CAPPADOCİA , EPHESUS, COTTON CASTLE, PERGAMON AND IZMIR TOURS

 

Day 1 - Cappadocia

Your guide will meet you at 9am and start your tour with Catalkaya (tree beauty) Visiting the symbolic fairy chimneys of cappadocia. Continue with Red valley and Rose valley.The hiking in Red valley with your local tour guide (wonderful rock formations,pigeon houses,natural tunels,churches. Visiting Cavusin village to see cave and stone houses where abondened in 1952.Lunch at specific local dishes.Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia.This underground has 8 floor but 4 floor open to visitors. continue with Pegeon valley, pigeon houses and colorful rock formation. After the tour drive to your hotel.Overnight in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia

Cappadocia

cave house

cave house

Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Cotton Castle

Cotton Castle

whirling dervish

whirling dervish

Cellaleddin Rumi

Cellaleddin Rumi

Ephesus

Ephesus

izmir city center

izmir city center

Troy

Troy

Day 2  Cappadocia

Your guide will meet you at 9am and start your tour with Catalkaya (tree beauty) Visiting the symbolic fairy chimneys of cappadocia. Continue with Red valley and Rose valley.The hiking in Red valley with your local tour guide (wonderful rock formations,pigeon houses,natural tunels,churches. Visiting Cavusin village to see cave and stone houses where abondened in 1952.Lunch at specific local dishes.Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia.This underground has 8 floor but 4 floor open to visitors. continue with Pegeon valley, pigeon houses and colorful rock formation. After the tour drive to your hotel.Overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 3 Cappadocia  

Hot Air ballooning with sunrise (extra),

Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:00am . After breakfast, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; walking in Pasabag near Zelve; “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 4 Izmir-Ephesus:

You will be picked up at your hotel at 0700 and transferred to the airport for your 0900 flight to Izmir. You will be met at the airport and transferred to Ephesus where you will meet your guide and drve to Ephesus. Ephesus, probably the best combination of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations, is known as the commercial, religious, and social center of the Antiquity and a highlight of any visit to Turkey. You will see the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, the Temples of Hadrian and Domition, the Library of Celcius, Bouloterion, and the Great Theatre with a capacity of 24,000 spectators., TERRACE HOUSES After Lunch, you will travel to the Temple of Artemis (Diana), and then drive to the House of the Virgin Mary. k. Your tour will conclude at 1700. You will then have free time in Kusadasi where you can enjoy the seaside restaurants and bazaars. Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 5 Pamukkale:

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning for your drive to Pamukkale, known in English as the “Cotton Castle.” Pamukkale, once known as Hierapolis, is famous for its healing thermal/mineral baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls.” You will visit the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main street and gates, the thermal baths, the Devil’s Hole, and the masterpiece theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area there are 17 hot water springs with temperature ranges from 35C to 100C. The water that emerges from the from the spring is transported 320 metres to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60-70 metres long covering an expanse of 240 to 300 metres. After the tour transfer back to your hotel (3 hours). Overnight in Kusadası.

 

Day 6 Pergamon ;

In this tour you will discover the ancient city of Pergamon, an important cultural center and the east capital of the Roman Empire.Pergamon is famous for the invention of parchment, which substituted papyrus when it became difficult to obtain.The tour departs from Izmir, where your guide will meet you and we will drive to Pergamon.You will visit the breathtaking Acropolis, which was modeled after the one in Athens. The beautiful view from the hill-top will give you a great panorama of the surroundings.Marvel at the impressive Athenaeum library once held 200,000 volumes, which Mark Antony later offered to Cleopatra as a wedding present.The Temple of Trajan is a huge marble building that has been partially reconstructed from the original pieces found on the site.Look forward to discover the famous Sanctuary of Asclepius is located down in the valley from the Acropolis. In this place there was a sacred fountain where people with health problems could bathe. Legend has it that Asclepius would then give them a vision and explain how to be cured.After a delicious lunch with Turkish specialties, you will have the opportunity to visit the Archeological Museum of Pergamon where you can see many original artifacts found on the site.

At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a relaxing drive back to Kusadasi through the beautiful Turkish countryside.Overnight in kusadasi

 

Day 7  Izmir- Istanbul:

You will be transferred to Izmir airport for your morning flight to Istanbul. End of service.

 

•  What's included;

Deluxe Coach on all tours and transfers,

Professional English Speaking Tour Guide,

Personal COS Agent,

Accomodation at good hotels with breakfast

Domestic flight tickets mentioned by the itinerary,

Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary

Carpark, Gasoline, Highway & Bridge feesServices charges & local taxes

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