Turkey Family Holiday

10 Days | Explore small towns, large cities and rugged terrain on this family adventure through Turkey’s delights.

4.9 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Join this family adventure through Turkey and witness some of the most incredible archaeological and natural sights in the world. Spend 10 days exploring small towns, large cities and rugged terrain. Begin in the bustle of Istanbul, bike though towns carved into soft volcanic rock in Goreme and walk in a pool built for Cleopatra in Pamukkale on this journey through Turkey’s diverse landscape.

Trip overview

Map of Turkey Family Holiday including Turkey
Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Istanbul, Turkey
Theme
Family
Destinations
Turkey
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2 - Max 16
Trip code
ETFT
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Why you'll love this trip
  • The spectacular and surreal landscape of Cappadocia cannot be exaggerated, and young and old alike will be enchanted by the rock formations, coloured valleys and houses carved into cliffs
  • Get your hands dirty in a cooking class with a local family in Goreme
  • See the impossibly blue natural hot springs of Pamukkale, formed in terrace shaped by high calcium bicarbonate and used as a spa since the 200 BC
  • The kids will be facinated learning how to marble using traditional materials such as earth dyes, horse hair and rose branch brushes in Istanbul
  • Create family memories watching the sunset over the ocean from the ancient amphitheatre in Kas
  • Cruise between islands and islets and marvel at submerged ruins on a relaxing boat trip around Kekova
  • 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’.
  • You'll need walking shoes, hats, sunscreen and a day pack for each member of your family to explore some of the historic sites.
  • Although this trip has a low overall physical rating, there is an included 20 kilometre bike ride around the Cappadocia region on Day 3. If you wish you may skip this and spend the afternoon at leisure.
  • The temperatures in April and October may be a bit cooler than you expect, especially in the evenings. So be sure to pack something warm to wear.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Turkey Family Holiday including Turkey

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Minivan, public bus, train, plane

Accommodation

Hotels (8 nights), Overnight train (1 night)

Activities
  • Istanbul - Orientation Walk
  • Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration
  • Goreme - Cooking Class
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Goreme - Bike Riding
  • Ephesus - Archaeological site visit
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis and Travertines National Park
  • Kas - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Kas - Cruise with lunch
  • Istanbul - Ebru (water marbling)

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Important notes

1. Minimum age: 5 years old. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or legal guardian.
2. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 or younger at the time of travel.
3. This trip starts in Istanbul on Day 1 at 1 pm
4. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Kelly · Traveled August 2023
Fantastic tour, full of cultured activity! Hot air balloon ride was as magical as all the tourist pictures show!
Review submitted 01 Sep 2023

Kim · Traveled August 2023
If you’re thinking about a trip of a lifetime with your kids- then go Turkey! It’s got something for everyone and with Intrepid all the hassle is sorted. Our kids are 8 & 12 and loved it all- cooking, exploring, swimming, ballooning, biking and making the best memories!
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

Alicia · Traveled August 2023
This trip is a very fast-paced journey across a wide variety of destinations in Turkey, from the vibrant city of Istambul to Capadocia, the beach and the spring thermal waters of pakummale. It is an Amazing way to see the country in a short space of time.
Review submitted 17 Aug 2023

Adriana · Traveled August 2023
Amazing trip! Inter Andy is quite full but you can see so much! We had amazing time on our tour, our guide Mate showed us a Turkey which we didn’t see before. Local food, culture and amazing experience. I would highly recommend this trip for families!
Review submitted 15 Aug 2023

Sharon · Traveled April 2023
Having a cooking class with a local family in Capadocia, being on a boat and swimming in the Mediterranean, having lunch and being served grilled fresh fish, were some of the highlights of a fabulous family tour. Our guide was Soner Gul was excellent
Review submitted 13 Apr 2023
Turkey Family Holiday
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EUR €1,950