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From Istanbul: Cappadocia, Ephesus, & Pamukkale Private Tour

1. From Istanbul: Cappadocia, Ephesus, & Pamukkale Private Tour

See Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Hierapolis. Enjoy pre-selected hotels, with breakfast and lunch included. Choose your own spot for supper and explore a bit on your own. Day 1: Istanbul To Cappadocia by Plane; Full-Day Tour of Southern CappadociaEnjoy pick-up from your hotel to the airport for a one-hour flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival at Cappadocia, meet your guide at the airport who will have your name on a sign. Relax while your guide transfers you to the tour office in Goreme. Next, depart for a full-day tour of Southern Cappadocia. See Pidgeon Valley, the Underground City of Kaymakli, the continue along the countryside to the Kızılcukur Valley. Visit Selime Monastery before returning to your hotel.  Day 2: Cappadocia To Izmir; North TourBe picked up from your hotel after breakfast and depart for a full-day exploration of North Cappadocia. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin Vallage, Monsk Valley, Devrent, and the towns of Urgup, Ortahisar and Avanos. Return to your hotel in Cappadocia before leaving for your transfer to the airport for the flight to Izmir. Upon arrival in Izmir, you will be met at the airport once again with your name and you will be delivered to the next hotel in Kusadası. Day 3: Full-day Ephesus TourLeave your hotel after breakfast and depart for Ephesus. See the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World. Visit the biggest amphitheater and the Celsius Library. Tour around ruins left from the ancient city, and see the House of the Virgin Mary, thought to be her last dwelling. At the end of the tour enjoy a transfer back to the hotel. Relax and explore Kusadasi at your own pace with free time in the evening. Day 4: Tour of Pamukkale and The Ancient City of Hierapolis; Flight Back To IstanbulBe picked up from your hotel after breakfast and depart for a full-day Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour. Visit the Old Gates, the cemetery, and the theatre of Hierapolis (part of the James Bond film shoot).  Take in the waterfall known as Travertines, and swim in the calcified pools made famous by Cleopatra. At the end of the tour sit back as you are delivered to the airport for a short flight back to Istanbul.

Cappadocia Highlights Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Cappadocia Highlights Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover both the fascinating historical and natural sides of Cappadocia on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Explore historical ruins from the ancient Anatolian civilizations in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes of valleys and hill slopes as you travel. During your hop-on, hop-off trip, walk along the illustrious “fairy chimneys” and discover rock-carved houses, churches, and underground cities. Marvel at the exceptional and unique views from Uchisar Castle and witness history at archaeological sites. See the Zelve Open Air Museum, Devrent Imagination Valley, and the splendid rock formations in Cavusin. To complete your experience, try an authentic meal in a traditional cave setting. Without a doubt, the magnificent geography and rich culture, art, and history will amaze you. This tour has options for 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour bus tickets.

Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

3. Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

Start the tour at 9 AM with pick-up from your hotel. After a 5 minute drive,  set out on a hike through the beautiful Rose Valley which will take just over an hour. Pass by fairy-chimneys, local farms, pigeon houses, and rock-hewn cave chapels. Admire the wonderful range of rose-colored hues in the valley which change in intensity depending on the season, time of day, and weather conditions. Learn about the history and the unique formations of Cappadocia during the hike from your guide. Ah the end of the hike, make a quick stop at the picturesque old Cavusin cave village. Then head to Monks Valley (Pasabag), where you will see the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys and St. Simeon's monk cell. Then, drive to Goreme for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Kaymaklı underground city, the first and most popular underground city in Cappadocia. Discover how this complex carved underground was used for hundreds of years by locals to hide from Romans, Persians, and Maurs. The final destination on the tour will be a photo stop at the bottom of Uchisar Rock-cut castle. Enjoy return transfer back to your hotel at around 4 PM.

From Istanbul: Best of Turkey Multi-Day Tour Package

4. From Istanbul: Best of Turkey Multi-Day Tour Package

Embark on a multi-day tour from Istanbul to discover the sights of Turkey. Explore ancient cities, swim in Cleopatra’s pool, and soar above Cappadocia on a hot air balloon. Your trip includes a guide, transportation, accommodation, entry fees, and most meals. Day 1: After pickup, travel from Istanbul to Gallipoli by van and visit the holy Gallipoli battlefield all afternoon. Have lunch and stay at a 4-star hotel in Canakkale. Day 2:Visit the ancient ruins of Troy and Pergamon and marvel at the Acropolis of Pergamon. Have lunch and, by the end of the day, arrive at a 4-star hotel in Kusadasi, where you’ll spend the rest of the night. Day 3:Start with a guided day tour of the Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Refuel with lunch, then spend some time at the Cleopatra ancient thermal pool. Later, take a transfer back to the hotel to stay overnight. Day 4: Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, the House of Mary, and the Temple of Artemis on a guided tour. Have lunch, head to the airport for a 1-hour flight to Cappadocia (included). Upon arrival to Cappadocia, meet your driver at the airport who will be holding a sign with your name on it. Get transferred to a cave hotel in Goreme to spend the night in an authentic cave-inspired suite. Day 5: Get to know northern Cappadocia on a day tour after an included breakfast. Lunch, guide, transportation, and all entrance fees will be included on the tour. After your day of exploration, head back to the hotel and stay another night in Goreme. Day 6: After breakfast, explore the southern side of Cappadocia on another guided day tour, and enjoy an included lunch. By the end of the day, take a transfer back to the hotel and have a couple of hours of free time for dinner (not included), shopping, or any other way you’d like to spend your time. Later, get picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport according to your scheduled flight time and fly back to Istanbul (included). Upon arrival in Istanbul, meet your driver at the airport and get taken back to your hotel.

