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Cradle of Civilizations 4-Day Tour

You will begin this 4- day Cradles of Civilizations Tour in Ankara where you will visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence.

Explore the rocky monoliths in Cappadocia, see the stunning landscapes of the Fairy Chimneys and check out the underground cities in Kaymakli. Visit the whirling dervishes in Konya and learn about their fascinating history before Scoping out the ancient cities in Hierapolis and Ephesus one of the best-preserved in the world.

Also, see where the Virgin Mary supposedly spent her final days as you weave through Turkey's hinterland on this 5-day adventure.

per adult from

$2,375

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Guided 4-day Tour of Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus
    • Entrance fees
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Flight from Izmir to Istanbul
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
    • Entry/Admission - Anıtkabir
    • Entry/Admission - Cappadocia
    • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
    • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
    • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    What's excluded :
    • Other services not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
    • Drinks

  • Day 1: Istanbul to Ankara

    Stop At: Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Kale, Gözcü Sk. No:2, 06240 Ulus/Altındağ/Ankara, Turkey
    Arrive in Ankara after a relaxing overnight bus from Istanbul and start your day at the exhibits of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations where you will see displays featuring pieces from Paleolithic hunter-gatherers up to Byzantine-era traders.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Anıtkabir, Yücetepe, Akdeniz Cd. No:31, 06570 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey
    Next, you will visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, that pays tribute to the leader of the Turkish War of Independence.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
    You will then continue onto Cappadocia where you will spend the night
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 2: Cappadocia Tour

    Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
    Grab breakfast at your hotel before diving into the Devrent Valley to wander around the stunning fields of the rock formations known as “fairy chimneys.” Learn how volcanoes created these geological giants before visiting the open-air chapel and the frescoes of Göreme then end your day with an underground city tour of the rock-carved dwellings in Kaymakli.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
    Learn how volcanoes created these geological giants before visiting the open-air chapel and the frescoes of Göreme
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
    End your day with an underground city tour of the rock-carved dwellings in Kaymakli.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 3: Cappadocia to Konya

    Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Mevlana Cd. No:1, Konya 42030 Turkey
    Grab an early morning breakfast at the hotel before driving to Konya where you will brush up your knowledge of Sufism in Konya and see the spinning robes of whirling dervishes, and hear stories about the famous mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rum while at the Mevlana Museum.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Pamukkale

    Day 4: Pamukkale and Ephesus

    Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
    After breakfast, you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
    Drive to Meryem Ana and visit the House of Virgin Mary
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    After lunch, you will continue to Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor where you will visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the great library, Agora and the fantastic Greco-roman theatre.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from your Istanbul Hotel
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Flights are non-refundable
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Goodman Tours

Activity ID: V-189016P135

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