 4: Ephesus
The Tour’s first stop is the Temple of Artemis, once known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World is, nowadays, a place with stories to tell. Let your guide take you through the legends that involve one of the most important places of worship of the goddess Artemis (or Diana).
We proceed to visit Ephesus: The city of Ephesus, as you can visit today, was founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals, Lysimachus, in about 300 BC. Ephesus had its best periods during the Hellenistic and Roman eras, and as the capital of the Asian province and a big port, its population was of 200,000 habitants. The Celsus’ library is one of the most impressive ancient constructions that you will ever see and strolling in these streets will make you feel like a roman yourself.
Our last stop is the House of the Virgin Mary, the place where Mary chose to settle to spend her last days. In 1980, by the John Paul Pope, the site was declared has a pilgrimage place for Christians.
After the tour ends we will drive back to Izmir’s airport for a flight back to Istanbul. Upon your arrival you will be dropped off to your hotel.