PRIVATE TOUR PRICE :
Per Person : 1395 Euros
ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCIA-PAMUKKALE-EFES TOUR
Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul and meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, check- in. Leisure afternoon. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2 – SULTANAHMET OLD CITY
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:00am
Visit to Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed.(Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch break we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the Yerebatan underground Cistern. At the end of the tour, at request, free time to see the Grand Covered Bazaar (except Sundays). *May be done as a walking tour if your hotel is centrally located. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 3- ISTANBUL- CAPPADOCIA
Pick-up from hotel 2 hours before flight departure.
Take the early morning flight from Airport in Istanbul to Cappadocia. Arrival at the airport and meeting just outside the arrival’s gate with a sign bearing your name with your driver. Transfer to Cappadocia. Our first stop will be the fairy of Cappadocia where we will learn about how nature has created Cappadocia. Then we will drive to the oldest and most well preserved underground city of Cappadocia Mazi(Mazeus- City of Zeus). This is the only underground city from the Neolithic Age ruins (6000 BC) inside. You will see Hittite designs on the walls of this underground city, which has 7 levels. After the visit to the underground city we will have a chance to see local Cappadocians living inside caves and farming in the heart of Anatolia, Then we will drive to Soganli Valley (old name sogandos) where we will drive on the Silk Road. Then we will visit Tokalı Church, which has well-preserved wall fresco's from the 5th century. We will have lunch in the village. Afterwards, we will drive to the Sebasos Roman settlements. Sebasos has one of the most well-preserved mosaic floors of Turkey. Then we will drive to Cemil, which is a Greek village. We will have a brief stop at Ortahisar castle for the most spectacular views of the Cappadocia region.
Day 4 - CAPPADOCIA
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:30
Will be to see the first Church of Göreme where they use to select the Saints of Cappadocia, after getting information about Cappadocia and the first Christians we will see the old first Roman apartments that are carved in rock caves which are 2300 Years old. Later we will discover the pigeon houses and your guide will explain why the pigeons play an excellent role for in habitants of Cappadocia. Our Next stop is Love Valley: We will see the most massive Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia and hike for a while inside, then we will Drive to St Jean Church Here you go, one of the most significant legs of our trip. We will see the best-painted church with beautiful fresco and learn how the saints, monks, and nuns made their lifestyle in such as magical & labyrinth passageways we will study the Bible from the 1000 years old paintings. we will have Lunch at Goreme a old Roman village that is 2000 years old here Local woman will prepare our Lunch. After lunch we will visit Avanos 2000 bc 4000 Years old Ceramic center of Cappadocia after a pottery demonstration: Our Next stop will be The Biggest palace of Cappadocia Acık saray the only palace of the Cappadocian Kingdom in Anatolia.
Day 5 - CAPPADOCIA - KAKLIK CAVE - PAMUKKALE
Meeting at the hotel reception,
We will Drive to Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, we will visit The Kaklik Cave the underground cave that has been Created in 700.000 years, After we will do Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders that you can see from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side. About 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): “pamuk” for cotton and “kale” for castle. Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Overnight Pamukkale.
Day 6- EFES -ISTANBUL
meet et the reception and We will Drive to Efesus
Visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. We will spend several hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, Apostles Paul and John and many other familiar historical names. The recently opened Terrace Houses (entry included) where the wealthiest Romans lived are an excellent example of sensitive excavation and presentation. The mosaics and frescos are spectacular. Tradition has it that Virgin Mary was brought here by St John after the Crucifixion and lived her final years near the city of Ephesus on an isolated mountaintop. A lovely chapel is constructed on the site tended by Franciscans and open to visitors. It has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope. We will continue with Saint John Church where Apostle John spent his final years and he was buried. Visit to temple of Artemis to see the remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Overnight Kusadasi near Ephesus.
Day 7-Pick-up from hotel 3 hours before flight departure.
Transfer to Airport to connect to your international flight and leave Turkey.
We have a wide range of hotels and upgrades available. You may wish to stay in a hotel not listed here. Just give us a name and we will check rates for that particular hotel. You may also book your own hotel and still join the tour.