Turkey Encompassed

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-3124
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spend three nights staying in the incredible region of Cappadocia, explore the caves, chimneys and the honeycombed terrain of this fascinating place.
  • Discover the iconic sites of Gallipoli, Ephesus and Pamukkale with your locally-based leader by your side to teach you all about the history and culture intertwined here.
  • Be welcomed into a local cave home and treated to a special home-cooked lunch prepared by your host. Tuck into delicious food and friendly conversations and top off your meal with a bite of traditional Turkish delight.
  • Rub shoulders with friendly locals during a relaxing boat cruise through a series of picturesque islands and enjoy another homemade Turkish lunch with your hosts on board.
  • Marvel at Istanbul's most revered sites during a guided walk where you'll discover the 17th century Blue Mosque, and head to the ancient Hippodrome to see intriguing monuments like the Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.
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The "Turkey Encompassed" tour starts from and ends in Istanbul. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 15 days taking you through Istanbul, Antalya, Selçuk and 6 other destinations in Turkey. "Turkey Encompassed" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Experience the stunning sights and tantalising tastes of Turkey on this two-week adventure that takes in all the highlights and then some. Become acquainted with illustrious Istanbul, behold landscapes like no other around Cappadocia and sail the all-too-pretty islands off Kekova. Marvel at the ancient ruins of Ephesus, settle in for a spectacular soaking in Pamukkale’s thermal hot springs and reflect on the tragedies and gallantries that took place along Gallipoli’s windswept peninsula. Brimming with history, bustling with progress and bursting with flavour, Turkey intrigues and delights at every turn of this perfectly paced small group adventure.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Istanbul
  • Day 2: Beypazari
  • Day 3: Goreme
  • Day 4: Goreme
  • Day 5: Goreme
  • Day 6: Konya
  • Day 7: Antalya
  • Day 8: Kas
  • Day 9: Kas
  • Day 10: Pamukkale
  • Day 11: Selcuk
  • Day 12: Selcuk
  • Day 13: Canakkale
  • Day 14: Gallipoli / Istanbul
  • Day 15: Istanbul
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (14 nights)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
Transport
  • Private Bus , Boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque Visit
  • Istanbul - City Tour
  • Beypazari - Yasayan Muze (Living Museum of Beypazari)
  • Cappadocia - Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration
  • Cappadocia - Pasabag and Devrent Valley walk
  • Cappadocia - Home-cooked lunch
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City
  • Antalya - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Antalya - Kaleici visit
  • Antalya - Antalya Museum
  • Kas - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Kas - Sailing trip with seafood lunch
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis and Travertines National Park
  • Selcuk - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Sirince - Village visit and fruit wine tasting
  • Ephesus - Archaeological site visit
  • Selcuk - Gozleme making demonstration and lunch
  • Canakkale - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields visit
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 Encompassed tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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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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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Turkey Encompassed 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

For any tour departures within 15 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 September 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Turkey Encompassed tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Turkey Encompassed 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.

Is this trip right for you
  • This trip covers a lot in two weeks, so there are some long travel days, however all travel is in comfortable air-conditioned private buses, stops are frequent, and the scenery is superb. Please refer to the Itinerary for travel durations.
  • You will need sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a day pack to explore the historical sites. All site tours are guided but you can wander at your own pace if you prefer.
  • Don’t underestimate the weather at any time of year in Turkey. In the summer months, heat can be extreme. In winter months, some travellers have been surprised at how low the temperatures go. A hat, sunscreen, and clothing that can be layered will serve you well year-round.
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