Moonland Cappadocia and Asia Minor

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Detailed Itinerary

7 nights / 8 days

  • Day 01 : Arrival Istanbul

    Arrival at Istanbul Airports (Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen). In assistance of our local professional guide transfer by bus to the hotel. Welcome - Cocktail and overnight. expand
  • Day 02 : Istanbul - Ankara

    After breakfast departure for ANKARA-The Capital city of Republic of Turkey and visits of Museum of ANATOLIAN Civilisation-One of the world` s most important and interesting museums, housed in the covered bazaar, consists works representative of the prehistoric, Hattian, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, Persian, Greek and Roman civilizations. expand
    Mausoleum of ATATÜRK-The founder of modern Turkey, ROMAN Thermal Baths, AUGUSTUS Temple-where AUGUSTUS, sixteen months before his death, only the last one of his private will and testament, the systematic account of the deeds he accomplished during his life-time, The " Index Rerum Gestarum " has been preserved through the bilingual inscription in Latin and Greek carved on the walls of the temple. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03 : Ankara - Cappadocia

    Departure for YOZGAT to visit HATTUSAS-The capital of Hittite state and YAZILIKAYA-The national sanctuary of Hettite Empire. Drive to Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 04 : C a p p a d o c i a

    Whole day in mystic Valley of CAPPADOCIA with the visits to Natural Castle/Hill of UCHISAR to get a marvelous panoramic view. expand
    Continue visits by Real open-air Museum of GOREME, IHLARA VALLEY and it's FAIRY CHIMNEY. A short pause in authentic Village URGUP, visit to AVANOS and Ceramic Ateliers, one of the underground cities of KAYMAKLI or DERINKUYU. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 05 : Cappadocia - Konya

    Breakfast and departure for KONYA-City of Whirling Dervishes, arrive and visit to MEVLANA Djalaladdini Rumi' Mosque, MAUSOLEUM and Theological School KARATAY. Dinner and overnight. expand
  • Day 06 : Konya - Denizli - Pamukkale

    Departure for PAMUKKALE. Arrival and visit to PAMUKKALE-Cotton Fortress and en route visit to HIERAPOLIS-One of the most famed of the ruins surviving from antiquity, (City Baths, Christian Basilica, Monumental fountain, Temple of APOLLO, Theater, Martyrium of St. PHILIP, Necropolis-Containing tumuli, sarcophagi and house-shaped tombs, it represents one of the best preserved of the ancient cemeteries in Turkey.) to PAMUKKALE - The magnificent cotton-white plateau formed by the travertine deposits of the calcium oxide.expand
    Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 07 : Pamukkale - Ephesus - Istanbul

    Departure for Izmir and whole day excursion to EPHESUS, one of the most important and best preserved cities of the ancient world, with its huge theater, the Odeon, the Library, and Roman baths. On the way to EPHESUS, visit the Temple of ARTEMIS, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.expand
    Drive to the Basilica of St. JOHN, which was build here after the death of Apostle John. Visit to ISA BEY Mosque and drive to the Chapel of the VIRGIN MARY. Transfer to IZMIR Airport for flight to Istanbul. Airport - Hotel transfer in Istanbul. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 08 : Istanbul end of our services

    Full day sightseeing tour of the city including visits to famed TOPKAPI Palace, the great palace of OTTOMAN Sultans, ST. SOPHIA Museum, a fifth century basilica with its spectacular frescoes and immense central dome still considered as an architectural marvel; The BLUE Mosque, exquisitely decorated with blue tiles; the HIPPODROME of the old city, location of chariot races and the center of early Byzantine life; crossing Bosphorus Bridge for overlooking the city from CAMLICA Hill at Asian side of the city. Transfer to airport for back home flight. expand


  • Accommodation at selected hotels, in Dbl rooms with twc, on H/B or F/B basis except Day 1, 7 in Istanbul where accommodation is on B/B basis.
  • All excursions and visits to  museums mentioned in the program.
  • Transportation by modern touristic class buses with air-conditioning system.
  • Economy air fare on route Izmir - Istanbul.
  • Guiding services of our local professional tour guide during the whole stay in Turkey.
  • Bridge Crossing, Highway, Ferry crossing fees, tips and portages.
  • Valuable Tax and services charge.