ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA-CILICA -SOUTH EAST ( 10 DAYS )

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Tour Name:  Istanbul, Cappadocia, South & East Turkey

Type: Private ( Personal ) Tour

Start & End Point: Istanbul Airports 

Operates: Everyday / All Year Round

Tour duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Transport: (According to size of your party) Minivan / Minibus / Coach

Stay: (Accommodations in your choice of hotels) Budget / 3 Star / Boutique / 4 Star / 5 Star & Deluxe Hotels

Size: Minimum 1 Person

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

Day 1 : Arrival Ankara Airport and Ankara city tour (Anatolian Civilizations Museums, Ataturk's Mousaleum)

Day 2 : Departure from Ankara and visit salt Lake  on the way to Ihlara Valley. Arrival Ihlara Valley and 3 kms hiking in the Valley .

Lunch in Belisirma Village and Visit Guzelyurt (The old Greek Village of Cappadocia)

Derinkuyu Underground city, the biggest underground shelter of Cappadocia.

Day 3 : Optional Balloon Tour in Cappadocia.

After breakfast in the Hotel ,

Visit Goreme Open Air Museum (Rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes)

Goreme Panorama (The best Panoramic view of Cappadocia)

Mustafapasa Village (Known as Sinasos and one of the old Greek village of Cappadocia)

Urgup (A Famous town with local Cappadocia wines and see the three beauties fairy chimney rock formations)

Day 4 : Cappadocia - Sultanhani - Obrukhan - Konya (300 Km)

Departure after breakfast from the hotel in Cappadocia and about 2 hours journey to see Sultanhani Caravanserai (Historical caravan stops on Silk Road

Visit Obrukhan Cavaranserai

Arrive Konya and visit Mevlana Museum 

Day 5 : Konya - Alahan - Uzuncaburc - Mersin

Depart from Hotel after breakfast and drive to Alahan Monastery (5th century AD. Christian Monastery at the mountain of Isauria in Southern Asia Minor)

After Alahan Monastery, drive to Uzuncaburc (An ancient Greek city and Bishopric in the Roman Province of Isauria)

Photo Stop at Kızkalesi (Ancient Armenian Castle known as Korykos )

Arrive Mersin and Check in Hotel

Day 6 : Mersin - Tarsus - Adana - Antakya (260 Km)

Today we will visit  the biggest city of Cilicia Region ,Tarsus and depart to Cappadocia. First stop is Saint Paul 's House and Well .This the place where Saint Paul was born 

We pass the Cilician Gate and arrive to Adana.Upon arrvial we will visit :

Sabancı Mosque (The second biggest mosque of Turkey, and visit interior of the Mosque)

Arrive Antakya and cehck in Hotel

Day 7 : Antakya  - Gaziantep - Urfa

Today we will explore Anthiochia which was the third biggest city in the world .We will see

Saint Peter Church :The first church of the christian world which was established in first century by Saint Petrus where the christianity was named.

Saint Paul and Saint Petrus Church : It  was called the Greek Ortodox church and it was center of the Arab ortodox for a few centuries

Antakya Archeological Museum :It  has one of the best mosaic collection in the world which was found in Antakya and it s neighborhood

Arrive Gaziantep and visit Zeugma Mosaic Museum and Gaziantep Castle and drive to Urfa 


Arrival Urfa and check in hotel

Day 8 :  Urfa - Harran - Gobeklitepe - Urfa

Today we will visit Gobeklitepe in the morning. Gobeklitepe has been identified as the oldest temple in history of mankind, 9000 BC . Still being excavtaded and the  almost T shape husge Stones are seated in the temple. We will see several of these Stones and some reliefs on them and drive to Harran (a major ancient city of Upper Mesapotamia

Urfa City Tour (The cave of prophet Abraham , The lakes of Abraham and traditional bazaar of Urfa

Overnight in Urfa

Day 9 : Urfa - Nemrut Mountain - Gaziantep 

 

Today We will see Mount Nemrut (listed as world heritage by Unesco). You will see the beautiful view between the colossal size statues and heads of things and Gods. 

Drive to Kahta, on the way visit the ruins of the; Arsemia, Roman Bridge of Cendere and Tumulus Tomb of Karakus.

Drive to Gaziantep 

Overnight in Gaziantep

Day 10 : Transfer to Gaziantep Airport for return flight to Home

End of Our services

 

Hotels :

Ankara Radisson Blu
Capapdocia : Perissia or Dinler Urgup
Konya Hilton  Garden inn or similar
Mersin Divan Or similar
Antakya  Anemon Or similar
Urfa Elruha or similar hotel
Antep Plaza or similar hotel

 

 

Including the tour price :

  • Musuem admission fee

  • An English Spakingcguide

  • Vehicle (06-10 people Mercedes Sprinter , 11-17 People Midibuswith 27 Seater, 18+ peoplebuswith 45 seaters

  • Breakfast and dinner at hotel

  • Hotel tip

 

Excluding tour price :

*Lunch

*drinks

*tip of the driver and guide

 

Please ask fort he bestprice of the season!

 

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