3-Day Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour From Istanbul


Explore the wonders of Turkey with our 3-day Cappadocia and Ephesus tour. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia’s unique rock formations and ancient cave dwellings. Then, journey back in time as you discover the historical treasures of Ephesus, from the grand Library of Celsus to the stunning Great Theatre.

Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour Itinerary

You will be picked up from your Istanbul hotel at around 4:00 am and transported to the domestic airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir (depending on availability), scheduled between 6:00 and 7:30 am.

Upon reaching Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you'll be picked up and taken to North Cappadocia tour location. You will also be able to do optional activities.

The tour kicks off with a trip to Devrent Valley, where you'll witness the unique fairy chimneys. Following that, you'll proceed to Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to observe the mushroom-shaped formations. Your next stop will be the city of Avanos after which you'll have lunch. Post lunch, you'll explore the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, which showcases a range of carved caves and ancient churches, offering insights into the region's monastic past. Just before returning to your hotel, you'll have the opportunity to visit the natural castles of Uchisar.

After the tour, you'll be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

You can optionally attend an Turkish Night Show with the addition of dinner between 20:00 - 24:00.

In the morning, you will be able to do the optional Hot Air Balloon ride at an additional cost.

After having your breakfast at around 9:30 am, you will be picked up from the hotel to do South Cappadocia Tour.

Our tour will begin by visiting the Red Valley, granting you the opportunity to explore renowned rock-carved churches and engage in an approximately 5 km hike through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Following this, you'll proceed to Cavusin Village, renowned for its residences and churches belonging to Christian Clergymen. After that, we will have a lunch and continue our journey to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi).

In the afternoon, we will explore the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City, which were once inhabited by early Christians.

At the end of the tour, you will be taken to Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon landing, our friendly staff will welcome you with a sign bearing your name and then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Begin your day with a breakfast at your hotel. After that, you will be picked up from your hotel by your tour guide and transferred to the starting location of your Ephesus tour. You will explore the remains of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city that held significant importance during its time.

Your visit will include notable sites like the Temple of Hadrian, the Great Theater, and Trajan Fountain. Following lunch, there's a plan to see the House of the Virgin Mary, where it's believed she spent her later years. As you continue, you'll pass by the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Later, a visit to the Isa Bey Mosque is scheduled. Then, you'll be guided to the charming Sirince Village, an old Greek settlement celebrated for its picturesque charm and wine crafting.

During your hour of free time there, you can independently explore the local cuisine, wines, and browse through various traditional village shops.

After the tour, you'll be transferred to Izmir airport for your return flight to Istanbul, departing between 7:00 – 10:00 pm, with an approximate flight duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

This marks the end of 3-day Cappadocia and Ephesus tour.


Hotel accommodation we offer in this 3-day Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour include Hera Cave Suites or Kappadoks Cave Hotel in order to give you the best experience possible.

If you like the hotels we present for you but find it expensive, we can offer similar quality hotels meeting your budget.

We provide comfortable and air-conditioned transportation options for the tour. You will be transported in modern vehicles equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure a pleasant journey.

Our professional drivers will ensure your safety and convenience throughout the tour.

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