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The mystic Sufi order known as the 'Whirling Dervishes'
Turkey sailing boat
Antalya's theatre at Aspendos
Take a bite out of Istanbul
Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar - a labyrinth of 4500 stalls
Get lost in the streets of Istanbul
Istanbul Mosque at Dusk
Fall in love with Cappadocia
Pamukkale Pools
Anzac Cove in Turkey
Experience the streets of Istanbul
Basketball at dusk
Sail Turkey
Camels in Cappadocia
Locals of Turkey
Kas' laid-back charm and ancient Greek theatre
Sailing in Turkey
Icelandic horse
Reykjavik Street Art
Hallgrimskirkja church
An Iceland cafe
Bükk National Park
Barcelona
Hospital de Órbigo
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cesky Krumlov
Prague
Pletna boat ride to St Mary's Church on Lake Bled
Ljubljana’s Old Town
Downtown Warsaw
Street art in Krakow's ghetto
  • Trips & tours in Europe

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    18 days
    from US $1970

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Countries visited: Turkey
    Think of this trip as a Turkish kebab with the lot. Chunks of Istanbul’s Old Town, dollops of Ayvalik charm, only the freshest of Cappadocia garnishings and Pamukkale hot...
    11 days
    from US $1010

    Whirling Turkey

    Countries visited: Turkey
    Kick off your trip in Istanbul with some Grand Bazaar and Old Town times. Head to Gallipoli then on to Ayvalik for some delicious treats. Next up is ancient Selcuk and Greco-Roman...
    8 days
    from US $1675

    Let's Split for Venice

    Countries visited: Croatia, Italy, Slovenia
    A chunk of Croatia, a slice of Slovenia and a pinch of Italy – what a trifecta. Wander through Roman ruins in Split, soak up the sublime scenery of Plitvice Lakes National...
    10 days
    from US $1380

    To the Balkans & Beyond

    Countries visited: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia
    Wondering why people bang on about the Balkans? Find out for yourself by hitting up the thermal pools in Budapest, shouting rounds of brandy in Belgrade, eating your weight in...
    8 days
    from US $1220

    Spain on the Brain

    Countries visited: Spain
    Oh Spain… how you dazzle us with architectural feats and artistic treats, enrich us with historic treasures and nourish us with sangria and tapas! From charismatic cities full of boisterous bars and hip galleries, to...
    15 days
    from US $2185

    Souks & Siestas

    Countries visited: Spain, Morocco
    Spain and Morocco – what a pair. In Morocco, experience the sights of Casablanca, meander Fes’ medinas and then chill out in the hills of Chefchaouen. Once you hit...
    11 days
    from US $1040

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Countries visited: Turkey
    Start with a kebab in Istanbul, leave for Gallipoli then zoom through Eceabat to Ayvalik for a visit to Troy and harbourside bevvies. On to Selcuk to explore Ephesus (where Antony...
    5 days
    from US $510

    Five days in the Fairylands

    Countries visited: Turkey
    Fairies, valleys, kebabs ­– oh my! You’ve got a handful of days to get to grips with cracking Cappadocia and here’s how you do it: get totes historic in Kaleici, go underground in Derinkuyu, hike the Ihlara...
    15 days
    from US $1505

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Countries visited: Turkey
    Take two weeks to discover all that makes Turkey remarkable. A land of true beauty and cultural contrast awaits you. It's the warmth and cuisine of the locals, the picture perfect beaches, azure seas, ancient ruins and...
    8 days
    from US $1730

    Ruling the Riviera - Reverse

    Countries visited: France
    Sun. Mediterranean. Yacht. French Riviera. HMS Geckos. Sail from Nice and make stops at Cannes and Saint-Tropez while you make your way to Marseille. Live the high life - you...
  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Lucy - Australia, 3 June, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was a complete delight. The tour leader, Emir Sagir was really what made the trip so special. Nothing was too much trouble and his kindness and sense of humor meant that everyone was always having a great time.

    Whirling Turkey

    Michele - Australia, 2 July, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Lovely to discover and take a Geckos tour with my friend who's travelled to India and Vietnam previously. Great way to travel hassel free. Appreciate support from Aynur and Jan in your HQ in Istanbul to reassure me after my slip on the car ferry to Canakkale on a very wet morning. 

    Whirling Turkey

    Carla - United Kingdom, 9 July, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour - giving a good overview of some of the more noteworthy sites in Turkey - but do look at your guidebook as there are some equally awesome sights nearby that you can easily reach by taxi in your spare time!

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Julia - New Zealand, 3 Sep, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Guide was great and the whole trip ran really smoothly. He was very keen to show us Turkish culture and he was extremly knowledgable. I feel as if I saw a lot of Turkey in 15 days, however at times I felt as if too much was being crammed into the days. It was great to have recommendations of places to eat etc from our guide, however occasionally it would have been good to be able to make up our own minds.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Paula - United Kingdom, 1 Jan, 1970
    4
    Overall Rating

    We really enjoyed this trip - lots to see and do. Cappadocia was just the best!

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Carla - Australia, 25 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic tour. Accomdation standards were better than expected and transport was easy and clean.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Melanie - Australia, 18 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Turkey is such a beautiful country and I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering a trip to this region of the world!

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Margaret - Australia, 11 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was a fast moving tour with many places visited. But strangely enough there was also plenty of time to unwind and relax. Really gave an overall picture of Turkey. Highly recommended.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Gary - Canada, 27 Apr, 2013
    2
    Overall Rating

    This is an action-packed two week trip that hits the highlights of your trip to Turkey. It's hard to set up a tour in this country as their is so much to do. Take it easy on the first leg of the trip. By the end, a lot of our group became ill, or unsettled that put a damper on the last few days. Those that were healthy started running out of things to do in Cappadocia, the town is way too touristy. For a more authentic experience, I'd recommend leaving this group early and traveling back to Istanbul by yourselves. It's a shame we spent so long there, and jammed up the front part of the trip.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Marie - Canada, 27 Apr, 2013
    2
    Overall Rating

    Ottoman is Not Just a Footstool is definitely an action-packed holiday! We were able to see all the sites in Turkey which we were hoping to see in a two-week time frame. With other tour companies, after we paid our deposit, we were given a much more detailed itinerary, complete with some history about each location. With Geckos, we didn't even know how long we'd be in the bus each day. Communication is definitely lacking.

    Whirling Turkey

    Benjamath - Australia, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    the bus ride from konya was so long. a waste of a day. perhaps do a night bus?

    Whirling Turkey

    Martin - Switzerland, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip as expected from Geckos! Got a much better impression of Turkey than I had before. Perfect balance between sights, food and free time and very nice group atmosphere too!

    Whirling Turkey

    Amanda - Australia, 23 Mar, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    A lot of travel in a small amount of time however saw so much.

    Whirling Turkey

    Jonathan - United Kingdom, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great trip, will definitely visit turkey again, and would be more than happy to travel with Gecko again.

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Kelly - Australia, 16 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Was such an awesome experience and adventure, will never forget my Turkey tour and the amazing new friends I made.

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Christopher - United Kingdom, 16 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Outstanding holiday. So much to see and experience. The tour not just showed us the sights, but allowed us to experience this wonderful country.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Jade - Australia, 18 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    One of the best holidays I've ever had - the experiences just got better and better the further we went. Great group and I had an amazing time. It went too quickly though!!

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Jacqui - Australia, 6 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip was good value and an efficient way to explore turkey. The best part was our tour leader Pinar, who made the experience a personal and memorable holiday.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Steve - Australia, 6 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Small group, 10 people, made it really good. Tour Leader Pinar was excellent!

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Jacqueline - Australia, 8 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip offered a wonderful variety of Turkish experiences in terms of food, scenic attractions, historic and archaeological sites and opportunities to relate to Turkish people in their everyday lives. We were lucky to have a group which shared many of these interests and a tour leader who made the experience both fun and a meaningful cultural experience.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    James - Australia, 29 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall great value for money and enough free time to do own thing. Accommodation appropriate for type of trip and as we had over ten people for part of trip, having our own bus instead of relying on local transport all the time was a great bonus! At 50 I thought I was getting too old for the trip but there were even older people! Perhaps the target travelling group needs to be amended.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Vanessa - Canada, 29 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was pretty much what I expected. Everything was arranged and the accommodation was adequate with decent breakfasts. There was enough planned activity and free time.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Vanessa - Canada, 29 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was pretty much what I expected. Everything was arranged and the accommodation was adequate with decent breakfasts. There was enough planned activity and free time.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Sarah - Australia, 6 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Loved it the guide was great and loved all the places we went to a really good trip.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Fran - Australia, 8 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had a great time with a group of wonderful people.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Kris - Australia, 8 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, so much fun

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    amy - Australia, 18 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    this tour was amazing and showed me thqt turkey has so much to offer. i had no idea of the diversity of the country and this tour showed a little bit of everything. each day got better and better!

    Whirling Turkey

    margaret - Australia, 4 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Loved the tour - wanted to stay everywhere longer - had the best time ever - wonderful group, excellent tour guide - a trip of a life time.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Alison - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This tour exceeded all of our expectations... a glorious mix of history, natural beauty and man-made marvels. I highly recommend this tour to everyone!

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Leilani - United Kingdom, 1 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great variety of experiences. I was very happy with the places visited, food provided and accommodation. There was a good mix of culture, history, beach time and geography all experienced with a great group of people. Our guide was great at bringing the places to life as well.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Alex - Australia, 4 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip overall was brilliant. Firat and Omer (our driver) were both utterly professional, but fun as well. I thought the value for money could not be beaten and the extras were great. (I'd skip the Turkish night next time though). Group size was perfect and given the heat having the private bus was a real bonus

    Whirling Turkey

    Ilana - Australia, 21 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip is very fast pace, your always on the go, which is great as you are never bored. Though may feel like at times you dont get to stay in one place long enough.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Chris - Australia, 16 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was a fantastic way to explore Turkey, covering major destinations as well as some less well-known, but these were a highlight as well - a fantastic, more local experience. Mehmet was a great tour leader, and I think he fit in well with the tour group - with everyone being around 30+-5yrs it was also a really good group!

    Whirling Turkey

    Amy - Australia, 21 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Really great trip. Covered a lot of a Turkey in only a short time. Be prepared to see lots of amazing sites but also long bus trips.

    Whirling Turkey

    Rita - Australia, 21 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I feel it would be beneficial for people to know they can leave suitcases etc in storage at the first hotel and travel lightly...I am grateful at the last minute I did this as I would have been very unhappy / stressed etc trying to lug my suitcase around cobbled streets, up and down stairs etc!

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Judy - Australia, 23 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Oh wow! Turkey exceeded my expections. What a fascinating, colourful country with friendly locals, incredible history, great food and such varied scenery, despite most if it being in ruins!

    Whirling Turkey

    Amanda - Canada, 16 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, but some of the restaurants chosen by the guide were sub-par. First time on Gecko's adventure and would do again...

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Skye - Australia, 12 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Whirling Turkey

    Stephen - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    3
    Overall Rating

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Michael - Australia, 23 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Taking the Mykonos

    Tara - United Kingdom, 11 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I was originally not fully aware of the number of optional extras and was therefore shocked to realize that without participating in any of the additional tours, there would really be no trip at all. The fact that the optional extras were very reasonably priced really made up for this.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Margaret - Canada, 4 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This is a fabulous way to see this beautiful country. Turkey has tremendous amount of history and monuments to see. As well, the natural beauty of this country is breathtaking, one of my highlights was Pamukkale--absolutely breathtaking. However all the places and sites we have visited have greatly inspired me. I strongly recommend this trip to anyone who is thinking of visiting Turkey. The local tour guide -- Osman Aksoy, was very knowledgable and helpful. Thank you to Gecko's and Osman for a fabulous trip. :)

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Barbara - New Zealand, 4 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Geckos policy of having local people as their guides is a real bonus, you get a real impression of the culture and local customs. As a end to three months of travelling solo through Europe is was great to have a well organised and managed group holiday. The mix of people that use geckos is fantastic. Turkey is an incredible country to visit, full of surprises and an eclectic mix of culture. Going on a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia was an absolute highlight.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    kim - Australia, 18 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    the trip covered a really good spectrum of thıngs in Turkey. My suggestion would be to allow more time at Gallıpolı - ıt felt rushed. Also scrap Chımeara and Olympos and allow 2 days ın Antalya, such a beautıful place. The cruıse was awesome, ın fact ıt was all fantastıc. Loved ıt!!!

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    McKimm - Australia, 18 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    For two people aged 60+ we could not have covered so much ground with the security of knowing that transport and accommodation were secured. The places visited were amazing and the knowledge of the tour guide was excellent. The dynamics of the group were never a problem. It all worked well.

    Whirling Turkey

    Rachel - United Kingdom, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Whirling Turkey

    Janine - New Zealand, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Andrew & Janette - Australia, 23 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Christie - Canada, 23 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Irene - Canada, 22 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I thought for a budget trip we saw an incredible amount and covered a lot of territory. We would have liked to have had a bit more free time in cities like Antalya and Fetiyhe.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Donald - United States, 22 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Awesome country with a great guide, Selen. She showed a real passion for her country and was always prepared, never showing any sign of being tired of the tour and ready to head home. She did not want the tour to end.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Jason - Australia, 20 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall a great tour seeing some beautiful parts of Turkey. Food was good, lots of travel but thats to be expected.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Brendan - New Zealand, 9 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Jam packed itinerary, lots of fun and great value for money!

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Ian - Australia, 19 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip overall was excellent ,the History of the ruins and the places visited ,amazing. I would recommend this trip to anybody . Try and organize to go with our tour leader Selen Nur Caliskan who is an archaeologist and a most capabile tour leader.

    Greece Encompassed

    Hazel - Australia, 24 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour leader was one of the best that I have every had - she was very mindful of each participant in the group. Everything went smoothly - all buses were on time, accommodation organised etc.

    Greek Island Hopper

    Andrew - Australia, 28 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Pefect tour for a traveller looking for some company, but still have a lot of free time to do and explore on your own. Having all the ferries, transfers and hotels organised, made the trip very easy and relaxing.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Marcus - Australia, 5 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall a pleasant trip. Covered alot in a short amount of time.

    Greece Encounter

    Natalya - Canada, 24 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was well organized with a good combination of free time and company of others. Excellent guide and driver. Moraig was very knowledgeable, accomodating, and bonded us together. Thank you

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Kylie - Australia, 23 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The itinerary was fantastic but with the Anzac Day trip it may be worth spending an extra night in Canakkale as it was extra hard to recover from the Anzac Day night and get to see the twon. Another night would have made my day. Also the sailing was great but you felt like we didn't go anywhere, maybe one night would have been enough.

    Whirling Turkey

    Tiffany - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Rebekah - Australia, 23 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Turkey Land and Sea was the perfect introduction to a fabulous country, and a great way to see so many different aspects without covering huge travel distances. I only had two weeks off work so it was great to be able to do so much in such a short time. Our local guide also made a big difference, giving us a connection to the people that I otherwise wouldn't have had on my own. Highly recommended by me!

    Whirling Turkey

    Nilam - United Kingdom, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Whirling Turkey

    Steven - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Where the Ruins Meet the Sea

    Duncan - Australia, 23 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, wide variety of sites covered and especially good to include the Gallipoli ANZAC experience. Beautiful country with lots to see and generally helpfull people

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Joanne - Australia, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Bronte - Australia, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Geckos trips are brilliantly run, with awesome itineraries, interesting places to go with a good pace and mix of experiences. The group size is small enough to really enjoy lots of fun together. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

    Whirling Turkey

    Samantha - Australia, 24 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour! So many added extras that we thought were going to be at an extra charge. The private van was also a added bonus.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Simon - Georgia, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Nathan - United Kingdom, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was brilliant we got to do so much and the guide worked hard to make sure we could do what we wanted.
    The tour was quite expensive and there did not seem to be many included activities.
    We had a private minibus for most of the trip instead of a public transport, which I was disapointed about, but I realise I was in the minority.

    Whirling Turkey

    Kerrie - Australia, 24 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Whirling Turkey

    Colleen - Canada, 24 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was a great tour overall - just a small suggestion. It would be great to have a good explanation of what the "whirling dervishes" are BEFORE the ceremony so people can make a more informed decision about going. I didn't realize it meant watching a very solemn religious ceremony.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    Kenneth - United States, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    great experience. knowledgable and friendly tour leader (Osman Aksoy)

    Whirling Turkey

    Paul - Australia, 24 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The 10 Turkey Adventure was graded as a Budget tour. The tour lived up to greater than what I thought. Hotels were clean and transport was very efficient. The tour leader Korhan was very knowledgable in explaining about Turkey and it's history, plus was an easy going approachable tour leader. Both included and optional activities were worth the expense.
    All up, a trip enjoyed by all involved.

    Turkey: Meat and Stuffing

    Gail - Australia, 29 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I have very fond memories of my time in Turkey. It was the highlight of my 6 months travelling in Europe & the Middle East. Turkey is a beautiful country, with a rich culture and history. I was very fortunate to have had Faaruk Yildiz as our tour guide who played a large role in making our trip so enjoyable. I went on the Turkish Odyssey tour starting on the 2/6/11 (I think). The itinerary of the tour was really good and covered all the key areas of Turkey, giving me a good taste of life in Turkey.

    Ottoman is not Just a Footstool

    michaela - Australia, 03 Sep, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fell in love with Turkey..the people, the food, the scenery...all awesome

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