Turkey | Anatolia & Cappadocia

Bronze ceremonial standard of the Hittites, from the royal tombs at Alaca Höyük
Bronze ceremonial standard of the Hittites, from the royal tombs at Alaca Höyük
One of the many painted rock-cut churches
One of the many painted rock-cut churches
Making bread the traditional way
Making bread the traditional way
Detail of the Yazilikaya rock relief - a procession of male deities
Detail of the Yazilikaya rock relief - a procession of male deities
Hermetic cells and churches, some of them vividly frescoed
Hermetic cells and churches, some of them vividly frescoed

Our highly recommended tour takes travellers on a kaleidoscopic journey through the heartlands of Turkey. Beginning in Çatal Höyük, arguably the earliest city in the world, we continue to Hittite Hattuša and the Phrygian capital of King Midas.

Central Anatolia is a beautiful region of mountains and plains, where early farmers settled down to build permanent occupation sites and temples to their gods. The otherworldly geology of Cappadocia is matched by the unique archaeology: underground cities and vividly frescoed churches carved high in the rocks.

  • Journey through millennia – from the important Neolithic city of Çatal Höyük, to the elegant monuments of pre-Ottoman Turkey
  • Extraordinary volcanic landscapes: including an underground city and a rock-cut monastery in the pinnacles of Tufa
  • Full day exploring the ‘utterly spectacular’ mountain city of Kerkenes Da?

Themes

  • Prehistory
  • Medieval
  • Historic Churches

Practicalities

  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Tour Manager
  2. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  3. Meals - All meals included
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  5. Field Notes
  6. Hotels - 2 nights in a laid-back, casual hotel with contemporary decor in Konya, 4 nights in a beautifully designed modern hotel in Ürgüp, 2 nights in a comfortable hotel in the centre of Bogazkale, 2 nights in a luxurious, palatial hotel near the centre of Ankara
  7. Flights - Scheduled return flights from London to Istanbul

Hotel Info

2 nights in a laid-back, casual hotel with contemporary decor in Konya
4 nights in a beautifully designed modern hotel in Ürgüp
2 nights in a comfortable hotel in the centre of Bogazkale
2 nights in a luxurious, palatial hotel near the centre of Ankara

Linked Tours

Many of our tours can be linked together to form longer programmes. We are happy to arrange connecting flights and hotels, allowing you to spend as long as you wish exploring the ancient world... See suggestions below:

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