Day 1: Travel to Antalya and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Konya & Monastery of the Whirling Dervishes

Our tour crosses the majestic Taurus Mountains via the 1825m Alacabel Pass to Konya. The town formerly
known as Ikonium became one of the greatest Christian communities of its time under the Apostle Paul and Saint Barnabas. To this day, its Christian and Islamic origins make the former Seljuq capital an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. We will visit the Monastery of the Whirling Dervishes whose dance has been declared an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. We will spend the next three nights at our star hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 3: Göreme (World Heritage) & Çavuşin

Over millennia, volcanic eruptions, wind and weather have created a strange landscape peppered with tuff rock formations. 2,000 years ago, the region‘s inhabitants began digging their homes, churches and underground cities into the soft stone. The open-air museum in Göreme (admission included) is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site and, with its numerous cloisters, cave churches and wall frescoes, is the highlight of any trip to Cappadocia. To end the day, we are invited to enjoy tasty Turkish tea in the idyllic village of Çavuşin.

Day 4: Monks Valley (World Heritage), Sinasos & Valley of Love

Surrounded by vineyards and apricot trees, we descend into Monks Valley (admission included) and into a fairytale world. Together with Göreme, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unique rock formations and the constantly changing colours promise moments that will remain with you forever. We will carry on to the hidden village of Sinasos with its ancient Greek manor houses. In a traditional carpet factory, we will experience the fascinating, centuries-old craft of carpet-making. The variety, designs and riot of colours seen in these hand-knotted carpets will amaze you. We will end the day with a photo opportunity in the Valley of
Doves and a romantic walk through the Valley of Love.

Day 5: Underground cities, historic Silk Road & mediaeval caravanserais

More than 100 underground cities sunk into the mountains around Cappadocia make it surely the most mysterious capital in the region. In one of these labyrinthine cities, we will explore the secrets of underground living (admission incl.). We then drive past impressive landscapes and isolated villages. All along the historic Silk Road are numerous mediaeval caravanserais. In one of these stopping places, we will learn about the social aspects of this non-commercial facility (admission included). We continue on to our hotel with star comfort in Antalya.

Day 6: Antalya, hist. Old Town & Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall

Today, we set off for Antalya, the capital of the Mediterranean region. After an extensive tour of the city, we will visit Antalya‘s Old Town. The labyrinthine streets, surrounded by fragrant bougainvillea, as well as the beautifully preserved Turkish manor houses in the Old Town, offer an incomparable impression of everyday Mediterranean life. Türkiyes great tradition of craftsmanship then takes us to a jewellery and leather factory. As well as learning about how things are made by hand, you will also have the opportunity to acquire a personal souvenir of your holiday. We will then marvel at the impressive Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, which Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall tumbles down into the open sea.

Day 7: Antalya

Our 5-star cultural tour draws to a close today. We enjoy the comforts of our hotel, chill out at the pool, or
ease your muscles with a visit to a traditional Turkish steam bath. You also have the opportunity to explore other natural and cultural treasures in the area at your leisure. A boat trip on the Manavgat River, for example, is worthwhile.

Day 8 – 15: FREE extended holiday in an exclusive 5-star luxury hotel

We spend the next 8 days relaxing on the Turkish Riviera in our 5-star luxury hotel! The comfortable rooms are luxurious and modern. We relax in the hotel‘s fantastic wellness area with sauna, take a break at the hotel‘s outdoor pool or indoor pool, or stroll along the beach. On the 15th day, we will be transferred to the airport for the return flight.

Cappadocia - Package includes£630
7 nights in a double room in selected 4 and 5 star hotels (national category)X
7 x tasty breakfastX
Round trip in modern and air conditioned travel coachX
Spectacular range of excursions + admissions (as per itinenary incl.) The highlightsX
Qualified , Englisch -speaking cultural tour guideX
Qualified , Englisch -speaking cultural tour guideX