EXPERT LED TURKEY
ANCIENT WONDERS OF TURKEY
HISTORY & CULTURE
(CONSTANTINOPLE) – TROY – PERGAMUN – EPHESUS - APHRODISIAS – PAMUKKALE
– HIERAPOLIS - LAODICEA – ANTALYA CAPPADOCIA – İSTANBUL
Expert led private tour in Turkey. The best complete Turkey Archaeology
tour. 13 Days cultural tour in Turkey. Scenic land journey. All transfers
and tours by private A/C vehicle with driver. Unesco World Heritage sites.
Ancient Wonders of Turkey. Local lunch and dinners. Off the beaten paths.
Small Boutique and central located Hotels. Natural Wonders of Turkey.
Lectures by local Archaeologist. Cultural discovery events. Explore off-the-beaten
paths. Discover the ancient wonders of Turkey with a local archaeologist.
Hightlights of Turkey in 13 days.
Tour in Turkey, Turkey Private Tour
Discover Turkish treasures on this 13 days trip with a local Archaeologist
and experienced tour guide. We have created a great Archaeological and
cultural tour in Turkey over the years through our local knowledge and
experience. On this 13 days tour private tour in Turkey, every day is
a different archaeological and cultural adventure. You will discover the
World Heritage Sites of Unesco in Turkey such as Pamukkale-Hierapolis,
Pergamun Acropolis and Göreme Open Air Museum. You will be following off-the-beaten
paths and discover the less known places every day. Turkey has one of
the largest and the best cuisine in the world. You will be eating your
lunch and dinners at the local restaurants where locals eat. We avoid
big chain hotels and stay in small, quiet and the most convinient boutique
hotels in Turkey. This is the best expert led archaeological and cultural
tour in Turkey. Our archaeological adventure will begin in İstanbul, the
former capital of Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. We will discover the highlights
of Byzantine and Ottoman empire and learn the rich history of İstanbul.
Our scenic drive will bring us to Troy, the home of legends. We will learn
the real story of Troy behind the myth. We will follow the beautiful Aegean
Coast and visit magnificent and best preserved ancient Ionian-Greek cities.
Ephesus, the capital of Asia Minor is one of the highlights on our trip.
We will walk along the marble streets of this great city. Another highlight
is Pamukkale Travertines, a natural wonder of Turkey. We will be able
to walk into the hot springs of Pamukkale and discover the hidden secrets
of this ancient thermal spa. We will drive to the Mediterranean Coast
of Turkey from Pamukkale and stay 2 nights in Antalya. Antalya is a popular
resort city built on high cliffs around Antalya Bay. We will visit Perge
Ancient city and Aspendos Theatre, the Ancient Wonders of Mediterranean.
Aspendos Theatre is one of the best preserved Roman Theatre in ancient
world. Our scenic drive from Antalya will bring us to Konya, the central
Anatolian city and the home of Rumi, 13 C Muslim philosopher and poet
known as Mevlana. Mevlana Museum was the center of Mevlevi Lodge, its
members known as Whirling Dervishes. On this trip, we will be following
historic Silk Road from Konya to Cappadocia and visit the best preserved
historic caravanserai in Turkey. Our last 2 days in Cappadocia region
of Turkey is going to be another adventure for you. Cappadocia was the
center of Medieval Cave Churches with Biblical frescoes, underground cities
and numerous ancient cave dwellings. We will hike in volcanic valleys,
follow the ancient paths with a stunning view of the surrounding hills
and explore the unique landscape of the region. Last day of our trip,
you will fly to İstanbul from Cappadocia. If you want to discover the
ancient treasures of Turkey with a local Archaeologist, come and join
us. This 13 days cultural tour in Turkey can be customized.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR
DAY 1: FLIGHT TO İSTANBUL. TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL. ORIENTATION
WELCOME TO THE CAPITAL OF WORLD’S GREATEST EMPIRES.
DAY 2: HIGHLIGHTS OF BYZANTINE AND OTTOMAN EMPIRE
ANCIENT HIPPODROME, HAGIA SOPHIA, BLUE MOSQUE,
DAY 3: SPICE MARKET,
BOSPHORUS CRUISE, UNDERGROUND CISTERN
SPICE MARKET: ONE OF THE HISTORIC OTTOMAN ERA MARKETS IN İSTANBUL
BOSPHROUS: NATURAL WATERWAY SEPARATES ASIA FROM EUROPE
BASILICA CISTERN: THE LARGEST BYZANTINE SUBTERRANEAN STORAGE TANK
DAY 4: THE REAL STORY OF TROY: MYTH AND TRUTH
TROY: HOME OF THE LEGENDS AND UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
DAY 5: PERGAMUN: THE CENTER OF HELLENISTIC ART AND CULTURE
PERGAMUN ACROPOLIS: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
DAY 6: EPHESUS, EPHESUS MUSEUM, THE BASILICA OF ST. JOHN.
EPHESUS: THE CAPITAL OF ROMAN ASIA MINOR.
DAY 7: APHRODISIAS,
APHRODISIAS: THE CITY APHRODITHE, GODDESS OF BEAUTY AND LOVE.
PAMUKKALE TRAVERTINES - HIERAPOLIS: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
DAY 8: LAODICEA, ANTALYA
LAODICEA: ONE OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF THE REVELATION
ANTALYA: CAPITAL OF TURKISH MEDITERRANEAN COAST
DAY 9: ANTALYA ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM, OLD TOWN
ANTALYA MUSEUM: ONE OF THE BEST MUSEUMS IN TURKEY
ANTALYA OLD TOWN: BEAUTIFUL RESTORED OTTOMAN ERA HOUSES
DAY 10: PERGE, ASPENDOS, KONYA
PERGE: THE CAPITAL OF ANCIENT PAMPHYLIA
ASPENDOS THEATRE: ONE OF THE BEST PRESERVED ROMAN THEATRE
DAY 11: KONYA,
DISCOVER HISTORIC SILK ROAD AND STONE KERVANSARAY
DAY 12: CAPPADOCIA: THE LAND OF TURKEY’S FAIRY CHIMNEYS
GÖREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE DISCOVER THE WORLD’S
UNDERGROUND CITIES AND HIKE IN VOLCANIC VALLEYS OF CAPPADOCIA.
DAY 13: FLIGHT
TO İSTANBUL. THE END OF OUR TURKEY ADVENTURE.
All daily tours, walks and hikes.
Air conditioned modern, clean van with a driver.
All entry fees to the sites and museums.
All domestic flights.
Small, modern and comfortable central located hotels.
All airport transfers
Excluded: All lunch and dinners, all drinks, international flights, visa,
TURKOMAN HOTEL in İstanbul
İLAYDA AVANTGARDE HOTEL in Kuşadası
VENUS HOTEL in Pamukkale
DOĞAN HOTEL in Antalya
HICH HOTEL in Konya
SELCUKLU CAVE HOTEL in Cappadocia
is a walking encyclopedia. With a university degree in archaeology, his
knowledge of history, places, and the people who lived in ancient times
is absolutely the best. In addition, Aykut has a delightful personality,
speaks excellent English, and proved to be a most enjoyable companion
during our Turkey tour. He is highly recommended".
SUSAN & LARRY TOLCHIN, NEW YORK-USA
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