4-Day Pamukkale, Ephesus, Troy and Gallipoli Tour starting from Cappadocia

$673.00 per person

Start your adventure in Cappadocia and end in Istanbul on this captivating 4-day tour! Discover Pamukkale’s thermal pools, Ephesus’ ancient ruins, Troy’s legendary city, and Gallipoli’s historic battlefields. Dive into a journey of natural beauty and historical depth. Ready to explore?

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Day 1: Overnight Bus Journey to Pamukkale (650.5 km)

You will depart from your Cappadocia hotel around 6:00 pm and proceed to the Goreme bus station for the overnight journey to Pamukkale on a comfortable, non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus. This local bus will depart from the bus station at approximately 8:30 pm. The total duration of your travel will be approximately 10 hours, with three scheduled breaks along the way to cater to your personal needs.

  • Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day

Day 2: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour – Transfer to Kusadasi (188.5 km)

Upon your arrival at the Pamukkale / Denizli main bus station between 05:30 – 06:00, you will be taken to a 2-star hotel in Pamukkale to freshen up and have breakfast before the start of the full-day Pamukkale tour. There will be no stay in the hotel room. After freshening up and breakfast, you will meet the rest of the group in the hotel lobby to join the tour. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. Around 10:00 am you will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale and begin the visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis around 10:30 am. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater, Cleopatra Antique Pools. You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 pm you will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at your own expense) during this free time. At 1:30 pm you will meet the guide and will visit the Pamukkale Travertines, also known as Cotton Castle in Turkish, where mineral-rich thermal waters flow down white travertine terraces. You will get a chance to enjoy the beauty of the Cotton Castles and to walk in the middle of the Pamukkale travertines, from top to down without shoes and socks. At 2:30 pm you will be taken for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch at approximately 3:30 pm, you will visit an Onyx Factory for approximately 30 minutes. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will begin your drive to Kusadasi (approximately 3 hours). We will drop you at your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Efe Boutique Hotel OR Neopol Hotel Deluxe OR Derici Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Ephesus Tour – Bus to Canakkale (443.6 km)

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. You will visit the ruins of Ephesus, the ancient Greek city that became an important centre of this time. Visit the Temple of HadrianGreat Theater, and Trajan Fountain. After lunch, let’s visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last years. We will pass by the Temple of Artemis; there is little to see of this that was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, you will visit the Isa Bey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops.

After your Ephesus tour, you will be driven back to Kusadasi where you will board a public bus to Canakkale at approximately 6:00 pm. You will arrive in Canakkale around 12:30 am and there will be 2 breaks enroute for personal needs. After arrival at the Canakkale bus station, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Çanakkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Grand Anzac Hotel OR Helen Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: Troy and Gallipoli Combination Tour – Depart by Bus to Istanbul (307.2 km)

After enjoying breakfast, you will be picked up by your tour guide between 08:30 and 08:45 AM to embark on a tour of the ancient city of Troy. You will explore the remains of 10 ancient cities stacked one atop the other, including sights like the iconic Trojan HorseApollo Temple, the formidable city walls, the Roman Theater, and the Greco-Roman Senate building. A lunch break will be scheduled at a local restaurant around midday.

In the afternoon, the tour continues to the Memorials of the Dardanelles, including visits to Brighton BeachBeach CemeteryANZAC CoveAriburnu Cemetery, the ANZAC Commemorative Site, the Respect to Mehmetcik StatueLone Pine Australian MemorialJohnston’s Jolly (featuring Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), the Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment CemeteryThe Nek, and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.

At the end of the Gallipoli Tour around 6:00 PM, you will depart for Istanbul, with an expected arrival time of around 11:00 PM. You will be dropped at your Istanbul hotel and this will be the end of our service.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: No accommodation is included on this day

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All pick-up and drop-off transfers are included within the itinerary.
  • Overnight intercity bus ticket from Cappadocia to Pamukkale.
  • Intercity bus ticket from Kuşadası to Çanakkale.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Çanakkale at a 3-star hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • 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.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation
  • You can swim in the Antique pool in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly at your own expense before entry to the pools. This entrance fee to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools.

WHEN TO BOOK?

  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities
  • You can book up to 2 days before (Istanbul local time) if there are still places available. If less than 2 days before the start of your requested tour date, please contact us by email or phone as it would be a last-minute booking that will need to be checked for availability before your tour reservation is confirmed.

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