Join a gay group trip and discover the cultural riches of Turkey. From Hagia Sophia to the ruins of Ephesus and the Caves of Cappadocia. As well as seeing modern-day Turkey, you’ll discover what remains of the Byzantine Empire.
When you’ve settled into the hotel we’ll have a welcome dinner and explore the local area. Over the next two days we’ll explore the Grand Bazaar, take a boat ride over the Bosporous and visit Hagia Sophia.
We’ll take a short flight to Izmir and take a trip into the distant past. The Roman city of Ephesus is well-preserved and it’ll give you a glimpse of antiquity.
We’ll sail the Turquoise Coast on a gullet, driver the Lycian Coast and visit the port city, Antalya. Here we can visit Hadrian’s Gate, built in 130AD to honour the emperor when he visited the city.
Today we’ll visit the ancient city of Perge, it was founded during the time of the Trojan War. A war that may never have happened, but let’s not split hairs. This city was visited by Alexander The Great and the Apostle Paul.
Today we’ll visit the home of the Whirling Dervishes in the Taurus Mountains. We’ll visit the local museum in Konya and learn about this mystic Sufi sect.
Today we’ll drive along the Anatolian plain to the Caves of Cappadocia. Here you’ll see the effects of rainfall on volcanic rock. We’ll also get the chance to watch a Whirling Dervish ceremony.
Early in the morning we’ll take a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.