Walking and easy hiking with options for more extensive hikes and activities. Comfortable accommodations in hotel, lodge or yacht.
Travel to Turkey’s three most important cultural and political centers: Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus. We explore former Byzantium and Constantinople on foot and by boat as your expert guides lead you along pathways of history and among outdoor markets, shops and artisan workshops, and epicurean restaurants. Stay in well-appointed friendly hotels, a boutique cave accommodation, and a renovated, historic hotel where you experience village life in the Aegean highlands. Wander through ancient Ephesus and hike through some of the most surreal landscapes on earth in Cappadocia; bizarrely eroded rock formations, dramatic volcanic gorges, underground cities and elaborately frescoed rock churches. Join a scheduled small group departure or we can design this as a custom itinerary for as few as two people any time of the year as a romantic honeymoon or an active family adventure. Ask about more time in Istanbul, and extra days along the coast to enjoy the warm seas and archaeological sites in the Aegean region.
Our trip was unbelievably wonderful, and the arrangements vastly exceeded our expectations. Our guide took us to the best restaurants; made sure we had the best tables, and lavished us relentlessly with wonderful meals and diversions. Hikes to backcountry ancient sites in Cappadocia were particularly great. We've travelled a lot, and this trip was in a class of its own.
- The Burringtons, MA