Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale by bus: 6 Days Adventure!

Planning a 6-day package tour by bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus sounds like a fantastic way to explore some of Turkey's most iconic and historical destinations.

Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale by bus tour itinerary

Let us take you on a journey of a Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale by bus.

Day 1: Overnight journey from Istanbul to Cappadocia

We'll email your e-ticket and bus details for the Cappadocia journey from Istanbul. The bus departs from Istanbul Esenler Bus Station at 21:00. Please arrive at the bus station 30 minutes before departure.

Day 2: Full Day Cappadocia Tour - Overnight in Cappadocia.

When you arrive at the Cappadocia bus station, our team will greet you, transfer you to our office, and introduce you to your tour guide. Your exciting journey will commence, exploring the wonders of Cappadocia.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Devrent Valley: Begin your day at Devrent Valley, a surreal landscape adorned with fairy chimneys, an awe-inspiring scene that will transport you to a world of wonder.
  • Monks Valley: Visit Monks Valley, where the best view of three-headed fairy chimneys awaits. Pasabag, also known as Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by extraordinary natural rock formations, creating a truly spectacular sight.
  • Avanos: Explore Avanos, a town steeped in the art of terra cotta dating back to 3000 BC. Visit a traditional pottery workshop nestled in the hillsides and learn about the town's rich artistic heritage.
  • Open Air Museum: Venture into the fascinating Open Air Museum, a vital Christian center during the early Middle Ages. Marvel at the numerous monasteries, churches, and chapels adorned with unique iconography and architectural features.
  • Uchisar: Conclude your day with a visit to Uchisar, a troglodyte town located at the heart of Cappadocia. Named after a colossal rock formation once used as a castle, Uchisar offers a stunning panoramic view of Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

As the day unfolds, you'll be immersed in the allure of Cappadocia's landscapes and history. At approximately 05:00 PM, we'll bid adieu and drop you back to your hotel, where you'll spend the night, eagerly anticipating the wonders that await in Cappadocia.

Note: If you're interested in a hot air balloon tour, we can organize it for you on the early morning of day 2. Elevate your experience and enjoy breathtaking views from the skies of Cappadocia

Day 3: Full Day Cappadocia Tour - Transfer to Bus Station - Overnight journey from Cappadocia to Pamukkale

Start your day with a delightful breakfast, preparing for a day of exploration in the captivating North Cappadocia. At 09:30 AM, we'll pick you up from your hotel to commence the adventure.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Kizilcukur: Venture into Kizilcukur, an isolated valley behind Urgup, famous for its beautiful rock formations and hidden rock-carved churches. Marvel at the intricate tracks connecting small villages, offering a glimpse into the local way of life.
  • Cavusin: Explore Cavusin, one of the oldest settlements in the region, located 2 KM from Goreme. Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, dating back to the 5th century, and enjoy a panoramic view of the village.
  • Hospital Monastery: Delve into the depths of history at the Hospital Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia, offering insights into the spiritual life of ancient times.
  • Underground City: Embark on an unforgettable adventure into Underground City. Discover its intricate architecture and history as you descend into its depths.
  • Pigeon Houses and Rock Formations: Visit the charming pigeon houses and marvel at the unique rock formations that adorn the Cappadocian landscape.

After a fulfilling tour, we will organize your transfer to the bus station for the night bus to Pamukkale departing at 21:00 PM.

Day 4: Full Day Pamukkale, Hierapolis Tour - Transfer to Selcuk and overnight

Arrival Pamukkale bus station and transfer hotel for fresh up (rest for a few hours before the tour). you will be driven to Pamukkale to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools. Drive to Selcuk to your hotel and overnight in Selcuk.

Note : Cleopatra Pool entrance fee is not included in the Pamukkale tour. Guests who wish to enter the pool can do so by paying the entrance fee separately.

Day 5: Full Day Ephesus Ancient City Tour, Night bust to Istanbul.

