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It has never been that much easy to discover rich history and nature of Turkey in four days; Fairy chimneys and magic land of Cappadocia, best preserved Roman city, Ephesus and boasts dazzling white petrified castle with termal springs, Pamukkale.
 
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  • 6 days stay, 4 days full day tours including lunch
  • 2 nights accommodation, 4 bus journeys
  • Fairy chimneys, early Christians cave churches with frescos and underground cities of Cappadocia
  • Optional hot air balloon tour for a unforgettable experience
  • Ancient City of Ephesus, magnificent marble structures, Great Theater, Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian and more.
  • Virgin Mary House, St. John Basilica and Temple of Artemis
  • White travertine of Cotton Castle, Pamukkale and Hierapolis
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DAY 1 BUS TRIP FROM ISTANBUL to CAPPADOCIA
19:00 Pick up from your hotel & transfer to bus station.
20:30 Depart from Istanbul. Bus trip takes around 10 hours. There are three breaks on the way for your personal needs.

DAY 2 ARRIVE and NORTH OF CAPPADOCIA TOUR (Included meals: Lunch)

List of the places you will visit
- Dervent Valley
- Pasabag Valley
- Panoramic view of Uchisar and Pigion Valleys
- Goreme Open Air Museum with six churches with most preserved frescos

CAPPADOCIA
Cappadocia region to be formed 60 million years ago by the volcanic mountains lavas and ashes in the soft layers formed over millions of years of rain and wind by the grinding has emerged. Human settlement extends up to Paleolithic period. The Hattis, followed by the Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk’s, and Ottomans were all enchanted by the allure of Cappadocia and left the imprint of their own presence here. As a result the region was a complex web of historical and cultural influences. Cappadocia was the place where different faiths and philosophies met and influenced one another. The most important period was one of the most important centers of Christianity in early periods.
The region is famous interesting rock formation calls Fairy Chimneys. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

07:30 Arrive Cappadocia. Met on arrival point in Bus Station and transfer to hotel. You will have some time to relax and fresh up.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of North Cappadocia.
17:00 End of the first day tour, you will transfer to hotel and stay overnight.

DAY 3 SOUTH OF CAPPADOCIA TOUR (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch)

List of the places you will visit

- Zelve and its churches
- Avanos, famous with hand made potteries
- Kizilcukur and Cavusin
- Derinkuyu or Kaymakli underground cities

09:30  After breakfast check out from the hotel and will be picked up for South Cappadocia Tour
17:00  After the tour, you will be transferred to Bus Station
20:00  Take the bus to Pamukkale, 10 hours journey with two break.

DAY 4 PAMUKKALE and HIERAPOLIS TOUR (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch)

List of the places you will visit
- Pamukkale and its travertine
- Hierapolis Ancient City, Necropolis, Theater and more

Pamukkale which has been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, literally means "cotton castle" in Turkish. Fault shifting hot springs water with minerals and calcium carbonate react to create limestone also known as travertine. This is what gives Pamukkale its whiteness and created the pools. It can get quite hot in summer, a hat and especially sunglasses will certainly be very helpful against the sun and the reflecting sun rays from the chalky cascades.
Hierapolis was founded as a thermal spa early in the 2nd century BCE and given by the Romans to Eumenes II, king of Pergamon in 190 BCE. The city was named after the existing temple, or possibly to honour Hiera that calls Hierapolis. Hierapolis became a healing centre where doctors used the hot thermal springs as a treatment for their patients. First century AD golden age of Hierapolis started and Roman batshs, gymnasium, several temples and The theatre built. The town grew to 100,000 inhabitants and became wealthy. Today both Pamukkale and Ancient City of Hierapolis are UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

06:30 Arrive Denizli. Met on arrival point in Bus Station and transfer to hotel. You will have some time to relax and fresh up.
08:30  You will pickup for full day Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour
17:00 End of the tour, you will transfer to bus station
18:00 Take to bus to Ephesus, 4 hours journey
20:00  Upon arrival transfer to hotel, stay overnight

DAY 5 EPHESUS and VIRGEN MARY HOUSE TOUR (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch)
09:00 After breakfast and check out we will pick you up for Full Day Tour of Ephesus
17:00 End of the tour, transfer to Bus station
19: 00 Take the bus to back to Istanbul

List of the places you will visit

- Ancient City of Ephesus
- Library of Celcius and The Great Theater
- House of Virgin Mary
- The Basilica of St. John
- Museum of Ephesus
- Selcuk Castle

Ancient City of Ephesus
Located six km inside the Aegean Sea in Selcuk, Izmır. Founded by Prince of Athens named Androklos in 10th century BC and it become one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. Emperor Augustus in 27 BC, he made Ephesus the capital of Roman Empire in Asia, it became the seat of the governor, growing into a metropolis and a major center of commerce. It was second in importance and size only to Rome. Ephesus has been estimated to be in the range of 400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants in the year 100, making it the largest city in Roman Asia and of the day. It’s peak during the 1st and 2nd century AD.
City of Ephesus was important city with so many purposes: It was a cult and really important faith center with Temple of Artemis. It has best examples of Greek and Roman architecture. Ephesus also known as a last home for Saint John The Baptist and Mother Mary. Today, the ruins of Ephesus are one of the major tourist attraction in Turkey and truly one of the most important heritage from Ancient Greek world.

DAY 6  ARRIVAL
07:00 Upon arrival transfer to hotel, end of the service 

 

- All transportation (four bus tickets all other transports)
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in 4 star or Boutique hotels
  (1 night in Cappadocia, 1 night in Ephesus)
- 4 Full Day Tour with lunch (2 days in Cappadocia, 1 day in Pamukkale and 1 day in Ephesus)
- English speaking professional tour guide on local tour
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches or vans on local tours
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees.
- Six days travel insurance
Exclusions:
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Drinks at lunch

 
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* 4 day local tours operated local tourism agencies with average 15 persons but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
* If you want to stay in Istanbul more or any other part of Turkey we are really pleased to arrange it for you

 
 
 
 
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