Turkey Backroads

06/21/2023 through 10/17/2024
06/21/2023 through 10/24/2024
Intrepid Travel

Turkey Backroads

Set out on a five-day trip through Turkey, packed full of ancient monuments and local moments. Wander through Turkey’s capital of Ankara, learn about the country’s deep history, explore the Mausoleum of Atatürk and then roam around the picturesque streets of Eskisehir, enjoying a gondola ride on the Porsuk river. Stroll the lively streets of Istanbul with your local leader and let them show you where to get the best islak burger in town. This trip is designed so that even if you’re short on time, you can explore the backroads of Turkey and uncover all the good stuff.


  • Bogazkale – Hattusha UNESCO Archaeological Site
  • Ankara – Orientation Walk
  • Ankara – Mausoleum of Ataturk
  • Eskisehir – Gondola Ride
  • Eskisehir – Odunpazari Village Visit
  • Istanbul – Taksim District Orientation Walk


  • Discover UNESCO world heritage site – Hattusas Ancient Site – known for its well-preserved temples and royal residences.
  • Explore Turkey’s capital of Ankara during a guided orientation walk that will lead you to the Mausoleum of Atatürk, founder, and first president of the Turkish Republic.
  • You’ll dig into local Turkish delicacies like the famous wet burgers, enjoy a local lunch at a traditional Aspava and get your taste buds tingling with a borek tasting.
  • Be mesmerised by the picturesque streets of Eskisehir and enjoy a gondola ride on the city’s Porsuk river.
  • Wander the continent-straddling metropolis of Istanbul, strutting your stuff with the locals on a popular street, sipping rich coffee and discovering the secret corners of the city.


Day 1 Cappadocia/Ankara
Day 2 Ankara
Day 3 Eskisehir
Day 4 Istanbul
Day 5 Istanbul

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