Day 1: Flight to Kayseri/Nevsehir, Highlights of Cappadocia Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport. *
Arrival at airport for flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir *
Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir
Arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day Highlights of Cappadocia tour: Goreme Open Air Museum. The museum is a big monastery complex and there are 9 churches over 1000 year-old that you can visit. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and our guide will give information about the history of the region & museum. After 1,5 hours in the museum, we'll go to Love Valley Panorama Point to see some fascinating conical fairy chimneys and Red & Rose Valleys from a unique perspective.
Then, we will drive to Pasabag Fairy Chimneys to see the best-protected fairy-chimneys in Cappadocia region. Pasabag is also called as "Monks Valley" and there are a lot of multiple-headed fairy chimneys. Our guide will give you information about the formation of these fairy chimneys and the entire region as well. After the visit, we will drive to Avanos to have our lunch in a small boutique restaurant.
After lunch, we will see the kick-wheel pottery demonstration in Avanos which is an art almost 4000 years old inherited from the Hittites. Next, for around 30 minutes, we'll journey to Kaymakli Underground City to see the most magnificent underground city in Cappadocia. The city is an amazing architectural carving that has storages, churches, living areas, wineries and so much more. The final visit will be in Pigeon Valley to see the beautiful view of the valley and Uchisar Castle from a panoramic point. After this final stop, we will take you back to your hotel around 5:00pm.
* Note: Some flights can also be from the Sabiha Gokcen airport to Kayseri. If your flight is from Sabiha Gokcen airport, pick up from hotel time and flight time can change from above mentioned times. We will confirm exact times with your tour confirmation email.
Day 2: Flight to Izmir
Optional: You can join Hot air Ballon Riding
We will pick you up from the your hotel and transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. When you arrive in Izmir, you will find our employee holding your name for transfer to Kusadasi for overnight stay in Kusadasi hotel. (B, L)
Day 3: Full Day Ephesus Tour, Flight to Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel around 08:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus. 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. At end of the tour you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul. END OF SERVICES. (B, L)