Best of Turkey by Land Small Group

Start: Istanbul Finish: Istanbul

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


Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour Operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 12 - 12

Age range: 18-40 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1894 $1042

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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. Discover the ancient wonders of Turkey in our 12 day Best of Turkey by Land tour. Embrace the culture and history of Istanbul & Gallipoli, ride through the magnificent Aegean Coast and in-land wonders of Anatolia. Start your tour exploring the magnificent museums and mosques of Istanbul and then travel south along the Aegean Coast, capturing wonderful visions of ancient cities. After, we’ll head inland to experience the incredible natural marvels of fairy chimney formations in Cappadocia.

Highlights

  • iconEnjoy the pristine bays and turqouise waters of Fethiye, visit the natural wonderland of Saklikent Gorge and take a boat trip to Dalyan along caretta.
  • iconFeel the beating heart of Istanbul in the old town beside monumental landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia.
  • iconExplore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus delving into ancient times and soak in the gorgeous Library of Celsus.
  • iconVisit the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen during one of the greatest battles & famous ancient cities in Anatolia; Troy,Asklepion and Cappadocia.
  • iconWalk among cottonlike pools of travertine in Pamukkale and soak in the magical landscape.
  • iconCappadocia with options for an unforgettable hot-air ballooning adventure and Turkish Bath.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Istanbul
Gallipoli
Kusadasi
Ephesus
Fethiye

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Istanbul

Location: Istanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star

Meals: No Meals

Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled 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.

icon Day 2 : Istanbul

Location: Istanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 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.

icon Day 3 : Gallipoli

Location: Gelibolu

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kolin Hotel - 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.

icon Day 4 : Troy, Kusadasi

Location: Troy, Kuşadası

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Marina Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You may have 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 seaside town of Kusadasi.

icon Day 5 : Ephesus, Fethiye

Location: Ephesus, Fethiye

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 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.

icon Day 6 : Fethiye,Saklıkent,Oludeniz

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 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.

icon Day 7 : Dalyan, Fethiye

Location: Dalyan, Fethiye

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 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

icon Day 8 : Pamukkale

Location: Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: 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.

icon Day 9 : Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel - 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).

icon Day 10 : Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: 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.

icon Day 11 : Ihlara, Istanbul

Location: Ihlara, İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star

Meals: Breakfast

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

icon Day 12 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Meals: 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

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    Meals

    11 breakfasts | 8 dinners

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    Fully Guided

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    Guide

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

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    Airport Transfer

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

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    Transportation

    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Dalyan boat trip

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    Accommodation

    5 and 4 star hotels

What's Not Included

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    Entrance Fees

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Any flights

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    Visa fees

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    Travel insurance

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    Optional activities

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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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