Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia 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. In Pamukkale and Cappadocia: both unique natural wonders and an incredible historical sites.
You will see ancent roman cities, underground cities, art and incredible landscapes. Enjoy!
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Architecture / History & Archaeology / Religion / Art / Natural Landscape
* You can combine the Ephesus tour with our other tours: Pergamon, Troy, Istanbul, Antalya...
Temple of Artemis
The tour starts with our driver picking you up from the hotel and driving you to Istanbul’s airport for a morning flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival at Izmir’s airport, you will be met by your new driver and connected to Selcuk to join the Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia Tour.
Day 1: Ephesus
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, you will be transferred to your hotel in Selcuk for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Pamukkale
Walking on top of this marvel is like walking in a dream, but this is not just what Pamukkale has to offer. A roman city was built on top of it and it's waiting for your visit. The theater is truly impressive and there are several buildings in a great conservation state.
After the tour ends we will connect you to an overnight bus to Capadoccia
Day 3: Cappadocia
We will start by visiting North Cappadocia: Goreme - an open Air Museum with beautiful frescoes painted on the walls and after, you will be able to enjoy the Panoramic View from Uchisar Castle. We will lunch in Uchisar and proceed to Urgup, one of the highlights of the region. Here you can try the region’s wine. After this stop we will drive to our last stops of the day: Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari and Avanos.
Once the tour is over we will transfer you to your Cave hotel to overnight. Please ask your guide for tips for best restaurants on the region.
Day 4: 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.
The tour ends with your transfer to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival you will be transferred back to your hotel in Istanbul.