Ankara, Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City, Konya, Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Ephesus, Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli Battlefields
Day 1 Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia
Depart from Istanbul for the nations capital-Ankara, to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the
famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight in
Day 2 Monday Goreme, Underground City
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle and Kaymakli underground
city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! 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. Tonight, dont miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore
and belly dancers… a night you wont forget! Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 3 Tuesday Konya, Pamukkale
Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along
the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum.
Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 4 Wednesday Pamukkale, Aphrodisias
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent
white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, home of the famous Temple of
Aphrodite. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 Thursday Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the
mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally
handcrafted leather goods before returning back to the city. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 Friday Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale
After breakfast, we will drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the
magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a
renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city
of Troy. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 7 Saturday Gallipoli Battlefields
After breakfast, we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair
Memorials, Anzac Cove, Johnstons Jolly before driving to back to Istanbul. Our tour concludes with
the arrival to Istanbul.
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Tips except driver and guide
6 nights accommodation as follows:
Çanakkale Parion Hotel
Cappadocia Blue Valley Hotel
Kuşadası Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale Colossae Thermal Hotel
6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide
01 JANUARY 2017 / 31 DECEMBER 2017
1115 $ p.p
344 $ p.p