Be spellbound by the incredible beauty and history of Turkey on this short tour. Be amazed by the incredible Cappadocian landscape, a land of fairy chimneys and ancient churches. Swim in the thermal springs of Pammukale and walk down the calcite travertines, one of the most iconic images of Turkey. Wander through the ancient Roman city of Ephesus in the footsteps of Cleopatra.
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale,Ephesus,Istanbul (By Bus)
Make your own way to our office by 18.30 for shuttle transfer to bus station for 20.30 overnight bus to Cappadocia. The bus journey will take approximately 10 hours.
You will arrive in the main bus station, Nevsehir, at around 07.30. Please take the free shuttle bus to Goreme. Our guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name and organise the transfer to our main office in Goreme. You will leave your luggage here for the day. At 09.30 you will join our North Cappadocian small group tour (minibus, max. 16 persons) for the day visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum, the old city of Avanos, Red River at the end of the tour transfer to Boutique Cave Hotel for the night. You will have free time to discover the town and local restaurants.
After your complimentary breakfast, and check out, you will meet your guide at the hotel and depart for the South Cappadocian Tour at 09.30. The tour includes the fascinating underground city of Derinkuyu and a walk through Rose Valley to enjoy the captivating Cappadocian landscape. Tour will end at around 18.30 and after a break for dinner we will transfer you from our office to Nevsehir bus terminal for the 20.30 overnight bus to Denizli (approx.10 hours).
You will arrive in the main bus station, Denizli, at around 06.30. Our guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name and organise the transfer to our hotel. Here you will be able to use our day room for a shower then enjoy a complimentary breakfast before joining our half day Pammukale Tour. You will have an unforgettable day wandering ancient Roman ruins and bathing in the natural heated mineral springs. Free entry to Cleopatra’s Pool is included, a once in a lifetime opportunity to bathe in the same waters that Cleopatra swam in on her honeymoon. In the afternoon we will transfer you by minibus (3 hours) to Selcuk, your overnight stop.
After breakfast at your hotel you will depart at 09.30 for a full day Ephesus tour. The tour includes the iconic remains of Ephesus with its famous library and amphitheater and a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, reputedly her final home. The tour will end at around 16.30 and you will have free time till 21.00. At 21.00 we will transfer you from our office to the bus station for the trip back to Istanbul (approx. 10 hours).
The bus will arrive at approximately 07.30 at Istanbul’s main bus terminus. TOUR ENDS. You will be able to connect to the Metro system or take a taxi to the center.
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
Notes on bus travel in Turkey
Travelling by bus is an affordable but comfortable option in Turkey. All buses are fully air-conditioned and include on-board entertainment and WIFI. Water, coffee, tea, cools drinks and complimentary snacks are provided at regular intervals. Buses stop on average every three hours at roadhouses for meal and toilet breaks. Roadhouses also sell snacks, small goods and other general items. Breaks will be between 15-30 minutes. Please note buses depart promptly. Toilets cost 1TL.
Hotels in Cappadocia;
Melek Cave Hotel, Castle Cave Hotel, Roma Cave Suites, Göreme Village House Hotel
Hotels in Pamukkale;
Artemis Yörük Hotel, 4 Mevsim Hotel, Tripolis Hotel, Pam Thermal Hotel.
Tours for Max 17 pax