Along the Silk Road

Day 1: Arrival

Flight from chosen airport to Antalya. Arrive in Antalya to be greeted at the airport by the tour guide. Transfer to the booked hotel in the Antalya area. Accommodation in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera.

Day 2: Antalya – Konya approx. 300 km
After a communal breakfast the journey continues via Akseki and Beyşehir on to Konya. Once the capital city of the Great Seljuq Empire. The city is also world-famous for its Whirling Dervishes. Rumi was the founder of this order. Visit to the Mevlâna dervish lodge, which is a museum nowadays. Accommodation in Konya.

Day 3: Konya – Cappadocia approx. 220 km
Travel from Konya to Cappadocia. Our journey continues along the Silk Road, past many remaining caravanserais and on towards Aksaray. On the way you will visit the largest of the caravanserais, Sultan Han. Accommodation in Cappadocia.

Day 4: Cappadocia approx. 100 km
In-depth exploration of this unique tuff landscape. First to be visited is the Göreme Valley, with its stunning 'fairy chimney' rock formations. Afterwards we continue on to the Kaymaklı Underground City. Further visits to Uçhisar and lots of photo opportunities. Afternoon visit to a carpet workshop, where one can learn more of this traditional craft. Accommodation in Cappadocia.

Day 5: Cappadocia – Aksaray – Antalya approx. 520 km
Along the Silk Road through the Taurus Mountains, our journey continues along the coastline to Antalya. Accommodation on the Turkish Riviera.

Day 6: Antalya Excursion
Here we begin the programme with a trip to the beautiful capital of the Antalya province. Stroll through the charming Old Town of Antalya all the way to Hadrian's Gate. After that, a visit to a typical Turkish Market is called for – 'Doğu Garajı'. Thereafter we visit a waterfall, which ranks amongst the region's most beautiful natural sights. Finally, we visit a large jewellery centre, where one can observe the creation of jewellery pieces, as well as the artisanship of the craftspeople. Also visit a leather workshop. Accommodation on the Turkish Riviera.

Day 7: Day free for individual pursuits

Day 8: Departure

Transfer from the hotel to Antalya Airport and return flight.
We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary!