IMPORTANT NOTE: All Organized Excursions included in our tailor-made private packages or purchased separately, can be executed as private experiences. Private Yachting is also available (additional cost applies).

Anatolian Dream

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Package rate per person in double/twin room From 943

Delve into the depths of Anatolia and visit destinations of immense natural beauty and great historical and spiritual significance!

In Istanbul you will be guided through the chaotic allure of the city, to Hagia Sophia, the legendary center of the Byzantine Empire, the Topkapi Palace, the jewel of the Faith District and the Grand Bazaar, which features more than 4,000 shops. Bid farewell to the Bosporus and fly to the heart of Turkey in Ankara to begin a journey through Cappadocia.

Prepare yourselves to visit incredibly diverse cities and monuments that serve to augment the region’s wild natural appeal. In the same day you will find yourselves in the Underground City of Kaymakli and high up in the Citadel of Uchisar! Like a nomad from times long past, travel from the Valley of Goreme to Konya with a stop at the Seljuk caravanserai, which to this day is there to rest weary travelers. Once there, feel the spirituality in the air in such respected sites as the mausoleum of Jalal Rumi and the Theological School of Swirling Dervishes.

Your journey will reach its historical high point in the following days, as you visit Pamukkale, Kusadasi and Canakkale. These cities are brimming with Greco-Roman sites which you will experience firsthand in the ancient cities of Hierapolis, Ephesus, Pergamon and of course the Homeric Troy! One last turn towards the region’s more recent Ottoman heritage will be taken in Bursa, one of the biggest stops along the Silk Road, where the Great Mosque still stands!

Fall in love with the Orient this summer and live your own Anatolian Dream!

Arrival in Istanbul: Daily (April - October)

  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Istanbul
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale
  • 1 night hotel accommodationi n Kusadasi
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Canakkale
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary with licensed guide
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Domestic flight tickets Istanbul-Ankara
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Transfer service as per itinerary with escort
  • VAT for all services

*Meals mentioned by code letters (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner

Not included:

