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6-Day Cradle of Civilisations Tour by Bus

by Plan Tours
per traveller Price is C$1
Duration: 7d Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Sweeping adventure between Turkey's famous ancient sites

  • Fairy chimneys & underground dwellings around Cappadocia

  • Expansive archaeological museum in Ankara & Ephesus

  • Greek & Roman marble ruins at Hierapolis, Pergamum & Troy

  • Entertaining guide, tasty meals & comfortable accommodation

Highlights

  • Sweeping adventure between Turkey's famous ancient sites

  • Fairy chimneys & underground dwellings around Cappadocia

  • Expansive archaeological museum in Ankara & Ephesus

  • Greek & Roman marble ruins at Hierapolis, Pergamum & Troy

  • Entertaining guide, tasty meals & comfortable accommodation

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10:00 PM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 7d Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveller
C$1,330.52

Total price is C$1, taxes included

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6-Day Cradle of Civilisations Tour by Bus

Activity Location

Ankara

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Istanbul


Description

Explore ancient Greek and Roman Ruins, visit archaeological museums full of priceless artefacts, and dive into the culture and traditions of Turkey's vast hinterland on this 7-day tour. Along the way, enjoy tasty meals of Turkish specialities and listen to intriguing commentary from your guide.

Day 1 Arrive in Ankara after an overnight bus ride from Istanbul. Browse artefacts that date back to the Palaeolithic Age at the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first President of the Republic of Turkey.

Day 2 Scope out fields of monolithic “fairy chimneys” in Cappadocia's Devrent Valley, snap photos of the weather-worn chapel at Göreme, and crawl around the underground passageways between dwellings carved out of the rocks in Kaymakli.

Day 3 Learn about Sufism in Konya, see the swirling steps of whirling dervishes, and hear tales about a famous mystic at the Mevlana Museum before riding to Pamukkale for dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 Breakfast and 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 House of virgin Mary. After lunch continue to Ephesos, the Romen Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificient library, Agora and fantastic greco-roman theatre

Day 5 Early departure for Pergamum. After lunch visits of Asklepion. Contniue for Troy. The legendary town in the iliad of Homeros, visit the Athena temple

Day 6 Cruise across the Dardanelles on a comfortable ferry, and then enjoy a scenic drive along the winding shores of the Sea of Marmara before you arrive back in Istanbul and get dropped off at your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided 6-day tour of Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus

  • Entrance fees

  • 5 nights 4-star hotel accomodation

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Single ticket overnight bus from Istanbul to Ankara

  • Ferry ticket through Dardanelles strait

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Rooms will be allocated based on your group size. For an even number of travellers, you will be allocated the required number of double rooms. Odd-numbered groups will be allocated the required number of double rooms plus an additional single room.

  • Hotel pick-up begins at 10 PM on the date that you book. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.