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4-Days Cradle of Civilisations Tour by Bus

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Investigate ancient artefacts in archaeological museums, stroll through crumbling Greek and Roman Ruins, and snap postcard-worthy photos of moon-like landscapes covered in monolothic rock formations. Explore Ankara, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Hierapolis on this extended 5-day excursion.

Day 1 Arrive in Ankara after a comfortable overnight bus from Istanbul and kick off your day at the exhibits of the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations. Check out displays featuring pieces from Palaeolithic hunter gatherers all the way up to Byzantine-era traders before you pay a visit to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, which pays tribute to the leader of the Turkish War of Independence.

Day 2 Grab breakfast at your hotel and then dive into the Devrent Valley to wander around fields of rock formations known as “fairy chimneys.” Learn how volcanoes created these geological giants, visit the open-air chapel and frescoes of Göreme, and end your day with an underground tour of the rock-carved dwellings in Kaymakli.

Day 3 Brush up on your knowledge of Sufism in Konya, see the spinning robes of whirling dervishes, and hear stories about famous mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rum at the Mevlana Museum. Enjoy dinner back at your hotel and then turn in for the night.

Day4 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.

Evening take the night bus from Kusadasi to Istanbul

Investigate ancient artefacts in archaeological museums, stroll through crumbling Greek and Roman Ruins, and snap postcard-worthy photos of moon-like landscapes covered in monolothic rock formations. Explore Ankara, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Hierapolis on this extended 5-day excursion.

Day 1 Arrive in Ankara after a comfortable overnight bus from Istanbul and kick off your day at the exhibits of the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations. Check out displays featuring pieces from Palaeolithic hunter gatherers all the way up to Byzantine-era traders before you pay a visit to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, which pays tribute to the leader of the Turkish War of Independence.

Day 2 Grab breakfast at your hotel and then dive into the Devrent Valley to wander around fields of rock formations known as “fairy chimneys.” Learn how volcanoes created these geological giants, visit the open-air chapel and frescoes of Göreme, and end your day with an underground tour of the rock-carved dwellings in Kaymakli.

Day 3 Brush up on your knowledge of Sufism in Konya, see the spinning robes of whirling dervishes, and hear stories about famous mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rum at the Mevlana Museum. Enjoy dinner back at your hotel and then turn in for the night.

Day4 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.

Evening take the night bus from Kusadasi to Istanbul

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

Duration 5d No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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4-Days Cradle of Civilisations Tour by Bus

Activity Location

Ankara

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Istanbul


Highlights

  • All-encompassing excursion to Ankara, Ephesus & Cappadocia

  • Crumbling Greek & Roman ruins in ancient city of Hierapolis

  • Thermal baths & bleached limestone landscapes of Pamukkale

  • Archaeological museums in Ankara, Ephesus & Hierapolis

  • Underground dwellings carved from cliffs & rocks in Kaymakli


Inclusions

  • Guided 5-day tour of Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus

  • Entrance fees

  • 4 nights 4-star hotel accomodation

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Roundtrip overnight bus from Istanbul

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off


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.