  • International flight tickets
  • Personal expenses, meals not indicated on the itinerary, beverages etc.
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses (if applicable)
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
    Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. Have the rest of the day to relax and start your acquaintance with the city at your own pace. Istanbul may seem chaotic at first, but don’t be afraid to lose yourself in its magical alleys and the locals are always friendly and ready to help you out!
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing Tour
    An integral part of your Istanbul experience, this tour is designed expose you to the rich history of the city and help you discover the Byzantine and Ottoman elements that form its identity. You will have the chance to visit the Sultanahmet Mosque, a unique building with 6 minarets and magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles, as well as the Hagia Sophia Museum, one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels. Many iconic monuments await you in the ancient Hippodrome, with the bronze Serpentine column, the obelisk of Theodosius and the column of Constantine being the most important ones. After a delicious lunch, you will reach the Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultan, before proceeding to the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops of all kinds. 
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 3 - Travel to Ankara & Reach Cappadocia
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch the early morning flight to Ankara. Upon arrival you will meet our collaborator and start a half day tour in Ankara, the capital of Turkey in the heartland of the country. In the Anatolian Civilization Museum, located near Ankara Castle, you will travel through recorded human history via exhibits that starts from the Paleolithic Age and all the way to the Classical Period. A vast collection covering the Assyrians, the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Urartuans and many more civilization that have left their mark in the region is hosted in the premises. Later on you will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of the modern state of Turkey. The Antikabir –as it is known to locals- is situated on top of Observation Hill, a high point of Ankara, which at the time of construction could be seen from anywhere of the city. En route to Cappadocia, you will have a lunch break consisting of local delicacies, before you continue your journey to reach your hotel where for dinner and some well-earned rest.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 4 - Cappadocia
    This day will have highs and lows….literally.  After breakfast, you will start a full day tour of Cappadocia starting with a visit to the Kaymakli Underground City. This magnificent subterranean complex consists of caves carved within soft volcanic rock and is speculated to have been first built by the Phrygians during the 8th century BCE. It’s time to come up for air, and visit the Citadel of Uchisar, a castle-mountain rising up to 60 meters high, making it the tallest point in all of Cappadocia. After lunch, continue your tour in the Valley of Goreme and the Open Air Museum, a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries. Later on, in the Pasabag Valley (Valley of the Monks) and Avanos, marvel at the iconic fairy chimneys, a magically alluring sight, combining nature’s awe-strucking power and human ingenuity to create a surreal landscape that would give even Salvador Dali pause.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 5 – Travel to Konya & Pamukkale
    Early in the morning you will depart for Konya with a stop on the way to visit the Sultan Han, a 13th century Seljuk caravanserai. You couldn’t find a more apt place to rest, as that was the caravanserai’s function 800 years ago. Not long after you will find yourselves in Konya, a place famous for the Mevlana Museum, which also serves as a mausoleum for the Persian Sufi mystic Jalal Rumi. In the same area you will visit the Theological School of Whirling Dervishes, one of the most prominent Sufi orders. Lunch en route and then on to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight stay.
    Overnight: Pamukkale
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 6 – Pamukkale Sightseeing & Travel to Kusadasi
    Today you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, home to the ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, as well as Roman baths, the Basilica and calcium cliffs. From there, you will drive on to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary, a Catholic shrine on Mt. Korassos. After lunch, you will continue to Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. It is there that you will find the ruins of Odeon, Hercules’ Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, the Agora and the Greco-Roman theatre, among other prominent sites.
    Overnight: Kusadasi  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 7 – Travel to Pergamon, Troy & Canakkale
    You will depart for the ancient Greek city of Pergamon early in the morning. Although the city existed in some shape or form since the 5th century BCE, it rose to prominence during the Hellenistic Period, when it became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty. As a consequence it became one of the major cultural centers of the ancient Greek world. After lunch you will proceed to Asklepeion, the Healing Center of antiquity. Although there have been hundreds of these throughout the region, historians agree that the one in Pergamon is one of the most famous healing temples of the era. The last site you will visit today is the epic city of Troy. Sung in Homer’s Iliad, Troy is full of historically important sites, and a visit to the temple of Goddess Athena can be illuminating.
    Overnight: Canakkale
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 8 – Travel to Istanbul through Bursa
    After breakfast it’s time to visit Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Known for its mosques, fountains, Turkish baths and silk production, Bursa is one of the most important cities in Turkey to this day. A visit to the 14th century Great Mosque, a landmark not only of historical importance, but also of early Ottoman architecture, as it evolved from the Seljuk Turkish style. Proceed to visit the Green Tomb and of course the local Silk Bazaar, as Bursa was one of the biggest stops along the Silk Road. After a stop for lunch, you will return to Istanbul, with a chance to bid farewell to the city and grab some souvenirs for your friend back home.
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 9 - Departure from Istanbul
    After breakfast, pack up your memories and meet our driver at the lobby of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight out of Istanbul.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
    Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. Have the rest of the day to relax and start your acquaintance with the city at your own pace. Istanbul may seem chaotic at first, but don’t be afraid to lose yourself in its magical alleys and the locals are always friendly and ready to help you out!
