Absolute Turkey 2013
15 days with
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Istanbul/Ankara
Istanbul city orientation walk, transfer to the Turkish capital of Ankara. (1B)
Days 3-5 Cappadocia
Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Option to visit the Göreme Open Air Museum and hike in the Rose Valley. (2B,1D)
Day 6 Konya/Village Stay
Explore one of the many underground cities in the region. Explore Konya before spending the night in a local Turkish village. (1B,1D)
Day 7 Antalya
Explore the lovely seaside town of Antalya. (1B)
Day 8 Uçagiz/Aegean Sea
Enjoy a freshly cooked dinner before sleeping aboard our boat under the stars of the Aegean Sea. (1B,1D)
Day 9 Kas
Enjoy morning swimming and relaxing, transfer to Kas. (1B)
Day 10 Pamukkale
Guided walk of ancient city of Hierapolis and Pamukkale. (1B)
Day 11 Selçuk
Explore ancient Ephesus. Optional visits to the Ephesus Museum, St John's Basilica and the mosque of Isa Bey, as well as the nearby picturesque village of Sirence. (1B)
Day 12 Ayvalik
Spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. Optional boat trips and visits to swimming beaches. (1B)
Day 13 Troy/Çanakkale
Visit to the ancient city of Troy. (1B)
Day 14 Gallipoli/Istanbul
Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries and Lone Pine. (1B)
Day 15 Istanbul
Depart at any time. (1B)
All This Included
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 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.
Istanbul city walking tour, Dinner with local family in Cappadocia, Underground city entrance and tour, Overnight boat trip to Kekova Island, Guided walk and entrance to Simena Castle of Kalekoy, Entrance and guided tour of Pamukkale formations and Hierapolis ruins, Guided tour and entrance to Ephesus ruins, Guided tour and entrance to Troy, Guided walk and entrance to to Gallipoli sites.
13 breakfasts, 3 dinners (Allow USD285-375 for meals not included)
Private air-con van, boat.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Discovering historic cities and exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus
Marvelling at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia
Enjoying dinner in a local family home
Relaxing on an overnight boat trip
Staying in a local village
Hotels (12 nts)
Simple village homestay (1 nt)
Boat (1 nt, multi-share, Nov-March spent in a hotel)
Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10.
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