Day 1 - Fly to Cappadocia from Istanbul & Cappadocia Day Tour
05:00 ─ You will be picked up from your hotels in Istanbul. (If you are already at the Istanbul Airport, you can fly directly.)
07:15 ─ Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia. ( Flight time may change due to the season and internal flight availability.)
08:45 ─ Landing to Kayseri or Nevşehir Airports.
When you arrive, you will be picked up and transferred to the first destination of the Cappadocia tour.
You will be picked up and taken to Cappadocia where you can meet the other group members. And the tour will begin with the first place is Devrent Valley which known for its unique rock formations that attract people. You will have a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Walk through these peculiar creations before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. This site features a variety of rock-cut churches and monasteries dating between the 5th and 13th centuries that reveal the region’s rich history. Through the end of the tour, we will visit Uçhisar Castle which was used as a citadel during the Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk times. The view of the Cappadocian countryside from here is just brilliant.
17:00 ─ Cappadocia day tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to your hotels.
Stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2 - Cappadocia Tour & Bus to Pamukkale
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
09:30 – You will be picked up from the hotels and transferred you to the place where our tour guide will wait, then full day South Cappadocia Tour will begin.
The first place you will visit is Red Valley where early Christians have constructed their rock houses and temples by carving the tuffs in the valley. After that, you will see Çavuşin Village, one of the oldest villages in the region and known for its cave houses which are a labyrinth of ruins chiseled into the rock face. Then the route will continue through the Pigeon Valley, so called from the ancient pigeon houses carved into the cliff faces over centuries and farmers throughout the region once farmed pigeon manure as a rich source of fertilizer for their crops. When we arrive at Kaymakli Underground City, which dates back to Hittites circa 1200BC and used by the local people until the 13th century AD at which point it was not needed except for storage.
17:00 ─ Cappadocia tour will be ended.
You will be transferred to the Cappadocia Bus Station.
You will have 10-hours local bus journey to the Pamukkale. The bus is non-smoking and fully air-conditioned. And you will have some breaks for your personal needs.
20:00 – Overnight bus trip to Pamukkale.
Day 3 - Full Day Pamukkale Tour & Transfer to Kuşadası
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
05:30 – 06:30 ─ Arriving at Pamukkale / Denizli, when you get there our transportation service will pick you up and transfer to hotels which you will have a breakfast and short resting.
09:30 ─ Our team will take you to Pamukkale and Hierapolis areas where our professional tour guide waits for you. Then the white tour will begin.
10:00 ─ The first destination point you will see is Karahayit’s Red Springs where the water comes from the travertines is in red color so you will enjoy seeing the red travertines-calcium oxide formations- here.
10:30 ─ We will drive to Hierapolis Ancient City which was the capital of the Phrygian region during the time of the Great Constantine and became the Episcopacy center during the Byzantine period. We will also visit Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Oil Factory, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, the Temple of Apollo, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool. After taking beautiful photographs, you have free time.
12:30 ─ You will have an hour of free time to explore the natural wonders and ancient ruins on your own.
13:30 ─ Of course, when you come to Pamukkale, the tour cannot end without visiting the natural wonder of Pamukkale, the travertines. You will get a chance to walk on barefoot in there that our tour guide offers this opportunity.
14:30 ─ You will have a lunch at a local restaurant where you can find many traditional foods.
15:30 ─ Onyx Production, a once-lived source, still maintains its presence in the beautiful region of Pamukkale. We will also visit this magnificent place, the Onyx Factory. Pamukkale tour ends.
16:00 ─ The journey will begin through Kuşadası that it takes approximately three hours.
When you arrive at Kuşadası, you will be transferred to your hotels.
Stay overnight in Kuşadası.
Day 4 - Full Day Ephesus Tour & Transfer to Çanakkale
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
08:30 ─ After the breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the meeting point where our professional tour guide who gives a briefing on the activities that you will do through the tour waits.
The first place you will visit is the Temple of Artemis on the western coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) was built in the 6th century BCE, and such was its tremendous size, double the dimensions of other Greek temples including the Parthenon, that it was soon regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next destination point is Ephesus which was a Greek colony on the eastern coast of Asia Minor founded in the 8th century BCE, although there had been Greek settlers in the area from c. 1200 BCE. You will have a break for lunch. After visiting the House of Virgin Mary where the shrine of Virgin Mary is located you will enjoy a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green, the tour will drive to Isabey Mosque. After that, the final location is Şirince Village pretty old Orthodox village will wait for you. Our tour guide will give you an hour free time to explore beauties of this village on your own.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kuşadası to start of Çanakkale journey.
18:00 – Departing from Kuşadası and travel on to Çanakkale via Izmir. The journey will have two breaks for personal needs.
00:30 – Arriving at Çanakkale. You will be transferred to the hotels.
Stay overnight in Çanakkale.
Day 5 - Full Day Troy and Gallipoli Combination Tour & Bus to Istanbul
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
08:30 ─ You will be picked up and transferred to the ancient city of Troy. You will see the Trojan Horse which known as the legendary story about Helen and Paris, and Sacrificial Altars, the 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C., the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall) and the Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.
11:30 – At the end of the morning tour, you will be taken to Eceabat where you can have free time to visit every beauty of Eceabat.
You will have a lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, the famous Gallipoli tour will begin, where the most important place in WWI.
18:00 ─ At the end of the war fields tour, the journey to Istanbul will begin.
23:00 ─ Arriving at Istanbul, you will be transferred your hotel.
5-Days Turkey Explorer Tour Package ends.