Day 1 : Istanbul to Cappadocia
This tour package will start with an overnight bus ride to Cappadocia by luxury, air-conditioned coach. Bus ride is especially recommended for people who also want to see the great land panorama of Turkey on the way. Besides this will save you from the cost of 1 night hotel accommodation. The buses are non-smoking air-conditioned and have Pullman seats suitable for sleeping. There will be several stop-over points at some highway cafe-restaurants during the journey for toilet needs or for those who would like to eat or drink a cup of coffee.
Overnight bus to Cappadocia. Departure at around 19.00 o'clock from Istanbul. PS: The departure time may change slightly depending on season but you will be informed of exact departure time after you your reservation is completed.
Day 2: North Cappadocia Tour ( Goreme Museum & Fairy Chimneys Tour)
Arrival at bus station in Urgup where your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. After breakfast we will start our tour.
In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks' Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in cave hotel in Cappadocia. (Included meals: Lunch)
DAY 3 -Rose Valley & Kaymaklı Underground City Tour
One day is never enough to see the wonders of the vast Cappadocia region, which partially covers 3 provinces of the country. Minimum 2 day tour is a must after coming all this way. You have so many things more to see on your second day, your eyes will be wide open in amazement. The second day's itinerary will be like this:
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
HOSPITAL MONASTERY: One of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia.
KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSES: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
EVENING BUS TO PAMUKKALE
DAY 4: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
MORNING ARRIVE TO PAMUKKALE
MEET AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR FRESH UP AND BREAKFAST
09:00 pick up from your hotel drive to Pamukkale visiting; Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools
EVENING BUS TO ISTANBUL AT 21:00PM
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