Turkey Express

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Schedule Details

Departs from
Hotel, Pension
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Bus, Dolmus, Gulet
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip. We have an alternative winter itinerary in the months from October to April. Please important notes section of the trip notes for more information.


Stroll the lively backstreets of Istanbul, Reflect on WWI in Gallipoli, Swim the balmy waters of the Aegean, Wander the marble streets of Ephesus, Experience the dazzling white terraces of Pamukkale, Take a ferry to the European shore, Bliss out in the seaside playground of Antalya

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Savour the highlights of Turkey on this 10 day adventure. Travel to Istanbul and the sobering Gallipoli Peninsula, south to the Aegean Coast and then on to the ancient site of Ephesus and the therapeutic waters of Pamukkale. Discover a culture brimming with mysticism as we peel back the layers of Byzantine, Ottoman and Roman history. Packed with highlights, the Turkey Express offers a superb slice of Turkey.


Days 1-2 Istanbul
Adorned with treasure from all periods of human history, Istanbul is not only one of the world's most fascinating places, it's also one of its most mesmerising.
Day 3 Gallipoli Peninsula
The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.
Days 4-5 Ayvalik (May-September)
With a picturesque harbour facing the Aegean Sea, relaxed waterside cafes, hills of olive groves and nearby idyllic islands, Ayvalik exudes Turkish charm.
Day 6 Selcuk
Selcuk's claim to fame is its proximity to the amazing ruins of Ephesus, although it has its own charm with its orchards, forests and strong cultural roots.
Day 7 Pamukkale
The arresting cascade of travertines and nearby hot springs have attracted visitors to Pamukkale since ancient times.
Days 8-10 Antalya
With cobblestone streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-style buildings, Antalya's Old Town lies along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and looks on to picturesque mountains.