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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 10
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • 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.
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  • 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
Starting and ending in Istanbul, the "Turkey In Depth" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Selçuk, Kas, Ankara and 8 other destinations in Turkey. "Turkey In Depth" is a small group trip which 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
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 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)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Ferry
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
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 Turkey in Depth tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Gary
  • On Dec 10 2020
5 - Excellent
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
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
Excellent
Keep this in your brochure I'll be recommending to my travelling friends
  • Lesley
  • On Aug 10 2020
5 - Excellent
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.
Request a private and/or personalized departure To design a private tour, we'll ask you some more information in the following steps.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

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.

Payment

For any tour departures within 02 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 February 2023, 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.

Visa

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 much does a tour to Turkey cost?

    Turkey remains one of the most affordable destinations of its kind. A quick five-day tour will cost around USD 800, while a more comprehensive two-week tour will cost around USD 2,000.

  • What is the best time to visit Turkey?

    The peak tourist season is from June to August but the best time to visit Turkey is the shoulder seasons between April and May and September and October. These months have the best weather and fewer crowds.

  • How many days should I spend on a visit to Turkey?

    There is enough to do in Turkey for weeks on end, but a visit between a week and 10-days is the perfect amount of time. For more information, check out our article on how many days to spend in Turkey.

  • Where should I visit in Turkey as a first time visitor?

    There is no shortage of things to see in Turkey, but there are many places to visit in Turkey. Cappadocia and Ephesus are two of the best places to see in Turkey, while Istanbul completes the trifecta of must-visit locations. Add a visit to Pamukkale and the Mediterranean coast into the mix and you have a well-rounded holiday.

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