From Istanbul: 8-Day Turkey Highlights Tour & Accommodation

5. From Istanbul: 8-Day Turkey Highlights Tour & Accommodation

Day 1 Welcome to Istanbul. After picking you up from the airport, we’ll drop you off at your hotel for a free day. Overnight Istanbul 4 star Port Bosphorus Hotel or similar Day 2 Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene), Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, and Hippodrome. In the afternoon, cruise between two continents Europe and Asia with an optional 'Half day Bosphorus cruise.' Overnight Istanbul 4 star Port Bosphorus Hotel (B) or similar Day 3 After breakfast, we travel to Ankara, the country's capital, to see Anitkabir, Mustafa Ataturk's Mausoleum, before Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave Gamirasu Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 4 Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, as well as the numerous levels of an underground city, marvel at Cappadocia's lunar scenery. Don't miss the optional Turkish folklore event featuring folklore and belly dancers tonight. Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave Gamirasu Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 5 Pigeon Valley and Red Valley, an underground city after touring the cave churches, then Cavusin, and finally Avanos town, where we learn about hand-made pottery. Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave Gamirasu Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 6 We leave Cappadocia and cross the Tekir plateau. The Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray will be our first stop along the route. Pinarbasi for a quick tea break. The old Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus, where members of the royal family were buried, after visiting Arsemia, the former capital of the Commagene Kingdom. We'll head to Mt Nemrut, climb the mountain, see the spectacular sunrise across the plateau, and see the gigantic old rock statues. Overnight Adiyaman 3 star Euphrat Hotel Nemrut (D) or similar Day 7 Today we drive to Sanliurfa, stopping along the way to see Turkey's largest dam, the Ataturk Dam. After a short rest, we drive to Gobekli Tepe, which is thought to be the world's oldest temple and predates Stonehenge by 6,000 years. We then travel to Harran. We will explore the ruins of Harran, which include the city walls, the oldest Islamic university, and an eighteenth-century castle. We will then return to Sanliurfa and have the opportunity to visit Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, where you will be able to explore the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp that surround it, as well as meander about the oriental covered bazaar. Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa) Boutique Narlı Ev Butik Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 8 Depart Sanliurfa for Gaziantep to see the world's largest mosaic museum, which houses the iconic 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic. Then Hatay to see the incredible Roman Titus tunnel. Hatay is a city with a fascinating past. The Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires all left their imprint here, as have Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Antakya, or biblical Antioch, Hatay's capital. A flight to Istanbul is included. The tour has come to an end at Istanbul Airport.

Cappadocia: Red Valley Trek and Kaymakli Underground City

6. Cappadocia: Red Valley Trek and Kaymakli Underground City

Embark on a 4km hike through the picturesque Red Valley, visit one of the oldest monastic settlements in Cappadocia, and check out the underground city of Kaymakli on this guided tour. After a morning pickup from your hotel, start your day at the Fairy Chimneys of Urgup.m See the official symbol of Urgup and Cappadocia: 'Three Beauties.' Hike among the sharp sandstone ridges and the striking landscape of the Red Valley before visiting Cavusin: one of the earliest monastic settlements in the region. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on. After lunch, discover one of the largest and deepest underground cities of Cappadocia: Kaymakli. Take in panoramic views of beautiful Cappadocia on your last stop at Pigeon Valley.

Istanbul: Round Trip by Air to Cappadocia with Pigeon Valley

7. Istanbul: Round Trip by Air to Cappadocia with Pigeon Valley

Take to the skies from Istanbul for a day trip in Cappadocia. View the beauty of the Rose Valley and the village of Çavuşin. Explore the carved passageways and caves of Ortahisar Castle, Kaymakli Underground City, and Pigeon Valley. Get picked up from your accommodation in Istanbul and travel to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Once you land you will be escorted to your minivan to begin your adventure. Drive to the Rose Valley, famous for its rose-coloured rocks. Follow your guide as they show you the volcanic monoliths, fairy chimneys, dense orchards, and vineyards. See the cave churches which were used by monks. Continue to Çavuşin to see its ancient houses and St. John the Baptist Chapel. Break for lunch at a restaurant, then head to the town of Ortahisar. Climb up the narrow passageways and enter into the carved rooms of Ortahisar Castle, a breathtaking Byzantine-era fortification. Delve into the winding network of tunnels in Kaymakli Underground City and imagine a life without the sun. Finally, stop at Pigeon Valley, and take in amazing views of the valley's ancient caves. Relax with transfer back to the airport and catch your flight back to Istanbul.

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