9 days

Ancient Turkey

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Tour Overview

9 day Premium quality tour from $1,579


Visiting - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ankara, Goreme, Uchisar, Konya, Pamukkale, Sultanhan, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Ephesus, Izmir

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Spice Bazaar - Istanbul -


Day 1

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Uchisar under snow - Cappadocia -

Ankara, Cappadocia

Day 3
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

Day 4
breakfast & dinner

Today we tour the Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli Underground City. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Goreme open air museum - Cappadocia -

Underground City, Konya

Day 5
breakfast & dinner

This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque.

Sagalassos, Pamukkale

Day 6
breakfast & dinner

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list.

Moonscape Tufa - Cappadocia -


Day 7
breakfast & dinner

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.


Day 8
breakfast & dinner

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value.

Mevlana Mosque - Konya -


Day 9

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to Izmir airport for your onward flight.

What's included

  • 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
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary


  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
  • The 2019 itinerary differs from the 2018 itinerary as follows: a) It will spend night 5 in Konya. b) It will travel to Pamukkale, via Sagalassos, on Day 6. c) Day 7 tour Pamukkale and Aphrodisias. d) Day 8 Ephesus Tour. e) It will end after breakfast on Day 9, a Saturday.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel4 star
KonyaHilton Garden Inn Konya4 star
CappadociaElevres Stone House HotelBoutique Cave
IstanbulNidya Hotel Galataport4 star

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However with pre and post tour accommodation we are unable to allocate shared accommodation and so single travellers must pay the single supplement with any pre or post tour accommodation they purchase.

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