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Turkey Uncovered

14 Days | From Turquoise Coast to the chimneys of Cappadocia

4.9 out of 5 based on 55 reviews submitted.
USD $1,427
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See the best of Turkey on this 14-day trip travelling from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Experience cosmopolitan cities, historic battlegrounds, glittering beaches, cities carved from rock and rugged coast. Enjoy an itinerary that takes you to Turkey’s essential destinations, a local leader for insider info and plenty of flexibility and free time to explore at your own pace. With optional excursions to historical sites, abandoned villages and underground cities, you can create the Turkey tour that’s perfect for you.

Trip overview

Map of Turkey Uncovered including Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Goreme, Turkey
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 35.58 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover the Old City of Istanbul on a walking tour that includes the majestic Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Grand Bazaar.
  • Explore Cappadocia’s wild natural rock formations while hiking through valleys, and see incredible stone-carved buildings in Goreme.
  • Board a ‘gulet’ boat for a day on the sea. Cruise over the sunken city around Kekova Island, swim in crystal-clear water and relax on deck.
  • Reflect on battles fought and lives lost with a moving visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula, touring former battlefields and the remains of Turkish trenches.
  • Spend two days exploring the cliffside waterfalls, cobblestone alleyways and ancient ruins of Antalya, a city on the Mediterranean Coast.
  • 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?
  • The weather can be hot in July and August, but this is also the best time to enjoy the clear water of the Mediterranean – don’t forget your swim gear.
  • This trip gives you lots of control over your travels, with some included site visits and lots of choices for your free time.
  • You’ll need walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a daypack for the Gallipoli site visit and the valley walk in Cappadocia. These tours are guided, but you can wander at your own pace if you prefer.


Map of Turkey Uncovered including Turkey



13 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Public Bus, Private Bus, Train, Ferry, Tram


Hotel (11 nights), Pension (1 night), Guest house (1 night)

  • Istanbul - Orientation Walk
  • Gallipoli - Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair
  • Selcuk - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Kekova - Turkish Coast day sailing
  • Konya - Leader led orientation walk
  • Cappadocia - Valley walk
Add on activities
  • Istanbul - Spice Market - Free
  • Istanbul - Hagia Sophia - Free
  • Istanbul - Bosphorus Boat Cruise (Public Boat) - TRY150
  • Istanbul - Galata Tower - TRY650
  • Istanbul - Archaeology Museum - TRY340
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irine (Excluding Harem) - TRY750
  • Istanbul - Turkish Hamam (inc. massage) - EUR100
  • Ephesus - Archaeological site visit - TRY200
  • Ephesus - Terrace Houses entry - TRY170
  • Selcuk - Basilica of St John - TRY100
  • Selcuk - Meryemana (Mary's House) entrance fee - TRY200
  • Pamukkale - Cleopatra Ancient Pool - TRY100
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis and Travertines National Park - TRY200
  • Kayakoy - Village visit - TRY30
  • Antalya - Antalya Museum - TRY200
  • Antalya - Aspendos Ancient City - TRY200
  • Goreme - Whirling dervish performance - EUR30
  • Cappadocia - Goreme - Open Air Museum - TRY300
  • Cappadocia - Derinkuyu Underground City - TRY100
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Regular Flight - EUR300
  • Goreme - Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia Deluxe Flight - EUR410
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City - TRY250

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 in Istanbul.
2. A single supplement is bookable if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Most entrance fees are not included. If you wish to take part in these activities, you pay these fees as you go along.
4. This trip ends on Day 14 in Cappadocia, there is no included transfer back to Istanbul. Overnight buses are readily available for booking and Cappadocia is serviced by two airports, Kayseri and Nevsehir. Additional accommodation is available for pre-booking with your booking agent.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 55 reviews submitted.
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Jolin · Traveled July 2023
It has been a great trip going to so many different places in Turkey. Although the accommodation could have been better, it was good enough considering the price. Our guide, Feyzanur D., was fun, friendly, attentive, and helpful. Everything went smoothly and on time. Many thanks to Fey for leading the tour.
Review submitted 13 Aug 2023

Matthew · Traveled July 2023
Turkey surprised me a lot, the landscapes were hugely variable. Everywhere was beautiful and the people were very nice. The tour was well run with good free time and good included activities
Review submitted 13 Aug 2023

Jihad · Traveled July 2023
ⵣ I was so impressed and I think that this tour is the best way to discover Turkey. I enjoyed every single location we went to. ⵜⴰⵏⵎⵉⵔⵜ !!!
Review submitted 07 Aug 2023

Jade · Traveled July 2023
What an amazing experience offered by the Turkey Uncovered tour - the itinerary covered the major destinations popular among tourists and our tour leader Beykan shared his knowledge and love for Türkiye. I would recommend this tour for those wanting to maximise exposure to Turkey in a small amount of time.
Review submitted 06 Aug 2023

Marisa · Traveled July 2023
Intrepid Travel is an amazing travel company. I have traveled to Peru and Turkey with them and it has being an awesome experience each time. I highly recommend them. Travel with confidence with Intrepid travel . It is fun and safety is their priority!!
Review submitted 04 Aug 2023
Turkey Uncovered
USD $1,427