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From Istanbul to Antalya: the Ultimate Turkey ItineraryDiscover Turkey’s vibrant bazaars, rocky valleys and beach resorts via land, sea and air.
Starts AtIstanbul
Ends AtAntalya
Duration12 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Starts AtIstanbul
Ends AtAntalya
Duration12 days
Group SizeMaximum 18
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
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About Your Trip

Ever dreamt of gliding over Cappadocia in a hot-air balloon? Or getting lost in the Grand Bazaar? On this 12-day journey through Turkey, you’ll do precisely that, and then some. Your adventure begins where two continents collide in a glorious explosion of colour: Istanbul. After discovering the beauty of this cosmopolitan city, you’ll venture out to the traditional capital Ankara and the curious troglodyte dwellings of Cappadocia, plus the wild Taurus Mountains and coastal serenity of Antalya. There’s also time for a food tour of Kadıköy, and the chance to marvel at centuries-old ruins in Hattusas.

Old Antalya, Taurus Mountains
Koprulu Canyon
Kaputas Beach
Lunch in Istanbul
Ferry on The Bosphorus in Istanbul
Gereme
Spices at The Street Market in Istanbul
Termessos Antalya Pisidia

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Experience the chaotic wonder of the bazaar and markets of Istanbul
  • 2
    Journey overland across Turkey, stopping at key historical sites
  • 3
    Seize the opportunity for a Cappadocia hot-air balloon ride
  • 4
    Explore secret subterranean hideaways, deep in Cappadocia's volcanic rock
  • 5
    Hike through the Red and Rose valleys
  • 6
    Go river rafting in the Koprulu Canyon National Park
  • 7
    Swim in the turquoise waters off the sunny Antalya coast
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Three nights cave hotel accommodation
  • Three nights period mansion hotel accommodation
  • Five nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Eleven breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Istanbul Old City tour
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market tour
  • Bosphorus ferry cruise
  • Istanbul food tour
  • Guided Anıtkabir visit
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations visit
  • Hattusas and Yazilikaya tour
  • Goreme Open-Air Museum tour
  • Zelve Valley visit
  • Pottery workshop
  • Wine tasting
  • Kaymakli Underground City tour
  • Rose and Red valleys hike
  • Mausoleum of Rumi visit
  • Mosque of Aladdin visit
  • Aspendos amphitheatre and Perge visit
  • Antalya Old Harbour walking tour

Accommodation

Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus

With an unrivalled view across the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn, the Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus is the perfect location to admire the largest city in Turkey from the waterfront. A hammam and swimming pool await you after a busy day sightseeing.

The Wings Hotels Neva Palas

Ankara city centre lies on the doorstep of this plush hotel on Küçükesat Avenue. Plush rooms feature fluffy bathrobes, slippers and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast is served in the dining room – or in your room on request.

Utopia Cave Cappadocia

Staying in a cave has never been so opulent. Hewn from rock, yet with all the trappings of a modern luxury hotel, Utopia Cave Cappadocia offers a truly unique stay, with traditional hammams, a swimming pool and several terraces from which to savour its one-of-a-kind location.

Hilton Garden Inn Konya

Just across the street from the Mevlana Cultural Center, you’ll find the Hilton Garden Inn Konya. Classically styled rooms await, but not before you’ve sampled the local raki (a local spirit made from grapes and aniseed) in the bar.

Puding Marina Hotel

This historic mansion has been lovingly restored as a boutique hotel, just a five-minute walk from Antalya Harbour and Mermerli Beach. Expect rainfall showers, contemporary rooms and a choice of excellent restaurants and bars, set among lush gardens.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com