The Best of Turkey: A Journey by Land and Gulet

Go off the beaten path as you explore the Turkey seldom seen by tourists. From a private Sufi and Zikr ritual to expert-led walks and sailing excursions, this adventure has it all.
Rating (5)
Program No. 18761RJ
17 days
Starts at
Flights start at
41 Meals
15 Breakfasts
12 Lunches
14 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Salt
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Oct 05, 2020 - Oct 21, 2020 (Ankara to Istanbul)
  • May 04, 2020 - May 20, 2020 (Ankara to Istanbul)
  • Sep 07, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020 (Ankara to Istanbul)
  • Oct 05, 2020 - Oct 21, 2020 (Ankara to Istanbul)
1 night
The Cukurhan is located opposite to the main entrance of the Ankara Citadel, close to the site which was formerly known as the Horse Market, and on the west side of the present Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum. Those seeking an environment of authentic luxury while travelling on business will be pleased to learn that the Divan Cukurhan is located in the Ulus district of Ankara, home to both key government ministries and most embassies. Divan Cukurhan is a truly unique hotel combining history, distinctive decor, superior service and a location ideal for both business and sightseeing.
3 nights
The Yunak Evleri is a cave hotel typical of the region, where some caves date from as early as the 6th century AD. The rooms, with a balcony or patio, are carved from the rock, and are tastefully decorated with modern amenities.
1 night
HichHotel is a small hotel located right next to the Mevlana/Rumi Museum. Its 13 rooms were built in a lovingly restored 200 year old Turkish house and the design of the hotel is very attractive.
1 night
Situated in the city centre of Antalya, the holiday paradise of the Mediterranean, Akra Barut awaits you for an amazing holiday with its deep blue clear sea, mesmerising nature and thousands of years of history. At Akra Barut which is 15 km to Antalya Airport and 13 km to Antalya Bus Terminal you will be part of moments full of fun, serenity and happiness.
Exclusively Chartered Gulet (yacht)
4 nights
Step aboard an exclusively chartered gulet for a four-night cruise. Constructed of teak and oak, the gulet is a motorized sailing vessel unique to Turkey. A maximum of 18 Road Scholars are accommodated in twin-bedded cabins with private toilet and shower. Observation sundecks fore and aft provide ample room for relaxing underway. Meals aboard are prepared with fresh ingredients and feature typical Turkish cuisine, and are served in both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The gulet has a crew of at least three: captain, cook and deckhand(s). As there is no telephone service aboard the gulet, the telephone number provided, in case of emergency, is the Program Provider's office.
2 nights
Letting time stand still, escaping to be pampered in a place where the blue of the Aegean and the cobalt sky merge seamlessly into infinity, that's a luxury not everyone gets to experience… At LaVista Boutique Hotel & SPA , we bring you 280 degree uncut view of the Aegean sea , where you can watch the sun falling into the horizon slowly while you are sipping your gin & tonic, lose yourself in daydreams on our infinity pool , or discover 3,000 years of history of Ephesus.
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