Best of Turkey

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Cappadocia , Turkey
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  • A moving visit to the WW1 battleground of Gallipoli
  • Explore the spectacular and dramatic landscapes of Cappadocia including Red Valley and White Valley
  • Tour of the ancient city of Ephesus and Troy
  • Cruise to Kekova Islands along the Mediterranean coast
Start in Istanbul and end in Cappadocia, the Best Of Turkey trip is a guided adventure trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Fethiye, Antalya, Gallipoli Peninsula and 6 other destinations in Turkey. Best Of Turkey is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

A journey capturing the cultural pulse of Turkey. We combine the classic highlights with forays into some of the country's more unusual places. In Istanbul we explore the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque, before we journey to the historical cities of Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Then we have the opportunity to swim in the clear Aegean waters while discovering the ancient towns of Fethiye, Antalya, Kas and Kekova that characterise this exquisite coastline. Konya, known for its Whirling Dervishes, is next on the itinerary before we head to Cappadocia, famous for the underground cities and extraordinary rock formations scattered throughout the Goreme Valley, where we conclude this fascinating trip.
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Based on 558 reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 05 2018
“I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, having previously climbed Kilimanjaro, I had an idea of the conditions I could expect as I gained altitude. I did train harder than for previous treks. I was the only Brit with 12 Australians and thoroughly enjoyed their company, a good mixed group that all got on well together. I chose World Ex. as all meals were provided on the trek, a good decision for me. The kit supplied, and tents with camp beds was a bonus, better than previous organised treks with different operators. Unfortunately due to cloud at Kathmandu airport we all had to fly to Lukla by helicopter to start the trek. An extra payment in US dollars had to be paid at this point, my travel insurance company is saying I am not covered, a covering letter from WE was provided to all on the trek. I can only suggest reading the small print to ensure any additional transport cost DURING THE TREK is covered. Our trek leader Subal was brilliant, as were his assistants and all the team. Subal helped us complete this trek by monitoring everyone, with his comprehensive experience and medical kit we all completed the trek, no one helicoptered out, unlike other groups we chatted to. The trek length helped us to get used to the altitude, but lack of oxygen as we got higher affected us all, again, monitored by Subal and the guides, the pace was adjusted to suit our group. My tips, train before going, very cold when sun was not shining and at night, make sure your water bottles can be filled with boiling water and use as hot water bottles, changing currency in Kathmandu, and Namche Bazaar is easy, Aus and US dollars, Euro and UK pound. Tips for the team was sorted before the end of trek, have cash available. A thoroughly enjoyable trip, I am still processing my achievement as I sort my photo's.”
Review for another World Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 14 2019
“Generally, we really enjoyed the trip & think that World Expeditions did a great job on what was a truly fascinating trip.”
Review for another World Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 08 2018
“World Expeditions capacity to arrange competitive travel arrangements including management of late changes was great. Trek information was good including preparation programs.”
  • Day 1 : Join Istanbul
  • Day 2 : In Istanbul
  • Day 3 : To Gallipoli, ferry to Canakkale
  • Day 4 : Drive to Selcuk, en route visit Troy
  • Day 5 : Explore Ephesus
  • Day 6 : Visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis, transfer to Fethiye
  • Day 7 : Day walk from Kayakoy to Oludeniz, drive to Kas
  • Day 8 : Cruise to Kekova Islands
  • Day 9 : To Antalya, en route visit ancient Myra and Phaselis
  • Day 10 : To Konya and Cappadocia
  • Day 11 : Cappadocia - Goreme Open Air Museum, Meskendir Valley, Red & Rose Valleys
  • Day 12 : Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Canyon and Selime Monastery
  • Day 13 : Cappadocia - Uchisar, White Valley, Cavusin Zelve Monastery, Pasabaglari
  • Day 14 : Trip concludes in Cappadocia
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  • 2 to 3 star hotels on a twinshare basis with private facilities
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) on Day 1 only
  • Private transportation
  • Expert English speaking guide throughout
  • Day cruise Kekova Islands
  • Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Arrival transfers (from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, or on any day other than Day 1) and departure transfers - ask us for additional costs
  • Transport other than that stated in the itinerary
  • Additional sightseeing, entrance fees and meals other than that stated
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as beverages, phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Turkey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of 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.


For this Best of 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

Twin Share room may not always be available for solo travelers, as it depends on each individual tour departure. If Twin Share room is not available for the departure you have booked, we will let you know.

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