Wonders of Turkey

Wonders of Turkey

The majesty and mystery of this historic country comes alive when you spend 12 days discovering the Wonders of Turkey with Ker & Downey. Uncover Roman ruins and geological wonders from the Taurus Mountains to the banks of the Bosphorus Strait.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

Itinerary Description:

Begin the journey with one night in Istanbul before transferring to Cappadocia and the luxurious Argos in Cappadocia. Stay in an ancient stone-hewn monastery and set out each day to tour the historic underground villages, ancient churches and monasteries of Uchisar, the pottery village of Avanaos and the beautiful "fairy chimneys" of Goreme Valley.

En route to Konya, stop at the Sultanhani caravanserai, an eleventh-century fortified inn that remains as one of the best examples of ancient architecture. Continue to see the Mevlana Museum where the mystical poet is buried before arriving to the grand Rixos Hotel Konya. The next morning, drive through the rugged Taurus Mountains and stop at Aspendos Theater, the best-preserved theater of the ancient world. You will also visit the ruins of Perge before arriving to Antalya and Kempinski Hotel The Dome. Relax and recharge in this beautiful seaside getaway before continuing onward.

Pamukkale's travertine steps are next, along with the terraced pools and thermal waters. Indulge in the healing properties of the waters from the Spa Hotel Colassae Thermal for an evening. Drive next to Ephesus for a full-day tour of the terrace houses, the home of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John before arriving to the Charisma Deluxe Hotel. From here you will experience village life in Turkey, having lunch in the close-knit agricultural village of Kirazli. Spend your final days discovering Istanbul from the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. You will tour the ancient Hippodrome and Hagia Sophia, along with several famous mosques, churches and bazaars. The trip will close with a traditional Bosphorus boat cruise to take in the history of the ruins and the splendor of all the shimmering palaces and villas on the shore.

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