Day 1 Tuesday Kusadasi
Welcome to Kusadasi. Check into your hotel at your leisure and then for the rest of the day you are free to explore this harbor side resort town. At night you will meet your tour guide and fellow traveling companions.
Overnight Kuşadası Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar (D)
Day 2 Wednesday Ephesus, Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theater before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Overnight Kuşadası Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar (B, D)
Day 3 Thursday Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning you will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where you will also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Overnight Pamukkale 5 star Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar (B, D)
Day 4 Friday Silk Road, Konya
Today you will travel to the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening.
Overnight Cappadocia5 starElevres Stone House Hotel/ Ramada Cappadocia or similar (B, D)
Day 5 Saturday Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as you visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Overnight Cappadocia5 starElevres Stone House HotelView page in a new window / Ramada Cappadocia or similar (B, D)
Day 6 Sunday Ankara
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where you will visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.
Overnight Istanbul 4 star Nidya Hotel Galataport or similar (B)
Day 7 Monday Istanbul
After breakfast the tour concludes and you will say goodbye to your new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)