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.
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Program No. 18761RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

Experience the mingling of modern and ancient civilizations as you explore the wonders of Turkey. Beginning in Ankara, find expressions of the living heritage of Turkey in its myriad forms. Walk the streets of Istanbul where crusaders and janissaries once marched, and step aboard an exclusively chartered gulet for a four-night voyage along the Mediterranean coast.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Istanbul: Ancient City and Modern City

Istanbul is thousands of years old, so it deserves a few extra days of exploration. Continue your discovery of this complex and mysterious city with our local experts.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to three hours on varied terrain. Steep stairs without railings. Stooping in underground city. Elevations up to 3,100 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Board a privately chartered gulet and discover the ancient ruins, harbors and coves of the Turquoise Coast.
  • Witness a private Sufi and Zikr ritual not open to the public.
  • An expert leads you into the Hagia Sophia mosque and you enjoy views of Istanbul from a boat on the Bosphorus.

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