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$864.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Turkey Explorer Tour from Istanbul

Day 1: Sunday - Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia (D)Meet a driver between 6:15am and 6:45am for departure from your hotel in the Taksim area of Istanbul's old city, then begin the drive to the nation's capital, Ankara. Pause to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of Mustafa Ataturk, and continue to Cappadocia for overnight in the Blue Valley Cave Hotel. Day 2: Monday - Goreme, Underground City (B, D)Today, tour the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle, and Kaymakli Underground City, where local people once took shelter during dangerous times. At a local village that's famed for carpet making, you'll learn how carpets are woven by hand, and in the evening, you may opt to join an evening of Turkish folklore featuring music and belly dancers. Overnight in Cappadocia at the Blue Valley Cave Hotel. Day 3: Tuesday - Konya, Pamukkale (B, D)Follow the ancient Silk Road south from Cappadocia, with a stop at Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Museum in Konya. Overnight in Pamukkale at the Colossae Thermal 5-Star Hotel. Day 4: Wednesday - Pamukkale, Aphrodisias (B, D)Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, where you'll see the Temple of Apollo and sprawling Necropolis, then walk the magnificent travertine terraces of Pamukkale. Drive to Aphrodisias to see the famous Temple of Aphrodite, with an overnight in Kuşadası at the 5-star Suhan 360. Day 5: Thursday - Ephesus (B)Visit one of Turkey's historic highlights at the Ancient City of Ephesus, then see the site of the ruined Temple of Artemis. In the afternoon, browse locally-made leather goods before driving to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kuşadası at the 5-star Suhan 360. Day 6: Friday - Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale (B, D)After breakfast, drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. Visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, whose temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time. Afterward, head to the ancient city of Troy. Overnight in Çanakkale at the Büyük Truva 4-star hotel. Day 7: Saturday - Gallipoli Battlefields (B)After breakfast, visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli, including Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair Memorials, Anzac Cove, and Johnston's Jolly. Finish the day with the drive back to Istanbul, where this tour concludes upon arrival at roughly 7pm.

$254 Day Trips & Excursions

One day Konya Tour from Cappadocia

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia by your guide and driver at around 08:30am for starting your tour. You will be driven to Sultanhani caravanserai on the way which is the biggest caravanserai on Silk Road. The history of Sultanhani dates back to 13th century as a kind of monumental caravanserai. You will be advised information about Silk Road by your guide. Then after driving 1,5 hour more we will arrive to Mevlana Museum in Konya. Mausoleum of Rumi, called as “Mevlana Muzesi”in Turkish language is a place on the list of must see list of Konya. A tomb is situated inside of Mevlana Museum called Mevlana shortly in Turkish but the full name of him is Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi in English. One of his other names is famous mystic/sufi/thinker Rumi and his tomb is neighboring museum that displays relics of his life and his time. Inside of the Museum, you will have opportunity to see the items on display in the museum range from old manuscripts, hand written copies of the Koran, musical instruments which were used at Rumi’s time besides numerous art works dating from the Seljukera. In a local restaurant you will have your lunch after visiting Museum.The next destination of this tour will be Alaeddin Mosque after lunch which is one of the most interesting examples of Turkish Architecture. The Mosque is famous with its wooden columns that carry the entire building. Inside the courtyard of the mosque there is a graveyard for the Sultans. As a final visiting destination will be Ince Minareli Medrese (theological school). This building has glorious portal gate which is one of the best examples in Turkey. After last stop the tour ends at around 17:30-18:00 and we will drive you back to Cappadocia for dropping you to the hotel.

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