7 days Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus tour by plane and minivan
Daily Departure All Year Round- No Hidden Cost
Cappadocia tours max. 15 people
Pamukkale tour max. 15 people
Ephesus tour max. 15 people
Day 1: Istanbul, arrival
Welcome to Turkey! On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Chora Travel representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see your names written on a board. Then you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the time in the city. (We might pick you up from Sabiha Gokcen airport with extra cost)
Day 2: Free Day in Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, your hotel will be in a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace or other places. If you wish to have a guide for Istanbul old city, you can book Private Old City Tour with us. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Northern Cappadocia(*L)
Early in the morning, according to your flight time, we pick you up from your hotel to take a flight with from Sabiha Gokcen or Ataturk airport to Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport.
You will do self check-in in domestic terminal presenting your passports to flight desk according to your flight time as you have already an electronic ticket.
On your arrival, your driver will welcome you at the exit gate with your names written on a board.
You will arrive to our local office in Cappadocia and meet your guide and after picking other people from their hotels as well you will start your tour.
You will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks.
You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety.
Finally you will walk along Red River flourishing Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops dating thousand years back to Hittites, the first civilization of Cappadocia.
You are going to have fun trying to make potteries after you have a small demonstration.
On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.
Day 4: Southern Cappadocia Tour and flight to Izmir (*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-09:45am then you will join your tour.
Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses.
For lunch you are going to traditional Turkish Restaurant.
In the afternoon you will be amazed by Kaymakli Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from roman persecution.
Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories.
End of the day we will transfer you to the airport and take a fly to Izmir (Direct flight or via Istanbul. After arrive in Izmir transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Please note: The tour ends approximately at 4.00pm. You will be treated to an optional traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, please inform your guide if you are not interested then you will be dropped to agency office.
Day 5: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:00-09:30am for your Ephesus tours. You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis Temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian Temple, Celsius library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque.
You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant.
In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI.
End of the tour transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Ksuadasi.
Please note: The tour ends approximately at 4.00pm. You will be treated to an optional leather fashion show, please inform your guide if you are not interested then you will be dropped to agency office.
Day 6: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour and fly back to Istanbul (*B *L)
Around 08:00-08:30 am we will pick you up from your hotel and join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine’s, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool.
You will have your lunch during the excursion.
End of the day you will be transferred to Denizli airport and take a fly back to Istanbul. Upon arrive in Istanbul transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 7: Istanbul, departure(*B)
According to your flight time we will transfer you to Ataturk Airport and you will do self check-in.
End of our service.
If you would like to extend your stay with us, we will be happy to organize other beautiful destinations for you.
We hope to see you again!
Istanbul – Uyan Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single traveler will pay 20 % extra for this trip.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfers can be provided with a little extra cost for international arrivals and departures. Please consult to your tour operator.
*B breakfast included
*L lunch included
*Dr day room
Istanbul and Cappadocia can be very cold and snowy in winters, so provide yourself winter clothes.
Springs and autumns are rainy, do not forget your umbrella or raincoat!
Summers are humid and hot, put enough sun cream and bring your hat.
Always for the tours in Turkey wear comfortable shoes.
You can have t-shirts or shorts on the days when you will visit mosques, no problem because they provide you at the entrance scarf and piece of clothes to cover your shoulders or legs.
You may visit any mosque except praying times.
- Hotels with breakfast
- Bus transfers- domestic flights
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Tip to guide and driver
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance
Nov 1 rst to March 31
Per person 750 USD with credit card and 720 USD with cash payment
April 1 rst to Oct 31
Per person 830 USD with credit card and 790 USD for cash payment
Hot air balloon tour available with this itinerary
Winter season PP 100 USD Summer season PP 120
How to book tour: 25% percent of the total amount is required for reservation and rest of the amount will be charged after you arrive in Istanbul. The deposit payment can be done by credit card or by bank transfer.To be able to get the discounted price shown in our website, the balance (75%) of the total amount needed to be paid cash upon your arrival. Please click the BOOK NOW button and fill out the form and send us for to book the tour you chose. It is a rapid SSL Secure Payment Form. For paying the deposit by bank transfer, please contact us for our bank information.
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