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Turkey's Highlights - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Trip & Balloon Ride Option

Turkey's Highlights - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Trip & Balloon Ride Option

By Cappadocia Tours & Attractions
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Domestic Flight Tickets : Istanbul to Denizli - Izmir to Cappadocia - Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Services in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Antalya
  • 3 Guided Tours in Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia
  • Outdoor Tour : Hot Air Balloon Ride (Optional - You can add that tour while booking)
  • Professional tour guide who licenced by Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Entrance fees of museums, national parks, ruins mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers at the mentioned airports for domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Laodicea
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Nevsehir
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee of Ancient Pool (Cleopatra's Pool) in Pamukkale

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Option 2
    Kale Mahallesi, Kale, Pamukkale, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Türkiye
  • Option 3
    Kuşadası, Aydın, Türkiye
  • Option 4
    Selçuk, İzmir, Türkiye
  • Option 5
    İzmir, Türkiye
  • Option 6
    Cappadocia, Türkiye
  • Option 7
    Göreme, Aydınlı - Orta, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 8
    Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 9
    Avanos, Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 10
    Uçhisar, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
  • Option 11
    Ortahisar, Esentepe, 50650 Ortahisar/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkiye
    • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkiye
    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkiye
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66241P73

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • The prices of package are valid for accommodation at the double or triple room. If you would like add accommodation on single room(s) to your booking, there could be supplement cost. There are not going to be any extra cost for bookings of single / solo travelers. They will already accommodate at single room(s).
      • The pre-planned hotels are "Charisma De Luxe Hotel (5stars)" and "Efe Boutique Hotel" in Kusadasi / "Exedra Hotel (De Luxe Cave Boutique)" and "1811 Cave Boutique Hotel (Cave Boutique)" in Cappadocia for your accommodation on this travel. You can choose your hotels while booking. If these hotels (which you preferred) are not available for standard/superior rooms on your travel dates, the tour operator can replace it with an equivalent hotel.
      • The check-in time of the hotels is 02.00pm, and you can not start use your room before this time. This is about the check-in & check-out policies of the hotels.
      • The differences between the package options are about the hotel categories. Tour(s), airport transfer(s) and flight ticket levels will be same for all options.
      • The tour operator will send e-tickets of your domestic flights at six days before your departure date. You will not need the print out copies of the tickets for domestic flights. Your passport and reservation number on the tickets will be enough for check-in to plane.
      • The tour operator can request your some passport details for the bookings of your flight tickets. If you do not share the details which requested by the tour operator, your domestic flight tickets can not bookable.
      • You will have 15kg luggage + 8kg hand bag quota per person for each domestic flight. If you will need more luggage capacity, please inform that to the tour operator. There could be some extra fee for luggage quotas more than 15kg. This is exactly about the policies of airline companies.
      • If your return hotel is different than pick-up hotel, please inform that detail immediately. If you inform that detail after organised your flight tickets, the tour operator can request extra cost because of the distances between the airports and some hotels. If you inform this type changes on service day (last day of your trip), the tour operator do not accept this last minute amending and drop you to your pick-up hotel.
      • If your pick-up / drop-off hotels are inside of airports (IST and SAW airports) the tour operator do not provide any hotel pick-up / drop-off service.
      • Hot air ballooning is a fully weather-dependent activity and the Civil Aviation Authority determines whether the flight will be held. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund. In such a case, your refund will be processed by the day after of that trip. Your refund rate will be the difference between options of "included balloon ride" and "excluded balloon ride" for the cancellations of the hot air balloon ride.
      • The Standard Balloon Ride has an One-hour approximately flight duration with 20 to 28 people capacity basket. The flight duration could be 50-55 minutes or 65-70 minutes. This situation depend the weather conditions before landing, and pilots are decide to that within the safety rules of Civil Aviation Authority. Total activity duration is approximately 3 hours.
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
      • The children who 5 years old and under are not allowed to balloon tours.
      • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults. If you will be 1 adult + 1 child, the tour operator can request & charge the amount of 2 adults.
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

      • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66241P73

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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
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        Do not use
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        Highlight of turkey trip!
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      Carmen M.
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      Not traveling with El Corte Inglés or with a world tour deceived us. The trip was on August 5 and we had booked an Istanbul and Cappadocia circuit. The only excursion we booked from Spain because we were in danger of running out was the balloon for €1,280 for 4 people, the day before leaving on the trip. Surprise 24 hours later at the Istanbul airport they offer us the same excursion, with the same wholesaler, for €720 for the four of us and they also confirm that pre-booking makes no sense because they make pre-bookings for the entire group. Anyway, we asked the Corte Inglés de Pozuelo in Madrid for explanations and they told us that they will consult the wholesaler who in turn says that this is what it takes to reserve it precisely. A nonsense that we will complain about but with little hope. The meals on the circuits left a lot to be desired and some of the hotels too, tablecloths not changed for several days. We didn't even talk about the bus because they had us traveling for many hours with very low air and heat to die for. Anyway, and as a final conclusion, if you have to book a trip, do not do it with El Corte Inglés or a world tour. We are very used to traveling and with this agency we have made several trips in the past but we believe that the quality standards have dropped a lot and the clarity and support that English clients had are currently non-existent.
      Written 15 August 2023
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      Dear Carmen First of all, you did not book your tour with us. Your booking came to our company from your agency in Mexico (Viajes El Corte Inglés) They sent your booking excluding balloon ride and travel with English speaking tour guide. After you requested Spanish speaking guide, we made update that service with charge of free (The cost of Spanish tour is %45 more than English speaking tour guides.) Your review is exactly about your agency in Mexico (Viajes El Corte Inglés). This is not about us. We are Turkish tour operator of Viator. We can not manage your business with Viajes El Corte Inglés. Hola carmen En primer lugar, no reservaste tu tour con nosotros. Su reserva llegó a nuestra empresa desde su agencia en México (Viajes El Corte Inglés) Enviaron su reserva excluyendo el viaje en globo y el viaje con guía turístico de habla inglesa. Después de que solicitó un guía de habla hispana, actualizamos ese servicio de forma gratuita (el costo del recorrido en español es un 45% más que los guías turísticos de habla inglesa). Su reseña es exactamente sobre su agencia en México (Viajes El Corte Inglés). Esto no se trata de nosotros. Somos el operador turístico turco de Viator. No podemos gestionar su negocio con Viajes El Corte Inglés.
      Written 16 August 2023
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