9 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

9 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

Visit the classical highlights of Istanbul in short and efficient time.

Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Cappadocia with naturel beauties.

Walk on the streets of the second biggest Roman city in the world.

Enjoy the beautiful nature of Pamukkale and thermal facilities.

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1 Arrival & Hotel Check-in

Stop At: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Cad No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
Welcome to Turkey! Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, our transferman will welcome you and take you to your hotel. After you check-in to your hotel and rest a little bit, our guide will meet you in the lobby and give you an orientation about Istanbul and our nine-day tour.
Duration: 1 day

Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
overnight in Istanbul
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2 Istanbul (Walking Tour)

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
We will visit the Blue Mosque, which was built in 1616 by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
We will continue our tour by visiting the great Ottoman Palace, Topkapi where Sultans lived for five centuries.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Alemdar Mah. Bab-I Ali Cad. Guran Han No:34 D. 4, Istanbul 34110 Turkey
Finally, we will stop at the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, which dates back to the 16th century.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey
We will complete our adventures of the first and busiest day of the program by walking downhill from the Suleymaniye Mosque to the Spice Market where you can find delicious spices and Turkish delight.

We will return to the hotel
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Day 3 Istanbul & Cappadocia (Private City Tour & Evening flight to Cappadocia)

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
We will checkout from our hotel prior to the start of the tour. Our first stop will be great Roman Hippodrome, which dates back to 2nd century A.D. In the Hippodrome, you can see the Obelisk of the Tuthmosis the third, German Fountain, Serpent Column and the Obelisk of Constantine
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
We will visit Hagia Sophia, the great church built in 537 by Justinianus.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey
We will stop and see the Basilica Cistern, which was built at the same time as Hagia Sofia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
We will then take a Bosphorus Cruise (approximately two hours). During this trip, you will be able to see some historical scenes of Istanbul such as the palaces, summer mansions, houses from the Ottoman Empire, and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Terminal Cad No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
Depending on your departure, we will transfer you to the airport via Istanbul.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cappadocia Tours, Ragıp Üner Cd. No:1/7, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Overnight in Cappadocia
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Day 4 Cappadocia Region (Private Cappadocia Region Tour)

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
Day 4 will begin with an exploration of Cappadocia with Devrent Valley (also known as Imagination Valley), where we will see the different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
We will then stop in Pasabag, where we will see the most interesting fairy chimneys, resembling those seen in the Hobbit and Smurfs.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey
This trip offers the opportunity to stop by a local pottery shop, where details are shared of how people survived and created beautiful art dating back to the Hittite period.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
The stop at Goreme Open Air Museum allows you to discover some of the best cave churches of the 530 in Cappadocia.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Urgup Turkey
You will see wonderful view of Cave Dwellings
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
We will stop at Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography and photo opportunities in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
Pause for a photo break at Pigeon Valley.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkey
Beautiful view of Cappadocia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Day 5 Cappadocia Region & Flight to İzmir (Private Cappadocia Region Tour & Ephesus)

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
First thing in the morning we check-out from our hotel and drive to Kaymakli Underground City to see how Christians protect and defended themselves from the persecutions and invasions for centuries.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sinasos Kilisesi, Davutlu, Manastır Vadisi Açık Hava Müzesi, 50400 Mustafapaşa/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
We are going to drive to Sinassos where we will see an Old Greek Village, which was re-inhabited after 1927.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Soganli Valley, 40Km Southeast of Urgup, and 25Km to the East of Derinkuyu, Kayseri 38800 Turkey
We will share the opportunity to explore and see some churches in this mostly abandoned brilliant village.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
Later, we will drive one hour to Kayseri Airport and fly to İzmir.

After the landing we have one and a half hour of driving to our hotel for to relax and get ready for the next day.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Day 6 Ephesus Region (Private Daily Ephesus Tour)

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Day 6 will begin with a tour of Ephesus, where we can stroll and get lost inside the beautiful ancient site.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
After lunch, we will drive to the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Later, we will visit the Basilica of St. John, which was donated by Justinianus, who financed Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkey
We will visit The Virgin Mary's house.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
We will visit the Selcuk Ephesus Museum and see some of the amazing artifacts from Ephesus.

We will return to our hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Day 7 Prine, Miletus, Didyma (Tour with Private Van)

Stop At: Priene Antik Kenti, Soke/aydIn Güllübahçe mahallesi, Gullubahce Turkey
We will begin our tour with a 1 to 2 hour drive to Priene, an Ionian City that was first established in the 7th century B.C. as a port city on the sea, which was silted by the Meander River.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Miletus, Didim Turkey
After, we will drive to Miletus. This city is known for some of the great philosophers of ancient times, including Thales, Anaximenes, and Hekaistos.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Ataturk Boulevard Yenihisar, Didim 07330 Turkey
Our last stop of the day will be Didyma, the Temple of Apollon where most prophecies were given. The biggest oracle was serving at the Apollon Temple. Depending on schedule, lunch may be after the visit.

At the end of the tour, we will return to our hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Day 8 Aphrodisias & Hierapolis (Drive to Denizli & Private Tour)

Stop At: Aphrodisias, 80 km from Pamukkale, Geyre Turkey
We will drive approximately two hours to Aphrodisias, which is one of the most well-preserved ancient sites in Turkey. Earliest settlement in Aphrodisias dates back to 5000 B.C. However, the city that we are going to see is from 2nd century B.C.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
Later, we will drive to one of the greatest healing centers in the world, Hierapolis. Hierapolis can be named as “Woodstock ‘69” of the ancient world. Since it was one of the healing regions of the time, people often carried their tombs with them to die. That’s why the name Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis is so common in Anatolia. During this trip, guests also can see the travertine, Cotton Castle, formed by calcium.

We will return to our hotel and prepare for the next morning.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Day 9 Traveling home

Stop At: Denizli Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
If you plan to depart, we will transfer you to the airport.

We hope you enjoy Turkey and our services at Pupa Tourism. We look forward to welcoming you in Turkey.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant meals not included"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"



Duration: 9 Days
Start location: 1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
3: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
4: Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from your hotel


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • 7x Lunch
  • All private tours
  • All private airport transfers
  • Private Guiding on tours
  • Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet District
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Entry/Admission - Kayseri Erkilet Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Priene Antik Kenti
  • Entry/Admission - Miletus
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
  • Entry/Admission - Aphrodisias
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Denizli Airport

Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Dinners
  • Alcoholic beverages

Facilities


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