Explore the most known and most visited regions in Turkey with a 4-day tour. The Stunning Turkey Tour (4-day) promises to offer you unique experiences and take you to visit some of the most important sites of the country. Visit Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus with a magnificent guided tour and unfold the history of these places while on holidays. If you are looking for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia this tour is also ideal for you.
On the first day of this tour, a car will transfer you from your hotel in Istanbul to the airport. With a comfortable flight, you will arrive at an airport close to Cappadocia. Upon landing, a welcome briefing follows by a tour guide before starting your excursion in the north of the region.
Cappadocia is known for having spectacular valleys full of interesting rock formations and fairy chimneys. The Devrent and Monks Valleys are included in the schedule of the first day. There, you will walk around and explore the imposing valleys which are having a special and mystical atmosphere.
Then, you will have the chance to learn some interesting facts about the pottery tradition at Avanos town. This small town is known for its pottery and ceramics production and you will visit a pottery workshop. After that, a lunch break will take place at a local restaurant in the town.
Goreme Open Air Museum, which is the most visited site of the region, is also included in the schedule. It used to host Early Christians and there you can walk around and observe multiple churches and monasteries carved in to rocks. The final stop will take place at Uchisar Castle in order to enjoy breath taking panoramic views over the valleys. The bus will then transfer you to a hotel in Cappadocia in order to spend your evening as you wish and get some rest.
The day begins with a breakfast at the hotel. After check out from the room, accompanied by the tour guide you will explore the south of the region. The Red Valley will be the first stop where you can observe the red-coloured rock formations and enjoy the serenity of the location.
The bus will then take you to visit the abandoned Cavusin village where you can admire the beauty that the houses have. More precisely, there you can observe stone-made and cave houses. The tour guide will explain the history of this settlement during your time there before going for a lunch break.
The last stop will be made at the infamous Kaymakli Underground City that was constructed in order to protect the early Christians of the area. With an imposing size and multiple rooms, this underground city will impress you. After that, the bus will drive you to the airport in order to fly to Izmir. Upon landing, a tour guide will drive you to a hotel in Kusadasi in order to rest.
The third say of the 4-day exploration begins with a breakfast at the hotel. With a bus you will start your journey to Pamukkale, which is approximately 3 hours away. Once you are there, you will have some free time to rest and enjoy yourself before the sightseeing tour.
The first site to visit is the well-known Cotton Castle. It is a white-washed mountain of limestone that features naturally-shaped terraces filled with thermal water. Enjoy the beauty of nature at its best and admire the serenity and the tranquillity of this backdrop while you are there.
The exploration continues at the ancient city of Hierapolis. The tour guide will offer you an interesting briefing regarding the history and the importance of this settlement. Walking around will enable you to observe, among others, the necropolis, the roman baths and the ancient theatre of the city.
By the end of the sightseeing experience a lunch follows and then, you will have some free time to spend as you wish. During this time, you can visit the ancient thermal pool, also known as the Cleopatra’s Pool in order to swim. Please note that entrance comes at an extra cost. During the evening, you will arrive back to the hotel in Kusadasi.
On the morning of the last day, you will have a breakfast at the hotel, before the check out. Right after that, a bus will take you to explore Ephesus. The first stop is of course the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. The guide will explain everything you need to know about this temple as you will be observing the ruins. Them, you will visit the ancient city of Ephesus where you can observe many interesting ruins, such as temples, houses and a theatre.
Two important religious monuments of the area are also included in the schedule, the house of Virgin Mary and Isabey Mosque. The last stop will be made at Şirince village, where after lunch you will enjoy an hour of free time. The 4-day exploration finishes during afternoon, when you fly from Izmir back to Istanbul. A car will transfer you back to your hotel during the evening full of memories and great images.
