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Cradle of Civilizations 4-Day Tour

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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 Turkey, 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 Aktepe Koyu 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from your Istanbul Hotel
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
4 days
Inclusions
  • 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 Turkey
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days 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 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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