On this active family adventure to Turkey you amble among countless Roman, Greek, and Byzantine ruins, experience local daily life in vibrant Istanbul, white-washed seaside towns and rural villages, and explore the coastal turquoise waters where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. Starting and ending in one of the world's greatest cities of old you walk narrow cobblestone streets to the covered bazaar and ride a public ferry along the Bosphorus. Hike in the spectacular sandstone valleys of Cappadocia, then travel south across the Anatolian plateau where you'll experience village life staying in a guest house with a local family we've known for 20 years. Traversing the Taurus range to Antalya on the Mediterranean coast, you swim at beautiful beaches, hike to ancient sites in pine forests of the Lycian coastal range, including the natural eternal flames in Olympos. Our adventure culminates at the ancient city of Ephesus before returning to Istanbul. During your family Turkey tour, there’s plenty of time for additional activities including kayaking, snorkeling, hot air ballooning, and cycling adventures.