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Home > Turkey Tour Packages > 9 Days Turkey Package Tour > Ephesus – Pamukkale – Fethiye – Blue Cruise – Antalya and Cappadocia

Ephesus - Pamukkale - Fethiye - Blue Cruise - Antalya and Cappadocia

Let’s explore the extraordinary history and beauty of Turkey. Starting with an ancient Greek city of Ephesus which is a large archeological site and one of Turkey’s major tourist attractions. Next stopover is Pamukkale… Besides travertines, the great Roman amphitheater of Hierapolis should not be missed, and lies just above the travertines. Next stopover; Fethiye, is a tourist town with an international atmosphere, a wonder of nature. Blue cruise starts in Fethiye. The stopovers of the cruise are Butterfly Valley, Blue Lagoon (Ölüdeniz), St. Nicholas Island, Kaş, Island of Kekova, Lycian tombs, Simena Castle, Olympos. Finishes in Antalya-Olympos. We continue to discover Antalya with Perge. Perge is the capital of Pamphylia. Then visit Aspendos ancient theatre. Continue to a port city Side which served the largest slave market in the region. After exploring the history we will stop at the beauty: Kurşunlu Waterfall. Our last stop will be Cappadocia that is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons.

Included Services
  • Price 950 € Per Person
  • Entrance FeesEntrance Fees Mentioned By The Itinerary
  • Duration9 Days 8 Nights - 8 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 9 Days Tour

Day 1: Temple of Artemis, GrecoRoman City of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary

Day 2: Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters, Hierapolis, Roman Baths, BasilicaTheater and Antique Pool

Day 3: Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz, Blue Lagoon, Anchored at St Nicholas Island, Climb to the top of the Island, Paragliding over Oludeniz

Day 4: Enjoy a free day in Antalya- KAS or add another excursion

Day 5: Island of Kekova, Lycian Tombs, Simena Castle

Day 6: Free day in Olympos. Spend all your day on the beach

Day 7: Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu Waterfalls, Side

Day 8: Devrent Valley, Pasabag Monk’s Valley, Avanos, Openair Museum of Goreme, Castles of Uchisar

Day 9: Red Valley, Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground City

 

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

Day 1  Kusadasi: Fly to Izmir from Istanbul - Ephesus Tour

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel to Istanbul Airport
  • Our representative will meet you at Izmir Airport and transfer you to Selcuk
  • Visiting Sites: Temple of Artemis, GrecoRoman City of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour finishes, transfer to hotel in Kusadasi for check in
  • Stay Overnight in Kusadasi

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Izmir. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Selcuk where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your fullday tour.

Ephesus Antique Site: 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. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.

Temple Of Artemis: The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp.

House Of Virgin Mary: House of Virgin Mary, one of the most sacred places for Christianity, is located near Ephesus. Some believe the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus.

Isabey Mosque: Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.

Sirince Village: The Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for checkin.

Day 2 Fethiye: Pamukkale Tour - Bus to Fethiye
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 08:30 Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters, Hierapolis, Roman Baths, Basilica, Theater and Antique Pool
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour, transfer to Pamukkale main Bus Station
  • Stay Overnight in Fethiye

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. 

You will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale.

In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts.

Continue to Hierapolis, the ancient Roman city perched on a plateau formed over centuries by sedimentary limestone rock.

You will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Basilica, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool.

You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale.

will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at own expense) during this free time.The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time.

The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 16:00 pm, After the tour, you’ll be transferred to Pamukkale main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Fethiye (duration 4 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.

Day 3 : Blue (Gulet) Cruise - Fethiye to Olympos
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel for 4 Days Gulets cruise
  • Visiting Sites: Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz, Blue Lagoon, Anchored at St Nicholas Island, Climb to the top of the Island, Paragliding over Oludeniz
  • Overnight in the shared cruise boat

After breakfast, you will all be checking in to one of our Gulets to start your 4 days of cruising the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Today you visit Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz / Blue Lagoon and spend the evening anchored down at St Nicholas Island. Be sure to climb to the top of the island for the most beautiful sunset, possibly one of the best, of the whole cruise. Additional activity available paragliding over Oludeniz.

Day 4 : Blue (Gulet) Cruise - Fethiye to Olympos
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)

  • Stops for swimming
  • Spend time Kas
  • Overnight in the shared cruise boat

Today after making some stops along the way for swimming, breakfast and lunch you will get to spend some time in the beautiful town of Kas. Here you can shop up a storm with the abundance of jewelry shops in town or spend time just wandering the cobble stone streets soaking up the ambience of the seaside fishing village. Additional activity available - Diving in Kas.

Day 5: Blue (Gulet) Cruise - Fethiye to Olympos
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)

  • Visiting Sites: Island of Kekova, Lycian tombs, Simena Castle
  • Overnight in the shared cruise boat

Today you sail past the sunken city. Once part of the original settlement that still makes up the island of Kekova, after a devastating earthquake many centuries ago, this part of the town has fallen into the ocean. You will sail past slowly for a closer look before anchoring down on the opposite side to visit what still remains of Kekova. Here you can wander the island and walk up to the Lycian tombs for a closer look or climb to the top and enter Simena Castle for some beautiful views over the coastline you have just cruised.

Day 6 Antalya: Olympos 
(Included Meals: Breakfast)

Free day in Olympos. Spend all your day on the beach. In the evening bus to Antalya (duration 2 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.

Day 7 Cappadocia: Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu Waterfalls and Side Tour - Overnight Bus to Cappadocia 
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 9:30 Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu Waterfalls, Side
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour, travel overnight to Cappadocia with Bus
  • Overnight bus to Cappadocia

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full day Perge, Aspendos & Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour

First on the tour, we will visit Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region.

Start your journey into history with a visit to the ancient city of Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins, mostly dating back to the Roman period.

Perge was the capital of Pamphylia. The Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonaded Street, Nympharium and the stadium are all on the visit. We depart for the Aspendos Ancient Theatre.

This incredibly well preserved ancient theatre was built in the 2nd century A.D., it has a capacity of 15,000 people and its still being used for festivals and music concerts.

We have a lunch break at a restaurant on a nearby river then we will depart for Side. Side is one of the best classical ancient cities in Turkey, it was a port city that served the largest slave market in the region. During Roman times much construction took place in Side including a large theatre, Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo.

On the way back, we will stop at the Kursunlu Waterfall.

After the tour, you will travel overnight to Cappadocia in a nonsmoking, fully airconditioned local bus departing the bus station at approximately 20:00 The total duration of travel will be 11 hours. There will be four breaks on the way to Cappadocia for your personal needs.

Day 8 Cappadocia: North Cappadocia Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)

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

Our representative will meet you at bus station and transfer you hotel in Cappadocia. After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of North Cappadocia.

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 9 Cappadocia:  South Cappadocia Tour, Fly to Istanbul

(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)

  • 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 to Airport
  • If you would like to extend your trip in Istanbul kindly advise

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.

This will be the end of your full-day tour.

At the end of the tour around approximately 16:00, you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your late evening return flight around 19:00 - 20:45 to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS

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
  • Domestic flight and bus tickets as per the itinerary
  • 1 night in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast
  • 1 night in Fethiye at a 3-star or boutique hotel including breakfast
  • 3 nights Boat Cruise (share cabin) including breakfast
  • 1 night in Antalya at a 4-star or Boutique hotel including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicles
  • Local taxes and service charges

Excluded: 

  • International flight tickets
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Istanbul at the End of the Tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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