All About Turkey

All About Turkey

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All About Turkey

19 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul

Visiting: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Kusadasi, Fethiye, Saklikent Gorge, Dalyan, St. Nicholas Island, Kaş, Limanağzı Beach Servis, Demre, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, İstanbul

Tour operator:

Travel Talk Tours

Tour code:

TLT

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

35 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18 - 59 years

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

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Tour Overview

19-day All About Turkey is cultural discovery, unique history, incredible wonders and a blue cruise in the Mediterranean. Discover the wonders of Istanbul and lose yourself in the Grand Bazaar before cruising along the Bosphorus. Visit the shores of Gallipoli, and head to Troy to pose with fabled Trojan horse. Visit the well-preserved ancient sites of Pergamum and Ephesus before discovering the stunning nature at Saklikent canyon. Embark on an unforgettable 7-day gulet cruise through sunny bays and vibrant ports. Then immerse yourself in the natural healing powers of Pamukkale and brace for tha magical Cappadocia. Fly over the fairy-chimneys and walk around Goreme Open-air Museum.

Highlights

  • Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside.

  • Ephesus excavated remains reflect centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire – when it was the Mediterranean’s main commercial center.

  • The Topkapi Palace, or the Seraglio, is a large museum in the east of the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey.

  • Spend one week sailing Turkey’s incredible coast on a traditional Gulet boat

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Istanbul
Location:

Istanbul


Accommodation:

Hotel


Accommodation Name:

Ottoman Legacy – 5 Star


Meals Included:

No Meals


Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.

Included Activities
Welcome Meeting
Optional Activities
Group Dinner

Day 2 : Istanbul
Location:

Istanbul


Accommodation:

Hotel, Ottoman Legacy – 5 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast


After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.




Included Activities
Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum
Optional Activities
Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10
Entrance Fees
Blue Mosque - Free
Hagia Sophia - Free
Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL

Day 3 : Gallipoli
Location:

Gallipoli


Accommodation:

Hotel, Kolin - 5 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli. A place of important significance for Aussies and Kiwis, we will visit the beach and cemeteries at ANZAC Cove, before paying our respects at memorial sites Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.

Included Activities
Sightseeing of Anzac Cove
Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery
Sightseeing of Lone Pine
Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair
Sightseeing of War Trenches

Day 4 : Troy, Kusadasi
Location:

Kusadasi


Accommodation:

Hotel, Marina - 4 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. Spend the afternoon in the the seaside town of Kusadasi.




Included Activities
Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City
Entrance Fees
Troy Ancient City - 50 TL

Day 5 : Ephesus, Fethiye
Location:

Fethiye


Accommodation:

Hotel, Greenland - 4 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


After breakfast, our first stop is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the afternoon we depart for Fethiye where we can explore the buzzing resort town.


Included Activities
Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City
Entrance Fees
Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL

Day 6 : Fethiye, Saklıkent, Oludeniz
Location:

Saklikent Gorge


Accommodation:

Hotel, Greenland - 4 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


After breakfast we make our way to Saklikent, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will then continue our journey to Oludeniz. Besides its spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery, Oludeniz is also popular for its water sport. Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including paragliding and microlighting. Late in the afternoon we depart for our overnight stay in Fethiye.


Included Activities
Sightseeing of Saklikent
Sightseeing of Oludeniz
Optional Activities
Paragliding - EUR 120
Entrance Fees
Saklıkent - 10 TL
Oludeniz Beach - 7 TL

Day 7 : Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye
Location:

Dalyan


Accommodation:

Hotel, Greenland - 4 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


Our next stop is Dalyan, a small town situated along the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty. We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of world famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a fantastic boat ride we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea.


Included Activities
Dalyan Boat Trip
Mud Bath
Iztuzu Beach
Optional Activities
Mud Bath
Iztuzu Beach
Entrance Fees
Mud Bath - 8 TL
Iztuzu Beach - 1 TL

Day 8 : Fethiye, Gulet Cruise On Med
Location:

Fethiye


Accommodation:

Turkish Traditional Gulet


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we set sail for our eight day adventure, along Turkey’s crystal-clear coastline towards Samanlik Bay. Swim in the secluded bay, soak up the sun and enjoy your first day with new friends aboard the gullet.

Included Activities
Gulet Cruise on Mediterranean

Day 9 : Samanlik Bay, St. Nicholas Island
Location:

St. Nicholas Island


Accommodation:

Turkish Traditional Gulet


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


First Stop: Butterfly Valley! Watch beautiful butterflies flutter in the sky, visit waterfalls or work on your tan on the beach. Next, we visit the blue lagoon of Oludeniz for insta-worthy views and a dip in its deep blue waters. Before dinner, we make our way to St Nicholas Island to explore impressive Byzantine ruins and watch the most epic sunset!


