Discover UNESCO Heritage Sites of Turkey with 7days customized package by plane from/to Istanbul. Enjoy a Full-Day Guided tour to the heart of history and visit Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Explore Cappadocia’s underground cities, fairy chimneys, Visit Ancient Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean and holds the House of the Virgin Mary, Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth. Learn history about early christians&life of locals from your expert local guide.
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, greeted by your driver and drive to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul. (Hotel: Avicenna Hotel or similar)
Day 2: Istanbul City Highlights Tour / Flight to Cappadocia (B, L)
Day 3: Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (B, L)
Day 4: Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Izmir (B, L)
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Rose and Red Valley; is an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink especially during sunset! the minerals in the sandstone have a pink tinge. This pink becomes more and more evident throughout the day, peaking at sunset when the sun glows directly onto the Rose Valley giving it that fine shade of pink so many people come to see. Next Cavusin; is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, called Red Valley. The houses of the village were cut into massive rock formations. The village is famous for its rock-churches. Next; Pigeon Valley; earned its name from the countless man-made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Pigeon Valley is one of the best spots for walking in the marvelous Cappadocia region. Next; Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. These settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity as they provided shelter and worship and were in use until the end of 7C AD. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this eight-story city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Tour continues with Ortahisar; famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. At the end of the tour drive you to Kayseri Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Hotel: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Izmir is included.
Day 5: Pamukkale Tour (B, L)
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where hot springs were believed to have healing powers so it is considered to be the earliest spa on earth where in history people traveled long distances in order to find a cure. The unique terraces were formed by running warm spring water at a temperature of 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. Today Pamukkale is declared as a world’s heritage site by UNESCO. Visit; the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site. Theır shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Hotel: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar)
Day 6: FD Ephesus Tour / Flight to Istanbul (B, L)
Day 7: Departure Day (B)
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according to your flight departure time drives to Istanbul Airport. End of our service.
Specification: Magnificent Turkey
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