15 days,Istanbul to Istanbul

Discover historic cities and extraordinary scenery, get cultured in local villages, relax on an overnight boat trip, explore the bustling streets of Istanbul.

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White cliff waterfalls and the glimmering Blue Mosque, experience the best of Turkey's historical highlights and natural wonders in one incredible tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre underground cities and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Stick to public bus and budget accommodation, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals. From the ancient Roman streets of Ephesus to bustling bazaars, follow your curiosity and spend 15 days discovering the culture and natural beauty of this fascinating region.

What's Included

  • Orientation walk of Istanbul
  • Dinner with a local family in Cappadocia
  • Overnight boat trip with dinner (Aegean Sea)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 12 breakfasts, 2 dinners. (Allow USD285-375 for meals not included)
  • Public bus, boat
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.
  • Simple hotels (11 nts), overnight buses (2 nts), boat (1 nt, multi-share, Nov-Apr spent in a hotel).

Day 1Istanbul

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Istanbul/Göreme(1B)

View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by overnight bus to Cappadocia.

Day 3Göreme

Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Consider an early morning hot air balloon trip.

Day 4Göreme(1B, 1D)

Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia.

Day 5Göreme/Antalya(1B)

Enjoy more free time to explore beautiful Cappadocia. Overnight bus to Antalya.

Day 6Antalya/Olympos(1B)

Travel to the village of Olympos on the Mediterranean coast. Relax and enjoy the beaches of Olympos. Set off on a walk to see the flames of Mount Olympos at night.

Day 7Olympos/Kekova(1D)

Continue to the beautiful coastal village of Kekova where we board our boat for an unforgettable night at sea.

Day 8Kekova/Dalyan(1B)

Back on land at Ucagiz, travel up to the charming Dalyan—hit the mud baths, or swim and chill out at the beach.

Day 9Dalyan(1B)

Enjoy free time to hit the mud baths, explore more of the area or just chill out.

Day 10Dalyan/Pamukkale(1B)

Enjoy free time to visit the beautiful white cliffs of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient site of Hierapolis.

Day 11Pamukkale/Selçuk(1B)

Head back to the coastal town of Selçuk and check out the sights.

Day 12Selçuk(1B)

Enjoy free time for optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.

Day 13Selçuk/Çanakkale(1B)

Travel north, then opt to visit Troy and Gallipoli.

Day 14Çanakkale/Istanbul(1B)

Back to the big city for one last night with the group.

Day 15Istanbul(1B)

Depart at any time.

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