Itinerary

Day 1Istanbul

 

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening. After, opt to head out to dinner in a local restaurant with the group.

Get the most out of your time in Istanbul by pre-booking one of the following full-day activities to experience before your tour starts: Istanbul Backstreets Walk or Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour.

And don’t worry if you can’t decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, while any of the optional activities listed can be booked independently upon arrival in Istanbul.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Optional Activities - Day 1

Welcome Dinner
 

You've arrived! Why not share a meal and a drink with your new travel mates?

 
Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise 
Istanbul

Ever wonder what life was like for an Ottoman Sultan? Take this chance to explore Dolambahçe Palace - Istanbul's most lavish residence and home to the leaders of the Ottoman administration from 1856-1923. Dawning interiors decorated by the designer of the Paris Opera, this is a site to be seen. Afterwards, board a boat for a relaxing and scenic cruise long the legendary Bosporus Straight.

 
Istanbul Backstreets Walk
Istanbul

Follow a guide through colourful spice markets, bustling bazaars, and squares nestled in the backstreets of Istanbul. Exploring these lesser known parts of Istanbul will give you a glimpse into the daily life of a local.

Accommodation

 
Hatay Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Day 2Istanbul/Göreme

View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by overnight bus to Cappadocia.

 

In the evening, set off for the bus station to board the overnight bus, departing at 6pm.

 
Istanbul Orientation Walk
Istanbul3h-4h5-7km

Enjoy an orientation walk of Istanbul. Each walk varies, allowing your CEO to show off their favourite spots around the city. Pass by city highlights such as the Topkapi Palace, the Aya Sofya, and the Blue Mosque. Walks may also include a wander past the atmospheric Spice Bazaar, the newly renovated Galata Bridge, which has a great view of Golden Horn, and the Bosphorus shore, a stretch that's home to many bars.

 
Free Time
IstanbulAfternoon

With so much to see and do, don't waste any time.

 
Overnight bus
Istanbul – Göreme12h18:00

Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Optional Activities - Day 2

Aya Sofya Visit
Istanbul1h-2h
40TRY per person

Learn a little about the tumultuous history behind the Aya Sofya, and take some time to explore this famous, beautiful building, now a museum.

 
Topkapi Palace Visit
Istanbul1h-2h1-2km
40TRY per person

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Topkapi Palace. Once home to the Ottoman sultans and their harems, it's now a museum hosting a number of collections, ranging from porcelains found in Europe, Asia, and China to Ottoman-era weaponry.

 
Basilica Cistern
İstanbul
20TRY per person

Built in 532 AD, the Basilica Cistern is the largest cistern (underground water storage) of Istanbul. Spot the pillar bases carved in the likeness of Medusa. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 3Göreme

Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Consider a hot air balloon trip at sunrise. 

One of the best ways to explore Cappadocia is on foot. Opt to join a trekking tour through one of the beautiful valleys guided by the CEO. Ask the CEO about the many other walking and hiking options available in the area.

There will be the chance to visit a local pottery centre – take the opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Watch a carpet demonstration to learn more about the process involved in making these Turkish works of art or go to a Turkish performance with group members to experience a taste of local dances and music.

 
Free Time
GöremeFull Day

There is something for everyone to do in this beautiful region of Turkey. Get out there!

Optional Activities - Day 3

Cappadocia Trekking Tour
Göreme3h-4h4-6km
Free

Explore Cappadocia by foot and trek past old houses, churches, and orchards, all boasting fabulous views. Finish the trek in the town of Uçhisar, which is well worth exploring. Be sure to see the natural castle-like fortress that's riddled with man-made cave homes and dovecotes, and dominates the skyline of Cappadocia. This is a great place to take a lunch break in one of the many restaurants before catching a local bus back to Göreme.

 
Göreme Open Air Museum Visit
Göreme
30TRY per person

Explore the unique Open Air Museum, a site made up of a number medieval painted cave churches. Carved out by Orthodox monks, many of the churches are up to 1,000 years old and still retain amazing colour and vibrancy.

