5 or 7 day excursion to see Turkey's sites of antiquity - flight and 4 star hotel

Highlights

  • All-inclusive trip

  • Cappadocia Salt lake

  • Trojan Horse statue

Essential info*

Languages
  • English

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover the ancient sites that made Turkey the cradle of humanity, during an excursion of 5 or 7 days, departing from Istanbul!

  • Day 1: Flight to Ankara – Atatürk mausoleum– Night in Cappadocia

Leaving Istanbul we fly to Ankara. Once there, we will explore the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and the Atatürk mausoleum. We will continue to the tour by road to the valleys of Cappodocia via the Salt lake, before spending the night in Cappodocia. 

  • Day 2: Göreme National Park, Kaymakli – Avanos

The tour will spend the whole day in the Cappadocia region. Accompanied by your guide, discover the fairy chimneys in the Göreme National Park, the underground cities of Kaymakli, the Monks Valley, and Avanos.

  • Day 3: Konya – Mevlana Mausoleum– Pamukkale

On the third 3rd day of the tour we visit Konya, a city famous for its whirling Dervishes. On the way there we will visit the Sultan Han caravanserai which dates from the 13th century. In Konya we visit the mausoleum of the poet and philosopher Mevlana. We will then return to the hotel and spend the night in Cappadocia.

  • Day 4: Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Kusadasi

You will start your day with a visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis accompanied by your guide. We will then go to the Greek city of Aphrodisias, dedicated entirely to the goddess Aphrodite. The day will end at your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Day 5: Ephese – Izmir

For the 5th day of the tour we will visit Ephesus, the ancient capital of Asia minor. Once there, we visit the House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St John. After lunch we will visit Izmir to catch the plane back to Istanbul.

If you would like to extend your stay, you can spend the night in Izmir and drive to Pergamon the next day.

  • Day 6: Pergamon – Sanctuary of Asclepius – Troy – Canakkale

From Izmir, we will travel to Pergamum, where we will have lunch. We will explore the Sanctuary of Asclepius in Pergamon, the the first medical buildings of Greek origin. From here we travel by road to Troy, the legendary city made famous by Homer. Visit the Temple of Athena and then on to your hotel in Canakkale.

  • Day 7: Return to Istanbul by ferry and bus

After breakfast we travel back to Istanbul, first by ferry, then by road along the coastline of the Sea of Marmara, and enjoy the scenery during this last day of travel!

Options

1) The price shown is the price per person for a booking with a double room for 2 persons for a 5 day tour.

For this activity we request that you book the number of rooms required for your tour. Children aged between 0 and 2 years old may participate in this activity at no extra charge. It is not possible to use a camp bed in a double room for children 3 years and over. Therefore, children aged 3 years and older must be included as an additional person when making your booking.

  • single room
  • double room
  • triple room

Example 1: by booking 1 "Tour with a room for 3 people", 3 people can take part in the activity and will share one room.

Example 2: If you wish to book a room for 2 adults and one child aged between 0 and 2 years of age, simply book a double room and indicate that a child is included at the time of booking ("Child 0-2 free"). A camp bed will be available on site.

You will also be asked to choose the duration of your trip:

  • 5 days (airfare and 4* accommodation included)
  • 7 days (airfare and 4* accommodation included)

Please note that the type of room will affect the price shown at time of booking.

Good to know

  • Availability: departures only on Sundays (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Times: the exact times depend on the domestic flight time and will be sent at the time of booking.  Early morning departure to Ankara
  • Duration: 5 or 7 days
  • Language: English
  • Your guide will speak English during this trip
  • Departure: From your hotel in Istanbul (European Side only)
  • A shuttle bus will collect you from your hotel. The exact pick-up times will be provided at the time of booking
  • Note: When visiting places of worship you should not wear flip-flops, shorts, sleeveless shirts, or clothes that are inappropriate to the location, skirts should be below the knee. In some places you must wear a headscarf.
  • Details about lunch will be provided on the day by your local guide.

The price includes :

  • Transport from/to the airport
  • Return flight
  • Services of an English speaking tour guide
  • Half-board accommodation (breakfast and dinner) in 4* hotels or B&B according to the number of nights
  • Lunches
  • Entry to sites visited

The Price does not include :

  • Drinks at mealtimes
  • Tips (optional) - approximately 2€ per day per person for guides, and approximately 1€ per person per day for drivers.
  • All other extra costs

Other details, including information about the exact departure location, will be provided at the time of booking.

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