Turkey : October 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

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

Globe Drifters
  • Facebook verified
62 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

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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
62 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!


The villa and grounds were lovely, our staycation host, Sandy, was very fun and accommodating and took care of our every need. We were also blessed with a fabulous group of people staying at the villa, which made this staycation extra special.
By Sandra H for 15 Day Trip in Tuscany/Umbria Villa on 23 Jun, 2022
We had the best time on our Italy vacation! Sandy was amazing, attending to all the details and making sure we all had the best options for our trip. The villa is lovely, the town was so fun to discover for food, shoping, views, relaxing and good times. We couldn't have asked for a better group of people to tour with, great friendships were made on this trip!
By Colleen C for 15 Day Trip in Tuscany/Umbria Villa on 23 Jun, 2022
This is my first "group" trip with individuals I didn't know prior to landing in Italy. I could not have asked for a better experience. The trip was fantastic in every way. The group that were on this trip was awesome. We had so much fun!! The area was so picturesque and exceeded my expectations. The Villa was very comfortable and spacious. Sandy, our GD tour person was exceptional. She took care of each and every one of us and made sure we were all having the best time. I will treasure the memories of this adventure and will stay in touch with the "new" friends I've made.
By Rebecca S for 15 Day Trip in Tuscany/Umbria Villa on 23 Jun, 2022
Cannot speak highly enough about this trip! Globe Drifters is a wonderful company to work with. Very timely and informative correspondence received throughout the process. The location was spectacular. The Villa in Citta della Pieve was wonderful. Very comfortable. Cute. Beautiful area. The little town was charming and had wonderful food. The agenda was wonderful. Make sure you go to the sheep farm!! The group was a variety of individuals who clicked, and we had so much fun. By the end of the tour, it felt like family. Our tour leader Sandy was so wonderful! Sandy was attentive, responsive, caring, funny, sweet and so much fun! Plus she has a great playlist for dancing! Amazing trip!
By Tammie G for 15 Day Trip in Tuscany/Umbria Villa on 22 Jun, 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The villa is beautiful and the landscape absolutely stunning. The host Sandy was an absolute gem. She made sure that everyone was taken care of, was very inclusive so no one felt left out, and was fun to be around. She had to do a lot of adjusting and switching excursions around when the drivers and/or guides made last minute changes or cancellations. We had an amazing group of women on the trip (and one man) and everyone was pleasant and enjoyable to be around. I hope they are lasting friendships! There are a couple of items to be aware of. Because of all the wonderful excursions offered, carefully decide which ones you wish to go on. The cost varies depending upon the number of participants and people may drop out last minute. While most of the time, once committed, they will collect the transportation fee so as not to adversely affect those going, you might want to have a bit extra just in case you end up having to pay more as happened to a few of us for one excursion. The villa is a 25 euro taxi ride to and from the train station so it's a bit costly if you want to explore other towns on your own via the train.
By Therese Z for 15 Day Trip in Tuscany/Umbria Villa on 22 Jun, 2022
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