Day 1 : outward journey
Flight Amsterdam-Antalya. Transfer to your hotel. Approx. 15 km.
Day 2 : Pamukkale and Hıërapolis
On top of the 270 meters long and 300 meters wide terraces of limestone the ruins of the ancient city of Hiërapolis are located. Night in Pamukkale. Approx. 240 km.
Day 3 : via Aphrodisias and Ephesus to Kusadasi
In the morning we visit the excavations of the ancient city Aphrodisias and in the afternoon we visit Ephesus. Then to Kusadasi to spend the night. Approx. 275 km.
Day 4 : Selcuk and Pergamon
We visit the basilica of St. John in Selcuk. We spend the night in the neighbourhood of Ayvalik. Approx. 300 km.
Day 5 : via Troy to Istanbul
Along the coastal road direction north to Troy and then via the Dardanelles and Thrace, the European part of Turkey to Istanbul where we stay 3 nights. Approx. 420 km.
Day 6 : day excursion Istanbul
Sightseeing Istanbul. We will visit the Topkapi palace and the Haghia Sophia. Next to the Blue Mosque the Hippodrome is located, the horserace track which was build by Septimius Serverus in 203.
Day 7 : day off in Istanbul
The coach will bring you to the centre of Istanbul where you can explore the city.
Day 8 : via the bridge over the Bosporus to Bursa.
In Bursa we visit the Yesil Cami (Green Mosque), the Türbe of Mehmed I (Green Mausoleum). Near the Ulu Cami (Elevated Mosque) we find the silk market of Bursa. Night in Bursa. Approx. 180 km.
Day 9 : Ankara
In Ankara we visit the citadel, the old fortress, where also the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations is located. Night in Ankara. Approx. 400 km.
Day 10: Ankara and Cappadocia
In the morning we visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the Turkish Republic. Then to Cappadocia where we will stay 3 nights in Avanos. Approx. 270 km.
Day 11 : Cappadocia, the valley of Göreme, Zelve and Uçhisar
Because of the eruption of the volcanoes Erciyes Dagi and Hasan Dagi a landscape of tuff stone came into being. As a result of erosion this landscape took the most wonderful shapes. Approx. 150 km.
Day 12 : Kaymakli and Soganli Valley
The subterranean city of Kaymakli was a refuge for the Christians during persecutions. Approx. 150 km.
Day 13 : Konya
We stay the night in Konya and we visit the Museum and Convent of Mevlana. Ca. 220 km.
Day 14 : through the Taurus Mountains to Antalya
We stay the night in Antalya. Approx 250 km.
Day 15 : return trip or extension
Flight back to The Netherlands and arrival at Schiphol Airport. Approx. 25 km
When you have chosen to extend your stay in Turkey we wish you a pleasant time.