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

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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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

Map of Premium Turkey including Turkey
Start
Istanbul, Turkey
Finish
Cappadocia, Turkey
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Turkey
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ERPI
This trip generates 62 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’.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Turkey including Turkey

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Boat, Plane

Accommodation

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
Activities
  • 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
  • Optional: Daily Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City - Free
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Regular Flight - EUR270
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Deluxe Flight - EUR320

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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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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Cheryl · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 19 Oct 2023

Kristine · Traveled September 2023
I was blown away by all that Türkiye has to offer. In order to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, it pays to go with the convenience and comfort of Intrepid’s Premium tours. I would not have enjoyed it otherwise. Great small group too and our fearless leader Birsen!
Review submitted 08 Oct 2023

Vivianna · Traveled September 2023
It was a wonderful experience with diverse activities and with a fantastic group. I will never forget !
Review submitted 03 Oct 2023

Mike · Traveled September 2023
Intrepid’s tour of Turkey is excellent. Our guide Iskender - who is simply the best - brought us to beautiful sites, shared history and stories with us, kept us well fed with delicious local flavors, and lodged us in excellent accommodations. A terrific experience.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2023

dale · Traveled September 2023
This trip involved some extraordinary places, and out tour guide Eskendar really rounded out our understanding of the background stories and history behind the sites we visited. It was very well organised and we were looked after well. It was also a lot of fun with some nice fellow travellers from different places in the world.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2023
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