6 days cradle of civilization
Each time you travel to a new place, you learn something new. It’s also exciting and rejuvenating. To get to know the real reason why Turkey is referred to as the ‘the cradle of civilization’, book a 6 days tour with us. You can take a night before bus or an early morning flight to Ankara.
Our first day will begin at Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Atatürk. The Anatolian Civilizations Museum has some of the best collections of artefacts and was named the best European Museum in 1997. At the Mausoleum of Atatürk, you will learn more about his legacy, revolution and accomplishments. We will then travel to Cappodacia via Salt Lake for dinner and accommodation.
On the second day, we will visit the Citadel of Uçhisar in Cappodacia which is the highest point in the region from which you can have an unobstructed view of the surrounding area. We will then visit the Göreme open air museum before proceeding to see the fairy chimneys at the Devrent Valley. Later, we will head to the underground city of Kaymaklı, then to Paşabağ (Monks’) Valley and Avanos.
Early in the morning of the third day, we will leave Cappodacia and head to Konya. On our way to Konya, we will stop by the 13th century Seldjoukian Sultanhan Caravanserai then head to the Mevlana Mausoleum. Mevlana was a famous poet and philosopher of his time. Dinner will be served later in the evening at Pamukkale where you will also spend the night.
The fourth day will start by visiting the city of Hierapolis which is also known as the ‘sacred city’. Here, you will see the ruins of the Romans’ baths, temples, Necropolis graveyard and other Greek monuments. Later in the day, we will drive to Aphrodisias to see and learn some history about the temple which is dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Before lunch, we will visit Ephesus which was the capital city of Asia Minor during the Roman period. In this city, you will also learn some history about Christianity since it’s believed that Paul and John wrote some parts of the Bible while here. You will also visit the last home of Virgin Mary, and the St. John Basilica.
On the fifth day, we will leave early in the morning to Pergamum where we will visit Aesculapium. This is an ancient medical centre built in the name of Aesculapium, the god of medicine. We will then proceed to Troy which is home to the legendary Iliad of Homeros. From there, we will visit the Athena Temple which is dedicated to goddess Athena Nike. This temple was the first lonic structure to be constructed on the acropolis and its construction begun around 427 BC. We will then drive to Çanakkale for dinner and accommodation.
Our last day of the tour will begin shortly after breakfast and we will do it in style. We will cross the strait by ferry, then drive back to Istanbul along the shores of the Marmara Sea as you enjoy the beautiful sceneries.
|Number of Guest||By Plane||By Bus|
|Per Pax in Double||€845||€750|
|Per Pax in Triple||€840||€745|