Local Insider - Culture Trip's Guide to Majestic Turkey

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Turkey has proven to be one of our most popular destinations since we launched our curated, small group trips and its easy to see why. From the bazaars of Istanbul to the beautiful beaches of Antalya, the country sits on the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. Here’s a fascinating look at what Onur – our Local Insider on the ground – has lined up for you.

Culture Trip’s CEO Ana Jakimovska has visited Turkey a number of times, and has fallen in love with the country. Experienced traveller Onur first started with guided walking tours and has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Using all the experience he has gained over the last two decades, Onur has helped us put together a Majestic Turkey itinerary which includes popular highlights and hidden gems.

Onur is a genuine expert on all things Turkey

“We start in Istanbul, where two continents meet. It’s a big vibrant city and it gives you a good chance to see both the history and the modern side of Turkey. It’s a unique start”, Onur explains.

“Then we go further inland to the capital, Ankara, for a different side of the country. And then we go to one of my real highlights – Cappadocia is both culturally and geographically very special. It is breathtaking.”

With three nights in Cappadocia, Onur tells us that he feels like the Culture Trip itinerary is one that lets you absorb and digest the places you visit, unlike many other tours.

Other highlights from our Majestic Turkey trip include

An overland journey across Turkey, stopping at key historical sites
Seize the opportunity for a Cappadocia hot-air balloon ride
Hike through the Red and Rose valleys
Go river rafting in the Koprulu Canyon National Park
Swim in the turquoise waters off the sunny Antalya coast

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

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