Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey
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Overview

Covering Turkey’s top sights takes serious time and planning, but you’ll hit the highlights on this all-inclusive, multi-day guided tour. Take a dip in the famous white travertines of Pamukkale, marvel at the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in Ephesus, and venture deep into the underground cities and chimney-shamed rocks of Cappadocia.

Itinerary

Day 1: Early Morning Flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour - Transfer to Kusadasi

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
The travel services will start with an airport transfer (approx. 04.00am) from your hotel to Istanbul New airport or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Denizli/Cardak.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Denizli Airport, Cumhuriyet Mah., Küme Evler Sok. No:1, 20350 Çardak/Denizli, Turkey
Upon your arrival Denizli/Cardak airport, you will be met by your driver and driven to Pamukkale - approx 1 hour from Denizli Airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Pamukkale Natural Park, Pamukkale orenyeri kocacukur alani pamukkale kasabasi, Pamukkale Turkey
After arrived the Pamukkale town / natural park, you will meet with your tour guide and other participants of the tour.

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
The highlights of Hierapolis tour are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinus Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
After visited the Hierapolis Ancient City, you will take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Free time for about 60-75 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale, and swim at white travertines (thermal pools) of Pamukkale. Then meet again with your guide, start walking in the middle of travertines from up to down without shoes and socks.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Pamukkale, Pamukkale
You will get your lunch in a local restaurant at the Pamukkale town. Also, You will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted ONYX goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After your Pamukkale experiences, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: Your accommodation will be at "Ilayda Hotel" (or equivalent hotel) in Kusadasi.

Day 2: Kusadasi - Ephesus Day Tour - Flight from Izmir to Cappadocia

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
After having breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel on 08.30am (Approx) and depart for your full day Ephesus tour. ***Please check out from hotel and take your luggages. We will transfer you direct to Izmir airport after the tour.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Kusadasi Castle, Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi Turkey
The castle is small, picturesque Byzantine fortress stands on the causeway-connected Guvercin Adası (Pigeon Island) and has recently been renovated. You will see this castle from your hotel at the city beach of Kusadasi.

Pass By: Okuz Mehmet Pasa KervansarayI, Ataturk BulvarI 2, Kusadasi Turkey
This caravanserai was built by the Grand Vizier Okuz Mehmed Pasha to support maritime trade in the region. You can visit this caravanserai before leave from hotel or last night. It is at walking distance (Approx 600 meters) from your hotel.

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkey
Your first visit will be the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary. Once you arrive there you will be thrilled by the natural beauty that surrounds the monument.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Your next visit will be the Ephesus Ancient City. Ephesus was one of the most important harbor cities in antique world and also it is mentioned in the book of Revelations as one of the seven churches. Also Celsus Library and theater in Ephesus are the other highlights. You will see the Celcus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Fountain of Trajan, Odeon, Agora, Fountain of Domitian, Hercule Gate, Grand Theater, Nike, Ancient Toilets during tour in this ancient city.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Pass By: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkey
You will be walking from front of Terrace Houses during your tour and your guide will give information about the Terrace Houses of Ephesus Ancient City. (Pass by without stopping / no visit)

Stop At: Selcuk, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
You will get your lunch in a local restaurant at the Selcuk town.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey
The next stop of your tour will be at the Temple of Artemis which first built during the Archaic period, and one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Turkey
This impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
After the full day Ephesus tour, we will transfer you to Izmir airport for your flight to Kayseri.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
Upon your arrival Kayseri airport, we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: Your accommodation will be at "The Cappadocia Hotel" (or equivalent hotel) in Cappadocia.

Day 3: Hot Air Balloon Ride (Available for 2nd Option) - Cappadocia Green Tour

Stop At: Cappadocia Balloon Tours, Altıkapı Mahallesi, Şehit Turan Caddesi, Akyıldız İş Hanı, Altıkapılı, 50400 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
Get ready for a wonderful experience unique to Cappadocia! We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight. The flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb to a comfortable altitude of about 700 to 1000 meters above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. The Standard Flight is a total of 60 fascinating minutes (approx.). There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate, signed by your pilot, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of balloon ride. (Optional - Can be added while booking this tour package.)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goreme Panorama, Uchisar Yolu uzeri 1.km, Goreme 50180 Turkey
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Green Tour of Cappadocia.

