Amazing Turkey by Land Small Group

Start: Istanbul Finish: Istanbul

Visiting: İstanbul, Istanbul, Gelibolu, Troy, Kuşadası, Ephesus, Fethiye, Saklıkent, Ölüdeniz, Dalyan, Pamukkale, Cappadocia


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour Operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 12 - 12

Age range: 18-50 years

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. A compact tour of Turkey’s amazing wonders and natural beauties. This 10-day tour starts off exploring the beautiful Istanbul, before heading to Gallipoli to pay respect to fallen soldiers at Anzac Cove. After this, you will head south and visit the ever popular Trojan Horse, before taking in the ancient wonders of Ephesus. Also included in this tour is a boat trip around Dalyan coast. Lastly you will visit the healing pools and ancient ruins of Pamukkale and then fly back to Istanbul.

Highlights

  • iconStay in hand-picked, centrally located and authentic 5 & 4-Star hotels
  • iconVisit Topkapi Palace, or the Seraglio, a large museum in the east of the Fatih district of Istanbul
  • iconVisit the historical heartlands of Turkey, including the shores of Gallipoli
  • iconSwim in the revitalising, mineral rich waters of Pamukkale and explore the Cotton Castle landscapes
  • iconExperience bucket-list moments with optional activities such as floating over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia in a Hot Air Balloon

Places You'll See

Countries:
Pamukkale
Gallipoli
Cappadocia
Topkapi Palace

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel, Ottoman Legacy – 5 Star

Meals: 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

icon Day 2 : Istanbul, Old City Tour

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel, Ottoman Legacy – 5 Star

Meals: 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

icon Day 3 : Istanbul, Gallipoli

Location: Istanbul, Gelibolu

Accommodation: Hotel, Kolin - 5 Star

Meals: 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 Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair Sightseeing of War Trenches

icon Day 4 : Troy, Kusadasi

Location: Troy, Kuşadası

Accommodation: Hotel, Marina - 4 Star

Meals: 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

icon Day 5 : Ephesus, Fethiye

Location: Ephesus, Fethiye

Accommodation: Hotel, Greenland - 4 Star

Meals: 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

icon Day 6 : Fethiye, Saklıkent, Oludeniz

Location: Fethiye, Saklıkent, Ölüdeniz

Accommodation: Hotel, Greenland - 4 Star

Meals: 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

icon Day 7 : Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye

Location: Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye

Accommodation: Hotel, Greenland - 4 Star

Meals: 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 Mudbath Iztuzu Beach Entrance Fees Mud Bath - 8 TL Iztuzu Beach - 1 TL

icon Day 8 : Fethiye, Pamukkale

Location: Fethiye, Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel, Hierapark - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

IIt'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

icon Day 9 : Pamukkale, Cappodocia

Location: Pamukkale, Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel, Avrasya - 4 Star

Meals: 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

icon Day 10 : Cappadocia, Istanbul (By Flight)

Location: Cappadocia, İstanbul

Meals: Breakfast

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. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly. Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    5 and 4 star hotels

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    Flight

    Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.

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    Airport Transfer

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

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    Guide

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism

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    Transportation

    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Dalyan boat trip | Domestic flight from Capadocia to Istanbul

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts | 7 dinners

What's Not Included

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Tips & gestures

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    Entrance fees to the sights and museums

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    Meals not stated in the itinerary

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    Any flights

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    Optional activities

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    Other services not stated in the itinerary

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    Visa fees

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    Travel insurance

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

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    Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a deposit of 60 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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