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.
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Feast your eyes on Turkey's most spectacular and surreal sights, from the 'Cotton Castle' of Pamukkale to the psychedelic rockscapes of Cappadocia
Enjoy a local lunch while sailing the Kekova islands. Spot underwater cities from above, then spend the afternoon snorkelling
Your exploration of Derinkuyu is a walking tour with a twist. This astounding ancient city extends some 60 metres underground
Forget about Greece or Italy – bliss out on the beaches of Fethiye. Here are some of the bluest waters you will find
Pay your respects to the fallen at Gallipoli, a moving and educational experience regardless of your age or background
This trip covers a lot in two weeks, so there are some long travel days (especially Day 6 and Day 13). All travel is in comfortable air-conditioned private and public buses; stops are frequent and the scenery is superb. We believe this is the best way to really see a country like Turkey and experience the diverse landscapes.
Much of the travel is on public buses, which not only minimises the carbon footprint, but also provides opportunities to interact with the locals. You will be pleasantly surprised that most Turkish buses have Wi-Fi and serve coffee and cake!
You will need sturdy walking shoes, a hat, some sunscreen and a day pack to explore some of the historical sites. All site tours are guided but you can wander at your own pace if your prefer.
Anzac Cove can get quite cool in the months of April and October. Bring a wind-proof jacket if you can.
The weather can be warmer in July and August, but this is the best time to enjoy the clear waters of the Mediterranean, and our activities will be timed to miss the heat of the day.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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An airport arrival transfer is included from Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. If arriving in to Sabiha Gocken Airport, an arrival transfer is available at additional cost.
An optional single supplement is available on this trip. Please refer to your booking agent for further information. Please note: single supplement rooms are smaller than double or twin rooms.
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Turkey before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Turkey Encompassed trips score an average of 4.92 out of 5 based on 49 reviews in the last year.
Having only ever travelled alone or with friends and family I never thought I would 'do a tour' .. but thanks to Intrepid I'm a total convert! Such a warm and welcoming country and a wonderful group of people to experience it with. From the craziness of Istanbul to serene Cappadocia, the startling blue of the Mediterranean waters in lush and beautiful Kas and Antalya to the beautiful and traditional Beypazari and conservative Konya, the delights of historical Ephesus and the emotion filled visit to Gallipoli, our Turkey Encompassed tour had it all. The people I met on the tour were a delight, the history fascinating, the time on the bus relaxing and informative and Salih our tour leader exceeded all expectations. If you have every wanted to see Turkey I highly recommend this tour!
Review submitted 18 Sep 2017
If you're thinking of going to Turkey- go! It is amazing country with such a rich, interesting history. I felt very safe travelling there and found the Turkish people to be very friendly. Turkey encompassed tour covered a lot of ground but I did not feel we spent to much time in the bus, there was enough free time to go exploring alone if I wanted. Our guide was outstanding and so well informed on many aspects of turkey. I would highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 11 Sep 2017