Turkey Encompassed Itinerary

Join a small group adventure to Turkey and see Istanbul's Blue Mosque, the domes of Cappadocia, the exquisite churches of Goreme and cruise the waters off Kekova.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Turkey Encompassed.
Cappadocia hot air balloons, Turkey

Istanbul Mosque, Turkey

Fethiye Island, Turkey

Antalya harbour, Turkey

Day 1 Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and get to know this fascinating city on your own terms before meeting up with your group and trip leader in the evening.
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Day 2 Ankara

Head out on a guided morning walk of Istanbul’s Old Town that takes in the resplendent Blue Mosque. Later, drive to the country’s capital, Ankara.
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Days 3-5 Goreme

The next three days are dedicated to exploring the domed, rock-hewn dwellings and chapels dotting the landscape and learning about the region’s local traditions and handicrafts. For the ultimate vantage point of this make-believe landscape, join an optional sunrise hot air balloon flight.
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Day 6 Konya

Get a taste of traditional village life on a walk through the Ihlara Valley.
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Day 7 Antalya

Stop in at the mausoleum of Mevlana, founder of the Whirling Dervish order, en route to Antalya – Turkey’s premier coastal tourist destination.
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Days 8-9 Kas

Amble among the ancient ruins of Phaselis, a Lycian trading city founded in the seventh century BC. Soak up the area’s serene natural beauty before continuing on to the charming fishing village of Kas. Cruise out into the deep blue Mediterranean yonder, visiting the island hamlets of Ucagiz and Simena.
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Day 10 Fethiye

Ponder the past of desolated Kayakoy, and pamper the senses in picture perfect Fethiye.
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Day 11 Pamukkale

Take a restorative dip in the thermal hot springs of Pamukkale before visiting the ethereal travertines, Turkey’s most surreal natural phenomenon.
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Day 12 Ephesus/Selçuk

Admire the astonishingly well preserved Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus and learn what life was like during this empire’s reign.
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Day 13 Çannakale

Come face-to-face with myth and legend on an exploratory tour of Troy. Then relax in the water-side town of Canakkale.
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Days 14-15 Istanbul

Wander the sombre grounds of Gallipoli and be moved by the relentless courage and epic tragedy that was the culmination of so many young lives. Return to Istanbul for a final night in this fascinating city before this trip comes to an end.
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