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Adult (Age 6-99)

Cradle of Civilizations 4-Day Tour

4.8 / 5 total 4 reviews
Duration: 4 days
Product code: 4816
Overview

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 4-day adventure.

Highlights
  • Tours to the ancient sights and landmarks in Turkey's interior
  • Explore the Anatolian Civilization and Ephesus Archaeological museums
  • Visit the rock-carved cities in Kaymalki and Cappadocia's fairy chimneys
  • Lessons on Sufism, mythology and centuries-old Silk Road trade
  • Explore Hierapolis Greek and Roman ruins and thermal baths of Pamukkale
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian
  • Duration Duration: 4 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    You can cancel your tour 7 days prior to the travel date with a full refund except for the domestic flights which are non-refundable.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Guided 4-day Tour of Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Ephesus
  • Entrance fees
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Domestic flights
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
Itinerary
Days

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.

Next, you will visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, that pays tribute to the leader of the Turkish War of Independence.

You will then continue onto Cappadocia where you will spend the night

  • Lunch
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Cappadocia

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.

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

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.

Then it is on to Pamukkale where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel and then turn in for the night.

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

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.

Drive to Meryem Ana and visit the House of Virgin Mary and 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.

Evening transfer to Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Flight : Flight to Istanbul
Meeting Point
Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul at approximately 05:00 am. Times will be confirmed once the booking has been made

Additional Info
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Please dress appropriately when visiting any religious sites
  • Please be ready in your hotel reception 15 minutes before your departure time
  • Make sure your names match exactly as they appear on your passport
  • Rooms will be allocated based on your group size
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Reviewed by Naz TR   September 09, 2019
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Ben bu tura esimle birlikte katildim ve bayildik cok ilginc bir tur oldugunu soyleyebilirim kesinlikle herkeze tavsiye ederim. Herkeze cok tesekkur etmek isterim ozellikler rehberimiz
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Melike TR   September 10, 2019

Merhaba Naz Hanim, Memun kaldinizi çok sevindik. Güzel sözleriniz için tesekkuler. Saygilar, Melike.

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Reviewed by Philip Dalton GB   July 29, 2019
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We really liked this tour. Seeing lots of interesting sights and a warm, welcoming culture the tour guide gave us a lot of information about all of the sights our accommodation was very good along with the food this trip was very well organised.
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Amy GB   July 29, 2019

Hello Philip, Thank you for the kind review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Kind regards, Amy.

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Reviewed by V Hastis ZA   July 20, 2019
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Goodman Tours have arranged everything so well and it was a hassle-free smooth journey. We got to explore best in Cappadocia and Pamukkale with best services.
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Patricia US   July 21, 2019

Thank you, V Hastis, for sharing in your review that you found everything well arranged. Kind regards, Patricia.

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Reviewed by Q Callen GB   June 24, 2019
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We enjoyed the tour very much. The country is very rich in history and the places are worth visiting. The food is good especially if you like trying out delicacies from other countries. Turkey is really a great country. Hope to be back soon.
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Lynn GB   June 25, 2019

Hello Q Callen.Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed the tour very much. Indeed Turkey is a country with a rich history and there is more to explore, so hopefully, we can soon welcome you back to Turkey. With regards, Lynn.

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