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Essential Turkey - Travel Talk
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John "I had an excellent experience on this tour, our guide Yavuz was outstanding, he knows so much about his country , shows how good of a guide he is, he looks after you to make sure you receive the best experience while you're travelling around Turkey. I was very surprised about the hotels, they are top class, good quality hotels.Hot air balloon in Cappadocia is a must attraction to do, yes you do wa..."
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11 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
+8 Destinations
Western Turkey
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Visit the buzzing metropolis of Istanbul
  • Discover the famous Underground City
  • Explore Gallipoli’s war memorials
  • Experience the ancient city of Troy
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Istanbul! With the coach/bus 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.

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  • SG
    Written on October 5, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Turkey was amazing, and our guide Yevuz was brilliant and knew his stuff. He went out of the way to help you and never seemed annoyed or frustrated. Beware the travel times are long on the 9 day tour and if you are on a budget make sure to find out the cost of all tye extras like entrance fees and optional activities because they can mount up. We were able to try a range of delicious local foods, and experiences like the turkish bath were fascinating, but not for the bashful! Pammukalle was my highlight and something I will never forget, I hope thos attraction will be preserved for years to come and hot air ballooning is a must for everyone, cappadocia is somewhere i would love to return to one day. Overall travel talk were really kind and helpful, they are efficient and if you need any help dont be afraid to ask even if it seems hopeless, believe me, they work miracles.
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  • AS
    Written on August 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Went on a week tour of Turkey: amazing!! The tour leader was very kind, knowledgeable, tried to help everyone if something wrong happened.. The hotel where we stayed were impressive & with local food. We as group went to have a meal in a family house and everything was great. I can only recommend this tour with Yavuz Kirikci!!
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  • DS
    Written on June 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was amazing. The hotels we stayed in were beautiful. The guide Yousif (also goes by Kev and Joseph) was amazing, very funny, knowledgeable and spoke great English. I would highly recommend this tour as interesting with huge range of sites/scenery covered and great value for money!
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  • ME
    Written on May 24, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Overall it was good trip that covered a lot in a short space of time. The tour guide was very helpful and worked hard to accommodate all the groups neesd. The Cappacodia accommodation was special but the other hotels were disappointing. Some were run down and others had food that was unappetising. The bus driver is to be commended on his driving skills but his non existent English made rapport with him difficult. The bus was not comfortable enough for the distance travelled and the seat rotation was ignored by a couple of people in the group, to the detriment of a fellow passenger who was ill throughout the tour. She had to sit on the single row seat which made the journey arduous and uncomfortable for a person in her condition. I feel more should have been made to secure comfortable seating for her, for at least a part of the trip. We needlessly woke up early on the second day in Cappadocia in order to attempt air ballooning. The weather was obviously wet !
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Mouzayan, , thank you for your review, we value all our customer’s feedback to deliver the best service to our passengers as possible. In regards to your accommodation query, we stay at minimum 4 * Hotels and some 5 * hotels throughout the Essential Turkey tour, they are all rated highly on all review sites, we choose all our hotels based on location, cleanliness , service and quality. In respect to waking up early for the hot air ballooning , this is an optional activity , if a passenger chooses not to attend no problem they just stay in their hotel room. Unfortunately we cannot control the weather conditions, if the weather is not suitable for ballooning than it's cancelled until the following day, the early wake call is for to catch the sun rise over Cappadocia. Once again thank you for your feedback.
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  • AE
    Written on May 24, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Great taste of all important sites of turkey. Very knowledgeable guide (yavuz) always accomodating to our needs.
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  • CR
    Written on February 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was an amazing experience. Turkey has a lot to offer and I am so glad that I have taken this tour. It is all what I expected! The tour guide Mustafa is great and provided a lot of great information about the places we've been to. Thank you and will definitely consider using tour radar and travel talk in my next adventure.
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  • J
    Written on October 29, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had an amazing tour of our life time. Kevin our tour guide gave us lots of information about Turkey. My opinion about Turkey has been changed completely. I'll recommend Turkey and Travel Talk to my friends. Thank you Kevin and Travel Talk.
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  • A
    Written on October 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour, everything was well planned. Our guide was so informative and helpful. I will definitely recommend this tour to friends. Thank you guys :)
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  • J
    Written on July 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an excellent experience on this tour, our guide Yavuz was outstanding, he knows so much about his country , shows how good of a guide he is, he looks after you to make sure you receive the best experience while you're travelling around Turkey. I was very surprised about the hotels, they are top class, good quality hotels.Hot air balloon in Cappadocia is a must attraction to do, yes you do wake up very early in the morning , believe me it's worth it.
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  • LA
    Written on November 24, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    A very nice experience to know Turkey, the culture, the food and the amazing sightseeing! The guide was very informative and nice person. Definitely, I do recommend it!
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  • Day 1: Istanbul
  • Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
  • Day 3: Gallipoli
  • Day 4: Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi
  • Day 5: Ephesus, Pamukkale
  • Day 6: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
  • Day 7: Cappadocia
  • Day 8: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Istanbul
  • Day 9: Istanbul

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Questions & Answers

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    • April 1, 2017

      Are there any airport transfers?

      We do have complementary airport transfers for the flights arriving to Istanbul between 05:30 am until 23:30pm on the first day of the tour.

    • April 1, 2017

      Where would be this tour's meeting point?

      The meeting point is the arrival hotel called Ottoman Imperial.

    • April 1, 2017

      Are there any airport transfers available?

      Our complimentary airport transfers are available from the airports with a valid flight number, on the first day of the tour from 05:30am until 23:30pm.

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    About the countries

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    Vaccinations

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    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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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $120 to confirm this Travel Talk booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 December 2017 the full payment of $535 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $535 for Essential Turkey, but the deposit of $120 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    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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