Goreme Panaroma ;

A fascinating panoramic view point where you can see the Old Goreme Village with its surroundings. You will get general information about the Goreme and Cappadocia.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkey
Which is the biggest and deepest underground city of Cappadocia. It has 8 levels and connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit Stalls,Storages,Church,Vinery, Kitchen and the other sections which are open for visitors.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Selime Monastery, Guzelyurt Turkey
Which is the biggest rock-cut Monastery of the region. And the landscape of the town which contains the Kathedral is keeping some similarities about Star Wars movies.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey
You will visit the Ihlara valley/canyon after your lunch (approx 1 hour for lunch time). Totaly Canyon is 14 km but you will have the best part of it which is around 4 km and it takes almost 1 hour. Ihlara Canyon contains more than 100 churches and approximately 10.000 caves which are carved by early christian Monks.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey
Which is located in Uchisar town to have one of the best panaromic viev of the region. That site also covers lots of pigeon houses which are builty bye the ancient inhabitants of the region. If you like, you can able to visit popular onxy stone factory of the region.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
After completed today's tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for accommodation.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
Accommodation included: Your accommodation will be at "The Cappadocia Hotel" (or equivalent hotel) in Cappadocia.

Day 4: Cappadocia Red Tour - Flight Back to Istanbul

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
We will pick you up from your hotel on 09.30am (Approx) and depar for the Red Tour of Cappadocia.

Uchisar, which is the highest point of Cappadocia and the view from the top is just brilliant. In the first destination you will be informed about unique formations of Cappadocia.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180 Turkey
Here is the monastery, including the rock cut churches, kitchens, wineries, storages and living rooms left from Anatolian Christians. Goreme Open Air Museum is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey
Avanos is the town of traditional pottery art, thus. You will visit one of the family work-shops in Avanos to have some information about the pottery and have a kick-wheel-pottery demonstration. Also, you will take your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in Avanos.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
Which is also known as Imagination Valley. Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. Some of the most frequent shapes is like Camel.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Urgup, Urgup, Cappadocia
Meet the most famous family of fairy chimneys: Three beauties. These are the official symbol of both Urgup and Cappadocia.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey
On this tour, you will have seen many examples of the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

Stop At: Cappadocia, Turkey
The tour will be finished approx. 17.00pm. After your tour in Cappadocia, we will transfer you to Cappadocia airport for your flight back to Istanbul.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
Upon your arrival Istanbul, we will drop you to your hotel in Istanbul.

** The return flight could be to the Istanbul SAW airport, if the flights are not available to Istanbul airport on your return date.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: You will get your breakfast at hotel
• Lunch: You will get your lunch at restaurant (open buffet)
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast (1 Night in Kusadasi, 2 Nights in Cappadocia)
  • Domestic flights (Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul)
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Full-day tours in Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (Available for 2nd Option)
  • Professional English-speaking & Spanish-speaking tour guides for the duration of the day tours
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees, Parking fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia Balloon Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
  • Entry/Admission - Selime Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Pigeon Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like stay at single room, there should be single room supplement cost.
  • Supplier will send your domestic flight tickets six days before of your departure date.
  • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to us.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. The refund rate is the difference between options of "with balloon ride" and "without balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • The children who 6 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitizers provided for travellers in cars, restaurants, hotels. Desk/seater plans with Social distancing in restaurants & hotels. Max 60% guest capacity in restaurants & hotels (except small boutique hotels). Hotels will have the Covid-19 accredited certification which confirmed by government.
Departure Point

1: İstanbul, Turkey
2: Pamukkale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
3: Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey
4: Selçuk, İzmir, Turkey
5: İzmir, Turkey
6: Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
7: Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Turkey
8: Avanos, Nevşehir, Turkey
9: Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
10: Ortahisar, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
11: Cappadocia, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul new airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport for flight to Denizli(Pamukkale).


Departure Time

4:00 AM


Return Details

İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Caligirl

24 Mar, 2020

Turkey was an amazing place to visit. This tour made it even better. The tour guides, hotel staff were all exceptional, I highly recommend it

John_D

06 Mar, 2020

This 4 day tour was supposed to be an escorted tour for up to 15 people. The first two days went very well. Pick ups on time and a small group of our 6 travelers were escorted by the same guide and driver for the full two days. It was excellent and covered all the key places in Pamakkale and Izmir. The hotel in Kusadasi was excellent as well. Unfortunately, the last two days were not the same. For our last two days in Cappadocia, we were picked up by just the regular airport shuttle for the 45 minute trip to our cave hotel. The cave hotel accommodation was authentic and excellent. However, for the third day, we were just added to the regular red tour itinerary with other travelers that had booked that red tour. We stopped and picking up other travelers for the day and dropped them off as well before getting back to our hotel. On the fourth day, it was the same for the green tour. We were picked up and after picking up other travelers we were then taken to a local travel agency where we waited to be put on another bus to go with the local tour for that day. At the end of the tour, we will just sent back on the airport shuttle jammed in with 20 other people. When you pay a premium to be on a tour package, you expect it to be an inclusive tour for the four days and not just two days.

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