Turkey, crossroads of culture and history. You experience it in the bazaars of Istanbul, the city founded by the Romans, cultivated by the Byzantines, conquered by the Ottomans and made cosmopolitan in the modern era. You feel it in the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the call to prayer five times a day and the medieval fortresses along the south coast. You taste it in the olive oil–lathered Aegean vegetables and the spicy Anatolian kebabs. Turkey truly is the place where East meets West and this adventure tour will let you get under the skin of the country, engage with its people and discover many of its gems.
Turkey, crossroads of culture and history. You experience it in the bazaars of Istanbul, the city founded by the Romans, cultivated by the Byzantines, conquered by the Ottomans and made cosmopolitan in the modern era. You feel it in the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the call to prayer five times a day and the medieval fortresses along the south coast. You taste it in the olive oil–lathered Aegean vegetables and the spicy Anatolian kebabs. Turkey truly is the place where East meets West and this adventure tour will let you get under the skin of the country, engage with its people and discover many of its gems.
Turkey

Turkey Adventure

Small Group Holiday

15

CA$

days from

1775

Turkey, crossroads of culture and history. You experience it in the bazaars of Istanbul, the city founded by the Romans, cultivated by the Byzantines, conquered by the Ottomans and made cosmopolitan in the modern era. You feel it in the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the call to prayer five times a day and the medieval fortresses along the south coast. You taste it in the olive oil–lathered Aegean vegetables and the spicy Anatolian kebabs. Turkey truly is the place where East meets West and this adventure tour will let you get under the skin of the country, engage with its people and discover many of its gems.

Activity / Theme

Country

Culture

Turkey

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Moderate

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Private Bus, Public bus, Train, Dolmus, Gulet, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (13 nights), Overnight Boat (1 night)

Months of Operation

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

Founded by the Romans, cultivated by the Byzantines, conquered by the Ottomans and made cosmopolitan in the modern era, Istanbul straddles two continents.  History itself is on exhibit here in the many churches, mosques and palaces, while the people exhibit their endless hospitality in tea gardens, coffee houses and taverns.  Top it off with excellent museums and great bazaars, and you have a destination worthy of a long stay.  You should add 3-4 nights to this trip to really experience this fabulous city.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Afternoon walking tour of Istanbul
DAY 2 Ferry and bus to Bursa, Dervish Lodge
DAY 3 Bus to Selçuk, orientation walk
DAY 4 Ephesus tour, village visit
DAY 5 Pamukkale and Hierapolis
DAY 6 To off-the-beaten-path village of Kayakoy
DAY 7 Half-day trek on Lycian Way, Turkish BBQ
DAY 8 To Kas, orientation walk and market
DAY 9 Overnight boat cruise
DAY 10 To Antalya, orientation walk
DAY 11 To Konya
DAY 12 To Göreme, orientation walk
DAY 13 Free day in Göreme, Cappadocia
DAY 14 Göreme vallye walk
DAY 15 Fly Istanbul, tour ends

Inclusions

14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Accommodation
Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour
Bursa - Dervish Lodge Visit
Selcuk - Leader-led Orientation Walk
Ephesus - Guided Archaeological site visit
Selcuk - Gozleme making demonstration and lunch
Selcuk - Sultankoy Village Carpet Weaving
Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park
Kayakoy - Ghost Village
Lycian Way - Hike from Kayakoy to Oludeniz Beach
Kas - Leader led orientation walk
Kas - Handicraft market
Konya - Mevlana Museum
Goreme - Valley walk

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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