Experience the best of Turkey’s historical highlights and natural wonders during these incredible Turkey tours. Begin your trip roaming the palaces of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre underground cities and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
Arrive at any time.
Shake off that jet lag and prepare for an evening buzzing with excitement. Head out with your group and CEO for drinks at a favourite local spot. After, feel free to do some exploring in the area on your own or with some fellow travellers. Kick-off your adventure in Istanbul with lively music, and a healthy dose of fun.
Stay: Hatay Hotel (or similar)
View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Consider a hot air balloon trip at sunrise.
There will be the chance to visit a local pottery centre – take the opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Watch a carpet demonstration to learn more about the process involved in making these Turkish works of art or go to a Turkish performance with group members to experience a taste of local dances and music.
Stay: Ciner Hotel (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Enjoy more free time to explore beautiful Cappadocia. Overnight bus to Antalya.
In the morning, set off for a journey along the coast. Passing through the stark Anatolian landscape, enter the richly forested mountain region which leads to the coast and the small village of Olympos. There is time to relax and hit the beach before taking a short drive in the evening to Olympos Mountain. Enjoy a brief walk to see the spectacle of the chimera, a phenomenon where flames mysteriously rise from cracks within the local rocks.
Continue to the beautiful coastal village of Kekova where we board our boat for an unforgettable night at sea.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Back on land at Ucagiz, continue exploring the Turquoise Coast on the coastal town of Fethiye.
Enjoy free time to explore Fethiye. Opt for a boat trip to it’s near-shore islands, hike to Oludeniz lagoon or visit Butterfly valley.
Time to leave sea level behind, passing through fruit orchards we make our way to Pamukkale. In the afternoon, opt to visit the famous white cliffs of Pamukkale.
We also have the opportunity to explore the ancient site of Hierapolis built on top of the white “castle”. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is evidence that the hot springs of Pamukkale were used as a spa since the 2nd century BC.
Stay: Uyum Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Head back to the coastal town of Selçuk and check out the sights.
Opt to visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ephesus. One of the foremost cities of the world in its time, with a strategic location on the trade route, this well-preserved city is one of the best places in the world to get a real feeling of what life must have been like during Roman times.
Other options include a walk up to the remains of the St John Basilica, visit the mosque of Isa Bey or just wander the streets and cafes of this vibrant Turkish town. Catch a local “dolmus” bus 8kms to the picturesque village of Sirince where you can sample some of the local wine or shop for crafts. The beach at Pamucak is also within reach for the dedicated sunseekers.
Enjoy free time for optional visits to St John’s Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince. Opt to pre book a traditional Selcuk cooking class.
Travel to Çanakkale. Upon arrival, opt to visit the world famous Troy.
Enjoy the harbour town of Çanakkale, a busy port with a thriving student population. Join the crowds as they stroll the waterfront nightly, enjoying the atmosphere of the night.
Stay: Grand Anzac Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
In the morning, option to visit Gallipoli Peninsula before driving to the big city for one last night with the group.
Opt to visit Gallipoli early in the morning, where thousands gave their lives during WWI in the battle of the same name.
We’ll continue our journey to Istanbul where there will be the opportunity to continue your sightseeing or get in some last minute shopping. Why not top off a wonderful adventure with an optional dinner at one of Istanbul’s atmospheric restaurants.
Stay: Hatay Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Depart at any time.
- 11 nights accommodation in hotels, 2 overnight buses & 1 night on multi-share boat (seasonal)
- 14 breakfasts & 1 dinner
- Tour guide
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary, excluding optional activities
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to/from Istanbul
- Airport transfers
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Visa when required
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