Best of Turkey

From £970 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Explore the mysterious land of the Ottomans Intrepid-style. Marvel at Mehmet Aga's masterpiece, the Blue Mosque, and bargain for trinkets in Istanbul's massive Grand Bazaar. Try delicious Turkish snacks, be mesmerised by the Whirling Dervishes and discover the underwater treasures of the Mediterranean on a relaxing boat cruise. From the laneways of ancient Ephesus to the bizarre landscapes of Cappadocia - take the plunge and discover a unique travel adventure waiting for you in Turkey.
Essential Info
Starts: Istanbul
Ends: Istanbul
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IERSI
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Turkey
What's Included


11 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
1 Dinners included


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


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

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 5th April 2018
Returning: 19th April 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Fully Booked
Departing: 16th April 2018
Returning: 30th April 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd May 2018
Returning: 17th May 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
1 space
Departing: 7th May 2018
Returning: 21st May 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 7th June 2018
Returning: 21st June 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 14th June 2018
Returning: 28th June 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd July 2018
Returning: 16th July 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th August 2018
Returning: 27th August 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
2 spaces
Departing: 3rd September 2018
Returning: 17th September 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
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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. You welcome meeting commences at 1pm – 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

Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour
Included in Price
Istanbul - Hagia Sophia
40 TRY
Istanbul - Basilica Cistern
20 TRY
Istanbul - Whirling Dervish show
60 TRY
Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
45 TRY
Istanbul - Chora Church
30 TRY
Istanbul - Archaeology Museum
20 TRY
Istanbul - Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
25 TRY
Istanbul - Turkish Hamam (incl. massage)
120 TRY
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