Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus
Early morning flight to Kayseri or night before bus to Ürgüp.
Walk through the "Fairy Chimneys" in Devrent Valley, Pasabag (Monks') Valley, practice pottery production with the ancient technique in Avanos. Visit to Goreme, the "open-air museum" holding the earliest churches and chapels carved in fairy chimneys presenting finest examples of frescoes. Uchisar Castle, the highest point in the region. Dinner at hotel and overnight.
Panoramic view of the Hospital Monastery. Walk into the "wonderland" at Kizilcukur (Red Valley) and the village of Cavusin with rock-cut dwellings. Underground City of Kaymakli, rock-cut city beneath the earth up to 8-9 levels where early Christians used to hide from Roman and Byzantine persecution. Explore the rock formations in Catalkaya. A fantastic overview of the fairy chimneys from Esentepe. Pigeon Valley, greatest collection of pigeon nests in the world. Night bus to Pamukkale.
Early morning arrival to Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), a beautiful and spectacular natural site near Denizli, unique in the world. You'll have a break at a hotel where you will have some time to take a shower, freshen up and have some rest. Thermal spring waters have carved this fantastic formation of stalactites. Thermal waters have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Situated on the plateau are both the thermal center with its motels, thermal pools and ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Monument on this side includes the ancient thermal baths which have been restored and converted into an archaeological museum. Dinner at hotel and overnight.
Drive to Ephesus, one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the classical Greek period. Ephesus was also one of the "Seven Churches of Anatolia (Asia)" that are cited in the Book of Revelation. Visit to the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, Library of Celsus, Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia. Last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos and lunch at Selcuk. Visit to Isabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. Visit to the Ephesus Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Artemis, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World."
Return to Izmir for evening flight or night bus from Kusadasi to Istanbul.
- Round trip bus/plane tickets
- Bus ticket from Urgup to Pamukkale
- Half board accommodation at 4* hotels
- English speaking professional guide
- Museum entrance fees
- Lunch during tours
- Breakfast on days 2, 3 and 4
- Dinner on days 1, 2 and 3
- Drinks during meals
- Transfers from the bus station to Istanbul hotel at the end of the tour (for Bus Option)
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses
- Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request.
- Children below 3 years old are free of charge.
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