Included Activities
Samanlik Bay
St.Nicholas Island

Day 10 : St. Nicholas Island, Kas, Limangazi Bay
Location:

Kaş


Accommodation:

Turkish Traditional Gulet


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning we make our way to the port town of Kas, to check out the local markets where you can buy your weight in Turkish delight! Jump back on board, as we dock near Limanagzi for dinner and some drinks.


Included Activities
St. Nicholas Island
Kas
Limanagzi Bay

Day 11 : Limangazi Bay, Smugglers Cove
Location:

Limanağzı Beach Servis


Accommodation:

Turkish Traditional Gulet


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Ahoy, me hearties it’s time to set sail to Smugglers cove! En route we will be making stops at the castle in Simena, sunken ruins of Kekova and of course a refreshing swim spot. Then it will be time to don your finest pirate attire as you shake ye booty into the wee hours at Smugglers Cove!


Included Activities
Limanagzi Bay
Smugglers Cove

Day 12 : Smugglers Cove, Demre, Limangazi Bay
Location:

Demre


Accommodation:

Turkish Traditional Gulet


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today, we sail to Demre, also the home to St Nicholas of Myra or more famously known as Santa Claus. Here you may meet Caretta Caretta turtles in the sea, but approach carefully! Spend the day snorkeling, swimming and exploring the town, before we spend the evening on board for dinner and sunset views.
Accommodation


Included Activities
Smugglers Cove
Demre
Limanagzi Bay

Day 13 : Limangazi Bay, Kalkan, Firnaz Bay
Location:

Limanağzı Beach Servis


Accommodation:

Turkish Traditional Gulet


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We continue our voyage to the coastal town of Kalkan. Swim in the turquoise waters, and stroll though the cobbled streets to find some tasty local food and shops.


Included Activities
Limangazi Bay
Kalkan
Firnaz Bay

Day 14 : Firnaz Bay, Fethiye
Location:

Fethiye


Accommodation:

Turkish Traditional Gulet


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Spend the day swimming and soaking in the Mediterranean rays, before sailing to our final destination, Fethiye. Nature lovers cane take an optional excursion to Saklikent National Park here. Enjoy your final dinner aboard, and spend the night in town as we say goodbye to an amazing week sailing the Turkish coast.


Included Activities
Firnaz Bay
Fethiye

Day 15 : Fethiye, Pamukkale
Location:

Pamukkale


Accommodation:

Hotel, Hierapark - 4 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


It's time to get your cameras out, because today is a photographers dream! Today we will visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape.

Included Activities
Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces
Entrance Fees
Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL

Day 16 : Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Location:

Cappadocia


Accommodation:

Hotel, Avrasya - 4 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


Today we sit back and relax on the coach, as we head to Cappadocia. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).




Included Activities
Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City
Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley
Optional Activities
Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL
Entrance Fees
Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL

Day 17 : Cappadocia
Location:

Cappadocia


Accommodation:

Hotel, Avrasya - 4 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Dinner


Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art. Tonight get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish night.

Included Activities
Goreme Open Air Museum Visit
Sightseeing of Cavusin
Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley
Sightseeing of Uchisar
Optional Activities
Turkish Night Show - 160 TL
Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR
Entrance Fees
Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

Day 18 : Cappadocia, Istanbul
Location:

İstanbul


Accommodation:

Hotel, Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star


Meals Included:

Breakfast


This morning we visit the dramatically beautiful Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening.



Day 19 : Istanbul
Location:

İstanbul


Meals Included:

Breakfast


Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel (11:00am).


What's Included

  • Accommodation

    5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.

  • Airport Transfer

    From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

  • Meals

    18 breakfasts | 7 lunches | 15 dinners

  • Transportation

    Air-conditioned modern coach.

  • Guide

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What's Not Included

  • Any flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Meals not stated in the itinerary

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Tips & gestures

  • Visa fees

  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums

  • Optional activities

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Add Ons

Local Payment: £

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    40

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No passenger under the age of 18

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our tours are suitable for any traveller above 18 years old. The majority of Travel Talkers are from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or Europe, however we always have travellers from all over the world. What brings them together is a passion for travel, discovering authentic cultures and experiencing unique adventures with like-minded travellers.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travel Talk, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the design of our trips just the same. Together with our guests, we strive to make a positive impact on local p

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travel talk tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 70% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 85% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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