Tour Name:  Highlights of Turkey 

Type: Guaranteed Departure Small Group Tour

Start & End Point: Cappadocia Hotels & Airports

Operates: Every Saturday Departure from Cappadocia

Tour duration: 5 Nights / 6  Days

Transport: (According to size of your party) Minivan / Minibus

Stay: Cave Hotel & 5 Stars and 4 Stars Hotels

Size: Minimum 1 Person

ITINERARY

Saturday: Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel in Cappaodcia

Meal : Not Included

Sunday: Fullday Cappadocia tour
* Goreme Panorama ( We view the magic landscape of Cappadocia from this panoramic point)
* Uchisar Cave Houses ( We enter to one of the cave houses which is still being used as a cafeteria and offer you an apple tea)
* Pigeon Valley Photo stop ( We view the valley which is full of dove-cote and if we are lucky some of the pigeons are there)
* Goreme Open Air Museum (rock-cut churches and monasteries & designed with  well preserved frescoes) listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
* Pasabagi ( The fairy-chimneys valley ) The mushroom shaped natural rock formations of Cappadocia were named fairy chimneys.
* Avanos (Avanos has been a handcraft town since 19 C BC especially it is known pottery town of Cappadocia)
* Rose  valley at the end of the day a little wine party under the sunset glow and back to hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Monday: ** Balloon flight in over unique land scape of Cappadocia  optional and  not included the price
Full day Cappadocia tour
Pick up from Hotel and drive to South of Cappadocia to see the hidden settlement of the Christians, Underground city and Ihlara Valley :
* Derinkuyu underground city (The biggest underground settlement in the world ) and listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
* Ihlara Valley  ( walking 3 km and visit rock-cut churches and troglodytes )
* Selime ( The biggest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia)
*Local hand made rug co-operative and shopping oportunity and back to hotel 

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch
 

Tuesday: Departure from Cappadocia to Pamukkale, ( 630 km )
 on the way we visit   :                   
• Sultanhan Caravanserai- The biggest caravanserai in the world.                     
• Konya  Mevlana museum The Ruling Monastery of Mevlevi religious Order which is used as Museum today.             
• Konya city tour by car and transfer to Pamukkale.                      
Arrival and check in Spa Hotel.

Meal : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
 

Wednesday: Pamukkale - Kusadasi ( 200 km )
Departure from hotel at 0730 am
• Hierapolis and White-Travertine of  Pamukkale (listed by Unesco in the world heritage list) and  Hierapolis Ancient city's ruins   and depart to Ephesus . Upon arrival we visit :
• Ephesus (excluding Terrace Houses ) The biggest Roman City of Anatolia                   
• Temple of Artemis one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World             
• Saint John Basilica  was a great church in Ephesus constructed by Emperor Justinian in the 6th C AD in the end of the day we watch leather fashion show and shopping opportunity and check in hotel around 1830 pm

Meal : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Thursday: Kusadasi -Ephesus-Izmir airport  ( 100 km )
 After breakfast departure to Izmir Airport  .
Meal: Breakfast
 

Hotels :
Cappadocia:
S class  Standard Cave Hotel  ( Sos Cave Hotel or Castle cave or Gedik Cave Hotel or similar standard cave hotel) or Dinler Hotel Nevsehir or similar 4 stars hotel in Cappadocia ***when the clients stay at 4 stars hotel in cappadocia the dinner is included . No dinner at cave hotel
Pamukkale: Pam Spa Hotel or Colossae or similar 5 stars spa hotel 
Kusadasi: The Panorama hill hotel or similar 4 stars 

Included in the tour :
* Hotel accommodation as written above
* Meals as written in itinerary
*Musuem fee
* All transfers from to airport
* A Private van  ( from 1 to 2 people SUV Vehicle , 3-4 people  Mercedes Vito with 8 reclying seats from 5 till 10 Mercedes Sprinter with 14 reclying seats )
* A certified English guide

 

Not included the tour :
* Drinks
* Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia
* Driver and guide tip ( Not compulsory but customary)
* Personal Expenses
* Visa Fee upon arrival to Turkey
*Domestic flight tickets ( we can issue with extra fee ) 

Price: per person in double room 434 ( USD ) 

Single supplement: 110