Turkey Encompassed Overview

Join a small group adventure to Turkey and see Istanbul's Blue Mosque, the domes of Cappadocia, the exquisite churches of Goreme and cruise the waters off Kekova.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Turkey Encompassed.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Depart on an adventure through the magical landscapes of Turkey

Experience the stunning sights and tantalising tastes of Turkey on this two-week adventure that takes in all the highlights and then some. Become acquainted with illustrious Istanbul, behold landscapes like no other around Cappadocia and sail the all-too-pretty islands off Kekova. Marvel at the ancient ruins of Ephesus, settle in for a spectacular soaking in Pamukkale’s thermal hot springs and reflect on the tragedies and gallantries that took place along Gallipoli’s windswept peninsula. Brimming with history, bustling with progress and bursting with flavour, Turkey intrigues and delights at every turn of this perfectly paced small group adventure.

  • Wind and weave a trail through captivating Istanbul
  • Duck underground for an unusual city tour of Derinkuyu
  • Be treated to a local lunch while sailing around Kekova
  • Bliss out on the beaches of Fethiye
  • Wander through the fairy-like landscape of Cappadocia
  • Walk the deserted streets of Kayakoy’s haunting ghost town
  • Take a dose of history - straight from the horse’s mouth - at legendary Troy
  • Pay your respects to the fallen at Gallipoli

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Finish:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 15
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (13 nts), Pension (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Cruise ship, Van
  • Included activities:

    Aksaray - Ihlara Valley Walk, Anatolian Civil. Museum Visit, Aspendos Ancient City, Gallipoli Visit, Goreme - Open Air Museum, Istanbul - Blue Mosque, Istanbul - City Tour, Kayakoy Ghost Village, Konya - Mevlana Museum, Leader-led orientation walk, Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park, Phaselis Visit, Red Valley Walk in Capadoccia, Selcuk - Ephesus Archaeological site, Troy Visit, Xanthos Visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    506kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. Included arrival transfer applies from Istanbul Ataturk airport (IST) only. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please note that luggage on this trip must be restricted to 1 piece at 20kg per person. Any additional bags can be stored at the start point hotel.

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Day 1 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 2 Ankara

Ankara is located in the heart of Turkey, and is the capital and second largest city.

Days 3-5 Goreme

Sculptured by millenniums of erosion and centuries of human craftsmanship, Goreme is a truly magical place with fairy chimneys, rock-hewn churches and underground cities.

Day 6 Konya

Home to the mesmerising Whirling Dervish sect of Islam, Konya has strong theological roots, remarkable architecture, a historical market district and excellent museums.

Day 7 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.

Days 8-9 Kas

Sloping down the hillside to reach the sea, Kas is a lovely Turkish town with cobblestone streets, quiet cafes, great diving and beautiful bays and beaches.

Day 10 Fethiye

Enjoy the laidback atmosphere of Fethiye and stroll the impressive harbour filled with traditional gulet, fishing boats and cruise boats that day-trip the pretty harbour islands.

Day 11 Pamukkale

The arresting cascade of travertines and nearby hot springs have attracted visitors to Pamukkale since ancient times.

Day 12 Ephesus/Selçuk

Selcuk is our base for discovering Ephesus, former capital of the Eastern Roman empire and the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey.

Day 13 Çannakale

Historian's are still at odds as to whether or not this fable or indeed the battle itself is stuff of lore or reality.

Days 14-15 Istanbul

With 2,944 mosques within the city alone, Istanbul's theological and archeological treasures are wonderful to explore; the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia being two of the more outstanding.
    • 15
    • ERKT
    • Total price tool tip
    • Explorer
    • Comfort