7 Days – 6 Nights Tour
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Cappadocia – Ephesus – Pamukkale
Duration: 7 Days – 6 Nights Tour Rate From : Please Ask
Istanbul – Kayseri – Cappadocia Tours – Ephesus Tour – Pamukkale Tour / By Train & By Bus
Day 1 – Istanbul – Kayseri
20:30 Depart from Haydarpasa Train Station by overnight train to Kayseri
Day 2 – Kayseri – Cappadocia
Arrival to Kayseri. Met on arrival and transfer to Cappadocia. Check into cave hotel. Free Day. Overnight.
Day 3 – Cappadocia Tour I
After breakfast, Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk”s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. Overnight in cave hotel Cappadocia.
Day 4 – Cappadocia Tour II – Ephesus
After breakfast depart from your hotel to visit Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. At the end of the tour overnight bus for Konya.
19:00 Depart from Cappadocia for Ephesus (first class comfortable bus)
Day 5 – Ephesus Tour
Mornin arrival to Ephesus. Check in to hotel. Full Day Ephesus Tour, Visiting;
The ruins of the Temple of Artemis. One of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then on to visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Curettes Street, public toilets, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre, Marble Street. After a lunch break depart for the House of Virgin Mary and visit the chapel where she is said to have spent her last day. After the tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6 – Pamukkale Tour – Istanbul
After breakfast, depart for Pamukkale tour.
Full Guide Pamukkale Tour, Visiting;
You will see the Cotton Cilifts. Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder. The calceus waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumple down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its Basilica, theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis. At the end of the tour transfer to Denizli train station.
17:30 Depart from Denizli by overnight train to Istanbul
Day 7 – Istanbul
Morning arrival to Haydarpasa train station in Istanbul. Tour ends.
What is including?
– All bus & train transportations as mentioned in trip programme
– 2 Nights cave hotel with breakfast
– 1 Night hotel with breakfast
– 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tours with lunch
– 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour with lunch
– 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour with lunch.
– Professional English speaking tour guide
– All museum fees as mentioned in tour programme
– All transportation as mentioned in trip programme
Turkey tours travel by bus and by train start with cappadocia tours and continue to by bus with ephesus travel and after pamukkale tour to istanbul by train.
Cappadocia : For millions of years, the mighty volcanoes of the Central Anatolian Plateau erupted and spewed their contents across the land that would become the cradle of civilization. Blessed with a moderate climate and fertile soil, one of the world’s earliest known communities was founded 10,000 years ago at Catalhoyuk along the river banks of the Casambasuyu near Konya. Mankind’s first nature painting was found here and it portrays the most recent eruption of Hasan Dagi almost 9000 years ago. Today, its snow capped peaks dominate the Konya plain, awash in golden hues where vast wheat fields blend subtly with the ochre colored soil and the monochromatic palette is interrupted only where rivers flow and tall poplars flaunt their greenery.
Ephesus : Ephesus is one of the best preserved cities from Roman times. At the time St. Paul lived in Ephesus in the 60-lsquo;s AD, it was at Roman heyday with a population around 250,000. When St. Paul lived in Ephesus he would have addressed the Ephesians in the great theatre, that today impresses everyone that walks into it-rsquo;s stands. Ephesus was a great ancient city and much of it has been preserved for you to see. More than any other site, you can walk the streets, stand in the great theatre, wander in the library, look towards the hill where St. Paul was put into prison, and feel that you are walking back into the time that St. Paul lived.
House of The Virgin Mary : The House of The Virgin Mary where it is believed St. Mary came to live with St. John in the last years of her life.
Pammukale : which means cotton castle, is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pammukale is now a world heritage site.
Hierapolis : Hierapolis was founded as a healing care centre in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centres of the Roman Empire. It eventually had a large Jewish and Christian community.