Georgia & Turkey Overland Itinerary

Travel to Turkey and Georgia and experience a tour from Istanbul to Tbilisi via Gallipoli, Selcuk, Goreme, Mestia, Gori, Kazbegi and the Tevali Wine Region.

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Colourful Hot Air Balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey

Bright colours and lights of local bazaar, Turkey

Whirling Dervishes of Bursa in action, Turkey

Travellers enjoying a traditional Turkish meal

Mountainside Lycian Tombs of Fethiye, Turkey

Lone Pine Cemetary, Turkey

Welcoming locals from Turkish homestay

Traditional sweets and desert of Turkey

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2

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.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2

Day 6 Gori/Bush camp

Explore the medieval military stronghold of Gori and learn the importance of this historic site.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 7 Kutaisi

Visit Georgia’s beautiful city of Kutaisi and tour the architectural brilliance of the Bagrati Cathedral.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

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?
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Homestay - 1

Day 10 Batumi

Enjoy a Turkish coffee in the resort town of Batumi.
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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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 12 Bush camp

Drive through lunar landscapes and spend the evening camped beneath a bright starry sky.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

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?
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 16 Pamukkale

Tiptoe through Pamukkale's renowned Travertine pools before heading to the Roman baths at the adjacent hot springs of Hierapolis.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 17-18 Selcuk

Travel to Ephesus and learn the secrets of the Roman empire.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

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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