Classic Tour – 7 days / 6 Nights
Day 1 – Tuesday – Kusadasi
Welcome to Kusadasi! Check in to your hotel and then the rest of the day is yours to explore this port town. This evening you will meet your tour guide and fellow travellers.
Overnight Kusadasi (D)
Day 2 – Wednesday – Ephesus, Kusadasi
Transport yourself back to life in ancient times today as you stroll the stroll the streets of Ephesus and visit the Temple of Artemis. Try out your singing skills in the well preserved theatre before we continue on to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. This afternoon we visit a carpet weaving centre to learn about the dying art of Turkish carpet weaving – how they are made, and the factors that determine their value.
OvernightKusadasi (B, D)
Day 3 – Thursday – Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before we commence our drive to Pamukkale – home of the famous white travertines (calcium pools) and the ruins of the ancient Roman spa city of Hierapolis. Here you will be able to swim over Roman columns in the Cleopatra Antique Pool (entrance extra) and take a dip in the travertine pools which contain thermal water, believed since ancient times to have therapeutic powers.
Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)
Day 4 – Friday – Silk Road, Konya
This morning we commence our drive along the ancient Silk Road to Cappadocia, stopping to visit the Mevlana Museum in Konya and Sultanhani Caravansary, on the way. Option to attend a traditional Turkish folk dance show tonight – this is a great night, and an opportunity not to be missed.
Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
Day 5 – Saturday – Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City
We spend today touring Cappadocia and surrounds. Sights you will see include the Goreme open-air museum and one of the area’s underground cities. You will be amazed by the incredible landscape of this area so have your camera charged and ready to go!
Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
Day 6 – Sunday – Ankara
After breakfast we depart for Turkey’s capital, Ankara, where we will visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Ataturk. We then head back to Istanbul.
Note: optional morning flight to Istanbul from Kayseri, Cappadocia
Overnight Istanbul (B)
Day 7 – Monday – Istanbul
Our tour finishes after breakfast, and we say goodbye to our new friends. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
Twin Price From: USD 809
Single Price From: USD 1145
Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost.
- Outbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
- Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
- Tips except driver and guide
- Entrance fees
- 6 nights – accommodation.
- 6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Tour does not include;
- Suggested optional activities
- Tips – driver and guide
- Site of theTemple of Artemis
- Sirince – Village
- Pamukkale – CalciumTravertines
- Pamukkale – Hierapolis
- Konya – Mevlana Museum
- Göreme Open Airmuseum
- Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
- Ankara – Atatürk’sMausoleum