TURKEY TOURS #4B
TOUR #4B - EPHESUS PAMUKKALE CAPPADOCIA BY BUS
Lesbian and Gay Friendly Turkey Package Tours from Istanbul.
4 days & 5
Nights - Everyday
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Day 1 - Overnight Bus to Kusadasi
After meeting in our office for final procedure we will
transfer you to the bus for an overnight ride arriving
to Kusadasi next day in the morning. For intercity
transportations we use new model air-conditioned coaches
with flexible seat-backs comfortable for napping. The
bus will stop over in some highway restaurants in
reasonable intervals where you can eat something, drink
a coffee or use the bathrooms.
Departure at around 19:00 o'clock from our office in
Sultanahmet. The departure time may change depending on
Day 2 - Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary (L / D)
Arrival to Kusadasi early in the morning. Kusadasi is
also a major base for visiting many neighborhood ancient
sights. Upon arrival you will be transferred to
Ephesus and House of
Virgin Mary tour. From Kusadasi, you travel north to St. John's
Basilica, passing the Byzantine fortress at Selcuk and
the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Ephesus
Open Museum. Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a
slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of
this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past
the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian,
the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. Then drive up to the House of
Virgin Mary located in Bulbul Mountain and return to
your hotels early in the evening. Lunch during the tour,
dinner and 4* Hotel accommodation
in Kusadasi is also included in tour program.
Day 3 - Pamukkale Hierapolis (B / L)
After breakfast in your hotel you will be picked up from
your hotel in Kusadasi and head off towards
will take a little over 2 hours. Upon arrival, you will
learn the history of this fascinating ancient city,
which has long since become famous for its thermal hot
water springs and spas. You will visit the amazing white
colored travertines, hot spring pools and water terraces
have been created by nature in millions of years on the
mountain slopes of Pamukkale and the ancient city of
Hierapolis which has the biggest ancient Necropolis of
Turkey with 1200 gravestones.
At the end of Pamukkale tour you will have a few hours
leisure time until the departure of
overnight bus which
will be arriving to Cappadocia next day in the morning.
Day 4 - Northern Cappadocia Tour (L)
Upon arrival you will be picked up from bus terminal and
have a few hours to rest in our local operators office
before joining the unforgettable tour of Northern
Cappadocia. This tour will cover the most famous parts of the
region such as Goreme Open Air Museum, Red valley, Urgup
and Dervent Valley. There will be a lunch break in a
lovely local restaurant, which is included in tour
price. You will be transferred to your hotel at the end
of the tour in early evening. Hotel accommodation in
Cappadocia is included in the price, naturally.
Day 5 - Southern Cappadocia Tour (B / L)
Optional Inclusion: Hot air balloon tour at
sunrise. (Not included in tour price. We will offer
discounted rate if booked as a part of this package)
Cappadocia is a vast region covering parts of the 3 provinces of Turkey and one day tour is definitely not enough even see the major attractions. There are so many things to see on your second day. The program of the day will be like this. After breakfast in your hotel you will be picked up for Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour. This tour will cover wonderful Pigeon valley, either Derinkuyu or Kaymakli underground city, as well as a caravanserai of Seljuk period, which was the great Turkish Empire founded in Anatolia even before Ottomans. Lunch in a local Turkish Restaurant will be provided as a part of the tour. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to bus station for an overnight bus arriving to Istanbul next day in the morning.
Day 6 - Arrival to Istanbul in the Morning
End of the tour package upon your arrival to the main
bus terminal in Istanbul, next day at around 7:30 am.
There will be free shuttle service form bus terminal to
majors districts of Istanbul including Taksim and
Aksaray (from Aksaray you can go to Sultanahmet by
PS: The order of Southern / Northern Cappadocia tours may be interchanged.
1 x 420 Euro pp for
1 person staying in single rooms.
2 x 360 Euro pp for 2 people staying in double rooms
3 x 340 Euro pp for 3 people staying in triple rooms
Tour prices will include:
VAT and other taxes.
Mentioned tours guided in English
Entrance fees for museums during the tours.
All connecting transfers in between the tour period as mentioned.
Some meals indicated as B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner
3 overnight bus, 2 nights hotel. Click here for the list of possible hotels we book for these package tours.
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Tour prices do not include:
Anything not mention in this itinerary clearly.
Compulsory local (TURSAB) travel ageny insurance.
Small surcharges may apply for credit card payments.
We will request some 20% of the total service cost in advance to finalize reservation procedures. We will send you a very detailed information with payment options when we receive your request.
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