Georgia & Turkey Overland Overview

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Experience an adventure through Turkey and Georgia from Istanbul to Tbilisi.

Experience an adventure tour of Turkey and Georgia that explores the best of both countries, from Istanbul to Tbilisi, visiting Gallipoli, Selcuk, Goreme, Mestia, Gori, Kazbegi and the Tevali Wine Region. The exquisite architecture and rich tapestry of culture and history will dazzle travellers looking to explore the past. Travel through the beautiful landscapes, past snow-capped peaks and fairytale villages, walk through tranquil countryside, explore unique historical ruins, and discover the magic and mysteries of Turkey and Georgia. Discover why the landscape of Cappadocia cuts such a peculiar silhouette, and share a feast with a family in a traditional homestay. From start to finish, this Overland Adventure from Istanbul to Tbilisi is a treat for all the senses.

  • Discover Georgian homestay hospitality
  • Enjoy a tipple in the Telavi Wine Region
  • Explore the seemingly enchanted chimneys of Goreme
  • Haggle for treats at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
  • Meet the Whirling Dervish in Konya
  • Relive the Odyssey in ancient Troy
  • See the breathtaking Byzantine Monastery of Sumela
  • Uncover the tragic past of Gallipoli

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Finish:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 19
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with facilities) (5 nts), Homestay (6 nts), Hostel (4 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Goreme - Guided Goreme Valley tour, Goreme - Underground city, Gori - Stalin Museum, Guided tour of Ephesus, Guided Tour of Gallipoli Peninsula, Kazbegi - Tsminda Sameba Church, Konya - Mevlana Museum, Kutaisi - Bagrati Cathedral, Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park, Sumela - Monastery, Tbilisi - Guided Old Town tour, Telavi - Shuamta Monastery, Troy guided tour, Uplistsikhe theatre and caves, Wine tasting at Tsinandali Winery

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    609kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Day 1 Tbilisi

Travel to Tbilisi, the jewel in Georgia’s architectural crown. Enjoy a guided walk through the Old Town or spend free time wandering through the Byzantine fortresses and cathedrals.

Days 2-3 Telavi Wine Region

Georgia's Telavi Wine Region is the oldest wine producing region in the world. Visit the historic Tsindali Winery and become familiar with the local specialties.

Days 4-5 Kazbegi

Travel to Kazbegi and relax amongst the hospitality of your Georgian hosts in a traditional homestay. Rise early for a jaunt on foot through the countryside to visit the Tsminda Sameba Church.

Day 6 Gori/Bush camp

Explore the medieval military stronghold of Gori and learn the importance of this historic site.

Day 7 Kutaisi

Visit Georgia’s beautiful city of Kutaisi and tour the architectural brilliance of the Bagrati Cathedral.

Days 8-9 Mestia

Dig in to a locally prepared feast at a traditional homestay, why not spend a day conquering the hike across the Chalato Glacier?

Day 10 Batumi

Enjoy a Turkish coffee in the resort town of Batumi.

Day 11 Sumela/Trabzon

Pay a visit to the breathtaking Byzantine Monastery of Sumela. Hike the streets that cling to the steep mountainsides, or feast on fresh seafood in Trabzon on the Black Sea coast.

Day 12 Bush camp

Drive through lunar landscapes and spend the evening camped beneath a bright starry sky.

Days 13-14 Goreme

The quirky, honeycombed, volcanic rock that rises from the ground in peculiar cone-shapes in Goreme are an infamous silhouette in the heart of Cappadocia. Why not take to the skies in a hot-air balloon for a unique vista?

Day 15 Konya

Travel to Turkey’s secret city of Konya, which is intertwined with the Whirling Dervish sect of Islam and the mesmerising religious dance it is famous for.

Day 16 Pamukkale

Tiptoe through Pamukkale's renowned Travertine pools before heading to the Roman baths at the adjacent hot springs of Hierapolis.

Days 17-18 Selcuk

Travel to Ephesus and learn the secrets of the Roman empire.

Day 19 Eceabat/Gallipoli

Explore the remains of Turkey’s famous mythological gem of Troy. The town of Eceabat becomes the base from which to explore Gallipoli's morbid past.

Days 20-21 Istanbul

Walk through the only city in the world that spans two continents. Haggle for a bargain at the Grand Bazaar or soak up the eclectic vibe over a smooth Turkish coffee.
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