 
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Göreme
150EUR per person

Cappadocia is captivating from the ground, but that’s just the half of it. See the seemingly hand-painted landscapes of Cappadocia as they deserve to be seen, from the air aboard a hot air balloon. Get up early and enjoy a simple breakfast before climbing in the basket and taking to the skies in one of the most favoured places in the world to experience a hot air balloon ride. 

 
Turkish Night
Göreme2h30m-3h
100TRY per person

Attend a "Turkish night" and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal followed by local entertainment. 

 
Turkish Bath
Göreme
85TRY per person

Take along a towel, soap, and shampoo, and enjoy a scrub like no other. Then experience a traditional foam massage, included in the entrance fee. Get some tips from the friendly locals – they’ll show you the correct protocol. Make sure to check the hours as the bathhouses are strictly segregated, usually being used by men in the morning and evenings, and women in the afternoons.

 
Whirling Dervishes
Göreme45m-1h
65TRY per person

Witness this spellbinding dance-like worship, practiced by followers of the Mevlevilik Sufi order.

 
Pottery Center Visit
Göreme1h-2h
Free

Take the opportunity to create your own masterpiece, and take in a carpet demonstration to learn more about the process involved in making these Turkish works of art.

Accommodation

 
Matianasos Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Day 4Göreme

Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to see it from above on a hot air balloon ride, or witness a spellbinding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.

One of the best ways to explore Cappadocia is on foot. Opt to join a trekking tour through one of the beautiful valleys. Ask your CEO about the many other walking and hiking options available in the area.

There will be the chance to visit a local pottery centre – take the opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Watch a carpet demonstration to learn more about the process involved in making these Turkish works of art or go to a Turkish performance with group members to experience a taste of local dances and music.

Want to do more with your tour? Pre-booking is available for Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Whirling Dervishes.
Any of the optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival.

If you have pre-booked the Hot Air Balloon Ride, you will be flying today.

 
Free Time
Göreme

There is something for everyone to do in this beautiful region of Turkey. Get out there!

 
Local Living: Dinner with Local Family
 

Enjoy seasonal homemade dishes, and talk with friendly hosts about life in rural Cappadocia.

Optional Activities - Day 4

Cappadocia Trekking Tour
Göreme3h-4h4-6km
Free

Explore Cappadocia by foot and trek past old houses, churches, and orchards, all boasting fabulous views. Finish the trek in the town of Uçhisar, which is well worth exploring. Be sure to see the natural castle-like fortress that's riddled with man-made cave homes and dovecotes, and dominates the skyline of Cappadocia. This is a great place to take a lunch break in one of the many restaurants before catching a local bus back to Göreme.

 
Göreme Open Air Museum Visit
Göreme
30TRY per person

Explore the unique Open Air Museum, a site made up of a number medieval painted cave churches. Carved out by Orthodox monks, many of the churches are up to 1,000 years old and still retain amazing colour and vibrancy.

 
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Göreme
150EUR per person

Cappadocia is captivating from the ground, but that’s just the half of it. See the seemingly hand-painted landscapes of Cappadocia as they deserve to be seen, from the air aboard a hot air balloon. Get up early and enjoy a simple breakfast before climbing in the basket and taking to the skies in one of the most favoured places in the world to experience a hot air balloon ride. 

 
Turkish Bath
Göreme
85TRY per person

Take along a towel, soap, and shampoo, and enjoy a scrub like no other. Then experience a traditional foam massage, included in the entrance fee. Get some tips from the friendly locals – they’ll show you the correct protocol. Make sure to check the hours as the bathhouses are strictly segregated, usually being used by men in the morning and evenings, and women in the afternoons.

 
Whirling Dervishes
Göreme45m-1h
65TRY per person

Witness this spellbinding dance-like worship, practiced by followers of the Mevlevilik Sufi order.