Cappadocia – Pamukkale – Ephesus
Upgrade your holidays experience in Istanbul by joining an unforgettable 4-day tour in the most known and most visited regions of the country. The Stunning Turkey Tour (4-day) is the ideal sightseeing opportunity for all as it takes you to visit Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus. Relax, explore the history and the culture, and enjoy magnificent views with this amazing excursion.
Flight to Cappadocia: On the day of your excursion, early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport in order to fly towards Cappadocia. Upon landing, a tour guide will welcome you and provide a brief regarding the schedule of the day.
Valleys: Cappadocia is known for the stunning valleys that are full of rock formations and fairy chimneys. During the first day, you will visit two famous valleys, the Devrent and the Monks valley.
Avanos Town: The bus will then drive you to Avanos town, a place known for its long tradition in pottery and ceramics. You will visit a traditional pottery workshop and learn the secrets of pottery production. You may also purchase some nice souvenirs from there. After the workshop visit, you will have a break for lunch at a local restaurant.
Goreme Open Air Museum: The excursion continues to Goreme Open Air Museum which is the most visited site in Cappadocia. This place used to host early Christians who carved churches and monasteries into the rocks.
Uchisar Castle: The last stop of the first day in Cappadocia will take place at Uchisar Castle, from where you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views over the valleys.
Hotel: During the afternoon, you will be transferred to a hotel in Cappadocia in order to spend your evening and relax.
Red Valley: On the second day, after the breakfast, you will visit the Red Valley. This valley is known for its rock formations and fairy chimneys that have an interesting red colour.
Cavusin Village: The next stop is Cavusin village where you can observe stone-made and cave houses. This village has a hidden charm as it is abandoned. The tour guide will explain to you the history of this settlement during your time there.
Kaymakli Underground City: The final stop is scheduled to take place at Kaymakli Underground City. This impressive underground city has multiple floors and various rooms to explore.
Flight to Izmir: The tour finished during the afternoon. A comfortable bus will transfer you to the airport in order to fly to Izmir. Upon landing, members of our team will welcome you and drive you to a hotel in Kusadasi.
Road trip to Pamukkale: After having a tasty breakfast at the hotel, your exploration starts with a road trip to Pamukkale, which has an approximate duration of 3 hours. Once you are there, you will have some free time to rest before the sightseeing.
Cotton Castle: The guide will then accompany you towards the Cotton Castle. This natural wonder will take your breath away with its serenity and unique atmosphere. In fact, it is a white mountain that has terraces filled with thermal water. Do not forget to take some photos of this impressive mountain.
Hierapolis: The next stop will be at the ancient city of Hierapolis. During antiquity it was a known healing and spiritual centre due to the thermal springs in the surrounding area. The ruins include, among others, a necropolis, an ancient theatre and roman baths.
Free Time: Participants will be offered an hour of free time in order to explore the area as they wish. An interesting recommendation is to visit the antique thermal pool, known also as Cleopatra’s Pool. Please note that entrance to the pool is not included in the excursion’s price.
Return to Kusadasi: During the afternoon, you will return back to your hotel in Kusadasi in order to rest.
Temple of Artemis: For the last day of this tour, you will have a breakfast at the hotel. Then, a comfortable bus will drive you to the first stop of the day, the infamous Temple of Artemis. It is listed as one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about this temple during your time there.
Ephesus: The ancient city of Ephesus is your next stop. This site will take your breath away with its upgraded aesthetics and interesting sites that it has. During your time there, you will see, among others, the marble streets, the houses, some temples and an ancient theatre.
Religious Monuments: Two interesting and very important religious monuments are also included in the schedule. First, you will visit the house of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Second, you will visit Isabey Mosque to learn the history and admire its Ottoman architecture.
Sirince Village: The last stop of the day will be at Şirince village where you will have lunch and some free time to explore the culture of this place.
Flight to Istanbul: During the evening, you will be transferred to the airport so you can fly back to Istanbul. Upon landing, a car will drive you back to your hotel full of great memories from this exceptional 4-day experience.