Travel through time as you explore Turkey’s history through a series of fascinating ruins, from Bronze Age kingdoms to wonderfully intact medieval mosques and Ottoman palaces. Few destinations in the world capture one’s imagination quite like Cappadocia, a 50-square-mile area where surreal tufa spires, pinnacles, and fairy chimneys rise up to five stories above the valley floor. Journey Pace: Active

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16+17 days from $8980.00

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Day 1-4


Tour the opulent Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sophia.

Day 5+6


Visit Van Castle. Take a boat trip around Lake Van, and visit the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Day 7


Tour Ishak Pasha Palace, a striking example of 18th-century Ottoman architecture.

Day 8


Visit Ani, capital of ancient Armenia and the “city of a thousand and one churches,” which reached its height in the 11th century.

Day 9+10


Fly to Ankara and tour the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit nearby Phrygia.

Day 11+12


Explore Kaymakli, Pigeon Valley, and Uchisar Castle. The next day, visit Pashabag, or Monks Valley, then continue to Zelve, Mustafapasa, and Goreme.

Day 13+14

Kanesh & Sivas

Drive to the Bronze Age city to Kanesh. In Sivas, visit the 11th century Great Mosque of Divrigi, as well as the Gok and Buruciye medreses.

Day 15

Tokat & Amasya

In Tokat, tour Gok Medrese, then drive to Amasya.

Day 16+17


En route to Ankara, view the ruins at Hattusa. Travel to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.


Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

Overlooking the magnificent Golden Horn and the historical old city, within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping street of Istiklal, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah boasts the best location in Istanbul. Since the hotel first opened its doors in 1892, its elegant interior and exterior has drawn visitors to Istanbul from all over the world. The well-appointed rooms and suites retain the classic characteristics of the 19th century, with many suites inspired by the iconic guests who made this hotel their home. Additionally, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah was designated with "museum-hotel" status in 1981 when, as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey, Room 101 was converted into the Atatürk Museum. Today Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah the hotel maintains the elegant style that made it famous with genuine Turkish hospitality.

Elite World Van Hotel, Van

Elite World Van Hotel is a five-star accommodation in Van where comfort meets style. Upon entering the rooms, guests will be embraced by the harmonious combination of neoclassical and palace architecture surrounding Elite World Van Hotel. The hotel offers over two hundred twenty rooms and suites for guests to refresh themselves. Attentive staff caters to every need so that guests can sit back and enjoy the many attractions that wait in Van.

Dogubeyazit Simer Hotel, Dogubeyazit

Simer Hotel has 300 beds.  Also available a Lobby-bar, sauna or salon.

Kar's Hotel

Kar’s Hotel, which is entitled in the top 10 hotels of Turkey, is an old Russian building. The design of the hotel is built up by a neat, smart and luxurious design. It is completed as a result of a detailed work from the lobbies to the rooms, from bathrooms to the name of the rooms. When the guests enter from the door with curtains, they will be convinced to stay in. Kar’s Hotel is determined to make you have an unforgettable holiday especially physically, visually and psychologically.

Swissotel Ankara, Ankara

Swissotel Ankara is a boutique-style five star hotel located in Çankaya. Only a 45-minute drive from Esenboğa airport and five minutes from the city center and central business district, the deluxe hotel offers guest rooms and luxury suites. The restaurant, bar and gourmet deli serve everything from quick & refreshing snacks to elegant formal dining, with Swiss and Turkish specialties highlighting the international cuisine. Swissotel Ankara’s exceptional hospitality and accommodations offer a restful sanctuary for discerning travelers.

Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa, Uchisar

Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa is located on the peak of Cappadocia, also known as the Land of Beautiful Horses. It is 4km from Göreme, the greatest outdoor museum of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cappadocia Cave Resort artfully combines modern facilities with the natural surroundings of Cappadocia, resulting in a unique “cave room.” The resort’s personal service and one-of-a-kind accommodations will leave guests with an unforgettable experience.

Revag Palace, Sivas

All the furniture in our room prepared with suitable decoration of the modern era, comfort with quiet operation central heating system. Floors covered with a special carpet, telephone, mini bar, electronic safe (Safe box), computer speed communication (wireless), internet connection (unlimited), satellite broadcasts smoke sensors, are non-smoking rooms and a hospitality tray in our room.

Amasya Emin Efendi Mansion, Amasya

The pearl of Yeşilırmak River, Emin Efendi Mansion welcomes many foreign and domestic tourists coming to Amasya.  From the windows of the mansion which is itself an icon of scenery, you can view the scenery of the King Rock Tombs from the window to street. Emin Efendi Mansion presents its guests an elite and unique environment where authentic and modern structures blend.

Esenboga Airport Hotel, Ankara

Esenboğa Airport Hotel, in service since 2003, has five-star service. It is one of the most requested hotels for seminars and meetings because of its convenient conference rooms, and it is a mere 6 km from Esenboğa Airport. With the hotel’s experienced staff and excellent amenities, your stay here will be a delight.