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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 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 $1,750
Start Location
Istanbul, Turkey
End Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201810 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
03 Jun 201817 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
10 Jun 201824 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
17 Jun 201801 Jul 20181AUD $2,059
24 Jun 201808 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
01 Jul 201815 Jul 20186AUD $2,059
08 Jul 201822 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
15 Jul 201829 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
22 Jul 201805 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
29 Jul 201812 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
05 Aug 201819 Aug 201813AUD $1,750
12 Aug 201826 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
19 Aug 201802 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
26 Aug 201809 Sep 20185AUD $1,750
02 Sep 201816 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
09 Sep 201823 Sep 201815AUD $2,099
16 Sep 201830 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
23 Sep 201807 Oct 20182AUD $2,099
30 Sep 201814 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
07 Oct 201821 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
14 Oct 201828 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,750 
21 Oct 201804 Nov 201815AUD $1,999
10 Mar 201924 Mar 201915AUD $1,999
24 Mar 201907 Apr 201915AUD $1,999
07 Apr 201921 Apr 201915AUD $1,999
21 Apr 201905 May 201915AUD $1,999
12 May 201926 May 201914AUD $2,099
26 May 201909 Jun 201915AUD $2,099
16 Jun 201930 Jun 201915AUD $2,059
30 Jun 201914 Jul 201915AUD $2,059
21 Jul 201904 Aug 201915AUD $2,059
04 Aug 201918 Aug 201915AUD $2,059
25 Aug 201908 Sep 201915AUD $2,059
08 Sep 201922 Sep 201915AUD $2,099
22 Sep 201906 Oct 201915AUD $2,099
06 Oct 201920 Oct 201915AUD $1,999
20 Oct 201903 Nov 201915AUD $1,999
Itinerary
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/G reme
Drive 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 enjoy a spell-binding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.
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 enjoy a spell-binding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.
Day 6 - G reme/G neysinir
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 - G neysinir/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.