Early morning breakfast at hotel and departure to airport for flight to Ankara. Arrival and city sightseeing including the famous Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey. Then continue to Cappadocia via the Salt Lake. Lunch enroute. Arrival to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast full-day is dedicated to exploring the amazing world of Cappadocia, unique in the world for its moon-like landscapes. Visit the amazing underground city of Kaymakli used by the Christians of the 7th century as a refuge from the Roman persecutions, rock-carved churches in Göreme, troglodyte villages and fairy chimneys at Urgup, Avcilar and Uchisar. Lunch at a typical restaurant. Dinner and overnight at hotel..
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Konya, the former capital of the Seljuk Empire. Visit enroute the Seljuk caravanserai of Sultanhani. Arrive at Konya and visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the great philosopher who founded the sect of the Whirling Dervishes. Continue to Pamukkale. Lunch enroute. Arrive at Pamukkale and enjoy the sunset on its unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel. Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and the hot-spring pools of Pamukkale, a spectacular natural site of dazzling white castles. Lunch enroute. Drive to Aphrodisias and visit the ancient city dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Continue to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel. Departure to Ephesus, one of the best preserved cities of ancient times. Visit the Ruins, the Odeon, the Temple of Adrian, the famous Roman Baths, The Library of Celso, the famous Theatre, etc. In continuation visit the House of Virgin Mary and St. John's Basilica, the sacred places for pilgrimage. Transfer to Izmir Airport and flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
This tour can also be made by flying directly from Istanbul to Kayseri (80 km from Cappadocia) the first day in the afternoon, transfer from Kayseri airport to the hotel in Cappadocia, dinner and overnight at the hotel. The rest of the tour remains unchanged.
In order to avoid the cost of the air ticket ISTANBUL-ANKARA this sector can also be made by coach for Sunday departures starting the tour one day earlier, i.e. on SATURDAY. In this case, the clients would be picked up from their hotels in the afternoon around 12.30/14.00 hours, drive to Ankara (approx. 5 hours) by coach, spend the night at a selected hotel on half-board basis and join the rest of the group on Sunday morning to start the tour.