 
Pottery Center Visit
Göreme1h-2h
Free

Take the opportunity to create your own masterpiece, and take in a carpet demonstration to learn more about the process involved in making these Turkish works of art.

Accommodation

 
Matianasos Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Göreme/Antalya

Enjoy more free time to explore beautiful Cappadocia. Overnight bus to Antalya.

 

 
Free Time
Göreme

Enjoy a final day to explore beautiful Cappadocia.

 
Overnight bus
Göreme – Antalya8h

Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Optional Activities - Day 5

Cappadocia Trekking Tour
Göreme3h-4h4-6km
Free

Explore Cappadocia by foot and trek past old houses, churches, and orchards, all boasting fabulous views. Finish the trek in the town of Uçhisar, which is well worth exploring. Be sure to see the natural castle-like fortress that's riddled with man-made cave homes and dovecotes, and dominates the skyline of Cappadocia. This is a great place to take a lunch break in one of the many restaurants before catching a local bus back to Göreme.

 
Göreme Open Air Museum Visit
Göreme
30TRY per person

Explore the unique Open Air Museum, a site made up of a number medieval painted cave churches. Carved out by Orthodox monks, many of the churches are up to 1,000 years old and still retain amazing colour and vibrancy.

 
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Göreme
150EUR per person

Cappadocia is captivating from the ground, but that’s just the half of it. See the seemingly hand-painted landscapes of Cappadocia as they deserve to be seen, from the air aboard a hot air balloon. Get up early and enjoy a simple breakfast before climbing in the basket and taking to the skies in one of the most favoured places in the world to experience a hot air balloon ride. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 6Antalya/Olympos

Upon arrival to Antalya, continue to the village of Olympos on the Mediterranean coast. Relax and enjoy the beaches of Olympos. Set off on a walk to see the flames of Mount Olympos at night. 

In the morning, set off for a journey along the coast. Passing through the stark Anatolian landscape, enter the richly forested mountain region which leads to the coast and the small village of Olympos. There is time to relax and hit the beach before taking a short drive in the evening to Olympos Mountain. Enjoy a brief walk to see the spectacle of the chimera, a phenomenon where flames mysteriously rise from cracks within the local rocks.

 
Local bus
Antalya – Olympos2h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
OlymposAfternoon

Do as much or as little as you'd like during some free time.

 
Olympos Mountain Flames Walk
Çirali30m-45m1km

Set off on an evening walk to view the spectacle of the chimera, a natural phenomenon where flames mysteriously rise from the cracks of the local rocks.

Accommodation

 
Ayisigi Pansiyon (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 7Olympos/Kekova

Continue to the beautiful coastal village of Kekova where we board our boat for an unforgettable night at sea.

 

Please note that even during these months the overnight boat trip will still be dependent on weather conditions. The facilities are very basic on board.

 
Local bus
Olympos – Kekova2h30m

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Overnight Boat Trip
Kekova

Come aboard for an overnight trip off the gorgeous coast of Turkey (dinner is included and cold drinks can be purchased). Sleep on deck under the stars, with mattresses and full bedding provided; there is a toilet and an open-air (cold) shower on board. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the crystal clear waters Turkey is famous for.

Meals included:

 Dinner

Day 8Kekova/Dalyan

Back on land at Ucagiz, travel up to the charming Dalyan—hit the mud baths, or swim and chill out at the beach.

Opt to embark on a boat excursion for a close-up view of the famous Carian rock tombs and some remains of the ancient city of Kaunos and Dalyan. Cruising to Iztuzu Beach, past rock faces peppered with ancient tombs, there is time to relax at the beach and enjoy a cold drink. There is also the chance to visit to some local mud baths.

 
Local bus
Kekova – Dalyan5h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
DalyanAfternoon

Enjoy a free afternoon to relax on the coast.

