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Cradle of Civilizations - 5 days

Cradle of Civilizations - 5 days

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Day 1
Visit to Anatolian Civilizations (Hittite) Museum and Mausoleum of Atatürk in Ankara. Continue to Cappadocia via Salt Lake. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
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, visit the 13th century Seldjoukian Sultanhan Caravanserai. Visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, world famous philosopher and poet and his theological school of the whirling dervishes. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 4
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 Aphrodisias, well preserved Greco-Roman settlement dedicated to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Kuşadası.

Day 5
Visit to the ancient Ionian city of Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor, House of Virgin Mary and St. John Basilica. Lunch and drive to İzmir for evening flight or night bus to İstanbul.

Price includes:
  • Round trip by plane or bus
  • Round trip transfers from/to centrally located hotels
  • English speaking professional guide (other languages are available upon request)
  • Lunch during the tour
  • Museum entrance fees

Pick-up time:
Pick up time is 05:00 for early morning flight or 21:00 night before for night bus to Ankara.

The tour is available on every Sunday.