Turkey Encompassed

06/21/2023 through 10/27/2024
06/21/2023 through 10/30/2024
Intrepid Travel

Turkey Encompassed

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.


  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Istanbul – Blue Mosque Visit
  • Istanbul – City Tour
  • Beypazari – Yasayan Muze (Living Museum of Beypazari)
  • Cappadocia – Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Cappadocia – Pottery demonstration
  • Cappadocia – Pasabag and Devrent Valley walk
  • Cappadocia – Home-cooked lunch
  • Konya – Mevlana Museum
  • Cappadocia – Kaymakli Underground City
  • Antalya – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Antalya – Kaleici visit
  • Antalya – Antalya Museum
  • Kas – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Kas – Sailing trip with seafood lunch
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis and Travertines National Park
  • Selcuk – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Sirince – Village visit and fruit wine tasting
  • Ephesus – Archaeological site visit
  • Canakkale – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Gallipoli – Battlefields visit


  • Spend three nights staying in the incredible region of Cappadocia, explore the caves, chimneys, and honeycombed terrain of this fascinating place.
  • Discover the iconic sites of Gallipoli, Ephesus, and Pamukkale with your locally-based leader by your side to teach you all about the history and culture intertwined here.
  • Be welcomed into a local cave home and treated to a special home-cooked lunch prepared by your host. Tuck into delicious food and friendly conversations and top off your meal with a bite of traditional Turkish delight.
  • Rub shoulders with friendly locals during a relaxing boat cruise through a series of picturesque islands and enjoy another homemade Turkish lunch with your hosts on board.
  • Marvel at Istanbul’s most revered sites during a guided walk where you’ll discover the 17th century Blue Mosque, and head to the ancient Hippodrome to see intriguing monuments like the Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.


Day 1 Istanbul
Day 2 Beypazari
Day 3 Goreme
Day 4 Goreme
Day 5 Goreme
Day 6 Konya
Day 7 Antalya
Day 8 Kas
Day 9 Kas
Day 10 Pamukkale
Day 11 Selcuk
Day 12 Selcuk
Day 13 Canakkale
Day 14 Istanbul / Gallipoli
Day 15 Istanbul

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