Bound Westward – Bus

Bound Westward – Bus

MTR-E BUS - Bound Westward – Bus

Day 1 : Istanbul / Ankara

P.M. transfer from hotel in Istanbul to hotel in Ankara by bus. (You will be picked up around 12.30 / 13.00 hrs from your hotel in Istanbul and you will arrive to your hotel in Ankara at around 20.00) Overnight in Ankara.

Day 2 : Ankara / Cappadocia

The tour starts in the morning with the tour of Ankara. The first site is Museum of Anatolian Civilizations which is located in a restored bazaar. The museum has the most unique and priceless collection dating back to the prehistoric era. Mausoleum of Ataturk is the next stop. This magnificent structure serves as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey. Lunch will be taken in Ankara and the drive for Cappadocia will start after lunch. Dinner and overnight is at the hotel in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

Day 3 : Cappadocia

Breakfast will be served at the hotel and the full day tour of Cappadocia begins with the natural citadel of Uchisar which will enable you get a panaromic view of the region and continues with the underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu which were carved as refugees from persecutors during the early christian era. Lunch will be served enroute at a typical regional restaurant. After lunch, tour continues with the visit to Goreme valley which is the highlight of the day. This valley houses the Goreme Open Air Museum with its churches hewn out of rock and the the colorful frescoes which decorate them. The last sites will be Pasabag valley and Avanos. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

Day 4 : Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale

Departure will be early in the morning for Konya. Enroute there will be a stop to visit the 13th century Caravanserai of Sultanhan which is authentically kept. The next stop will be in Konya which was the capital of the Selcuk Turks in the 13th century. This city which hosts the Mevlana Museum is also know for its theological school of whirling derviches. Lunch will be served enroute. Arrival in Pamukkale will be late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Pamukkale. (B, L, D)

Day 5 : Pamukkale / Ephesus / Izmir

After breakfast, tour starts with a visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest necropolis graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and Calcium Cliffs. Drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. After lunch, continue to Ephesus, the roman capital of Asia minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificient library, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theatre. After tour, drive to Izmir Airport for your flight or transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi or Izmir. (B, L)



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