Classic: Absolute Turkey: Winter (ETAW)

Countries Visited: Turkey
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 15, avg 10.
    Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 3 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a local family home.

    This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region's hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after youve left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    15 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1IstanbulDay 1 Istanbul
    There are no activities planned until our evening welcome meeting. After the meeting, opt to join your CEO and fellow travellers for dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2AnkaraDay 2 Istanbul/Ankara (1B)
    Enjoy an orientation walk around Istanbul before moving on to the capital city of Ankara. Included Activities: Istanbul Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 3GoremeDay 3 Ankara/Goreme (1B, 1D)
    Visit Anitkabir before transferring to the town of Goreme, the base for exploring Cappadocia. With two and a half days free to explore, there will be plenty of time to tour the area by bike, visit neighbouring villages, trek regional valleys or try a hot air balloon ride. During one of the evenings here, travel to a nearby village and enjoy dinner with a local family. Additional Notes: The local dinner may take place on any night in Goreme based on the familys availability. Included Activities: Anitkabir Visit Dinner with Local Family Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Days 4-5GoremeDays 4-5 Goreme
    Outdoor enthusiasts Hire a bike to get around on two wheels or join your CEO on an optional trekking tour through one of the beautiful valleys of the region. If you want to go further afield, take a local bus to explore nearby villages. Additional Notes: If you pre-booked the Cappadocia hot air balloon ride, you will be flying today (weather permitting). Included Activities: Goreme Open Air Museum Guided Tour Underground City Visit
    Day 6BeysehirDay 6 Goreme/Beysehir (1B, 1D)
    Visit Konya and continue to Beysehir. Visit the Esrefoglu mosque, one of the unique mosques in the country. Included Activities: Catalhoyuk Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
    Day 7AntalyaDay 7 Beysehir/Antalya (1B)
    Arrive at Antalya around lunchtime. With a free afternoon, wander the charming cobbled hillside streets of the district of Kaleici, a great place to stop and have a drink with amazing views of the marina below. For a break from the hustle and bustle, head for the greenery and teashops at one of Antalyas beautiful parks or catch some sun at a nearby beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 8AntalyaDay 8 Antalya (1B)
    Enjoy more time in Antalya to explore.
    Day 9PamukkaleDay 9 Antalya/Pamukkale (1B)
    Passing through fruit orchards on the way to Pamukkale. In the afternoon, visit the famous white cliffs of Pamukkale and the ancient site of Hierapolis, built on top of the white "castle". This UNESCO World Heritage Site is evidence that the hot springs of Pamukkale were used as a spa since the second century BC. Included Activities: Hierapolis and Pamukkale Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
    Day 10SelcukDay 10 Pamukkale/SelCuk (1B)
    Travel to the town of SelCuk. In the afternoon, visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ephesus. Included Activities: Ephesus Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 11SelcukDay 11 SelCuk (1B, 1D)
    Opt to walk to the remains of St Johns Basilica, visit the Mosque of Isa Bey or wander the streets of this vibrant Turkish town. Or catch a local "dolmus" bus to the picturesque village of Sirince (8 km) to sample some local wine or shop for crafts. For dedicated sunseekers, the beach at Pamucaki is also within reach. Late in the afternoon, drive to a nearby village for a local cooking class. Our host will demonstrate some Turkish dishes for everyone to enjoy at the end of the class. Included Activities: Cooking Class
    Day 12BergamaDay 12 SelCuk/Bergama (1B)
    Explore the Acropolis of ancient Pergamon. Visit the G-supported handicraft workshop in Ayvalik, before enjoying free time in the surrounding area. Included Activities: Handicraft Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.25 hour(s))
    Day 13CanakkaleDay 13 Bergama/Canakkale (1B)
    Enjoy a visit to the world-famous city of Troy. After exploring the site, continue to the harbour town of Canakkale, a busy port with a thriving student population. Included Activities: Troy Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 32km) Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))
    Day 14IstanbulDay 14 Canakkale/Istanbul (1B)
    Make an early morning visit to Gallipoli, where thousands gave their lives during WWI in the battle of the same name. Take in the sights and learn the sombre story. Continue on to Istanbul for the opportunity to finish up your sightseeing or get in some last minute shopping. Included Activities: Gallipoli Battlefields Guided Tour Transport: Once in the Gallipoli peninsula, transfer by bus to the Gallipoli battlefields (20 mins). Ferry (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 15IstanbulDay 15 Istanbul (1B)
    Want more time in this intoxicating citys No problem - you can book post-trip accommodation. Inquire at the time of booking.

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    11/04/2017$1,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/23/2017$1,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote

    Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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