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Discover Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, & The Turquoise Coast

Discover Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, & The Turquoise Coast

$2,995 per person

Multiple Tour Dates Available:

October 6-15, 2022 //  May 18-27, 2023

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Poised at the crossroads between East and West, Turkey never fails to fascinate. Gain unique insight into the country’s rich heritage, shaped by the influences of myriad cultures and empires.

MEJDI Exclusive Socially Conscious Experiences:

  • Visit the harem in Topkapi Palace, once the supposed home of close to 1,000 women, from various nationalities and ethnicities, and discuss the role of women in Turkey throughout history and in modern day.
  • Meet with a representative from a local NGO for the support of women suffering from parental, sexual, ethnic, political, and social issues.
  • Sit down with a refugee currently living in Istanbul for a discussion on refugeeism in Turkey.
  • Attend a traditional Turkish pottery demonstration at a local pottery cooperative and learn how this traditional handicraft has been passed down for centuries.
  • Attend a ceremony of the Semazen, or whirling dervishes—mystical Sufi dancers who spin themselves into a spiritual trance.
  • Have lunch with a local family in their home in Cappadocia.
  • Enjoy fruit wine tasting and a scenic walk through a vineyard in Şirince, a traditional Turkish and Greek village and discuss the relationship between Turkey and Greece throughout history and in the present day.
  • Tour a local center for leather production and learn about the leather trade.

Check out the detailed itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Before you Register:

  • Read through the Terms and Conditions
  • Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.


  • 10+ Paying Participants – $2,995

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Special Offer: $99.00 per person (for deposits made through 2022, otherwise $300)

Trip Includes

  • 9 nights’ accommodation at the following 4- & 5- star hotels or similar (double occupancy): Elite World Istanbul, Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel Cappadocia, Charisma Deluxe Hotel Kuşadası
  • 1 local guide for 9 days
  • 8 days of private bus transportatio
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Internal flight (Istanbul - Cappadocia - İzmir)
  • Meals listed in the itinerary: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
  • Water on the bus throughout the tour
  • US-based customer service representatives

Trip Does Not Include

  • International airfare (US-Istanbul; İzmir-Istanbul-US)
  • Travel Insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Single Supplement-$715
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
  • Drinks at included meals
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section