Turkey Encompassed

From £1095 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Experience the stunning sights and tantalising tastes of Turkey on this two-week adventure that takes in all the highlights and then some. Become acquainted with illustrious Istanbul, behold landscapes like no other around Cappadocia, and sail the all-too-pretty islands off Kekova. Marvel at the ancient ruins of Ephesus, settle in for a spectacular soaking in Pamukkale’s thermal hot springs, and reflect on the tragedies and gallantries that took place along Gallipoli’s windswept peninsula. Brimming with history, bustling with progress and bursting with flavour, Turkey intrigues and delights at every turn of this perfectly paced small group adventure.
Essential Info
Starts: Istanbul
Ends: Istanbul
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IERKT
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Turkey
What's Included


14 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included


Private Bus,Boat,Public Bus


Hotel (14 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Feast your eyes on Turkey's most spectacular and surreal sights, from the 'Cotton Castle' of Pamukkale to the psychedelic rockscapes of Cappadocia

•   Enjoy a local lunch while sailing the Kekova islands. Spot underwater cities from above, then spend the afternoon snorkelling

•   Your exploration of Derinkuyu is a walking tour with a twist. This astounding ancient city extends some 60 metres underground

•   Forget about Greece or Italy – bliss out on the beaches of Fethiye. Here are some of the bluest waters you will find

•   Pay your respects to the fallen at Gallipoli, a moving and educational experience regardless of your age or background

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 2nd April 2018
Returning: 16th April 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
2 spaces
Departing: 23rd April 2018
Returning: 7th May 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
1 space
Departing: 7th May 2018
Returning: 21st May 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 21st May 2018
Returning: 4th June 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Fully Booked
Departing: 4th June 2018
Returning: 18th June 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 11th June 2018
Returning: 25th June 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
1 space
Departing: 2nd July 2018
Returning: 16th July 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Fully Booked
Departing: 17th September 2018
Returning: 1st October 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,340pp £1,195pp
Availability: Good
4 spaces
Departing: 24th September 2018
Returning: 8th October 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,340pp £1,095pp
Availability: Good
4 spaces
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Turkey. This adventures kicks off in Istanbul, the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have called home. If arriving at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport (IST) you will be met and transferred to your hotel. If arriving at Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) airport please make your own way to the hotel (unless you have booked a transfer). You have the whole day free to explore the capital until a Welcome Meeting at 6pm – make sure you have all your important documents and details for your leader. Double check with the hotel reception or the noticeboard for meeting confirmations. Until then, maybe get out and explore the frenetic streets of Turkey's crown-jewel metropolis. After the meeting, maybe gather together your new friends and seek out some Turkish cuisine in a street-side cafe. Notes: If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel by early evening, you may wish to arrive a day early, so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please contact the hotel reception. For Monday departures we recommend you visit the magnificent opulence of Topkapi Palace on Day 1 as it is closed on Tuesday.

Additional Activities

Bosphorus Boat Cruise (Public Boat)
25 TRY
Galata Tower
18 TRY
Istanbul - Archaeology Museum
20 TRY
Istanbul - Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
25 TRY
Istanbul - Hagia Sophia
40 TRY
Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
65 TRY
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