Local Insider - Culture Trip's Guide to Majestic Turkey

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Turkey has proven to be one of our most popular destinations since we launched our curated, small group trips and its easy to see why. From the bazaars of Istanbul to the beautiful beaches of Antalya, the country sits on the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. Here’s a fascinating look at what Onur – our Local Insider on the ground – has lined up for you.

Culture Trip’s CEO Ana Jakimovska has visited Turkey a number of times, and has fallen in love with the country. Experienced traveller Onur first started with guided walking tours and has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Using all the experience he has gained over the last two decades, Onur has helped us put together a Majestic Turkey itinerary which includes popular highlights and hidden gems.

Onur is a genuine expert on all things Turkey

“We start in Istanbul, where two continents meet. It’s a big vibrant city and it gives you a good chance to see both the history and the modern side of Turkey. It’s a unique start”, Onur explains.

With three nights in Cappadocia, Onur tells us that he feels like the Culture Trip itinerary is one that lets you absorb and digest the places you visit, unlike many other tours.

Other highlights from our Majestic Turkey trip include

An overland journey across Turkey, stopping at key historical sites
Seize the opportunity for a Cappadocia hot-air balloon ride
Hike through the Red and Rose valleys
Go river rafting in the Koprulu Canyon National Park
Swim in the turquoise waters off the sunny Antalya coast

landscape with balloons floating in the air


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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

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