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Best of Turkey

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Best of Turkey

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.

Activities
  • Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour
  • Bursa - Dervish Lodge Visit
  • Selcuk - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Ephesus - Archaeological site visit
  • Selcuk - Gozleme making demonstration and lunch
  • Selcuk - Sultankoy Village Carpet Weaving
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis and Travertines National Park
  • Kayakoy - Village visit
  • Lycian Way - Hike from Kayakoy to Oludeniz Beach
  • Kas - Leader led orientation walk
  • Kas - Handicraft market
  • Kas - Handicraft market
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Goreme - Valley walk
Highlights
  • Discover the unique traditions and mysticism of Rumi’s Mevlevi Order at its birthplace of Konya, and watch the devout whirling dervishes act out a hypnotic sema performance in Bursa.
  • Explore thousands of years of history hidden within the remarkable ruins of Ephesus, and have an exclusive tasting of the local produce in the Turkish mountain village of Sirince.
  • Wade through the magical hot springs at Pamukkale and uncover the streets of Hierapolis that Cleopatra once walked with your small group.
  • In Kas, discover a whole new level of relaxation on board a traditional Turkish gulet with an included coastal cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean.
  • With plenty of time to explore the caves churches, underground cities, prehistoric rock formations and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, you’ll be able to choose your own land (or air!) adventure.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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Aug 15, 2022 through
Aug 29, 2022
Aug 11, 2022 7:00 PM
14 Nights from
$1,780.00 (USD)
Per Person
6744526
Aug 01, 2022 through
Aug 08, 2022
Aug 4, 2022 7:00 PM
14 Nights from
$1,750.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7425098
Aug 29, 2022 through
Sep 12, 2022
Aug 25, 2022 7:00 PM
14 Nights from
$1,850.00 (USD)
Per Person
6790656
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Istanbul
2 Bursa
3 Selcuk
4 Selcuk
5 Pamukkale
6 Kayakoy
7 Kayakoy
8 Kas
9 Kas
10 Antalya
11 Konya
12 Goreme
13 Goreme
14 Goreme
15 Istanbul
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.