5 Days Istanbul Pamukkale Ephesus and Cappadocia Package Tour
We present you our tour called 5 Days Istanbul Pamukkale Ephesus and Cappadocia Package Tour, which is one of the Turkey package tours from İstanbul.
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Tour Style: Small Group Tour
Pickup Point: Istanbul-Turkey
Highlights: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Camlica, Spice Bazaar, Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Hierapolis, The Cleopatra Pool (extra), Hierapolis-Pamukkale Archaeological Museum, Calcium Terraces and Travertines, The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag Valley, Kaymakli Under The Ground City, Guvercinlik Valley (Pigeon Valley), Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley), Uchisar Castle, Avanos, The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Archaeological Site, The House of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale (Cotton Castle),
WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK THIS TOUR?
Istanbul tours are an ideal option for those who want to explore Istanbul, which is among the most important cities of both Turkey and the world. Having a high popularity among metropolitan cities, Istanbul ranks first in Turkey in terms of population. Connecting the continents of Asia and Europe is considered to be its greatest feature.
In addition to its population of 15 million, Istanbul also hosts many tourists and visitors. If you want to visit Istanbul, you can make your dream come true with Istanbul tours.
The historical Hierapolis Ancient City and unprecedented travertines are on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. You can swim in Cleopatra Pool, healing thermal waters, and snow-white travertines. White Travertines contain calcium carbonate, sulfate, sodium, iron, potassium, and magnesium in their composition.
With the healing properties of water, it also cures many diseases. You will have the opportunity to see Pamukkale-Hierapolis. Pamukkale is currently located within the territory of the Republic of Turkey.
Ephesus is one of the most chosen destination in Turkey. Also Ephesus has the most famous ruins of Turkey. Ephesus is the city that hosts the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ephesus is one of the First Seven Churches of Christianity mentioned in the Bible. Also it is one the best preserved ancient Greek-Romans city of Turkey. The House of Virgin Mary was declared a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican in 1961.
You can see the fairy chimneys, which are seen in only a few parts of the world, as intensely as in Cappadocia. Ranking 5th in the “New 25 Wonders of the World” list published in the Times Newspaper, Cappadocia has also been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List since 1985.
The region, which includes Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Nigde, Aksaray and Kayseri and is generally called Cappadocia, is a region where the ashy and soft layer of the volcanic land created by Erciyes Mountain, Gullu Mountain and Hasan Mountain, about 60 million years ago, has been caused by wind and wind energy for millions of years. It is a very characteristic region shaped by the erosion by rain water.
Also It is 100% recommended to take part in a Hot Air Balloon tour in Cappadocia, where you can sail through the skies whilst watching the sunrise over the extraordinary lands and its casting shadows. You will be to see far and wide on this magical Cappadocia tour. Now, Cappadocia is currently located within the territory of the Republic of Turkey.
DAY1: Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour (Istanbul)
We will pick you up from your hotel and you will have a full day city tour.
Hippodrome: The Hippodrome of Constantinople, one of the masterpieces of Late Antiquity architecture and witnessing countless events in its hundreds of years of history, bears traces of the Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace is located in one of the oldest historical districts of Istanbul. It is one of the iconic structures of Istanbul.
St.Sophia: Hagia Sophia is considered an important turning point in the history of architecture. For Christians, it is a touristic and spiritual center of attraction, as well as being both a symbolic and an axis.
Grand Bazaar: Grand Bazaar, one of the most visited touristic places in the world, is famous for its authentic structure. It is one of the important touristic places of Istanbul.
Afterwards you will be taken to your hotel.
DAY2: Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel or pick-up point at 05:00 am, and we’ll be on our way to the airport. You will travel towards Denizli Cardak Airport with a 07:00 flight from Istanbul. After landing at the Cardak airport, our transfer staff will meet you. Afterwards, You will begin your journey to Pamukkale.
The Pamukkale entrance consists of 2 gates, North and South. We start our tour from the North gate. First, we visit the Ancient City of Hierapolis with our Tour Guide. In this magnificent city, our tour guide will tell you about the development of this ancient theater, and you will have the opportunity to see the place we call the Grand Theatre.
