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The Classic Turkey Tour is a 4-day excursion from Istanbul that allows you to visit and explore the most known regions that have incredible sightseeing opportunities. Fly towards Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus and unfold their history while visiting spectacular landscapes. This 4-day tour is ideal for those who want an alternative sightseeing experience away from the crowds of Istanbul. If you are looking for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia this tour is also ideal for you.
On the first day of this trip, a car will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and drive you to the airport. From there, you will fly to an airport close to Cappadocia with a comfortable flight. An experienced guide will be waiting there for you so you can start your exploration at the northern part of the region.
During the first day, you will be visiting two of the most known valleys of the region, Devrent and Paşabağ. Both of them include some stunning rock formations and fairy chimneys. Walk around and admire the scenery while enjoying the incredible views.
The next stop will be made at Avanos town, which is a popular tourist attraction as it offers breath-taking sunrises and sunsets. There, you will visit a pottery workshop in order to receive interesting information about the town’s long tradition in pottery. A lunch break will also take place at Avanos.
The schedule includes also a visit at Göreme Open Air Museum. This famous attraction has many churches and monasteries carved into rocks. Inside you can observe religious drawings and feel a mystical atmosphere. A final stop will take place at Uçhisar Castle to enjoy some panoramic views over the valleys. During the afternoon, you will be transferred to a hotel in Cappadocia in order to rest and enjoy a pleasurable evening.
After a breakfast at the hotel, a full-day exploration follows. During the second day, you will visit two famous valleys. Firstly, the Red Valley to observe the red-colour rock formations and fairy chimneys and secondly, the Pigeon Valley that was used by pigeons and has nests carved into rocks.
The schedule of the second day includes also a visit at Çavuşin. This abandoned settlement features houses carved into rocks. The tour guide will explain the village’s history as you walk around this impressive settlement. After visiting Çavuşin, a lunch break follows at a local restaurant.
Then, you will have the opportunity to visit Kaymaklı Underground City. This impressive site was used as a living space for the Christians and has several rooms and floors to explore. The last stop will be at Ortahisar Castle where you can observe its interesting architectural design that features complex tunnels. During the afternoon you will arrive at Cappadocia’s bus station in order to enjoy an overnight road trip to Pamukkale.
Upon arrival to Pamukkale, a breakfast will be offer and a chance to freshen up yourself before the rest of your exploration. During this day, you will visit the infamous Pamukkale Travertines. Also known as Cotton Castle, this mountain has thermal waters running into naturally-shaped terraces. The area attracts millions of visitors who want to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the hot springs.
Visiting the ancient city of Hierapolis will also be an amazing experience. There, you can walk around the ruins and observe several important structures i.e. the necropolis and the ancient theatre. The guided tour will help you understand the history of this ancient city and appreciate its importance. During the afternoon, you will be transferred to Kuşadası in order to spend your evening and rest at a hotel.
On the morning of the last day, a breakfast will be served at the hotel. After check out from the room, a comfortable bus will transfer you to the ancient city of Ephesus. This important archaeological site is an exquisite example of aesthetics and advanced art. In fact, Ephesus used to be the second most important city after Rome and a key location for trade and politics. The guided tour will take you to observe the ancient theatre, the marble streets, the agora and several temples that are found there.
By the end of your guided tour in Ephesus, during the afternoon, you will be transferred to Izmir airport. From there, you will enjoy a comfortable flight back to Istanbul. This exceptional 4-day tour finishes during the evening. Upon landing, a car will drive you back to your hotel full of great emotions and memories.
Cappadocia – Ephesus – Pamukkale
The 4-day Classic Turkey Tour is an exceptional excursion that combines sightseeing in three important regions. Join this tour and get the opportunity to visit Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus in an all in one package. Beautiful landscapes, archaeological sites and many more are included in this magnificent 4-day tour.
Flight to Cappadocia: Early in the morning, participants will be transfer to the airport in order to fly to an airport close to Cappadocia. An experienced tour guide will be there to welcome you.
Valleys: For this first day you will visit two famous valleys in Cappadocia, the Devrent and the Paşabağ. Both of them are known for having outstanding examples of rock formations and fairy chimneys. Enjoy the views as you walk around the valleys and snap some photos of the imposing formations.
Avanos Town: After exploring the valleys, you will visit the charming town of Avanos. The town is known for its long tradition in pottery and thus, you will visit a pottery workshop. After learning the secrets of pottery you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
Goreme Open Air Museum: This is one of the most known and visited sites in Cappadocia. During your time there, you will walk around and observe monasteries and small churches that are carved into rocks. The tour guide will provide interesting information about the history of this site.
Uchisar Castle: The last stop of the first day will take place at Uchisar Castle. From there you can enjoy panoramic views over Cappadocia’s valleys and snap some imposing photos.
Hotel: During the afternoon, you will be transferred to a hotel in Cappadocia in order to rest and spend your evening there.
Breakfast: The exploration of Cappadocia’s most notable sites continues for a second day. Before the guided tour, a breakfast will be served at the hotel.
Valleys: The first stop of the day will be at the Red Valley, where you can observe some beautiful rock formations of red colour. Then, you will also visit the Pigeon Valley, which is known for having pigeons’ nests carved into the rocks.
Cavusin Village: Your exploration continues at Cavusin village. This abandoned settlement has charming stone-made houses and a mystical atmosphere. After spending some time there, you will enjoy a lunch break at a local restaurant.
Kaymakli Underground City: Another interesting stop is scheduled to take place at the underground city of Kaymakli. This site has multiple floors with various rooms where you can walk and unfold its history.
Ortahisar Castle: Ortahisar Castle is the last stop of the second day. There, you will admire the architectural and interior design. The tour guide will let you known interesting facts about this site as you will walk around.
Overnight Bus: During the afternoon, you will be transferred to the bus station. From there, you will travel towards Pamukkale with a comfortable and overnight bus.
Breakfast: Upon arrival, participants will enjoy a tasty breakfast and will have some time to freshen up before exploring Pamukkale.
Cotton Castle: The tour guide will take you to visit the famous Cotton Castle. This white-washed mountain is a spectacular natural wonder. The mountain has terraces filled with thermal water, known for its therapeutic benefits.
Hierapolis: The next stop includes a sightseeing experience at the ancient city of Hierapolis. The site includes many interesting ruins to observe such as the necropolis, the ancient theatre and the roman baths. The guide will provide interesting information about the history of this ancient city during your time there.
Hotel: Your exploration finishes during the afternoon. The bus will transfer your hotel in Kusadasi. Now you can get some rest and enjoy your evening.
Breakfast: The fourth and last day of the excursion starts with a breakfast at the hotel, before checking out.
Ephesus: A comfortable bus will drive you towards the ancient city of Ephesus. This well-known site used to be the second most important city after Rome. During your guided tour, you will observe some temples, the marble streets, the agora, the ancient theatre and many other interesting ruins.
Flight to Istanbul: The Ephesus tour finishes during the afternoon. After that, the bus will drive you to Izmir airport in order to fly back to Istanbul. This exciting exploration finishes during the night, when you arrive back to your hotel in Istanbul.