See the best of Turkey on this 14-day Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid. Travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia and experience cosmopolitan cities, historic battlegrounds, glittering beaches, cities carved from rock and rugged coast.
Enjoy an itinerary that takes you to Turkey’s essential destinations, a local leader for insider info and plenty of flexibility and free time to explore at your own pace.
With optional excursions to historical sites, abandoned villages and underground cities, you can create the Turkey tour that’s perfect for you.
Our local leaders will give you unique insights and take you to places that only the locals know about.
A powerful partnership
Lonely Planet and Intrepid Travel share the same philosophy: we help curious people explore the world.
All our trips are carbon offset and help you to give back to local communities you visit along the way.
Why you’ll love this trip
Discover the Old City of Istanbul on a walking tour that includes the majestic Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Grand Bazaar.
Explore Cappadocia’s wild natural rock formations while hiking through valleys, and see incredible stone-carved buildings in Goreme.
Board a ‘gulet’ boat for a day and night on the sea. Cruise over the sunken city around Kekova Island, swim in crystal-clear water and relax on deck.
Reflect on battles fought and lives lost with a moving visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula, touring former battlefields and the remains of Turkish trenches.
Spend two days exploring the cliffside waterfalls, cobblestone alleyways and ancient ruins of Antalya, a city on the Mediterranean Coast.
Is this trip right for you?
The weather can be hot in July and August, but this is also the best time to enjoy the clear water of the Mediterranean – don’t forget your swim gear.
This trip gives you lots of control over your travels, with some included site visits and lots of choices for your free time.
You’ll need walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a daypack for the Gallipoli site visit and the valley walk in Cappadocia. These tours are guided, but you can wander at your own pace if you prefer.
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Croatia has announced that foreign travelers can bypass its COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements, once they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure.
Even if they are not vaccinated, visitors can still be admitted under certain conditions. One way is to show proof of negative PCR or antigen results from a COVID-19 test administered no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.
Those entering based on an antigen test must repeat it within 10 days, if they are staying that long.
Those who tested positive for the virus within the previous 180 days are deemed to be exempt from the mandatory testing and self-isolation obligations upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician.
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Travelers arriving without any of the above can perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing immediately upon arrival at their own expense, but they must stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result.
If testing cannot be performed, they must stay in self-isolation for a period of 10 days.
Children under seven years old who are accompanied by a parent or guardian are not subject to testing requirements.
It should be noted that those visiting Croatia for vacation purposes need to show confirmation of booked accommodation and fill out an online form before traveling.