Turkey

Escape into ancient history and Sapphire Seas

Bridging two continents, Turkey is a fascinating cultural mosaic, rich in treasures from famed empires spanning 5,000 years. It’s also a paradise for languid relaxation amid breathtaking settings. We’ve spent more than two decades honing our trips here, so you can savor it all, from arresting ruins to sailing by marvelous gulet, from Cappadocia’s geologic splendor to Istanbul’s historic sites. Our guides, your wise, amiable companions, call to mind the saying, "To call a Turk gracious is needlessly repetitive."

Hagia Sophia in Turkey with GeoEx

We have a goodly group of Turkey fanatics here at GeoEx; give us one trip to plan to Turkey, and we’ll make you one too. Most of our travelers opt to visit a variety of this deeply charming, quintessentially family-friendly country’s innumerable, top-notch attractions. The beautifully bizarre limestone karsts and cave towns of Cappadocia are a favorite. Jeep tours and trekking in the Taurus Mountains make a rare treat. We use only the finest gulets in Asia Minor’s incomparable Sapphire Seas, roaming Greek ruins by day and anchoring in peaceful inlets at night. And our deep connections in Turkey mean we can arrange exclusive events like an after-hours dinner—complete with chamber music—among the vestiges of Ephesus.

Whether you want to snorkel over ancient ruins, hike the Kackar Mountains, chart your own course on a private yacht, see Istanbul through a local’s eyes, trace the Silk Road, or indulge your taste buds, we are well equipped to handle all the details. If Turkey’s on your list (and we believe it certainly should be), we would be honored to arrange your journey.

Sample Itineraries

Istanbul & the Aegean Coast

  • 5-day gulet cruise, with snorkeling
  • Guided visit of iconic Aya Sofya
  • Meet local chefs & families
  • 14 Days
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Turkey Family Odyssey

  • Cooking & games with a local family
  • Swim & snorkel from your own gulet
  • Istanbul’s monuments & markets
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Eastern Turkey

  • See remnants of countless cultures
  • Mount Nemrut, an archaeological gem
  • 12,000-year-old site of Göbeklitepe
  • 13 days, with caravanserais
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