6 Days Turkey Discovery Tour from Istanbul By Plane

6 Days Turkey Discovery Tour from Istanbul By Plane

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6-Days Turkey Discovery Tour from Istanbul By Plane

The 6 days Discover Turkey Tour departing from Istanbul is recommended for the first-time travelers to Turkey as it includes visits to Ephesus, Pergamum, Pamukkale, Priene, Miletus, Didyma and Cappadocia. This tour will include several popular tourist attractions such as the Ephesus ancient city, Pamukkale including Hierapolis, Travertines and Roman Theatre and Cappadocia Underground cities & Pasabag Monks Valley.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Izmir, Full Day Ephesus Tour

05:00 You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport.
05:30 Arrival airport for flight from Istanbul to Izmir
07:00 Fly From Istanbul to Izmir
07:55 Upon arrival at the Izmir airport you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Ephesus where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your tour with a professional guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus.

You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards you will visit the Isabey Mosque. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check-in.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Full Day Pergamon Tour

After breakfast, around 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel for Pergamon. You will visit the Acropolis which was once the cultural center of the Hellenistic Period. It had a very famous library, as big as the one in Alexandria. It also had a famous school of architecture, perfect government buildings and monuments, including the world famous Zeus Altar. It also played an important role during the beginning of Christianity in the Roman Period, and one of the Seven Churches of the Revelations is located here. After the Acropolis you will visit the Ascelepion, which was dedicated to the God of Good Health, “Asklepios”. This was an important medical center where people received medical treatments such as massages, mud baths, drinking of the sacred waters and the use of herbs and ointments. Diagnosis was often by dream analysis. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast around 08:00 you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minutes stop for restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 13:00 you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a profession licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi at around 19:00.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Full Day Priene, Miletus & Didyma Tour, Flight to Kayseri

Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Kusadasi. You will be picked up from your hotel at around 8:30 am. Today you will visit Miletus, one of the oldest cities of Ionia, and the ancient cities of Priene and Didyma. First you will see Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Then we will lead our way to Miletus to see Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Our last stop will be Didyma. Here you will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the freeze. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the Izmir airport for your flight to Kayseri through Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and transferred for check-in to your hotel in Cappadocia.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

You may add an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over picturesque Cappadocia to your tour at an extra cost of USD 130.00. With an early morning pick up around 5:00 am from your hotel you can join an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride for approximately 60 minutes. If interested, please request at the time of booking your tour with us and we can make all necessary arrangements on your behalf!
After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch you will visit the beautiful open air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul, End of Services

After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight between 7:00 – 9:00 pm (1 hour flight duration) to Istanbul Ataturk airport. This will be the end of our services.

  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Included in this package:

  • Pick up from Hotel to Ataturk Airport
  • Domestic flight tickets as per the itinerary
  • 5 nights hotel with breakfast
  • 6 lunches & 3 evening meals
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes and service charges

Price Excludes:

  • Transfer from Ataturk Airport to Hotel in Istanbul at the End of the Tour
  • Hot air balloon flight
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Important Info:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • Upon arrival at the Istanbul Ataturk airport you will have to arrange your own pick-up transfer from airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us.
  • When you book the tour online, you can add the hot air balloon ride to your online booking for the early morning of the second day in Cappadocia. The price for the hot air balloon ride is USD 130.00 per person. If you join the hot air balloon ride you will not miss any part of the full day Cappadocia group tour as the hot air balloon ride is in the early morning before start of the full day Cappadocia tour. 

Double per personUSD $840Rate per person for 2 people sharing 1 room.
SingleUSD $970Rate for one person in one room.
Triple per personUSD $810Rate per person for 3 people sharing 1 room.
Child rateASKRate for child 2-7 sharing
with 2 adults

You will stay in 4-Star and Cave hotels throughout your tour. You will stay for three nights at the Derici Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel, or similar, in Kusadasi, two nights at the Holiday Cave Hotel or Heaven Cave House, or similar in Cappadocia.

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  • Trip Duration: 6 days
  • Tour Code: 6DTDT
  • Availability: Daily departure
  • $840.00

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Tour Tags: Ephesus, Pergamum, Pamukkale, Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Cappadocia