Optional Activities - Day 8

Dalyan Boat Trip
Dalyan5h-6h
200-250TRY per group

Come aboard this boat excursion for a close-up view of the famous Carian rock tombs and remains of the ancient city of Kaunos and Dalyan. Cruise to Iztuzu Beach, past rock faces peppered with ancient tombs. Relax at the beach at the end of the tour, and enjoy a cold drink by the water. 

 
Mud Baths
Dalyan
6TRY per person

It is said that Cleopatra herself frequented the mud baths of Dalyan for its beautification effects. Jump in to feel the healing power of this mud for yourself.

Accommodation

 
Donmez Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 9Dalyan

Enjoy free time to hit the mud baths, explore more of the area, or just relax.

 

 
Free Time
DalyanFull Day

Do as much or as little as you'd like during some free time.

Optional Activities - Day 9

Mud Baths
Dalyan
6TRY per person

It is said that Cleopatra herself frequented the mud baths of Dalyan for its beautification effects. Jump in to feel the healing power of this mud for yourself.

Accommodation

 
Donmez Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 10Dalyan/Pamukkale

Enjoy free time to visit the beautiful white cliffs of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient site of Hierapolis.

Time to leave sea level behind, passing through fruit orchards we make our way to Pamukkale. In the afternoon, opt to visit the famous white cliffs of Pamukkale.

We also have the opportunity to explore the ancient site of Hierapolis built on top of the white "castle". This UNESCO World Heritage Site is evidence that the hot springs of Pamukkale were used as a spa since the 2nd century BC.

 
Local bus
Dalyan – Pamukkale6h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
Pamukkale

Get out and explore more of this beautiful country.

Optional Activities - Day 10

Hierapolis and Pamukkale Visit
Pamukkale2h-3h
35TRY per person

Tour the white cliffs of Pamukkale to learn about this World Heritage-listed site and natural wonder. Made up of 17 hot water springs, the cliffs are formed when the calcium carbonate hardens with time. Explore the ancient site of Hierapolis built on top of the white "castle." See the large, ancient baths within the city (thought to be evidence that the hot springs of Pamukkale were used as a spa since second century BC).

 
Swim in an Ancient Pool
Pamukkale
32TRY per person

Take a plunge into an ancient swimming pool, preserved from the second century BC. Wade around in the thermally heated fresh mineral water around fallen marble columns, capitals, and plinths said to have come from the nearby Temple of Apollo. 

 
Hierapolis Archeological Museum
Pamukkale
5TRY per person

This museum displays works of art from excavations at Hierapolis, as well as towns in the surrounding area, such as jewelry, sarcophagi and Bronze Age crafts. Housed within a former Roman Bath and gymnasium, this museum has will grab the interest of art, history and architecture lovers alike.

Accommodation

 
Pamuksu Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 11Pamukkale/Selçuk

Head back to the coastal town of Selçuk and check out the sights.

Opt to visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ephesus. One of the foremost cities of the world in its time, with a strategic location on the trade route, this well-preserved city is one of the best places in the world to get a real feeling of what life must have been like during Roman times. 

Other options include a walk up to the remains of the St John Basilica, visit the mosque of Isa Bey or just wander the streets and cafes of this vibrant Turkish town. Catch a local “dolmus” bus 8kms to the picturesque village of Sirince where you can sample some of the local wine or shop for crafts. The beach at Pamucak is also within reach for the dedicated sunseekers.

 
Local bus
Pamukkale – Selçuk3h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
Selçuk

Enjoy free time to explore the region.

Optional Activities - Day 11

Ephesus Visit
Selçuk2h-3h
40TRY per person

Tour the ruins of ancient Ephesus to get a feeling of what life must have been like during Roman times. Take in its massive, well-preserved theatre, which dominates the view down Harbour Street. See the two-story library, whose façade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces. Built in AD 125, it once held nearly 12,000 scrolls.

 
Saint John's Basilica Visit
Selçuk
10TRY per person

View St John's Basilica, once a grand basilica in Ephesus. Constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century, it was built in where John the Apostle is said to be buried. 

