Europe has always been the destination of choice for those seeking a connection with the history of western culture. Beyond the capital cities and museums hides another Europe vacation opportunity, studded with incredible scenery, quaint villages, quiet coastlines, friendly people and adventurous activities. Europe travel options include some of the world?s greatest treks, walks, bike rides and leisurely sightseeing excursions, which run through landscapes as grand as the Alps, yet as subtle as Tuscany. How about a winter experience in Scandinavia? Or an epic 80+ day tour through a dozen countries? From the turquoise coast of Turkey and medieval capitals of Eastern Europe to Spanish Andalucia, discover the real Europe with the Great Adventure People!
The Best of Turkey (ETBT)
This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques and tea houses.
Highlights: Exploring ancient historic cities, overnighting in a converted Ottoman mansion, discovering ancient Roman ruins and amazing natural scenery, tasting delicious local cuisine, walking through the astonishing white pools of Pamukkale.
Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET)
Spectacular mosques, rustic Armenian churches and towering stone castles reward those willing to get off the beaten path. From ancient mud brick cities to exotic bazaars and the mysterious fallen stone heads at Nemrut Dagi, this 8-day trip is Turkey at its most fascinating. Travel to the land beneath the snow-capped peak of Mt Ararat, the legendary resting place of Noah's Ark, and immerse yourself in the magnificent sights and legendary hospitality of the people in this lesser known, and lesser travelled, region of Turkey.
Highlights: Exploring ancient mud brick cities, bargaining in bazaars, tasting regional specialties, visiting the mysterious stone heads of Mount Nemrut.
Turkish Treasures (ETTTD)
Standing in the heart of Istanbul, you realize just how much history and beauty Turkey has to offer. Marvel at the Byzantine masterpiece of the Aya Sofya and take in the symmetry of the Blue Mosque. Travel across this ancient land and encounter Cappadocia’s incredible fairy chimneys and its otherworldly landscape. Bask in history as you walk through the incredibly preserved Roman ruins of Ephesus. Your handpicked guide will take the hassle out of planning and leave you free to savour the ancient treasures of Turkey.
Highlights: Uncovering your inner archaeologist as you explore ancient ruins with a local expert, Sharing a meal with the locals in rural villages, Walking through the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Being overwhelmed by the beauty of Topkapi Palace