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Historical Tour of Turkey

From the modern capital of Ankara to the ancient ruins of Ephesus we explore the very best of Turkey’s sites, whilst staying in comfortable hotels. We travel to the volcanic landscape of Cappadocia to discover the underground city of Kaymakli and explore Goreme with its ‘fairy chimneys’ and rock-cut houses. We also visit the white travertines of Pamukkale, walk around historic Istanbul and admire the spectacular scenery of the Turquoise Coast.

Tour Highlights

  • Cappadocia - Explore this unique landscape of enchanting valleys, 'fairy chimneys' and cave dwellings
  • Ephesus - Walk the marble streets where Saint Paul preached to the Ephesians
  • Pamukkale and Hieropolis - Admire the white, travertine terraced hillside and explore the remains of the Roman spa town above
  • Turquoise Coast - Swim in the warm waters that give this stunning coastline its name
  • Istanbul - Discover the magic of 'Old Stamboul' on foot, including the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Ankara

  • 2
    Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations; drive to Cappadocia

  • 3
    Sightseeing in Cappadocia including the Goreme Open Air Museum

  • 4
    Drive to Konya and visit the 'Whirling Dervishes' Mevlana Museum

  • 5
    See the Roman theatre at Aspendos en route to Antalya

  • 6
    Visit ancient Phaselis before enjoying a free afternoon to explore Antalya

  • 7
    Explore the mountain citadel of Termessos and a Greek ghost town en route to Dalyan

  • 8
    Boat trip to the rock tombs at Caunos; chance to relax at Iztuzu Beach

  • 9
    Drive to Pamukkale and explore the terraces and ancient Hierapolis

  • 10
    Visit the remarkable site of Aphrodisias on the way to Kusadasi

  • 11
    Explore the famed Greco-Roman city of Ephesus

  • 12
    See ancient sights at Pergamon and Troy en route to Canakkale

  • 13
    Travel to Istanbul via the World War I memorials at Gallipoli

  • 14
    Walking tour of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque

  • 15
    Tour ends in Istanbul

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Highlights Of Turkey
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Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Ferry
Accommodation
14 nights Comfortable Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16