Turkey : October 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

Globe Drifters
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40 reviews
Oct 19 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12
Turkey : October 2022
Istanbul, Turkey

Globe Drifters
  • Facebook verified
40 reviews

Oct 19 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Beat the crowds and visit Turkey in tranquility... No one likes to travel to amazing, awe-inspiring places and swim through seas of oblivious tourists who are taking a million selfies. Our trip has been carefully planned to beat the crowds so that you can actually see and enjoy the bucket list sites in Turkey as well as some unique, off-the-beaten-path things: 

• Queen Cleopatra’s ancient pools: Swim underneath the famous Roman temple’s ruins in these warm pools steeped in history just a few hours before closing to avoid crowds and have the place to ourselves!

• Private Bosphorus River cruise: Sail on your own private yacht and explore lesser-known, intimate estates along the riverfront.

• Pamukkale (Cotton Castle): Stay the night for a splendid sunset visit and avoid the hordes of day-trippers.

What’s included

  • 10 nights accommodation 
    Double occupancy, breakfast included
  • Local guides
  • Airport transfers
    For domestic flights
  • Ground transportation
    In private, air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3 flights
    Istanbul – Cappadocia / Cappadocia – Izmir / Pamukkale – Istanbul
  • Most activities
    As noted in itinerary; including sunrise hot air balloon and private Bosphorus yacht cruise
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • Airport pick-up
  • Most dinners
  • 3 lunches
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Airport drop-off
  • International flight
  • Supplementary insurance

Available Packages

Standard Payment Plan
Available until September 19, 2022

The final payment is due 75 days before trip start date. 

Deposit: $1,000

Available options

Single Supplement
Pre-Night Hotel Room
Post- Night Hotel Room


Day 1

Welcome to Turkey! Settle into your hotel in Istanbul followed by some free time to walk around and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the former capital of the Ottoman Empire at your leisure. The Old City is chalked full of wondrous Byzantine and Ottoman churches and palaces that will transport you back in time. We suggest dropping by one of the many bazaars and getting lost in the labyrinth of stalls selling spices, fresh produce and homemade Turkish pastries. To fight off jet lag, go for a cup of Turkey’s famous coffee that’ll put an extra pep in your step!


  • Transfers: Airport pick-up
  • Activities: Free time
  • Accommodation: Hotel

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Globe Drifters
40 reviews
Not a Vacation but an Experience of a Lifetime! Globe Drifters' recipe for great trips is simple: Small groups, unique accommodation and handpicked destinations & experiences. We pride ourselves in putting the human experience at the heart of our tours. We are committed to creating memorable trips with the best local guides. Every trip is amended each year to translate your thoughts and our research into experiences you'll remember for a lifetime!


I had a good time. Turkey exceeded my expectations. Beautiful country with delicious food, wonderful people and we stayed at some amazing places. Sandy was an exceptional guide and went above and beyond what most guides would do. She was always available and whenever their were hiccups in the trip she made sure that everything got taken care of. Unfortunately, the local guide was not up to the job and she also had to step up and fill his shoes as well. I am sure that you will find a better one that is more suited for the job. I would highly recommend this tour!
By Sandra R for Turkey : May 2022 on 20 May, 2022
Such an amazing trip with awesome women!!! Sandy did an incredible job and made the trip so much fun.
By Nancy M for Turkey : May 2022 on 20 May, 2022
The trip was well organized and we were able to experience all that Morocco has to offer. Our tour leader, Adil was very knowledgeable and he made the trip fun with his many stories and details about Moroccan culture.
By Gina L for Morocco on 19 May, 2022
Egypt is an excursion! Wear some very supportive shoes/boots due to uneven ground. BUT, this trip is totally awesome! The temples, pyramids, sights and sounds of Egypt are unparalleled!
By Brenda T for Egypt on 14 May, 2022
This EGYPT trip was awesome!! Great accommodations, great company, good food. Everything well planned and executed! Once in a lifetime type of trip! Jodie was the perfect host!
By Sidney H for Egypt on 14 May, 2022
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