Wonders of Turkey – Tour TR709

The Wonders of Turkey tour is a guided vacation to see some interesting Turkish sites including Antalya, Perge, Wonders of TurkeyAspendos, Cappadocia, Ankara and Istanbul for 7 days.

Friday Departures (Apr-Nov)

Highlights

  • Perge, the ancient capital city of Pamphilia and the Aspenson
  • Cappadocia: Visit Saratli, an underground city carved in soft tufa rock
  • Ankara: Anatolian Civilizations Museum 
Day 1 Fri: Antalya

Arrival on your own to Antalya. We will provide airport transfer to your hotel where in the evening you can meet your fellow group members and your tour guide. Dinner and overnight in Antalya. (D)

Day 2 Sat: Perge – Aspendos – Antalya

After breakfast and excursion to nearby Perge, the ancient capital city of Pamphilia and the Aspenson. It has one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the world. The afternoon is free in Antalya to enjoy a the resort city and the turquoise coast. (B.D)

Day 3 Sun: Antalya –Aspendos – Cappadocia

Morning departure for Cappadocia. See the Mevlana Mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher. Later a 13th century caravanserai (A caravanserai was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey.) before reaching Cappadocia late afternoon. Visit Saratli, one of the famed underground cities of Cappadocia carved in soft tufa rock, which has been used as refugee by the locals through centuries. (B,D)

Day 4 Mon: Cappadocia 

Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise over Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme open air museum with its painted rock cave churches and rock dwellings carved in pink tufa rock. Continue on to Avanos, Pasabagi with its fairy landscape of mushroom formation, the Red Valley With its spectacular colors and vistas. Today we  have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Overnight in Cappadocia. Optional Whirling Dervishes performance (B,D)

Day 5 Tue: Cappadocia – Ankara 

Morning departure for Ankara, afternoon guided visit to the rich Anatolian Civilizations Museum with its large collection of ancient Hittite and Anatolian collections dating back to 7500 B.C. Dinner and overnight in Ankara. (B,D)

Day 6 Wed : Ankara-Istanbul 

After breakfast drive to Istanbul,. Afternoon Optional: half day Bosphorus Cruise along the shores of the strait that divides two continents. On both shores admire elegant palaces, quaint towns and old wooden villas. Returning to Istanbul we will also visit the colorful Spice Market for some last minute shopping and picture taking. Tonight farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 7 Thu: Istanbul.

Transfer to the airport. End of Services (B)

Wonders of Turkey Includes:

  • First class accommodation
  • Meals as indicated on itineraries (B,L,D)
  • English speaking guides throughout the land tours 
  • Private air-conditioned transportation, luggage handling
  • Arrival and departure transfers for day 1 and 7 only
  • Local taxes and service charges

Wonders of Turkey Excludes:

  • Pre or post stay transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to guide and drivers

Wonders of Turkey Hotels:

  • Antalya – The Marmara or Doubletree City Centre
  • Cappadocia –  Gamirasu
  • Ankara – Hilton 
  • Istanbul – Conrad 

Price Per Person in USD: