6 Days Turkey Budget Pack Tour with Istanbul Cappadocia and Pamukkale by Bus

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Istanbul - Cappadocia and Pamukkale by Bus

In this tour history and mystery come together to thrill you. Coveted by empires across the centuries, straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is one of the world’s great metropolises. You will be visiting Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. Our next visit will be Cappadocia with its valley, canyon, hills and unusual rock formation. Cappadocia is a work of art that was formed by the wind and water slowly chipping the rock in thousands of years. Pamukkale is another extraordinary region. Besides travertines, the great Roman amphitheater of Hierapolis should not be missed, and lies just above the travertines.

Included Services
  • Price 450 € Per Person
  • Entrance FeesEntrance Fees Mentioned By The Itinerary
  • Duration6 Days 5 Nights - 5 Nights Accommodation
  • Food & DrinksBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner Mentioned in The Itinerary
  • Pick Up Service Hotel And Airport Pick Ups Mentioned By Itinerary
  • Live Tour Guide Certified Tour Guide
Sights you will see during this wonderful 6 Days Tour

Day 1: After we transfer you to your hotel, Enjoy the free day at Istanbul. And sip your welcome drink at your hotel lobby

Day 2: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace

Day 3: Devrent Valley, Pasabag Monk’s Valley, Avanos, Open-air Museum of Goreme, Castles of Uchisar

Day 4: Red Valley,Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground city

Day 5: Karahayit, Red Spring Waters, Cotton Cliffs, Hierapolis, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Apollon Temple, Cathedral, Plutonium, Theater, Antique Pool

Day 6: Enjoy your last day in Istanbul until the time we meet you

 

If you wish to see the tour details, check out the Detailed Tour Itinerary below.

Day 1  Istanbul: Arrival & Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

Day 2 Istanbul: Full-Day Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman History Tour - Overnight Bus to Cappadocia
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel for Full Day Tour
  • Visiting Sites: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour transfer you to Istanbul main bus station
  • Overnight bus travel duration will be 11 hours
  • Overnight bus to Cappadocia

Hagia Sophia: This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

Sultanahmet Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Hippodrome: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

Grand Cover Bazaar: In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your Istanbul hotel to collect your luggage and proceed to Istanbul's main bus station to board the overnight bus to Cappadocia.
The overnight bus will depart from Istanbul 11-hour journey by road to Cappadocia

Day 3 Cappadocia: North Cappadocia Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Devrent Valley, Pasabag Monk’s Valley, Avanos, Open-air Museum of Goreme, Castles of Uchisar
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour, transfer back to hotel
  • Stay Overnight in Cappadocia

Upon your arrival at the Goreme bus station in Cappadocia, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to your Cappadocia hotel. At the hotel, you can have your breakfast and be ready to meet your tour guide around 09:30.

DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.

MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.

AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.

GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian center in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast number of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.

UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 4 Cappadocia: South Cappadocia Tour - Overnight Bus to Pamukkale
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

After breakfast, you will need to check out from your hotel in Cappadocia. At around 09:30, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of South Cappadocia.

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 9:30 Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Red Valley,Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground city
  • 13:00 Lunch
  •  After the tour transfer you to Cappadocia main bus station
  • Overnight bus travel duration will be 11 hours
  • Overnight bus to Pamukkale

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am 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.

CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It also has a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, however, much of it has eroded away.

KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.

PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.

After the tour, you will be transferred to the Cappadocia bus station to board your overnight bus to Pamukkale. 

Day 5 Pamukkale: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour - Overnight Bus to Istanbul

(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Karahayit, Red Spring Waters, Cotton Cliffs, Hierapolis, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Apollon Temple, Cathedral, Plutonium, Theater, Antique Pool
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour transfer you to Pamukkale main bus station
  • Overnight bus travel duration will be 10 hours
  • Overnight bus to Istanbul

Upon arrival at the Denizli bus station around 05:30 – 06:30, you will be picked up and transferred to a two-star hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. After breakfast, you can stay in the hotel lobby to be picked up to join the tour around 09:30.

Today you will be visiting the following highlights on the full day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour:

KARAHAYIT HOT SPRING: Karahayit hot springs is located in Karahayit Town, Denizli, Turkey. It’s about 5 km north of the famous Pamukkale Travertine and has similar characteristics like that of Pamukkale. Due to the minerals existing in its structure, the hot spring water spreads reddish color to the environment and it is believed that they provide healing to the visitors for 5000 years. The ‘Kirmizi Su‘ which translates to red water – natural hot thermal springs bubbling from beneath the calcite rocks – are very rich in calcium, magnesium and sulphurs, at about 56 degrees.

HIERAPOLIS: Hierapolis was an ancient city located on hot springs in classical Phrygia in southwestern Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale in Turkey and currently comprise an archaeological museum designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PAMUKKALE TRAVERTINES “COTTON CASTLE”: Pamukkale is a spectacular place, located in Denizli Province, in southwestern Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces. The Pamukkale Travertines mean “Cotton Castle” in Turkish. The place is classified by UNESCO.

You will also be able to take some photos of Pamukkale. Around 12:30 pm you will be given free time for around 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at own expense) during this free time.

At the end of the tour around approximately 16:00 pm, you will travel overnight to Istanbul in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station approximately 21:00.

Day 6 İstanbul: Arrival in Istanbul and End of Tour

  • Arrival in Istanbul main bus station, it will be end of vacation
  • If you would like to extend your trip in Istanbul kindly advise

The local bus will arrive at the main Istanbul bus station between 7:30 – 9:30 depending on traffic conditions. Upon your arrival at the main bus station in Istanbul, it will be the end of our service. You will need to arrange your own transportation from the bus station. End of our service.

We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on one of our tours. Have a safe trip back home and thank you for choosing TOUR BOOK TURKEY

Included: 

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • Intercity Local Bus Tickets
  • 1 night in Istanbul at Special Class or 3-Star Hotels including breakfast
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

Excluded: 

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Transfer from Bus Station to Hotel in Istanbul at the End of the Tour
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Any optional tours
  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place
  • 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
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays
  • St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed
  • Travellers using intercity ground or air transportation will not be accompanied by a tour guide. Upon reaching the touring destination, a tour guide from the local area will meet you to start the touring service. Domestic flight and/or bus tickets, as well as transportation to and from the airport and/or bus station, will be arranged by us