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Leave behind the well-worn route and discover Turkey's fascinating history and rich culture on this action-filled adventure. Explore the bustling streets of vibrant Istanbul before cycling through spectacular countryside, hiking ancient trails and kayaking over sunken Byzantine relics. Take up the challenge and experience all that Turkey has to offer.

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Snorkel in Anzac Cove, Tread the sorrowful soil at Gallipoli, Cycle through lush scenery around Kas, Hike along the ancient Lycian Way, Kayak over a sunken city, Walk among frozen waterfalls, Bathe in ancient thermal springs

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Stretch those legs in the backstreets of Istanbul in search of the city's hidden charms. Savour the delicious aromas of the Spice Bazaar or browse the vibrant Grand Bazaar for treasures.

Walk through the battlefields of Gallipoli where thousands of lives were lost. Break from the tragic past and snorkel in the warm waters of Anzac Cove.

Visit the historic Roman ruins of Ephesus before returning to Selcuk. A great way to enjoy free time here is by indulging in a scrub at the local hamam.

The seaside town of Fethiye provides a chance to visit the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy. If ruins aren't your thing, head to spectacular Saklikent Gorge or relax by the harbour with a cheesy pide.

Hike through olive groves and carob gardens on the ancient trails of the Lycian Way. Visit remote villages and take in stunning views of the Mediterranean along the way.

Trek along pine-blanketed mountain tracks and arrive in Turkey's chill-out capital, Kabak. Exchange hiking boots for oars on a kayaking adventure over a sunken Byzantine city. Cycle through the Kas countryside, passing rustic villages with breathtaking views of the Turquoise Coast.

Resembling a frozen waterfall, the chalky travertine at Pamukkale is a surreal sight. Explore the ancient city of Hierapolis or maybe bathe in thermal springs renowned for their healing properties.

On arrival in Istanbul, take a morning ferry ride across the Bosphorus to the European shore and marvel at Istanbul's stunning skyline.