Day 1: Istanbul, arrival
Welcome to Turkey! On your arrival to the IST or Sabiha Gokcen airport, Chora Travel representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see M-55 written on a board. Then you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the time in the city.
Day 2: Free Day in Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, your hotel will be in a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace or other places. End of the day transfer to airport to take a flight to Pamukkale. After arrival transfer to you Pamukkale hotel and overnight stay.
Day 3: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning. Around 09:00-09:30am 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 travertine’s, 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 transfer to Kusadasi hotel and overnight stay.
Day 4: Ephesus Tour (*B *L)
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel around 08:00-08:30am for your Ephesus tours. You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis Temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian Temple, Celsius 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 afternoon 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.
Please note: The tour ends approximately at 4.00pm. You will be treated to an optional leather fashion show, please inform your guide if you are not interested then you will be dropped to agency office.
Day 5: Kusadasi / flight to Cappadocia (*B)
After breakfast according to your flight transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia (direct or via Istanbul) . After arrive to Cappadocia transfer to your hotel and overnight stay.
Day 6: Northern Cappadocia(*B*L)
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-10:00 then you will join 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. End of the day transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 7: Southern Cappadocia Tour / flight to Istanbul (*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning. Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-10:00am 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 traditional Turkish Restaurant. In the afternoon you will be amazed by 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.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 agency office. End of the day we will transfer you to the airport and take a fly to Izmir (Direct flight or via Istanbul. After arrive in Izmir transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
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 agency office.
Day 8: Istanbul, departure(*B)
According to your flight time we will transfer you to IST or Sabiha Gokcen Airport and you will do self check-in.
End of our service.
Istanbul -Uyan Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel, Ferman Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House, Garden Inn Hotel
Kusadasi – Ilayda Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel
Pamukkale – Tripolis Hotel, Haltur Hotel
**or similar hotels
Per person 770 euro with credit card and 730 euro with cash payment
Istanbul – Dosso Dossi Old city Hotel, Yasmak Sultan Hotel
Cappadocia – Hera Cave Suite or Cappadocia Inn Hotel
Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Lavista Boutique Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel (Suite Rooms)
Pamukkale – Pam Thermal Hotel, Colossae Thermal Hotel
**or similar hotels
Per person 890 euro with credit card and 850 euro with cash payment
Optional Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia, per person 210 euro by credit card, 200 euro by cash payment
- Hotels with breakfast
- Istanbul to Pamukkale & İzmir to Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul flight tickets
- Airport 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