Day 1 - NORTHERN CAPPADOCIA TOUR
Our team will come to your Istanbul hotel, which should be conveniently located in Sultanahmet or Taksim, between 3:45 and 4:15 am to take you to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. All the information regarding the flight will have been provided to you when you booked the tour, and you can make the self-check-in at the airport, take the flight and arrive at Cappadocia. When you land, our team will be awaiting you at the domestic terminal, and after an approximately one-hour trip, you will join your group and start your unforgettable experience.
Day 2 - SOUTHERN CAPPADOCIA TOUR
This morning provides the opportunity for an optional activity: Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia. Our guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel between 10:00 and 10:15 am and begin to explore the Southern part of Cappadocia, including the Valley of Red, the Çavuşin Valley, the Valley of Love, the Underground City of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, the Valley of the Doves, and the Castle of Cavuşin. At the conclusion of the tour, we will transfer you to the airport according to your flight time to Izmir. Upon arriving in Izmir Airport, our staff will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the Airport (and the meeting details will be provided). Afterward, there will be a transfer of about an hour to Kusadasi Town, where you can check-in to your hotel and rest.
Day 3 - EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY TOUR
Start off your day with a hotel breakfast, and at 9:00 am, we will be there for you at the reception of your accommodation. We will then commence the full-day tour of the Ephesus Ruins, which have been recognised by UNESCO. We will visit the following attractions: the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, the Ephesus Archaeological Museum, the Isabey Mosque, the Temple of Artemis, and the Selcuk Castle, which you can view from a distance. Along the tour, you will also have a chance to browse the traditional Turkish handicrafts and have lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, we will return to the hotel and you'll have the afternoon to yourself.
Day 4 - PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS TOUR
Following breakfast at the hotel, meet up with your tour guide in the lobby between 7:30 and 8:00 in the morning. We will go on a three-hour excursion to the Pamukkale Hot Springs and the Hierapolis Ancient City, both of which have been included in the UNESCO list. Pamukkale is a natural area that has hot springs and travertines, which are terraces of mineral carbonates that have been formed over time due to the temperate climate. During the tour, the guide will provide information about ancient artifacts from the Hierapolis Ancient City, located alongside the Pamukkale Hot Springs. After the tour, you will have free time to swim or spend some time around the area. You can swim in the White Terraces of Pamukkale (no extra cost) or take a dip in the Cleopatra Pool (which carries an additional charge of approximately 150 Lira per person). When the tour is complete, we will drive back to Kusadasi for an overnight stay.
Day 5 - PERGAMUM AND TROY ANCIENT CITIES
We will meet you at the hotel Lobby at 8 in the morning, and then venture off to explore Pergamum Ancient City, which is about three hours away. Once there, we'll take a look around the Acropolis, which is known for having one of the most sloping amphitheaters during classical times. We'll then have a break for lunch before heading off to the city of Troy. This place was brought to life in 1863 when it was rediscovered, and excavations uncovered nine cities on top of one another, going all the way back to 3000 BC. We'll take a tour of the ruins and view a reproduction of the Trojan Wooden Horse. Finally, we'll drive an hour to get to Çanakkale City and check into a hotel so we can rest.
Day 6 - ANZAC COVES AND GALLIPOLI TOUR – RETURN TO ISTANBUL
At 8 o'clock, we'll greet you in the hotel lobby and start our journey. Today we will explore ANZAC Cove and the multiple memorials scattered around WW1 battlegrounds. Our tour guide will take you to many places like ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Bair Memorial and cemetery, the Nek, Johnston's Jolly, and several fortifications that are still visible in the shrubs after all these years. At the end of the tour, we will drive back to Istanbul. We look forward to meeting you again soon!