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 tour guides 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 IstanbulArrive at any time.Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul.Day 2 Istanbul/AnkaraEnjoy an orientation walk around Istanbul before moving on to the capital city of Ankara.Meals included: BreakfastDay 3 Ankara/GöremeVisit Anitkabir before driving to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.Meals included: Breakfast | DinnerDays 4–5 GöremeEnjoy an included visit to the Open Air Museum before free time to explore this unique region. Opt to see it from above on a hot air balloon ride.(not included)Meals included: BreakfastDay 6 Göreme/GüneysınırExplore one of the many underground cities in the region. Visit Konya before spending the night in a local Turkish village. Experience a homestay as the guest of a local family.Meals included: Breakfast | DinnerDay 7 Güneysınır/AntalyaWander the lovely seaside town of Antalya.Meals included: BreakfastDay 8 Antalya/KekovaEnjoy a freshly prepared dinner before sleeping aboard a boat under the stars on the Mediterranean Sea.Meals included: Breakfast | DinnerDay 9 Kekova/KaşOpt for a morning swim and some relaxation before traveling on to Kaş.Meals included: BreakfastDay 10 Kaş/SelçukGuided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis en route to Selçuk.Meals included: BreakfastDay 11 SelçukVisit ancient Ephesus. Optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.Meals included: BreakfastDay 12 Selçuk/AyvalıkSpend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. Opt for a boat trip or to visit the beach.Meals included: BreakfastDay 13 Ayvalık/ÇanakkaleVisit the ancient city of Troy en route to Çanakkale.Meals included: BreakfastDay 14 Çanakkale/IstanbulGuided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine.Meals included: BreakfastDay 15 IstanbulDepart at any time.Meals included: Breakfast