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8 Days | Discover a place of fairy-tale landscapes, incredible history and tantalizing cuisines.

5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
EUR €3,440
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From otherworldly landscapes to glistening seaside towns and a healthy mix of architectural jewels and fascinating cultural sites – this is the best of Turkey. This 8-day Premium journey has been carefully crafted to show you the best spots in the most efficient timeframe; with fewer travel days so you’ve got more time to explore the places you visit. Begin the adventure in the great city of Istanbul, before making your way to Kusadasi and finally finishing in Cappadocia. You’ll marvel at the world-famous mosques in Istanbul, walk in the footsteps of ancient rulers in archaeological sites like Pergamon and Ephesus and see (almost) every inch of Cappadocia, from subterranean cities to incredible cave hotels.

Trip overview

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Istanbul, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 61.82 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Cruise the Bosphorus Strait, which separates Europe and Asia, on a private yacht and marvel at the Istanbul skyline and incredible artisan palaces, mansions and historic monuments at shore.
  • Walk in the footsteps of ancient emperors and explore extraordinary archaeological sites of Pergamon and Ephesus.
  • Discover the flavours of Turkey, tuck into a traditional home-cooked meal in Cappadocia and get tips from a BBC-presenter chef during a cooking class in Kusadasi.
  • Experience an exclusive carpet weaving demonstration at a social enterprise that’s keeping tradition alive and providing employment for local women.
  • From subterranean cities to whimsical fairy chimneys and incredible cave accommodation, this trip features some of the best experiences in Cappadocia.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.


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7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


Private vehicle, Boat, Plane


Comfortable hotel (5 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Istanbul - Welcome Dinner
  • Istanbul - Welcome Meeting
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque Visit
  • Istanbul - Orientation Walk
  • Istanbul - Private Bosphorus Cruise
  • Pergamon - Ancient City Visit & Cable Car
  • Ephesus - Archaeological site visit
  • Kusadasi - Sultanköy Carpet Demonstration & Picnic Lunch
  • Kusadasi - Cooking Class
  • Izmir - Flight to Kayseri
  • Cappadocia - Home-cooked lunch
  • Cappadocia - Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Cappadocia - Panoramic Sights Tour
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Farewell Dinner
  • Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley Hike
Add on activities
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irine (Excluding Harem) - TRY750
  • Istanbul - Ebru Marbling Workshop - TRY330
  • Optional: Hot Air Balloon Ride - EUR300

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room?on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip?and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.?
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 8kg for carry on. You can store excess luggage at the start point hotel.

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5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
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Annahid · Traveled July 2023
This trip exceeded all expectations with wonderful hotels, amazing meals and the perfect destinations and historical information. Our tour guide was amazing. Can’t recommend enough.
Review submitted 15 Jul 2023

Karemie · Traveled June 2023
Absolutely loved this tour. It was my first time in Turkey & it was a great way to immerse myself without being overwhelmed with a great guide (Soner) and with having wonderful accommodation. Well balanced with a lot of information based in history, archaeology, art & architecture as well as some free time & a great selection of restaurants & cultural experiences. While you are ‘on the go’ for a few days they are absolutely worth it.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2023

Anderson · Traveled June 2023
This trip was fantastic! Soner - 'Sonny' - our guide went above and beyond to ensure we had the richest experience of Turkey that we possibly could. The itinerary packed in a lot of sight seeing, experiences and optional extras within a short period of time. Whilst the modes of transport and noteworthy accommodation ensure you are able to fully appreciate and enjoy your time in Turkey. My only regret is that I wasn't there longer!
Review submitted 28 Jun 2023

Daniel · Traveled May 2023
Premium Turkey with Intrepid changed my perception of what a great vacation can be. Can’t recommend it enough. Trust me: don’t think, just do it. You’ll be grateful you did.
Review submitted 20 May 2023

Katherine · Traveled May 2023
Please go on this trip. The itinerary is well though through and locations are wonderful. Our guide Can was so knowledgeable and thoughtful. He made the trip an absolute delight
Review submitted 20 May 2023
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