3 Days Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul
Day 1: Flight to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul & Fully Guided North Cappadocia Tour
05:00 – You will be collected from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport fro your flight to Cappadocia.
(The pickup time can change according to your hotel and season)
07:00 – Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
(Flight departure time may change according to season and availability)
08:05 – Arrival to Cappadocia airport. Our travel team will pick you up with your name sign at the airport and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you are going to meet your professional local tour guide to begin your fully guided tour of North Cappadocia.
North of Cappadocia Tour
Your guided tour is starting with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique ‘fairy chimneys‘ in Cappadocia zone. Our next stop will be Pasbaglari. You will visit the Pasabag and Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After that visit, we are going to drive to famous Avanos town. Avanos will be also our lunch stop. We will have lunch at the local restaurant. After our lunch, you are going to visit the beautiful Goreme Open Air Museum where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the south of Cappadocia day tour before returning to your hotel, you are going to visit the natural famous Uchisar Castle. Nest stop will be your hotel. You will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Fully Guided South Cappadocia Tour & Flight to Izmir
You will have breakfast at hotel & Check out from the hotel in Cappadocia.
09:30 – You will be collected right from your hotel by our travel team for fully guided South of Cappadocia sightseeing tour.
South of Cappadocia Tour
Meet with your local tour guide and your tourist guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Our tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to discover the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Gulludere Rose Valley. Our next visiting point will be Cavusin Village. Cavusin village is very famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch at the local restaurant around noon. After the lunch drive to Pigeon Valley and after the visiting pigeon valley, continue to drive to the one of the most famous Kaymakli Underground City. You will visit the Kaymakli Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self-sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, rooms, kitchens, barns, & ventilation channels. This will be the end of your south of Cappadocia day tour.
Our travel team will transfer you to Cappadocia airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. Upon arrival to Izmir and you will find our employee holding your name for transfer to Kusadasi for the overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 3: Full Day Ancient Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour & Fly to Istanbul
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel.
08:30 am – Our Travel team will collect you right from the hotel for fully guided Ephesus tour.
Ancient City of Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour
You will firstly visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Our next stop will be Ephesus ancient city. You are going to visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, we are going to have a break for lunch. After the lunch, you are going to visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. That is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterward, you are going to visit the Isabey Mosque. At end of the Ephesus tour, transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes airport for your late evening flight back to Istanbul.
19:45 – Flight from Izmir to Istanbul
(Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to availability)
20:55 – Arrival back to Istanbul. You will be met at the airport by our travel team and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. End of our tour services.