Turkey Adventure Tours
Straddling two continents, Turkey offers a fascinating blend of European and Asian cultures. Steeped in Christian and Islamic history and shining with modern energy, our Turkey adventure tours offer access to some of the world’s most important ancient monuments and historic sites as well as some of the most exciting contemporary cities. Greco-Roman wonders such as Ephesus with its 25,000 seat theatre, Pamukkale’s ‘cotton castle’ travertines, the flaming Chimaera at Olympos, the delicate fairy chimneys of Cappadoccia and the poignant Anzac battlefields of the Gallipoli Peninsula rank among the many highlights of a Turkey adventure tour. Cosmopolitan Istanbul is the jewel in the crown, numbering the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, Sultanahmet mosque and Topkapi Palace among its star attractions.
When you need to unwind and be pampered during your Turkey adventure tour, find a hamam and enjoy a massage, take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorous or dip your toes in the Mediterranean Sea on the Turquoise Coast where you’ll also find some fantastic nightlife. For a genuine adventure, enjoy the tranquility at the top of Mt Nemrut as you watch the sun rise over mysterious statues at the top. Of course a Turkey adventure tour will also show you the country’s warm hospitality and one of the world’s most aromatic cuisines.
Duration: 2 Days Route: Istanbul to Istanbul Style: Add-ons Level: Standard Price: US$219.00
From the grand city of Istanbul, visit the hallowed Gallipoli Peninsula, the scene of the ill-fated Allied campaign during the First World War. Wander the sombre scenery, where young Commonwealth soldiers - so many miles from home - had to scale under a barrage of enemy fire and visit the well-maintained graves of the many young men killed wantonly on both sides. Continue on and visit the ruins of Troy, where mythology and history merge.
Enquire About This Tour Code RTKCP Istanbul and Cappadocia
Duration: 5 Days Route: Istanbul to Istanbul Style: Add-ons Level: Standard Price: US$719.00
Wander the alleyways and bazaars of Istanbul, where history blends with modernity, before heading to the surreal wonders of Cappadocia. Here bizarre geological formations affectionately known as 'fairy chimneys' rise out the lunar landscape and dwellings dug into the rock litter the cliff faces. Explore the remnants of the one of the world's earliest Christian communities who built entire underground cities to escape the all-powerful Roman Empire.
Enquire About This Tour Code EETE Transylvania Tale
Duration: 15 Days Route: Istanbul to Budapest Style: Adventure Tours Price: TBA
Beginning in Istanbul, cross the border and travel through Transylvania. You will watch the world change around you from citadels and mosques to churches and cathedrals as you head further towards Budapest, passing through what was the old Austrio-Hungarian Empire. Today, the region becomes more and more European but the mysterious history can still be felt around every corner.
As featured in Wanderlust's 'Best 50 Trips for 2014'
The tour that we operate in the reverse direction is Transylvania Tale (EETT).
Enquire About This Tour Code EETT Transylvania Tale
Duration: 15 Days Route: Budapest to Istanbul Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$2,209.00
Turn back time and descend in to the dark ages on this tour of Dracula's country. Medieval castles stand beside heavily fortified towns frozen in time. From ancient Byzantine churches in one town to Ottoman Mosques in the next you will be charmed by the country so raw and real right in front of you.
As featured in Wanderlust's 'Best 50 Trips for 2014'
The tour that we operate in the reverse direction is Transylvania Tale (EETE).
Enquire About This Tour Code EEWI Warsaw to Istanbul
Duration: 23 Days Route: Warsaw to Istanbul Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$3,059.00
Experience romantic Eastern Europe's up and coming capital cities, famous for their history, grandeur and stunning architecture. Enjoy Krakow's café culture and Prague's busy nightlife, then get back to nature with a trek in the stunning untouched mountain scenery of Slovakia or Romania. Continue into Turkey and feast your senses on the colours and spices of the Grand Bazar. Our tour finishes in Istanbul, fusing East and West on the frontier of Europe.
Enquire About This Tour Code EECI Croatia to Istanbul
Duration: 26 Days Route: Dubrovnik to Istanbul Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$4,139.00
From the glittering Adriatic Sea to the incredible Hagia Sophia close to the banks of the Marmara, this tour gives you a taste of the Balkans and an experience in Transylvania leaving your head filled with history and your heart with the cultures.
Enquire About This Tour Code EETI Tallinn to Istanbul
Duration: 30 Days Route: Tallinn to Istanbul Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$4,409.00
This tour through Eastern Europe takes you from Tallinn via the little known Baltic states to Turkey. Enjoy the popular highlights and hidden gems including modern cities with historic old towns, fairytale castles perched on the edge of glittering lakes, cathedrals and monasteries, mosques and citadels, towering mountain ranges and rural villages – there's so much to see on this Eastern European odyssey.
Duration: 32 Days Route: Istanbul to Dubrovnik Style: Adventure Tours Price: TBA
Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
This tour gives an in depth discovery of Transylvania and the surrounding region reaching Serbia and Macedonia before arriving in Dubrovnik on the shores of the Adriatic.
Duration: 37 Days Route: Sofia to Istanbul Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$5,509.00
Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey
In almost a full circle, from Sofia to Istanbul you journey through the Balkans where the sea glitters like diamonds to Budapest where you can bathe in the baths and enjoy langosch in the markets. Heading towards Turkey you pass churches sitting alongside mosques and embrace the middle eastern feel which becomes more prominent before reaching Istanbul.
Duration: 37 Days Route: Moscow to Istanbul Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$5,999.00
Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey
Experience Russia's two fascinating and contrasting capitals. Delve into the country's turbulent political past with visits to the Kremlin and the Red Square in Moscow and admire the canals of elegant St Petersburg. Discover Eastern Europe's capital cities which are experiencing new freedom after years of being concealed behind the ‘Iron Curtain' of Soviet rule. Venture into the Middle East to the former imperial capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires.