alanya, cappadocia, istanbul, ephesus, pamukkale

culture, christian, archeology, black sea, history, pilgrimage

Religions, traditions & cultures meet

Ihlara Valley

8 days - Plane & bus tour

Route: Istanbul – Antiochia (Antakya) – Tarsus – Kızkalesi – Cappadocia – Ihlara Gorge – Ankara – Istanbul

Visit one of the most interesting regions of Turkey linked to the beginnings of Christianity: Antakya, the city of Saint Pierre, Tarsus - the place when Saint Paul was born, Cappadocia - unique in the world area of volcanic rock formations, where early Christians met. Than finally we move back to an even earlier era - and visit Aşıklı Village and Ankara Museum. As a last stop: the biggest and most incredible city in Turkey - Istanbul.



  • Day 1:

    Arrival to Istanbul, overnight in Istanbul hotel

  • Day 2:

    Morning flight to Hatay (Antiochia), visiting St. Pierre Church, Vakifli koy (Armenian village), Monastery in Samandağ, Mozaic Museum, and first mosque in Anatolia – Habibi Necar Camii. Overnight in Hatay hotel.

  • Day 3:

    Morning transfer from Hatay to Tarsus, visiting St. Paul’s home and antique city nearby. Overnight in Erdemli, with swimming possibilities.

  • Day 4:

    After the breakfast going by Niğde to Cappadocia, visiting Derinkuyu - one of the biggest underground cities, overnight in Cappadocia area.

  • Day 5:

    Today we will spend all day for visiting Cappadocia. Göreme Open Air Museum, Love Valley, Pasabağlari valley, Pigeon valley, panoramas, shopping possibilities, overnight in Cappadocia.

  • Day 6:

    On the morning check out of the hotel, going to Aksaray to Aşıklı Höyük archeological site (dated about 10.000 BC), transfer to Ankara, overnight in Ankara hotel

  • Day 7:

    After breakfast visiting Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. After we are going to visit Mausoleum of Ataturk - Anitkabir. Evening flight and overnight in Istanbul

  • Day 8:

    Going back home (optionally full day Istanbul seesighting, shopping and Bosphorus boat cruise).


Services includes:

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels
  • Half-board (breakfast and dinners)
  • Airline tickets throughout Turkey according our program
  • Transfers by air conditionned and comfortable coach
  • English speaking professional Turkish guide
  • All entry tickets to all sites contained in the program
  • Travel insurance

Not included:

  • flight ticket to Turkey and back
  • personal travel insurance
  • lunch
  • single room supplement