6-Day Small-Group Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Hierapolis

Duration: 6 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 6 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

See the highlights of Turkey’s north Aegean region and Cappadocia on this astounding 6-day tour from Istanbul. Discover what life was like for the Turks under Roman rule as you visit ancient cities like Ephesus and Hierapolis, and see travertine rock terraces at the Pamukkale archaeological site. In Cappadocia, where your tour ends, explore unforgettable sites like Göreme, Uçhisar, Çavuşin and more! With three domestic flights included (Istanbul to Izmir, Kusadasi to Kayseri and Kayseri to Istanbul), plus airport transfers and five nights of accommodation, this tour enables you to see Turkey with ease.

Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ephesus

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Early morning pick up from your hotel today and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your tour guide and driven to Ephesus - approximately 1.5 hours south along the Aegean coast from Izmir.

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of the Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary or see the antiquities of the Selcuk Museum.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 2: Pamukkale

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, a boutique hotel in Kusadasi

Day 3: Kusadasi to Cappadocia

Pass By: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Ahmet Yasevi Mahallesi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Merkez/Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is an extraordinary national treasure and is perhaps even the jewel in Turkey's illustrious crown.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at MDC Hotel, a boutique cave hotel in Cappadocia

Day 4: Northern Cappadocia

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
Today our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then trek through Rose Valley to Cavusin, where we stop for lunch and learn about hand-made pottery. Afterwards, we visit the Pasabag fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley and Urgup Winery to taste the delicious vines of Cappadocia.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at MDC Hotel, a boutique cave hotel in Cappadocia

Day 5: Southern Cappadocia

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting the village of Cavusin, Cave churches and head to Kaymakli Underground City, the biggest in the region.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at MDC Hotel, a boutique cave hotel in Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia to Istanbul

Pass By: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul, arriving at approximately 10:30 am, and our tour concludes.

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

Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Izmir and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Izmir and Cappadocia and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul and transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City

Exclusions
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in one of the mentioned hotels
  • Please note: The flight to Izmir departs at 7.30am from Ataturk Airport, please ensure your arrival flight is prior to this time
  • Weight restrictions for luggage apply to this tour; refer to your booking voucher for full details before travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Early morning pick up from your hotel today and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Please advise us of your hotel details.


Departure Time

5:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Stephen C

17 Nov, 2015

This was my first trip to Turkey and having spent a week in Istanbul I was keen to try more and took the 6 day small group tour which was very successful and highly recommended. Organisation, including pickups, transfers, guides, and hotel selection worked very well. It was a really good way to get a snapshot of the highlights. Ephesus was a great start with well preserved Roman ruins, and Pamukkale was spectacular with it's salt cliffs, travertine pools and the sheer scale of the site which would have been enormous originally. Cappadocia was must-see and am glad we spent several days there - definitely worth it. The hike was different than advertised Love Valley just me and the guide, very easy and peaceful. The rock formations, the Open Museum in Goreme is an incredible experience as was The Underground City, and my guide was able to get me into the hot air ballooning at short notice and was a complete knockout, well worth the high price. If time is limited, you want to see the highlights well without a rush and very comfortably, you won't regret it.

Ruperto

12 Jan, 2015

Tour was good. Not much of a rush and we got to see many places within a short time which was very efficient. Idyla Hotel in Kusadisi was excellent and the miracle cave hotel in cappadocia was very good too...ask for room 3! 6 days was just right.

KURIAKOSE M J

12 Oct, 2014

a nice trip

Anonymous

28 Jul, 2014

First personal experience in Turkey, discovering Ephesus and scenic Cappadocia. Hotels were excellent and the 2 guides, one in Kusadasi and one around Cappadocia had a good level of English and local knowledge. This was a great way to see major attractions in Turkey in a short time.

Patricia P

28 Jul, 2014

A great trip experience, well organized, from pickups to guides to selection of hotels. It was the best way to see so much in a short period of time, and we had a blast. Ephesus was a great introduction to Roman time, and Pamukkale impressive by its travertine turquoise pools but also by the size of the site - try picturing it when all buildings were up, it must have been gigantic! Cappadocia was must-see and am glad we spent several days there - definitely worth it. The hike around Red / Pink Valleys was a nice surprise and is very easy. You have a couple of up and down, but nothing hard, and we took our time to get there. My father-in-law was very glad he did it. The most surprising though were all these churches carved in the rock formation, and we were amazed by the beautiful and vivid painting we saw - some very basic, and some as beautiful as some you would see in middle age painting in Europe. The Open Museum in Goreme hosts some of the most amazing ones - don't miss the Dark Church! A top notch tour, totally recommended to get a great view of Turkey!

User's Picture Gallery

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Pasabag Fairy Chimneys

Impressive valley

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Wanna come up?

these are stairs, going up the next floor

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Pasabag Fairy Chimneys

View from top of the white sand dune (not really sand anymore, all rock)

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Pasabag Fairy Chimneys

These formations, quite similar to Inspiration Valley, were inhabited

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Stone door

at Kaymakli Underground City

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Kaymakli Underground City

Multi-level housing

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Kaymakli Underground City

Incredible to imagine how long it took for people to carve in

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Uçhisar Castle

Old painting on the rock

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Uçhisar Castle

Hugh rock formation, carved with so many houses

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Pigeon Point

Valley closed to Uçhisar Castle and yes, there are a lot of pigeons!

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Hubby and I

Enjoying the amazing rocks

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Inspiration POint

Short hike from the parking lot, get you to see more of the formations

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Inspiration Point

Really dramatic scenery

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Hubby and his dad

overlooking some of the Goreme Open Air Museum formations and churches

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Church front details

Goreme Open Air Museum has dozen of such beautiful paintings and many are very elaborate

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Old Crosses

one of the Goreme Open Air Museum churches

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Goreme Open Air Museum

Amazing site

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Pink Valley

Hiking our way through

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Red & Pinks Valleys

in Cappadoce

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Family shot

in front of Pamukkale pools

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Pamukkale pools

Striking contrasts

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Pamukkale Travertine Pools

just laying aside Hierapolis

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Some of the other ruins

in Hierapolis - whole site is huge

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Hierapolis

Amazing theater

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