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The Essential Turkey tour starts and ends in Istanbul. The Essential Turkey is a City Sightseeing tour that takes 9 days taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and other destinations in Turkey.

Essential Turkey tour combines history and culture, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as
a vibrant and welcoming tradition. Begin your trip roaming the palaces, bazaars and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizzare as you explore otherwordly Cappadocia, impressive ancient wonders of Pergamum & Ephesus and the natural treasures of Pamukkale.
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“Touring Turkey for 9 days was amazing. Beautiful country! Good people and amazing food .
Very happy with my tour with travel talk . Everything was great and our tour guide cavin was everything you could wish for !!”
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At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide. Listen up for a fast and informal meeting with the leader including registration and a short brief about the adventures ahead and some country info.
After breakfast we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We stroll through the old town visiting Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum.
Included Activities
  • Istanbul Guided City Tour
Optional Activities
  • Bosphorus Cruise
Today we depart Istanbul for the shores of Gallipoli. We visit all the important memorial sites in the region including Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
Included Activities
  • Gallipoli Sightseeing
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast we head to the ancient city of Troy, the setting of Homer's epic, Iliad, involving a giant wooden horse. We then continue to Pergamum and the remains of the Asklepion. In the evening we arrive in Kusadasi.
Included Activities
  • Troy Sightseeing, Pergamum/Asklepion Sightseeing
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus, will be our first stop. In the afternoon we depart for Pamukkale and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, which was the cure centre founded in around 160 BC by the king of Pergamum. Our day continues as we take in the unusual and beautiful landscape of the “Cotton Castle”.
Included Activities
  • Ephesus & Pamukkale Sightseeing
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Today we depart for Cappadocia where we visit the world famous Underground City. A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders, characterized by fairy chimneys and unique historical and cultural heritage. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Included Activities
  • Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley Sightseeing
Optional Activities
  • Turkish Bath
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast we begin exploring all the important sights in Cappadocia including the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley. We will end the day with a visit to local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art.
Included Activities
  • Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley Sightseeing
Optional Activities
  • Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Night
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
This morning we visit the dramatically beautiful Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening.
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
Accommodation
  • 5 and 4 star hotels
Meals
  • 8 breakfasts | 5 dinners
Transportation
  • Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
Airport Transfer
  • From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)
Guide
  • Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • 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
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential Turkey tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Istanbul, Turkey/ Istanbul, Turkey
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Payment

A deposit of 76 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 17 September 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Essential 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 Essential 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.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Turkey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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