Visit ancient ruins and pristine beaches on a family tour of Turkey.

See the best that Turkey has to offer on an enlightening adventure through one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. See where East meets West and get caught up in the contrasting colours and cultures of Istanbul. Marvel at Cappadocia's natural beauty on a walking tour, uncover underground cities, discover historic Ephesus and head down to the coast to relax and enjoy Turkey's great beaches. There really is something for everyone on this one-of-a-kind family adventure.

Istanbul, Turkey
Kas, Turkey
Explorer, Family
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 6
Group size
Min 5, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


  • See a collision of Eastern and Western culture in Istanbul
  • Get an up close look at the striking Blue Mosque
  • Discover an underground city in Cappadocia
  • Take a stroll around the incredible ruins of Ephesus
  • Learn about the goddess of love at the temple of Aphrodite
  • See mother nature's finest work on display at Pamukkale
  • Savour the sea breezes of coastal Fethiye


Arrive in Turkey and explore Istanbul, a city that moulds Eastern and Western culture together to form an energetic and charismatic European hub. Take an exciting tour to get under the skin of this thriving metropolis, from the incredible minarets of The Blue Mosque to the backalleys and bazaars that make daily life in Istanbul hum with life. In the evening, board an overnight train.
Cruise to Cappadocia via Ankara, and discover the mountain scenery and deep valleys of this rugged region. Visit the open air museum in Goreme or, for a truly memorable experience, take an optional hot air balloon at sunrise. Spend some time walking among limestone peaks and into the valleys of Cappadocia before heading below the surface and visiting the incredible underground city of Derinkuyu.
Jump aboard a short flight to Selcuk, a great base for exploring the magnificent ruins of Ephesus. Join a guided tour of this ancient Roman city and learn about a former wonder of the world - the Temple of Artemis. The next day, enjoy free time to relax on the beach or head into the hills to get a glimpse of rural life.
Discover more Roman ruins in Aphrodisias, the home of the gigantic Temple of Aphrodite. From here, it’s off to the travertine terraces of Pamukkale, where whitewater-filled springs will dazzle the eyes and capture the imagination.
Get yet another change of scenery and head for the delightful coastal town of Fethiye. Located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, there are plenty of action-packed activities here to keep the whole family busy. Perhaps traverse the Saklikent Gorge or, depending on the weather, take a boat trip out to the crystal clear waters and white-sand beaches of Butterfly Valley.
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8 breakfasts
Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Public bus
Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • Afrodisias
  • Goreme - Open Air Museum
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Guided walking tour
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park


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Important notes

Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 6.

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