Today you will be transferred to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you’ll be met byyour tour guide and driven to Ephesus - approximately 1.5 hours south along the Aegean coast from Izmir.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of the Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary or see the antiquities of the Selcuk Museum. Overnight Kusadasi. (L, D)
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is an extraordinary national treasure and is perhaps even the jewel in Turkey's illustrious crown. Overnight Cappadocia. (B)
Today our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then trek through Rose Valley to Cavusin, where we stop for lunch and learn about hand-made pottery. Afterwards, we visit the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley and Urgup Winery to taste the delicious vines of Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia. (B, L)
This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting the village of Cavusin, Cave churches and head to Kaymakli Underground City, the biggest in the region. Overnight Cappadocia. (B, L)
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul when the tour finishes. (B)