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ETAT - 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 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

G Adventures for Good: G neysinir Community Park , G neysinir G Adventures for Good: p(m)adam Visit, Ayvalik Local Living: Dinner with Local Family, avusin Local Living: Turkish Village Homestay, G neysinir
Istanbul city walking tour
Visit to the G reme Open Air Museum
Underground city exploration
Overnight boat trip (Mediterranean 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
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $1,999
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
10 Mar 201924 Mar 201913AUD $1,999
24 Mar 201907 Apr 201913AUD $1,999
07 Apr 201921 Apr 20199AUD $1,999
21 Apr 201905 May 201913AUD $1,999
12 May 201926 May 201913AUD $2,099
26 May 201909 Jun 201913AUD $2,099
16 Jun 201930 Jun 201914AUD $2,059
30 Jun 201914 Jul 201913AUD $2,059
21 Jul 201904 Aug 201911AUD $2,059
04 Aug 201918 Aug 201915AUD $2,059
25 Aug 201908 Sep 201914AUD $2,059
08 Sep 201922 Sep 20199AUD $2,099
22 Sep 201906 Oct 201915AUD $2,099
06 Oct 201920 Oct 201915AUD $1,999
20 Oct 201903 Nov 201915AUD $1,999
08 Mar 202022 Mar 202015AUD $1,999
22 Mar 202005 Apr 202015AUD $1,999
05 Apr 202019 Apr 202015AUD $1,999
19 Apr 202003 May 202015AUD $1,999
10 May 202024 May 202015AUD $2,099
24 May 202007 Jun 202015AUD $2,099
14 Jun 202028 Jun 202015AUD $2,059
28 Jun 202012 Jul 202015AUD $2,059
19 Jul 202002 Aug 202015AUD $2,059
02 Aug 202016 Aug 202015AUD $2,059
23 Aug 202006 Sep 202015AUD $2,059
06 Sep 202020 Sep 202015AUD $2,099
20 Sep 202004 Oct 202015AUD $2,099
04 Oct 202018 Oct 202015AUD $1,999
18 Oct 202001 Nov 202015AUD $1,999
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Istanbul/Bolu
Enjoy an orientation walk around Istanbul before moving on to the city of Bolu.
Day 3 - Bolu/Cappadocia
Drive to the Cappadocia region. Enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Day 4 - Cappadocia
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 enjoy a spell-binding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.
Day 5 - Cappadocia
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 enjoy a spell-binding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.
Day 6 - Cappadocia/Konya
Explore one of the many underground cities in the region. Visit Konya before spending the night in a local Turkish village. Visit a community park and cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. Experience a homestay as the guest of a local family.
Day 7 - Konya/Antalya
Wander the lovely seaside town of Antalya.
Day 8 - Antalya/Kekova
Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner before sleeping aboard a boat under the stars on the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 9 - Kekova/Kas
Opt for a morning swim and some relaxation before travelling on to Kas.
Day 10 - Kas/Sel uk
Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis en route to Sel uk.
Day 11 - Sel uk
Visit ancient Ephesus. Optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Sirince.
Day 12 - Sel uk/Ayvalik
Spend the night in a converted Ottoman mansion. Visit the G-supported handicraft workshop during an orientation walk of Ayvalik, before enjoying free time in the surrounding area or opting for a boat trip or visit to the beach.
Day 13 - Ayvalik/ anakkale
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.