Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying to otherworldly Cappadocia. Our local guides will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you’ve left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.

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Experience the bustling bazaars of Istanbul

Visit the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale

Explore the palaces and mosques of Istanbul

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Day 1

Istanbul

Arrive at any time.

Day 2

Istanbul - Bolu

Enjoy an orientation walk around Istanbul before moving on to the small, but vibrant town of Bolu. (B)

Day 3

Bolu - Göreme

Visit Anitkabir before driving to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family. (B)(D)

Day 4

Göreme

Enjoy an included visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum before free time to explore this unique region. Opt to see it from above on a hot air balloon ride, or witness a spellbinding Whirling Dervishes ceremony. Enjoy a guided walk through the valley with a visit to an underground city. (B)

Day 5

Göreme

Please see day 4 for today's itinerary. (B)

Day 6

Göreme - Konya

Visit Konya and continue to Beyşehir. Visit the Esrefoglu mosque, one of the unique mosques in the country. (B)(D)

Day 7

Konya - Antalya

Wander the cobbled streets of the old harbour. (B)

Day 8

Antalya

Enjoy more time in Antalya to explore. (B)

Day 9

Antalya - Pamukkale

Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis. (B)

Day 10

Pamukkale - Selçuk

Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ephesus. (B)

Day 11

Selçuk

Free time to walk up to the remains of St John's Basilica, visit the mosque of Isa Bey or just wander the streets and cafés of this vibrant Turkish town. Enjoy a cooking class in a nearby village in the afternoon. (B)(D)

Day 12

Selçuk - Bergama

Travel to the market town of Bergama, and explore the Acropolis of ancient Pergamon. (B)

Day 13

Bergama - Çanakkale

Visit the G-supported handicraft workshop in Ayvalik, before enjoying free time in the surrounding area. Visit the ancient city of Troy en route to Çanakkale. (B)

Day 14

Çanakkale - Istanbul

Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine. (B)

Day 15

Istanbul

Depart at any time. (B)

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