Turkish & Georgian Explorer

Tbilisi - Istanbul

16 days through Georgia, Turkey
FROM: $1790 USD + 380 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Guesthouse 1 night
Basic Hotel 4 nights
Camping without facilities 3 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 8, Lunches x 2, Dinners x 6
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZTT
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This overland journey combines two richly historical destinations on the intersection of Europe and Asia. On the one hand we have Turkey, on which the Romans, Ottomans and Byzantines have all made their mark; and on the other we have the small country of Georgia, a strongly Orthodox Christian country with some of the finest Christian sites in the world. It's also thought to be the oldest winemaking country in the world.

There are plenty of sights to see on this tour, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the battlefields on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the ruins of the lost city of Troy, and the colourful Prometheus Caves. We also take a guided tour of the otherworldly geological wonder of Cappadocia with its magical hoodoos and undulating valleys of pink and white rock

We have no shortage of optional activities to take up, including quad biking, horse-riding, a massage at a traditional Georgian bath house and learning to make dolma and sarma at a Turkish cooking class. We'll also get to the heart of both cultures through sampling their aromatic and flavourful cuisines, where both Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences intersect.

Explore the amazing sights of Istanbul
Guided tour of Ancient Troy
Visit the Galipolli Peninsular and the battlefields
Ancient ruins of Ephesus
Olympos Beach and Fire mountain
Ancient Mountain City of Temossos
Take an optional balloon ride over Cappadocia
Guided tour of the valley & underground cities of Cappadocia
Visit the Black Sea at Batumi
Visit the Prometheus Caves near Kutaisi

A comfortable cultural and historical journey through two countries with well-developed infrastructure. A few nights' wild camping; otherwise we'll be staying in good local hotels. The standard itinerary isn't physically demanding, but there are opportunities to get involved with a few active pursuits.

Day 1 - Tbilisi (10th October 2020)

Border information: If you are joining in Tbilisi, you will most likely enter Georgia at Tbilisi International Airport (IATA code: TBS).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 6.00pm - on arrival please look out for a note from your leader with more information about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Tbilisi before the start of your trip with us - please contact your Sales Agent if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Tbilisi.

*Important note - do not bring any medicines containing tramadol, codeine, temazepam, morphine or opiates to Central Asia. These are illegal in all circumstances in most of Central Asia and you will risk arrest. If in doubt about a particular medicine, please do not bring it. See the notes at the bottom for more details.*


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Kutaisi (11th October 2020)
Day 3 - Batumi (12th October 2020)
Day 4 - Sumela (13th October 2020)
Day 5 - Zara (14th October 2020)
Day 6 - Goreme (15th October 2020)
Day 7 - Goreme (16th October 2020)
Day 8 - Egirdir (17th October 2020)
Day 9 - Olympos (18th October 2020)
Day 10 - Olympos (19th October 2020)
Day 11 - Pamukkale (20th October 2020)
Day 12 - Selcuk (21st October 2020)
Day 13 - Selcuk (22nd October 2020)
Day 14 - Gallipoli (23rd October 2020)
Day 15 - Istanbul (24th October 2020)
Day 16 - Istanbul - End Date (25th October 2020)

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15 Aug 20 Tbilisi
30 Aug 20 Istanbul
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10 Oct 20 Tbilisi
25 Oct 20 Istanbul
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31 Oct 20 Tbilisi
15 Nov 20 Istanbul
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16 Mar 21 Istanbul
31 Mar 21 Tbilisi

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01 Apr 21 Istanbul
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12 May 21 Tbilisi

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07 Jul 21 Tbilisi

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