8 Days Ephesus Pamukkale Antalya and Cappadocia Tours
Istanbul to Ephesus Pamukkale Antalya & Cappadocia Tour Package
Day 1 – Istanbul – Ephesus Tour
07.00 – Flight from Istanbul to Izmir
(Flight departure time may change according to season and availability)
08.00 – Arrival to Izmir Airport. Met on arrival with your name sign by our travel team and drive to Ephesus Ancient City. you will meet with your professional and knowledgeable local tour guide.
Ancient Ephesus & 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 the 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 hotel. Check into hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 2 – Pamukkale Tour
Breakfast & Check out from the hotel.
08.00 – Pick up from the hotel and meet with the local tour guide. Drive to Pamukkale for Pamukkale Calcium Terraces & Ancient City of Hierapolis tour.
Ancient Hierapolis & Pamukkale Tour
We will visit Pamukkale (Hierapolis), one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. Hierapolis Ancient City, the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemeteries in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantine Gate.Calcium Terraces, The terraces were formed by running warm spring water, at a temperature of 35 °C / 102 °F containing calcium bicarbonate.
** Swimming in ancient thermal spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suits with you.
At the end of the Pamukkale tour, check into the hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 3 – Pamukkale – Antalya
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Free Time. Pick up from the hotel and service to Denizli bus station and bus transportation to Antalya. the bus duration takes 4 hours. Upon arrival to Antalya. Met on arrival by our travel team and transfer to hotel. Check into hotel. Rest of the day. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 4 – Antalya Perge – Aspendos & Side Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00 – Pick up from the hotel and meet with the local tour guide.
Perge – Aspendos & Side Tour
Continue to drive to the Perge to the first point of the tour. We will visit Perge Ancient City, Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Hellenistic Gate, Roman Bath, Colonnaded Street, Agora. Perga (Perge) was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia, once the capital of Pamphylia Secunda, now in Antalya province on the southwestern Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Antalya city on the coastal plain. Located there is an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age. After our lunch at the restaurant, we continue to Aspendos Ancient City. Visit Ancient Theatre, Aquaducts, Aspendos Ancient Theatre. Aspendos Ancient City, located beside the river Eurymedon (Koprucay), is renowned throughout the world for its magnificent ancient amphitheater. After the Aspendos ancient city, continue to Ancient Side. We are going to visit ancient Side ruins. The ancient Side is an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country. The Temple of Apollo is located at the end of Side’s peninsula.
17:30 – At the end of the day tour, return back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 5 – Antalya
Optional Tour: You can join our Antalya boat trip for the swim, relax and visit the Antalya bays.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your leisure day to relax famous Antalya beaches and explore Antalya old town. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 6 – Antalya – Cappadocia
Breakfast and Check out from the hotel. Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Antalya airport for flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival, you will be met and transfer to hotel in Cappadocia center. Check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Note: Please note that if there is no direct flight from Antalya to Cappadocia on your travel dates than we use connection flight via Istanbul to Cappadocia.
Day 7 – North Cappadocia Tour
Optional Tour: We highly recommend you to add Hot Air Balloon flight for sunrise in this morning.
Breakfast at the hotel.
09.30 – You will be picked up from the hotel and meet your professional local tour guide to begin your fully guided tour of North Cappadocia.
Guided 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 8 – South Cappadocia Tour – Flight Back to Istanbul
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.
Guided 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. At the end of the tour, transfer to airport for your flight to Istanbul.
19.30 – Flight to Istanbul from Cappadocia.
(Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to availability)
20.45 – Arrival back to Istanbul. End of our tour services.