 
Mosque of Isa Bey Visit
Selçuk30m-45m
Free

Visit the centuries-old Isa Bey Mosque on the outskirts of Selçuk to see one of the oldest and most impressive works of art remaining in this region.

 
Şirince Village Visit
Selçuk1h-2h1-2km
Free

Head out to scenic Şirince, a Turkish-Greek village that was settled when Ephesus was abandoned; it’s now 600 strong. Wander the narrow village streets filled with people selling handicrafts, olive oil, and local wine.

 

 
Ephesus Museum Visit
Selçuk
10TRY per person

This museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts discovered in the excavation of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.

 
Slope Houses of Ephesus
Selçuk
20TRY per person

Located on the slope of a hill, the terrace houses of Ephesus give you a glimpse into the life of wealth of ancient Ephesians. With the oldest house dating back to 1 BC, the excavation process is still ongoing. There is still so much to discover here.

 
House of the Virgin Visit
Selçuk
20TRY per person

Believed to be the house inhabited by the Virgin Mary after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, this place has become a site for pilgrimage site for Catholics far and wide.

 
Sample Local Wine in Sirince
Şirince
Free

Sample some of the local wine in Sirence, and find a new favourite to bring home.

Accommodation

 
Canberra Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 12Selçuk

Enjoy free time for optional visits to St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.

 

 
Free Time
Selçuk

Get out and see the sights.

Optional Activities - Day 12

Ephesus Visit
Selçuk2h-3h
40TRY per person

Tour the ruins of ancient Ephesus to get a feeling of what life must have been like during Roman times. Take in its massive, well-preserved theatre, which dominates the view down Harbour Street. See the two-story library, whose façade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces. Built in AD 125, it once held nearly 12,000 scrolls.

 
Saint John's Basilica Visit
Selçuk
10TRY per person

View St John's Basilica, once a grand basilica in Ephesus. Constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century, it was built in where John the Apostle is said to be buried. 

 
Mosque of Isa Bey Visit
Selçuk30m-45m
Free

Visit the centuries-old Isa Bey Mosque on the outskirts of Selçuk to see one of the oldest and most impressive works of art remaining in this region.

 
Şirince Village Visit
Selçuk1h-2h1-2km
Free

Head out to scenic Şirince, a Turkish-Greek village that was settled when Ephesus was abandoned; it’s now 600 strong. Wander the narrow village streets filled with people selling handicrafts, olive oil, and local wine.

 

 
House of the Virgin Visit
Selçuk
20TRY per person

Believed to be the house inhabited by the Virgin Mary after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, this place has become a site for pilgrimage site for Catholics far and wide.

 
Ephesus Museum Visit
Selçuk
10TRY per person

This museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts discovered in the excavation of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.

 
Slope Houses of Ephesus
Selçuk
20TRY per person

Located on the slope of a hill, the terrace houses of Ephesus give you a glimpse into the life of wealth of ancient Ephesians. With the oldest house dating back to 1 BC, the excavation process is still ongoing. There is still so much to discover here.

Accommodation

 
Canberra Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 13Selçuk/Çanakkale

Travel north, then opt to visit Troy and Gallipoli.

Travel to Çanakkale. Upon arrival, opt to visit the world famous Troy. 

In the afternoon, opt to visit Gallipoli, where thousands gave their lives during WWI in the battle of the same name. 

Enjoy the harbour town of Çanakkale, a busy port with a thriving student population. Join the crowds as they stroll the waterfront nightly, enjoying the atmosphere of the night.

 
Local bus
Selçuk – Çanakkale7h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time
Çanakkale

Get out and explore nearby historical sites.

Optional Activities - Day 13

Troy Visit
Troy1h-2h1-2km
25-65TRY per person

See historic Troy, made famous by Homer’s “Iliad,” (and more recently by Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt). Tour the city that, for centuries, was regarded as just a myth, until its ruins were found in in the mid-19th century. Imagine what a great city this must have been, while taking a tour of the remains. Don't miss the chance to have a photo taken with the Trojan horse.

