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ETAW - Absolute Turkey: Winter

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 Chief Experience Officers (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.

Inclusions

Your G for Good Moment: p(m)adam Visit, Ayvalik Your Local Living Moment: Dinner with Local Family, avusin Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Sel uk
Istanbul walking tour
Visit to the G reme Open Air Museum
Guided walk in a valley with Underground City exploration
Traditional dinner with local family (Cappadocia)
Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk
Ephesus entrance and visit
Cooking class in a nearby village
Troy entrance and guided visit
Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $1,519
Start Location
Istanbul, Turkey
End Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
15 Dec 201829 Dec 20183AUD $1,899
12 Jan 201926 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,519 
16 Feb 201902 Mar 201910AUD $1,519
16 Mar 201930 Mar 201914AUD $1,899
16 Nov 201930 Nov 201910AUD $1,899
30 Nov 201914 Dec 201915AUD $1,899
14 Dec 201928 Dec 201915AUD $1,899
21 Dec 201904 Jan 202015AUD $1,899
11 Jan 202025 Jan 202015AUD $1,899
15 Feb 202029 Feb 202015AUD $1,899
14 Mar 202028 Mar 202015AUD $1,899
14 Nov 202028 Nov 202015AUD $1,899
12 Dec 202026 Dec 202015AUD $1,899
19 Dec 202002 Jan 202115AUD $1,899
ItineraryExpand
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.
Day 3 - Bolu/G reme
Visit Anitkabir before driving to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Day 4 - G reme
Enjoy an included visit to the G reme 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.
Day 5 - G reme
Enjoy an included visit to the G reme 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.
Day 6 - G reme/Konya
Visit Konya and continue to Beysehir. Visit the Esrefoglu mosque, one of the unique mosques in the country.
Day 7 - Konya/Antalya
Wander the streets of the 'white city' and opt to visit the Catalina Convent.
Day 8 - Antalya
Enjoy more time in Antalya to explore.
Day 9 - Antalya/Pamukkale
Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis.
Day 10 - Pamukkale/Sel uk
Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ephesus.
Day 11 - Sel uk
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 caf s of this vibrant Turkish town. Enjoy a cooking class in a nearby village in the afternoon.
Day 12 - Sel uk/Bergama
Travel to the market town of Bergama, and explore the Acropolis of ancient Pergamon.
Day 13 - Bergama/ anakkale
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 anakkale.
Day 14 - anakkale/Istanbul
Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine.
Day 15 - Istanbul
Depart at any time.