This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, 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 city of Bolu.
Day 3 Bolu/Cappadocia (1B, 1D)
Drive to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Days 4-5 Cappadocia
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 enjoy a spell-binding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.
Day 6 Cappadocia/Konya (1B, 1D)
Explore one of the many underground cities in the region. Visit Konya before spending the night in a local Turkish village. Visit a community park and cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. Experience a homestay as the guest of a local family.
Day 7 Konya/Antalya (1B)
Wander the lovely seaside town of Antalya.
Day 8 Antalya/Kekova (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner before sleeping aboard a boat under the stars on the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 9 Kekova/Kaş (1B)
Opt for a morning swim and some relaxation before travelling on to Kaş.
Day 10 Kaş/SelÇuk (1B)
Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis en route to SelÇuk.
Day 11 SelÇuk (1B)
Visit ancient Ephesus. Optional visits to St John’s Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.
Day 12 SelÇuk/Ayvalık (1B)
Spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. Visit the G-supported handicraft workshop during an orientation walk of Ayvalik, before enjoying free time in the surrounding area or opting for a boat trip or visit to the beach.
Day 13 Ayvalık/Çanakkale (1B)
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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