After your arrival to Ataturk Airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it) Transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight at the hotel.
After having open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have guided tour, we can also arrange you Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour max with 6-8 people. At the end of the day, pick up from hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul Airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. After your arrival to airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Then you will be transferred to cave hotel for overnight stay.
Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour (max 6-8 people) will cost 70 Usd per person instead of 90 Usd including English speaking guidance, entrance fees and lunch in local restaurant.
Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-09:45 by the tour guide and join the Cappadocia Tour. Depending on the day you will be joining either Northern or Southern Cappadocia Tour. For Northern Cappadocia Tour we go to visit Open Air Musesum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region, Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley). We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks.
For Southern Cappadocia Tour we go to visit Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman prosecution. And we see Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Then we visit Kaymaklı Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view. Midday, we will have lunch break in a local restaurant.
End of the tour transfer to airport to take Izmir flight. (some days direct, some days via Istanbul) On arrival, pick up by our agents and transfer you to hotel for overnight stay in Kusadasi.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet or ceramic demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
After breakfast at the hotel pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30 am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by Vatican. End of the tour transfer to hotel for overnight stay in Kusadasi.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a fashion leather show, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
In the morning pick up around 08:00-08:30 and transfer to join to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour.
Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water, seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City and Necropolis as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius can be seen. As a refreshment, swimming in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional)
Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour transfer to airport and take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up by agent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
According to flight time, pick up service from hotel and transfer to Ataturk Airport. You will do self check-in. End of our service.
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single traveler should pay 30 % extra for this trip.
Domestic flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
Connected flight to Izmir may land after midnight.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
If your international departure or arrival flight is from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, we can provide airport transfers with a little extra cost. Please remind it to tour consultant.
Maximum tour group sizes:
Cappadocia tours group size maximum 15 people
Pamukkale tour group size maximum 15 people
Ephesus tour group size maximum 15 people
1) Tour Package with exclusive hotels
Hotels: Istanbul – Uyan Hotel (Deluxe Room) or Dossa Dossi Old City Hotel (Standard Room)
Cappadocia – Elegance Cave Suits (Suite Room) or Historical Goreme House (Suite Room)
Kusadasi – Charisma Deluxe Hotel (Standard Room) or Double Tree by Hilton (Standard Room)
Price: Per person 985 USD with credit card or 935 USD with cash payment
2) Tour Package with economical hotels
Hotels: Istanbul – Uyan Hotel (Standard Room) or Gulhane Park Hotel (Standard Room)
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House (Standard Room) or Historical Goreme House (Standard Room)
Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Standard Room) or Efe Boutique Hotel (Standard Room)
Price: Per person 810 USD with credit card or 769 USD with cash payment