Day 1 – Arrive in Kayseri
Arrive in Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport.You will be picked up from airport by our driver, transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 2 - : Cappadocia
You can book our optional hot air balloon tour for a wonderful experience and to enjoy the magnificent view of the valleys and the region. Otherwise take enjoyable visits to Devrent and Pasabagi valleys, to see the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Then head to Avanos, which is famous pottery town. You can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations before break for lunch. After lunch, visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum for the world’s most important Byzantine cave churches and the best preserved cave wall paintings and frescos. Finally, you will be driven to Uchisar castle, the highest point of the region, where we will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia.In the evening you can be booked for a dinner in authentic cave restaurant.
Day 3 -: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale
Early wake up for a long day mostly will be spent in the bus as there is no direct flight from Cappadocia to Pamukkale. However, you will have chance to see untouched beauties of the country; villagers working in their farms, fertile plains and the cultural diversity between the cities. On our way to Pamukkale, we will stop at Konya to see the Mevlana Museum which shelters the tomb of Rumî, known to his followers as Mevlana, a Muslim poet and mystic. Finally, arrive in Pamukkale considered to be the oldest spa center in the world. You can enjoy the thermal pools and the spa in your hotel.
Day 4 - Hierapolis – Aphrodisias - Kusadasi
Departing your hotel, the first visit will be to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs located nearby Denizli. You will see the large necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos as well as the Great Baths, Frontinus Street, Theatre, Martyrion of St. Phillip and the antique pool also known as Cleopatra’s pool. Finally amazed by travertines, (the terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water) on which you will take an enjoyable barefooted walk. After lunch, visit to the ancient city of Aphrodisias, is the City of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. Then, drive along the fertile Meander River valley which will bring you to Kusadasi, popular port for the cruise ships. Enjoy dinner at leisure.
Day 5 -: Ephesus – Istanbul
Drive to Selcuk among the fruit trees and see the gigantic Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Then stroll in the world-famous Ancient City of Ephesus, including the Arcadian Way, the Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, the Celcus Library and the Antique Theater. In the afternoon a visit to the Shrine of Virgin Mary, where she lived her last years and the Basilica of St John. You will be transferred to the airport with your private car and driver. Take a direct flight from Izmir to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul