Absolute Turkey

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Absolute Turkey

from £999
Duration: 15 days
Countries: Turkey
Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins, marvel at the landscape of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a family home, relax on a boat trip, live like a local in a Turkish village

Absolute Turkey

This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, 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 you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.


Day 1Istanbul
Arrive at any time.

Day 2Istanbul/Ankara(1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk around Istanbul before moving on to the capital city of Ankara.

Day 3Ankara/Göreme(1B, 1D)
Visit Anitkabir before driving to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Days 4–5Göreme(1B)
Enjoy an included visit to the Open Air Museum before free time to explore this unique region. Opt to see it from above on a hot air balloon ride.

Day 6Göreme/Güneysınır(1B, 1D)
Explore one of the many underground cities in the region. Visit Konya before spending the night in a local Turkish village. Tour the local market and experience a homestay as the guest of a local family.

Day 7Güneysınır/Antalya(1B)
Wander the lovely seaside town of Antalya.

Day 8Antalya/Kekova(1B, 1D)
Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner before sleeping aboard a boat under the stars on the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 9Kekova/Kaş(1B)
Opt for a morning swim and some relaxation before travelling on to Kaş.

Day 10Kaş/Selçuk(1B)
Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis en route to Selçuk.

Day 11Selçuk(1B)
Visit ancient Ephesus. Optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.

Day 12Selçuk/Ayvalık(1B)
Spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. Opt for a boat trip or to visit the beach.

Day 13Ayvalık/Çanakkale(1B)
Visit the ancient city of Troy en route to Çanakkale.

Day 14Çanakkale/Istanbul(1B)
Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine.

Day 15Istanbul(1B)
Depart at any time.

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What's Included

Istanbul city walking tour
Visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum
Traditional dinner with local family (Cappadocia)
Underground city exploration
Village homestay
Overnight boat trip (Aegean sea, weather permitting)
Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk
Ephesus entrance and visit
Ottoman mansion stay
Troy entrance and guided visit
Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
14 breakfasts, 3 dinners. (Allow USD285-375 for meals not included.)
Private air-con van, boat.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
Hotels (12 nts), simple village homestay (1 nt), boat (1 nt, multi-share, hotel stay if inclement weather).

About StudentUniverse

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