This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you’ve left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Istanbul/Bolu (1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk around Istanbul before moving on to the small, but vibrant town of Bolu.
Day 3 Bolu/GÖreme (1B, 1D)
Visit Anitkabir before driving to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Days 4-5 GÖreme
Enjoy an included visit to the GÖreme Open Air Museum before free time to explore this unique region. Opt to see it from above on a hot air balloon ride, or witness a spellbinding Whirling Dervishes ceremony. Enjoy a guided walk through the valley with a visit to an underground city.
Day 6 GÖreme/Konya (1B, 1D)
Visit Konya and continue to Beyşehir. Visit the Esrefoglu mosque, one of the unique mosques in the country.
Day 7 Konya/Antalya (1B)
Wander the streets of the ’white city’ and opt to visit the Catalina Convent.
Day 8 Antalya (1B)
Enjoy more time in Antalya to explore.
Day 9 Antalya/Pamukkale (1B)
Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Day 10 Pamukkale/SelÇuk (1B)
Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ephesus.
Day 11 SelÇuk (1B, 1D)
Free time to walk up to the remains of St John’s Basilica, visit the mosque of Isa Bey or just wander the streets and cafÉs of this vibrant Turkish town. Enjoy a cooking class in a nearby village in the afternoon.
Day 12 SelÇuk/Bergama (1B)
Travel to the market town of Bergama, and explore the€ropolis of ancient Pergamon.
Day 13 Bergama/Çanakkale (1B)
Visit the G-supported handicraft workshop in Ayvalik, before enjoying free time in the surrounding area. Visit the ancient city of Troy en route to Çanakkale.
Day 14 Çanakkale/Istanbul (1B)
Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine.
Day 15 Istanbul (1B)
Depart at any time.
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