Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Blue Cruise, Antalya and Cappadocia Tour
Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Blue Cruise, Antalya and Cappadocia Tour
The House of Virgin Mary - The belief that the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus and that she had died there...
pamukkale tour
Gulet Cruise Fethiye to Olympos
cappadocia open air museum
cappadocia open air museum

9 Days Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Blue Cruise, Antalya and Cappadocia Tour

This tour takes you to the quintessential destinations from Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Antalya and Cappadocia. Within 9 days, this tour will give you a moderate schedule enabling an in-depth visit at each sight.

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Day 1: Flight to Izmir, Full Day Ephesus Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Izmir. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Selcuk where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day tour. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards you will visit the Isabey Mosque. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Full Day Pamukkale Tour, Bus to Fethiye

After breakfast around 08:00 you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minutes stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 13:00 you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, After the tour, you’ll be transferred to Pamukkale main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Fethiye (duration 4 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Fethiye
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Blue (Gulet) Cruise – Fethiye to Olympos

After breakfast you will all be checking in to one of our Gulets to start your 4 days of cruising the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Today you visit Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz / Blue Lagoon and spend the evening anchored down at St Nicholas Island. Be sure to climb to the top of the island for the most beautiful sunset, possibly one of the best, of the whole cruise. Additional activity available – paragliding over Oludeniz.

  • Overnight in the shared cruise boat
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Blue (Gulet) Cruise Fethiye to Olympos

Today after making some stops along the way for swimming, breakfast and lunch you will get to spend some time in the beautiful town of Kas. Here you can shop up a storm with the abundance of jewelry shops in town or spend time just wandering the cobble stone streets soaking up the ambience of the seaside fishing village. Additional activity available – Diving in Kas.

  • Overnight in the shared cruise boat
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Blue (Gulet) Cruise Fethiye to Olympos

Today you sail past the sunken city. Once part of the original settlement that still makes up the island of Kekova, after a devastating earthquake many centuries ago, this part of the town has fallen into the ocean. You will sail past slowly for a closer look before anchoring down on the opposite side to visit what still remains of Kekova. Here you can wander the island and walk up to the Lycian tombs for a closer look or climb to the top and enter Simena Castle for some beautiful views over the coastline you have just cruised.

  • Overnight in the shared cruise boat
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Olympos

Free day in Olympos. Spend all your day on the beach. In the evening bus to Antalya (duration 2 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7: Full Day Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu Waterfalls and Side Tour, Overnight Bus to Cappadocia

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to travel to Perge, an important city of ancient Pamphylia. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. In Perge, the theatre stage has finely carved marble reliefs while other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. You will then travel on to Aspendos, which bears one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Asia Minor. After lunch, you will visit Manavgat Waterfalls and then continue to Side which is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. Once an ancient harbor, Side today is a pretty resort town with its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches & many souvenir shops. The magnificent theatre of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. After the tour, you will travel overnight to Cappadocia in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station at approximately 8:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 11 hours. There will be four breaks on the way to Cappadocia for your personal needs.

  • Overnight Bus to Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8: Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

Upon your arrival at the Goreme bus station in Cappadocia, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to your Cappadocia hotel. At the hotel you can have your breakfast and be ready to meet your tour guide around 09:30. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch you will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel in the evening.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul, End of service

After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your late evening return flight around 7:00 – 9:00 pm (1-hour flight duration) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic flight and bus tickets as per the itinerary
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast
  • 1 night in Fethiye at a 3-star or boutique hotel including breakfast
  • 3 nights Boat Cruise (share cabin) including breakfast
  • 1 night in Antalya at a 4-star or Boutique hotel including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Istanbul at the End of the Tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
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