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EXPERT LED TURKEY ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR

ANCIENT WONDERS OF TURKEY

HISTORY & CULTURE

İSTANBUL (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.

Archaeology 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.

Please send me an e mail for a private custom tour in Turkey
aykut@privatetours-turkey.com



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, TOPKAPI PALACE


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, PAMUKKALE, HIERAPOLIS

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, MEVLANA, CAPPADOCIA

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 MOST AMAZING

UNDERGROUND CITIES AND HIKE IN VOLCANIC VALLEYS OF CAPPADOCIA.


DAY 13: FLIGHT TO İSTANBUL. THE END OF OUR TURKEY ADVENTURE.

Included Services:

Expert guiding

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

Luggage handling

Excluded: All lunch and dinners, all drinks, international flights, visa, insurance.

Featured Hotels:

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

OUR TOUR PHOTOS

Aykut Altınışık 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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