7-Day Cradle of Civilizations Tour (from Istanbul)
Turkey - Istanbul - Cappadocia - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Ankara - Marmaris

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Multi-Day

Overview

On Sunday early morning flight or night before bus to Ankara.

Day 1

Visit to Anatolian Civilizations (Hittite) Museum and Mausoleum of ATATÜRK in Ankara. Continue to Cappadocia via Salt Lake. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2

Full day tour of Cappadocia. Citadel of Uçhisar, open-air museum of Göreme Valley with “Fairy Chimneys”, Underground City of Kaymaklı, Paşabağ (Monks’) Valley and Avanos. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3

Early departure for Konya, city of the "Whirling Dervishes". On the way, visit the 13th century Seldjoukian Sultanhan Caravanserai. Visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, world famous philosopher and poet and his theological school of the whirling dervishes. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 4

Visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis with the ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard, Roman Baths, Basilica, unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs and stalactites. Drive to Aphrodisias, well preserved Greco-Roman settlement dedicated to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 5

Visit to the ancient Ionian city of Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor, House of Virgin Mary and St. John Basilica. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 6

Early departure for Pergamum. After lunch, visit of Aesculapium. Continue to Troy, the legendary town in the Iliad of Homeros. Visit to the Athena Temple. Drive to Çanakkale. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Çanakkale.

Day 7

After breakfast, cross the strait by ferry and drive to İstanbul along the shores of the Marmara Sea. Return to İstanbul by tour bus.

Additional Information

  • Tour rates include;
    • One-way plane or bus ticket
    • Round trip transfers from/to central hotels
    • English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request)
    • Half-board accommodation at 4* hotels (breakfast & dinner)
    • Lunch during tours
    • Museum entrance fees and V.A.T.

  • Exclude drinks.
  • Transfer back to İstanbul by tour bus. Tour bus will transfer guests to their hotels if central.
  • Hotels can be upgraded to 5* with a supplement of € 169/night/room
  • 10% discount for children below the age 5, free for the ages of 0-2.

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  • Monday to Sunday
Languages
  • English
  • Turkish
Preferences
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 3 People
  • 7 Day(s)
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