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Turkey in Depth

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5 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • minimum participants 12
  • age requirement 16- yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17425
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore Turkey's highlights on this comprehensive two week trip
  • Visit famous GrecoRoman sites, enjoy vibrant cities and relax on the stunning coastline
  • Discover Cappadocia's unusual landscape, underground cities and rockcut churches
The "Turkey In Depth" trip starts from and ends in Istanbul. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 15 days taking you through Pamukkale, Selçuk and Ephesus in Turkey. "Turkey In Depth" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Turkey is a country of contrasting landscapes and immense cultural riches. This all-encompassing trip takes-in Istanbul, the impressive ancient sites of Aphrodisias and Ephesus, the unusual terraces of Pamukkale, and visits the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli.

Cappadocia - Explore the fairy-tale chimneys and rock carved cave dwellings

Gallipoli - Discover the poignant World War I memorials including the Lone Pine Cemetery

Turquoise Coast - Take a tranquil boat ride through the reeds to Caunos and swim at Iztuzu Beach
  • Day 1 : Join trip in Istanbul
  • Day 2 : Full day tour of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia and a trip across the Bosphorus to Kadikoy
  • Day 3 : Travel to Ankara; visit Ataturk's Mausoleum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations
  • Day 4 : Visit Hacibektas Museum en route to Urgup; see Kaymakli underground city
  • Day 5 : Full day in Cappadocia
  • Day 6 : Konya, home to the Whirling Dervishes en route to Antalya
  • Day 7 : Journey to Kas via the ancient town of Olympos
  • Day 8 : In Kas with the chance to sea kayak or visit Xanthos
  • Day 9 : Boat ride to Caunos and Iztuzu Beach; arrive in Dalyan
  • Day 10 : Visit the ancient sites of Pamukkale and Hierapolis
  • Day 11 : Visit Aphrodisias Greco-Roman site; arrive in Selcuk
  • Day 12 : Explore Ephesus; chance to visit Selcuk Museum
  • Day 13 : See Pergamum Acropolis and Troy en route to Canakkale
  • Day 14 : Travel to the Gallipoli Battlefields; return to Istanbul
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Istanbul
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • Monaco Hotel (3 nights)
  • Angrand Hotel (1 night)
  • Sobek Stone House (2 nights)
  • Hotel Ant Royal (1 night)
  • Kekova Hotel (2 nights)
  • Metin Hotel (1 night)
  • Lycus River Hotel (1 night)
  • Cenka Hotel (2 nights)
  • Canak Hotel (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Ferry
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • 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 Turkey in Depth tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Gary
  • On Dec 10 2020
5 - Excellent
thanks for running trip, was not a trip i planned but needed to get away somewhere. keep smiling and keep safe.
  • Hazel
  • On Sep 10 2020
5 - Excellent
There are so many highlights on this trip, and it is so varied that there was something for everyone, everyday. Our Leader was happy for us to do our own thing, if we wanted, with no presuure.
  • Patricia
  • On Sep 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Keep this in your brochure I'll be recommending to my travelling friends
  • Lesley
  • On Aug 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Extremely good value trip with highlights every day
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • 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.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Turkey in Depth tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 27 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 November 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Turkey in Depth 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 Turkey in Depth 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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