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From £1045 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Get your Turkish delights on a 15-day Istanbul round-trip adventure. It’s a mix of ancient ruins and modern cities, Islamic mysticism and Ottoman influence, inland discoveries and coastal cruising, and everything in between. Get lost in a traditional sema performance of whirling dervishes in Bursa, unlock the secrets of the ancient city of Ephesus, admire Oludeniz’s Blue Lagoon from high up on a mountain hike, and swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean on a traditional gulet cruise from Kas. From the winding laneways of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to the to the bizarre landscapes of Cappadocia, take the plunge and discover a new way of experiencing Turkey.
Essential Info
Starts: Istanbul
Ends: Istanbul
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IERSI
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Turkey
What's Included

Meals

14 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Private Bus,Public Bus,Train,Dolmus,Gulet,Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (13 nights),Overnight boat (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Be mesmerised by the hypnotic rituals of the devout Whirling Dervishes in their home of Konya

•   Explore thousands of years of history hidden within the remarkable ruins of Ephesus, and taste Turkey in the local produce of the mountain village of Şirince

•   Paddle through the magical healing hot springs at Pamukkale and uncover the streets of Hierapolis that Cleopatra once walked

•   Discover the atmospheric remains of a Ghost Village and trek along the ancient trail of the Lycian Way to a lagoon of unforgettable turquoise

•   Set sail on the Mediterranean – explore sunken cities and hike to a knight’s castle

•   Walk into valleys honeycombed with caves churches, underground cities, prehistoric rock formations and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia

Dates & Availability
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Price
Availability
Departing: 1st Oct 2020
Returning: 15th Oct 2020
£1,285pp
£1,245pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Oct 2020
Returning: 22nd Oct 2020
£1,245pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Oct 2020
Returning: 26th Oct 2020
£1,295pp
G
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 15th Oct 2020
Returning: 29th Oct 2020
£1,245pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Oct 2020
Returning: 5th Nov 2020
£1,340pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Oct 2020
Returning: 9th Nov 2020
£1,340pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Mar 2021
Returning: 5th Apr 2021
£1,255pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Mar 2021
Returning: 8th Apr 2021
£1,300pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Apr 2021
Returning: 15th Apr 2021
£1,300pp
G
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Turkey! Your adventure kicks off in Istanbul – the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have all called home. There’s a welcome meeting planned at 1 pm, where you’ll meet your group leader and fellow travellers. Afterwards, maybe get out and explore the frenetic streets of Turkey's crown-jewel metropolis. Your group leader will take you on a walking tour of the nearby neighbourhoods so you can get your bearings on what’s around. Later on, why not gather together your new pals and seek out some Turkish cuisine in a street-side cafe.
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