Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia tour

4 Days, from Istanbul, by Plane

Day 1: Istanbul to Ephesus

- Transfer to Airport from hotel in Istanbul at 05:00 o'clock
- Flight to Izmir
- Transfer from Izmir Airport to Ancient City of Ephesus (Selcuk, Turkey)
- Ephesus and Surrounding Tour from 09.00-17:00 o'clock
- Check-in to accommodation.

Ancient City of Ephesus

With over 200,00 inhabitants over 3000 years ago, Ephesus, once the most important commercial centre of Western Anatolia, is the second largest ancient city of the world. It is well-preserved with marble ruins of the ancient capital of Roman Asia, with its 25,000 seat great theatre. They are all situated on the side of a fertile valley.

Temple Of Artemis

Known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Temple of Artemis has been built in the area of Ephesus, which has turned into swamps over the centuries. Today ruins of the foundations of this incredible construction of the Hellenistic Age are seen entirely being made of marble and full of sculptured columns capitals and shafts.
Many beautiful remaining parts of this temple are today exhibited in the London British Museum.

House Of Virgin Mary

Located on top of Bulbul Mountain, House of Virgin Mary is known as a place of pilgrimage for Catholics, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent the remainder of her life. From the top of the mountain, it offers a panoramic view over the town.

Isabey Mosque

Isabey Mosque was constructed between the years of 1374 and 1375. In fact, it is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the Basilica of Saint John. Crown-like doors from the Seljukian architectural style are identical about this mosque

Overnight in Ancient City of Ephesus (Selcuk, Turkey)

Day 2: Pamukkale or ancient Hierapolis

- 08:30 Full day tour to Pamukkale & Hierapolis
- return to Accommodation around 19:00 o'clock.

Pamukkale

Also being known as the ‘Cotton Castle’, Pamukkale is located in the inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes Valley. There is a creation of multiple hot sprints, from which the water contains a large mineral content, with chalk, limestone and travertine cascading down the mountain, giving rise to the complexion of the mountains; resembling a frozen waterfall.
It creates a surreal landscape. It has brought Pamukkale to be listed on the World Heritage list.

Hierapolis

Hierapolis is an ancient city located on the top of Pamukkale. It is recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites. A mixture of Pagan, Roman, Jewish and early Christian influences give a touch to this city. Many people came to Hierapolis to soothe their ailments and often retire and die since the hot springs of Pamukkale were used as a spa since the second century. The ruins sprawl over a large area and there is a large necropolis filled with sarcophagi.

Overnight in Ancient City of Ephesus (Selcuk, Turkey)

Day 3: Cappadocia

Free day before or after your flight depending on your flight time

- Transfer to Izmir airport
- Domestic flight to Cappadocia
- Transfer from Airport to accommodation In Cappadocia

Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 4: Cappadocia & Return to Istanbul

04.30 : Optional Balloon flight
09.30 : North Cappadocia tour – Cappadocia Highlights

Magical land of fairy chimneys

Your day will start with a pick up at 9:30am to head off for the North Cappadocia Tour. This tour is a mixture of the ancient history surrounding this area. You are about to take in some of the best vantage points that showcase why Cappadocia is put on the tourist trail. Views over Goreme Esentepe and Pasabag are picturesque which you should get your camera ready.

Soaking up the local history along with a visit to the Open Air Museum where you can see where early Christian settlements took up refuge in times of persecution. The amazing frescos that they left behind in the cave like dwellings are also in the list. You will also visit the Dervent Valley which is known for its moonlike landscape and the amazing view over Three Beauties, which takes in the town of Urgup. Around 17:00, you will be transferred back to the hotel

Return to Istanbul

The day will end around 17:00 PM where you will then later on be transferred back to the airport in Cappadocia to fly back into Istanbul. From Istanbul airport you will be transferred directly to your accommodation.

Included

- Istanbul airport transfers X2
- Izmir airport transfers x 2
- Cappadocia airport transfers X2
- Istanbul to Izmir domestic flight ticket
- Izmir to Cappadocia domestic flight ticket
- Cappadocia to Istanbul domestic flight ticket
- 2 night accommodation in Selcuk, Ephesus
- 1 night accommodation Cappadocia
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- Guided North Cappadocia Red tour
- Entrance fees on tours
- 3 breakfast, 3 lunch

Extras

- Hot Air Balloon flight, avaliable to book separately.

Prices & Online Deals

Departure DBL-TW-TRP Single Room Child 3-10 Infant 0-2
Istanbul 620.00 750.00 410.00 215.00

Prices are per person.

* Children on Balloon flights: infants ages 5 and under are not accepted. Age 6 years and older are accepted.