Best of Turkey

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the unique traditions and mysticism of Rumi’s Mevlevi Order at its birthplace of Konya, and watch the devout whirling dervishes act out a hypnotic sema performance in Bursa.
  • Explore thousands of years of history hidden within the remarkable ruins of Ephesus, and have an exclusive tasting of the local produce in the Turkish mountain village of Sirince.
  • Wade through the magical hot springs at Pamukkale and uncover the streets of Hierapolis that Cleopatra once walked with your small group.
  • In Kas, discover a whole new level of relaxation on board a traditional Turkish gulet with an included coastal cruise on the crystalclear waters of the Mediterranean.
The Best Of Turkey trip starts from and ends in Istanbul. It is a city sightseeing tour that takes 15 days taking you through Kayakoy, Kas, Istanbul and 6 other destinations in Turkey. Best Of Turkey is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Get your Turkish delights on a 15-day Istanbul round-trip adventure. It’s a mix of ancient ruins and modern cities, Islamic mysticism and Ottoman influence, inland discoveries and coastal cruising, and everything in between. Get lost in a traditional sema performance of whirling dervishes in Bursa, unlock the secrets of the ancient city of Ephesus, admire Oludeniz’s Blue Lagoon from high up on a mountain hike, and swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean on a traditional gulet cruise from Kas. From the winding laneways of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to the to the bizarre landscapes of Cappadocia, take the plunge and discover a new way of experiencing Turkey.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Istanbul
  • Day 2: Bursa
  • Day 3: Selcuk
  • Day 4: Selcuk
  • Day 5: Pamukkale
  • Day 6: Kayakoy
  • Day 7: Kayakoy
  • Day 8: Kas
  • Day 9: Kas
  • Day 10: Antalya
  • Day 11: Konya
  • Day 12: Goreme
  • Day 13: Goreme
  • Day 14: Goreme
  • Day 15: Istanbul
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Accommodation
  • Hotel (13 nights), Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner
Transport
  • Private Bus , Public Bus , Train , Dolmus , Gulet , Plane
Included Activities
  • Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour
  • Bursa - Dervish Lodge Visit
  • Ephesus - archaeological site
  • Selcuk - Gozleme making demonstration and lunch
  • Selcuk - Sultankoy Village Carpet Weaving
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park
  • Kayakoy- Ghost Village
  • Lycian Way - Hike from Kayakoy to Oludeniz
  • Kas - Leader led orientation walk
  • Kas - Handicraft market
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Goreme - Valley walk
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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 Best of Turkey tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Turkey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 26 July 2020 full payment is required.

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.

Visa

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.

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