We will visit The Temple Of Apollo, and you will hear Its history from our guide. Afterwards, You will have a chance to see -The Nymphaeum (Monumental Fountain), Plutonium, Christian Basilica, Necropolis, and Martyrium of St. Philip. The history of those places will be mentioned by our tour guide properly.
When we finish to see Hierapolis, Our Tour guide will set you free for about 3 hours.During this time, we recommend you to see White Travertines which are magnificent as it is a Natural Wonder of the World. You can walk and swim there. Afterwards, There is also a pool named Cleopatra pool where you can swim and enjoy it with giving small amount of cost.
We will end the tour about 4:30 pm.Afterwards we will transfer you to the hotel where it is in Kusadasi.
DAY3: Ephesus Tour
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and our Ephesus Tour begins. First,We will pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at our first stop which is The House of Virgin Mary. Afterwards we reach House of Virgin Mary. It is known that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus 4 or 6 years after the death of Jesus.
Second, After The House of Virgin Mary, we will then head on to the next destination which will be the Ancient City of Ephesus; the tour here shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the entire world. You will be able to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian, and course lets’ not forget the very impressive library of Ephesus.
The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest in antiquity with a capacity of 24.000 seats. Then We will pass through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Finally, Then we will continue on the tour and head on for our next stop which is the Temple of Artemis (Diana), this outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility, deemed as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple of Artemis used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world since it was four times as big as the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
When the tour ends we will transfer you to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to take a flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport. Afterwards we take you to hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY4: Red Tour Cappadocia (Northern Cappadocia)
You will be picked up from the hotel. Afterwards, You will begin your journey to Northern Cappadocia. We start our tour with the Goreme Open Air Museum where it is a place that has witnessed a history of 2000 years. Afterwards, we will visit Pasabag Valley which used to be called “Monks Valley” and “Pasabagı Valley”, is full of unique fairy chimneys.
We will also visit Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley) which is a Special Valley where Different Fairy Chimney, Formations can be observed. Then, we will be walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey. At 5 pm our first day tour ends and take you to the hotel for overnight.
DAY5: Green Tour Cappadocia (Southern Cappadocia)
We will pick you from the hotel around 10 am and our Green Tour begins. First we will visit Uchisar Castle which is a magnificent view of the sunrise and sunset, the castle at a height that provides the opportunity to see Goreme-Zelve-Ortahisar and Avanos from a bird’s eye view. You can catch the unique view of fairy chimneys in the Red Valley, where you can best watch the sunset within the borders of Turkey.
The next stop will be Kaymakli Under The Ground City. A magical journey awaits you from the entrance of the city, when you combine concrete structures and your imagination, it is not difficult to see old people living in the city, living in underground houses and cooking, make sure to visit and enjoy.
Thus, our tour called 5 Days Istanbul Pamukkale Ephesus and Cappadocia Package Tour is completed. Afterwards, we will take you to the airport Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport to take a flight to Istanbul. When we arrive Istanbul we will take you to your hotel or you wished to be dropped of with private transfer.
- Tours are maximum with 12 people
- If you wish, you can extend the Turkey Package Tour for 1 or 2 days.We can also arrange the Turkey Package Tour as a private tour upon your request.
- Please make a note that there will be a short shopping break during the tour where you will have the chance to see and buy some handmade traditional souvenirs, carpets and seramic to take back home according to the tour destinations mentioned.(For our group tours.)You can enjoy your tour hassle free with no shopping stops in private tours.
- Hot Air Balloon Tour is optional in Cappadocia. Please ask for the price.
- Extra Local Tours in Cappadocia such as Dervish Show,Turkish night show in the cave,ATV and Jeep Safari,Horse and Camel Riding are optional.Please ask for the price.
Kusadasi: Korumar Hotel, Lavista Hotel, Pine Marina Hotel, Ilayda Hotel
Cappadocia: MDC Cave Hotel, Asiana Cave House Hotel, Heaven Cave Hotel
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- 3 days accomadation(1 night in Kusadasi and 2 nights in Cappadocia)
- Domestic Flight Tickets
- Private Transfers to and from Istanbul Airports
- Shuttle and Bus transfers(air-conditioned vehicle)
- English-speaking tour guide during the tours
- 4 Local Lunch (Vegetarian lunch option available upon request)
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
- International Flight Tickets
- On personal expenses
- Tips to Guide and Driver
- Cleopatra Pool Entrance