The great Anatolia experience
7 days/6 nights•Chauffeur-driven private car or minivan tour
This tour takes you from Istanbul to Ankara, Turkey’s capital since 1923.Explore Cappadocia, with its houses and churches carved out of the livingrock. Journey to Pamukkale with its shimmering white cascades and the vastruins of Hierapolis and then on to Izmir, situated on a half-moon bay facingthe Aegean.
Day 1: Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul –– Ankara (352 kilometres)
After breakfast drive to Ankara. Overnight in Ankara.
Day 3: Ankara –– Cappadocia (276 kilometres)
After breakfast, start your day with visits to the Hittite Museum and theMausoleum of Ataturk – founder of the Turkish Republic. After lunch driveto Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4: Cappadocia –– Pamukkale (650 kilometres)
This drive takes you to the 13th century Seljukian Caravansary “Sultanhan”.En route to Konya, visit the famed Mevlana Museum and the TheologicalSchool of Whirling Dervishes. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Istanbul • Ankara • Cappadocia • Pamukkale • Izmir
• Discover Ankara, the capital of Ataturk• Visit the fairy-tale landscape at Cappadocia• Journey to the vast ruins of Hierapolis• Delight in Izmir, facing the Aegean Sea
Tour available as:
Chauffeur-driven private car or minivan tour – Including airporttransfers, entrance fees, English-speaking guide and pre-booked3 star accommodation.
BOSPHORUSSEA OF MARMARA
Day 5: Pamukkale –– Izmir (223 kilometres)
After breakfast visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, with its vast Necropolis,the biggest graveyard of the ancient world, Roman baths, basilica andcalcium cliffs. After lunch visit the remarkably well-preserved Greco-Romansettlement of Aphrodisias, dedicated to the Goddess of Love. Dinner andovernight in Izmir.
Day 6: Izmir –– Istanbul (455 kilometres)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Meryemana and visit the House of VirginMary, before continuing to Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia-Minor. Visitthe ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, the magnificentlibrary, Agora and the fantastic Greco-Roman Theatre. Transfer to Istanbulfor an overnight stay.
Day 7: Istanbul
The morning is at leisure before your late afternoon transfer to Istanbul airportfor your departure flight.