Treasures of Turkey

From the streets of Istanbul to the summit of Mt Nemrut, treasures of history, nature, culture and cuisine are just waiting to be discovered on this tour of Turkey.

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Behold the treasures of Turkey on this all-encompassing Turkish tour.

Move seamlessly between the modern and the ancient on this incredible tour through some of Turkey’s most awe-inspiring places. Experience culture and architecture like no other in Istanbul, marvel at the mind-blowing landscapes of Goreme, step back into ancient times at Mardin and enjoy the warm welcome and unparalleled hospitality of the Turkish people every step of the way. Whether its remarkable architecture, ancient wonders, enchanting culture or unbelievable landscapes you are after, this exceptional tour of Turkey won’t disappoint.

  • Contrast beauty and the horror at Gallipoli
  • Cruise the azure waters surrounding charming Ayvalik
  • Discover hidden gems on a walking tour of Istanbul
  • Marvel at the rock-hewn churches of Goreme’s Open-Air Museum
  • See giant stone heads litter the summit of Mt Nemrut
  • Step back in time at Sanliurfa’s ancient bazaar
  • Understand the centuries of attraction to the cascading travertines of Pamukkale
  • Wander the impressive ruins of Ephesus near Selcuk

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Finish:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (11 nts), Pension (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Dolmus, Ferry, Gulet, Plane, Private minibus, Van
  • Included activities:

    Boat trip, Dinner at homestay in Haci Yusuf, Goreme - Carpet shop visit & demonstration, Goreme - Home-cooked dinner, Goreme - Valley walk, Guided Tour of Gallipoli Peninsula, Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour, Mardin Orientation walk, Meal with local Family, Mt Nemrut, Orientation walk Antalya, Orientation walk Goreme, Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park, Sanli Urfa Orientation walk, Selcuk - Ephesus Archaeological site, Termessos, Underground City

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    625kg pp per trip
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Days 1-2 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 3 Gallipoli Peninsula

The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.

Days 4-5 Ayvalik (May-September)

With a picturesque harbour facing the Aegean Sea, relaxed waterside cafes, hills of olive groves and nearby idyllic islands, Ayvalik exudes Turkish charm.

Day 6 Selcuk

Selcuk's claim to fame is its proximity to the amazing ruins of Ephesus, although it has its own charm with its orchards, forests and strong cultural roots.

Day 7 Pamukkale

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

Days 8-10 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 11-13 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 14 Mt Nemrut

Mt Nemrut’s unique summit is littered with enormous statues from the first century BC, many of them beheaded gods of long ago.

Day 15 Homestay

Enjoy a homestay and a home-cooked feast with a traditional Turkish family near the village of Hilvan.

Day 16 Sanliurfa

Steeped in history and famous for its unique cuisine, Sanliurfa is a magical city that blends ancient traditions with modern-day life.

Day 17 Mardin

Overlooking the Mesopotamian plains of Syria, Mardin is an ancient town coloured by Arabic-style sandstone buildings.

Days 18-19 Istanbul

The wonderful city of Istanbul has an incredibly rich history, amazing array of architectural styles, a delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, fascinating culture and oodles of style.
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