Turkey Highlights

12/06/2022 through 12/18/2024
12/06/2022 through 12/21/2024
Intrepid Travel

Turkey Highlights

This journey packs a mighty punch in just eight days. Start in Istanbul and marvel at the Blue Mosque before navigating the warrens of the Grand Bazaar. Then, discover Gallipoli on a guided tour that will teach you about the significant events that took place in this area. Travel to the Aegean Sea to soak up sun, salt and history in Kusadasi with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. Catch the overnight train to Central Anatolia and the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia, where hot air balloons dot the skyline and dwellings are cut into the cliffs, then finish back in Istanbul, the long-lived metropolis where East meets West.

Activities

  • Istanbul – Old City Walking Tour (Half Day)
  • Gallipoli – Fully guided Gallipoli tour & visit to the Commonwealth graveyards
  • Sirince – Village Visit and Fruit wine tasting
  • Troy – Archaeological site visit
  • Selcuk – Isa Bey Camii
  • Ephesus – Archaeological site visit
  • Selcuk – Artemis Temple Visit
  • Selcuk – Gozleme making demonstration and lunch
  • Cappadocia – Kaymakli Underground City
  • Cappadocia – Valley walk
  • Goreme – Dinner at Cappadocian Family House

Highlights

  • This short but sweet trip packs a punch with visits to Istanbul, Canakkale, Cappadocia and Ephesus while still leaving plenty of time to relax.
  • Discover the incredible ancient and modern history of Turkey as you explore thousands of years of history hidden within the remarkable ruins of Ephesus and discover Gallipoli on a guided tour that will teach you about the significant events that took place in this area.
  • Taste local fruit wines in one of the best-preserved Greek Ottoman villages in the country. Get to know the friendly locals with a Gozleme making demonstration and a home-made lunch at a local family in Cappadocia.
  • Travel and stay a little differently – and come home with memories to last a lifetime – from taking local buses and trains, to staying in one of the cave hotels that Cappadocia is famed for.
  • Discover the back streets and vibrant local markets of Istanbul with your expert guide, find hidden hotspots and local hangouts that you won’t find in the guidebooks.

Itinerary

Day 1 Istanbul
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Day 2 Canakkale
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Day 3 Kusadasi
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Day 4 Ephesus/Overnight Train
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Day 5 Konya / Cappadocia
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Day 6 Cappadocia
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Day 7 Cappadocia to Istanbul
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Day 8 Istanbul
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