Turkey Backroads

Turkey
This deal expires on the 12th Dec 2019

    Availability

    From 29/03/2020 to 04/11/2021

    Departure dates & prices

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    • Mar Sun 29 2020 to Apr Thu 02 2020
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      $514*
    • Apr Sun 05 2020 to Apr Thu 09 2020
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      $527*
    • Apr Sun 12 2020 to Apr Thu 16 2020
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      $548*
    • Apr Sun 19 2020 to Apr Thu 23 2020
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      $570*
    • Apr Sun 26 2020 to Apr Thu 30 2020
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      $570*
    • May Tue 05 2020 to May Sat 09 2020
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      $570*
    • May Sun 10 2020 to May Thu 14 2020
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      $570*
    • May Sun 17 2020 to May Thu 21 2020
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      $570*
    • May Sun 24 2020 to May Thu 28 2020
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      $561*
    • May Sun 31 2020 to Jun Thu 04 2020
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      $548*
    • Jun Sun 07 2020 to Jun Thu 11 2020
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      $548*
    • Jun Sun 14 2020 to Jun Thu 18 2020
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      $548*
    • Jun Sun 21 2020 to Jun Thu 25 2020
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      $548*
    • Jun Sun 28 2020 to Jul Thu 02 2020
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      $544*
    • Jul Sun 05 2020 to Jul Thu 09 2020
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      $514*
    • Jul Sun 12 2020 to Jul Thu 16 2020
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      $514*
    • Jul Sun 26 2020 to Jul Thu 30 2020
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      $514*
    • Aug Sun 09 2020 to Aug Thu 13 2020
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      $527*
    • Aug Sun 16 2020 to Aug Thu 20 2020
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      $536*
    • Aug Sun 23 2020 to Aug Thu 27 2020
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      $548*
    • Aug Sun 30 2020 to Sep Thu 03 2020
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      $570*
    • Sep Sun 06 2020 to Sep Thu 10 2020
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    • Sep Sun 13 2020 to Sep Thu 17 2020
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    • Sep Sun 20 2020 to Sep Thu 24 2020
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    • Sep Thu 24 2020 to Sep Mon 28 2020
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      $570*
    • Sep Sun 27 2020 to Oct Thu 01 2020
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      $570*
    • Oct Sun 04 2020 to Oct Thu 08 2020
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      $548*
    • Oct Thu 08 2020 to Oct Mon 12 2020
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    • Oct Sun 11 2020 to Oct Thu 15 2020
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      $548*
    • Oct Sun 18 2020 to Oct Thu 22 2020
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      $548*
    • Oct Sun 25 2020 to Oct Thu 29 2020
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      $527*
    • Nov Sun 01 2020 to Nov Thu 05 2020
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      $514*

    What's included

    Discover a lesser-seen side of Turkey, taking the backroads from Cappadocia to the Eastern province of Malatya to experience local life and local flavours.
    Enjoy a homestay experience in Kahta, helping out in the fields or the kitchen, cooking with the family and enjoying village life.
    Spend a day exploring the ancient city of Darende, wandering through a 300-year-old bazaar and sampling famous local delicacies like dried apricot.
    Watch the sunset over the colossal stone heads that sit scattered atop Mt Nemrut, which were once part of the elaborate necropolis built by King Antiochus I.
    Explore the continent-straddling metropolis of Istanbul, strutting your stuff with the locals on a popular street, sipping rich coffee and discovering (and falling in love with) wet burgers.
    Breakfasts Included: 4.
    Dinners Included: 1.
    Hotel (11nights),Pension (1 nights),Boat (1 night).
    Private Bus,Plane.
    Age: min 15.
    Group Size: 1 - 16.
    Mt Nemrut - Mt Nemrut guided visit.
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    Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cappadocia/Darende Gunaydin! Your adventure begins bright and early at 8.30 am with a welcome meeting in Cappadocia. With the formalities out of the way, hop on a private bus to Darende. On the way, stop for a short walk to Gunpinar Waterfall. Arrive in Darende in the afternoon. Best known as the resting place of the contemplative Sufi Seyyid Hamid-i Veli (1331—1412), Darende was once a thriving Silk Road centre and it still a cultural hub. Explore the town centre on an orientation walk and visit the 300-year-old bazaar, where local woman sit working on embroidery and other needlework. There’s also the chance to sample the area’s famous dried apricot in a local shop. Settle in for a relaxing night in Darende.
    • Day 2 - Kahta Homestay Head to the Kahta region for a unique homestay experience in a small village. Spend the afternoon playing a game of football, walking in the fields and experiencing the simple pleasures of village life. It’s possible that you may even get to pick the vegetables for your dinner. Learn about the local culture and enjoy a feast prepared by your host family. You can choose to curl up on a mattress or bunk under the stars.
    • Day 3 - Mt Nemrut Visit the Karakus Tumulus, a monumental tomb that King Mithradates II of the Commagene civilisation built for his mother, in the morning. A handful of colossal columns remain to mark the burial place – the Romans dismantled most, with the limestone blocks used to construct the nearby Cendere Bridge. This is one of the world’s oldest bridges still in use, spanning an impressive 122 metres. Arrive in the village of Khata in the afternoon, then make the journey up to the top of Mt Nemrut. See the ruins of Arsameia, a holy burial area built by King Antiochus I in memory of his father almost 2500 years ago. At the top of the mountain, Antiochus I also constructed a tomb-sanctuary for himself and surrounded it with statues of various gods and ancestors. The size and magnitude of the colossal stone heads is stunning, and the views from the summit are sublime, especially as the sun begins to set.
    • Day 4 - Istanbul Depart early this morning for the southeastern city of Adiyaman, where you’ll board a 2-hour flight to Istanbul. Land and take the local metro and tram to tonight’s hotel in Sultanahmet. This afternoon, your tour leader will introduce to the lively Taksim district, the beating heart of modern Istanbul. Walk across the Golden Horn in view of the medieval Galata Tower. Board one of the world’s oldest funicular railways, operating since 1875, for the short journey 500 metres to Taksim. Alight at Istiklal Caddesi, arguably the city’s most popular strolling, shopping and snacking street, and take a walk among the local people who call this city home. Try an islak burger (a burger drenched in sauce) and visit a hidden local coffee house. Maybe stay with your travel companions for an optional celebratory dinner and take advantage of the late-night entertainment.
    • Day 5 - Istanbul Today your Turkey Adventure comes to an end after breakfast. If you plan to stay on to see all Istanbul has to offer, we are happy to book additional accommodation, subject to availability. Please enquire at the time of booking.
    • The following product terms and conditions apply in addition to our Booking Terms and Conditions (available on our website) and terms and conditions of the relevant travel service provider.
    • Prices quoted valid for sale until 12 December 2019 for travel during the period specified (if applicable) unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
    • All prices are per person (unless otherwise stated), subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
    • Advertised price includes bonus nights and/or stated saving (if applicable).
    • Additional supplier conditions and travel restrictions may apply. Please enquire for further details.
    • Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
    • Components of the total price including local payments, "resort fees", "national park fees", "trip kitties" and food funds (if applicable) may be payable direct to the supplier on arrival or to your travel consultant prior to your departure. Where applicable, these payments are included in the total price quoted.
    • Gratuities are not included unless otherwise stated.
    • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication.
    • Additional levies, government charges & other applicable fees, including additional taxes, surcharges and visa fees specific to your departure date or flight routing, may apply and are beyond our control.
    • Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.
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