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Essential Turkey

Essential Turkey - Intrepid Travel
Essential Turkey - Intrepid Travel
Excellent
21 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
+6
Ends
Antalya
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Highlights

Start in Istanbul and end in Antalya! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential Turkey, you have a 11 day tour package taking you from Istanbul to Antalya and through Istanbul, Turkey and 7 other destinations in Turkey. Essential Turkey is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 29 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Sailing
Operator
Intrepid Travel

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Istanbul
  2. Day 2: Canakkale
  3. Day 3: Ayvalik
  4. Day 4: Selcuk
  5. Day 5: Pamukkale
  6. Day 6: Fethiye
  7. Day 7: Faralya
  8. Day 8: Southern Coast Sailing
  9. Day 9: Southern Coast Sailing
  10. Day 10: Antalya
  11. Day 11: Antalya

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

21 Reviews

Excellent
71%
Good
10%
Average
14%
Rather Poor
5%
Bad
0%
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  • Written on October 2, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Simply amazing! The guide, destinations, and experience was truly magical!

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  • D
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.8 - Excellent

    Whilst the trip was 1/1 for destinations and organisation, our trip leader Mithat was phenomenal, he made Turkey one of the most amazing trips we could possibly hope for, i'll recomend this trip to everyone I meet if all your guides are even half as good.

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  • L
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our trip leader was amazing! He was so knowledgable and really made the trip excellent

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  • C
    Written on September 18, 2019
    3.2 - Good

    After having an amazing experience with Geckos and several other tour companies, as well as watching the Flying the Nest series on this tour we were excited. What we actually had was an extremely rushed, disorganised and boring tour. The tour leader was... Read more

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  • A
    Written on September 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Felt like an authentic travel experience. You get to see the real Turkey. Excellent travel guide (Gulce). Loved every minute of it!

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  • J
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.2 - Excellent

    Gulce was an excellent tour guide.

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  • A
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.8 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed traveling this way. It really made me feel connected to the local community and Turkey. Sefa was an amazing tour guide, not only for his preparation and passion for history, but also for going above and beyond helping us with everything and... Read more

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  • A
    Written on September 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sefa Uz, the tour guide, was absolutely amazing. Could not have had a better intro to Turkey - was very efficient, had an excellent energy, and had a lot of really interesting information about the trip. The itinerary was also very diverse and we got to see... Read more

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  • A
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was great and the price was very reasonable. Our guide Sefa Uz worked very hard to make sure our needs and wants were met along the way.

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  • G
    Written on September 18, 2019
    4.8 - Excellent

    The responsible travel ethos, and the amazing tour guide I had.

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Questions & Answers

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About the countries

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Plugs & Adapters

Turkey

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Istanbul is the starting point and Antalya is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 18 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 January 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
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Payment methods
The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 958 km.
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 240 km
  • Canakkale (Turkey)
  • 95 km
  • Ayvalik (Turkey)
  • 164 km
  • Selcuk (Turkey)
  • 153 km
  • Pamukkale (Turkey)
  • 145 km
  • Fethiye (Turkey)
  • 14 km
  • Faralya (Turkey)
  • 147 km
  • Antalya (Turkey)

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