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Glories of Anatolia Tour

Package Duration
9 Days / 8 Nights
Destination Covered
Istanbul - Antalya - Konya

  • Day 1 : Istanbul

    Description :

    Welcome to Turkey! We will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel after a welcome briefing about the tour ahead.Overnight

    Day 2 : Istanbul

    Description :

    Breakfast,departure from your hotel with your tour guide,Visit the Famous Blue Mosque with 6 minarets built on XVIIe century,Topkapı palace with the royal tresaury and Holly relics,Hagia Sophia Church built on VIe century by Roman Emperor,Roman Hipodrome with all monuments,Grand Bazaar with 4000 shops Overnight

    Day 3 : Ankara - Cappadocia

    Description :

    Breakfast at the hotel,transfer to the Airport,fly for Ankara,the capital of nation, Arrival after one hour flight and visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Citadel of Ankara and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey.then drive to Cappadocia through Salt Lake,Dinner and Overnight

    Day 4 : Cappadocia

    Description :

    Optional balloon tour. After Breakfast,Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak river, the longest river of Turkey. In the afternoon, visit Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Various panoramic viewpoints of castles and fairy chimneys such as Esentepe for Goreme valley, Uchisar and its castle, Pigeon Valley. Then to Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City, the place where early Christians hid from persecutors. Returning to the hotel

    Day 5 : Konya - Antalya

    Description :

    Breakkfast at the hotel,Today’s ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and lack of convenient lodging location. On the way visit to the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. Visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure. Then continue on to Antalya,Dinner and Overnight Antalya

    Day 6 : Antalya

    Description :

    Pick-up from the hotel and visit Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. Perge is the most important antique cities of Pamphilia Region where is originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.Then proceed to Aspendos, which has a capacity of 15,000 people and bears one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Anatolia. It is located beside the river Eurymedon (Koprucay).The beautiful galleries of the theatre, stage decorations and most important of all the acustic of the theatre reflects the talent of architect Zenon. Besides the theatre are temples, monumental fountain, basilica, agora, bouleuterion, stadium and aquaducts in Aspendos. The most important art is the Theatre, which has been restored by Seljuks in 13 th century A.D. but was used as a caravanserai. By Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s order, now it is being used as a museum and attracts a lot of tourists all the year round. Cultural activities and festivals are held in Aspendos every year in Summer.After lunch by Köprüpazari stream, a visit to Side. Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. It was an ancient harbor whose name meant pomegranate. Today a pretty resort town with its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, numerous shops and extensive tourist accommodation attract hundreds of visitors. Free time in Side, and a visit to Kursunlu Waterfalls and return to Antalya. Dinner and Overnight

    Day 7 : Pamukkale

    Description :

    Depart early in the morning, drive over Antalya through the Taurus Mountains and arrival to Pamukkale “Cotton Castle” and have sufficient time for limestone terraces, ancient city Hierapolis, enormous necropolis and graves.

    Pamukkale (Hierapolis) ranks among one the oldest thermal cities of the world and famous for its white lime petrified cascades -calcareous formations- rise over 300 feet above the ground, with hot, mineral-enriched waters flowing down through the pools and rock formations. Nearby is the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis which is located at the same area of Terraces. Hierapolis is famous for his hot baths, theatre, agora, and remarkable necropolis,Dinner and Overnight

    Day 8 : Istanbul

    Description :

    Breakfast at the hotel,transfer to Antalya Airport,fly to Istanbul,arrival at Sabiha Gokcen Airport,meeting by our team and transfer to your hotel,Afternoon visit the spices market,build on XVIIe century by Sultan Ahmed with New Mosque,then Cruise on the Bosphorus by boat around 2 hrs to discover both sides of the Bosphorus ,Overnight

    Day 9 : Istanbul

    Description :

    Breakfast at the hotel,transfer to Airport or to your next destination

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • International Flight Tickets
    • Any extra Meals
    • Tips for Driver and Guide
    • Personal Expenses

  • Glories of Turkey
    Discovering Anatolia with this tour

Contact Detail

Joy World Tours

Contact Person :-

Tamer Ergur

Address :- Perpa Ticaret Merkezi B Blok Kat 12 No 2238 , Istanbul, Turkey