Anatolia Cradle of Civilizations

5 or 7 Days Tour


Day 1

Early morning flight or night before bus to Ankara. Visit to Anatolian Civilizations (Hittite) Museum and Anıtkabir Mausoleum of ATATÜRK in Ankara. Continue to Cappadocia via Salt Lake. Dinner at hotel and overnight.

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, the 13th century Seldjoukian Sultanhan Caravanserai. Visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlâna, world famous philosopher and poet and his theological school of the “whirling dervishes”. Lunch enroute. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel and 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 Kuşadası, and visit the House of Virgin Mary. After lunch continue to Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, Celcus Library, Agora and fantastic greco-roman theatre. Drive to İzmir for evening flight or night bus to İstanbul (Tour can be extended to "6 days" terminating in İstanbul also including Pergamum & Troy. If so, dinner at hotel and overnight in Kuşadası) 

Day 5
Early departure for Pergamum. After lunch, visit of Aesculapium. Continue to Troy, the legendary town in the Iliad of Homeros. Visit the Athena Temple. Drive to Çanakkale (Dardanelles). Dinner at hotel and overnight in Çanakkale.

Day 6
Departure after breakfast in the morning and drive to İstanbul via Bursa, which is the first capital city of the Ottoman Empire. Bursa is known by its mosques, thermal Turkish Baths and its production of silk.
Visit Grand Mosque, Green Mosque of Bursa and museum.
Visit Silk Bazaar and continue with lunch. After lunch drive to İstanbul.