Cappadocia and Ephesus Tours from Istanbul
Day 1-Istanbul to Izmir-Tour of Ephesus and Visit to Cottage of Mother Mary
Pick up from your Istanbul hotel and transfer to airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival transfer to the town of Selcuk and start the day trip in ruins of Ephesus. Imagine a place that has so much to offer from the ancient history. Ephesus allowing thousands years of architectural monuments that has been carefully preserved and maintained. Some restored relics still displays historical power and majesty. The ancient roman capital of Asia Minor, the Ephesus whom we can call as the Pompeii of Turkey. Because many civilisations lived here and fell into oblivion until it was rediscovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Visit major highlights and ruins like Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus which is considered as the most important image that looks like temple more than a library. Theatre with the capacity of almost 24.000 people during its time. If you would like to have a general idea of the site and how big is the theatre, you can climb up the stairs and admire the landscape and city’s magnitude with a bird’s eye view. Also visit House of Mother Mary, believed spent her last days having been brought here by St. John from the Jerusalem that is located on a hill near Ephesus, still has an important role in the history of humanity.On the way back to our hotel we will stop by the Basilica of St. John that was built on his tomb. At the end of the day, transfer to airport and flight to Cappadocia. Arrival and transfer to the region of Cappadocia. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2-Flight to Cappadocia and Tour of Cappadocia
Early in the morning, transfer to airport and board a scheduled flight to Cappadocia. Welcome to the holy land of Hittites. Our driver will be waiting for you at the exit with a paper writing your name and transfer to the region. We will commence the day trip and start to explore this colorful and pictoral terrain along with our guides’ epic narrations. We will admire the excessive beauty of nature and architecture of the ancients in Monks’s Valley, Devrent embodied with incredible landscape full of interesting shapes. Continue to Avanos(ancient Vanessa) for joining a traditional kick-wheel demonstration of clay pottery. Lunch in a restaurant and visit official Goreme open air museum. We will bring the day to end by sipping our Turkish tea overlooking the valley of Cappadocia from a hilltop. Drop off the hotel. Free evening and dinner on your own. Hotels are located in the heart of Goreme so you can easily find a restaurant at your sweet will. Try to sleep early tonight because we will have to wake you up early in the morning again. Overnight in Goreme.
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3-Balloon Ride in Cappadocia / Tour of Cappadocia-Flight to Istanbul
Even though you do not like waking up early in the morning, participating a hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia early would definitely change your mind from now on. Observe the landscape of Cappadocia with a bird’s eye view and let the cool breeze of the morning refresh you. Return back to hotel with unforgetable scenery of a fairytale. Breakfast and freshen up and departure to the second day tour of Cappadocia with our guide in small group. Explore and Witness the lifestyle of human race a few thousands years ago in an underground city and take some pictures while you hike in some beautiful red or rose valley of Cappadocia. At the end of the day, transfer to airport and take the flight back to Istanbul. End of our services.
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
*We strictly recommend our client to book their tours as early as they can, due to domestic flight tickets on near dates would simply cost staggeringly expensive so this effects the price of package tour to increase.
Price: 490 USD per person in double and 130 USD for Hot Air Balloon Tour
✓Domestic Flight Tickets by Turkish Airlines
✓Hotels with Breakfast in central locations
✓Day Trips in Small Groups with Local Guides
✓Lunch and Entrance Fees to Museums during guided day trips
✓All Applicable Local Taxes
How to book this tour?
Please kindly send the enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in the program. Our team will be in touch with you less than 6 hours. Once you come to mutual agreement with our sales team, 30% of total payment of the package will be collected at time of booking by secure online payment gateway that our sales team will send through email. Balance should be paid in Istanbul minimum one day before your departure by visiting our physical office which is located next to Hagia Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet.
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