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Essential Turkey - Travel Talk
Essential Turkey - Travel Talk
Minah "This was easily one of the best weeks of my life. I saw everything in Turkey I had been dreaming of and my tour with Travel Talk exceeded my expectations. I was lucky enough to be with the loveliest group of people and the accommodation and coach transport was such good quality. Yavuz was the best tour guide ever, he was very passionate about Turkey, taught us so much about the culture and was sup..."
Excellent
61 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
+8 Destinations
Western Turkey
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the tiled Blue Mosque
  • Stop in Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI
  • Discover ancient Troy, the setting of Homer's epic tale
  • Fall in love with the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia
  • Seek out delicious Turkish delicacies in Istanbul
  • Hear the Call to Prayer echo through the streets
Age range
18 to 40 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
46
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Travel Talk
Start and end in Istanbul! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential Turkey, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 8 other destinations in Turkey. Essential Turkey includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Istanbul
  2. Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
  3. Day 3: Gallipoli
  4. Day 4: Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi
  5. Day 5: Ephesus, Pamukkale
  6. Day 6: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
  7. Day 7: Cappadocia
  8. Day 8: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Istanbul
  9. Day 9: Istanbul

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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 Excellent by past passengers

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

61 Reviews

Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Average
3%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
0%
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  • Written on November 11, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was a great tour with a great guide who provided us with the info we needed at all times.

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  • Written on November 11, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Mustafa our guide was fantastic and the tour went to all the places on my bucket list!

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 3
    Written on November 9, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Coach was new and comfortable Best hotel was Pamukkale but only stayed there one night Lots of ruins seen Guide was funny Make sure you add extra days to see Istanbul as one day is not enough Pamukkale disappointing-water was not raised and came a day... Read more

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 4
    Written on November 4, 2019
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Long bus rides without water providing. Included breakfast and dinner at hotels were bland and not many selections.

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  • A
    Written on October 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Uhhh everything about this tour was great with Sameh. He is a very knowledgeable man and has a genuine passion for history. Everytime Sameh would speak about Egypt he would do so with pride and detail. Was very impressed and would recommend. Thanks again

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  • Written on October 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Really great tour with an excellent guide

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 7
    Written on October 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    I did Essential Turkey tour last May with Yavuz. He was just amazing, such a happy and helpful guide. The itinerary was very good and we covered so many good places, worth visiting in Turkey. I would recommend to travel with them!

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 8
    Written on October 14, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The 9 days essential turkey tour was a great experience. Very well organized, beautiful places visited. Aykut our guide, best guide ever! He was fantastic! Very funny, sociable and entertaining. He contributed to make the entire tour a really good... Read more

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 9
    Written on October 9, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Mustafa absolutely could not have done more for us. He made the whole trip for me very good and was so accommodating and helpful and questions he would give you all the information. Accomodation was great and the places we went to were amazing especially... Read more

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  • M
    Written on July 29, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was easily one of the best weeks of my life. I saw everything in Turkey I had been dreaming of and my tour with Travel Talk exceeded my expectations. I was lucky enough to be with the loveliest group of people and the accommodation and coach transport... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast on the last day of the tour at Ottoman Hotel Imperial in Istanbul. It's now time to say goodbye to your new friends and check-out of the hotel at 11 am. Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour generally starts from the Ottoman Hotel Imperial in Istanbul. As the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as they pick you up from the airport and take you to their Istanbul hotel. There is an informal meeting planned for the evening at approximately 6:00 pm so we recommend arriving beforehand so you can meet your group.

      Please note that the joining point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Group Dinner
      Bosphorus Cruise
      Turkish Bath
      Hot Air Ballooning
      Turkish Night

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and that pricing will be available with your finalised travel documents.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

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    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.

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    Location
    Start and end in Istanbul.
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    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 $120 is required to confirm your booking with Travel Talk. 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 65 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
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Travel Talk. Please familiarise yourself with the Travel Talk payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Travel Talk will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    The following cards are accepted for Travel Talk 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 1,822 km.
    • Istanbul (Turkey)
    • 205 km
    • Gallipoli (Turkey)
    • 68 km
    • Troy (Turkey)
    • 122 km
    • Pergamum (Turkey)
    • 140 km
    • Kusadasi (Turkey)
    • 14 km
    • Ephesus (Turkey)
    • 149 km
    • Pamukkale (Turkey)
    • 507 km
    • Cappadocia (Turkey)
    • 66 km
    • Ihlara (Turkey)
    • 550 km
    • Istanbul (Turkey)

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