 
Gallipoli Battlefields Guided Tour
Gallipoli Peninsula2h30m-3h
40TRY per person

Visit this moving and beautiful site, a great complement to any trip to Turkey, even for those not familiar with the Battle of Gallipoli. Tour the grounds to see ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine. Learn how the Turks fought off the numerically superior, but badly commanded, Allied forces who were forced to withdraw nine months later; this battle holds special significance for Australians and New Zealanders, as both nations lost many soldiers.

 

Accommodation

 
Grand Anzac Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 14Çanakkale/Istanbul

Back to the big city for one last night with the group.

We'll continue our journey to Istanbul where there will be the opportunity to continue your sightseeing or get in some last minute shopping. Why not top off a wonderful adventure with an optional dinner at one of Istanbul's atmospheric restaurants.

 
Local bus
Çanakkale – Istanbul5h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Free Time

Optional Activities - Day 14

Archaeological Museum
İstanbul
20TRY per person

Opened in 1891, the Istanbul Archaeological Museum is a must-visit for history buffs. Home to a classical statuary, artifacts, and sarcophagi - including the stunning sarcophagus from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon - this museum presents one of the best opportunities to catch a glimpse into the life of ancient Turks.

 
Topkapi Palace Visit
Istanbul1h-2h1-2km
40TRY per person

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Topkapi Palace. Once home to the Ottoman sultans and their harems, it's now a museum hosting a number of collections, ranging from porcelains found in Europe, Asia, and China to Ottoman-era weaponry.

 
Aya Sofya Visit
Istanbul1h-2h
40TRY per person

Learn a little about the tumultuous history behind the Aya Sofya, and take some time to explore this famous, beautiful building, now a museum.

 
Great Palace Mosaic Museum
İstanbul
15TRY per person

See the intricate mosaics on display from the Byzantine period, excavated from the site of The Great Palace of Constantinople.

 
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
İstanbul
25TRY per person

This museum is home to treasures from the Ottoman and Seljuk periods, and boasts one of the world's largest collection of Turkish carpets.

 
Basilica Cistern
İstanbul
20TRY per person

Built in 532 AD, the Basilica Cistern is the largest cistern (underground water storage) of Istanbul. Spot the pillar bases carved in the likeness of Medusa. 

 
Dolamabahçe Palace
İstanbul
30TRY per person

Built in the early 1800s, the Dolamabahçe Palace is the largest and the most important palace of the Ottoman Empire, after the Topkapi Palace. Marvel at its grandeur.

 
Galata Tower
 

Climb up the Galata Tower - one of Istanbul's oldest architectural landmarks - for an amazing panoramic view of the city. To get the full experience, time your visit with the call to prayer that happens at sunset.

Accommodation

 
Hatay Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 15Istanbul

Depart at any time.

Your tour might be finished, but the adventure’s far from over. Pre-book one of the following activities to experience after your tour ends: Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise or Istanbul Backstreets Walk. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night in Istanbul.

And don’t worry if you can’t decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, or they can be booked upon arrival in Istanbul.

Please note that check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. We are able to organise extra post-trip accommodation if you wish to extend your stay for a few more days. Please ask at the time of booking.

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Optional Activities - Day 15

Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise 
Istanbul

Ever wonder what life was like for an Ottoman Sultan? Take this chance to explore Dolambahçe Palace - Istanbul's most lavish residence and home to the leaders of the Ottoman administration from 1856-1923. Dawning interiors decorated by the designer of the Paris Opera, this is a site to be seen. Afterwards, board a boat for a relaxing and scenic cruise long the legendary Bosporus Straight.

 
Istanbul Backstreets Walk
Istanbul

Follow a guide through colourful spice markets, bustling bazaars, and squares nestled in the backstreets of Istanbul. Exploring these lesser known parts of Istanbul will give you a glimpse into the daily life of a local.

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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