Walking and easy hiking with options for more extensive hikes and activities. Comfortable accommodations in hotel, lodge or yacht.
Travel to three of Turkey’s most important cultural and political centers, Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus, to discover the intriguing secrets of this complex country. Based from a well-appointed Ottoman-style hotel, a boutique cave accommodation and a renovated historic residential hotelin the Aegean highlands, you tour with our expert Turkish guide to experience the best of Turkey: in Istanbul, visit lavish palaces and enjoy gourmet cuisine in local restaurants; in Cappadocia, travel to theearly-Christian rock carved churches and descend into the honeycombed underground cities of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu; and in Ephesus, tour to the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and visit the rural Aegean village of Tire to spend time with the local Turkish people.
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