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Tristan didn’t think group travel was for him. Then he tried it.

Say allo to Tristan, a Frenchman in his late twenties who’s done his fair share of backpacking. He’d had his eye on Turkey for a while, but wasn’t wild about sorting out all the do-it-yourself hassles this time around. How did we turn an independent spirit into a group traveller? Easy: We let him try it.

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Tristan didn’t think group travel was for him. Then he tried it.

Say allo to Tristan, a Frenchman in his late twenties who’s done his fair share of backpacking. He’d had his eye on Turkey for a while, but wasn’t wild about sorting out all the do-it-yourself hassles this time around. How did we turn an independent spirit into a group traveller? Easy: We let him try it.

Watch Tristan's story

Going with a group opened up Turkey in a way I wouldn’t have found by myself. I explored an underground city, met with an imam, ate a home-cooked Cappadocian meal, and stayed overnight in a traditional family home, all in a single day. You can’t top access like that.

A history lesson in Cappadocia
Photographer: Jordan Lloyd

Going with a group opened up Turkey in a way I wouldn’t have found by myself. I explored an underground city, met with an imam, ate a home-cooked Cappadocian meal, and stayed overnight in a traditional family home, all in a single day. You can’t top access like that.

A history lesson in Cappadocia
Photographer: Jordan Lloyd

Everything, everywhere, all the time

For experienced travellers like Tristan, the surface stuff just isn’t enough. They want to dig into a place and figure out what makes it tick. That’s the mindset that powers every Classic trip; a solid mix of the highlights you came for and loads of experiences you never even knew you could do, all arranged and handled by a connected local expert.

There were some pretty interesting characters in my group, and it was fun to watch all the different personalities come together. It added a new dimension to travelling.

Making new friends
Photographer: Leonardo Tamburri

There were some pretty interesting characters in my group, and it was fun to watch all the different personalities come together. It added a new dimension to travelling.

Making new friends
Photographer: Leonardo Tamburri

Always in good company

When you travel by yourself, you see things one way. When you travel as part of a group, everything looks different. Tristan’s group featured travellers of different ages, backgrounds, and nationalities; strangers who, by the end of the trip, had become lifelong friends. 

At first, I wasn’t sure which Travel Style would suit me best. Going Classic to start was the best possible introduction to G Adventures and how they travel.

Catching the sunset at the Ephesus Library of Celsus
Photographer: Leonardo Tamburri

At first, I wasn’t sure which Travel Style would suit me best. Going Classic to start was the best possible introduction to G Adventures and how they travel.

Catching the sunset at the Ephesus Library of Celsus
Photographer: Leonardo Tamburri

A whole planet to play with

Tristan and travellers like him choose Classic tours because they offer the widest variety possible, both in terms of destinations and departures, and within the tour itself. Each itinerary is built to deliver an unmatchable balance of must-see highlights, spontaneous situations, insider access, and under-the-radar encounters with local people and culture that you just can’t get on your own.

A little bit of everything (and a whole lot more)

The quintessential G Adventures experience, Classic tours deliver the perfect balance of must-see highlights, cultural exchange, insider access, unbeatable value, and the kind of spontaneous, you-really-had-to-be-there moments that make your trip memorable.