Turkey | Silk Road Explorer

7 Days – Silk Road Explorer

Starts every Tuesday in Kusadasi
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Walk down the roads of ancient city Ephesus, explore the cascading mineral pools of Pamukkale. Then visit the unique landscapes of Cappadocia with an balloon flight option over the fairy chimmeys.

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DAY 01: TUESDAY – KUSADASI

Welcome to Kusadasi! Check into your hotel at your leisure and the rest of the day you are free to explore this harbour side resort town. Tonight you meet your tour guide and fellow travelling companions.

Overnight Kuşadası, 4 star at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (D)

DAY 02: WEDNESDAY – EPHESUS, KUSADASI

Absorb yourself in history today 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 theatre 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, 4 star at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (B, D)

DAY 03: THURSDAY – PAMUKKALE, HIERAPOLIS

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we 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 at Colossae Thermal Hotel

DAY 04: FRIDAY – SILK ROAD, KONYA

Today we travel 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 Cappadocia, 4 star at Elevres Stone House Hotel (B, D)

DAY 05: SATURDAY – CAPPADOCIA, GOREME, UNDERGROUND CITY

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia, 4 star at Elevres Stone House Hotel (B, D)

DAY 06: SUNDAY – ANKARA

Early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul, 4 star at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (B)

DAY 07: MONDAY – ISTANBUL

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

• Site of the Temple of Artemis
• Ephesus
• Sirince – Village
• Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines
• Pamukkale – Hierapolis
• Konya – Mevlana Museum
• Sultanhani Caravansary
• Göreme Open Air museum
• Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
• Ankara – Atatürk’s Mausoleum
• Inbound Harbour Transfer – Kuşadası – Kusadasi Harbour
• 2 nights in Kusadasi, 1 in Pamukkale, 2 in Cappadocia & 1 in Istanbul
• Outbound Airport Transfer – Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST) OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
• Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Tips except driver and guide
• Entrance fees
• 6 nights – accommodation
• 6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

• International airfares
• Suggested optional activities
• Tips for driver and guide

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