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 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) 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.
Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a local family home, relax on an overnight boat trip, live like a local in a Turkish village.
Hotels (12 nts), simple village homestay (1 nt), boat (1 nt, multi-share, hotel stay if inclement weather).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Group Size Notes
Max 15, avg 10.
14 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Your G for Good Moment: Güneysinir Community Park , Güneysinir
Your G for Good Moment: Çöp(m)adam Visit, Ayvalik
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Local Living Moment: Dinner with Local Family, Çavusin
Your Local Living Moment: Turkish Village Homestay, Güneysinir. Istanbul city walking tour. Visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum. Underground city exploration. Overnight boat trip (Mediterranean sea, weather permitting). Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk. Ephesus entrance and visit. Ottoman mansion stay. Troy entrance and guided visit. Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.