Turkey: The Classics

The Classics

No trip to Turkey is complete without a visit to one of the classic destinations, like Cappadocia, Ephesus, or Istanbul. Understanding that many travelers opt to tackle these regions independently, Backpacker Concierge has devised an array of mix-and-match services to compliment any self-booked program.

- Add a pop of color with a unique, off-the-beaten path excursion
- Enlist the services of an expertly trained guide and private driver
- Let us navigate you through the crowded hotel market and secure low rates for your perfect match

Cappadocia

The region of Cappadocia is spread across hundreds of kilometers and includes famous lunar landscapes, underground cities, rock cut churches, and glimpses into traditional village life. Of course, no visit to the area is complete without a few nights in one of the boutique cave hotels, nestled amongst the “ferry chimneys”.

Like our other classic destinations, Backpacker Concierge offers mix-and-match services in Cappadocia, like:

- Add a pop of color with a unique, off-the-beaten path excursion or sunrise hot air balloon ride
- Enlist the services of a trekking guide and private driver
- Let us navigate you through the crowded hotel market and secure low rates for your perfect match

Cappadocia includes Avanos, Goreme, Kaymakli, Kayseri, Mustafapasa, Neveshir, Soganli, Urgup, Uchisar, among other towns.

Ephesus + Beyond

It is no surprise that many Istanbulis are moving away from the hustle and bustle of the city and settling around Ephesus and areas further south. Fresh air, stunning scenery, and delicious food are on offer in a region with a tangible historic past.

It is not uncommon for travelers to spend weeks on end traversing the small hilltop towns and ruins, overnighting at thoughtful B&Bs, and simply immersing themselves in the local culture.

Check in with us for ideas on how to use the area around Ephesus as a base for further exploration. Farm tours, cooking classes, and guided historical visits are all on offer, as well as access to secluded hideaways.

Ephesus + Beyond includes Bodrum, Selcuk, Sirince, among other towns.

Istanbul

Our heart skips a beat whenever we think about the “city on seven hills”. Morning walks along the Bosphorus, afternoon coffee drinking sessions with city insiders, and late nights at Cihangir’s best eateries.

Let us curate your own love story with Istanbul.

With over 800 hotels and 8000 restaurants in the city now, most travelers have no idea where to start. Schedule a call with us and we will sort your hotel reservations and issue a recommended restaurant/café/bar list for your hotel’s area.

If you are looking for a truly in-depth visit to one of the city’s masterpieces, like Topkapi Palace or the Hagia Sofia, then we can coordinate the services of an amazing guide, whether it is an author, historian, or professor with expertise in what you are looking for.

Istanbul includes Beyoglu, Cihangir, Galata, Kadikoy, Sultanahmet, Taksim, among other districts.

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