- City sightseeing
- Local culture
- Museum and gallery visits
- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 15 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 1-95 yrs
- max group size 15
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-4991
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus.
- Marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia.
- Enjoy dinner in a local family home.
- Relax on an afternoon boat trip.
- Live like a local in a Turkish village.
This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.
Day 1: Istanbul
Day 2: Istanbul/Bolu
Day 3: Bolu/Cappadocia
Day 4: Cappadocia
Day 5: Cappadocia
Day 6: Cappadocia/Konya
Day 7: Konya/Antalya
Day 8: Antalya/Kekova
Day 9: Kekova/Kaş
Day 10: Kaş/Selçuk
Day 11: Selçuk
Day 12: Selçuk/Ayvalık
Day 13: Ayvalık/Çanakkale
Day 14: Çanakkale/Istanbul
Day 15: Istanbul
- Hotels (13 nts), simple village homestay (1 nt).
14 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Note: Allow USD275-360 for meals not included.
- Private air-conditioned van, boat, walking.
- CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
- Your G for Good Moment: Güneysinir Community Park
- Your G for Good Moment: Çöp(m)adam Visit
- Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
- Your Local Living Moment: Dinner with Local Family
- Your Local Living Moment: Turkish Village Homestay
- Istanbul city walking tour
- Visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum
- Underground city exploration
- Afternoon boat trip (Mediterranean sea
- weather permitting)
- Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk
- Ephesus entrance and visit
- Ottoman mansion stay
- Troy entrance and guided visit
- Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Any international flights to/from Istanbul are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Absolute Turkey tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
- Protected Travel within your own bubble.
- Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
- Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
- Earn US$ 59+ in travel credits.
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- No credit card or booking fees.
- 100% financial protection.
- Carbon neutral tours.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Absolute Turkey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 04 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 December 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Absolute Turkey tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Absolute Turkey tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.Age Requirement
minimum 12 years oldDoes this trip suit me?
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
- This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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