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Istanbul Full Day Sightseeing Tour
    An integral part of your Istanbul experience, this tour is designed expose you to the rich history of the city and help you discover the Byzantine and Ottoman elements that form its identity. You will have the chance to visit the Sultanahmet Mosque, a unique building with 6 minarets and magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles, as well as the Hagia Sophia Museum, one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels. Many iconic monuments await you in the ancient Hippodrome, with the bronze Serpentine column, the obelisk of Theodosius and the column of Constantine being the most important ones. After a delicious lunch, you will reach the Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman Sultan, before proceeding to the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops of all kinds. 
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 3 - Travel to Ankara & Reach Cappadocia
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch the early morning flight to Ankara. Upon arrival you will meet our collaborator and start a half day tour in Ankara, the capital of Turkey in the heartland of the country. In the Anatolian Civilization Museum, located near Ankara Castle, you will travel through recorded human history via exhibits that starts from the Paleolithic Age and all the way to the Classical Period. A vast collection covering the Assyrians, the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Urartuans and many more civilization that have left their mark in the region is hosted in the premises. Later on you will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of the modern state of Turkey. The Antikabir –as it is known to locals- is situated on top of Observation Hill, a high point of Ankara, which at the time of construction could be seen from anywhere of the city. En route to Cappadocia, you will have a lunch break consisting of local delicacies, before you continue your journey to reach your hotel where for dinner and some well-earned rest.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 4 - Cappadocia
    This day will have highs and lows….literally.  After breakfast, you will start a full day tour of Cappadocia starting with a visit to the Kaymakli Underground City. This magnificent subterranean complex consists of caves carved within soft volcanic rock and is speculated to have been first built by the Phrygians during the 8th century BCE. It’s time to come up for air, and visit the Citadel of Uchisar, a castle-mountain rising up to 60 meters high, making it the tallest point in all of Cappadocia. After lunch, continue your tour in the Valley of Goreme and the Open Air Museum, a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries. Later on, in the Pasabag Valley (Valley of the Monks) and Avanos, marvel at the iconic fairy chimneys, a magically alluring sight, combining nature’s awe-strucking power and human ingenuity to create a surreal landscape that would give even Salvador Dali pause.
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 5 – Travel to Konya & Pamukkale
    Early in the morning you will depart for Konya with a stop on the way to visit the Sultan Han, a 13th century Seljuk caravanserai. You couldn’t find a more apt place to rest, as that was the caravanserai’s function 800 years ago. Not long after you will find yourselves in Konya, a place famous for the Mevlana Museum, which also serves as a mausoleum for the Persian Sufi mystic Jalal Rumi. In the same area you will visit the Theological School of Whirling Dervishes, one of the most prominent Sufi orders. Lunch en route and then on to Pamukkale for dinner and overnight stay.
    Overnight: Pamukkale
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 6 – Pamukkale Sightseeing & Travel to Kusadasi
    Today you will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, home to the ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, as well as Roman baths, the Basilica and calcium cliffs. From there, you will drive on to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary, a Catholic shrine on Mt. Korassos. After lunch, you will continue to Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. It is there that you will find the ruins of Odeon, Hercules’ Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, the Agora and the Greco-Roman theatre, among other prominent sites.
    Overnight: Kusadasi  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 7 – Travel to Pergamon, Troy & Canakkale
    You will depart for the ancient Greek city of Pergamon early in the morning. Although the city existed in some shape or form since the 5th century BCE, it rose to prominence during the Hellenistic Period, when it became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty. As a consequence it became one of the major cultural centers of the ancient Greek world. After lunch you will proceed to Asklepeion, the Healing Center of antiquity. Although there have been hundreds of these throughout the region, historians agree that the one in Pergamon is one of the most famous healing temples of the era. The last site you will visit today is the epic city of Troy. Sung in Homer’s Iliad, Troy is full of historically important sites, and a visit to the temple of Goddess Athena can be illuminating.
    Overnight: Canakkale
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Day 8 – Travel to Istanbul through Bursa
    After breakfast it’s time to visit Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Known for its mosques, fountains, Turkish baths and silk production, Bursa is one of the most important cities in Turkey to this day. A visit to the 14th century Great Mosque, a landmark not only of historical importance, but also of early Ottoman architecture, as it evolved from the Seljuk Turkish style. Proceed to visit the Green Tomb and of course the local Silk Bazaar, as Bursa was one of the biggest stops along the Silk Road. After a stop for lunch, you will return to Istanbul, with a chance to bid farewell to the city and grab some souvenirs for your friend back home.
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Day 9 - Departure from Istanbul
    After breakfast, pack up your memories and meet our driver at the lobby of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight out of Istanbul.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Prices are not valid during periods of special events, seminars, congresses, etc.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday and is replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace. The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
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April 01 - October 318859431279
Group 2
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April 01 - October 31109212201787
Group 3
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April 01 - October 31140714842277