On this 2-week adventure holiday in Turkey you will see the country without the crowds.  Discover the bazaars, mosques and palaces of Istanbul, the former Byzantine capital.  If you are lucky you may see the fairy-chimney landscapes of Cappadocia covered in snow.  Wander the cobble-stoned streets of old Antalya, explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis and the travertine terraces of Pamukkale.  A highlight for many are the Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, while in a nearby village you can engage in a cooking class.  Then it's off to the market town of Bergama, before exploring the Acropolis of old Pergamon.  A sobering end note is a visit to the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli before returning to Istanbul.
On this 2-week adventure holiday in Turkey you will see the country without the crowds.  Discover the bazaars, mosques and palaces of Istanbul, the former Byzantine capital.  If you are lucky you may see the fairy-chimney landscapes of Cappadocia covered in snow.  Wander the cobble-stoned streets of old Antalya, explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis and the travertine terraces of Pamukkale.  A highlight for many are the Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, while in a nearby village you can engage in a cooking class.  Then it's off to the market town of Bergama, before exploring the Acropolis of old Pergamon.  A sobering end note is a visit to the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli before returning to Istanbul.
Turkey

Turkey in Winter

Small Group Holiday

15

CA$

days from

1649

On this 2-week adventure holiday in Turkey you will see the country without the crowds. Discover the bazaars, mosques and palaces of Istanbul, the former Byzantine capital. If you are lucky you may see the fairy-chimney landscapes of Cappadocia covered in snow. Wander the cobble-stoned streets of old Antalya, explore the ancient ruins of Hierapolis and the travertine terraces of Pamukkale. A highlight for many are the Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, while in a nearby village you can engage in a cooking class. Then it's off to the market town of Bergama, before exploring the Acropolis of old Pergamon. A sobering end note is a visit to the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli before returning to Istanbul.

Activity / Theme

Country

Culture

Turkey

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Moderate

Leisurely

Transportation

Private air-conditioned van

Accommodation

Hotels (14 nights)

Months of Operation

January, February, March, November, December

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

Winter daytime highs in Central Turkey can drop to single digits so do come prepared with adequate clothing.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Start in Istanbul
DAY 2 Orientation walk Istanbul, travel to Bolu
DAY 3 Via Anitkabir to Cappadocia, home-cooked dinner
DAYS 4–5 Cappadocia, guided & free time
DAY 6 Via Konya to Beyşehir
DAY 7 To Antalya
DAY 8 Free day in Antalya
DAY 9 Pamukkale & Hierapolis
DAY 10 To Selçuk, visit ruins at Ephesus
DAY 11 Free time in Selçuk, cooking class
DAY 12 To Bergama, discover Pergamon
DAY 13 Via Troy to Çanakkale
DAY 14 Tour Gallipoli, to Istanbul
DAY 15 Tour ends in Istanbul

Inclusions

Accommodation
Transportation
13 Breakfasts
Two dinners with Local Family
Cooking Class, Selçuk
Istanbul walking tour
Göreme Open Air Museum
Guided valley walk & Underground City
Ancient Hierapolis & Pamukkale guided walk
Ephesus & Troy visits
Gallipoli battlefields tour

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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