Turkey travel packages - 7 days Cappadocia Konya Antalya Pamukkale Ephesus tour
Day 1: Northern Cappadocia Tour(*L)
Around 05:00-05:15am we pick you up from your hotel to take a flight from Ataturk airport to Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport. You will do self check-in in domestic terminal presenting your passports to flight desk according to your flight time as you have already an electronic ticket. On your arrival , your driver will welcome you at the exit gate with your names written on a board. You will arrive to our local office in Cappadocia and meet your guide and after picking other people from their hotels as well you will start your tour. You will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storages. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety. Finally you will walk along Red River flourishing Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops dating thousand years back to Hittites, the first civilization of Cappadocia. You are going to have fun trying to make potteries after you have a small demonstration. On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.
Day 2: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional balloon tour is available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-09:45 am then you will join your tour. Your visit start with Uchisar castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses. For lunch you are going to taste delicious pottery kebab. In the afternoon you will be amazed by Kaymakli Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early christians from roman persecution. Then you will visit Pigeon valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories.
End of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Please note: The tour ends approximately at 4.00pm. You will be treated to an optional traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, please inform your guide if you are not interested then you will be dropped to your hotel.
Day 3: Cappadocia to Antalya via Konya by a car or semi-private minivan(*B)
After breakfast, around 08:30am you will meet your driver and he will take you to Antalya (7 hours drive). On the way to Antalya you will stop by to Konya where you will have a chance to visit Konya Mevlana Museum, school of whirling dervishes. You will enjoy your lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. After you arrive in Antalya, you will be transferred to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Free day in Antalya(*B )
Antalya is known as a huge resort town but same time there are so many beautiful history in this city. You will stay in old city part of Antalya and where you can visit old city on your own and enjoying old wooden or stone houses of Antalya. Overnight stay.
Day 5: Antalya to Pamukkale by intercity bus (*B)
Free morning to discover and enjoy the old town of Antalya on your own. Early afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station to take a bus to Pamukkale (4 hours). Upon your arrival to Denizli bus station, agency representative will welcome you and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day will have free time to wander around.
Day 6: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
Around 09:30-09:45am we will pick you up from your hotel and join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. You will have your lunch during the excursion. End of the tour we will transfer to bus station and take a intercity bus to Kusadasi (3 hours) after arrive in Kusadasi transfer to your hotel by agency representatives.
Day 7: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:00-09:30am for Ephesus Tour. You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis Temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afteroon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI. End of the day, transfer to airport and take a fly back to Istanbul and on your arrival our driver will meet you at the gate of airport with a sign of your name and make your transfer to hotel.
End of our service.
Cappadocia - Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Antalya - Antalya Inn Hotel, Mediterra Art Hotel
Pamukkale - Tripolis Hotel, Hal-tur Hotel
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Important notice :
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler will pay 25% extra for single supplement.
Cappadocia has a continental climate, so summers are dry and hot, so you will need sun-creme and hydrating cremes for your skin.
Hat and light clothes are preferable.
Winters are cold and snowy, so you will need very warm clothes and winter boots, gloves and beret.
Springs are slight hot but nights are always fresh, do not forget to bring your light jackets.
Autumns are tenderly hot but might be rainy like springs, better to have umbrella.
On your tours always wear comfortable shoes as they have rocky surface.
Pamukkale has more or less the same conditions but do not forget to bring your swimming suits to swim in thermal baths.
Antalya is quiet hot and humid in summer time, so you will need always high protection sun creme, wide hat or umbrella.
Per person 650 EURO with credit card and 620 EURO with cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 150 EURO
- Hotels with breakfast
- Istanbul to Cappadocia & Izmir to Istanbul flight tickets
- Antalya to Pamukkale intercity bus tickets
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Bus station transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance