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Turkey Istanbul, Cappadocia & the Coast Cultural Discovery Tour

Fairy Chimneys, Ancient Cities & Mediterranean Treasures


Discover the wonders of Turkey, a country boasting some of the most diverse and rich cultural heritage sites in the world. Sail between Asia and Europe in Istanbul and marvel at the Ottoman royal collections of the Topkapi Palace. Take a flight to Cappadocia to hike the moon-like valleys and go deep down to underground cities, while exploring the hidden rock-hewn churches of the Byzantine monks. From walking on the Lycian Way to swimming in the ancient city of Simena, this 12-day trip blends the very best of Turkey.

12 Days

From: $6,695

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Highlights


  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and Göreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia
  • Marvel at the beauty of the river canyon at Ihlara, the 16th-century tiles in Istanbul, and the largest intact amphitheater of Asia Minor at Aspendos
  • Hike where Alexander the Great resided in the ancient city of Phaselis, swim among the ruins of the sunken city Simena, and enjoy every bit of changing colors in the Mediterranean Sea

Turkey Istanbul, Cappadocia & the Coast Cultural Discovery

Start: Istanbul, Turkey  End: Dalaman, Turkey

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey

    Day 1

    Welcome to Istanbul, the unique city bridging two continents and the cultural heart of Turkey. Settle into your boutique hotel and join your group for a trip briefing and welcome dinner.

    Accommodation: Bank Hotel

    Meals: Dinner

  • Explore Byzantine & Ottoman Istanbul

    Day 2

    Start the day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, then meet your tour guide and head out to explore Istanbul's historical peninsula. Today's focus will be the old town district, the center for the royal court of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Walk or take a short tram ride to Sultanahmet Square, where you'll see the regal Hippodrome and the awe-inspiring Basilica Cistern. Next, visit the Hagia Sophia Mosque, a distinctive architectural gem dating back to the 6th century AD. The royal church of the Christian faith during Byzantium, the Hagia Sophia has been a place of sanctuary and political power for centuries. Move on to Topkapi Palace, the royal palace of the Ottomans from the 15th to 19th century. The exhibition halls, the Harem and the quarters belonging to the royalty offer a true glimpse into the lives of the Sultans while reflecting the remarkable architectural heritage of the Ottoman Empire.

    Accommodation: Bank Hotel

    Activity: Full-day cultural touring

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Eminonu Heritage Walk & Private Bosphorus Boat Tour

    Day 3

    A short walk through Ottoman Istanbul's financial district of Karakoy will lead you to the waterfront area of Eminonu. Stroll around the Spice Bazaar, a key part of Old Istanbul, where you'll find thousands of diverse scents, flavors, and colors. Next, visit the Rustem Pasa Mosque, constructed above the Spice Bazaar's shops. Designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century, the mosque displays lavish tile decorations. Just a few steps from the mosque, you'll reach the shore of Eminonu, where your private boat awaits. Begin your cruise in the Golden Horn, and sail up north through the Bosphorus Strait, admiring the shores of both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul.

    Accommodation: Bank Hotel

    Activity: Full-day cultural touring; 1.5-hours private boat cruise

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore Cappadocia

    Day 4

    Take an early-morning flight to Kayseri, where you'll discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cappadocia, known for its unique volcanic terrain and cultural splendor. Your tour starts at Uchisar, famous for its historical fortress. Hike for approximately 2 hours to reach the Pigeon Valley in Goreme. Goreme Open Air Museum offers off-the-charts scenery with its beautiful landscape and Byzantine Empire rock-hewn churches. After exploring the lunar-like land of the Cappadocian valleys, reach Avanos, an important ceramics center since 2000 BC. After touring the area and some free time for shopping, return to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Gul Konaklari Sinasos Hotel

    Activity: 2 hours hiking; cultural touring

    Transportation: 1.5-hour flight transfer; 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Visit the Greek-Orthodox Village of Sinasos & Hike to Gorgoli Valley

    Day 5

    If you choose, wake up early and take a hot-air balloon tour (at an additional cost). Later, set off on a loop hike from your hotel in Sinasos. First, explore this beautiful town (modern-day Mustafapasa), the former home of Greek Orthodox and Muslim communities before the Population Exchange of 1924. Often referred to as the "Pearl of the East," the town contains a variety of heritage buildings, including the Hagios Constantinos Eleni Church. Continue through the green fields of Sinasos and the volcanic Damsa Valley to reach the serene St. Nicholas Monastery. At the end of the valley, you'll see fine examples of rock-hewn churches and cave dwellings. From here, you can opt to take a steep hike to Gorgoli Hill, where rock formations and caves date back to the 3rd and 5th centuries. After enjoying the unique landscape, descend to a trout restaurant located close to the dam for lunch. Close the loop with a light walk back to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Gul Konaklari Sinasos Hotel

    Activity: 6 hours hiking/6 miles (option to extend to 12 miles)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Kaymakli Underground City & Ihlara Valley Hike to Selime Monastery

    Day 6

    This morning, head out on a tour of Kaymakli Underground City. This multi-level nsubterranean metropolis was initially dwellings built by settlers as early as the Phrygians. As you move from level to level, gain insight into the everyday customs and needs of the ancient people who lived here. After Kaymakli, continue to the Ihlara, the most picturesque valley in Cappadocia, and walk along the Melendiz River until you reach the awe-inspiring Selime Monastery.

    Accommodation: Gul Konaklari Sinasos Hotel

    Activity: Cultural touring; 4 hours/5 miles walking

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Journey to Antalya via Konya Mevlana Museum & Aspendos Amphitheatre

    Day 7

    Today take a scenic drive from Cappadocia to Antalya, with stops at Konya and Aspendos along the way. Explore Sultanhani, a 13th-century caravanserai that reflects the detail-oriented architecture of the Seljukids. The caravanserais played a critical role in the Silk Road trade, offering shelter and protection to tradesmen. After a short visit, reach Konya, home of the tomb of Rumi, an important mystic and poet and the founder of the Mevlevi orderof Sufism. After visiting the Mevlana Museum, head south to Aspendos. Built in the 2nd century AD, Aspendos is acknowledged as the best-preserved Roman amphitheater in all of Asia Minor! Reach Antalya, your base for the next two nights, and check into your seaside hotel.

    Accommodation: Akra Hotel

    Activity: Cultural touring

    Transportation: 6.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore Antalya's Old Town & Boat Tour to the Duden Waterfall

    Day 8

    Discover the wonders of the port city of Antalya and its old district, known as "Kaleici." See stunning heritage sites dating back to Roman, Seljukid, and Ottoman times, including Hadrian's Gate, Yivli Minaret and Kesik Minaret. After a pleasant stroll around Kaleici, visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum, which hosts one of the greatest collections on Greco-Roman artifacts in Turkey. From the old port, set sail on a boat tour up to Duden Waterfall, where you'll enjoy the changing colors of the Mediterranean and the relaxing sound of the waterfall. Enjoy Antalya at your leisure this evening.

    Accommodation: Akra Hotel

    Activity: Cultural touring & private boat cruise

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Drive to Kas via the Ancient Cities of Phaselis & Myra

    Day 9

    On today's journey to Kas, you'll stop to visit the charming port city of Phaselis along the Lycian Way. Surrounded by pine trees and skirting a beautiful coastline, Phaselis was famously conquered by Alexander the Great in 334 BC. The city became a member of the Lycian League after the 2nd century AD, with its ruins and one of the best conserved Roman aqueducts open to today's travelers. After touring the city, continue to Myra, which was one of the six cities leading the Lycian League and famous for its rock-cut tombs carved in the cliff above the ancient amphitheater. After your tour, you'll reach the beautiful coastal town of Kas. Before dinner there is time to stroll through the lively town.

    Accommodation: Alley Prime Hotel

    Activity: Cultural touring

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike from Phellos to Antiphellos

    Day 10

    Enjoy today's hike on the Lycian Way from the hilltop Phellos to Antiphellos by the sea. Antiphellos means "below Phellos" or "port of Phellos," which is where modern-day Kas was founded. You'll first take a transfer for your tour start near Phellos. You'll start descending through Cukurbag and will explore city ruins. Take in the smells, sights, and the azure Mediterranean as you hike. When your hike ends, you'll take a short transfer back to Kas.

    Accommodation: Alley Prime Hotel

    Activity: 2-hour walking tour

    Transportation: 4.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Aperlai Hike & Boat Tour of the Sunken City of Kekova

    Day 11

    Today, take a hike to Aperlai, an ancient city on the Lycian Way near Ucagiz. You'll take a short transfer to Kilicli town and start your hike from there. Famous for its centuries-long tradition of making royal purple dye out of crushed mollusk shells, Aperlai will amaze you with its serene natural beauty, forgotten church ruins along the coastline, and impressive fortified city walls. Next, take a boat tour to Kekova Island, where you'll see the ruins of the sunken city of Simena. Above ground are the remains of Lycian tombs, a church and a staircase that leads to the sea. Because the Mediterranean Sea is crystal-clear, it is possible to see the sub-aquatic ruins long lost to a distant past. Make sure to try out a freshly made ice cream at Simena Castle, while you enjoy the view of the old sea. nAt the end of your adventure, we'll join together in the evening for a farewell dinner.

    Accommodation: Alley Prime Hotel

    Activity: Cultural touring, 4 miles hiking, 3-hour boat tour

    Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart from Dalaman

    Day 12

    After breakfast, transfer to the Dalaman Airport for your homeward bound flight and bid Turkey farewell.

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

Why Travel With Us?


  • MT Sobek has been creating immersive cultural adventures for more than 50 years and we've been exploring Turkey for decades!

  • Join our local expert hiking guides to traverse hidden valleys and ancient cities and experience Turkey's splendid highlights in 12 days.

  • This trip blends cultural touring of UNESCO-listed wonders in Cappadocia and Istanbul with off-the-beaten track explorations of the ancient city of Phaselis and sunken city Simena.

Dates & Prices


  • 2024
  • 2025
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Go Private


Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

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*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.


Looking for a private family adventure?


This trip can accommodate guests with a
minimum age of 14.

Private Trip Pricing: 2024


2 to 3 guests from $9,595 per person double occupancy

4 to 5 guests from $7,495 per person double occupancy

6 to 7 guests from $7,295 per person double occupancy

8 to 9 guests from $7,095 per person double occupancy

10 to 12 guests from $6,795 per person double occupancy

Included Costs:

Internal Airfare: $100

Private Trip Pricing: 2025


2 to 3 guests from $9,895 per person double occupancy

4 to 5 guests from $7,795 per person double occupancy

6 to 8 guests from $7,595 per person double occupancy

9 guests from $7,395 per person double occupancy

10 to 12 guests from $7,095 per person double occupancy

Included Costs:

Internal Airfare: $100

*Seasonal rates may apply.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

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*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Volkan A.

Volkan A.

Volkan has been a professional guide showing travelers the wonders of Turkey since 1999. He chairs an NGO, a professional association of tour guides who advocate for better conservation of the cultural and natural heritage of Turkey. He spent three years teaching university students about guiding topics. He is fascinated by mythology, history of religions, and archaeology and has a wealth of knowledge on these topics. He looks forward to sharing Turkey with you!

Ridvan U.

Ridvan U.

Ridvan (Rudy) has been leading groups of travelers, including alumni associations such as Smithsonian and Cal Berkeley, since 2002. He was born in Manisa, located in western Turkey but was inspired to move to Mersin so he could study professional tour guiding and begin his career. He enjoys playing the saz, a stringed Turkish folk music instrument, studying archaeology and fine arts. He enjoys helping travelers understand his country’s traditions, history, and present.

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Welcome to Istanbul, the unique city bridging two continents and the cultural heart of Turkey. Settle into your boutique hotel and join your group for a trip briefing and welcome dinner.

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A short walk through Ottoman Istanbul\'s financial district of Karakoy will lead you to the waterfront area of Eminonu. Stroll around the Spice Bazaar, a key part of Old Istanbul, where you\'ll find thousands of diverse scents, flavors, and colors. Next, visit the Rustem Pasa Mosque, constructed above the Spice Bazaar\'s shops. Designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century, the mosque displays lavish tile decorations. Just a few steps from the mosque, you\'ll reach the shore of Eminonu, where your private boat awaits. Begin your cruise in the Golden Horn, and sail up north through the Bosphorus Strait, admiring the shores of both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul.

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After breakfast, transfer to the Dalaman Airport for your homeward bound flight and bid Turkey farewell.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 2. Easy to moderate hikes on 5 days of the itinerary. Hikes are on easy terrain with good trails and range from 2 - 6 miles. In the cities there is ample walking for sightseeing.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 2

Full-day cultural touring

Day 3

Full-day cultural touring; 1.5-hours private boat cruise

Day 4

2 hours hiking; cultural touring

Day 5

6 hours hiking/6 miles (option to extend to 12 miles)

Day 6

Cultural touring; 4 hours/5 miles walking

Day 7

Cultural touring

Day 8

Cultural touring & private boat cruise

Day 9

Cultural touring

Day 10

2-hour walking tour

Day 11

Cultural touring, 4 miles hiking, 3-hour boat tour

Accommodations


Comfortable historical and modern seaside hotels, perfectly located for your adventure.

Gul Konaklari Sinasos Hotel
Gul Konaklari Sinasos Hotel

Gul Konaklari Sinasos is comprised of two beautifully restored, late-19th-century Greek mansions and is the perfect place to rest after visiting Cappadocia. Set in the historically rich village of Sinasos (today known as Mustafapasa), the stone mansions offer guestrooms that beautifully blend traditional decorative elements with modern amenities. Amenities include a winery, a tandoori kitchen, a rose garden, a fireplace lounge, and a terrace and courtyard area.

Bank Hotel
Bank Hotel

The boutique Bank Hotel boasts stunning views of old Istanbul and is ideally located in the prominent Karakoy neighborhood. Rooms are beautifully designed with warm, organic colors, and come with parquet floors, high-end bath products, Wi-Fi, bathrobes, slippers, and much more. Enjoy the hotel's sophisticated design, rooftop restaurant, Turkish hammam, fitness center, sauna, and steam rooms.

Akra Hotel
Akra Hotel

The Akra Hotel boasts an enviable seaside location on the Mediterranean. Sleekly designed guestrooms offer city or water views and modern amenities, such as a wide balcony, wide-screen television, mini bar, and high-speed Wi-Fi. There is a full-service spa on-site, with a variety of innovative body treatments, Turkish and steam baths, and saunas. Several dining options are available, including healthful cuisine at Panora, local and international flavors at Asmani, and quick bites at Pablito Bistro.

Alley Prime Hotel
Alley Prime Hotel

Impressive nature meets minimalist architecture at Alley Prime Hotel, where guests are treated to a exclusive travel experience. Just 16 pleasantly stylish guestrooms, many of which overlook the water, offer a tranquil respite after long days of cultural sightseeing. The intimate hotel offers a pool and pool bar, buffet breakfast, and modern room amenities, including a minibar, spa bathtub, sofa, work desk, and balcony.

Weather


The coastal areas of Turkey generally have a mild Mediterranean climate. The weather in Antalya is mild and somewhat rainy in winter, hot and humid in the summer. Cappadocia is at about 3,600 feet above sea level, with average temperatures between 72-84°F in July and August.

 
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Oct
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65
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65
40
Istanbul 
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Low
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Low
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Istanbul
62
47
71
56
77
62
68
55
Kas 
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Low
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Low
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Kas
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51
72
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FAQs


Who will meet me on arrival?

Arrive any time on Day 1 and meet an MT Sobek representative at Istanbul airport for a transfer to the hotel.

Is the water safe to drink in Turkey?

Although the water is considered safe, most people don't drink tap water in Turkey. We will provide clean, safe-to-drink water to our guests each day.

What can I expect to eat in Turkey?

Turkey's cuisine is vibrant, colorful and flavorful! There is an abundance of healthy and delicious options in Turkey, including soups, stews, assorted kebabs, mountains of bread, kofte (meatballs), pide (Turkish pizza), olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, salads, lentils, rice, yogurt soups, and more.

Is Turkey an Islamic country?

Islam is the largest religion in Turkey. Turkey is also a secular country, and there is freedom of religion. The Turkish Government recognizes three minority religious communities: Greek Orthodox Christians, Armenian Apostolic Christians and Jews.

Do I need a visa to travel to Turkey?

Yes, U.S. citizens can obtain an e-Visa for Turkey is you are travelling for less than 90 days.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.

Guest Reviews


"Excellent food, swimming, hiking, gulet crew, exposure to diverse parts of the country, historical context - ruins, civilizations, philosophies, beauty of the Mediterranean. Logistics were masterfully handled. Great variety of restaurants with excellent and diverse foods and settings."

Sandra D.
MT Sobek Guest, Treasures of Turkey

"It's a high quality experience with a very professional staff and excellent service."

Stephen M.
MT Sobek Guest, Treasures of Turkey