This active family vacation to Turkey brings you through countless Roman, Greek and Byzantine ruins, whitewashed towns and local villages and to the turquoise waters where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. Based from comfortable, family-friendly hotels, your journey starts with a historic tour by foot through Istanbul. Then continues to Cappadocia to hike in the lovely sandstone valleys and discover the fascinating underground tunnels and churches. Travel south to a home-stay in a village where you can play soccer with the local kids and explore nearby caves. Spend a few days hiking in the low mountains near the Mediterranean coast, watching the natural eternal flames in Olympos where you can also relax on a lovely beach. Continue along the beautiful beaches and pine forests of the Lycian Coast to the ruins of Ephesus. During your family Turkey tour, there’s plenty of time for additional activities, including walks, active hikes, snorkeling and scuba excursions, hot air ballooning and cycling adventures, as well as interactions with local cultures through visits to a potter’s workshop and to a restored historic village.