6-Day Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia Tour By Plane

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$1,370.00 per person

Discover the magic of Turkey in 6 days! Explore Istanbul’s rich history, Pamukkale’s stunning thermal pools, the ancient wonders of Ephesus, and Cappadocia’s fairy-tale landscapes. Immerse in culture, cuisine, and breathtaking views. Ready for an unforgettable journey? Book now!

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul, Airport Transfer and Free Day

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport (SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After breakfast around 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full-day tour. Istanbul, rich in historical and cultural treasures, is ready to unfold its wonders before you.

Your first destination is the magnificent Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine architecture. Be awed by its massive dome and beautiful mosaics, telling stories of ages past. Then, move on to the serene and beautiful Blue Mosque, renowned for its striking blue tiles and unique architectural features.

A visit to the historic Hippodrome brings to life the tales of ancient chariot races and political events. Following this, explore the opulent Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman sultans for centuries, filled with a rich collection of artifacts and breathtaking views.

Enjoy a delightful lunch in the Old City, savoring the local flavors and the bustling atmosphere. Post-lunch, dive into the vibrant and historic Grand Bazaar. This is an ideal spot for souvenirs, with its myriad of shops offering everything from handmade crafts to exotic spices.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Ayasultan Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Fly from Istanbul to Denizli – Pamukkale Tour – Transfer to Kusadasi for Overnight Stay

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your early morning flight from Istanbul to Denizli. (Flight time between 6:00 – 7:00 am as indicated on your e-ticket). Upon arrival at Denizli airport, a transfer will take you to Pamukkale where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day Pamukkale tour.

During the tour, you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, which is home to the Temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Necropolis, and the Roman Baths where St. Philip was martyred. After exploring these sites, you will take a lunch break. In the afternoon, you will travel to Karahayit, known for its red water and healing thermal springs. You will then visit the famous Cotton Cliffs, also known as the Cotton Castle, in Pamukkale. These beautiful terraces and pools are formed from calcified mineral deposits, and you will have the opportunity to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Pools for an additional cost.

At the end of the tour, around 4:00 pm, we will depart for a 3-hour drive to Kusadasi. Upon arrival, you will check into 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 4: Ephesus Tour – Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Izmir

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 the tour,  you will be transferred to Izmir Airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel OR Romantic Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: Full Day Cappadocia Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

For an extra option, reserve an early morning hot air balloon ride to see spectacular valley views from above. Note that this activity incurs an additional cost.

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel around 9:30 am to start your full-day tour of Cappadocia’s enchanting landscape and historical sites.

The morning part of the tour includes:

  • Göreme Open-Air Museum: Explore the cave churches adorned with ancient Byzantine art and frescoes.
  • Pigeon Valley: Offers a panoramic view of the region, known for its unique pigeon houses carved into the volcanic tuff.
  • Uçhisar Visit – Photo Stop (15 minutes): A brief stop at Uçhisar to capture some memorable photos of the stunning landscapes.
  • Lunch: Savor a meal at a local restaurant, experiencing the traditional flavors of Cappadocian cuisine.

In the afternoon, the exploration continues:

  • Fairy Chimneys in Pasabag: Witness these natural wonders, famous for their unique geological formations.
  • Kaymakli Underground City: Tour this ancient, multi-level underground city, rich in history and culture.
  • Devrent Valley: Known as Imagination Valley, famous for its surreal lunar landscape and animal-shaped rock formations.

As the day winds down, you’ll be transferred to either Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be greeted at the airport and provided with a transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Ayasultan Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 6: Departure from Istanbul – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers mentioned in this itinerary, including arrivals and departures.
  • Domestic flight tickets (from Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir to Kayseri and Kayseri to Istanbul) as per the itinerary.
  • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star Hotels including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch).
  • All entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Visa to enter Turkey.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • 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
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.
  • The hot air balloon ride operates in optimum weather conditions. The decision for the flight to take off on any given day is decided by the local government at the last minute depending on weather conditions to ensure passenger safety. If your paid and scheduled hot air balloon ride gets cancelled by the tour company at the last minute for weather conditions, we will provide you with a refund of USD 360.00 for the hot air balloon ride if you have it booked with us.

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 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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1 review for 6-Day Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia Tour By Plane

  1. Christine R.

    We recently enjoyed the 6-Day Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Cappadocia Tour organized by One Nation Travel. The tour guides were remarkably knowledgeable, bringing each historical site to life with their insights. The accommodations provided were clean and comfortable, adding to our overall satisfaction. This tour offered by One Nation Travel was a wonderful way to explore Turkey’s rich history and stunning landscapes with friends.

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