Day 1: Arrival in Ankara
You are met at the airport by Fortis Travel
representative and transferred to your hotel. In
the evening enjoy a welcome drink during a short
briefing by your tour director on your tour
Day 2: Hattussas-Yazilikaya-Alacahoyuk
In the morning drive to Bogazkale to visit the
famous Hittite city of Hattusas from 2,500 B.C..Then
visit Yazilikaya, one of the most famous of the
Hittite rock monuments, where a portion of the
inscriptions from the Treaty of Kadesh-first
written treaty in the history-between Hittites
and Egypt, is still present.
Day 3: Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
In the morning visit the Museum of Anatolian
Civilizations. In the afternoon, drive to
Cappadocia. Today explore Cappadocia with its
chimney-like rock formations.
Day 4: Cappadocia
Tour Goreme with its rock churches decorated
with Christian frescoes. Then visit the
Byzantine monastic complex of Zelve and the
village of Avanos, which is famous for its
pottery. In the afternoon visit one of the many
underground cities of the region, Kaymakli or
Derinkuyu where the early Christians sought
sanctuary to escape persecution.
Day 5: Cappadocia-Konya-Antalya
Drive to Konya and on the way visit the 13th
century Caravanserai. In Konya visit the museum
of Mevlana, known in the western world as Rumi,
the former convent of the Whirling Dervishes and
the great Islamic philosopher. After a beautiful
full day drive through Anatolian plateau arrive
at Antalya, a beautiful Mediterranean resort
Day 6 : Termessos-Phaselis-Chimera-Myra
Visit Termessos, the only city no to yield to
Alexander. Sit in the breathtaking Roman theatre.
In the afternoon continue to Phaselis and
Chimera. Visit the church of St. Nicholas (Santa
Claus) in Myra, where he is said to be buried.
Day 7: Perge-Side-Aspendos-Antalya
Visit Perge, Side, Aspendos, the major
Pamphylian cities. Journey back through time
walking through Perge's monumental gateway and
sit at the theatre of Aspendos, one of the best
preserved ancient theatres in the world.
Day 8: Hierapolis
Drive to Pamukkale, which is famous for the
immense tiers of white limestone terraces filled
with mineral water. Visit the nearby Roman baths,
theatre and necropolis of the nearby town of
Day 9: Aphrodisias
On your way to Izmir, visit Aphrodisias, the
city dedicated to the goddess of love.
Aphrodisias was known throughout the ancient
world for its distinctive school of sculpture.
The excavations at Aprodisias are still being
Day 10: Ephesus
Visit Ephesus the most complete archaeological
ruin in the Mediterranean. The excavations at
Ephesus are still being continued. The city is
dedicated to the goddess of Artemis, whose
temple is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Then visit the Ephesus Museum, the basilica of
St. John and the house of Virgin Mary.
Day 11: Pergamon-Troy
Visit Pergamon, which is a fascinating ruin with
the steepest amphitheatre of the ancient world.
Home to the famous physician Galen, walk through
the remains of the Asclepion, the ancient
medical centre dedicated to the god of health
and medicine. Then continue on to legendary Troy,
the city immortalised in Homer's Iliad.
Day 12: Istanbul
From Canakkale, cross the sea of Marmara by
ferry and drive into the only city in the world
that bridges Europe and Asia. In the afternoon
visit the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul.
Day 13: Istanbul
In the morning visit the two masterpieces of
Byzantine era, Chora and St. Sophia. Then visit
Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and
the amazing underground cistern.
Day 14: Istanbul
Relax with a cruise on the Bosphorus on your
last day in Turkey. In the afternoon explore the
famous Grand Bazaar.
Day 15: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight.
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations