This tour follows an almost identical itinerary to the Hidden Trails of Cappadocia (GV) tour and before going I noted reviews of that tour. It was a super tour including the rail departure from the Asian side of Intanbul and the sleeper journey to Konya. Although the walking programme in Cappadocia was all in the same area, the programme was arranged so that each day's programme explored a different facet of the landscape and country - I even learnt the basics of a Turkish numbered token game somewhat akin to rummy. Our tour leader inevitably won despite assistance to a guest player from an experienced villager. The rock formations, the construction of the rock cut churches and the frescos within were fascinating.
What was somewhat unexpected was that the terrain underfoot had a good number of parts where care was needed particularly when descending into the valleys and those people who had trekking poles were glad of them. All the walks were quite short as we had a chance to admire the flora, to have a full lunch and explore the churches. Hence this is not a holiday for the peak bagger or one who measures the quality of a walk by the miles covered, but for one mixing walking with interest it is ideal.
In this holiday I felt the 'In style' label reflected the fact that the Goreme hotel had spacious rooms and was reasonably well appointed rather than it being very luxurious, it had the advantage of being near the centre of the town. All the optional activities were excellent, those who went on the easily arranged hot-air ballooning were delighted with the experience. (DGV -1st October 2011)