After breakfast, you will meet with your tour guide and drive to Ephesus to discover the ancient city Ephesus. Visit to;

  • Temple of Artemis: Isone of the Seven Wonders of the World and located in Ephesus. Throughout the excavations in Ephesus, the actual location of the temple was presumed in different places. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made ancient Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. Each year one month was considered a holiday and set aside for the religious ceremonious observations.
  • The Ruins of Ephesus: Concert hall, market places, colonnaded street, temples, fountains, library, theather, arcadian way and more.
  • Lunch
  • The House of Virgin Marry: It is known with certainty That the Virgin Mary went to Ephesus and lived there for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision. After the tour, we'll arrange for your comfortable transportation to the bus station, where you'll board a bus to return to Istanbul.

Day 6: Arrive to Istanbul in the Morning

Arrive at Istanbul Otogar, marking the end of your memorable 6 Days Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul by Bus.

Inclusions of 6 Days Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul by Bus

  • BusTickets: Istanbul to Cappadocia, Cappadocia to Pamukkale, Ephesus to Istanbul
  • Accommodation: 1 Night in Cappadocia with Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 1 Night in Selcuk with Breakfast
  • 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day EphesusTour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included
  • Full Day Pamukkakle Tour: Transportation, Guidance, Lunch, Museum Tickets Included

Exclusions of 6 Days Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul by Bus

  • International Flights to Turkey: Please note that the package does not include international flights to Turkey. Travelers are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Turkey
  • Personal Travel Insurance: To ensure a worry-free journey, we recommend securing personal travel insurance that covers unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost luggage.
  • Visa for Turkey: Travelers are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa to enter Turkey. Ensure that you have the required travel documents well in advance of your departure. Check with the Turkish embassy or consulate in your country for visa requirements.
  • Personal Expenses: While the package covers a range of services, please budget separately for personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, and any optional activities or excursions not included in the itinerary.

Pick-up and Drop-off 6 Days Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour Package from Istanbul by Bus

  • Istanbul Bus Station Otogar.

A Journey Through Time and Beauty: 6 Days Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale Tour

Are you ready for a journey that will transport you through the annals of history and immerse you in the breathtaking beauty of Turkey's heartland? Our 6-day Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul by bus is not just a tour; it's a gateway to a world of wonders that will leave you in awe.

The Night Bus to Cappadocia

Your adventure kicks off as you board the overnight bus in Istanbul. While the wheels turn beneath you, you'll be dreaming of the incredible experiences that await.

Cappadocia's Surreal Landscapes

You'll wake up in the enchanting region of Cappadocia, known for its unique, otherworldly landscapes. Picture yourself soaring high above on a hot air balloon, witnessing the extraordinary fairy chimneys and cave dwellings below. As you explore the underground cities and cave churches, you'll feel like you've stepped into a different dimension.

From Cappadocia to Selcuk

Bid farewell to Cappadocia, but don't worry, the adventure continues. You'll hop on a bus to Selcuk, your gateway to Ephesus.

Ephesus Unveiled

Ephesus, an ancient Roman city, is your playground today. Imagine walking down the marble streets, gazing upon the well-preserved Celsus Library, and sitting in the magnificent Great Theater. You're literally retracing the steps of Romans from centuries ago.

Pamukkale's Cotton Castle

The surreal terraces of Pamukkale, known as the "Cotton Castle," beckon. You'll immerse yourself in the mineral-rich thermal waters, which are not only a feast for the eyes but also a rejuvenating experience for your body and soul.

Journey's End and New Beginnings

As you return to Istanbul, you'll be filled with memories of enchanting sites, rich history, and the warm hospitality that defines Turkey. This journey isn't just a tour; it's an immersive experience that leaves a lasting mark. You'll be yearning for more of Turkey's wonders.

Are you ready to embark on this adventure of a lifetime? Join us, and let the beauty and history of Turkey captivate your senses. Your journey through time and beauty awaits.